WD My Passport Ultra: Think Local Act Dropbox

Local storage is all well and good until a flash flood sweeps through your home or a thief makes off with all your tech goodies; cloud-based storage also has its drawbacks, should you lose your connection to the Web or if Amazon’s servers suddenly collapse under the weight of all your holiday snaps. It’s perhaps … Continue reading WD My Passport Ultra: Think Local Act Dropbox

Acme MP-01 Media Player delivers Oscar-winning performance

Multimedia Players are the next evolutionary step in the home entertainment arena that started decades ago with the humble video player. The Acme MP-01 Portable Media Player is by all accounts an external hard drive that boosts 1TB capacity. By plugging the MP-01 into any compatible TV, you can play both films, programmes and video … Continue reading Acme MP-01 Media Player delivers Oscar-winning performance

myTwonky and Twonky Video for Android

PacketVideo announced recently the release of myTwonky (beta) and Twonky Video for Android. These free products provide the user with easy access to an existing library of music, photos and videos, as well as new content from the Web, whenever and wherever on your Smartphone, PC or Mac. Aww, how thoughtful. Let’s deal with the … Continue reading myTwonky and Twonky Video for Android

Multimedia multitasker – Nero 11

If you want to do anything with multimedia files, whether it’s editing MP3 files, create slideshows, edit video, receiver data from damaged discs and loads more, Nero software seems to be able to do it all. Long gone are the days when all it did was burn data to CDs (although you can still do … Continue reading Multimedia multitasker – Nero 11

AirTies: Dry your hair, cook dinner – and still enjoy a wireless connection

Connected TVs are big news nowadays – with the ability to download videos and catchup TV direct to your TV set, they sound like the perfect multimedia solution. But because our homes are so full of gadgetry (maybe some more than others!) there’s an added problem. Wireless connections can be at the mercy of signals … Continue reading AirTies: Dry your hair, cook dinner – and still enjoy a wireless connection

Digital Stream DPS-1000: Catch-Up TV player … plays catch up

With the digital switch-over in full swing, now has never been a better time for manufacturers to unveil the latest in set-top box technology. In August we had a look at some of the market’s best options for those who hadn’t made the step-up to digital television yet, with the Boxee Box – a hub … Continue reading Digital Stream DPS-1000: Catch-Up TV player … plays catch up

Marmitek Connect350 and Split312: High definition HDMI hubs

Clumsy cable clutter is the often the bane of a living room’s existence. Behind your TV set can be like a clump of Medusa’s Hair – although last time we checked, there usually aren’t any snakes involved. All that is about to change. Marmitek have announced the release of two cable collaters for today’s high … Continue reading Marmitek Connect350 and Split312: High definition HDMI hubs