What is HTPC, aka Home Theater PC, and what is it used for?

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This article will be a general introduction to Home Theater PC’s. The amount of specialized knowledge about a HTPC can be overwhelming for someone who simply wants to know what is HTPC. What you’re reading will be a quick overview and guide to what a home theater pc is and what they’re … read more

Slice Media Player – An Innovative New Media Player

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The Slice media player has come to be the center of attention recently since it raised £227,480 of its £90,000 goal on Kickstarter. Slice is tagged as “The user friendly media player with internal storage and a Raspberry Pi heart. Load it with anything, use it anywhere.” What does Slice … read more

2 More Alternatives to Raspberry Pi

More Raspberry Pi

A previous article, 3 Best alternatives to Raspberry Pi in 2014, covered what I consider to be the top contenders for the microcomputer crown. In this article we’ll talk about a couple more possible alternatives to Raspberry Pi – the Banana Pi and Odroid-U3 – both of which have their … read more

Chromecast vs Apple TV – Which is worth your money?

Chromecast Vs Apple Tv

At first glance, this topic of Chromecast vs Apple TV seems straightforward. Android users tend to be drawn toward Chromecast while iPhone users look into Apple TV. It’s actually a bit more involved than that. Both devices have their own strengths and weaknesses. Purely from a sales perspective it seems … read more

3 Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives in 2014

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The Raspberry Pi microcomputer has become a bit of a phenomenon among tech enthusiasts. It comes in at a very reasonable $35 – which makes it easily affordable for almost all DIYers. Spawned from its success however, are many other microcomputers which surpass it in quite a few regards. Even with our … read more