Plexamp released: Plex incubator standalone music player


Plex ranks as one of our favorite media server software options here at htpcBeginner. It’s intuitive to set up while boasting a bevy of features for home theatre buffs. Now, Plex furthers its foray into the media center space with its Winamp-esque music player. With Plexamp released, there’s a Plex … read more

Disney Fox merger: Disney buys 21st Century Fox in massive deal

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With its forthcoming Disney streaming service, as well as ESPN-branded sports streaming offering, Disney continues to dominate. Now, the hugely popular company further changes the entertainment industry. In a massive deal worth over $52 billion in stock, a Disney Fox merger lets Disney buy 21st Century Fox. [Read: 5 Best … read more

FunimationNow Android TV app released

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The Nvidia Shield TV is an excellent device. It’s arguably the top Plex client device and Kodi box available. It’s a capable game streaming gadget, and retro gaming arcade. Plus, with its smart home components, the Shield TV may act as a smart home hub. Until recently, the Shield TV … read more

UE Blast and Megablast gain Alexa functionality

There are loads of smart speaker options, as well as smart artificial intelligence (AI) assistants. Now, UE graces its line of speakers with Alexa integration. The UE Blast and Megablast gain Alexa functionality in a major update. Because of this, the Megablast and Blast offer an affordable, stylish means of … read more

KRACK could cripple smart home Wi-Fi

Don’t panic. Yet. But a major security flaw, KRACK, compromised Wi-Fi routers worldwide. As CNET reports, KRACK could cripple smart home Wi-Fi networks, slamming them the most. [Read: Security flaws found in Insteon and Wink smart home systems: What this means and what you can do] Wi-Fi exploit makes network … read more