Plex Adds DVR Support

In what’s the best news in a decade for DYI DVRers, Plex announced it has added a native DVR feature that will support HDHomeruns. What this means is you’ll be able to setup and HDHomerun,  and have Plex record your TV for you, automatically putting recorded shows into your Plex Library. Plex is using Gracenotes database […]

Android Apps on your Chromebook

It looks like Google has made build 53 available for the Chromebook Flip (and probably a couple other devices). This means you can now run Android Apps and the Google Play Store natively on your Chromebook Flip.  Early tests are a bit buggy on the Flip, which is to be expected as this is still […]

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus – What’s New

On the eve of Ubuntu 16.04 (beta) dropping, here are the major changes you can expect in the new version. Ubuntu Software Center is dead: Ubuntu is switching instead to the much more refined Gnome software center. Empathy and Brasero have been removed from the default image. You can of course, still download and install […]

Top 5 Tech Reads of the Week

Have some free time? Here are a few of my favorite articles of this week: Want a secure browsing experience by default, but still want to use a mainstream browser? – Opening Firefox in private mode by default An excellent read for a developer, or  someone learning development: – I am an imposter Dell […]

An Argument Against the SmartTV

As the first 4k enabled RokuTVs arrive, I find myself asking one question. Why?  Now the obvious answer lies in the math, the RokuTV Insignia went on sale at Best Buy today for 399, you’re not going to be able to beat that price when buying a 4kTV and a 4k enabled Roku separately. However, […]

Kodi v17 – A New Look Headlines What’s New

Kodi, the most popular cross-platform media center is getting a face-lift (or two) to headline it’s new change-set. Kodi has shipped with the theme “Confluence” for about 6 years now, so it’s face-lift will be a welcome change for many users. Kodi will get two new default skins, one for TV’s (named “Estuary”) and another […]