On Tuesday, security research firm Checkpoint announced that its team had discovered a new vulnerability in numerous media players that allows a hacker to take full control of any device when a malicious subtitle file is used. The firm estimates 200 million people are potentially at risk.
Besides a sleek design or the promise of ridiculous accuracy, there's not much a company can do to differentiate a kitchen scale from the rest of the pack. Or is there? The creators of this kitchen scale think they found the key to woo customers: a built-in full color LCD display for watching videos.
Desperately clinging to a product category that smartphones have all but wiped out, this tiny media player has its sights set on the iPod Shuffle. And it hopes to nip away at its market share with a killer feature—a built-in projector—that only succeeds in making this device even worse.
Doesn't matter if you're looking at a slideshow of vacation photos, streaming a Netflix movie or watching that copy of Hurt Locker you totally didn't torrent, they all look better bigger. So why squeeze your media onto a little monitor when you can stream it to your big-screen with Western Digital's newest media…
When we last surveyed the HD media player landscape, the WD TV Live ended tied for the top spot, qualified only by a few small issues. The TV Live Plus polishes those rough spots and adds Netflix for good measure.
DoubleTwist, that desktop media manager which syncs to a variety of phones and gadgets, has just added a very tidy Android app to the Marketplace. It looks like the best media player app for Android yet.
With a 7" screen and a book-like form factor, the Album2 is well suited for sharing your digital files in a non-digital setting. It was satisfying to hold, simple to navigate and kept the emphasis on content.
Importers take note: This budget priced PMP doesn't look like much, but she has it where it counts. It being price (about $60-$90) and output (1080i via HDMI).
It's a bit pricier than our favorite media player, the O!Play at $144, but the miniaturized Playon!HD from A.C. Ryan does include support for internet streaming services, NAS and USB attached storage along with 1080p.
Lisse quietly updated its MyRace line this week with a conventional 5-in. 720p PMP called the Lisse H10. Let's take a look:
Long the nerd connoisseur's do-it-all media software, Boxee has bigger ambitions. Not just a box. But the conquer-the-whole-world, embedded-on-every-TV kind. And the newest release of Boxee looks mighty capable of doing just that.
LaCie makes design-friendly, premium hard drives. But while it's no surprise that their LaCinema Classic HD looks this attractive, the $250 price is shockingly reasonable.
Boxee's post on the box has nothing in the way of details yet, so I'm just going to have to take a WILD guess at what this thing will look like: It'll be a box, with an Ion chipset, a medium-sized HDD, HDMI-out and a Boxee sticker and a $200 price tag. Why? Because nothing else would really make any sense.
If there's one Apple product that lives outside the Reality Distortion Field, it's Apple TV. But hey wait, 3.0 is out, doesn't that change everything? Well, considering Apple rolled it out on a Thursday afternoon with no fanfare, whattaya think?