WDTV Live Firmware Update Bricking Units?

Western Digital support forums are filled with comments on the latest WDTV Live firmware update, few of them good. Many users are reporting that firmwares from 1.0.11 up are giving them trouble, at least, and in many cases outright bricking their hardware. If you've got one, hold off on updating for a while. Check out… » 12/05/09 8:55pm 12/05/09 8:55pm

Bang & Olufsen BeoSound 5 is a Reasonable Media Controller (For Your…

When Bang & Olufsen, maker of very expensive things that use electricity » 11/12/08 6:28am 11/12/08 6:28am, let slip of their upcoming BeoSound 5 home media controller, I saw a lot of potential. The interface looked nice, the hardware classy, and the screen crisp — in other words, if this thing connected with network music shares and played nice…

Toshiba Media Server is a Wireless Powerhouse, Dodecahedron

This strangely sexy (for a networked storage device) Toshiba wireless media server concept on show at CEATEC takes a novel approach to design; as wires disappear, the necessity for an unimaginative stack of home theater equipment is diminished. The device is loaded with wireless capabilities, including Wi-Fi, wireless… » 9/30/08 8:50am 9/30/08 8:50am