Freedom Box: Internet Multimedia on TV with XMBC

Freedom Box: Internet Multimedia on TV with XMBC

Redirecting the WWW Rabbit Hole
You know when you’re browsing around, bumping through YouTube, updating on a few news sites, jumping back to YouTube, over to TED, catching a few previews or episodes at ABC.com, getting sucked into Wikipedia, movie trailers, watching a short documentary at Al-Jazeera, maybe with some Spotify or Pandora in the background, and on and on…? It keeps the computer busy.

Pioneer - U-05 - USB DAC with headphone amplifier built-in

Pioneer announced the release of "U-05", their first USB DAC with a headphone amplifier built-in. It is scheduled to be out for 105,000 yen in late July.

USB DAC is a device to enhance sound quality of audio files on a computer.

U-05 features ESS's 8ch DAC "ES9016" installed on both the right and left sides. The circuit used is a discrete circuit. By driving them in parallel, it reduces noise considerably.

Useful wall-plug Wi-Fi router particularly at hotels in rural regions of Japan

There are lots of hotels which still offer only a wired LAN network here in Japan.

So, especially for those who make frequent business trips in Japan, Planex Communications' wall-plug compact Wi-Fi router "Chibi-Fi 3 MZK-DP150N" could be a very helpful product. It's just released today for 2,680 yen.

To make a Wi-Fi environment with Chibi-Fi 3 MZK-DP150N, simply insert the router's plug into a socket and also insert the LAN adapter into the LAN port.

Toshiba - New summer 2014 15.6-inch convertible notebook

Toshiba is going to release the new 15.6-inch Windows 8.1 convertible notebook - dynabook P75/28M - in late July.

The estimated price is 170,000 yen.

The display with IPS full HD (1920x1080) touch panel is able to rotate 360 degrees so that you can use dynabook P75/28M in different forms such as a tablet and tent style.

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