Playstation 3 as a Media Player: m2ts.

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Spread the love          Sony’s Playstation 3 is one of the best media players around: it can play Blu-ray Discs, pictures, music, videos and finally, games. One of the best uses for the PS3 is the ability to stream content from a media server through DLNA. Nothing of what is written above is any news, nor does it brings any big issues to anyone. Now, let’s assume I have a number of media players at home, and I need to find a container that is supported by them all (PS3 included) but also must support all the functionalities I need (HD and …

HTC Magic tethering with Linux and OSX Snow Leopard without Android’s root permissions

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Spread the love          Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, my HTC died just before I finished posting this, so not all steps were thoroughly tested although I did test the end results on both Snow Leopard and Linpus. For all those still waiting for HTC to update it’s Magic smart phone to Android 2.2, where not a lot of options for tethering you device with Linux or OSX machines: root it, pay for PDAnet (and it only works on OSX), or follow the following steps 🙂 How it works Android 1.6 doesn’t offer any capability to use a cell phone as a simple UMTS …

Plastic Fiber and the Status of the Home network

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Spread the love          Probably, one of the most important technologies ever invented for the home is plastic fiber, POF (plastic optical fiber). Unfortunately, it’s mostly unknown to most people, unless you work on the industrial grade networks. POF is basically the same technology as the old S/PDIF optical cable, but with a XXI century technology, from 2Mbps to 100Mbps (1Gbps already in the works, or maybe available) full duplex. What’s the advantage? Size. POF cables are between 1.5 and 2mm wide and extremely flexible. Those compare with Ethernet cables which are around five times thicker and far less flexible. This is …