Media http://www.stuff.tv/virgin/media/news en-GB Stackable storage makes expanding the EzeeCube media center a breeze http://www.stuff.tv/media/stackable-storage-makes-expanding-ezeecube-media-center-breeze/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It plays your media, auto-syncs your photos, and can be expanded to play 16-bit games and record live TV. Is there anything it can’t do? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="EzeeCube" alt="EzeeCube" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ezeecube-hotstuff.jpg?1404554529" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Well, that&rsquo;s a cute&hellip; wait, what is this exactly?</strong></p> <p>The larger unit on the bottom is the EzeeCube, a new media center currently being <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ezeecube-stackable-media-center-to-store-and-manage-all-your-content">crowdfunded on Indiegogo</a>, which has a dual-core A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage. The two thinner objects neatly placed above are EasyDisks, which are 2TB hard drives that simply sit atop the EzeeCube itself.</p> <p><strong>So you just stack them atop each other and it all works?</strong></p> <p>Indeed, that&rsquo;s the promise being made, at least. Up to four of the EzeeDisks can be stacked (via small built-in connectors) to complement the storage in the main EzeeCube unit, allowing up to 9TB total of storage space for your myriad files.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>And what might I be using that storage for?</strong></p> <p>The EzeeCube features a built-in XBMC media center app, allowing you to do things like play back all sorts of locally stored digital media and stream media from your computer or mobile device.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s also an automated photo backup system, using a paired mobile app to wirelessly save photos from your device(s) and auto-remove duplicates, plus it creates a media cloud bank that you can access from anywhere.</p> <p><strong>Wow, that&rsquo;s quite a bit of stuff going on.</strong></p> <p>And there&rsquo;s quite a bit more. Optional attachments will allow you to stack on an open-source EzeeGame unit that features Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis cartridge slots via XBMC&rsquo;s emulator. Meanwhile, a USB attachment allows the ability to watch and record live TV and schedule recordings.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="800" title="EzeeCube" alt="EzeeCube" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ezeecube-2.jpg?1404554529" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Now that sounds like a bit too much, maybe.</strong></p> <p>Right, that&rsquo;s one of the negatives about the Indiegogo campaign at this point&mdash;this system is designed to be easy and approachable, yet there are so many configuration options and confusing backer levels that we imagine some folks might get scared off.</p> <p>It seems like there are great ideas here, though, so we hope it gets funded and the message has a chance to be refined before it&rsquo;s widely available.</p> <p><strong>I&rsquo;m not worried. How do I become an early adopter?</strong></p> <p>The EzeeCube campaign on IndieGogo is about halfway done and halfway funded&mdash;it has 30 days left to go to make up the rest of its US$75,000 goal. US$199 (about &pound;115) will get you an EzeeCube in November of this year, with the various storage and functionality attachments sold separately at different price levels through the campaign.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ezeecube-stackable-media-center-to-store-and-manage-all-your-content">Indiegogo</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gamestick/review">GameStick review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="EzeeCube" alt="EzeeCube" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ezeecube-3.jpg?1404554529" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/media/stackable-storage-makes-expanding-ezeecube-media-center-breeze/news#comments Hot Stuff Media Fri, 04 Jul 2014 21:48:29 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1441037 at http://www.stuff.tv Drop everything and try: Streamnation http://www.stuff.tv/media/drop-everything-and-try-streamnation/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The cloud-based media service now supports the lending of videos and photos to friends </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="772" height="579" title="Streamnation 2.0" alt="Streamnation 2.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/streamnation_0.jpg?1384686739" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Streamnation? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yep that's right: <a href="https://www.streamnation.com" target="_blank">Streamnation</a>. It’s a free web service that has been around for a little while, but now lets you share movies, TV shows and photos not just across all your devices but with your friends. There's nothing else quite like it around.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How does that work? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It’s simple: you upload video or photo files to a cloud locker. By default they’re private and only accessible by you, but if you wish you can share them with other users with which you’ve connected. These users can click on your profile, browse your shared files and view whatever they want instantly - as long as you've played it.</p> <p>They have exclusive access to this content for 24 hours, during which time you (or anyone else on your friends list) won’t be able to access it – sort of as if you’d lent them a DVD. And if the video is from a DVD you've ripped, a lot like lending a DVD.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6I0YNXgrluE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do I have to watch on my computer? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Thankfully, no. You can view files through your computer’s web browser, an iPhone or iPad, and potentially a TV: if your telly is using <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromecast/review">Google Chromecast</a> or is connected to an Apple TV, you can cast from a Chrome tab or use AirPlay respectively to get it up on the bigger screen.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> And the legalities of all this? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>That’s what concerns us. Sharing your own photos and videos is one thing, but copyrighted content such as downloaded movies or TV programmes is another matter entirely. Historically the companies that create and regulate these things have been quick to shut down services like Streamnation.</p> <p>Streamnation’s creators – one of whom is Deezer co-founder Jonathan Benassaya – would doubtless point to the 24-hour watching period and ‘lending’ aspect of the service as signs that it’s not aiding the distribution of copyrighted material. But still, we’re not convinced that’ll wash with the MPAA and their ilk.</p> <p>UPDATE: We spoke to Jonathan and he told us Streamnation has been working with two top law firms to ensure that its lending system falls within legal boundaries. The fact that it's a digital version of real-world lending/borrowing between friends, that there's no general index of content to browse or search, and that there's no download involved means it's considered fair use.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Streamnation" alt="Streamnation" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/streamnation-thom-yorke.jpg?1384686739" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How much storage do I get? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You get 2GB of free storage from the get-go, and can expand this by a further 8GB by referring friends, tweeting about Streamnation and so on. You can also purchase upgrades, with a US$9.99 (£6) monthly fee giving you 500GB and a US$19.99 (£12) fee removing all limits.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Streamnation" alt="Streamnation" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/streamnation-add-storage.jpg?1384686739" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So, all my media, streamable from the web and shareable with friends... What&#039;s the catch? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We're yet to find one. Sure, it takes an age to upload an HD video (and you'll need a decent connection to stream at good quality), but Streamnation seems to provide a killer multimedia solution for frequent fliers and anyone who has mates with taste. See, you really should try it right away.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> iOS apps Media Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:23:12 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429146 at http://www.stuff.tv Virgin Media offers free mobile insurance with Premiere tariff http://www.stuff.tv/media/virgin-media-offers-free-mobile-insurance-premiere-tariff/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lots of extra value packed into latest mobile tariff – if you&#039;re already a Virgin Mobile customer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Virgin-Media-logo_0.jpg?1364400007" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Virgin Media has announced a new mobile tariff that offers free mobile insurance to customers.</p> <p>The Premiere tariff offers free insurance to current Virgin Media customers that covers users for loss, damage (even water damage) and theft, with 24-hour handset replacement usually worth £7.99 a month.</p> <p>The tariff costs £26 per month, or £21 per month for Virgin Media customers and keeps the value coming in the form of unlimited data, unlimited texts, unlimited calls to UK landlines and 2,500 anytime minutes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/virgin-media-offers-free-mobile-insurance-with-premiere-tariff </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/media/virgin-media-offers-free-mobile-insurance-premiere-tariff/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/media/virgin-media-offers-free-mobile-insurance-premiere-tariff/news#comments Media Virgin Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:49:02 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 421691 at http://www.stuff.tv Virgin Media reveals first 80 Wi-Fi equipped Tube stations http://www.stuff.tv/media/virgin-media-reveals-first-80-wi-fi-equipped-tube-stations/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Internet&#039;s series of tubes reaches London Underground&#039;s series of Tubes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/virgin-media-wi-fi-underground_0_0.png?1364400145" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4930.jpg?1364400145" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Virgin Media has named the first  80 London Underground stations that will be kitted out with free Wi-fi this summer.</p> <p>Naturally, major transport hubs like Oxford Circus, Liverpool Street and the refurbished King's Cross have made the list, with Virgin Media's hotspots set to go online by the end of July.</p> <p>The hotspots will cover ticket halls, platforms and other areas of the stations, and will be augmented with a free online portal showing TfL service information, news and entertainment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/news-nugget/virgin-media-reveals-first-80-wi-fi-equipped-tube-stations </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/media/virgin-media-reveals-first-80-wi-fi-equipped-tube-stations/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/media/virgin-media-reveals-first-80-wi-fi-equipped-tube-stations/news#comments Media Virgin Fri, 01 Jun 2012 11:56:41 +0000 Stephen Graves 421400 at http://www.stuff.tv Virgin Media outs Tivo Spotify app http://www.stuff.tv/media/virgin-media-outs-tivo-spotify-app/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tune into Spotify on your TV with Virgin media Tivo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="281" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Virgin-media-tivo-spotify-app_0.png?1364401000" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1928.jpg?1364401000" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Virgin Media's plans to stream Spotify through your telly has gone official today with the arrival of its dedicated Spotify Tivo app. It's the first time the super-popular music streaming service has been directly available through a TV in the UK. Even better, it means you'll be able to take full advantage of your bass-shaking home cinema setup. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/news-nugget/virgin-medion-outs-tivo-spotify-app </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/media/virgin-media-outs-tivo-spotify-app/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/media/virgin-media-outs-tivo-spotify-app/news#comments Media Virgin Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:43:25 +0000 Lucy Hedges 418978 at http://www.stuff.tv Virgin to launch Film4 HD first this summer http://www.stuff.tv/media/virgin-launch-film4-hd-first-summer/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Virgin has upped its game in the battle with Sky, and has announced its customers will be the first to get Film4 HD as one of two new HD channels comi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/150160bb8mn.jpg?1364406518" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Virgin has upped its game in the battle with Sky, and has announced its customers will be the first to get Film4 HD as one of two new HD channels coming to its service in the coming months.</p> <p>Film4 is currently the UK’s favourite film channel, and its HD counterpart will do the same job of showing off the best of British film-making, independent films from around the world, big Hollywood blockbusters and mainstream drama. </p> <p>It’s launching in the summer exclusively to Virgin, although there was no talk on how long the exclusivity period will last.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/stuff/virgin-launch-film4-hd-first-summer </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/media/virgin-launch-film4-hd-first-summer/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/media/virgin-launch-film4-hd-first-summer/news#comments Media Virgin Mon, 08 Mar 2010 06:00:00 +0000 admin 14178 at http://www.stuff.tv