Category Archives: Home Media

The Best Linux Systems for HTPC and Media Servers

In the late nineties, it seemed that only the nerdiest of the nerds even knew what Linux was. At that time, it was a mostly command-line driven operating system that required a deep understanding of Linux architecture and hours spent learning how to work in the BASH shell. But oh, how the times have changed.… Read More »

The Best Nvidia Shield Alternatives Worth Considering

Within the last few years, there has been an explosion of competing solutions in the digital media streaming industry. In the industry’s infancy, there were only a few key players, and users who wanted access to free media were limited to only a few options. Today, however, things have changed dramatically, and users have a… Read More »

The Nvidia Shield TV Review: Yay or Nay? Find Out Here!

is one of the most powerful 4k HDR streaming media players on the market, and is more expensive than most other solutions, with exception of a custom personal Plex server. In fact, Forbes named it “The best streamer,” which is nothing to sneeze at. And to be fair, the hardware it houses is absolutely insane.… Read More »

The Atomic Toolkit Review: All You Need to Know

Have you ever wanted to setup your own personalized Linux HTPC, but didn’t want to spend hours at the terminal prompt running tedious commands? Perhaps you, like so many others, felt intimidated by the BASH shell. I know I’ve had times when I wanted to pull my hair out because I was chasing a package… Read More »

Xbox vs Playstation Media Center: Which is Best?

If you’re the type of person who can’t put down your stories, there has never been a better time to be alive. Multimedia content has experienced swift and drastic evolution over the last two decades, as Blockbuster Video painfully discovered when Netflix launched. And companies around the world have identified this trend, and responded with… Read More »

The Best Bluestacks Alternatives for 2018

Bluestacks has matured into a famous service that helps over 200 million people run mobile apps on their computers. It’s a clear leader in the mobile emulation market, but since its inception has garnered a lot of competition. Personally, I think it’s a great service, and it’s pretty cheap too. The basic free version does… Read More »

How to Unblock Netflix and Other Geo-Restricted Websites

Few things on the Internet are more irritating than finding out that your Internet connection has been restricted and you don’t have the ability to watch your favorite shows. Cable channels aren’t as popular as they once were due to the rise in streaming video and audio services, either. , , , , , ,… Read More »

How to Bypass School Firewalls Safely

I fondly remember my days in high school, trying to find ways to beat the system instead of reading and writing my next book report in the library. It was 2005, Windows XP was all the rage, and I was fortunate enough to have learned how to employ a fair bit of rudimentary networking concepts… Read More »

The Ultimate NBA League Pass Workaround

Sports fans around the world have, at some point run into the unfortunate implementation of blackouts. Simply put, they are a pain in the neck and may prevent you from keeping up with the latest league happenings or the outcome of your favorite team’s match. Blackouts have left many avid sports followers wondering why they… Read More »