Netgear unveils its NeoTV streaming device

Netgear today announced the NeoTV Streaming Player (NTV200), a media streaming device expected to compete with the likes of Apple TV, Roku2 XD and the Western Digital line of Live media streamers.

The Apple TV sized device lets users stream media from various internet sources such as Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Pandora, and Napster.

WiDi devices lets you stream video from your laptop to your HDTV

D-Link said today that its MainStage wireless display adaptor will be available in Canada next month for $130. The Mainstage is one of many soon to be released devices that employs Intel’s Wireless Display technology, known as WiDI.

According to Intel, WiDi enables users to wirelessly stream whatever is displayed on their WiDi enabled laptop to their HDTV in full HD up to 1080p video resolution.

Routers which let you track your internet usage

With the move to Usage Based Billing (UBB) by Internet Service providers in Canada, consumers have become concerned with ensuring their household internet usage does not exceed their monthly bandwidth cap.
Big Internet service providers such as Bell, Rogers, Shaw, and Cogeco provide online “internet meters” which promise to track usage, however, most of these meters are not real-time and many users question their validity.

Digital Home readers with Shaw Cable and Cogeco have told us they do not believe the numbers the cable companies are reporting. Tech savvy members of the Digital Forum report numerous instances where the bandwidth usage reported by Shaw and Cogoco differ dramatically from the numbers their computers and routers are reporting.

Bell Mobility launches higher speed Turbo Hub

Bell today released the NetGear MBR 1210 Turbo Hub, a high speed wireless hotpsot which allows up to 15 devices to connect to the internet via Bell Mobility’s HSPA+ mobile network.

To use, just plug the Hub into a power outlet and then connect your computer, smartphone, iPad or other device to the hub via WiFi or Ethernet.

New Powerline Networking kits from NetGear

In older homes it can often be very expensive and sometimes impossible to create a wired or wireless home network.

In situations such as this, Powerline technology enables consumers to use their existing electrical wiring to connect routers, computers, high-definition media players, game consoles, and network attached storage devices.