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Apple TV 2.1 software supports Remote app, MobileMe

Apple released an Apple TV 2.1 software update Thursday.

Turbo.264 update adds direct YouTube upload

Elgato has updated the software for its Turbo.264 video coprocessor to directly support YouTube video uploads and other new features.

First Look: Roku Netflix Player

A first look at Roku's $100 Netflix Player hardware, which lets you stream Netflix movies over the Internet to your TV.

Elgato releases Turbo.264 1.3

The latest update to Elgato Systems' turbo.264 software adds direct YouTube support and more.

Apple adds movie purchasing to Apple TV

In addition to renting movies on the Apple TV, users can now purchase films directly from the set-top box, which will transfer back to a computer's iTunes library.

Nvidia 8800 GT card comes to first-gen Mac Pros

Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GT card is now available as an upgrade kit for first-generation Mac Pros.

Apple takes a trade show pass

Mid-April normally means a visit to Las Vegas for the annual NAB show aimed at video and broadcast pros. And while there’s some Mac news coming out of the show, it isn’t being announced by Apple, which doesn’t have a booth at this year’s event. Jonathan Seff looks at Apple’s changing attitude toward trade shows.

Blackmagic offers Video Recorder, Broadcast Videohub

Blackmagic has introduced a new device aimed at consumers and one aimed at large post-production houses.

DeckLink HD Extreme adds HDMI capture and playback

Blackmagic's new DeckLink HD Extreme card features HDMI capture and playback, 3Gb/s SDI and other enhancements.

G-Technology to offer 4TB G-RAID Pro

G-Technology's forthcoming G-RAID Pro drive will be available in configurations from 1-4TB with FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 support.

Call Box offers Sony EX1 Guidebook DVD

Call Box's latest training DVD for video pros teaches you how to use Sony's PWM-EX1 XDCAM tapeless camcorder.

Telestream Pipeline works with Final Cut Server

Telestream's Pipeline video ingestion hardware now works with Final Cut Server and also supports Pro Res 422 Standard Definition (SD) video.

The not-so-great outdoors

Anyway, should you be braver than I and venture out into the Overworld, you might find yourself a bit at loose ends. Fortunately, we’ve assembled for you this collection of gadgets that should make your outdoor experience worthwhile. Just remember to watch out for the mutated troglodytes, okay?