A quick chat with ZeeVee, Inc’s CEO about the ZvBox future

A quick chat with ZeeVee, Inc’s CEO about the ZvBox future

The ZvBox is a promising little CE device that streams HD content over widely available coax cable. Unfortunately, the first version did work so well but Vic Odryna, CEO and overall nice guy, promises brighter roads ahead thanks to an update and the new commercial unit. 

The original ZvBox was one of the most buggy devices I have ever used but Vic said they have listened to all the negative reviews (including mine) and improved nearly everything. Mouse lag times have been improved, computer support increase, and the software updated which hopefully improves the experience. 

The new commercial unit is aimed at custom installers and commercial applications. This rack mountable version comes equipped with component video and digital audio jacks for even more support. Pricing will be set at $2500 when it becomes available which clearly shows this isn’t for the everyday geek.

Unfortunately, the company is sticking with its VGA hijacking for the video input and not offering an independent networking version which means that a dedicated computer will still probably be required. The ZvBox interface is solid and it would be a great platform for a set-top box that doesn’t directly rely on a computer for content. 

Hopefully the updates help out cause this box would be a killer system if it works well. I, for one, want it to work well.

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New iTouchless faucet and trash can: Wow wee woo woo!

New iTouchless faucet and trash can: Wow wee woo woo!

Ahoy, space ninjas! We present to you the iTouchless Trashcan SX, a space saving version of my favorite trash can in the world. This model has a lid that folds in on itself instead of flipping up, ensuring you don’t get your hand smacked by the trash can lid.

They also have a new touchless faucet that turns on when you wave your hand under it, just like at the airport. I love this iTouchless stuff – we have two cans we bought at Costco right now – and it’s great that the coolest thing I’ve seen so far is a mechanical trash can.

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“Hands on” with the Palm Pre

“Hands on” with the Palm Pre

Seeing as everyone in the blogging world is scrambling to get up a Hands-on article on the Palm Pre, I’ll go ahead and say this now: if anyone claims to have gotten a true hands-on, they’re probably lying. We just got back from a post-announcement, closed doors Palm event where a handful of Pres were being demonstrated. While we could touch the phones, we couldn’t actually hold the phone, making it kinda tough to get a real sense of the phone’s weight and feel. Regardless, I still want one. Boy oh boy, do I want one. Read on for experiences. (Video is on the editing rack, by the way – we’ll have it up ASAP.)

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Infolient Broadband – new broadband provider in town

Infolient Broadband – new broadband provider in town

Infolient Broadband is a new internet service provider in Malaysia which offers improved quality internet services that is more reliable, faster with value added contents and applications that give more value for money.




Infolient Broadband is able to provide a better service and at a reasonable price because it is created and developed by a group of top IT specialists and enthusiasts who are hands-on and have the in-depth knowledge in the full spectrum of internet services.

Company Background

INFOLIENT was established in 2004 with the objective to provide ICT solutions for clients, right from individuals through the simple traditional businesses, private enterprises to multinational organizations, government departments and ministries.

Our core businesses are based on 3 main pillars – value added broadband and internet products and services, Networked IT Services, and Telecommunication services.

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Tips for Wireless Broadband Router : Change the default password

Tips for Wireless Broadband Router : Change the default password

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Each router has a default username and password, and you should change these the moment you start configuring yours.

If the router’s  password is either unchanged common or weak, a stranger might be able to reconfigure the router and wipe out all your other security measures, making them useless.

Tips to Create Strong Password

  • Always use combination of letters (upper and lower case), numbers, and ASCII symbols in your passwords to make guessing them more difficult.
  • Avoid using family member’s names, birthdates or common words which are known to friends and neighbours.Try using H4Ck3r $L4nG (hacker slang) to mask common words
  • Do make it a habit to change your passwords frequently
  • Write it on a paper and store is some where safe, to make sure you don’t miss the password.

Default passwords such as “admin” are the easiest to crack, so try to use a good mix of numbers and characters to be on the safe side.

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