TekThing 43: Roku 4- Should You Upgrade? Surface Pro 4 Hands On, Elementary OS, DMCA Exemptions, HTPC Keyboard!
Librarian of Congress grants limited DRM-breaking rights for cars, games, phones, tablets, and remixers: http://boingboing.net/2015/10/27/librarian-of-congress-grants-l.html
Elementary OS: https://elementary.io/
Ubuntu 15.10 Wiley Werewolf: https://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/10/22/whats-new-in-ubuntu-15-10-desktop-and-devices/
Hi Shannon and Patrick,
I am looking for a ‘one box’ solution for my TV which can stream Google Play Movies, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix to save having to constantly connect my windows laptop. I’d like to go with a Chromecast to complement a Chromecast Audio I just bought but see that Amazon and Google are not playing ball so incompatibility strikes!!! What would you advise? Please help.
Love the show by the way – I am an avid consumer of your work – and just signed up as a Patr(e)on.
Yours in tech
Gavin, Portsmouth UK
Hey Patrick and Shannon,
Love the show, been a fan since the Tekzilla days!
I’m sorta new to Linux, and am running a Debian server in my basement to experiment with. I don’t need it running all the time, and I’ve configured the Wake on Lan to power it up when I need to use it.
I would like it to automatically hibernate or power off when left unused for a while (like after I fall asleep during a movie being served up by my media server!). I don’t use a graphical desktop like Gnome, so I need a hibernate or power off function that is separate from the Desktop environment.
Thanks, and here’s to many more years of TekThing!
-Mike from Atlanta, GA
Patrick and Shannon,
What is your favorite wireless keyboard for a HTPC? How does it communicate with your HTPC (IR, bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc)?
Did the keyboard come with some kind of USB adapter to give your HTPC that capability? My HTPC doesn’t have IR or bluetooth built in. If the keyboard doesn’t come with some kind of USB adapter what would you buy to add that capability to a HTPC?
-Bill near Athens, Georgia
Logitech K400: http://amzn.to/1HbAqeQ
Logitech K830: http://amzn.to/1HbABql
Would you buy a Lenovo product given the company’s seeming disregard of customers’ security; i. e., Superfish and update system? Can it ever be trusted?
Enjoy the show!
Superfish Security problem: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/superfish
Lenovo’s Removal Tool: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/superfish_uninstall.
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