While the experience isn't as polished as the Slingbox, the Vulkano Flow offers an impressive amount of streaming and recording features at an unbeatable price point.
It's a little rough around the edges, but the Hava Wireless HD's combination of built-in wireless and Windows Media Center integration makes it one of the more promising Slingbox competitors.
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The EchoStar subsidiary that makes the Slingbox alleges that its rivals unfairly copied aspects of its place-shifting devices.
Sling in January accused Belkin and another rival, Monsoon, of infringing on patents used in its Slingbox device that lets users watch and control their home TV from anywhere.
Maker of Linux-based digital TV devices agrees to abide by GPL requirements for publishing source code--and is paying the BusyBox programmers.
Internet video device maker, which uses Linux, says it will make its source code available to comply with GPL.
In the first case in the U.S. over alleged General Public License violations, the Software Freedom Law Center sues over copyright infringement.
Monsoon Multimedia's HAVA tries to one-up Slingbox
Monsoon Multimedia shows off its entry-level Slingbox competitor, the Hava Gold HD.
Taiwanese high-tech manufacturers are bringing water into drought-stricken areas by truck and making plans for water rationing to ensure that the island can continue to make and export semiconductors and flat-panel monitors. Water is a crucial element for many electronics manufacturers, and Hsinchu Industrial Park, home to plants owned by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., United Microelectronics Corp. and other major electronics companies, has received very little rainfall this year. UMC, the world's second-biggest semiconductor foundry, said it needs to bring in 600 truckloads, or 18,000 gallons, of water a day. If the drought doesn't break by April 10, Hsinchu managers will start rationing. Although a small rainstorm could bring slight relief, the monsoon season, which could bring heavy rains, won't begin until late April or May. Staff writer Joseph Chen reported from Taiwan.