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Comment: Get a Pre 3 (Score 2) 303 303

by Lispy (#46075271) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life After N900?

It's got a hardware keyboard, Linux underneath, homebrew scene going strong and a bunch of apps that you might find useful, ymmv. Battery life is 3 days with powersaver and data switching on/off on demand. Really everything you could ask for if you want a decent specced/priced smartphone which is a bit newer than your n900, sports a great capacitive touchscreen and since obsolete ecosystems seem to be your thing, welcome on board: www.http://webosnation.com

+ - What's the cheapest elegant DLNA/UPNP Client? 1 1

Submitted by Lispy
Lispy writes: I'm looking for a cheap DLNA/UPNP single-purpose solution that can stream audio from my NAS to my Hifi in the living room. I used to have an old G5 Mac with XBMC which died on me and now I am using my laptop to achieve this wich is less than elegant. Since there are no UPNP-Client applications for WebOS I can't use my phone to stream the audio. I would love to get a dirtcheap Android that can handle this or even an aging Palm Treo or anything. All it needs is Wifi and UPNP compatibility. How would the slashdot crowd tackle this? I do not want to use an old laptop, it should be really tiny, cheap and reasonaly easy to use.

Comment: Re:ownCloud (Score 1) 272 272

by Lispy (#42427829) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Easiest Way To Consolidate Household Media?

Owncloud is really great. I'd put it on a webhoster so you can reach it from everywhere.
For my home I use a NAS, an old one actually (Siemens AMS150). If you have already decent hardware (lots of drives and a PC) you could try FreeNAS, it does everything a dedicated NAS does and more but of course you won't get the great powersavings of the custom built ones. Setup is trivial and it comes with a HTML-based GUI.

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