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Cuuuuute! Photo: Xiaomi

Cuuuuute! Photo: Xiaomi

Isn’t that just the cutest little media streamer you’ve ever seen? It’s Xiaomi’s new Mi Box mini, and believe it or not, there are more than 280 components packed into that tiny little thing, which hopes to compete with devices like the Chromecast for a spot in your living room.

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YU2 by Kanto
Category: media speakers
Price: $229

Kanto’s YU2s seem to come from a time when speakers were solid, simple structures; proud temples to sound that said of their owners, Hey, I’m serious about music, and I know what I’m doing. Aesthetics were important, of course, but unquestioningly took a backseat to sound. Sound was king.

If you haven’t heard of Kanto before, that’s OK — the Canadian outfit just sprouted up in the Vancouver suburbs around five years ago. The YU2s are Kanto’s latest speakers, the smallest of their lineup of a half-dozen or so, and they’re designed to fit unobtrusively on a bookshelf or desk and play music from your computer or mobile device.

The YU2’s performance during our review, however, was nothing short of astonishing — and they could very capably substitute for larger speakers in a variety of roles.


Google has announced that it will continue to allow Argentinian developers to sell paid apps on Google Play for the time being, extending its deadline to an undetermined date in the future.

On May 25, 2013, the search engine giant gave developers based in Argentina one month’s notice that stated after June 27, 2013, it would stop allowing them to accept payments for apps in the Play Store, regardless of where the purchaser was located.


The easiest way to get your hands on the latest movies, music, and TV shows these days is to download them. The problem with this is, all of your media ends up stuck on your PC and you can’t enjoy it in the car, on your home stereo, or on your TV.

But with Nero 11, it couldn’t be easier to burn that digital media onto good old CD and DVD discs. Nero 11 enables you to create, manage, and share your media thanks to a ton of exciting features, and for a limited time, it’s just $33.99 thanks to Cult of Android deals.

That’s a massive 66% off its regular retail price.


Google has released an interesting update for Google Currents, which adds support for audio playback, along with various other minor updates such as synchronization of post read-states between devices.

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