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Which Blu-ray player software for Windows?
— 10:09 AM on February 18, 2013

Hey, all. News will be slow around here today, since it's President's Day. I do have a question for you, though. What do you...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Intel confirms plans for TV service
— 6:00 AM on February 13, 2013

We've been hearing rumors about an Internet TV service from Intel for... well,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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WD intros $70 Apple TV, Roku lookalike
— 9:03 AM on February 12, 2013

Western Digital is no stranger to the living room, and we're familiar with the company's past efforts there. The newly announced WD TV...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Corsair buys up Scottish audio firm
— 6:00 AM on February 12, 2013

Looks like launching its own speakers and headphones was only the beginning. In a low-key announcement yesterday, Corsair revealed that it has acquired...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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New Diamond sound card has C-Media inside
— 6:56 PM on January 9, 2013

The PC audio market doesn't get a lot of love, but we'll be treated to a new sound card in March. That's when Diamond...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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New USB 3.0 spec to hit 10 Gbps data rate
— 10:30 AM on January 7, 2013

Eat your heart out, Thunderbolt. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced a "supplement" to the USB 3.0 specification that will raise data rates...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Systems Miscellaneous

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Report: Intel plans staggered rollout for TV service
— 12:17 PM on December 31, 2012

Back in March, we learned that Intel is cooking up an Internet-based TV service for the living room. The initial version will debut at...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Researchers demo vector-based video codec
— 1:13 PM on December 13, 2012

Modern video codecs rely on pixels to represent moving pictures. That method works well enough, but there are some inherent problems. Lower-resolution videos can't be...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Downloaded documentary tells Napster's story
— 10:49 AM on December 10, 2012

Napster forever changed not only the music industry, but also the Internet. The seminal music sharing service was a revelation when it was released in...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Release roundup: Gaming headphones and workstation goodies
— 5:37 PM on August 30, 2012

We've got a mix of workstation hardware and enthusiast gear in this week's release roundup. Announcements from Cooler Master, Kingston, and Sapphire have all made...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Storage

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Right to resell downloaded music challenged in US court
— 2:46 PM on August 20, 2012

An EU court has already ruled that downloaded games and software can...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Internet

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Creative revamps Sound Blaster audio lineup
— 11:29 AM on August 16, 2012

Creative is rolling out a new family of sound cards at the Gamescom convention this week. The Sound Blaster Z-Series appears to use the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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New MPEG standard purportedly twice as efficient as H.264
— 10:04 AM on August 16, 2012

Over the past few years, H.264 video compression has permeated just about every corner of the tech world—YouTube, Blu-ray, cable and satellite HDTV, cell phones,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed
— 8:56 PM on August 8, 2012

Asus' Xonar DGX and DSX cost less than $50, making them tempting upgrades for folks seeking better sound. Both cards have PCI Express interfaces,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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XBMC signs on to support $99 Ouya console
— 10:56 AM on August 7, 2012

Despite its critics, the Ouya game console is proving to be one of Kickstarter's most popular projects. The funding drive began in mid-July,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles Software

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A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Valve's Source Filmmaker now available on Steam
— 11:07 AM on July 11, 2012

Valve has produced some pretty slick promotional videos for its games, most notably Team Fortress 2. Now, anyone can try their hand at making...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Sennheiser's HD 558 headphones are cans of whoop-ass
— 8:59 PM on July 5, 2012

It's rumored that if you give a mouse a cookie, he'll probably ask you for a glass of milk. They also say that if...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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