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Apple threatens to shut iTunes if artist royalties increase
— 2:03 PM on October 2, 2008

The iTunes Store has made Apple the top music retailer in the United States, and it has likely played no small part in promoting...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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Like Yahoo, Walmart plans to shut down DRM servers
— 10:58 AM on September 29, 2008

Remember back in July, when Yahoo announced the impending demise of its DRM servers and urged customers to burn their music to CDs? Despite...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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GAudi lets you find words inside videos
— 4:54 PM on September 17, 2008

Wouldn't it be neat if you could not only search YouTube for video names, tags, and authors, but also actual spoken words inside videos? Believe...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Industry coalition pushes flexible, 'domain-based' DRM
— 3:42 PM on September 15, 2008

After years of attempting to shove digital rights management down users' throats, the music industry finally got the message. Today, "DRM-free MP3" is the new...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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New, thinner iPods launch alongside iTunes 8
— 1:37 PM on September 9, 2008

At Apple's "Let's Rock" event in San Francisco earlier today, a still-emaciated Steve Jobs unveiled a batch of refreshed iPods along with a matching...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Microsoft spills the beans on new Zunes
— 10:15 AM on September 9, 2008

Now that information about its new Zunes has popped up on gadget sites worldwide (and a couple of online retailers have mistakenly listed the devices),...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Samsung gives Blu-ray five years to go
— 4:21 PM on September 4, 2008

Like VHS did in the video cassette era, Blu-ray has emerged as the victor of the high-definition format wars. How long will Blu-ray continue to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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Spy shots of 120GB, 16GB Zunes hit the web
— 1:24 PM on September 2, 2008

As Apple puts the finishing touches on its next-generation iPods (or so recent reports would have one think), Microsoft is hot on the Mac...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Thinner iPod nano, other iPods lurk on the horizon
— 3:13 PM on August 26, 2008

Apple plans to introduce new iPods very soon. Although the company hasn't announced anything, Mac blogs and gadget sites have amassed enough evidence to make...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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AMD sells its digital TV unit to Broadcom
— 5:03 PM on August 25, 2008

As part of its latest quarterly financial results announcement released last month, AMD said it had "divested" its handheld and digital TV businesses. Today,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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New Vista X-Fi drivers restore Dolby Digital, DTS decoding
— 3:31 PM on July 31, 2008

After Windows Vista came out in January 2007, owners of Sound Blaster Xi-Fi sound cards were distressed to find that Creative had left several features...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Yahoo buckles, refunds users of doomed music service
— 5:17 PM on July 30, 2008

Last week, Yahoo said its Yahoo Music copy-protection servers will go dark on September 30, and it urged users to burn their music to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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Dell to take another stab at music players
— 1:37 PM on July 30, 2008

The last Digital Jukebox player disappeared from Dell's website almost two years ago, and since then, Dell seemed to have pretty much given up...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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FireWire to get speed boost to 3.2Gbps this fall
— 4:32 PM on July 29, 2008

Despite the raw performance of eSATA and the ubiquity of USB, the IEEE 1394 standard (a.k.a. FireWire or i.Link) still has a strong following among...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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MPAA to put up search engine for legal movie downloads
— 6:00 AM on July 29, 2008

The Motion Picture Association of America is keen to turn in pirates who share copyrighted movies illegally, but its next effort might do more to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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Asus deal forced Auzentech to ditch X-Meridian
— 2:23 PM on July 28, 2008

We were quite impressed with the X-Meridian when we reviewed it in early 2007, but Auzentech ended up discontinuing the sound card mere months...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Yahoo to shut down DRM servers on September 30
— 9:22 AM on July 25, 2008

Owners of Yahoo Music accounts, take note. In line with the company's plan to terminate its Yahoo Music Unlimited service, Yahoo intends to shut...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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Analog Devices bails on SoundMAX, PC audio
— 11:32 AM on July 14, 2008

Analog Devices' SoundMAX line of audio codecs has been one of the more notable integrated audio options in PC motherboards for some time now....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia

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