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— 10:51 AM on July 10, 2009

Sony and some market analysts are wondering why Blu-ray uptake isn't skyrocketing like they'd hoped. I have a few ideas. About a year ago, I decided...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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VLC media player 1.0.0 hits the web
— 11:16 AM on July 7, 2009

Notorious open-source applications don't reach the 1.0 milestone every day. Today happens to be one of those occasions: VLC media player 1.0.0 is now available...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Next-gen iPods might have video cameras
— 5:18 PM on July 6, 2009

From the "why don't you just get a music-playing phone" department: TechCrunch reports that Apple may be planning to add video cameras to its...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Virgin, Universal to offer unlimited MP3 downloads
— 1:34 PM on June 15, 2009

Filling up an iPod with tracks from the iTunes Store may set you back 30 grand, but traditional subscription services essentially cost infinity...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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Etc.
— 10:14 AM on May 29, 2009

Howdy all. Getting quiet out there as everyone gears up for Computex. Funny thing: the Facebook updates I'm seeing show an industry-wide progression...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous

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It's official: Zune HD will launch this fall
— 6:00 AM on May 27, 2009

Believe it or not, those Zune rumors that circulated around gadget sites recently were spot on. Microsoft has finally announced the Zune HD, a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Microsoft says iTunes is expensive, promotes Zune Pass
— 9:52 AM on May 12, 2009

We haven't been hearing much about the Zune lately. One might have even thought Microsoft was trying to sweep its in-house music player business under...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Not cool, Canon... not cool
— 2:25 PM on April 29, 2009

I finally bit the bullet and decided to buy a digital SLR camera last weekend. I've been shooting with a Canon PowerShot A570 IS for...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Nero Move it gets CUDA acceleration
— 3:24 PM on April 23, 2009

Another consumer multimedia application can now use GeForce GPUs to speed up video encoding. Nero has released an update for Move it that brings...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Software

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Latest Microsoft ad pimps Blu-ray, gaming
— 6:00 AM on April 13, 2009

Meet Lisa and 11-year-old Jackson, the stars of Microsoft's latest Laptop Hunters ad. You probably know the drill by now: Microsoft films actors stepping...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Mobile computing Windows

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iTunes, other services now charge more for some songs
— 10:21 AM on April 9, 2009

Music downloads may have just gotten a little more expensive. The Associated Press reports that Apple has updated the pricing structure of its iTunes...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Japanese firm intros GPU-accelerated consumer video editor
— 6:00 AM on April 9, 2009

Consumer-oriented video transcoders that take advantage of GPU acceleration are all well and good, but what if you want to do some video editing, too?...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

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Where's the sweet spot for headphones?
— 12:26 AM on March 19, 2009

The headphone market is littered with an incredible range of options, from the throwaway garbage bundled with cheap MP3 players to audiophile earmuffs that would...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Western Digital's WD TV HD Media Player
— 11:00 PM on March 12, 2009

Could Western Digital's new digital media player be the ideal companion for the company's external hard drives? And does it belong in your entertainment...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Latest iPod shuffle the quintessential Apple product
— 4:57 PM on March 12, 2009

Perhaps more than any other Apple product, the iPod shuffle is the perfect example of the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field in action. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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New iPod shuffle still has no display, now lacks buttons
— 1:10 PM on March 11, 2009

Attention, trendy joggers and celebrities everywhere: the third-generation iPod shuffle is out. Apple has...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Stickin' it to the sat man
— 10:57 AM on March 5, 2009

Generally speaking, Americans believe that more is better—except for, of course, leprosy and Celine...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Mac

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iTunes DRM-free upgrades are now available track-by-track
— 1:14 PM on January 29, 2009

Apple has quietly updated its DRM upgrade policy on iTunes. According to iLounge, folks wishing to strip digital rights management protection from their songs

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

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