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Lite-On said to be making Blu-ray drives for Microsoft
— 9:38 AM on April 1, 2008

Since Microsoft discontinued its HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360, the rumor mill has been grinding away about a possible replacement Blu-ray drive for...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Game consoles

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Asus, Creative clash over Xonar EAX support
— 4:34 PM on March 28, 2008

Creative has dominated the market for hardware-accelerated positional 3D audio for years, in part because the company succeeded in buying out its most credible rivals,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Dell unveils sub-$1,000 Blu-ray notebooks
— 11:32 AM on March 28, 2008

What a difference a year (or two) makes. In mid-2006, when the Blu-ray format was making its debut, the only players available were priced at...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Mobile computing

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Blu-ray never coming to the Xbox 360?
— 5:05 PM on March 24, 2008

Back in January, Microsoft spoke out saying it might consider supporting Blu-ray if the market ended up choosing the format over HD DVD. After...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Game consoles

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Asus unveils $89 PCIe sound card with EAX 5 support
— 4:56 PM on March 19, 2008

The Xonar D2 and Xonar D2X sound cards from Asus are great products, but they're not exactly affordable: the D2 is $179.99 at...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Apple mulling 'free' music downloads
— 11:12 AM on March 19, 2008

When Apple introduced the iTunes Music Store in 2003, the service departed from pirate music download sites in three major ways: the music was protected,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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AMD releases full version of its Live! Explorer software
— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2008

Back in January, AMD took the wraps off a beta release of AMD Live! Explorer—an application that essentially mimics Microsoft's Windows Media Center software,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Software

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Poll: Will you get a Blu-ray player now?
— 3:10 PM on March 18, 2008

So, it's over. The HD DVD camp has admitted defeat, and Blu-ray has emerged as the victorious high-definition disc format, promising to take us...

Poll Question: • Now that HD DVD has lost, will you get a Blu-ray player?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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Verizon pushes legal peer-to-peer, labels mull piracy surcharge
— 3:04 PM on March 14, 2008

While some internet service providers are trying to discourage users from using peer-to-peer file sharing, a new initiative by Verizon Communications would actually...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet Copyright

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Microsoft: No Blu-ray talks are going on
— 4:26 PM on March 13, 2008

The rumor mill was abuzz last week with news that Microsoft was in covert talks with Sony over the introduction of a Blu-ray drive...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles

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TR's Hardware Survey: The results are in
— 3:43 PM on February 26, 2008

Just over ten days ago, we kicked off our very first hardware survey. We asked our readers 15 questions pertaining to everything from processor...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Operating systems

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Valve mulls music, video downloads for Steam
— 4:10 PM on February 25, 2008

As Amazon plans to go from offering MP3 downloads to offering game downloads online, Valve is heading the other way. Doug Lombardi, the game...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming Copyright

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Toshiba officially abandons HD DVD, format war is over
— 11:13 AM on February 19, 2008

The rumors we heard over the weekend were dead on. This morning, Toshiba put out a press release saying it has "undertaken a thorough...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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Toshiba may call it quits on HD DVD within days
— 6:00 AM on February 18, 2008

After losing support from a series of key industry players, including Warner, Wal-Mart, and Best Buy, HD DVD looks set to join Betamax in the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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Wal-Mart to ditch HD DVD, go Blu-ray exclusive
— 3:29 PM on February 15, 2008

If Warner's decision to abandon HD DVD hadn't already sounded the format's death knell, a related move announced today by Wal-Mart probably will. As the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage

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The TR Hardware Survey: What's in your main PC?
— 9:10 AM on February 15, 2008

We're unveiling a new feature today, the TR Hardware Survey. As its name suggests, this feature's goal is to give both us and you, the...

Poll Questions: • Processor • Graphics processor • How much did your graphics card cost at the time of purchase? • Chipset • Motherboard brand • Memory size • Total internal hard drive storage capacity • Primary optical drive type • Sound card • Number of displays • Main display type • Main display size • Main display aspect ratio • Main display resolution • Primary operating system

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Operating systems

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AMD announces multimedia solutions for handhelds
— 2:09 PM on February 12, 2008

Not to be outdone by Nvidia, which unveiled its APX 2500 applications processor for smart phones yesterday, AMD has announced a number of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia Personal tech

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Microsoft drops Xbox 360 HD DVD drive price to $129.99
— 4:22 PM on February 6, 2008

Going along with the HD DVD camp's aggressive price cuts, which have already taken Toshiba HD-A3 player down to just $149.99, Microsoft has reduced...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles

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