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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

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

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

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

New Thermaltake enclosure looks like lunch tray
— 6:00 AM on March 6, 2009

We recently reviewed a Lian Li enclosure with sideways optical drive bays, but this latest specimen is clearly much further up on the weirdness...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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

Lian Li introduces a Mini-ITX case
— 11:14 AM on February 12, 2009

If you're building a Mini-ITX system, chances are cost-cutting sits pretty high on your list of priorities. However, Lian Li has announced a new...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

Lian Li fashions a new mid-tower enclosure
— 3:37 PM on February 4, 2009

Although Lian Li gets a lot of press for its more exotic cases—from the "twisted" TYR PC-X500 to the Linksys-like PC-888—the company also...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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

Lian Li's TYR PC-X500 Enclosure
— 10:30 PM on January 28, 2009

Lian Li normally sticks to the fundamentals, but its new TYR series offers not only partitioned cooling zones, but also a novel drive bay arrangement....

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

Trent Reznor gives fans remix-ready HD concert footage
— 1:10 PM on January 14, 2009

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is no stranger to releasing goodies on the Internet. Last March, he one-upped Radiohead's In Rainbows release with...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Antec shrinks Skeleton for Mini-ITX
— 9:07 PM on January 11, 2009

CES — Antec shrunk its open-air Skeleton enclosure just in time for CES, unveiling a new model designed for Mini-ITX motherboards. The Mini Skeleton-65...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power

Curved Lian-Li case supports hard drive hot-swaps
— 11:04 AM on January 7, 2009

Tired of the same old rectangular PC cases? Then you may want to give Lian-Li's PC-888 a look. The new aluminum enclosure looks like...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

Zune can't party like it's 2009
— 12:48 PM on December 31, 2008

Why are MP3 players so hard to get right? A few months ago, my year-and-a-half-old and largely babied iPod 5.5G gave up the ghost....

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Analog Devices passes SoundMAX torch to Conexant
— 3:43 PM on December 15, 2008

When Analog Devices said it would stop developing PC audio codecs this summer, we expected the move to empower other audio codec providers. That's...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Antec Sonata Elite has fewer drive bays, no PSU
— 1:53 PM on December 15, 2008

For years now, Antec's Sonata enclosures have had relatively compact form factors, bundled power supplies, and hosts of noise-reduction features. Antec is mixing up that...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

Thermaltake's Spedo Advance Package enclosure
— 9:38 PM on December 4, 2008

Thermaltake is known amongst many for its over-the-top and sometimes even garish designs, but there have been some good ideas buried behind those crazy looks....

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

Microsoft adjusts Zune pricing, undercuts Apple
— 11:01 AM on November 20, 2008

If you need a new MP3 player this Christmas and Apple's "Get a Mac" ads have rubbed you the wrong way, good news: you...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia