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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rhapsody hops aboard the MP3 bandwagon
— 12:26 PM on June 30, 2008

Another one bites the dust. According to IDG News, Rhapsody has followed in the footsteps of Napster and others by starting to sell...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Asus unveils HDMI-equipped Xonar HDAV1.3 sound cards
— 8:30 PM on June 3, 2008

In a radical departure from its wave of Eee PC-related releases, Asus has just announced a new addition to its line of Xonar sound cards....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Napster goes back to its roots, opens MP3 store
— 12:26 PM on May 20, 2008

Watch out, Amazon MP3. Napster is back in the world of MP3 downloads, and this time it's a fully legal online music store with the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

Report: Xbox 360s with Blu-ray coming in the third quarter
— 9:39 AM on May 2, 2008

Just over a month ago, Asian tech sites reported that Lite-On was quietly manufacturing Blu-ray drives for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console. Microsoft took the...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles

New movies to hit iTunes, DVDs simultaneously
— 5:06 PM on May 1, 2008

A year and a half after opening its iTunes movie store in the United States, Apple has struck a deal with major movie studios...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Blu-ray selling poorly despite HD DVD's demise
— 10:31 AM on May 1, 2008

With HD DVD out of the picture since Toshiba's capitulation in mid-February, you'd think Blu-ray sales would have taken off. And yet, the New...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia