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Experimenting with HDR photos on a $200 camera
— 4:40 PM on July 1, 2008

I've been giddily experimenting with high-dynamic-range photography over the past few days. Unfortunately, I don't own any professional photography equipment, and my best camera...

Type: Blog post Tags: 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

Sony said to be in talks over PS3 video distribution
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2008

The PlayStation 3 may soon have the best of both worlds in terms of movie playback capabilities: online downloads for quick, easy access and Blu-ray...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles

Amazon MP3 not taking users away from iTunes
— 12:13 PM on April 15, 2008

When Amazon launched its Amazon MP3 online music store last year, the company offered a radically different formula from that of Apple's iTunes Store: music...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Copyright

Creative tweaks X-Fi frequency response for Vista
— 3:23 PM on April 11, 2008

Earlier this week we contacted Creative with the hope of getting to the bottom of the bizarre frequency response behavior we observed with RightMark...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Asus unveils tiny Essentio CS5110 PC
— 10:47 AM on April 10, 2008

There's a new kid in Asus' PC lineup, and it's not part of the Eee series. Indeed, the new Essentio CS5110 PC Asus has...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

Amazon offers $50 credit to HD DVD buyers
— 9:48 AM on April 10, 2008

If you purchased an HD DVD player from before Toshiba called it quits on the format, you may be in for some compensation. According...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Vista x86 drivers available for Revolution 5.1, 7.1
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2008

M-Audio may have taken over a year to get around to it, but the sound card maker has finally released complete Windows Vista drivers for...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Unraveling X-Fi frequency response in Windows Vista
— 2:31 PM on April 8, 2008

In our last couple of sound card reviews, we've noticed some odd behavior from products based on Creative's X-Fi audio processor in RightMark Audio Analyzer's...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

Asus' Xonar DX sound card
— 12:23 AM on April 8, 2008

Asus burst onto the sound card scene with the Xonar D2X, delivering a card with solid performance and better sound quality than Creative's best. Now...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

iTunes now the top U.S. music retailer, Apple says
— 3:11 PM on April 4, 2008

Apple has certainly come a long way since its debut in the world of music. From the original iPod, which was an expensive Mac-only device...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Creative does a 180, says it will allow custom drivers
— 10:17 AM on April 2, 2008

In the aftermath of the custom Sound Blaster driver fiasco, both Daniel_K—the modder who wrote the modified drivers—and Creative have spoken out and elaborated...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Creative under fire for taking down custom Vista drivers
— 11:18 AM on April 1, 2008

Nvidia received some flak for lagging behind competitors in producing complete Windows Vista drivers (and causing substantial stability problems in the process), but another...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia