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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

— 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No new Dell MP3 players coming this year
— 1:37 PM on November 11, 2008

Despite some of the things we heard this summer, Dell may hold off on resuming its battle with the iPod. eWeek says the Wall Street...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Get ready for full-length movies on YouTube
— 9:50 AM on November 6, 2008

Google is in for a direct collision course with Hulu, according to CNet News. The news site has learned from an "executive with a major...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

AMD closes deal with Broadcom, gets $142M
— 12:39 PM on October 28, 2008

A couple of months ago, AMD announced that it had struck a deal to sell its digital TV business to Broadcom. The transaction would...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

New Walmart MP3 store has cross-platform support
— 10:51 AM on October 28, 2008

In the face of heated competition from Amazon and Apple, Walmart looks to be working hard to make its new MP3 downloads store more compelling....

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

Badaboom 1.0 uses Nvidia GPUs to transcode video
— 5:01 PM on October 23, 2008

Nvidia has made lots of noise about its CUDA general-purpose programming interface in recent months. While the company still boasts about CUDA's benefits for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia

Microsoft denies Xbox 360 Blu-ray rumors, again
— 5:08 PM on October 10, 2008

Yesterday, rumors of a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360 re-emerged after several months of silence. Supposedly, Microsoft had contracted Toshiba-Samsung Storage Technology to...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Game consoles