Items tagged with burning

Britain's business secretary, Vince Cable, announced today that the government plans to pass legislation allowing citizens to make legal copies of CDs and DVDs they own. The new law will also allow UK citizens to engage in "form shifting;" the term refers to the right to burn legally downloaded materials to physical media. (This last right isn't something US citizens enjoy. Copyright.gov states: "You are not permitted under section 117 to make a backup copy of other material on a computer's hard drive, such as other copyrighted works that have been downloaded (e.g., music, films)." "This brings... Read more...
And we're not talking about "hot sales" either.Japan is investigating a possible defect in Apple Inc.'s iPod after one of the popular digital music players reportedly shot out sparks while recharging, a government official said Wednesday.An official at the trade and economy ministry, which oversees product problems, said a defect is suspected in the lithium-ion battery in the iPod Nano, model number MA099J/A. He spoke on customary condition of anonymity, saying he is reiterating a ministry position.The problem surfaced in January in Kanagawa Prefecture southwest of Tokyo, and Apple reported the... Read more...
EMI Music announced DRM-free music downloads through Apple's iTunes earlier this week. They mentioned "premium" music files, with a bitrate of 256 kbps, instead of the standard 128 kbps, for thirty cents more. Slate answers the question: So what? Listeners don't need all the data on a CD, since much of it is imperceptible to the human ear. Sound compression takes advantage of this fact by removing all that extra information. For starters, codecs throw out frequencies outside the range of human hearing - roughly 20Hz to... Read more...
WORLD OF WARCRAFT(R): THE BURNING CRUSADETM IN STORES JANUARY 16, 2007 Street date set for the expansion to Blizzard Entertainment(R)'s massively multiplayer online role-playing game as subscriber base reaches 7.5 million players worldwide IRVINE, Calif. - - November 9, 2006 - - Blizzard Entertainment(R) announced today that World of Warcraft(R): The Burning CrusadeTM, the highly anticipated expansion to the world's leading subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft, will be in stores on January 16 in North America and Europe. The expansion will... Read more...
Good morning HotHardware fans!  How's everybody doing today? I hope you're all doing well. I, myself, am walking around in a fog. I've been benchmarking like a fiend for the past week or so, and yesterday was the first day in a while that I didn't have to run any numbers. It was weird, I think I'm went through some form of withdrawal! And to top it off, I went to bed WAAAY to early last night, and slept too much.  I think my brain hasn't switched on yet. Oh well, it's nothing some coffee and reading a few tech articles can't fix...  Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 & ATi Silencer... Read more...
Greetings HotHardware fans!  How is everyone doing today?  I sure hope you're all doing well!  All of the members of the H.H. crew are working with some tasty new hardware at the moment, so we should have quite a bit of fresh content for you in the coming days.  Rob's got a couple of new 5900 XTs on the bench, Jeff's been burning some DVDs on a new drive from Plextor, and Jay's messing around with the first SATA optical drive to arrive in the lab.  Tom's got something new for the Athlon XP on tap, I've got Asus' Socket 939 K8T800 Pro running benchmarks right now, and Dave... Read more...