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EMI is a big music company. It's the largest music publisher in the world. And they appear to be ready to shed the digital rights management that makes moving your music from one device to another such a pain - if the money's right, that is: According to the people familiar with the matter, London-based EMI asked the retailers to submit proposals by Thursday telling the company what size advance payments they would offer in exchange for the right to sell EMI's music as MP3s, the Journal reported. One of the unidentified people said EMI would decide whether to forge ahead with the strategy based on the size of the offers. A decision about... Read more...
In a interesting twist, a New York boy accused by the Record Industry for being a 'pirate' is fighting back. Claiming he was downloading songs that he already owned on CD and that his accusers have no real way of proving he illegally downloaded, the now man and his attorney are demanding a trial by jury intended to seek among other things compensation for damage to his reputation, distracting him from school, and his family's legal fees. A New York teen, dubbed a pirate by the Record Industry, is counter suing them for defamation, violating anti-trust laws, conspiring to defraud the courts and making extortionate threats. In papers responding to a lawsuit filed... Read more...
SanDisk Introduces World's Largest Capacity Flash Memory MP3 Player - The 8GB Sansa e280 For $249.99 MSRP New Model Now Holds Up To 10GB of Music With Optional 2GB microSD Card; SanDisk Also Announces Price Reductions On Current 2, 4 And 6GB Sansa MP3 Models As Retailers Get Ready for the Holiday Season MILPITAS, CA - Aug. 21, 2006 - SanDisk(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today unveiled the world's largest capacity flash-based MP3 player, the 8-gigabyte (GB) 1 Sansa e280 that boasts award-winning audio, photo viewing and video clip playback capabilities. Priced at $249.99 (MSRP), the e280 is the latest evolution of SanDisk's flagship e200 series. The 8GB device sports a microSD expansion slot... Read more...
Auphan Online had published a good article detailing their own iPod surgery. If your iPod's having some problems and your all out of ideas, might as well go the frankenstein route. "Your iPod. Its sleek, its sexy, and now... its not working. Is your iPod giving you the Apple equivalent of the Blue Screen of Death? Don't throw it out! You can fix it yourself, I'll show you how." Though if your warranty is still good, you might want to try that first.... Read more...
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Mobile phones will deal a final blow to makers of music devices and video camcorders, having already hit the photo industry, a senior executive at handset maker Nokia told the Financial Times newspaper. Anssi Vanjoki, head of the multimedia unit at the world's largest cellphone maker, pointed in comments published on Tuesday to Nokia's 2000 forecast of the death of the photo industry, and said the same fate was looming for other sectors. Nokia made 100 million cameraphones last year, making it the world's largest camera manufacturer. READ MORE...... Read more...
Velocity Micro Gamer's Edge 1500 Evaluation @ HardOCP: "We chose the Gamer's Edge 1500 because yours truly is addicted to Battlefield 2 and can barely stand having only 1GB of memory (and 512MB is unthinkable). Therefore, we ordered the 1500 instead, and we did not change one part. I think that if Velocity Micro is going to put their best foot forward in their initial configuration, and bill it as the best value gaming configuration available for $1500, then we should test it exactly as it is configured." Biostar I945P-A7 Motherboard Review @ Bjorn3D: "The I945P-A7 is currently Biostar's sole Intel 945P-based motherboard. It only offers a little more than a standard 945P board,... Read more...
Hey folks, we've got the last reviews of the night ready for you. Goodnight all! Thermalright SI-120 Heatsink @ SystemCooling "The new Thermalright SI-120 heatsink is a redesigned XP-120 that offers greater motherboard compatibility while still accommodating a 120mm fan of your choice. In fact, Thermalright claims the SI-120 will fit all known Intel P4 and AMD K8 motherboards (at least they haven't found one yet it didn't fit). The SI-120 incorporates five heat pipes to transfer heat out of the copper base into a large array of aluminum fins (just like the original XP-120)." Neoseeker Thermaltake Golden Orb II @ Neoseeker "The cooler has a fairly manageable 120mm diameter but weighs... Read more...
The weekend is over, and apparently so is the nice weather. It's not a problem though, we've got some decent news to keep your eyes glued to the monitor. Let's see what Monday has to offer... Seagate 400GB Barracuda 7200.8 SATA Hard Disk @ Adrian's Rojak Pot "Size matters when it comes to hard disks. Bigger is always better. Everyone is always looking out for the biggest hard disk in the market. Today, we are going to take a close look at one of the biggest hard disks in the market - the Seagate 400GB Barracuda 7200.8 SATA hard disk! Check out why we consider it worthy of our Reviewer's Choice Award!" Review of the World's Smallest MP3 Player: MobiBlu DAH-1500 @ I4U "I got several... Read more...
SLI antialiasing debuts @ The Tech Report: "When ATI first announced its CrossFire multi-card graphics platform to the world in late May, the clever folks on the red team had a few interesting new twists to offer in their answer to NVIDIA's SLI. One of the more appealing features of the CrossFire platform was to be a "super antialiasing" mode, allowing two graphics cards to team up in order to produce higher quality antialiasing than available on a single card alone. We liked the idea, noting that "CrossFire rigs may provide image quality benefits even in games where fill rate and geometry throughput aren't normally at a premium." Since there are quite a few current games... Read more...
Samsung YH-820 MP3 Player Review @ Designtechnica: "Apple may be king of the MP3 player hill, but there are several companies hoping to dethrone the big red, and Samsung's in line. The new YH-820 micro HDD based MP3 player is not only smaller than the iPod mini, but it sports a bright color display, and dare-we-say it, is just as attractive. But are good looks and solid sound enough to convince users to shun the Apple iPod mini? Read on to find out." IPv6 - A Look At The Next Generation Internet Protocol @ The Tech Zone: "Internet Protocol Version 6, is the latest incarnation of the TCP/IP standard that increases Internet Protocol's ability to scale to billions of users and Internet... Read more...
Happy Easter everyone! I've already had the family dinner yesterday, so today I'm taking it easy and surviving off left overs. As for the news today, Bjorn3D has taken a look at the Leadtek WinFast TV USB II Deluxe, which I have also reviewed, so if your interested in the product: Click Here. Sorell SF 2000 MP3 Player Review @ The Tech Zone "The Sorell SF 2000 is more than just a flash based MP3 player - there is also a built in voice recorder and FM tuner. Plus the unit can double as a USB flash drive, making filing transfer quick and easy. The SF 2000 is available in? 256MB and 512MB configurations. The player is really small, just 3.1" long by 1.2" wide by 0.59" thick and... Read more...
Good morning once again all!  We've lined up several good news-bits for you today.  The Tech Zone checks in with a Sorell SF 2000 MP3 player, while Bjorn3D lines up with a Leadtek WinFast TV USB II Deluxe.  When your done there, come on back and check Matt's take on Leadtek's Deluxe TV kit.  Enjoy the holiday weekend! Sorell SF 2000 MP3 Player Review @ The Tech Zone: "The Sorell SF 2000 is more than just a flash based MP3 player - there is also a built in voice recorder and FM tuner. Plus the unit can double as a USB flash drive, making filing transfer quick and easy. The SF 2000 is available in? 256MB and 512MB configurations. The player is really small, just 3.1"... Read more...
Good morning all :)  It was my sister-in-laws 30th birthday last night, so, needless to say my head is feeling a little fuzzy this morning.  But, a night of good times is well worth the few hours of feeling under the weather ;)  Nervetheless, it is getting later in the day so let's got down to business...  PDP System Patriot XBL PC-3200 DC Kit @ ClubOC "Its amazing how the memory industry is ran. It seems like more and more companies are just doing the same thing. In a way it's good, and in other ways it's bad. The bad side is that you can still buy what seems like "good" memory and next thing you know its gone bad, and the company has gone out of business or... Read more...
So, have all of you had your chance to spend some quality time with Doom 3?  Have you lost countless hours reveling in the horror, fragging the baddies back to where they belong?  I suspect a lot of you have.  I've tried to put some quality time in myself and I can surely say, this game delivers the goods on fear and graphics quality, no doubt.  Too bad I don't have the time to play for hours on end.  Something about work and divorce always comes up to rain on the party :) Doom 3: Why is Radeon X800 Series behind GeForce6? @ 3DCenter.org: "One the one hand, Radeon-cards have got a superior Early-Z-Occlusion performance. But on the other hand, the Radeon-mechanism... Read more...
Hey all, time for your morning news update. I'm up a little earlier than usual to get things going for you. Recently I picked up mountain biking to get my lazy butt into shape and I find beating the North Carolina Sun is a good idea. All this sitting in front of a PC is bad news for the body and I figured I better do something or I'm going to get decrepit. Rob has his volley ball league, Dave his Tai Kwon Do and Jay is a cycler too. Seemed like a good fit for me as well. We'll see what happens over time, but the cost to get started is enough to keep me going for a long time!  This is not a cheap sport.  Here's your morning fix... Samsung Yepp YP-T5V Digital Audio Player Review @ Designtechnica:... Read more...
Good morning all.  It looks like we've got a fair amount of news for you this morning, with a number of sites hard at work on some interesting reading.  We've been pretty busy this week as well, with some nice treats on tap for you.  I've also been toying with the idea of writing a few guides for our newbie friends, to help them with the various facets of building and using their rig.  What I'd like is some feedback from our readers letting me know what you would find most helpful.  So if there is something you would like covered, please drop a quick line and let me know! GeForce FX Comparison - Prolink 5900XT vs. Albatron 5700P Turbo @ Tweaktown: "Today we've checked... Read more...
Good morning all.  Time for some morning reading courtesy of your good friends at HotHardware.  JeffB checkin' in with the latest news floating around the hardware world.  Got a decent selection waiting for me in my mailbox this AM, so let's not waste any time! Aristec Accent HT-400b HTPC Case Review at htpcnews.com: "As newcomers to the HTPC community begin their journey one of the first questions that they have is "what case should I buy" and the answer is not always what they want to hear. HTPC's are not a cheap hobby by any means... Yes you can build a HTPC for practically nothing but you will be heavily limited on what it can do in the grand scheme of things.... Read more...
Welcome back my friends :)  Things around the Canadian portion of the HH lab have been a bit on the quiet side for the past few days due to my cold.  Thankfully, I awoke this morning feeling much better then I had over the weekend.  Needless to say, I have a bit of work that needs tending too ;)  However, before I head back to the test bench, here is a bit of news to help tie you over till the AM... Galaxy & Gainward GeForce FX 5900 XT's Review @ Beyond3D "Overall the pixel shader results highlight that the 5900XT cards are a better option than the 5700 Ultra for games which have shaders forming a large portion of the rendering workload. When one looks at all of the... Read more...
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