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TiVo, makers of that marvelous television set-top digital video recorder, have inked a deal with Rhapsody to offer streaming digital music through your TV. TiVo has made similar deals to offer services to their subscribers with Amazon.com for movie downloads, and Yahoo for photo sharing. Rhapsody is considered one of the leading providers - along with Napster Inc. -of subscription music, where users can listen to as much as they want as long as they continue to pay the monthly fee. It's not as popular as a la carte download services such as Apple Inc.'s iTunes Store. Rhapsody also offers songs for 99 cents per download, but not throughTiVo. TiVo says it will roll out the Rhapsody feature in stages... Read more...
Remember the good old days, when thieves would smash the window in your car and steal your radio? Well, the days of walking down the street in any big city and seeing "No Radio" signs in car windows are long gone. It's the Global Positioning Satellite devices they're after now. "Police say several things have come together to make this a lucrative crime - so lucrative, in fact, that victims often say GPS thieves ignored other valuable items in their cars. The units - which gather real-time location information from global-positioning satellites and display that on digital maps - have come down in price enough to become relatively popular in higher-rent districts.... Read more...
Looking to expand their presence on the airwaves, Google has been hiring folks for their radio sales department in an attempt to expand their advertising in offline media. There's also been some rumor of a possible Google buyout of Clear Channel, though Clear Channel has declined to comment on the issue. This all comes as Google plans to start testing their Google Audio Ads by the end of this year. "It made a clear move into radio in January when it agreed to pay more than $1 billion, depending on performance, for dMarc Broadcasting Inc., which connects advertisers to radio stations through an automated advertising system. It's all part... Read more...
When we think of TV tuner cards, we typically envision a standard PCI based card designed for PC use.  For laptop users, the options are slim, but they do exist.  USB or FireWire based solutions are available, but this leaves you with cable management issue on your desktop.  The next option is a CardBus type tuner like the Sicuro DEC-900 Cardbus TV Tuner with FM Radio which fits in a standard PCMCIA slot.  ThinkComputers.org has a full write up on this pint sized TV/FM tuner, covering all of the products finer points. "Home theater PCs are very popular these days, being able to use your PC to listen to the radio, watch movies,... Read more...
ATI Radeon Xpress Platform Technology Included in HP Commercial Desktop PCs MARKHAM, ON – April 27, 2005 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT), today announced that Radeon Xpress™ 200 will be the chipset platform technology for the HP dx5150, HP's latest AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based commercial desktop PC. ATI's technology adds Radeon-class visual processing and broad connectivity for today's most commonly used devices and peripherals. The Radeon Xpress 200 also delivers built-in support for PCI Express, DirectX 9 graphics and AMD's (NYSE: AMD) 64-bit processors, helping to enable support of the latest operating systems and applications and, in turn, give customers... Read more...
Happy Friday all.  JeffB checking in with your morning news post.  CTX is sporting a cheap 17" LCD worth checking out if you're in the market.  Speaking of cheap, we have links to a budget Volari video card to cover basic video needs.  We also found the Delphi portable XM receiver a cool little device.  Check it!  Supermicro "Super Quiet" Technology Reviewed @ 2CPU.com: "Demand-Based Switching (DBS) is another power management feature that Intel has come up with. Its goals are to reduce core frequency and voltage until the horsepower is actually required. The processor frequency will be reduced to a minimum of 2.8GHz until the demands of an application... Read more...
Good evening everyone. Following Jeff's lead in bringing you something different, there's a review of Sirius Satellite Radio Vs XM Satellite Radio. Other items for your reading pleasure include the Enermax CS-718B Maxflow Case, Gigabyte 3D1, and Edirol FA-101FireWire Audio Interface. Read on, and enjoy! Edirol FA-101FireWire Audio Interface Review @ XYZ Computing "Edirol, a division of Roland, fine makers of professional audio and music equipment, with their FA-101 FireWire audio interface. In brief, the FA-101 is an outboard soundcard with 10 channels of both input and output. But the features run much deeper." Enermax CS-718B Maxflow Case Review @ 3DXtreme "We enjoyed reviewing... Read more...
Our buds over at the PC Chat radio show have one of their segments streaming now on their web site that has a telephone interview with yours truly in amongst their regular programming for the show.  We talk or should I say "chat" about the history of HotHardware.com a bit and then they pepper me with questions about what I like in PC gear these days.  We're also giving away a couple of Gigs of Kingston PC HyperX PC3500 DDR memory, on the show, so see if you can get yourself in the running.  I had a lot of fun talking with the guys at PC Chat and hope we can hook up with them again sometime in the future.  Mike, Mr. Modem and Nick are good peeps.  Check them... Read more...
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