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This page contains all the news items for the month of November 2008.

 

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Sony Firm on Home Launch

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Sony reassures everyone that PlayStation Home launch date will be by the end of the year as promised ... Read more ...
Nov
29
2008



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Black Thursday at Sears

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This year Sears is doing it different by offering Black Friday prices on the day before but there is a small catch ... Read more ...
Nov
26
2008



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The Blockbuster Set-Top Box

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Blockbuster revealed its new set-top box that allows you to watch video-on-demand movies from the internet on your TV ... Read more ...
Nov
26
2008



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Redbox Turns into Blubox

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Redbox kiosks machines will not start to offer Blu-ray discs for rental for just $1 a day ... Read more ...
Nov
26
2008



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PS3 Price Cut Coming

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Sony unofficially has plans to cut the price of the PS3 in March of 2009 ... Read more ...
Nov
25
2008



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Sports in 3D

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Cable & satellite companies are looking to explore the next thing to succeed HD technology ... Read more ...
Nov
25
2008



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Flexible OLED Screens

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Samsung has developed a flexible OLED screen for cell phones ... Read more ...
Nov
25
2008



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Wal-Mart Releases Black Friday Deals

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Wal-Mart has just announced its Black Friday pricing on several items ranging from Blu-ray players to ... Read more ...
Nov
22
2008



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Vizio's New LCD and 40" Soundbar

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Vizio is showing off their new 55" LCD and HD sound bar for under $2500 for both ... Read more ...
Nov
22
2008



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New iPhone Firmware

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Apple has released version 2.2 firmware for the iPhone bringing with it a major overhaul of the Google maps functionality ... Read more ...
Nov
22
2008



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Apple TV Gets New Features

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Apple has released version 2.3 firmware for the Apple TV digital media receiver giving it the ability to stream music from ... Read more ...
Nov
21
2008



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Most Pirated Movie of the Year

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Over one million downloads in less than seven days of release, the Batman sequel, The Dark Knight, is on its way to be the most pirated film of 2008 ... Read more ...
Nov
21
2008



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Anti Hack Firmware for PSP 3000

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Sony issues a firmware update after the supposedly "unhackable" PSP 3000 was hacked ... Read more ...
Nov
21
2008



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Planet 3 Brings you Sky TV

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Planet 3 also known as just 3, is bringing Sky TV channels to mobile phones to watch live TV, News, and ... Read more ...
Nov
20
2008



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Sony Movies Won't Play on XBOX

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Due to a expired license, Sony has blocked the streaming of all movies that are distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment ... Read more ...
Nov
20
2008



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ZoneAlarm Pro 2009 Free for 24 Hours

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Check Point Software celebrated their 15th anniversary of Zone Alarm today and would like to offer free copies but only for 24 hours ... Read more ...
Nov
19
2008



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DivX Sues Yahoo

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Yahoo reneges on advertising deal with DivX that was agreed on last year ... Read more ...
Nov
19
2008



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VUDU Releases New Set-Top Box

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The streaming service has just released a new slimmer style set-top box that is also rack mountable ... Read more ...
Nov
19
2008



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Netflix Says No More HD-DVD

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Netflix consumers will have one month before the rental service stops renting HD DVDs ... Read more ...
Nov
19
2008



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Chinese Break Blu-ray DRM

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China police raided a warehouse and confiscated over 800 pirated Blu-ray DVDs ... Read more ...
Nov
19
2008



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RadioShack Joins in Black Friday Deals

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Here is a sneak peek at RadioShacks Black Friday deals it will be having on the biggest shopping day of the year ... Read more ...
Nov
15
2008



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Worlds Smallest HD Camcorder

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The Flip MinoHD is the worlds smalled HD Camcorder that is capable of recording up to 60 min in 720p ... Read more ...
Nov
15
2008



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Wii Fit Competitor

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Electronic Arts is in the process of making a more rigorous work out game called EA Sports Active ... Read more ...
Nov
15
2008



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ConvertXtoDVD Updates to Version 3.2.4.82

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ConvertXtoDVD is a tool to convert and burn your movie files to a compatible DVD playable on any home DVD player ... Read more ...
Nov
14
2008



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Samsung Makes 100 Foot TV

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At a pre-CES event, Samsung shows off its new "Ultra Large" LCD capable of displaying images 100 feet wide ... Read more ...
Nov
13
2008



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Mod Pirates Get Banned

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Microsoft once again is on a banning spree, this time going after people who have modified their XBOX 360 consoles to play pirated games ... Read more ...
Nov
13
2008



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Google Launches Free Video Chat

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Gmail Video and Voice offers Webcam-based video conferencing to all Gmail users free of charge ... Read more ...
Nov
12
2008



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Blockbusters Set-Top Box In the Making

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Blockbuster is rumored to be working on their own set-top box that can stream movies to your TV ... Read more ...
Nov
12
2008



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DivX 7 Playback Preview

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Take a preview at the sleek new features of DivX 7 ... Read more ...
Nov
12
2008



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XBOX 360 + Games for Under $200

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Just in time for the holiday shopping frenzy, Microsoft will be offering the XBOX 360 Arcade, 7 games, and ... Read more ...
Nov
11
2008



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VUDU Adds HD Movies

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Vudu says it now has 1,100 HD movies in its "on-demand" library ready to be streamed to a Vudu box near you ... Read more ...
Nov
11
2008



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Price Reduction for Blu-ray

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Analyst are predicting a price drop in the Blu-ray format for the holiday shopping season to compete with the standard DVD format as well as streaming media ... Read more ...
Nov
11
2008



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Panasonic to Buy Out Sanyo

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Panasonic confirmed today it will take over Sanyo electronics making them the largest Japanese electronics maker ... Read more ...
Nov
11
2008



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YouTube + MGM = Partners

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YouTube will not start showing full-length TV shows and movies from MGM's archives ... Read more ...
Nov
11
2008



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Pioneer Offers Total HD Home Theater

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Pioneer has plans to come out with a "Full HD" kit that also integrates with the KURO TV line ... Read more ...
Nov
8
2008



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Hackers Cut Through BD-Live with Ease

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The update to Blu-ray Disc Ripper which is now at version 1.4 is the first to support the BD-Live extension as well as duplicating entire Blu-ray movies to the hard drive ... Read more ...
Nov
7
2008



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New Strategy in Battle Against Piracy

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Warner Bros. plans to experiment with dirt cheap movie rentals in China to combat rampid piracy ... Read more ...
Nov
7
2008



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Wii is Good for the Heart

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Scientists have determined that playing Wii Fit on the Wii can improve your overall health and help you lose weight ... Read more ...
Nov
7
2008



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Firmware 2.52 for PS3 Now Out

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Sony has released version 2.52 firmware for the PS3 fixing various issues from bluetooth keyboard to playback quality ... Read more ...
Nov
6
2008



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Nintendo Launches New DSi

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Over the weekend Nintendo distributed 200,000 of its new DSi handheld gaming device in Japan and its already sold out ... Read more ...
Nov
5
2008



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Netflix to Stop Selling DVDs

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In just under a month, Netflix will stop selling their overstock of used DVDs to the public to focus more on ... Read more ...
Nov
5
2008



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Circuit City Rumor Comes True

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Due to hard economic times and falling stock prices, Circuit City has no choice but to shut down over a hundred stores ... Read more ...
Nov
5
2008



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BBC Streams to Linux for Free

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As an experiment the BBC is streaming many radio shows, TV, and movies to Linux users for free ... Read more ...
Nov
4
2008



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WDTV Box for PC to TV

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Western Digital just released WDTV which allows you to stream content from your PC to your TV ... Read more ...
Nov
4
2008



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Mo Piracy Mo Money

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MySpace & MTV are testing out a new method that allows them to actually profit from piracy ... Read more ...
Nov
4
2008