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

 

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Digital TV Coupons in Short Supply

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The government is running out of $40 coupons for converter boxes needed for the Digital TV Transition in ... Read more ...
Dec
30
2008



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iPhone for Under $100

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AT&T will be supplying Wal-Mart with refurbished iPhones to sell for ... Read more ...
Dec
30
2008



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Man Shot for Talking Too Much

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A Pennsylvania man was shot for being too loud in a Philadelphia movie theater while The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was playing ... Read more ...
Dec
30
2008



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VOD for the Wii

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Nintendo announced Christmas day that plans to add a Video-on-Demand (VOD) service to the Wii were in the works ... Read more ...
Dec
28
2008



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RIP VHS

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VHS finally kicks the bucket as the last big distributor has shipped VHS for the last time ... Read more ...
Dec
24
2008



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Blu-ray Prices Up Since Black Friday

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Analyst are already seeing Blu-ray player prices increase by as much as 10% ... Read more ...
Dec
24
2008



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DivX 7 is Coming Soon to a Computer Near You

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From the people that brought you high quality DivX video comes the next evolution of digital video with DivX 7 which features True HD and ... Read more ...
Dec
23
2008



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Warner Backs Out

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After being in a contract with YouTube for two years, Warner decides to back out and have ... Read more ...
Dec
23
2008



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Roku Gets HD Update

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Netflix gives its digital set-top box a update that allows for streaming of high definition content via ... Read more ...
Dec
23
2008



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Take 20% off for Christmas

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All VSO products, including ConvertXtoDVD, are 20% off for this holiday season ... Read more ...
Dec
20
2008



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Inexpensive Blu-ray Player

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Target is giving you another chance at Black Friday prices by offering a Blu-ray player for only ... Read more ...
Dec
20
2008



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Panasonic Acquires Sanyo

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Panasonic Electronics will pay 9 billion dollars to acquire Sanyo creating a new leader in the Japanese electronics market ... Read more ...
Dec
20
2008



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New Touch Screen Remote

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Philips shows off the new Prestigo SRT9320 touch screen remote that has a color screen and can control up to ... Read more ...
Dec
19
2008



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PS3 Future Not as Bad as it Seems

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Although the XBOX 360 and the Wii are heavily outselling the PS3, analyst say PS3 sells are up %60 compared to last year ... Read more ...
Dec
19
2008



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Joost to Focus on Video Streaming

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Joost has shut down its desktop appication to put more focus on its video streaming site ... Read more ...
Dec
19
2008



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PSP-3000 Already Getting a Make Over

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Sony is already planning a total makeover for the PSP-3000 and hopes to have the new PSP-4000 sometime in 2009 ... Read more ...
Dec
17
2008



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Most HDTV Owners not Getting HD Programming

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According to a study by Comcast, one third of HDTV owners watch only standard definition on their high definition TV ... Read more ...
Dec
17
2008



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Microsoft Knew About Disc Damage

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Microsoft admits they knew the XBOX 360 was damaging disc when the console was moved during use ... Read more ...
Dec
17
2008



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iPhone 3G Gets Hacked Already

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The iPhone 3G was originally designed to work only on the Cingular network until hackers have recently unlocked it to work on any GSM carrier ... Read more ...
Dec
17
2008



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Free Blu-ray Player At BestBuy

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BestBuy is offering a Insignia Blu-ray player for free with the purchase of a $79.99 HDMI cable and ... Read more ...
Dec
16
2008



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Free Shipping Thursday

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Luke Knowles, who founded FreeShipping.org, has declared Thursday to be Free Shipping day ... Read more ...
Dec
16
2008



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New Blu-ray Firmware Prevents Piracy

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A new Blu-ray firmware update has fixed a loophole in the DRM format that made the discs vulnerable to hackers ... Read more ...
Dec
16
2008



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XBOX 360 Jasper Details

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There has been several revisions to the XBOX console although its hard to tell which console you are getting except now ... Read more ...
Dec
13
2008



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Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite

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The Digital Entertainer will allow you to enjoy videos, music, and photos on your TV and comes with a 500GB hard drive ... Read more ...
Dec
13
2008



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PS3 Home Already in Trouble

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Only one day after Sony releases their new virtual world service called Home, its already experiencing problems ranging from "can't connect" to ... Read more ...
Dec
13
2008



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Acer Aspire One for $99

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Radio Shack is about to start selling a subsidized Acer Aspire One netbook for only $99 with a ... Read more ...
Dec
13
2008



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Sony Launches PlayStation Home

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PlayStation "Home" is as a virtual world that allows PS3 gamers to create their own life basically from Apartments to clothes and chat via VoIP ... Read more ...
Dec
12
2008



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Full Game Downloads for the XBOX 360

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Full game downloads may soon become a sure thing for the XBOX 360 as bandwidth increases for home users and pricing gets cheaper ... Read more ...
Dec
12
2008



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Office Depot Closes 100 Stores

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Another one bites the dust as Office Depot announces it will be closing down some of its stores as well as letting 2,000 people go in efforts to save ... Read more ...
Dec
12
2008



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Firmware Update for New MacBooks

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Apple has released new firmware updates for their “late 2008” notebooks that solved a handful of problems from video issues to ... Read more ...
Dec
12
2008



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Convert VHS to DVD Super Easy

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The folks at Roxio have just announced a new method to transfer VHS to DVD, its so easy even a caveman could do it ... Read more ...
Dec
10
2008



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Sony to Lay off 4% of Workforce

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Rough economic times and low demand for consumer electronics has caused Sony to cut 8,000 workers ... Read more ...
Dec
10
2008



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ConvertXtoDVD Updates to Version 3.3.1.99

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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 ...
Dec
10
2008



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Firmware Update for Blackberry Storm

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Verizon has released the first firmware update for the Blackberry Storm smartphone speeding up the overall functionality drastically ... Read more ...
Dec
9
2008



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Roku/XBOX 360 Not Getting Along with Netflix

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Roku and XBOX 360 users have been experiencing issues with poor quality on Netflix's streaming movie service but Netflix says they have fixed it ... Read more ...
Dec
9
2008



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First HD Display in Times Square

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JVC mounts a 35 foot long LCD display in Times Square that supports a resolution of 720p and has over one million LED lights ... Read more ...
Dec
9
2008



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Wal-Mart Gets 10,000 Wii

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The Wii was the most sought out item on Black Friday and expect no different for the Christmas holiday shopping and Wal-Mart has you covered ... Read more ...
Dec
8
2008



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YouTube Officially Supports HD

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YouTube has finally added the option to watch videos in high definition ... Read more ...
Dec
8
2008



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NFL Goes 3D

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The Thursday night game between the Raiders in Chargers was broadcast in 3D at select theaters ... Read more ...
Dec
8
2008



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Watch Instantly for Macs

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Netflix's "Watch Instantly" movie streaming service is now fully compatible with Mac computers allowing them to stream over 12,000 movies and TV shows by the end of 2008 ... Read more ...
Dec
6
2008



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Leaked Ads Show 4GB iPhone for $99

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Some leaked ads of iPhone activation guides for Wal-Mart employees suggest a $99 price tag for a 4GB iPhone ... Read more ...
Dec
5
2008



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Samsung Will Debut 50" OLED TV in 09

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Samsung has announced that it may show off its 50-inch OLED TV at next year's CES show in January ... Read more ...
Dec
5
2008



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Vista Codec Package Updates to Version 5.0.4

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Vista Codec Package & Vista Codec x64 Components takes the best codecs and settings and allows playback of DVDs and other movie formats in Windows Vista ... Read more ...
Dec
5
2008



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Nintendo Makes $6 on Every Wii Sold

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At first glance, it think to yourself thats not alot, but we you figure in 35 million Wii's and ... Read more ...
Dec
4
2008



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Pocket Movie Player Connects to TV

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TrekStor has launched a hard drive that is small enough to fit in your pocket and can still connect directly to your TV to watch ... Read more ...
Dec
4
2008



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XP Codec Pack Updates to Version 2.4.4

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The XP Codec Pack is a collection of all the most frequently used codecs and filters to ensure playback of all your media files ... Read more ...
Dec
4
2008



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XBOX Outsells PS3 on Black Friday

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XBOX 360 had the single biggest sales day in history by triumping over the PS3 3:1 thanks to Black Friday deals ... Read more ...
Dec
3
2008



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Pioneer's 1TB Blu-ray Disc

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According to DigiTimes, Pioneer has been working on a new Blu-ray disc that holds a smashing 1TB (1000GB) ... Read more ...
Dec
3
2008



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Nokia VS iPhone/Blackberry

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In a attempt to regain some lost market share to Apples iPhone and RIMs Blackberry, Nokia talks about its new touchscreen smart phone that debuts next year ... Read more ...
Dec
3
2008



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Clearance on HD-DVDs

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Borders is having a huge clearance sale on all remaining HD-DVD stock and they are going for as little as ... Read more ...
Dec
2
2008



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Blockbuster On-Demand

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Blockbuster said in first few months of 2009 it will start to stream On-Demand movies to compatible Blu-ray players ... Read more ...
Dec
2
2008



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$500 Million on Black Friday

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ComScore released their financial report for Black Friday showing just a one percent increase in total sales over last year despite the horrible economic downturn we are in ... Read more ...
Dec
2
2008



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Voodoo 3 Drivers Released

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3DFX Zone has just released some new video drivers to support Voodoo3 and other video cards on Windows 2000, XP ... Read more ...
Dec
2
2008