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This page contains all the news items for the month of December 2009.

 

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XBMC Camelot, A.K.A. Version 9.11 Has Arrived

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It’s been quite a while in the making, but Camelot has arrived for Windows, OSX, Linux, and XBMC Live, and just in time for the holidays ... Read more ...
Dec
31
2009



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TiVo Accidentally Ships Wrong Manual

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Due to a shipping error, TiVo has inadvertently spilled the beans about its new upgrade package ... Read more ...
Dec
31
2009



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XBOX 360 Live Coming to Windows Mobile

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Combining the two platforms would help level the playing field in the mobile gaming market between Microsoft, Nokia, and ... Read more ...
Dec
31
2009



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Time Warner Says No More Fox

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Fox and all of its affiliated stations may soon disappear from Time Warner's cable offerings thanks to ... Read more ...
Dec
31
2009



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RealView Brings 3D to your PSP Via V-Screen

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RealView is working on a device that is supposed to add 3D to any PSP game, even video files ... Read more ...
Dec
29
2009



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Another Major Players Signs with Hulu

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Warner Music Group has become the second major record label to sign with online video site Hulu ... Read more ...
Dec
29
2009



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HTPC Remote with Keyboard & Trackpad

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Lenovo has just released a new multimedia remote with a built in keyboard and trackpad for only $60 ... Read more ...
Dec
29
2009



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Streaming Live Video Over 3G

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The new Qik iPhone application, Qik Live, can finally stream live video over a 3G connection ... Read more ...
Dec
29
2009



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Home Security System Streams to iPhone

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Swann Security, debuts its latest all-in-one security solution that has four indoor/outdoor cameras with night vision, a remote control, mouse and ... Read more ...
Dec
23
2009



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The iMac Gets a Firmware Update to Fix Graphics Card

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Apple has released a firmware update for its 27-inch iMac, fixing problems with the all-in-one computer's graphics cards ... Read more ...
Dec
23
2009



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EyeTV Gets a Makeover to Provide Streaming to iPhone

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EyeTV is a streaming TV provider is a web application that allows you to watch TV over 3G using ... Read more ...
Dec
23
2009



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Sony Working on 3D DSLR Cameras

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Sony isn’t stopping at just 3D TV along with peripherals such as Blu-Ray players and PS3’s though, its now rumored that they are working on 3D DSLR cameras and ... Read more ...
Dec
22
2009



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All New Vitality Sensor for the Wii

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The Wii Vitality sensor should be coming soon allowing the device to monitor your pulse through your fingertip with a pulse oximeter peripheral ... Read more ...
Dec
22
2009



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Worlds Thinnest LCD TV

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Measuring just .1 inches think and weighing less than 9 pounds, this LG 42" 1080p LED backlight LCD screen takes the title of the worlds thinnest TV ... Read more ...
Dec
22
2009



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Sony & RealD Partner Up

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Sony has decided to partner up with RealD, as the Japanese electronics giant continues its push into the growing market for 3-D home entertainment ... Read more ...
Dec
19
2009



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Blu-ray 3D Specs Finalized

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Blu-ray finally got its 3D specs completed, and players, discs and HDTVs are expected to start hitting the consumer market sometime in 2010 ... Read more ...
Dec
19
2009



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AMD Released New Catalyst Drivers

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AMD has released its Catalyst 9.12 drivers, bringing DirectCompute 10.1 compatibility to Radeon HD 4700 and ... Read more ...
Dec
19
2009



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DivX & Sonic Solutions Team Up for D.V.D.

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Divx & Sonic Solutions announced a partnership to enable the future of Digital Video Distribution of a broad selection of high-quality movies ... Read more ...
Dec
17
2009



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Most Watched YouTube Videos of 2009

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Google has announced the top 5 most viewed YouTube videos for the year 2009 ... Read more ...
Dec
17
2009



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Blockbuster Presents Direct Access

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Blockbuster announced a new service called, Direct Access, which allows customers to get hard to find or out-of-stock movies direct from their ... Read more ...
Dec
17
2009



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Comcast Launches "TV Everywhere" Plan

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Comcast is opening up its new “TV Everywhere” program, which gives its subscriber, and only its subscribers, access to extra ... Read more ...
Dec
16
2009



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New Gaming Service by Microsoft

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In an attempt to take on Steam, Microsoft has developed a gaming service called what else but, "Games on Demand" ... Read more ...
Dec
16
2009



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Blu-ray Comes to the iMac

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Until now the iMac only worked with other DisplayPort devices, but thanks to Apogee's new HDMI to Mini it can ... Read more ...
Dec
16
2009



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Boxee Beta Download Link Leaked

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After Boxee announced the beta version of their free media center platform last week, an eager user tweaked the download URL to reveal the new version ready ... Read more ...
Dec
15
2009



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Apple Delays iMac Shipment

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Apple over the weekend acknowledged that it was having issues shipping the latest iteration of its popular all-in-one iMac desktop ... Read more ...
Dec
15
2009



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Studios Hoping to have a Blu Christmas

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Movie studios are trying to make this holiday season a Blu Christmas but increasing revenue significantly from sales of Blu-ray discs ... Read more ...
Dec
15
2009



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Managed Copy Available On Blu-ray

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Managed Copy has finally come on Blu-ray, allowing consumers to make legal 1:1 copies of Blu-ray movies, that can play without the original disc. At least that's the theory, anyway ... Read more ...
Dec
13
2009



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Sony Blu-ray Player with Netflix Only $179

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The Sony BDP-N460 can deliver full HD quality (1080p), upscale DVDs to near HD, and instantly stream over a thousand movies, videos and ... Read more ...
Dec
12
2009



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Price Fixing on LCD Screens for Mobile Phones

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Some of the world's largest LCD makers have been caught in price fixing scandals paying fines in excess of $540 million dollars ... Read more ...
Dec
12
2009



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Amazon's Combo Deal Gives You Free VOD

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Amazon's new combo deal gives you a free video-on-demand version of a movie when you buy the DVD or ... Read more ...
Dec
11
2009



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Intel Pays AMD $1.25 Billion

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AMD announced today that it has received the $1.25 billion settlement payment from Intel over various antitrust and ... Read more ...
Dec
11
2009



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Compliants Spawn a New Firmware for the PS3

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Ever since Firmware 3.10, users have been complaining about a multitude of features that supposedly firmware 3.15 will fix plus Sony is throwing in a zoo prize ... Read more ...
Dec
9
2009



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Bada Brings TV, Blu-ray, and Mobile Together

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Samsung has officially launched Bada, its new mobile operating system, which will allow developers to get more involved with ... Read more ...
Dec
9
2009



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Make Way for the Boxee Box

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The Boxee Box, made by D-Link, will have HDMI-support, an SD card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, WiFi, and ... Read more ...
Dec
8
2009



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Hulu Launches Vevo

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Vevo, the “Hulu for music videos” site that launches tomorrow, just got a bit bigger by adding videos from Sony and ... Read more ...
Dec
8
2009



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AMD to Demo Blu-ray Standard

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AMD announced today that it plans to demonstrate the upcoming Blu-ray stereoscopic 3D standard at next month's Consumer Electronics Show ... Read more ...
Dec
8
2009



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First Full HD 3D LCD Monitor by LG

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LG has just announced the world's first mass produced Full HD 3D-capable monitor, which spans 23 inches diagonally and looks to sport ... Read more ...
Dec
4
2009



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Redbox in Talks with Game Makers

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Rumors are circulating that Redbox is in talks with video game providers to add video game rentals to its kiosk machines ... Read more ...
Dec
4
2009



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Windows 7 on a Flash Drive

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The Chinese black market has started selling copies of Windows 7 on USB disk drives ... Read more ...
Dec
4
2009



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Logitech Developing UMD Add-On for PSP Go

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Its being rumored that Logitech is developing an add-on UMD drive for the PSP Go portable gaming console, which has the ability to download ... Read more ...
Dec
3
2009



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Flip Video Launches FlipShare TV

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Pure Digital Technologies, maker of the popular Flip Video portable video camera, announces FlipShare TV, which can share and stream video ... Read more ...
Dec
3
2009



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Universal Brings Back Flipper Combos

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Universal Studios announced today the introduction of the new dual-format discs containing both Blu-ray and DVD versions of some of the studio's greatest films ... Read more ...
Dec
2
2009



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GE & Comcast Deal Finalized

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The rumored deal between GE and Comcast over NBC Universal is all but complete except for a little paperwork ... Read more ...
Dec
2
2009



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Hulu Beefs Up its Search Tool

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Hulu now has an advanced search option allowing you to search for specific episodes or ... Read more ...
Dec
2
2009



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Google to Get into Primetime TV Market

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Google’s video site has been trying to convince the TV industry to let it stream individual shows for a fee ... Read more ...
Dec
2
2009



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Mininova Goes Legit

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After losing their case, the courts have ordered Mininova to remove all the links to copyright content or pay a fine of 5 million ... Read more ...
Dec
1
2009



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First Content Filtering 1080p DVD Player

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The ClearPlay DVD player gives parents and others the ability to edit out content they find objectionable for themselves or ... Read more ...
Dec
1
2009



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USAF Orders Over 2,000 PS3 Consoles

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The United States Air Force hopes to use the power of 2,200 Sony PlayStation 3 consoles in future research projects ... Read more ...
Dec
1
2009