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This page contains all the news items for the month of April 2010.

 

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DivX Plus Technology in 3D Blu-ray Players

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Panasonic announced today that all future Panasonic 3D Blu-ray players will have DivX's Plus HD technology that will support the playback of all content ... Read more ...
Apr
30
2010



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Sony Dash Now On Sale

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The dash Personal Internet Viewer delivers your favorite movies, TV episodes, videos and music from a large selection of entertainment apps including Netflix, YouTube ... Read more ...
Apr
30
2010



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Live TV on the XBOX 360

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The folks over at the GameFocus, a Canadian game site, leaked out that the XBOX 360 might be getting a Live TV channel in 2011 ... Read more ...
Apr
30
2010



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Netflix Thinking of Going International

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Netflix has decided 14 million subscribers just isn't enough, thats why they are looking to hire a international product director ... Read more ...
Apr
29
2010



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Amazon Creates 3D FAQ Videos

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If your curious about 3D and how it works or even what the differences is between the various 3D technologies, check out the 3D 101 page ... Read more ...
Apr
29
2010



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Black Wii Coming to the US in May

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Several inside sources at various retail stores have indicated that a Black Nintendo Wii will arrive in the US and Canada some time in early May ... Read more ...
Apr
29
2010



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Android Based TV's Coming from Samsung

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It would appear that Samsung is interested in going into the TV manufacturing business by incorporating Google's Android operating system inside the ... Read more ...
Apr
28
2010



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Toshiba Reveals 21" Glasses Free 3D Display

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Toshiba Mobile Display is working on a auto-stereoscopic, aka glasses-free, 21-inch 3D HD display for use in next-generation 3D monitors ... Read more ...
Apr
28
2010



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PS3 Firmware Brings More than Just 3D

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It appears that firmware 3.30 didn't just bring 3D gaming to the PS3 but a few other useful features such as raw bitstream support and remote access ... Read more ...
Apr
27
2010



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Steam to be Ported to Linux

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Developers over at Phoronix have found evidence in Steam's Mac OS X launcher that Linux support is in the works and it will be coming soon ... Read more ...
Apr
27
2010



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YouTube Joins the Video Rental Market

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YouTube has finally decided to enter the online video rental market with a decent selection of movies and TV shows priced between 99 cents and ... Read more ...
Apr
27
2010



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Hulu Starting Premium Subscription Service

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Hulu is about to start a paid subscription service in May that would allow subscribers to access older episodes of a TV series for under $10 ... Read more ...
Apr
23
2010



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New Firmware for the PS3 Brings 3D Gaming

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Sony's PS3 will soon get a new version of firmware that will bring 3D gaming, live streaming of MLB games, and enhance ... Read more ...
Apr
23
2010



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Steam UI Update Coming Next Week

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Steam has been working on their new UI for a few months now and it looks like it’s finally going to be released bringing with it cosmetic changes and ... Read more ...
Apr
23
2010



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3D TVs Could Cause Seizure or Stroke

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Samsung warns people that 3D TVs could potentially be hazardous to ones health by causing nausea, dizziness, or even seizures by altering the way the eye & brain interprets bright flashing images ... Read more ...
Apr
21
2010



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Wii Gets Classic Pro Controller

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Nintendo announced today that a new game controller for the Wii gaming console called, Classic Pro, will be available for purchase in either black or ... Read more ...
Apr
21
2010



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Nintendo 3DS Shipping in October?

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Rumors are floating around that Nintendo's new DS, the 3DS, could be in stores as soon as October, which is just in time for the holiday shopping season ... Read more ...
Apr
21
2010



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Popbox Prepares for Launch

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The Popbox settop device, which was originally set to launch in March, looks to be almost complete bringing content from the internet on the big screen ... Read more ...
Apr
21
2010



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Verizon Adds Another Way to Control DVR

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Verizon is now giving its customers even more control over their FiOS DVRs by allowing them to remotely program them through their mobile devices ... Read more ...
Apr
20
2010



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FreeAgent+HD Media Players Get Access to Streaming Services

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Seagate announced that it will be adding access to the Netflix streaming movie service as well as other services to its FreeAgent+HD ... Read more ...
Apr
20
2010



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Boxee & Roku Come Together to Stream Live Sports

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Starting today Boxee will stream the National Hockey League’s Game Center Live online and possibly the NBA too ... Read more ...
Apr
20
2010



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PlayStation Network Now Updates on Tuesdays

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Starting in May, Sony will start weekly content updates on Tuesdays rather than the current Thursday to compete with Microsoft's XBOX Live updates ... Read more ...
Apr
17
2010



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Zune HD Hacked

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Microsoft's new Zune HD has been hacked to allow developers to take full advantage of the hardware specs without being restricted by the XNA platform ... Read more ...
Apr
17
2010



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Wireless USB Home Theater Kit

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The South Korean tech company Hanshin just came out with a multimedia station that will connect to your HDTV wirelessly through a USB Dongle and ... Read more ...
Apr
17
2010



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Samsung to use Microsoft's DRM

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Samsung announced that it will start using Microsoft's PlayReady DRM for a range of home devices, including cellphones, digital video players ... Read more ...
Apr
16
2010



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Get a Job at Boxee

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It would appear Boxee is looking for a app developer for the iPhone and iPad to gets its media streaming software out to more ... Read more ...
Apr
16
2010



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PS3 Doesn't Get 3D Blu-ray Capabilities Until Fall

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Sony is trying to clear up some confusion about 3D capabilities and their latest firmware saying it will only provide 3D ... Read more ...
Apr
16
2010



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Price Cut for XBOX 360 Arcade Edition

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Amazon reduces the price of the XBOX 360 Arcade edition by %20 to under $160 ... Read more ...
Apr
14
2010



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Samsung Takes New Approach at 3DTV Advertisement

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Samsung displays their "Factorial Analysis and Kaleidoscopic Examination" (FAKE) technology hoping that this viral ad is funny enough to make you ... Read more ...
Apr
14
2010



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Flip Slide Video Camera Get Makeover

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This newest Flip camcorder sports a three-inch resistive touchscreen, 16GB of storage, and an HDMI out for viewing your home movies on your TV ... Read more ...
Apr
14
2010



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MobiTV Brings you Live TV on iPhone

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MobiTV is offering a free application for the iPhone that allows users to stream ABC News, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and ... Read more ...
Apr
13
2010



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Netflix Streaming Now Available to All

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Netflix has announced the streaming service for the Wii, which was tested last month by select users, is now available to all via the mailed disc ... Read more ...
Apr
13
2010



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Portable Hard Drives with Pre-Loaded Movies

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Seagate, the world's largest hard disk drive maker, and Viacom's Paramount Pictures announced April 12 that they have come together to offer a total of 21 movies preloaded on a 500GB hard drive ... Read more ...
Apr
13
2010



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Adobe Releases Creative Suite 5

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Adobe has released version 5 of Creative Suite, which is a collection of multimedia tools, that puts its main focus on mobile apps and ... Read more ...
Apr
13
2010



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Netflix Sacrifices Availability for More Content

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Netflix agrees to wait 28 days before renting newly released content from Fox & Universal in exchange for more content from ... Read more ...
Apr
10
2010



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Amazon Held Liable for PS3 Firmware Update

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The latest firmware update for Sony's PS3 has caused some gamers to demand their money back for false advertising ... Read more ...
Apr
10
2010



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Silverlight 4.0 Coming Soon

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Microsoft has quietly announced their plans to release the final version of Silverlight 4.0 as early as next week ... Read more ...
Apr
10
2010



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Netflix Looking for Android Expert

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Apparently Netflix wants to add another platform to their streaming media service so they can cater to your mobile media need at anytime or ... Read more ...
Apr
9
2010



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Redbox May Open a Streaming Video Service

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Redbox is considering starting a very low cost Internet video streaming service for under $5 based on the results of a recent survey ... Read more ...
Apr
8
2010



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Nintendo & Google Partner Up

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Nintendo and Google have joined hands in creating a innovative search engine game where you have to guess the most popular search terms ... Read more ...
Apr
8
2010



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Dish Network's SlingLoaded ViP922 DVR Arrives

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The ViP922 SlingLoaded DVR receiver should be available tomorrow allowing customers to enjoy simultaneous, uninterrupted and independent TV viewing between ... Read more ...
Apr
7
2010



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Firmware Update for PS3 Goes Wrong

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Quite a few PS3 users are having extreme difficulties using their PS3's after upgrading to Sony's latest firmware which was only suppose to remove the ... Read more ...
Apr
7
2010



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Rhapsody Ditches RealNetworks

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The subscription music service Rhapsody officially announced today that it will part ways with former partner RealNetworks and branch off by itself ... Read more ...
Apr
7
2010



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Zune HD Gets Firmware Update

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Microsoft launches version 4.5 firmware update for the Zune HD that adds Smart DJ to the touchscreen as well as the ability to use the on board Wi-Fi to ... Read more ...
Apr
6
2010



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Microsoft Quietly Sends Out Mystery Invitations

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Microsoft has quietly sent out invites for an mysterious event on April 12th with a small note that says "It's time to share" ... Read more ...
Apr
6
2010



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DivX Partners with Sharp on Digital TVs

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DivX announced today a new partnership with Sharp Corporation to allow customers to watch high-quality DivX videos on digital TVs via a USB port ... Read more ...
Apr
6
2010



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Blu-ray Disc Capacity Increased to 128GB

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The Blu-ray Disc Association has just approved a new format of Blu-ray discs that increases its total store from 50GB to 128GB but unfortunately is ... Read more ...
Apr
5
2010



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Cyberlink Becomes 3D Certified

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Cyberlink announces that PowerDVD is the first Blu-ray 3D player software to achieve certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association ... Read more ...
Apr
5
2010



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3D with No Glasses

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Sharp claims that advances in 3D technology have greatly improved 3-D image quality on the small screen, and it will be making new ... Read more ...
Apr
5
2010



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iPad to get Netflix Streaming App

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Netflix & Apple add a streaming video app to the ever popular iTunes store allowing users to rent movies ... Read more ...
Apr
2
2010



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Russian Torrent Site Sends April Fools Prank

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A Russian torrent site by the name of Vertor sent a funny but serious message along with their April Fools Joke to the MPAA ... Read more ...
Apr
2
2010



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DAEMON Tools Updates to Version 4.35.6

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DAEMON Tools is a virtual cd/dvd-rom emulator. It is able to emulate nearly all known copy protections on the market today ... Read more ...
Apr
2
2010



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Nero Multimedia Suite 10 is Now Available

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Nero Multimedia Suite 10 boosts your multimedia power with a collection of three products bundled into one powerful suite that is packed full of advanced video editing features, media organizer and ... Read more ...
Apr
1
2010



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IsoHunt Ordered to Clean House

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In an ongoing legal battle with MPAA, the popular Bit Torrent site IsoHunt has been ordered to remove all copyright infringing torrents which could inevitably ... Read more ...
Apr
1
2010



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64GB Zune HD

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Microsoft has officially announced the arrival of the new 64GB Zune HD that will be available on April 12th for just under $350 ... Read more ...
Apr
1
2010