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This page contains all the news items for the month of May 2006.

 

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Allofmp3.com Tries to Fight

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Speculations that the Russian site operates outside of the law, selling music without permission of the record labels and the artists ... Read more ...
May
31
2006



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Microsoft Handheld Gaming

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Reports say that Microsoft's portable is probably on track to hit markets in either late 2007 or early 2008 ... Read more ...
May
31
2006



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Bill Gates Talks About the Xbox 360

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Bill Gates has told MTV that the Xbox360 will make people who play with themselves a minority ... Read more ...
May
31
2006



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PSP Mod-Chip

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World's First PSP Mod-Chip called Undiluted Platinum ... Read more ...
May
30
2006



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Internet Explorer 7+

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IE7+ will be designed expressly to work with Vista when it is released ... Read more ...
May
30
2006



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Online Storage for your Media Files

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A number of companies have created online content "lockers" where users can upload their digital media files for storage ... Read more ...
May
30
2006






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iPod Woes

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Owners of iPods that die after a year are being told that Apple will not fix them ... Read more ...
May
29
2006



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PS3 Rumors

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Rumors floating around that the PS3 will not play rented or used games ... Read more ...
May
28
2006



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Windows Media Player 11 VS Apple iTunes

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If Microsoft is ever going to seriously challenge Apple Computer's iTunes music empire, the time is now ... Read more ...
May
28
2006



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Why Hasn't Blu-ray Come Out Yet?

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They are giving HD-DVD a head start, even though the first HD-DVD player from Toshiba seems to be far from impressive ... Read more ...
May
28
2006



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MPAA Sued

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Accusations that the MPAA hired a hacker to steal information ... Read more ...
May
27
2006



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HD-DVD Players Possibly Region Free

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If you were so lucky to get one of the new HD-DVD players just released, yours possibly could be region free ... Read more ...
May
27
2006



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Free Wi-Fi Internet

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Earthlink Inc. in New Orleans has decided to build a wireless network for residents, businesses, and visitors to use for free ... Read more ...
May
27
2006



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MPEG Surround Better than 5.1

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Various companies involved in the development of compression codecs have been working on combining these codecs with 5.1-channel audio to create a new sound standard ... Read more ...
May
26
2006



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Xbox 360 Gets a Facelift

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Fresh coat of features added to Microsoft's next-gen console; download manager, dashboard startup, camera functionality are a few ... Read more ...
May
26
2006



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JPEG Images Might Be Replaced

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If it was up to Microsoft, the universally known JPEG image format will be replaced by Windows Media Photo ... Read more ...
May
26
2006



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Drawback to the Wii

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Do you like to play in the dark? ... Read more ...
May
26
2006



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Microsoft Office 2007 Beta Release

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The beta is available for the public to download but, it will expire on the 31st of January 2007 ... Read more ...
May
24
2006



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Morpheus •VS• Ebay

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StreamCast Networks, the creators of the Morpheus file-sharing software, is suing eBay for profiting from their idea ... Read more ...
May
24
2006



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Windows Media Player 11

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Microsoft officially released Windows Media Player 11 Beta ... Read more ...
May
24
2006



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What Will Vista Look Like On My PC?

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Is is worth upgrading your XP machine to Vista? This free software will give you a clue on how Vista will look on your computer ... Read more ...
May
23
2006



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Sony Rootkit Settlement

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Is Sony getting what they deserve? ... Read more ...
May
23
2006






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Pay As You Go PC's

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People would be able to get a PC for their home with a mechanism that charges them depending on how much computing they use ... Read more ...
May
22
2006



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Do You Have HDMI Input/Output?

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You need a HDMI connector on both your DVD player and TV to enjoy new high definition DVD format ... Read more ...
May
22
2006



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NEC DVD Writers for Sale in Europe

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NEC has offered its own-brand DVD burners without burning software for sale in the European market at an average price of below US$30 ... Read more ...
May
20
2006



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ABC's Online TV Shows

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ABC's streaming service, which allows viewers to watch complete episodes of four of the network's most popular shows is taking off rather quickly ... Read more ...
May
20
2006



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Nintendo Tried to Pull a Fast One

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The demonstration by Nintendo of its new Wii machine at the E3 show was all fabricated ... Read more ...
May
20
2006



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UK and the PS3

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The UK will most likely sale their PS3 for $200 more than the US.......Seems to me the UK is getting the shaft ... Read more ...
May
20
2006



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Macromedia Dreamweaver Update

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Download the Dreamweaver 8.0.2 Updater ... Read more ...
May
20
2006



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Find Out Exactly What You Need to Run Windows Vista

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Microsoft was very vague at first when stating the requirements to run its new operating system Vista but, Microsoft is ready to get a bit more specific ... Read more ...
May
18
2006



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Record Labels Sue Satellite Radio Stations

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Labels Sue XM Over Its Device "XM Radio" ... Read more ...
May
18
2006



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Nintendo Wii Price is Right On

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Analyst say the Nintendo Wii is very reasonably priced at $200, and some even say it might be lower than that ... Read more ...
May
18
2006



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Sony too Greedy?

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Revealing their price for the PS3, analyst say Sony could be slitting their own throat ... Read more ...
May
18
2006






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MTV Now Does Pay-Per-Download

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MTV Networks is finally getting into the music downloading business ... Read more ...
May
16
2006



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Windows Media Player 11 Leaked Out Early

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We have no idea of its history, but it does download ... Read more ...
May
16
2006



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Another Hack for the XBox 360

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The new patch is said to boot 'Xtreme' XBox 1 and 360 backups, works with originals, and will boot 'all' XBox 1 discs on the 360 ... Read more ...
May
16
2006



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Search Criteria You Should Never Use

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There is one phrase which, if you type into any search engine will expose your PC to shed-loads of spam ... Read more ...
May
15
2006



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Australia's New Fair Use Act

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If you live in Australia, copying music and/or video to your iPod is legal, of course there's a catch in the form of increased powers for the police when it comes to P2P services. ... Read more ...
May
15
2006



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PS3 Ports/Connectors

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Sneak peak at possible ports or connections the PS3 may have ... Read more ...
May
15
2006



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Gram Turismo Looks Great on the PS3

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Because Sony is running it on a PC ... Read more ...
May
14
2006



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Why You Don't Need HD

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Why you shouldn't spend your hard earned cash on this new technology called "High Definition (HD)" ... Read more ...
May
14
2006



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Zone Alarm Suite Beta Now Available

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Zone Alarm is probably one of the best "free" software firewalls out there ... Read more ...
May
14
2006



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"Metal Gear Solid" The Movie

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The movie is based on the top selling fighting video game ... Read more ...
May
14
2006



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Is the PS3 Priced Too High?

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Considering its capabilities, specially being a official Blu-ray DVD player, it really isn't a bad deal (thats if Blu-ray wins the HD war) ... Read more ...
May
13
2006



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Toshiba's New HD-DVD Player

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Look inside the new player at the guts only to find out its merely PC based technology, nothing new about that ... Read more ...
May
13
2006



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PlayStation 3 available in November from $499

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Sony has announced that the PlayStation 3 (PS3) will be launched in November, coming in two different packages, one with a 20 GB hard-drive for $499 and a 60 GB hard-drive version for $499. A motion sensitive controller was also unvealed ... Read more ...
May
9
2006



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Nintendo Wii Price

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Wii costs fraction of PS3's, 360's game consoles ... Read more ...
May
6
2006



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Warner Engages in 14 Lawsuits

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Most of which allege a "conspiracy among record companies to fix prices for downloads." ... Read more ...
May
6
2006



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Free Nero Digital Audio MP4 Encoder

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Nero has decided to release a free version of their MP4 audio software ... Read more ...
May
5
2006



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PowerDVD 7.0 Released

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Cyberlink has released the next major version of PowerDVD, with an emphasis on high definition playback. Read on to find out what's new and to read a full review ... Read more ...
May
4
2006



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Have Wal-Mart Build Your Computer

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Wal-Mart goes into custom computer business ... Read more ...
May
4
2006



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Is that a Xbox 360 or PS3 Game?

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Developers say Xbox 360 and PS3 games will be "impossible to tell apart" ... Read more ...
May
4
2006



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MPAA Says Piracy $6,000,000,000 Industry

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Global bootlegging of movies, illegal copying and Internet piracy etc. all make up piracy ... Read more ...
May
4
2006



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Watch Your TV Shows Online

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Watch full episodes online for free ... Read more ...
May
3
2006



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Apple Sets Price for Song Downloads

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Apple Computer on Monday revealed it had renewed contracts with the four largest record companies to sell songs for .99 cents ... Read more ...
May
3
2006



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VSO ConvertXtoDVD Updated

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Version 2.0.12.126 was just released ... Read more ...
May
3
2006



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10 Reasons Why CNet Thinks HD-DVD Sucks

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Sometimes the truth hurts Toshiba ... Read more ...
May
2
2006



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Napster is Back?

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Yes it is but, with a catch ... Read more ...
May
2
2006



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Gamecube Price Comes Down

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Nintendo is cutting the price just a little bit on its console "Gamecube" ... Read more ...
May
2
2006



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Windows Vista Beta 2?

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"There will be other opportunities to test drive Windows Vista at a later date so please be sure to check back again later." ... Read more ...
May
2
2006



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Windows Puts Spyware On Your Computer

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Man, I couldn't believe it was Microsoft who finally got my system infested with spyware ... Read more ...
May
1
2006



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Keep Your Notebook Cool

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Powered by a USB port, it blows cool air in from under the laptop, keeping the underside ventilated, and the user with less potential for burned thighs ... Read more ...
May
1
2006