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

 

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Vista Codec Package Updates to Version 4.6.6

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Vista Codec Package takes the best codecs and settings and allows playback of DVDs and other movie formats in Windows Vista ... Read more ...
May
31
2008



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ASUS Mimics the Wii-Mote

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ASUS is planning on releasing a motion sensing device much like the Wii nun-chuck controller ... Read more ...
May
31
2008



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Time Warner Offers Web to TV

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Time Warner Cable is about to start offering an easier way to bring the Internet to the TV screen ... Read more ...
May
31
2008



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Blu-ray Player for Under $300

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The much rumored Blu-ray disc player for under $300 has now become a reality at Wal-Mart thanks to Walt Disney ... Read more ...
May
31
2008



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Coax & Ethernet Can Work Together

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Dlink’s new Coax Ethernet Adapter Kit bridges existing coaxial cable wired homes with Ethernet networks and can transfer at a top speed of 175 Mbps ... Read more ...
May
30
2008



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SMPlayer Just Released

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SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more ... Read more ...
May
30
2008



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Netflix Looks to Streaming

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Analyst are predicting DVD to be the choice of consumers for the next 5-10 years but Netflix is already looking past that where video streaming is the next thing ... Read more ...
May
30
2008



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DVDPlay Offers Blu-ray in Kiosks

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DVDPlay will be the first to offer Blu-ray discs in its kiosks machines starting in June ... Read more ...
May
29
2008



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TiVo Partners with CinemaNow

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TiVo says that all TiVo Series2 and Series3 connected to the internet will get Disney on-demand rentals later this year ... Read more ...
May
29
2008



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Set-top Boxes Could Be Doomed

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In a effort to get rid of those pesky set-top boxes provided by the cable companies, Sony and the NCTA have come up with a method that is directly put inside TV sets ... Read more ...
May
29
2008



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Gamestop Stops Selling Zune

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Gamestop will no longer carry the Zune MP3 player lineup and has already removed stocked players from its stores ... Read more ...
May
28
2008



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Windows Vista Media Center Welcomes CinemaNow

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Downloading movies legally has had a slow start to begin with but long time promoter CinemaNow just made itself available to Windows Vista users ... Read more ...
May
28
2008



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New Blu-ray Players Coming

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Blu-ray trying to jump start the appeal of its next generation DVD format by introducing ... Read more ...
May
28
2008



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Windows 7 Coming in 2010

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Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 7 will be released sometime in the year 2010 ... Read more ...
May
28
2008



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Removing Grain From Classics For Blu-ray

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Hollywood studios are using noise reduction techniques to remove grain from old movies, but will the process ruin these classics? ... Read more ...
May
23
2008



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Disposable DVD's Now For Sale

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Flexplay Technologies said it would start selling disposable DVD's at nearly 2,000 Staple Inc. stores starting in June ... Read more ...
May
23
2008



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ConvertXtoDVD Updates to Version 3.0.0.18

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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 ...
May
23
2008



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Studios OK Kids Download Service

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The Boys & Girls club, Parent Teacher Association (PTA), and Hewlett-Packard launch the first "Age Appropriate" movie downloads and DVD's ... Read more ...
May
22
2008



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CBS Brings Out the Classics

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CBS has opened up its vault and pulled out some classic shows to be viewed freely on CBS.com and ... Read more ...
May
22
2008



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Phishing Scams on iTunes

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Phishers are always on the prowl for new areas to setup their scams and their latest pick is iTunes due to its enormous traffic and popularity ... Read more ...
May
22
2008



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Netflix Reveals its Set-Top Boxes

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Giving DVD's until 2013 before their obsolete, Netflix releases the Roku Netflix set top box ... Read more ...
May
21
2008



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Napster is Back...Again

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Napster opens the words biggest MP3 download store with over 6 million songs ... Read more ...
May
21
2008



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Disney Bridges Gaming World

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Disney is bridging the gap between gaming and the virtual world ... Read more ...
May
18
2008



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ConvertXtoDVD Updates to Version 3.0.0.15

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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 ...
May
18
2008



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Sony Reveals Game Lineup for 2008 & 2009

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On Friday Sony released its game lineup for the rest of the year and into 2009 ... Read more ...
May
18
2008



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Adobe Flash Player 10 Beta Released

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Today Adobe Systems launched the public beta for Flash Player 10 to the general public ... Read more ...
May
16
2008



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Nintendo Gets Sued for $21 Million

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A small East Texas gaming company was awarded $21 million for infringing on a patent for gaming controllers ... Read more ...
May
16
2008



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DVD-lab Updates to Version 1.31

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DVD-lab is a new DVD authoring tool which combines a modern professional interface with easy to use approach and it gives the user freedom to create what they want ... Read more ...
May
16
2008



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No Blu-ray Drive for XBOX 360

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Microsoft goes on the record saying there is no plans of making a Blu-ray drive for the XBOX 360 despite the fictitious rumors floating around ... Read more ...
May
15
2008



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Worlds Smallest HD Camcorder

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Sony has come out with the worlds smallest, slimmest, and lightest camcorder that records in full high definition ... Read more ...
May
15
2008



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Encore Channel Goes HD

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Starz Entertainment said "The Encore" channel will be in High Definition by July ... Read more ...
May
15
2008



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Atari Makes New Game for Wii

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Atari has announced that it will release a new Wii game called "Family Trainer" ... Read more ...
May
15
2008



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WiiWare Launch

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Today Nintendo launched its own marketplace for downloadable original games called "WiiWare" ... Read more ...
May
14
2008



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Disney Adventures

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Disney has new some witty inventions in the Blu-ray BD Live arena such as in game chatting and video sharing ... Read more ...
May
14
2008



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Alien Abduction

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Dell's XPS gaming line has been repleaced with Alienware PC's ... Read more ...
May
14
2008



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Sub $300 Blu-ray Players @ Wal-Mart

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Selected Wal-Mart stores will carry $298 Blu-ray profile 1.1 players ... Read more ...
May
13
2008



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YouTube + MSN Messenger

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Microsoft is releasing a new program that will allow users to simultaneously watch videos and share comments etc ... Read more ...
May
13
2008



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HBO on iTunes

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HBO will soon be selling shows on Apple's iTunes at a higher price ... Read more ...
May
13
2008



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iPhone Rival is HERE

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RIM launches thier first BlackBerry with GPS, Wi-Fi, and tri band HSDPA ... Read more ...
May
13
2008



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ConvertXtoDVD Updates to Version 3.0.0.13

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Download ConvertXtoDVD, a tool to convert and burn your movie files to a compatible DVD playable on any home DVD player ... Read more ...
May
10
2008



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PS3 Death

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Florida man kills neighbor over his PS3 coming up missing ... Read more ...
May
10
2008



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Cooler XBOX

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Microsoft things they have figured out a way to make the XBOX run cooler reducing the chances of overheating ... Read more ...
May
10
2008



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Applemote

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Nintendo and Microsoft aren't the only ones mimicking the Wiimote, there are reports of Apple tinkering with a 3D remote of their own ... Read more ...
May
10
2008



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Family Fitness

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Microsoft wants a piece of the exercise pie started by Nintendo's "Wii Fit" as they their self have developed "National Family Fitness Day" ... Read more ...
May
9
2008



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TorrentSpy Ordered to Pay MPAA $110 million

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Torrent site TorrentSpy has been ordered by a court to pay the MPAA $110 million in damages ... Read more ...
May
8
2008



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Vista Codec Package Updates to Version 4.6.5

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Vista Codec Package takes the best codecs and settings and allows playback of DVDs and other movie formats in Windows Vista ... Read more ...
May
8
2008



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Same Release Date for iTunes

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iTunes will now start selling movies the same date they are released on DVD and Blu-ray ... Read more ...
May
8
2008



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High End Blu-ray Players

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Pioneer announces to new Blu-ray players that elevate the Blu-ray experience with support of next generation high resolution audio and video ... Read more ...
May
8
2008



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Denon Firmware Upgrade

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Denon has provided a firmware upgrade for the DVD-3800BDCI and the DVD-2500BTCI Blu-ray players ... Read more ...
May
8
2008



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Firmware Update for HD-DVD Players

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Toshiba quietly released a new firmware update for their first generation HD DVD players ... Read more ...
May
7
2008



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Bourne Conspiracy

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Sierra Entertainment & High Moon Studios are bringing Jason Bourne and his cat like reflexes to a gaming console near you ... Read more ...
May
7
2008



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VHS to DVD *VS* DVD to Blu-Ray

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Analyst saying the adoption rate is no where near the same for DVD to Blu-ray ... Read more ...
May
6
2008



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Slim LCD

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LG displays its new line of thin LCD's ranging from 32" to 52" out of the "Scarlet" series ... Read more ...
May
6
2008



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Microsoft Game Creator

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Bill has decided to help out the little guys with a "ease of use" game creator without having to know any special coding ... Read more ...
May
6
2008