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

 

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Hulu Launches Desktop Application

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Hulu is stepping up its game against YouTube by offering a desktop app for its high quality programming ... Read more ...
May
29
2009



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Sony Cell Phone Dubs as a PS3 Remote

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Sony Ericsson has announced that it would be incorporating PS3 remote functionality into its newest mobile phone ... Read more ...
May
29
2009



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30 Million XBOX 360's Sold

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Microsoft remains a key contender in the game console market in their recent achievement of selling 30 million XBOX 360's ... Read more ...
May
29
2009



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Sky is the Limit on the XBOX 360

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The satellite broadcaster, Sky TV, is rumoured to be hooking up with Microsoft to add some premium content to the Xbox Live service ... Read more ...
May
28
2009



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Microsoft Reveals New Zune HD

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Microsoft has announced the Zune HD, a multi-touch device with a 16:9 OLED screen, a Web browser, and ... Read more ...
May
28
2009



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Blockbuster to Test Online Game Rentals

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Today Blockbuster announced it would test its online game rental servicein Cleveland before expanding ... Read more ...
May
28
2009



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Circuit City is Back

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Well CircuitCity.com is anyway as the new revamped site is a online only source for electronics, computers, and ... Read more ...
May
27
2009



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New JVC LCD TVs made for SLR Users

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If you have ever taken some phenomenal photographs to later view them on your TV and they just didn't look quite as good then JVC has the solution ... Read more ...
May
27
2009



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Philips Releases Latest Ambilight TV

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The 9604 series by Philips is the latest range of Ambilight TVs that include not only impressive pictures but also internet ... Read more ...
May
27
2009



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Big Plans for the New PSP

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An anonymous post at a gaming blog showcased what looks to be the new PSP Go and some of the new features that is ... Read more ...
May
23
2009



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Vizio Sues Funai Electric

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Vizio has filed a patent infringement suit against HDTV maker Funai Electric ... Read more ...
May
23
2009



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Netflix Moves in with Windows Media Center

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Netflix is reportedly coming to Windows Media Center on Vista in an attempt to provide users with more PC entertainment options ... Read more ...
May
21
2009



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CableVision Adds HD VOD Streams

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CableVision, a leading cable operator in the northeast, has added some high definition VOD content from the movie channel Starz ... Read more ...
May
21
2009



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RedBox Invades Circle K Stores

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The DVD rental kiosk company Redbox is set to expand its horizons by placing a kiosk machine in over 15,000 ... Read more ...
May
21
2009



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Certified HD DivX Player

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LG Electronics brings you the first Blu-ray player that fully supports 1080p DivX files ... Read more ...
May
20
2009



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Catalyst 9.5 Graphic Drivers Released

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AMD has officially released a new version of Radeon graphics drivers today, bringing the package up to version 9.5 ... Read more ...
May
20
2009



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Lightest Full HD Camcorder

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Panasonic's R&D team has been hard at work and are bringing you the worlds lightest full HD camcorder on the market ... Read more ...
May
20
2009



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Napster's New Deal

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Napster announced that for just $5 a month, subscribers will get unlimited, streaming access to ... Read more ...
May
19
2009



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Wal-Mart *VS* Best Buy

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Wal-Mart gets suited out to go head to head with Best Buy by totally revamping the electronics department with larger displays and ... Read more ...
May
19
2009



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Verizon Laptops Coming Soon

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In a noble attempt to broaden its horizons, Verizon Wireless will start selling their own line of Netbooks at the end of June to ... Read more ...
May
19
2009



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Panasonic Loses $4 Billion for the Year

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Panasonic penetrated deep into the red zone last year and went $4 billion dollars in the hole despite being the on top of the plasma TV market ... Read more ...
May
19
2009



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DSi Outsells DS Lite 4 to 1

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Nintendo came out on top once again in the video game console market, largely due to the release of its new DSi model which outsold its predecessor 4 to 1 ... Read more ...
May
16
2009



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PS3 Firmware Update Coming Soon

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Sony has announced that they will release a updated firmware (version 2.76) for their PlayStation 3 console very soon that improves ... Read more ...
May
16
2009



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RealNetworks Fight Back!

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In the legal battle between RealDVD and Hollywood studios, RealNetworks is fighting back by filing a antitrust violation suit against the studios and ... Read more ...
May
16
2009



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Toshiba Sues Imation & Memorex

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Yesterday Toshiba filed a patent infringement suit against Imation/Memorex for ignoring Toshiba's patent right regarding recordable ... Read more ...
May
16
2009



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Get Rid of your Old CRT TV the Greener Way

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If you just purchased a new flat screen LCD/Plasma TV and are looking for a way to legally get rid of your old bulky CRT TV, here are a few ... Read more ...
May
16
2009



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CBS Now Streaming in Full HD

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CBS has upgraded its HD gallery to include 1080p resolution ... Read more ...
May
14
2009



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Microsoft Working on Motion Sensing Camera for XBOX

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The Wall Street Journal claims that Microsoft is indeed working on an optical add-on that will offer three-dimensional game control via body movements ... Read more ...
May
14
2009



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Factory Overclocked AMD Graphics Card

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Nine years after launching the world’s first 1 GHz CPU, AMD is again first to break the gigahertz barrier with the factory overclocked, air-cooled ATI Radeon™ HD 4890 GPU ... Read more ...
May
14
2009



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Sony Opens the PlayStation Network

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Sony is setting up the PlayStation network so that it can be accessed to other devices besides the PS3 console ... Read more ...
May
12
2009



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Control Your Dish DVR Anytime Anywhere

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The new DISH remote access feature allows you to find and record TV programming anywhere you can connect to the internet ... Read more ...
May
12
2009



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RealDVD is Already $6M in the Hole

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The trial between Hollywood and the RealDVD software will end up costing RealNetworks about $6 million dollars in legal fees ... Read more ...
May
12
2009



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VuNow Gets 802.11n

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The VuNow streaming video box has updated software for more online TV channels, websites, streaming radio and faster wireless performance ... Read more ...
May
8
2009



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Redbox Extends Free Rental Monday

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The rental kiosk company, Redbox, is extending their free rental Monday promotion ... Read more ...
May
8
2009



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Hulu Goes International

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Hulu has signed its first international deal with some television producers in thier effort to go global ... Read more ...
May
8
2009



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XBOX Primetime is Here

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Microsoft will finally release the new "XBOX Live Primetime" channel this coming Friday ... Read more ...
May
7
2009



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Vudu Goes with Entone Set-top Box

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The video-on-demand provider has partnered up with the IPTV set-top box provider Entone to brings you HD movies and ... Read more ...
May
6
2009



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25% off on First Download

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Until May 22, Blockbuster will be offering a 25% discount off your first download of a TV show or movie ... Read more ...
May
6
2009



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Vizio Teams up with Macrovision

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Macrovision has entered into multi-year licensing agreement with VIZIO for an interactive program guide ... Read more ...
May
5
2009



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Living in HD with Panasonic

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Panasonic's 'Living in HD' program will include a promotion to give away 30 high-def products in 30 days during May ... Read more ...
May
5
2009



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Web-TV Streaming to be a Cash Cow by 2013

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According to analyst, web-tv streaming revenue will reach $3 billion by year 2013 ... Read more ...
May
5
2009



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Verizon VOD Rentals for Only $2.99

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With the average price of a movie ticket now more than $7, film lovers are looking for a more affordable way to enjoy the latest Hollywood hits ... Read more ...
May
2
2009



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Copyright Office to Eliminate DRM?

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Every three years, the Copyright Office lets the public ask for exemptions to the DMCA's tough anti-circumvention requirements ... Read more ...
May
2
2009



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Motion Controlled PS3 Remote in the Works

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Sony is expected to reveal its new motion sensing controller at the E3 press conference at the beginning of June ... Read more ...
May
2
2009



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Worlds First Universal Blu-ray Player

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The folks over at Oppo are bringing you the first universal Blu-ray player that not only plays Blu-ray discs but also multichannel music ... Read more ...
May
2
2009



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Disney Now a Hulu Supporter

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Walt Disney has signed a partnership deal with the NBC owned Hulu.com that adds to their already great lineup ... Read more ...
May
1
2009



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DivX for Mac Updates to Version 7.0

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DivX for Mac is a video compressor for the Mac OS, includes player and converter software ... Read more ...
May
1
2009