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

 

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Wal-Mart to Sell iPhone 3GS for Under $98

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Wal-Mart announced tonight that it would sell the iPhone 3GS for only $97 starting Tuesday which is less than half of the current retail price ... Read more ...
May
25
2010



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Best Buy Sales Not Really Sales

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Best Buy is promoting regular priced items as sales items and even adding "as advertised" signs to further convince customers ... Read more ...
May
25
2010



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Movies Debuts on VOD Before DVD Release

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Movie studios are now considering releasing hot new movies through a video-on-demand service before the official DVD release date ... Read more ...
May
25
2010



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Wal-Mart Offers $50 Gift Card for Gamecenter Launch

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Walmart launches Gamecenter, a one-stop online destination for the latest video game previews, first-look exclusives and special savings ... Read more ...
May
22
2010



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DivX Compatible Devices Now Exceeds 300 Million

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DivX recently announced that over 300 million DivX devices have now shipped into the global market from consumer electronics manufacturers such as LG, Panasonic, Pioneer, and ... Read more ...
May
22
2010



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Nintendo Content Not Easily Transferable

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If you decide to upgrade your Wii or DSi, don't expect to transfer your purchased content over to your new console without some frustration and hassles ... Read more ...
May
22
2010



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Google TV Coming Soon ?

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Google has put all the rumors and speculations to rest this afternoon by announcing Google TV, which combines surfing the internet with channel surfing ... Read more ...
May
21
2010



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Skype Now Available on Panasonic's HDTVs

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Lucky owners of the 2010 Viera Cast-enabled Plasmas TVs can make video calls right through their sets using Skype video chats ... Read more ...
May
19
2010



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Best Buy to Launch Online Movie Service

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Best Buy willl launch its online movie/TV show service later this month in a noble attempt to combat Apple iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand service ... Read more ...
May
19
2010



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Hulu Plus Coming....Eventually

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The original launch date of Hulu's Plus was supposedly May 24th but the latest rumors are that the premium service is no where near ready ... Read more ...
May
19
2010



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Pirate Bay Temporarily Shut Down Again

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The movie studios have once again filed a lawsuit against the website's web host in hopes to bring the site down once and for all ... Read more ...
May
18
2010



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American Heart Association Certified

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Nintendo is teaming up with the American Heart Association to promote its Wii consoles as a means to stay active and healthy ... Read more ...
May
18
2010



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Roku to Stream UFC Fights Live

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Roku is teaming up with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to offer all major UFC events live on its streaming set-top Roku box ... Read more ...
May
18
2010



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Pre-order LG's First 3D Blu-ray Player

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The new 3D Blu-ray player from LG has many features like a Wi-Fi connection, HDMI 1.4 with 3D Output and will upscale your existing DVD collection ... Read more ...
May
16
2010



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Hacker Gets XBMC to Run on PS3

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A hacker who goes by the name madshaun1984 has figured out how to successfully get XBMC to run on a PS3 unleashing its media streaming capabilities ... Read more ...
May
16
2010



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Integra Releases Two 3D Compatible Receivers

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Integra has introduced two 3D certified receivers that allow home theater owners to take full advantage of that extra dimension in video and ... Read more ...
May
16
2010



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Hulu Sticks with Flash

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According to a statement from the VP of Hulu, they will not be switching to HTML 5 anytime soon but will continue to monitor the development ... Read more ...
May
15
2010



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Dish Network & TiVo Still Battling it Out

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Since 2004 legal battles between the two companies have dragged out declaring winners back and fourth but soon one company shall prevail ... Read more ...
May
15
2010



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Project Natal to Launch in October

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Project Natal, Microsoft's new motion controller, will come out two months sooner than expected ... Read more ...
May
13
2010



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Hugh Goes 3D for Next Centerfold

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The June edition of Playboy magazine is scheduled to hit the stores this Friday with a naked, 3D centerfold ... Read more ...
May
13
2010



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FiOS Subscribers Get Access to On-Demand Content

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Verizon gave some FiOS subscribers access to on-demand content from TBS and TNT in its FiOS TV Online trials way back in August ... Read more ...
May
13
2010



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Steam Client for Mac Now Available

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The Steam gaming client for Mac is officially available and even launches with more games than originally thought ... Read more ...
May
13
2010



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Kaleidescape Showcases New Movie Servers

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The new M500 & M300 movie servers from Kaleidescape get a redesigned user interface and allows ripping of CDs, DVDs, and even Blu-ray so that you can instantly stream to ... Read more ...
May
12
2010



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EA Takes New Approach to Used Game Market

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Starting with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, players will need an "Online Pass" to enjoy the game over Xbox Live or the PlayStation Network which comes free with new copies but costs ... Read more ...
May
12
2010



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Bloated Piracy Claims

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The BSA (Business Software Alliance) has issued another annual report on the large monetary damages of software piracy claiming a global loss of over $50 ... Read more ...
May
12
2010



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FLO TV Personal PTV

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The FLO TV Personal Television allows you to enjoy TV anytime anywhere so the next time your at the gym or airport, you won't miss the season finale of Grey's Anatomy ... Read more ...
May
11
2010



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Showtime Online Rumors

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Rumors have it that Showtime is going to try its hand at the online video market by catering to subscribers PCs and/or mobile devices via online movie service ... Read more ...
May
11
2010



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Zotac Ships Zbox PC

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Zotac is now shipping its Zbox HD-ID11-U all-in-one PC which features the next-generation Ion graphics processor and a 1.66 GHz dual core Intel processor ... Read more ...
May
11
2010



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Nintendo's 3DS to Have Tougher Piracy Protection

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The president of Nintendo announced today that the 3DS will have tougher anti-copying measures than the existing DSi to help curb piracy ... Read more ...
May
8
2010



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Warner's DVD2Blu Program Gets Price Cuts & More Movies

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Warner Bros. has revamped its DVD2Blu program to contain up to 90 of the studio’s most famous titles and lowered the price to exchange ... Read more ...
May
8
2010



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NEC Develops Video Identification Technology

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To further prevent copyright infringement, NEC has developed a new tool that can analyze about 60 frames or two seconds of video and will determine if the content is pirated ... Read more ...
May
8
2010



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WD TV Live HD Gets Firmware Update

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Western Digital put out an update to the WD TV Live HD that makes it the first networked media hub to properly recognize Windows 7 ... Read more ...
May
7
2010



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Nintendo Sales Figures Finally Go the Wrong Way

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For the first time in six years, Nintendo’s annual net profit fell nearly 18% or $2.45 billion in this fiscal year, which ended in March 2010 ... Read more ...
May
7
2010



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Android Based SlingPlayer Coming Soon

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Sling Media announced today that the Android client of SlingPlayer mobile is already in the works and is currently in private beta stage now ... Read more ...
May
7
2010



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iPhone HD to Record in 720p

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It is now being rumored from the iPhone's OS 4 SDK that it will be capable of recording 720p high definition video ... Read more ...
May
6
2010



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First Licensed Flash Drive for XBOX 360

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SanDisk has just announced that it's now shipping the first licensed Xbox 360 USB flash drive, which can be used to transfer gamertags, game saves, map packs and ... Read more ...
May
6
2010



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Revamped Netflix Channel Coming Soon

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Roku teased everyone today with a new video showing off the redesigned look and anticipated features of the popular Netflix channel ... Read more ...
May
6
2010



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Skype to Offer Group Video Calling

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Skype announced this morning that it plans to launch a beta version of its popular VOiP software that supports a video chat for up to five people ... Read more ...
May
6
2010



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PS3 & PSP to Get a Extended Warranty Plan

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Sony announced today that they will be offering personal protection plans for the PSP and PS3 that extend the manufacture warranty buy one or ... Read more ...
May
4
2010



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Nintendo Reaches 1 Million Milestone

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Nintendo of America is reporting almost 1 million users have participated in their Netflix streaming service they rolled out in March ... Read more ...
May
4
2010



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Google Acquires 3D Desktop Software

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Its being reported that Google has acquired Bump Technologies whose main focus was on converting two dimensional images into Minority Report like ... Read more ...
May
4
2010