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

 

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Nintendo Sales Drop 40%

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The economic recession has finally caught up with the once always on top Nintendo which saw a 40% drop in sales ... Read more ...
Jul
31
2009



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Nikon Showcases Two New D-SLR Cameras

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Nikon has released two new D-SLR cameras today,D300S and the D3000, which both are being hailed as the simplest and most ... Read more ...
Jul
31
2009



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LG to Show Vudu Content on HDTVs

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Today Vudu announced its partnership with Koren TV company LG Electronics to stream its content directly to the TV ... Read more ...
Jul
30
2009



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Kodak Comes Out with 1080p Pocket Camcorder

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The Kodak Zi6 is a pocket camcorder that boasts 1080p recording with image stabilization ... Read more ...
Jul
30
2009



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Pirate Bay Deal Gone Sour

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Reports are coming out that the Pirate Bay acquistion by GGF has taken a turn the wrong way and now they aren't sure if they have enough money ... Read more ...
Jul
30
2009



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MPAA Sues the New Pirate Bay

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Even though ownership of the Pirate Bay website has changed for the better, the MPAA still wants legal action for copyright infringement ... Read more ...
Jul
29
2009



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Epix Lands Verizon FiOS Deal

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The Epix HD channel has signed a deal with Verizon Communications’ fiber optic FiOS TV to provide a premium movie service ... Read more ...
Jul
29
2009



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HD-DVD Beats Blu-ray in China

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Toshiba's next generation DVD format may have lost here in the US but, in China CB HD (aka HD-DVD) is kicking some Blu-ray butt ... Read more ...
Jul
28
2009



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Apple Tablet Here For Christmas?

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Rumors are floating around again about the Apple Tablet except this time they are saying it will be here in time for Xmas shopping ... Read more ...
Jul
28
2009



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Critical Advisory for Adobe Software

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A critical vulnerability was found in certain versions of the Flash Player and the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and ... Read more ...
Jul
28
2009



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Toshiba Goes Stainless for the Kitchen

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Toshiba recently debuted an LCD HDTV meant for the kitchen which will match the rest of your stainless steel appliances ... Read more ...
Jul
25
2009



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Sony & Sharp Build a LCD Factory in Japan

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Sony is teaming up with Sharp to build and manage a LCD panel facility in Japan ... Read more ...
Jul
25
2009



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XP Codec Pack Updates to Version 2.4.9

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The XP Codec Pack is a collection of all the frequently used codecs and filters needed to play all major audio and video formats ... Read more ...
Jul
25
2009



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Sony Announces Two 400 Blu-ray Disc Changers

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Sony has come out with two new 400 disc Blu-ray changers ... Read more ...
Jul
24
2009



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DivX & Samsung Mobile Come Together

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Samsung has announced its newest mobile internet device, the Mondi, which combines laptop functionality and internet ... Read more ...
Jul
24
2009



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THX Certified HDTV with Backlighting

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LG debuted its new LH90 series of 1080p LCD HDTVs featuring LED backlighting and THX Display Certification ... Read more ...
Jul
23
2009



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Fujifilm has Worlds First 3D Camera

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Fujifilm has debut the world's first compact digital camera that features two lenses able to produce 3D images ... Read more ...
Jul
23
2009



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RIP Soapbox

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Microsoft has decided to shut down pnline video service, Soapbox, permentally on August 31 ... Read more ...
Jul
23
2009



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Disney to Offer Movies on MicroSD Cards

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Due to the recent success in Japan for Disney movies on MicroSD cards, Disney will try a similar strategy in the US starting with the release of ... Read more ...
Jul
23
2009



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Toshiba to Produce Blu-ray Player by End of the Year

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Exactly a year and five months after Toshiba lost the HD war against Sony's Blu-ray, they have announced plans to produce its own Blu-ray Disc player ... Read more ...
Jul
21
2009



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Universal Provides 59 iPod Touch/iPhone Applications

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Universal Studios announced today its plans to deliver a large amount of touch-enabled iPhone and iPod features to Blu-ray discs ... Read more ...
Jul
21
2009



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Google Testing 3D Videos for YouTube

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It appears that some time over the weekend, YouTube began experimenting with 3D videos ... Read more ...
Jul
21
2009



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Microsoft Accepts Applications to Test Dashboard Update

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Microsoft has been tight lipped on when this dashboard update will be coming but said sign ups are now open ... Read more ...
Jul
21
2009



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Will You Pay to be a Pirate?

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Global Gaming Factory, which recently purchased The Pirate Bay site, is trying to go 100% legit and will make people pay to use the site ... Read more ...
Jul
20
2009



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Blu-ray Disc Sales Up 91%

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Blu-ray disc sales rose 91 percent in the first half of 2009 but does that really mean anything ... Read more ...
Jul
20
2009



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Blockbuster Starts Selling Netbooks

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Blockbuster will now start selling Archos 10 netbooks in over 1,000 of its stores to provide direct access to media ... Read more ...
Jul
20
2009



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Cyberlink PowerDVD 9 Updated to Version 9.1719a

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CyberLink PowerDVD is a commercial video player and audio player for Microsoft Windows and Linux that allows you to view High-definition video ... Read more ...
Jul
17
2009



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Super DVD Creator Updates to Version 9.8.10

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Super DVD Creator was designed to convert and burn video movies to DVD VCD SVCD with DVD chapter Menu and Subtitle ... Read more ...
Jul
17
2009



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Mitsubishi Teams up With Vudu

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Starting July 16th, Mitsubishi will start to give Vudu HD set top box's and a $50 movie coupon with the purchase of ... Read more ...
Jul
16
2009



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Cox Gets Christian Themed VOD Service

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Faith & Family Entertainment has launched a subscription based movie-on-demand service with Cox Communications ... Read more ...
Jul
16
2009



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Make Room for the New Black Wii

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The black Wii console, which should match the rest of your A/V equipment perfectly, will debut in Japan first at the beginning of August and should move to the US later ... Read more ...
Jul
15
2009



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You Can Still Get a DTV Coupon If You Hurry

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The DTV switchover has already happened but that doesn't mean you can't get a $40 coupon anymore for a converter box ... Read more ...
Jul
15
2009



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CBS Jumps on the Comcast Bandwagon

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After getting the HBO and Cinemax networks to join, CBS has thrown in the towel and jumped on board also for Comcast's online trial ... Read more ...
Jul
15
2009



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Samsung Electronics to Stream Blockbuster Content

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A multi-million dollar deal went down between Samsung & Blockbuster that allows certain Samsung TVs, Blu-ray players to stream Blockbuster content ... Read more ...
Jul
15
2009



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HBO & Cinemax Comes to Comcast VOD

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HBO and Cinemax which both have award winning programming will be made available for free to Comcast's HBO and Cinemax VOD subscribers ... Read more ...
Jul
14
2009



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Amazon to Take Over Netflix?

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There is a very large rumor floating around that Amazon has plans to acquire the DVD rental chain Netflix ... Read more ...
Jul
14
2009



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Silverlight 3 Officially Launches

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Silverlight 3 has the ability to provide variable streams up to 1080p based upon the user's connection speed and ... Read more ...
Jul
14
2009



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Microsoft to Launch Music Streaming Service

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Microsoft is gearing up to launch a music streaming service similar to Spotify by the end of this month ... Read more ...
Jul
14
2009



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Best Buy Joins Forces with TiVo

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TiVo is teaming up with Best Buy to offer TiVo-brand DVR that mixes itself with Best Buy content ... Read more ...
Jul
10
2009



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Audio Problems with Disney's BD Movies

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If you having problems with select Disney movies and their BD audio streams, first check your cabling then make sure you have the correct settings selected ... Read more ...
Jul
10
2009



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Netflix Streams to Bravia TVs

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Starting July 9th, Netflix will start streaming movies and TV shows to subscribers with web-enabled Sony Bravia HDTVs ... Read more ...
Jul
10
2009



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The TV TrickleSaver Saves You Money

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The TrickleSaver device will lower the amount of juice your PS3 or other gaming console sucks up by cutting off the power when you shut off your TV ... Read more ...
Jul
9
2009



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Google Enters the OS Arena with Microsoft

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In an attempt to combat Microsoft's monopoly on the Windows OS market, Google announced that the Chrome OS would ... Read more ...
Jul
9
2009



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Sony Denies Price Cut Again

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A new rumor of the PS3 getting a price cut pops up every week but the CEO of Sony went on record again denying such a ludicrous statement ... Read more ...
Jul
9
2009



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Windows Essentials Codec Pack Updates to Version 2.3d

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Windows Essentials Codec Pack is a collection of Video and Audio Codecs and tools that are required to Encode / Decode (i.e., PLAY) Audio and Video files ... Read more ...
Jul
9
2009



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Sprint to Offer .99 Cent Netbook

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By signing a two year contract (data plan), Best Buy & Sprint are offering a brand new HP Mini laptop for only 99 cents ... Read more ...
Jul
7
2009



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PS3 + 2 Hit Games for $399

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Best Buy will be selling a bundle that includes the 80GB PS3 console, Metal Gear Solid 4, and Killzone 2 for $399 ... Read more ...
Jul
7
2009



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ABC Finally Comes to Hulu

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Today officially starts the partnership between Hulu and Disney bringing hit TV shows like Grey's Anatomy and more ... Read more ...
Jul
7
2009



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LG Debut Wristwatch Phone Next Month

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Rumors are floating around that LG plans on releasing the touchscreen GD910 watch phone some time in August ... Read more ...
Jul
7
2009



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Digital Digest is 10 Years Old!

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Digital Digest is turning 10 today - there are 10 Amazon.com Gift Cards up for grabs ... Read more ...
Jul
4
2009



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Employee Shot at Apple Store

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In a attemped robery, a 26 year old woman was shot and remains in critical condition in the hospital ... Read more ...
Jul
4
2009



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iPhone 3GS Already Hacked

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The same guy who hacked into the original iPhone has done it again with the new iPhone 3GS ... Read more ...
Jul
4
2009



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Verizon FiOS TV 4th of July Special

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To help customers celebrate the Fourth of July, Verizon FiOS is offering a special Independence Day collection of films over the long weekend. ... Read more ...
Jul
3
2009



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TiVo Offers $50 Upgrade

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Wednesday TiVo will begin to offer "dedicated customers" the chance to upgrade to a new high-def version of ... Read more ...
Jul
3
2009



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Joost Goes in a Different Direction

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The folks at Joost have given up as a streaming video site to put more focus on the actual technology ... Read more ...
Jul
3
2009



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Dell Pays for Typo on Website

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Late Thursday night Dell made a pricing typo on their website selling 19" LCD monitors for $15 ... Read more ...
Jul
2
2009



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The Pirate Bay sold for $8 Millon

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A swedish digital distribution company has reportdly bought The Pirate Bay site for $7 and some change in hopes to convert to a more legal operation ... Read more ...
Jul
1
2009



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Circuit City's $1,000 a Day Give Away

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The new revamped Circuit City is launching a $1,000 a day give away for 100 days ... Read more ...
Jul
1
2009



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TV.com Links up with Facebook

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TV.com, which is actually owned by the CBS corporation, has linked all of its users with Facebook ... Read more ...
Jul
1
2009