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

 

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Mac Gets a Touch Screen

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Eat your heart out iPhone, the mac is also getting a touch screen ... Read more ...
Aug
31
2008



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Samsung BD-Live Blu-ray Player

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Samsung just released their new Blu-ray player that supports BD-Live straight out of the box ... Read more ...
Aug
31
2008



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XBOX 720/PS4 Coming in 2011

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Some analyst believe a PS4 and/or a XBOX 720 could come to you as early as Christmas of 2011 bringing with it tons of new features ... Read more ...
Aug
30
2008



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Mobile Photoshop Arrives in September

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The main upgrades to photoshop.com aren't coming until October but, photoshop.com mobile will be coming in September ... Read more ...
Aug
30
2008



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ConvertXtoDVD Updates to Version 3.2.0.52

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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 ...
Aug
30
2008



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DivX H.264 Codec a.k.a. DivX 7 Available

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Coming from the Project Rémoulade beta test, the DivX H.264 decoder is a multithreaded DirectShow filter supporting high profile bitstreams and is capable of decoding all streams from the current version of x264 with incredible playback performance ... Read more ...
Aug
29
2008



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Netflix Finds the Cause of Delays

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Netflix has come to the conclusion that faulty hardware was the cause for the massive shipping delays suffered last week ... Read more ...
Aug
28
2008



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BD Live Expands Interactive Capabilities

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BD-Live is a feature of Blu-ray that enables you to access or interact with special content associated with that disc bringing endless and unique activities ... Read more ...
Aug
28
2008



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PS3 Wireless Keypad

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Sony's new wireless keypad accessory for the Playstation 3 is now available for pre-order ... Read more ...
Aug
27
2008



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New ESPN HD Channel

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ESPNU is the new HD channel by ESPN that not only has football but also has baseketball, baseball, and lots more ... Read more ...
Aug
27
2008



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High End Blu-ray Player by Yamaha

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Yamaha just announced a new $1200 High-End Blu-ray player that has great and unique features ... Read more ...
Aug
27
2008



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Mario Plays Baseball for the Wii

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Nintendo is combining Mario and the game of baseball in a game that has a out of the park experience ... Read more ...
Aug
26
2008



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80GB PS3 Gets Faster Chip

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The 80GB Playstation 3 will by getting a faster chip that uses less power this fall ... Read more ...
Aug
26
2008



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XBOX 360 Getting a Motion Controller?

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Rumors are starting to surface again that the XBOX 360 Arcade edition is going to ship with a motion controller similar to that of a Wiimote ... Read more ...
Aug
26
2008



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The Wii Racing Wheel is Here

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Logitech shows off its new "Speed Force Wireless Wheel" for the Nintendo Wii, hopefully coming before Thanksgiving ... Read more ...
Aug
23
2008



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First Downloadable PSP Game is Out

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Like the PS3, the PSP now has the capability of downloading a full length game ... Read more ...
Aug
23
2008



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Vista Codec Package Updates to Version 4.7.3

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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 ...
Aug
23
2008



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New Sony PS3 & PSP Coming

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Sony just came out with a limited edition 160GB PS3 that comes bundled with the Drakes Fortune game, wireless controller, and ... Read more ...
Aug
21
2008



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BestBuy & Facebook Come Together

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Facebook and BestBuy just partnered up to bring you a new site dedicated to help you with all your DTV questions ... Read more ...
Aug
21
2008



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Stream Videos to your PS3, XBOX, & HP TV With PlayOn

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PlayOn, a program that allows Hulu, ESPN, YouTube and CBS streaming from a Windows PC to a PS3, Xbox 360 or ... Read more ...
Aug
21
2008



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Nerf Wiimote Coming Soon

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Nintendo & NERF have come together to bring you the Nerf Blaster controller bundled together with their new game ... Read more ...
Aug
21
2008



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Microsoft Goes Blu-ray

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The once avid supporter of HD-DVD quietly issues a update to allow burning on Blu-ray media on Windows PCs ... Read more ...
Aug
20
2008



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Netflix is Back

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Due to a "database upgrade" Netflix was down most of last week leaving its 8 million customers up the creek without a paddle ... Read more ...
Aug
20
2008



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CEA Says DTV Transition Should Be Ok

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On February 17, analog TV will be no more but if you don't have the money to get a digital TV, just get yourself a TV converter box coupon from the government ... Read more ...
Aug
20
2008



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K-Lite Codec Pack Updates to Version 4.1.7

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The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools for playing nearly all movie formats ... Read more ...
Aug
20
2008



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VirtualDub Updates to Version 1.8.5 (Build 29963)

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VirtualDub is an open source DVD/MPEG/AVI conversion and editing tools ... Read more ...
Aug
19
2008



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XBOX 360 Outsells PS3

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Last week Microsoft sold double the amount of XBOX's than Sonys PS3 in Japan allowing XBOX to retain its place in the game console war ... Read more ...
Aug
19
2008



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HD-DVD Returns from the Dead

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Trying to bounce back after the defeat from Sony's Blu-ray, Toshiba is now offering a new DVD player that promises 1080p quality ... Read more ...
Aug
19
2008



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Paramount Offers $10 Discount to Upgrade

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Paramount is offering consumers that purchased the standard DVD version a $10 rebate when they upgrade select Paramount and DreamWorks titles to Blu-ray Disc ... Read more ...
Aug
16
2008



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Microsoft & Warner Make Deal

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Microsoft has signed a deal with Warner to sell music videos through its XBOX 360 Live service ... Read more ...
Aug
16
2008



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Aftermarket Case By Lian Li for the 360

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The Lian Li PC-XB01 aluminum case for the XBOX 360 case is designed to eliminate heating problems and reduce optical drive noise ... Read more ...
Aug
16
2008



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Plasma TV that Will Out Live You

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Panasonics New Viera line is rated at 100,000 viewing hours before it even hits half-brightness stage ... Read more ...
Aug
15
2008



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Netflix Apologizes for Shipping Delays

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Netflix is currently experiencing shipping problems that are preventing the delivering of discs that are rented ... Read more ...
Aug
15
2008



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Video Store Owner Busted for Piracy

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Eduardo Martin was arrested for driving a stolen car but, is charged with piracy ... Read more ...
Aug
15
2008



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Microsoft Believes Digital Will Replace Physical

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The VP of marketing for XBOX, says the digital realm will over take any physical media such as DVD or Blu-ray ... Read more ...
Aug
15
2008



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VuDu Super Sale on Set Top Box Movie Rental

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VuDu is a set top box rental company is slashing its rental prices to just ¢99 ... Read more ...
Aug
14
2008



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Watch DVDs on your Wii

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A new hack has been developed that allows DVD playback on your Wii game console ... Read more ...
Aug
14
2008



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New Video Grows Digital Content

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New Video has a growing content of 5,000 hours of TV episodes and movies available for download ... Read more ...
Aug
14
2008



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Microsoft Looking to Differ from iPod

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Microsoft tries to get exclusive content for the Zune to compete with Apples iPod ... Read more ...
Aug
13
2008



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Sonys New Networking TVs

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Sony will launch its new Bravia line which supports any DLNA networking device so that you may enjoy your multi media content anywhere in the house ... Read more ...
Aug
13
2008



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Hitachi Brings New HD Camcorder

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The new hybrid HD camcorder has a 30GB built in hard drive recording in 1920 X 1080 resolution ... Read more ...
Aug
12
2008



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K-Lite Codec Pack Updates to Version 4.1.4

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The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of codecs and related tools for playing nearly all movie formats ... Read more ...
Aug
12
2008



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Invisible Speakers in TV Stand

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Sony has a new TV stand that has built in surround sound speakers, WiFi, and Bluetooth ... Read more ...
Aug
7
2008



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Netflix Charges More for Blu-ray

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Netflix will mark up the rental fees to customers who want Blu-rays HD video quality ... Read more ...
Aug
6
2008



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Another PS3 Firmware Update is Released

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Sony says version 2.42 firmware is out and ready to be downloaded ... Read more ...
Aug
6
2008



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Pioneer Comes Out With 500GB Disc

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Pioneer found a way to cram 25 layers on a Blu-ray disc each holding 25GB of memory ... Read more ...
Aug
6
2008



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DVD2one Updates to Version 2.2.2

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A DVD to DVD+-R/RW backup tool that backups onto a single DVD-Recordable in 15-30 minutes, including movie-only backups or full backups, with audio remastering capabilities ... Read more ...
Aug
6
2008



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DivX Codec Updates to Version 6.8.4

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The DivX codec is the standard for high quality video, it is known for its superior visual quality while retaining a small file size ... Read more ...
Aug
6
2008



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XBOX Price Cut Coming in Sept

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The rumor of another XBOX price cut was all but officially confirmed through a SKU screen shot ... Read more ...
Aug
5
2008



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CyberLink BD Advisor Updates to Version 2.0

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CyberLink BD (HD) Advisor lets you test if your system is ready for Blu-ray (and HD DVD) playback ... Read more ...
Aug
5
2008



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XP Codec Pack Updates to Version 2.4.1

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The XP Codec Pack is a collection of all the frequently used codecs and filters that you can use to enjoy all your media files ... Read more ...
Aug
5
2008



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Dish Network Upgrades HD Service

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On August 1st Dish Network is rolling out there new "Turbo Charged" HD system offering 1080p and ... Read more ...
Aug
1
2008



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Top 7 Blu-ray Players

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Here is a list of the 7 best Blu-ray Disc players currently on the market ... Read more ...
Aug
1
2008



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Blu-ray Player + Netflix

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LG electronics is releasing a new Blu-ray player that can stream Netflix movies straight to your TV ... Read more ...
Aug
1
2008