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

 

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Two Versions of the XBOX 360 Get Price Cuts

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Microsoft will lower the price on the XBOX 360 Pro from $299.99 to $249.99 and the Elite will drop from $399.99 to ... Read more ...
Aug
29
2009



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Download & Burn is Ok Now

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Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures and Lionsgate will begin offering the first movie downloads that can be burned to disc using virtually any DVD burner or ... Read more ...
Aug
29
2009



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Flixster Launches New iPhone Version

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Out with the old in with the new says Flixster as they launch their new version of "Movies" for the iPhone to read about or review new hit movies ... Read more ...
Aug
29
2009



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Best Buy Offering Free PS3 Games

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Best Buy is trying to get customers to hold onto their old PS3s by offering a free PS3 title and price match instead of returning it for the new PS3 Slim ... Read more ...
Aug
29
2009



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Film Fresh to Sell DivX Movies

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Online video distributor, Film Fresh, has announced it will start selling blockbuster movies in the DivX format which can be played on a variety of devices ... Read more ...
Aug
27
2009



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Redbox & Paramount Come to an Agreement

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Paramount agrees to allow Redbox to rent their new released DVDs if and only if they find it doesn't hurt DVD sales ... Read more ...
Aug
27
2009



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First PirateBay, Now Mininova

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In a civil dispute with an anti-piracy group, a judge ordered Mininova to remove all torrents linking to copyrighted material ... Read more ...
Aug
27
2009



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Nintendo Wii Gets PlayOn App

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Starting Wednesday, owners of the Nintendo Wii console will be able to stream movies for free from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, ... Read more ...
Aug
26
2009



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Another Failed Attempt at Sinking Pirate Bay Ship

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Only hours after a Swedish court had The Pirate Bay site taken down by putting a choke hold on the responsible ISP, the site's ISP claimed it was hacked and the ... Read more ...
Aug
26
2009



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Nintendo Secretly Works on Wii-Football Remote

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A patent application has been filed by Nintendo for a peripheral device shaped like a football that holds a Wiimote and ... Read more ...
Aug
26
2009



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Movie Show-times in Paper No More

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In an effort to cut costs, theater chains are directing consumers to their Internet sites or third-party sites rather than the typical newspaper to find ... Read more ...
Aug
25
2009



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Sanyo HD Cam for Newbies

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Sanyo has just announced an HD camcorder geared toward newbies or the "tech" challenged so that they too might capture quality video ... Read more ...
Aug
25
2009



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Wal-Mart Recalls 1.5 Million DVD Players

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Wal-Mart has sold over 1.5 million DVD players that can overheat and potentially cause a fire hazard ... Read more ...
Aug
25
2009



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Rhapsody Coming to an iPhone Near You

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RealNetworks has submitted its Rhapsody music service application to Apple for approval to let subscribers access over 8 million ... Read more ...
Aug
25
2009



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Just Released is SilverX

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SilverX is a Windows application needed to convert Flash (.SWF) videos to Microsoft's Silverlight format ... Read more ...
Aug
15
2009



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RIP XBOX 360 Pro

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Microsoft has officially made the statement that the Xbox 360 Pro has been discontinued and will longer be for sale ... Read more ...
Aug
15
2009



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DVD Jon Responds to Apple's Threat

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Apple has sumitted a subpoena to "DVD" Jon Lech Johansen over his "doubleTwist" application and how the new app opens the market to all brands of phones ... Read more ...
Aug
15
2009



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Inflatable Horse for the Wii

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Nintendo has just announced a new inflatable horse-riding peripheral that involves you in the game more than ever before ... Read more ...
Aug
14
2009



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Leaked PS3 Slim Images

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Leaked images from a Best Buy & K-Mart ad suggest a $299 price tag for the new PS3 Slim version ... Read more ...
Aug
14
2009



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Worlds Fastest Flash Drive

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Corsair has just announced its new Flash Voyager 128GB flash drive that is claimed as the worlds fastest drive on the market ... Read more ...
Aug
14
2009



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Roku Players Now Stream MLB Games

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Roku owners are now able to stream live and pre-recorded on their Roku device via a free update ... Read more ...
Aug
14
2009



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RealNetworks Beaten By the MPAA

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It turns out that the court has sided with the MPAA in the statement that the RealDVD software, which copies DVD, is in fact against the DMCA ... Read more ...
Aug
13
2009



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Redbox Sues Fox

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Redbox said today it has sued 20th Century Fox over the movie studio's attempts to delay its titles being offered in Redbox ... Read more ...
Aug
13
2009



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Netgear Offers a Different Way of Networking

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Netgear is now shipping a Home Theater Internet Connection Kit that allows you to connect all your devices without cables and ... Read more ...
Aug
13
2009



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Harmony 900 Remote Works on Hidden Devices

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Similar to the PS3 adapter they made, the new 900 remote will actually turn RF signals into IR commands that your A/V equipment can understand ... Read more ...
Aug
12
2009



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Zune HD Pricing Leaked

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Leaked screen shots from Best Buy show pricing and capacities for the new Zune HD which is suppose to be released in the middle of September ... Read more ...
Aug
12
2009



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Panasonic & NEC Introduce Open Source Cell Phones

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Microsoft basically has a monopoly on PC operating systems and now cell phone OS's but, Panasonic and NEC are looking to change that with their new Linux based phones ... Read more ...
Aug
12
2009



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If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them

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Toshiba announced this morning that it has applied for membership in the Blu-ray Disc Association and that it plans to launch Blu-ray compatible devices ... Read more ...
Aug
11
2009



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Over 500 Thousand Sold in First Week

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Nintendo comes out on top once again by selling over 500,000 copies of its new interactive Wii Sports Resort video game that submerses you in active gameplay ... Read more ...
Aug
11
2009



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New 3D Standard for the Web

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The Khronos Group is persistent in pushing its new 3D standard for the internet that does not require you use special glasses or browser plugins ... Read more ...
Aug
11
2009



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Fox Files Lawsuit Against Redbox

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20th Century Fox has filed a lawsuit against Redbox asking them to wait at least 30 days before releasing post theatre movies ... Read more ...
Aug
7
2009



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iPhone 3GS for Only $99

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When Apple released the 16GB & 32GB iPhone 3GS in June, it meant the older 8GB 3G was receiving a price cut down to just $99 ... Read more ...
Aug
7
2009



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GOD is Coming to XBOX 360 Aug. 11th

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The "Gaming-On-Demand" service for the XBOX 360, which will start off with 21 exciting games, is set to be here by August 11th ... Read more ...
Aug
7
2009



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Portable Media by Maxell

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Maxell announced today the introduction of a complete product lineup of flash media and USB flash drives ranging from 2GB to ... Read more ...
Aug
6
2009



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Amazon VOD on New Panasonic Blu-ray Players

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Panasonic will be making most of their 2009 Blu-ray Disc players compatible with Amazon’s Video On Demand service while current ... Read more ...
Aug
6
2009



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Netflix Adds More Disney/ABC Content

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You can now watch different seasons of Lost, Desperate Housewives, Legend of the Seeker, and ... Read more ...
Aug
4
2009



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Netflix to Offer iPhone Streaming?

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Netflix may soon be streaming movies and TV shows straight to your a iPhone or iPod Touch ... Read more ...
Aug
4
2009



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RadioShack Drops the Radio

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RadioShack is no longer RadioShack, they want to be called "The Shack" in an effort to focus on its current business selling cell phones and ... Read more ...
Aug
4
2009



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Nintendo DSi Gets Facebook Photo Feature

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Nintendo DSi owners will now be able to upload images direct from their handheld to the popular social networking site, Facebook ... Read more ...
Aug
4
2009



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Sony Reduces Production Cost for PS3

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Sony has discovered a way to make the PS3 up to 70% cheaper than it did when it first launched ... Read more ...
Aug
4
2009