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This page contains all the news items for the month of October 2006.

 

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Major Update for the Xbox 360

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With the launch of the PlayStation 3 and Wii just a few weeks away, Xbox 360 gamers are in anticipation of a major update to Xbox Live ... Read more ...
Oct
31
2006



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Touch Screens for the iPod

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It appears Apple is tossing around the idea of customizing the bezel to incorporate a touch screen feature ... Read more ...
Oct
31
2006












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Holiday Deal

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VSO Software is providing a discount for Halloween ... Read more ...
Oct
30
2006









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Second Chance

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Thats right people, you will have another chance to pre-order a Nintendo Wii and possibly the much anticipated PS3 ... Read more ...
Oct
28
2006









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VideoLAN Update

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Sports new support for Shoutcast TV listings, Linux support, and new hot keys among other things ... Read more ...
Oct
27
2006









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ConvertXtoDVD Update

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A few subtitle bug fixes and some other minor fixes as well ... Read more ...
Oct
26
2006









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Sony Now Delays Blu-Ray Player

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Sony has apparently delayed again the release of its stand-alone BDP-S1 Blu-ray Disc player to December or possibly not till 2007 ... Read more ...
Oct
25
2006



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Update your DirectX Today

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New games being released will require that users have DirectX Version 9.0c in order to play correctly ... Read more ...
Oct
25
2006






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Top 20 Reasons to Get RealPlayer

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Whether your're downloading music, burning CDs or watching a ballgame, RealPlayer gives you greater control of your media than any player out there ... Read more ...
Oct
24
2006



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BitTorrent Hardware

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The BitTorrent site has landed a few allies in the hardware department with storage devices, wired and wireless routers, and media servers all pre-programmed with Torrent sharing abilities ... Read more ...
Oct
24
2006



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Fact or Fiction

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Is Microsoft really planning on replacing the current 20GB HDD to a 100GB HDD or was it just a fictious rumor ... Read more ...
Oct
21
2006



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Century Media

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When they say "Ideas for life", they aren't joking either, especially with this disc that holds a whopping 100GB and last 100 years ... Read more ...
Oct
21
2006



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PS3's Online Capabilities

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As a rival to the XBOX live service, Sony reveals its own service for the PS3 that allows users to download games and other content direct to the console's hard drive ... Read more ...
Oct
20
2006






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The iPod Virus

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Beware cause some of Apple's iPods that were shipped last month do in fact contain a nasty computer virus ... Read more ...
Oct
19
2006



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PS3 Auctions on eBay

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eBay has stopped all auctions for the PS3 unless certain criteria can be meet by the seller ... Read more ...
Oct
18
2006



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You Can Help Improve FireFox 3

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FireFox is now accepting personal suggestions for FireFox 3, so now is the time to tell them what you want in FireFox 3 browser ... Read more ...
Oct
16
2006



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PS3 Online Service Revealed

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Similar to the XBOX Live service which you have to pay for, Sony will be offering it for free for the PS3 ... Read more ...
Oct
16
2006



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Sonic Software & Macrovision Collaborate

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The two have come together that would allow traditional and online retailers to sell on-demand copy-protected DVD downloads ... Read more ...
Oct
14
2006



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Sony's Plans

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To enter the digital music market with thier iPod rival the "Walkman" ... Read more ...
Oct
14
2006






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Just Say NO

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That is what Microsoft is saying in regards to providing support for Service Pack 1 of Windows XP ... Read more ...
Oct
12
2006



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HD Made Simple

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NEC has producted a chip that works with both standards could cut the cost of building a player that accommodates Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs ... Read more ...
Oct
12
2006



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Bye Bye LCD & Plasma's, Hello Laser TV

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Its supposed to be half the price, twice as good, and consume a fraction of the electricity of conventional plasma and LCD TVs ... Read more ...
Oct
12
2006



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Beware of Fake Media

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Large amounts of fake or counterfeit high quality media is surfacing all over the internet ... Read more ...
Oct
12
2006



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PS3 Pre-Orders Come and Go

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GameStop and EB Games started taking preorders for the very limited number of consoles they will have available at launch time ... Read more ...
Oct
11
2006



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Microsoft Pulls Vista RC2

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All download links were cut and no explanation was given for why ... Read more ...
Oct
11
2006



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We Have a Winner!!

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Kinda, sorta, not really but all of the substantial statistics and logic is pointing toward Blu-Ray in being the winner of the High Definition DVD war ... Read more ...
Oct
11
2006



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Target's Ultimatum

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Target threatens to cut shelf space and promotion for DVD's unless it gets what it thinks is fair pricing from the studios ... Read more ...
Oct
10
2006



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Direct X 10 Speed Up

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DIRECTX 10 will accelerate some operations by as much as four times ... Read more ...
Oct
10
2006



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Microsoft Releases Final Test Version of Vista

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RC 2 (Release Candidate 2) is now out in hopes to speed up the launch date of Windows Vista ... Read more ...
Oct
10
2006



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Meet GoogleTube

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Google has acquired top video entertainment site YouTube Inc. for $1.65 billion ... Read more ...
Oct
10
2006






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New Kind of Movie Watching

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Movie night is a dream when you have a Kaleidescape System movie server ... Read more ...
Oct
8
2006



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DivXtoDVD Update

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Also known as ConvertXtoDVD had been updated to version 2.1.4 ... Read more ...
Oct
8
2006



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HC Encoder Version 0.19 Released

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The version v0.19 includes bug fixes, GUI changes, but also significant quality tuning ... Read more ...
Oct
6
2006



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Potential PS3 Problem

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Rumors are surfacing that the PS3 could suffer from a "over heating" problem ... Read more ...
Oct
6
2006



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Microsoft Issues Crtical Patches

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Microsoft plans to issue nearly a dozen security patches including critical fixes for Windows and Office ... Read more ...
Oct
6
2006



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HD-DVD Writer for your Laptop

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Brought to you by Toshiba, the SD-L902A drive is the standard 12.7 millimeters high, which means it can fit in the drive bay of most laptops ... Read more ...
Oct
4
2006



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Promises Promises

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Microsoft made a ballsy statement by guaranteeing the XBOX games will look better than the PS3 games ... Read more ...
Oct
4
2006



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iPod Reign Over

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Five reasons why Zune may win over the iPod ... Read more ...
Oct
4
2006



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Underdog Story of the Year

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Analyst are predicting the Nintendo Wii will beat the much anticipated PS3 this year in sales ... Read more ...
Oct
3
2006



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Two Thumbs Down for FireFox

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Hackers say Firefox is so critically flawed that it is impossible to fix ... Read more ...
Oct
3
2006






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DivX 6.4 Beta 1

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It has all sorts of encoding improvements, from HD encoding to multi-pass encoding ... Read more ...
Oct
3
2006