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

 

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Update Rolls Out for Apple TV

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Apple has released its Apple TV 3.0 update with a revamped menu for widescreen TVS and offers ... Read more ...
Oct
31
2009



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HD Video on Demand Site Launches

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Epix, the new HD television channel and on-demand Internet service, launches this weekend for the first time on Verizon FiOS ... Read more ...
Oct
31
2009



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Nintendo Wii Gets Another Price Cut

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Evidentially cutting the price of the Wii down to $199 wasn't enough as Dell has put the Nintendo Wii console on Sale for just $179 ... Read more ...
Oct
31
2009



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Stream Media from FiOS DVR

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The Media Manager Mac application lets you broadcast your iPhoto and iTunes media to your TV directly through your FiOS TV DVR. ... Read more ...
Oct
31
2009



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Nintendo's Next Handheld to Have Free 3G

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Nintendo's next-generation portable game machine could have free 3G access built in like the feature in Kindle ... Read more ...
Oct
31
2009



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Netflix Streaming on the Wii?

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Rumors are flying around that Nintendo is currently testing Netflix streaming on the Wii ... Read more ...
Oct
30
2009



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Jumbo DSi Rumor to be True

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Nintendo has confirmed that a new version of its DSi handheld, the DSi LL, which harbors a 4.2" screen ... Read more ...
Oct
30
2009



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Black Friday Prices Available at Sears on Sat

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Sears is offering a series of “Black Friday Now” deals that will be available every Saturday between Oct. 31 and ... Read more ...
Oct
29
2009



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Logitech Increase Remote Range

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Logitech on Wednesday said it will soon ship the Harmony IR Extender System which allows users to extend the range of their existing infrared remote controls ... Read more ...
Oct
29
2009



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Verizon Adds More FiOS Internet

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Verizon now has over 2.7 million FiOS subscribers for its FiOS Internet service and their still adding content ... Read more ...
Oct
29
2009



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Acer to Include 3D Software With Laptop

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Windows 7 doesn't utilize the full potential of 3-D screens, so Acer will ship the computer with ... Read more ...
Oct
29
2009



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Roku Introduces Two New Set-Top Boxes

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Roku is adding two set-top boxes and new content channels at lower prices in the coming weeks ... Read more ...
Oct
28
2009



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Customer Sues Redbox Over Late Fees

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A class-action lawsuit has been filed by an Illinois woman on Redbox for illegally charging late fees in excess of over $100 million in fees from people who ... Read more ...
Oct
28
2009



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Nintendo Talks about New DSi

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Nintendo has plans to launch a new version of its DSi hand-held video game player with a larger screen in ... Read more ...
Oct
27
2009



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Get Ready to Shoot Video Under Water at Night

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Vivitar has just released their latest pocket camcorder that can record SD or HD material at night under water either to the built in memory or a ... Read more ...
Oct
27
2009



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Netflix Teams up with Sony's PS3

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Netflix announced the PS3 will be the latest device that will support their "Watch Instantly" streaming service bringing with it over 12,000 movies & TV episodes ... Read more ...
Oct
27
2009



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Blu-Ray Add-On for the XBOX 360 ?

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After months of denial, Steve Ballmer finally commits to saying Blu-Ray drives will be coming as ... Read more ...
Oct
23
2009



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Black Friday Deals Leaked Already

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A leaked Black Friday advertisement has already surfaced from OfficeMax that includes a $150 Netbook and ... Read more ...
Oct
23
2009



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Windows 7 & Windows Media Center

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Microsoft has upgraded the Windows Media Center in Windows 7 by adding internet TV functionality and a slew of other home entertainment options ... Read more ...
Oct
23
2009



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Best Buy Opens 24-Hour Store

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Best Buy plans to open a store in New York that will be open 24 hours a day during certain days of the week to help accommodate ... Read more ...
Oct
22
2009



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Comcast Restricts Access From Own Subscribers

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Comcast is restricting customers access to On Demand Online shows from cell phones, or even at home if they use a different ... Read more ...
Oct
22
2009



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Great Idea but Does it Violate the DMCA

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Walt Disney Co. is close to unveiling technology that will enable consumers to have legal rights to view on multiple platforms without physically having ... Read more ...
Oct
22
2009



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Free DivX Movies with Purchase

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P&F USA, which makes all the Philips flat panel TVs, is giving you a free digital movie with the purchase of a DivX certified Philips product. ... Read more ...
Oct
22
2009



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Nintendo Launches Back Wii in Europe

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Nintendo is launching a limited edition black Wii gaming console in the UK just in time for the Christmas shopping season ... Read more ...
Oct
21
2009



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PS3 Crowned Console of September

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The PS3 finally outsold all other gaming consoles in September for the first time since it was launched in November 2006 ... Read more ...
Oct
21
2009



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Best Buy & Netflix Partner Up

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Netflix has agreed to provide the "Watch Instantly" movie streaming service on two of Best Buy's Insignia brand ... Read more ...
Oct
21
2009



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Blu-Ray Sales Increase by 83%

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The Digital Entertainment Group released third quarter sales figures for the home entertainment industry which indicated Blu-ray sales were up 83% compared to last year ... Read more ...
Oct
20
2009



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Samsung Introduces 55" 3D LCD

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Samsung has been busy showing off a prototype 55-inch 3D LCD TV that reduces the annoying blurring problem most complain ... Read more ...
Oct
20
2009



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XBOX Live Update Locks Devices

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Although the fall XBOX Live update will add many features, it will also remove some too ... Read more ...
Oct
20
2009



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GameStop Sells New Carbon Fiber Controller

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A modified XBOX controller that mixes Black, Red and carbon fiber is for sale at your local GameStop for only ... Read more ...
Oct
17
2009



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Sonic Solutions & Funai Partner Up

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Funai and Sonic Solutions have announced a deal which will bring online video to more consumer electronics devices ... Read more ...
Oct
17
2009



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Amazon Offers Same Day Delivery

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Amazon will be launching a new shipping option called, "Local Express Delivery," that will provide same-day delivery to ... Read more ...
Oct
17
2009



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Sony Announces 250GB PS3

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Today Sony revealed that in early November it will launch a 250GB version of the PlayStation 3 to help store all ... Read more ...
Oct
16
2009



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Samsung Gets BBOD & AVOD

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Samsung just announced that select televisions, Blu-ray players and home theater systems will start streaming Blockbuster OnDemand ... Read more ...
Oct
16
2009



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PSP to HDMI Converter Box

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Lenkeng Electronics reveals their new plans for a PSP to HDMI converter box that can convert 480p signals to ... Read more ...
Oct
16
2009



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Nintendo Shows its Dark Side

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Starting on November 16, Nintendo of America will begin selling a black Wii Remote bundled with a ... Read more ...
Oct
15
2009



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HP Dabbling in the Touchscreen Market

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Hewlett-Packard launched a variety of new PCs and computing devices that support touchscreen technology such as Hulu Desktop and ... Read more ...
Oct
15
2009



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WiFi Without a Router

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Intel, Cisco, and Apple is set to release new technology called Wi-Fi Direct that will turn a slew of gadgets into hot spots ... Read more ...
Oct
15
2009



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Blockbuster-On-Demand Coming to TiVo Boxes

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Through all the leaks and rumors, we knew Blockbuster was coming to the TiVo set top box but now its official and is accessible ... Read more ...
Oct
14
2009



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JVC Releases Pocket Camcorder

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JVC joined the race in small, fast-paced pocket camcorders today with the launch of their new Picsio GC-FM1, a palm-sized hi-def camera ... Read more ...
Oct
14
2009



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1980 Classic Arcade Games

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Some of your favorite 80's games are out to play for free such as Commando, 1943, Frogger, and ... Read more ...
Oct
14
2009



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Radeon Debuts HD 5770 & 5750 Graphics Card

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ATI is about to launch two new high end video cards (HD 5770 & 5750) that will contain the new 40nm chip, have two DVI outputs and a HDMI ... Read more ...
Oct
14
2009



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Nero Recode Updates to Version 4.4.38.1

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Nero Recode can make backups of your DVDs to DVD or CD by transcoding, content removal or compression ... Read more ...
Oct
11
2009



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Nero Vision Updates to Version 6.4.17.0

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Nero Vision allows you to capture videos to your hard drive, create your own video clips or edit existing ones, make photo slideshows and display your work in animated menus then burn it all to DVD, SVCD or VCD ... Read more ...
Oct
11
2009



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First Blu-ray 8X Combo Drive

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The drive can read Blu-ray discs at up to 8x speeds, read CDs at as fast as 40x, and DVDs up to 16x, and can record ... Read more ...
Oct
9
2009



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LG's Blu-ray Home Cinema System

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LG has announced the debut of its latest home cinema kit for the Blu-ray market which includes 5 satellite speakers, a sub-woofer, and ... Read more ...
Oct
9
2009



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Watch Personal Media on the Big Screen

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CinemaNow will now offer customers access to their personal media viewable on their TV, set-top boxes, and ... Read more ...
Oct
9
2009



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Vudu Adds Criterion to Already Large Catalog

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The company is about to announce its latest addition to the VUDU lineup, the Criterion Collection ... Read more ...
Oct
8
2009



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New PS3 Firmware Spawns Lawsuits

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Sony is facing many lawsuits claiming the company's latest firmware update has caused major hardware issues and that Sony is ... Read more ...
Oct
8
2009



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Blinkx is Ready to Battle with the Big Boys

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Blinkx, an online video site, is the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine site on the web ... Read more ...
Oct
8
2009



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Sharp LCD TV with Built-In Blu-ray Player/Recorder

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Sharp has a brand new of line of LX AQUOS HDTVs that sport features like LED backlighting and UV²A technology plus a built-in Blu-ray player/recorder ... Read more ...
Oct
7
2009



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Wal-Mart to Sell Used Games

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Starting yesterday, Wal-Mart will begin offering used videos games for sale, including games for the Nintendo Wii, DS/DSi, Microsoft Xbox 360 and ... Read more ...
Oct
7
2009



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Toshiba Shows Off First Cell Based TV

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Toshiba is hoping to take the television market to a whole new level later this year with the introduction of a 55-inch model based on the powerful ... Read more ...
Oct
7
2009



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Zotac Graphics Card to Only Have HDMI Outputs

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Graphics card manufacturer Zotac has announced that is moving to high-resolution only outputs ... Read more ...
Oct
3
2009



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Sony Shows Off Wireless Power Device

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Sony has announced the development of a new energy transfer system which it claims will eventually eliminate the use of power cables ... Read more ...
Oct
3
2009



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Firmware 4.2 for the Wii Causes Problems

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The latest firmware for the Wii is wreaking havoc on some gamers consoles rendering them useless ... Read more ...
Oct
2
2009



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Just Released ffmpegtheora

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ffmpegtheora is a command line Ogg Theora video encoder that supports a variety of file inputs and produces OGV files with Theora and Vorbis video/audio streams ... Read more ...
Oct
2
2009



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12X Blu-Ray Burner from Pioneer

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Pioneer debuted the first 12X Blu-Ray disc recorder in the industry today that should be here at the begenning of next year ... Read more ...
Oct
1
2009



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Paramount & Universal Do Mobile Streaming

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Paramount Pictures and NBC Universal will begin offering their movies on iPhones, BlackBerries and other mobile phones through a new streaming service ... Read more ...
Oct
1
2009