9th October 2007

Microsoft confirms free games to come with Xbox 360′s this holiday season

It’s been a rumor for a few weeks but Microsoft has finally has today confirmed that this holiday season, the Xbox 360 Premium and Elite will be comeing with two free games, Forza Motorsport 2 and Marvel Ultimate Allience. Both of the games got very good reviews and are fairly current. This should be a great season to buy an Xbox 360 because in addition … Read the full entry »

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8th October 2007

Verizon touting new LG Voyager as iPhone killer

Verizon announced that it will be releasing the LG manufactured Voyager by the holiday season. According to Verizon Wireless Chief Marketing Officer Mike Lanman, “It will kill the iPhone.” It is definitely a good looking device and does seem to have most of the features of the iPhone. The Voyager seems to be missing WiFi but it does have a faster network, GPS, a microSD … Read the full entry »

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5th October 2007

Microsoft announces new Zune, including flash models

Microsoft is to released three new Zune models on November 12th. The Zune 80 is an 80GB capacity redesign of the current Zune. The new Zune is less hefty than the original and is more sleek overall. It measures 2.4″ x 4.25″ x 0.5″. The Zune 8 and Zune 4 are flash-based and are very similar in design to the Zune 80, only much smaller. Like the original … Read the full entry »

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4th October 2007

Palm and Sprint to introduce a $99 PDA Phone

Palm and Sprint recently announced the Palm Centro, a new PDA Phone for only $99 (with 2 year contract). It features a QWERTY keypad, Bluetooth, a 1.3MP camera, 320×320 resolution touch screen, MicroSD Card slot (for up to 4GB of music, and I assume video). That MicroSD card slot will come in handy since it only comes with 64MB … Read the full entry »

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24th September 2007

Apple locks out everything but iTunes for use with new iPods

With the recent iPod revamp and new models Apple changed the database setup to add an “SHA1 hash”, a type of encryption, that in essence locks out all other managers besides iTunes. So if you use WinAmp or any other software to manage your songs on your iPod I wouldn’t upgrade quite yet. The other problem is … Read the full entry »

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14th June 2007

Ability to legally backup HD DVD and Blu-Ray in the works

Managed copies for both HD DVD and Blu-Ray are being developed by the Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administration (AACS LA). At this point, it seems to still be early in development and they haven’t released any specifics on how the actual managed copies system would work. They have said that the disc themselves must … Read the full entry »

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