September 23, 2010

Napster Comes to iTunes App Store

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Now that Apple has outted its iPad, watch for a gush of new apps to arrive. Case in point, Napster has arrived at the App Store. While the download is free, a monthly subscription of $10.00 will give you access to the service's 10 million tracks, allow you to save tunes and create play lists. New subscribers will also be able to listen on their browsers without additional cost.

Via Napster App

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September 22, 2010

SRS 5.1 To Share the Wealth

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Those who recently bought or have plans to soon buy a Windows PC may have noticed that SRS 5.1 now comes with Microsoft Silverlight. This surround sound format acts as a managed code add-on for creators and developers who want to incorporate HDTVs, A/V receivers mobile phones and of course your trusty PC or laptop.

With "surround everywhere" as its slogan, it has multi-channeled and front rendered sound steering, full bandwidth, backwards compatibility with legacy matrix decoders and stereo, including over bit rates as low as 96kbps. Yeah, we were kind of blown away the first couple of times we used our new VAIO laptop and heard great sounds out of those itty bitty speakers. Look for it to expand to other devices in the future.

Via SRS Labs

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September 16, 2010

Pre-Order Boxee for Nov. Release

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What is it about the month of September that triggers an early holiday button in electronics companies? The Boxee Box can deliver all major formats and codecs along with free and premium TV, movies, videos, images and music from the Net and is now available for pre-order. A delay occurred so that the company could switch from a NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset to an Intel Atom CE4100 platform. The D-Link device has 802.11N connectivity and will begin shipping next month with its QWERTY remote.

Via The Boxee Box

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September 14, 2010

Elocity A7 Tablet Available for Pre-order

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StreamTV's Froyo tablet with touchscreen is already available for pre-order at a price less than the "other guys." The 8.2 x 4.8 x 0.5" wireless Elocity A7 runs Android 2.2 and has 512 MB DDR2 RAM, 4GB high speed internal Flash, a 1080p HDMI output, a 1.3MP camera and USB 2.0 port. Surf the Interweb, grab a few apps or play games, even those in 3D.

Via Elocity A7

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September 9, 2010

Baby Monitor Has Both Video and Audio

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Baby monitors have certainly improved technologically. The two-channel
Summer Baby Security Monitor
can transmit up to 350 ft. with a 2.4 Ghz signal and delivers color in the day (b&w IR at night) with a 1.8" TFT monitor. When the visuals are turned off, the sound still comes through. Included are rechargeable batteries for up to 10 hrs. of usage, A/C adapter, belt clip and kickstand.

Via Wireless Baby Monitors

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September 3, 2010

Freakin' Friday! Kodak PlaySport Camcorder

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Kodak's latest PlaySport Camcorder promises that it is waterproof up to 10 ft. It delivers full 1080p HD video with electronic image stabilization, 5mp HD stills and has a 2.0" color display with LCD Glare Shield. Included editing software lets you add voice-over, make mash-ups and put your results online via USB arm. The PlaySport comes packed with a wrist strap, Li-Ion rechargeable battery, and HDMI and AV cables.

Via Kodak

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August 25, 2010

Olympus Retro DP-10 DAR

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The adjective to use when describing Olympus' DP-10 Digital Audio Recorder, in addition to retro, might be long-lasting. With 63 hours of battery life when recording in WMA, the company claims over 130 hrs. in LP mode. Due out this month, features include a 1.78" LCD screen, calendar search, noise cancellation and playback speed control.

Via Olympus

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August 23, 2010

Vimeo Comes to Roku

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Vimeo has finally arrived on Roku. Following the likes of Pandora, Netflix and Amazon VOD, you can now sort videos according to their picks, your uploads and selections saved for later viewing. Of course, nothing is perfect as the service lacks sharing, albums, and channels, but it's a start. Vimeo itself recently added HTML5 for iPhone and iPad support.

Via USA Today

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August 19, 2010

Radio Bookmark Saves NPR Content

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NPR fans, this is your lucky day. The Radio Bookmark will save individual shows for listening to later, sharing with others or simply identify tunes you hear on them. The portable device can travel with you, then when you return home, plug it into your PC and all your saved bookmarks will be listed. There is even a Public Radio App for your iPhone and iPad with play and pause control, and On Demand content. The RB is available for $39.95.

Via Radio Bookmark

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August 18, 2010

Inkel Blu-Ray Player W/ Built-in Receiver

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South Korea continues to manufacture new electronics, this time in the form of a Blu-ray player that also supports DVDs. Inkel's VR-654BD has a built-in 7.1 channel A/V receiver to make it easy to hook up with your home theater system. Also featured are USB 2.0 connectivity, DB Live 2.0, an FM tuner and DivX and XviD file compatibility. The player should arrive sometime this month in So. Korea at a price of ~$600.00.

Via Akihabara News

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