December 16, 2009

Amazon Free VOD and Xmas MP3s

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Amazon has begun to offer a free VOD when you order one of their movies. The deal is good for hundreds of Blu-ray and DVD titles. We expect this is their latest move to compete with both Walmart and Sears, as the two companies have lowered their prices on discs to get your holiday business. Amazon is also offering a free Christmas MP3 Download daily until December 25.

Via Amazon Free VOD

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ASUS O!Play Gets Thumbs Up

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Gizmodo recently checked out the ASUS O!Play and gave it pretty much a rave review. Among the pluses were the second USB jack that doubles as an eSATA port and its price point. Read it all via the link.

Via gizmodo

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December 15, 2009

D-Link Creates Boxee Set Top Box

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Boxee isn't just software anymore (although they have released an updated beta version.) D-Link's Box features an HDMI output, Ethernet and USB ports and built-in WiFi allowing the Interweb be seen in all its glory on your TV. Controlled by RF remote, it can play any non-DRM media and hook you up with your buds on social networking sites. Look for a $200.00 price when it debuts in Q2 2010.

Via Boxee

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December 11, 2009

Freakin' Friday! FlipShare TV

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You know how much we dig our FlipVideo Camcorder and now the company has come up with the FlipShare TV. Connect the TV Base to your TV, plug in the USB Key into your PC and watch all your videos and images on the bigger screen. The wireless FlipShare is available for pre-order now.

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December 8, 2009

MDV GPS System Incorporates Audio/Video

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Now that GPS is often available in cell phones, one wonders about the future of companies that offer them. JVC and Kenwood got together to create the MDV-313 that not only features car navigation, but offers a DVD player, TV tuner and USB iPod support. To be released in Japan first, it remains to be seen if other manufacturers decide to incorporate other features in their products.

Via Akihabara News

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December 2, 2009

Roku Adopts Open Platform Channel Store

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Now might be the time to consider a Roku investment. It now has an open platform Channel Store that allows producers to implement their video services in addition to current providers that includes Netflix Amazon OD, Flickr, Pandora and Motionbox. If you already own one, updating is free and works on all models, including the HD-XR and SD.

Via Roku

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November 25, 2009

SanDisk Sansa Clip Plus MP3 Player

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We love advanced technology. Most known for their SD cards, SanDisk also ventures out into the music world with their Sansa Clip Plus MP3 Player. Storage of the 2.2 x 1.4 x .06" is immense considering its size. It will hold up to 1000 songs, 2400 photos or 12 hours of video on its 4 GB memory, expandable with memory cards, of course. lt also features a digital FM tuner with 40 presets, a rechargeable battery that will last up to 15 hours, a built-in clip and a price that won't break the bank.

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November 24, 2009

Imation Pro WX Shares Wirelessly

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The Imation Pro WX connects to your PC via USB. The 1.5TV hard drive links via WiFi so that your can back up or share wirelessly at a distance of up to 30 ft. At a transfer rate of up to 15MBs/second, the device can back up a CD in less than 50 seconds and store 300,000 photos or 750 hours of video. Save your pennies for this one as it will set you back $449.99.

Via Imation

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November 17, 2009

Blockbuster to Peddle Movies on SD cards

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In an almost never ending effort to keep up with those other guys, Blockbuster, teamed with NCR, has decided to rent movies on SD cards that can then be played back on mobile phones and TVs equipped with readers. Each will cost $1.99 and the user keeps the card, although it will expire after a certain date. Of course, you still have to travel to the kiosk to get the card. We think BB should try a new approach, say better advertising or cheaper rentals.

Via Fast Company

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November 9, 2009

Itoos Releases M8 PMP

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Itoos is a major and relatively inexpensive player in the PMP world and their latest is the M8. It has 1080p video and with a HDMI output it can also project on your HDTV. The player is compatible with H.263/H.264, MKV, RM, RMVB, RV8/9, MPEG4/ASP, VOB, DAT, ASF, WMV and MPEG1/2 formats. Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.

Via Tech Fresh

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