July 7, 2011

Mitsubishi Pairs GPS. TV Tuner

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Not content with creating a basic GPS system, Mitsubishi offers their latest 2DIN AV GPS with a 12 Seg TV tuner. With 8GB of memory, users can watch or record TV shows for a later date. An HDMI port is included for recording videos so that you can watch when stuck in traffic during rush hour. The NR-MX50, due out in August, includes a USB connection, iPod support, Bluetooth and a handy 7" 800x480 touchscreen.

Via Akihabara News

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July 5, 2011

Simple Cowon C2 PMP

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Cowon's mini C2 supports both video and music in a simplistic style. The PMP has a 2.6-inch TFT, 320 x 240 touchscreen LCD , purports excellent audio quality, comes with 16GB of memory and has 55 hours of battery life. It also has a USB/AV port and connection for a 3.5mm headset. Included software is simple to navigate, a 32GB microSD card is included and a price that is modest enough for all.

Via Cowon

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July 1, 2011

Freakin' Friday! Logitech C615 Webcam

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Logitech's portable HD Webcam simplifies video calling for both Mac and PC. The C615 is fold and go, has autofocus and 360ยบ rotation. Call in HD 720p in 16:9 wide screen on Skype, FaceTime, Logitech Vid HD and Windows Live Messenger. The camera can also be used with Yahoo! Messenger, iChat and AIM. Uploading of video and photos is super simple with one click.

Via Logitech Webcams

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June 21, 2011

Walmart Offers Digital Movie Cards

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Vudu owners can now get digital downloads from parent company Walmart. After a purchase is made, the customer plugs the scratch-off code into that device or PC, PS3, TVs and DVD players to watch. The movie is the user's forever and most of them at this point will be standard definition. The first movie available is "Battle: Los Angeles" at a price of $14.96, with the actual DVD being sold for $2.00 more.

Considering the fact that you can purchase a copy for the same amount or less than that or stream from Amazon VOD, it seems like a lot of trouble to traipse to the store, then go online to receive the code after returning home. Again, we are reminded why we dote on Netflix.

Via Business Wire

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June 9, 2011

Netflix to Add Studios, Pay TV

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Recently interviewed at the BOA Merrill Lynch 2011 Technology Conference in NY, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings commented that the recent deal his company made with Starz and Miramax is only the beginning. This is good news for those of us who do our watching online, as opposed to cable or satellite. He is looking for other movie studios and TV content, like HBO and Showtime, to join up when their pay-TV agreements expire, some as early as 2013. What the company will not do is invest in "adjacent markets" such as those with advertising, transactional VOD and video gaming.

Via Home Media Magazine

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June 1, 2011

NVIDIA And YouTube Partner for 3D

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Grab your 3D glasses and get ready for YouTube's latest idea. NVIDIA is assisting them in bringing 3D online to the masses. Of course you will need a NVIDIA GeForce PC that runs Firefox 4 and a 3D enabled monitor or HDTV but hey, if this one catches on, everyone can get equally dizzy watching movies, sporting events and games pop out on the screen.

Via 3D Vision Live

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May 26, 2011

Netflix to Offer Miramax Titles

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Netflix has nabbed an agreement with Miramax to stream hundreds of their movies in an attempt by the film studio to keep it afloat. Filmyard Holdings now holds the company that is hoping that the move will encourage other online companies, like Google, Apple and Facebook to offer such titles as
"Pulp Fiction"
and
"Shakespeare in Love"
. This seems to be another step forward into the concept that eventually we will all live online.

Via Bloomberg

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May 17, 2011

YouTube Adds Films to Playlist

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YouTube continues to add movies to its service from Sony Pictures, NBC Universal and Warner Brothers. There are about 3,000 new releases now with prices at $3.99 for recent films and $2.99 for those that are older. There is also a smattering of titles for free and all can be viewed on PC or Google TV. Since the service is still relatively new, there may not be full HD on some of the selections.

Via YouTube Movies

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May 11, 2011

Apache Helicopter Communicates by Muzzle Flash

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Now that the world is abuzz with Blackhawk helicopter news, there seems to be another new one that the Army is working on to help fight the bad guys. This Apache model has an infrared camera that can detect ground fire by muzzle flashes. That information will also be available to ground forces, operation centers and other aircraft. Look for the new and improved Apache with Ground Fire Acquisition System (GFAS) in a war hopefully not near you within a year.

Via Army

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May 10, 2011

Buffalo Portable DVD Burner

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Buffalo's latest compact 8x DVD Burner lets you watch videos and even burn discs. It is nicely powered via an integrated USB cable and the company promises simple set up (including an LED to let you know that it is functioning and/or low on power.) The sleek design doesn't hurt nor does its pre-loaded CyberLink PowerDVD 9 media suite. The drive is compatible with Windows Vista/XP/7, and Mac OS X.

Via Buffalo

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