Singapore (Singapore) - Creative has announced the Zen Stone, a one gigabyte MP3 player that many have already begun comparing to the same-capacity iPod Shuffle.
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Chicago (IL) – Bose has long been the choice when it was about purchasing the ultimate audio system for your new car. But the company has fallen behind the trend when more than consumers began asking for more than CD playback capability in their car. Bose has now received FCC approval for a media center, apparently developed exclusively for Ferrari sports cars, that will cover digital music, satellite radio, TV, navigation and a new intelligent music selection tool.
Milford (PA) – Speaker specialist Altec Lansing has announced a “mini theater” iPod dock that not only pumps out sound, but also displays video on a small screen.By now we have seen virtually any imaginable iPod audio enhancement – ranging from floating speaker cases for the swimming pool all the way to toilet paper holders with a slot for your music player. But we really don’t have a choice yet when it comes to speakers that also have a video screen that can visualize the videos stored on the iPod.
The Copyright Royalty Board is postponing higher royalty payments for Internet radio broadcasts by two months.
Movie rental giant Blockbuster reported lower than expected first-quarter earnings.
Culver City (CA) - Several thousand years in the future historians and archeologists will wonder why a certain number in 2007 was so popular. Lawyers and even the administrators of Digg.com, a popular news aggregator, tried to stop the spread of the AACS processing key, but in so doing made the 32-digit hexadecimal number the most popular number in modern history.
Lawyers for a high-definition video licensing authority have opened up a Pandora’s box of Internet fury after serving several websites with cease and desist letters in an attempt to block the spread of an encryption key.
Americans are continuing their gadget spending binge, according to a new survey by the Consumer Electronics Association.
A new HD DVD designed to help calibrate HDTVs has hit a problem with the Xbox 360, apparently because the disc manufacturer failed to test it extensively on non-Toshiba players.
Two congressman are working hard to cut Internet radio royalties with a new bill.
Mattel is seeking to turn around flagging sales by bringing Barbie into the 21st Century as an MP3 player and online community avatar all rolled into one.
Park Ridge (NJ) - Sony has revealed the HDR-CX7, which it claims is its smallest high-definition camcorder to date. The camcorder records videos in 1080i direct to a Memory Stick cards.
The AVCHD-based camera weigh 15 ounces and cuts down on size by eliminating a hard drive and a spinning media bay for DVD or MiniDV burning.
In a direct rebuttal to Blu-ray's recent sales announcements, the HD DVD promotional group is saying that its movie sales have nearly crossed the one million mark.
More disappointing news for HD DVD came today with the results of Nielsen Video Scan's sales data for high definition DVDs.
Toshiba today announced that more than 100,000 family-room HD DVD players have been sold within the first year of the technology’s launch.
Las Vegas (CA) - Just when you thought there aren't enough flash memory specifications, Sandisk and Sony are now partnering up to push their SxS standard. The new flash cards will be made for Sony’s upcoming XDCAM EX high-def camcorders. Both companies claim the cards will have a normal transfer rate of 800 megabits per second and will be able to burst to a maximum speed of 2.5 Gb/sec.
The iPhone may not be the only wireless music player device Apple will be releasing this year. The company is planning to launch a Wi-Fi iPod later this year as well, DigiTimes reports.
Samsung will release a new standalone player later this year that plays both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc movies.
The high definition battle is going into the next round: Toshiba’s previously announced HD-A20 HD DVD player promises a high definition quality that is on par with Blu-ray – for significantly less money.