Portable devices able to play video, music and photos are currently available to consumers. Microsoft have been making mutterings about the area but have now made their intentions clearer by formalising a new name for them and announcing design partners.
Archive for October, 2003
Just as Bluetooth is celebrating becoming mass market and hitting one million units a week, the legitimate manufacturers are starting to tackle the rise of counterfeit products.
The US Consumer Electronics Association took action against the Federal Communications Commission to stop them forcing all TV’s sold in the US to be equipped to receive both digital and analogue signals by 2007. Yesterday they lost their appeal.
In line with many other computer companies, Dell have launched their first portable hard disk-based music player. We explore the features.
DLP enables the digital manipulation of light and is central to Digital Cinema projects. Texas Instruments has now won an award for the use of DLP in rear-projection TV’s (PJTV).
US cable company, Cox Communications, will offer dual tuner DVR to its Arizonan digital cable customers for a monthly fee with no upfront cost.
Addressing a number of common complaints with digital cameras, Sony release the Cybershot DSC-T1, a compact 5 mega pixel camera.
Four major Japanese HiFi makers have joined together to develop a Linux-based music player that can buy content from online music services. Yesterday they showed their work.
In addition to the support for Windows, Apple iTunes has a number of new, innovative features. We cover them and discuss their long term implications.