Archive for December, 2008

LG Network Blu-ray Players getting CinemaNow & YouTube in 2009

LG Network Blu-ray Players getting CinemaNow & YouTube in 2009

LG have announced two new streaming content providers that users of their 2009 network Blu-ray players will be able to access.  Both CinemaNow and YouTube have joined Netflix, which is the only media-on-demand provider currently accessible to users of the LG BD300.  That means a choice from 14,000 pay-per-view CinemaNow titles from the major movie studios, broadcast and cable television shows (as well as more than 250 independent film titles and music videos from all major labels), together with unlimited access to YouTube's catalog.

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Glow Graffiti lets you tag with UV light

Glow Graffiti lets you tag with UV light

If your kids love scribbling on your walls, or you're an agoraphobic tagger who gets fed up of filling your house with paint fumes, the Glow Graffiti might be your salvation.  Ostensibly a normal spray can, in actual fact you paint with UV light: the nozzle hides a UV LED (the batteries hide inside the can) and you can "paint" light onto the included UV-reactive sheet.  Your artwork stays visible for around 30 seconds, then fades away.

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DigiFi Digital Opera Kleer wireless earphones on sale in US

DigiFi Digital Opera Kleer wireless earphones on sale in US

If the lossless wireless sound offered by Sleek Audio's W-1 adapter appeals, but your budget doesn't exactly stretch to the $320 the company asks for a set of SA6 earphones and the wireless system, DigiFi's Digital Opera earphones may fit the bill.  First announced back in May, up until now the earphones had only been available in Korea; now, Kleer themselves are offering them - together with other products using their lossless technology - in the US.

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BlackBerry Storm is ‘just smaller’ netbook claims RIM CEO

BlackBerry Storm is ‘just smaller’ netbook claims RIM CEO

When your product is faced with competition you can either convince people the rivals aren't worth it, or that they're not really rivals at all.  The slightly trickier latter route is that taken by RIM founder and co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, when CNET Asia asked him what threat he perceived to the BlackBerry range from netbooks.  According to Lazaridis, handsets like the BlackBerry Storm are in fact netbooks; they're just smaller.

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HDI Dune BD Prime: media streamer & Blu-ray deck in one

HDI Dune BD Prime: media streamer & Blu-ray deck in one

If you're looking for a dual multimedia player and Blu-ray deck, your options are pretty limited; however HDI will happily sell you their Dune BD Prime.  Available in four variations, each with different connectivity, the HDI Dune BD Prime has HDMI 1.3, optical and coaxial digital and 7.1 analogue audio outputs together with composite, component and S-Video video outputs; it also has three USB 2.0 ports to connect external hard-drives containing video and audio files.

 

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Alesis MasterControl audio interface & control surface launches

Alesis MasterControl audio interface & control surface launches

Audio-specialists Alesis have released their latest combination audio interface and control surface, ideal for musicians looking to incorporate real-life instruments with computer-based synths and mixing software.  The MasterControl connects via FireWire and offers 44.1 to 192kHz recording via multiple inputs, as well as dozens of assignable controls including nine 100mm motorized faders, a jog-wheel, and eight 360-degree pots.

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