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Sony E-Book Reader gets price and pre-order

Sony E-Book Reader gets price and pre-order

In the world of the future, we'll all ride on the backs of giant robot weasels, eat food that was grown on Mars and freeze-dried into the shape of Peter Falk's head, and read our books from the flicker-free screens of electronic books.  "Electronic books?!" I hear your scoff, "are you a mad person with the brains of a no-brained idiot?"  No, sir, I'm not - and Sony are here to back me up.

iTunes 7 DRM Cracked

iTunes 7 DRM Cracked

Well, that didn't take too long. While millions of happy iTunes users were thrilled at the release of iTunes 7 (the first really worthy upgrade, in my opinion, since iTunes 5), QTFairUse/myFairTunes6 users all collectively groaned in unison; a new iTunes, of course, means changes to the DRM scheme, rendering their fair-use programs useless. Fortunately, it didn't last; last night an update to QTFairUse, bringing iTunes 7 compatibility along with it.

MySpace Music Download, an iTunes Alternative

MySpace Music Download, an iTunes Alternative

In the world where iTunes rule, many other companies trying to take a jab at Apple for its success on delivering digital music and videos to the users. Now MySpace is jumping on the bandwagon to sell music on its website. MySpace have a big user base with over 100 millions members. Many artists and bands are using MySpace as their social space online to keep in touch with their fans that will probably be one of the advantage MySpace have over other online music store services. The Music industry have changed, offering more options for users to get their music, but many label companies are still paranoid on piracy issue and on the other hand, users does not like DRM on the music they paid for. MySpace said they will not use any type of DRM, and music will be sold as unprotected files. Goodie! I hate DRM!
[via BBC]

SanDisk Introduces Sansa c200 MP3 Player With Color Screen

SanDisk Introduces Sansa c200 MP3 Player With Color Screen

This is no joke; SanDisk is really releasing a replacement for the c100 line of flash-based players for under $100. The c240 comes with 1GB of storage and retails for $80 and the c250 has 2GB priced right at $100. Both models support file formats such as MP3, WMA, and WMA DRM. There’s also and integrated FM tuner, microSD memory card for a maximum of 2GB of extra storage, voice recorder, a 1.4-inch LCD display with 128x98 pixels and a battery life of 15 hours.

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Sony Announced NW-S203F and NW-S2305F MP3 Player

Sony Announced NW-S203F and NW-S2305F MP3 Player

Sony recently announced a series of sports oriented MP3 player, the 1GB NW-S203F and 2GB NW-S2305F. If you owned a Walkman device that comes with the tube remote controller, you will notice the design of NW-S203F and NW-S2305F looks very similar. The player uses OLED screen that most new player in the market used and it feature an FM tuner, a stopwatch, and a pedometer.

Yahoo Releases DRM-Free Music Track

Yahoo Releases DRM-Free Music Track

Hoping that other music companies will follow its example, Yahoo! has released a $1.99, DRM-free, personalized version of Jessica Simpson's "A Public Affair." While the price of $1.99 is effectively double that of a comparable iTunes Music Store purchase, the Yahoo! track can be played on any MP3-capable music player, which sorta justifies the added cost. The company, regarding the new music track, has said the following:

"Dear digital consumer, even if you’re not into Jessica Simpson, and you’re not excited about spending $2 for a song, let me tell you, this is a bigger deal than you might think."

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