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iPod shuffle “control chip” not DRM, just more licensing

iPod shuffle “control chip” not DRM, just more licensing

After speculation that Apple was using the new iPod shuffle 4GB to launch an "authentication chip" which only licensed headphones would offer, Apple themselves and a number of third-party accessory manufacturers have spoken up about the smallest iPod's hardware.  V-moda, Monster Cable and Scosche have all described it as a "control chip", which uses the microphone channel in the four-channel headphones to send multiple commands: play, pause, volume control and more.

Monster Cable, RedMere teams up to bring MagnifEye tech on ultra thin HDMI cables

Monster Cable, RedMere teams up to bring MagnifEye tech on ultra thin HDMI cables

I bet you 10 bucks you wouldn’t have guessed the RedMere's MagnifEye technology have nothing to do with optics or still images application, but an embedded silicon chip in HDMI cables. Apparently the Irish have odd way to name their silicon goody, but for some reasons, Monster Cables dig it and has announced partnership to collaborate a smart and ultra-thin profile active HDMI cables.

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SlashGear meets Ludacris and Monster’s Noel Lee: HD Surround Interview

SlashGear meets Ludacris and Monster’s Noel Lee: HD Surround Interview

SlashGear had the opportunity to sit down with rapper Ludacris and Monster Music owner Noel Lee at CES today, to discuss the artist's new Theater of the Mind album which has been remixed in surround sound.  While Monster may be better known for their Cable hardware division, responsible for the Dr.Dre Beats and Beats tour headphones, the company also has an Superdisc audio arm putting out music DVDs in full surround sound.  Company founder Noel Lee is responsible for High Definition Surround, a set of recording, mixing and reproduction techniques to accurately recreate the sound field of an original performance in high definition for 5.1 surround sound.  Check out the full interview after the cut.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 50 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 50 2008

With just a few weeks until CES 2009, we've been seeing hints of what tech will be showing its head at the biggest consumer electronics event of the year.  Unsurprisingly, netbooks are taking top billing, with MSI confirming three of them.  In fact the budget ultraportables are selling so well, they bested the ever-popular iPhone 3G in Summer sales.  Acer are sitting pretty in the top spot, with their latest model - a 3G-integrated Aspire One - launching this weekend. 

Dr. Dre beats tour review

Dr. Dre beats tour review

Monster Cable's headphone collaboration with Dr. Dre, the Beats, surprised us with their musical prowess back in August.  While celebrity endorsements tend toward the cheesy, and Monster's products toward the over-priced, we weren't expecting much; in actual fact, they proved impressively capable.  Now the pair is hoping to do the same for in-ear headphones, with the Beats Tour: can the follow-up muster the same success?

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 33 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 33 2008

More laptops, netbooks and mobile workstations than you could shake the proverbial stick at this week, with fresh offerings (and more than a few rumors) from many of the big companies.  HP took the wraps off of three mobile workstations, complete with an amazing 17-inch DreamColor option, while Dell and Lenovo both had a version of their own.  Dell went for pure specs, with a maximum 16GB of RAM in their Precision, while Lenovo took a more offbeat view and added a digitizer panel in their W700's palmrest.

A little more compact, Dell launched their fourth generation Latitude E-series models, and SlashGear was in San Francisco to bring you live images.  Dell's attempt for the headlines included 19hr battery life (on one particular model) and Instant On functionality.  All well and good, but Gateway perhaps just eases ahead in the bargain stakes with their new P-7811FX Centrino 2 gaming notebook.

Beats by Dr. Dre & Monster Cable Review

Beats by Dr. Dre & Monster Cable Review

Celebrity endorsed products are big business but, while it may sound cynical, we tend to wonder whether the product would stand up on its own without the big name attached.  So when the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones came in, a collaboration with Monster Cable, you can assume we were very sceptical indeed.  The promise - "experience music the way the artist wants you to" - is backed up by powered amplification and active noise-cancelling, but are they any good?

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