multimedia

RIM planning Didiom-based mobile music service?

RIM planning Didiom-based mobile music service?

RIM could be preparing to launch a music streaming service based on Didiom, according to our latest tip.  Didiom is both a music marketplace, which offers on-device downloads, and a way of streaming tracks from a user's iTunes library direct to their handset.  The company already has a number of client apps for different devices, but according to our source this would be a Didiom-powered collaboration with RIM.

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LaCie LaCinema Rugged announced for US release

LaCie LaCinema Rugged announced for US release

LaCie is expanding their line and have announced their LaCinema Rugged multimedia storage device for release in the US. In fact, you can get your hands on the device now, which sports some serious multimedia capability, with the capacity for HD quality.

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Teac releases Ipod Companion with Digital Amp

Teac releases Ipod Companion with Digital Amp

Whether it is just an Ipod companion or a set of bookshelf speakers from the Teac, an entry model from the high end line of TEAC usually means unaffordable for most of the music lovers. You can say the same for the newly announced TEAC Reference 600 series AG-H600 – a 126,000 yen (~$1,300) integrated digital amp designed exclusively for Ipod.

Fujitsu Scaleo Home Server updated with 2TB capacity

Fujitsu Scaleo Home Server updated with 2TB capacity

Fujitsu have updated their Scaleo Home Server range with two new models, adding capacity to the media streaming and NAS backup products.  The Home Server 2205 is preinstalled with two 1TB drives, while the Home Server 2105 is preinstalled with two 500GB drives; however there's room for a total of four drives in each.  Fujitsu have used Western Digital Caviar Green SATA HDDs, for reduced power consumption.

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LaCie LaCinema Rugged announced

LaCie LaCinema Rugged announced

LaCie announced their LaCinema Rugged hard drive today that's meant for mostly multimedia. It makes it easy to keep your media collection with you at all times whether at home or while out and about.
 

 
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Velocity Micro CineMagix FuzeBox Home Media Server

Velocity Micro CineMagix FuzeBox Home Media Server

Velocity Micro have announced their latest home media device, the CineMagix FuzeBox Home Media Server, intended as a closed-box solution for all a user's management, storage and distribution needs.  Capable of backing up and distributing DVD and Blu-ray discs, together with receiving and recording Digital CableCard broadcasts, the CineMagix FuzeBox is intended for both professional and consumer installs.

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Chumby to get new music features

Chumby to get new music features

Current owners of the cute-looking Chumby device will be glad to hear new features are on the way. In fact, the multimedia device will soon be equipped with additional music-listening features.

This clock radio that can connect to the Internet and is wrapped in leather will let you connect to radio stations you create by using the Pandora service. Plus, you can stream music videos by means of the Avot Media's tool. Additional features include music news from the likes of UsMagazine.com and RollingStone.com.

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Samsung MediaLive coming October 15th

Samsung MediaLive coming October 15th

Samsung's MediaLive HDTV Media Center Extender has finally got a shipping date: October 15th.  The compact box is intended to bridge the divide between your Vista Media Center and your Samsung HDTV; it basically straps to the back of the set and brings the Vista interface into your living room, streaming content either via WiFi draft-n or cabled ethernet. 

Motorola MCU3E wireless set-top box transcoder prototype

Motorola MCU3E wireless set-top box transcoder prototype

Motorola has unveiled its latest media concept device, the MCU3E (or MCUBE) USB transcoder.  A USB device that plugs into your set-top box, the MCU3E can transcode HD or SD video and beam it wirelessly via Bluetooth or WiFi to be stored a nearby mobile device.

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PNY Flash Drive comes with Ghostbusters included

PNY Flash Drive comes with Ghostbusters included

This has to be one of the most random things I've ever seen. But if you think about it, it's really not all that bad of an idea. If you need a flash drive, why not opt for this 2GB one from PNY that comes with Ghostbusters pre-loaded on the device? I am not kidding.

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OpenPeak’s OpenFrame is phone, home information center

OpenPeak’s OpenFrame is phone, home information center

OpenFrame is a home phone and information center developed by OpenPeak that's meant to make the experience of talking on your house phone a much more twenty-first century experience. And if there's one area that's been left behind, it's the home phone!

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TouchKit DIY multitouch display kit on sale: video demo

TouchKit DIY multitouch display kit on sale: video demo

NORTD have announced the latest version of their TouchKit DIY multitouch system, together with pricing.  The system uses a plastic screen with embedded IR LEDs and a modified camera capable of recognising reflected IR light.  Put together, with the included software, and you can create your own fledgling version of Microsoft's Surface multitouch table.

Check out the video demo of TouchKit v.2 after the cut

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