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Apple planning media event in NYC late January

Apple planning media event in NYC late January

Apple may be planning to hold a media event at the end of January. Citing sources familiar with the plans, AllThingsD reveals that the event will take place in New York City and will not be hardware-oriented. This means it won't be for unveiling the iPad 3 or the much rumored Apple TV.

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Olympus LS-100 Linear PCM Recorder revealed for all-in-one audio prowess

Olympus LS-100 Linear PCM Recorder revealed for all-in-one audio prowess

When you first lay eyes on this beast of an audio recorder, you're going to think it's right out of Ghostbusters or the original switches-everywhere Star Trek series, but it's not, it's the new Olympus LS-100 linear PCM audio recording device and it's about to blow the socks off the competition with its ability to record basically anything. This device is actually just the latest in a series of LS-branded recorders from Olympus, featuring two 90-degree directional stereo condenser microphones with the ability to capture both lower-bass frequencies and louder sound "with less clipping" than ever before*. Have a peek at this aesthetic and sonic masterpiece and see if its the monster for you.

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Warpia StreamHD Review

Warpia StreamHD Review

Right this moment you are two USB dongles and a handful of simple clicks away from displaying your computer's display on your HDTV, no questions asked. What we've got here is the Warpia StreamHD wireless HD media transmitter and right out of the box you'll be able to plug in and make it happen, just so long as you're using a Windows computer and your television is able to work with HDMI, as all good high definition televisions should be these days. Take a look here at how neat this little setup is and how you, yes you, can now watch Netflix on your non-internet television without the heinous acts of purchasing an Xbox or an iPad 2. Of course if you've got those, then there's no reason for this, right? Wrong, mister, there's so many things you could do with this little set of gadgets that it's unreal.

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Google Media Holiday Party announced

Google Media Holiday Party announced

The fine folks at Google have sent out invites to their annual Media Holiday Party that'll be taking place in December, complete with a couple of lovely snowflakes for accent. This event is set to be a fun night of eats and drinks for friends and members of the media in what's known as an "off the record" event. Whether or not that means there will be devices and services and chatter there that will be newsworthy, we can't be sure! What we do expect is some gingerbread cookies and a whole load of ice cream sandwiches aside some well-mixed drinks, that's for sure.

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Baby tries to use print mag like an iPad, is this the death of print mags?

Baby tries to use print mag like an iPad, is this the death of print mags?

I have been saying for a long time now that my generation is the last of the old media users. I am raising my kids, the next generation of media consumers in a way that is completely different than my parents raised me. It's not that I am forcing my kids away from traditional print media, it's that they simply don’t need a magazine and prefer something more interactive. It’s the same for video, my kids don’t need to be in front of the TV or a big screen, they will watch what they want when they want it on any screen that happens to be nearby whether it is a 3DS, smartphone, tablet, TV, or a computer.

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Borders customer data transfers to Barnes & Noble, privacy concerns arise

Borders customer data transfers to Barnes & Noble, privacy concerns arise

If you were sad that Borders closed this July, and with it all of the data on which books you purchased when, you may be in luck, because Barnes & Noble owns that data now. During the bankruptcy court which saw the sales of Borders assets across the board, personal data (preferences in reading material, DVDs, music, etc) of some 45 million Borders customers included, Barnes & Noble saw the opportunity and grabbed for it, and just this last week, that court approved such a sale. What does that mean, exactly? Will they now know everything about my LIFE? Not exactly.

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Sound Egg Bringing HD Surround Sound to Modern Furniture

Sound Egg Bringing HD Surround Sound to Modern Furniture

As we continue to scout the CES 2011 showroom floor, we came across an eye-catching furniture concept, the Sound Egg. The Sound Egg is fully customizable surround sound chair and comes in many configurations with some sporting connected HD TVs and both HDMI and RCA-out connectivity.

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iTunes 90-second song previews added to US iTunes store

iTunes 90-second song previews added to US iTunes store

Apple's 90-second iTunes previews have begun to show up in the music download store, though currently only US shoppers get access to the triple-length excerpts. The change was tipped in early November, after a leaked Apple message to labels was spotted basically telling them to accede to longer previews or pull their content in protest.

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NBC Universal Says Apple TV Would Devalue Its Content

NBC Universal Says Apple TV Would Devalue Its Content

Since the launch of iTunes, and its subsequent availability of music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts, it's become the venerable digital retailer for what people love to download. While some might suggest that the pricing could be altered, the general consensus is that $.99 for a show isn't all that bad at all. However, NBC Universal doesn't see it the same way, and believes that pricing their television shows at such a low cost would ultimately "devalue" the content as a whole, and therefore the company is staying away from Apple TV.

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Apple TV Becomes More Than A Hobby

Apple TV Becomes More Than A Hobby

There will undoubtedly be many comparisons made between Apple TV and Google TV in the upcoming weeks. As Apple updated and re-vamped their Apple TV initiatives today they showcased their strategy to make the television a viable platform for software and services.

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The iPod is Still Relevant

The iPod is Still Relevant

The theme of many of my conversations with reporters the past week was centered on the question of whether or not the iPod is still relevant. I maintained that there was still a large market for the iPod and Apple verified that today when they shared that they have sold 275 Million iPods to date. The iPod is still a healthy business for Apple and I don’t see that ending anytime soon.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Will Use Physical Media Says Kaz Hirai

Sony PlayStation 4 Will Use Physical Media Says Kaz Hirai

For those out there in the world who are clinging to the old principles of consumption, like how to buy and read a book or purchase and watch a movie, the future is a pretty bleak place. With our out-reach into digital content, people can't help but wonder when everything will be digital, and there won't be any type of physical media left in the world. Well, according to Kaz Hirai, Sony Computer Entertainment's CEO, you don't have to worry about the next iteration of the PlayStation home console going completely digital.

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