Barely a week into the new year, several stories broke suggesting that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration had run out of funding to provide any more coupons for the upcoming digital television transition. Responding to this news, the Obama administration began an immediate campaign to delay the transition, fearing that as many as six [...]
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Just the other day, I reported that HD VMD was looking good to be the third candidate in the race for supreme leader in the HD format wars.Apparently three wasn’t enough, and so now there’s a fourth contender: the Chinese-made CH-DVD. Slated for an unspecified release in 2008, the new format isn’t looking all [...]
For anyone who’s followed the rumors and speculation leading up to today’s announcement, there really wasn’t anything all too surprising: the “classic” iPod got it’s usual size upgrade, the Nano gained some weight; and, as everyone expected, the new kid on the block is the Touch, an iPod-only iPhone. However, despite the fact that nothing [...]
DRM is a bitch when it comes to copying music for a friend, but pretty soon we’ll have another reason to hate it. Apple recently filed a patent suggesting that in the near future you might not even be able to charge a friend’s iPod, let alone slip him a few tunes.
Apple’s patent outlines plans [...]
Congress must seem to think that they are on a role when it comes to technology issues; first they wanted to scrutinize the Google/DoubleClick merger, then they took an interest in the iPhone and it’s exclusive contract, and how they’re coming after P2P as a possible threat to national security. However, unlike the first two [...]