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Sirius XM

Satellite Wars

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I was at CES I was lucky enough to spend a few minutes with Joseph Damato, Director – Consumer Electronics for Delphi.  They make hardware for XM and Sirius Satellite Radio.  Our conversation was about compatibility and consumer choice.  While Joseph did not want me to use a time frame, he did say that the […]

Comcast

Car Wars

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Reuters reports that Delphi and Comcast are going to team up to bring video content to your car.  Microsoft is “taking a backseat,” forgive the pun, and is planning to offer kids videos over Sirius Satellite.  How will it all work? Let’s forget content rights, union & guild payments and business rules for a minute […]

International CES

Linux-based Media Players Debut

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I’m traveling to CES today, so here’s some news from Taiwanese motherboard maker FIC. They will unveil a Linux-based portable media player (PMP) at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. FIC’s “Vassili” includes a 3.6-inch color LCD screen and a 20GB hard drive, and can play multimedia content downloaded directly from PCs […]

Google

Search Wars – The Final Frontier

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Now everyone wants to help you search your desktop: Google, MSN, Ask Jeeves and Yahoo!  They are all competing to become the brand of choice for all of your searching needs … local, network and Internet.   This is a very important precursor to the way the television industry is about to evolve – let’s watch […]

TiVoToGo

TiVoToGo – here at last

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It’s finally here – TiVoToGo™.  This is what they say about the transfer capability on www.tivo.com: “TiVoToGo™ transfers are a new TiVo service feature available to all networked TiVo® Series2™ DVRs. This service enhancement allows you to transfer programs from your TiVo box to your desktop or laptop PC so you can watch your favorite […]

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