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Car Wars


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


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 […]


Search Wars – The Final Frontier


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 – here at last


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 […]


RIAA Up To New Tricks!


p2pnet.net News:– It’s a given that the RIAA and MPAA, wholly owned by the record label cartel and movie studios, or contractors such as Overpeer, will leave no dirty trick unturned in their futile war against p2p and file sharers. Now, they’re using files that look like regular songs or short videos in the Windows […]

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