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Facebook has announced two improvements with support from the White House: a reporting system that’s social by design and an improved Safety Center with more multimedia resources.
Boxee, the popular multimedia center application for Apple TV, Mac OS X and Linux now has released an Alpha for Windows. Currently, you need to receive an invite in order to test it, but the application shows a great deal of promise and should garner a much larger audience once the application is available for wide beta test.
The headline was what appeared in my email inbox late last night so I immediately opened up the message to read what Nokia had to say about the future of mobility. Nokia was giving a briefing at The Way We Live Next event held at the Nokia Research Center in Oulu, Finland. You can actually listen to podcasts of the presentations, along with PDF versions of most presentations, at The Way We Live Next site. In addition to the presentations on the future of mobility, Nokia also demonstrated MOSH, Widsets, Point & Find, Shoot to Translate, and virtual worlds. All these functions were performed using a Nokia multimedia computer (aka smartphone).
The Software Freedom Law Center will file its first lawsuit alleging violation of the GPL (General Public License). The suit is against Monsoon Multimedia on behalf of the open-source BusyBox project.
If you're looking for the notebook with the largest footprint in the world (at least the one with Intel's latest greatest mobile tech), it might very well be HP's new Dragon, a clamshell-form factored HiDef-ready multimedia entertainment center that may be able to fit under your armpit, but don't try putting it on any airplane seatback table.
Remote Control Pro transforms your iPhone, iPod Touch or even your iPad into a wireless trackpad with real keyboard and numeric keypad...
I'm fresh off the Delta Shuttle from Boston and sitting in the press room at C3 Expo (Corporate and Channel Computing) at the Javits Center on New York City's West Side (photo of a dead show floor shown below). I'm also fully loaded with gear for some multimedia coverage.
The W2V proves that you don't need Media Center to enjoy a good multimedia notebook experience. It's a pity, then, that the battery isn't a bit meatier.
TouchPad Remote transforms your iPhone, iPod Touch or even your iPad into a wireless trackpad with real keyboard for your Mac OS X...
Acer's T620 runs Microsoft's Media Center OS, which has a radical new interface for multimedia users who want to manage their digital pictures, music files, TV, and video via remote control.
Steven, a law student in San Francisco, shows CNET News.com how he turned his Xbox into a multimedia center. By installing a "mod chip" in the game console, he can watch movies and other videos he downloaded off the Internet--on his television set.CNET News.com does not endorse the use of mod chips. Modifying your Xbox will void the warranty and prevent you from accessing Microsoft online services.
The VAIO W1 is an elegant and generally well-specified ‘media centre’ PC. But, like many convergence devices, it makes a number of compromises that reduce its initial appeal.
Microsoft launches an updated version of its Media Center PC operating system for home multimedia systems, part of its effort to put multiple machines in every household.
SINGAPORE--Microsoft is on the lookout for research talent in China to focus on four core future technologies--speech recognition and synthesis, digital pen, panoramic pictures and multimedia compression for wireless communications networks. Over the next two years, the company will intensify its study of these areas with help from Asian educational institutions such as Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Sydney, Tokyo University and Taiwan's Tsinghua University and Harbin Institute of Technology in China. The software giant's research center in Beijing, founded in 1998, currently employs 150 full-time engineers. The team is set to expand to 200 people by 2003, Microsoft Research Asia Managing Director Zhang Ya-Qin told CNETAsia. For the full story see http://asia.cnet.com/newstech/applications/0,39001094,39044396,00.htm on CNet Asia. --Irene Tham, Special to ZDNet News
RealNetworks says it has appointed Kalpana Raina to its board of directors. Raina is the executive vice president and head of the Media & Telecommunications Division at the Bank of New York, which acts as a lender to the entertainment, multimedia and publishing industries. Raina also serves on the boards of the Center for Communications and ADITI: Foundation for the Arts in New York City. The announcement came shortly after RealNetworks launched its subscription service for online music. The service, dubbed RealOne Music, charges consumers $9.95 a month for the service or $19.95 a month as part of a larger package that includes exclusive sports, entertainment and news programming. --Gwendolyn Mariano, Special to ZDNet News