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May 15, 2015 By Inmatrix

Zoom Player Free

Zoom Player Home Free - They say the best things in life are free, and Zoom Player Home FREE life delivers. The most powerful media...

March 11, 2009 by

Boxee for Windows Alpha

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.

October 23, 2007 by

Nokia reveals glimpses of the mobile future

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).

September 21, 2007 by

Lawsuit asserts violation of GPL

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.

May 9, 2007 by

HP's Dragon 'notebook' is a friggin' monster (but I still want one)

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.

May 8, 2015 By FireRabbit

Fix My Car: Custom Mods LITE

Tweak a stock car! Customize it, lower it and mod it until the car becomes a fly street racer visual bah-zing with aftermarket parts.****...

June 27, 2006 by

At C3 Expo in NYC today

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.

August 22, 2005 by

Asus W2V

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.

May 8, 2015 By FireRabbit

Fix My Car: Custom Mods

Tweak a stock car! Customize it, lower it and mod it until the car becomes a fly street racer visual bah-zing with aftermarket parts.****...

December 13, 2004 by

Acer Aspire T620

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.

December 8, 2003 by

Souping up Microsoft's Xbox

Steven, a law student in San Francisco, shows CNET 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 does not endorse the use of mod chips. Modifying your Xbox will void the warranty and prevent you from accessing Microsoft online services.

October 8, 2003 by


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.

May 10, 2002 by

Help wanted: MS seeks talent in China

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,39001094,39044396,00.htm on CNet Asia. --Irene Tham, Special to ZDNet News

January 23, 2002 by

RealNetworks names new board member

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


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