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  • Nokia might be getting into the movie biz

    Nokia might be getting into the movie biz

    Though they’re completely open about the fact that their source is a bit peculiar, BGR is reporting that that Nokia may be looking to start up a movie download service. Rather than a pay-per-view or rental service, the new service is tentatively all-you-can-eat. One lump sum per month garners you unlimited access to a catalog of 320 x 240 H.264 movies, streamed straight to your handset. Love… Read More

  • Download iPhone 2.0 firmware right now!

    Download iPhone 2.0 firmware right now!

    Hot damn, you can already download the iPhone 2.0 Firmware! MacRumors dug through Apple’s servers, and found a direct link to the file. Those of you who just can’t wait, click here and enjoy the ride. I don’t have an iPhone, so I can’t independently confirm whether or not you’ll brick your phone by upgrading. Tell us how it works out for you. Read More

  • Movie industry now feeling the effects of transition away from high-margin disc media

    Movie industry now feeling the effects of transition away from high-margin disc media

    Now you’ve gone and done it. “It” being, maybe, freaking out the entertainment industry by not buying as many DVDs as you used to. (That, incidentally, sorta gibes with a study that come out today.) One of them there Lehman Brothers analysts downgraded numerous industry stocks yesterday because he doesn’t like how people are now downloading movies more and more often. Read More

  • Sony will launch PS3 movie service this summer

    Sony will launch PS3 movie service this summer

    Impress Sony held one of those “rally ’round the flag” meetings in Japan earlier today, announcing, among other things, that it will launch a movie download service for the PS3 this summer. That’s the U.S. launch date, at least; Europe and Japan will have to wait longer. The Xbox 360 has had a movie download service since November, 2006. With this move, and others, Sony… Read More

  • This Just In: iTunes is a popular music store

    This Just In: iTunes is a popular music store

    Apple has now sold over five billion songs from its iTunes music store. The program has been around since early 2001. Earlier this year, iTunes surpassed Wal-Mart as the most popular place to buy music. Apple still hasn’t figured out how to sell Drakkar Noir for under $40 through its store but, still, five billion songs is impressive. It’ll be interesting to see how long iTunes will be… Read More

  • Mozilla’s Firefox 3 is now available

    Mozilla’s Firefox 3 is now available

    Firefox 3 [Mozilla.com] Read More

  • Blockbuster to launch in-store movie download service

    Blockbuster to launch in-store movie download service

    Blockbuster will deploy an in-store download service in the coming months. The program, initially available only in Dallas, will let consumers download movies onto a portable device in, as Blockbuster’s CEO James Keyes hopes, under 30 seconds. So far, only Archos-made portable media players are compatible with the as-yet unnamed service. No details regarding what movie studios have signed… Read More

  • Lawsuit against AllofMp3.com dropped by RIAA

    Lawsuit against AllofMp3.com dropped by RIAA

    Remember AllofMP3.com, the easy to use, consumer-friendly music downloading site based in Russia? It got shut down last July amidst threats that Russia wouldn’t be able to join the World Trade Organization. It’s a long story; read more here and here. Well, the RIAA brought a copyright infringement lawsuit against AllofMP3.com back in December of 2006, saying that the company made some… Read More

  • Patent: Location-based music from Sony Ericsson

    Patent: Location-based music from Sony Ericsson

    Sony Ericsson has a somewhat interesting patent in the works that would essentially allow your digital audio player to determine where you were located and then offer you up a list of downloadable tracks that have been tagged to that location. The idea is that certain music works well in certain locations, like I’d tag “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head” to all the gas stations… Read More

  • Get NiN for free

    Get NiN for free

    Get ye over to NiN’s site and get you a copy of The Slip. All you have to do is give Trent your email address, which is just fine by me. The album is available in a variety of different formats, including V0 MP3, lossless M4A, FLAC and 24/96 Wave, which is better than CD quality. Or, you can wait till June for the CD to make its way into stores. Read More

 
  • Over/under on Apple's 'day and date' iTunes movie scheme being a success?

    Over/under on Apple's 'day and date' iTunes movie scheme being a success?

    What starts as a weird love letter to Apple ends as a keen examination of its chances of success in the one place it still hasn’t conquered: your living room. A rather long piece in today’s Times looks at whether or not Apple’e latest scheme to release movies on the same day and date as their DVD release will have any sort of specific effect on sales of Apple TV, and any general… Read More

  • XP SP3 now available

    XP SP3 now available

    You’ll soon be able to join the ranks of happy XP owners and download SP3 online. If you don’t want to wait for the updater to pick it up you can apparently download it here as well. It might be a horrible virus called Vista, though, so be afraid. Just kidding. Read More

  • Blockbuster set to announce streaming set-top box

    Blockbuster set to announce streaming set-top box

    Hey what’s another box underneath your TV, right? Especially when it’s got movies streaming directly from Movielink and Blockbuster, yeah? According to Reuters, Blockbuster “is developing a set-top device for streaming films directly to TV sets and is expected to announce the offering sometime this month.” So we’ll have another Vudu-like hardware box just for movies… Read More

  • Vista SP1 available tomorrow

    Vista SP1 available tomorrow

    Apparently tomorrow’s the big day. The first service pack for Windows Vista will be available for manual download on the Windows Update and Microsoft Downloads sites. It’ll also be pushed out as an automatic update on April 18th for those users who can stand another month of random crashes, slow system performance, and the inability to reliably connect to secure networks. I’ll… Read More

  • Help Key: How to download off Usenet like a champ

    [photopress:usenethow.jpg,full,center] If and when the **AA have Usenet shut down after the piece appears, feel free to blame Biggs. He’s making me write it. I occasionally mention Usenet when talking about piracy here, but I’ve never really explained what it is or what it does. I’m still not going to explain what it is, technically, (that’s what Wikipedia’s for), but… Read More

  • American Idol performances will be on iTunes

    [photopress:idolitunes.jpg,full,center] Aren’t American Idol ratings way down this year? That’s what the Drudge headlines read, I think. That might explain why you’ll soon be able to download Idol performances on iTunes. The show’s creators/rpducers/hangers-on have cut a deal with Apple that will put on iTunes audio of the 24 semifinalists on iTunes and video+audio of the… Read More

  • New lovey-dovey Pleo download for Valentine's Day

    New lovey-dovey Pleo download for Valentine's Day

    Oh Pleo, you’re the best almost-real dinosaur friend a guy and/or gal could ever have. Just in time for St. Valentine’s Day comes a new behavior download for your Pleo pet. He coos, he flirts, he slices and dices! From the PleoWorld.com website, Has Pleo been bitten by the love bug? He sulks when left alone, but pet him … he wiggles, coos, and sighs happily. Cuddle Pleo and his… Read More

  • Amazon to add Audible.com to its downloadables

    Amazon to add Audible.com to its downloadables

    Amazon.com will reportedly purchase digital audiobook provider Audible.com in the second quarter of this year for $300 million. Smart, smart, smart. The purchase will allow Amazon to offer up Audbile’s 80,000+ audio programs (mostly books, newspapers, and certain radio programs) for download to its digital content customers. Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader has an audio jack that would… Read More

  • Guitar Hero and Rock Band make more money than commercialy downloaded actual music in 2007

    [photopress:mattyroxxx.jpg,full,right]Artists whose songs are used in Guitar Hero and Rock Band get royalties from the sales of the games, and the games have sold like insane nutty crazy. In fact, revenue from both games in 2007 surpassed that of actual musical digital download revenues, which was the largest growing sector of sales for the music industry. In other words, more money was generated… Read More

  • Quo vadis, Qtrax?

    [photopress:qqtrax.jpg,full,center] Qtrax, ostensibly the first free and legal P2P service, went live yesterday to all sorts of questions. If there record labels didn’t sign any deals with the service, whose music would it be serving? Why would it make such a hullabaloo about its launch if the man behind the curtain was asleep? Will the source code for its main software component be… Read More