Tech o’ the Week

Hello happy reader, A couple of interesting bits about new consumer electronics crossed my desk this week.

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Downloads Be Damned

My last installment discussed the recently reported death of HD DVD, which looses the psychological bonds of Blu-ray in the minds of consumers. Heck, even the amazing OPPO announced that they’ll cook up a truly universal player that includes Blu-ray support. But there’s trouble in River City, and those stinking downloads are to blame. :: As pundits […]

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DVD is Dead…

Hello Gentle Reader…You may have heard that, last Tuesday, Toshiba announced it bowed to its lameness, er, to market pressure and discontinued support for the HD DVD format. Just now, as I write this on Thursday, the Toshiba America web site still has the title “Laptops, HDTVs, HD DVD Players, Medical Imaging & More…” Looks like not […]

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Can you spell…CONSOLIDATION?

Hello all, just got word that Amazon will purchase Audible.com for $300M. According to Amazon’s site, “Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Audible Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBL)…The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to close by the second quarter of 2008.”:: This, along with […]

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