Proving its commitment to the aftermarket stereo market, Pioneer today unveiled a dozen new in-dash car stereos. The 12 new stereos offer a range of connectivity options, ranging from the ability to play compressed audio formats such as MP3, WMA and AAC discs, to support for USB sources, iPods, HD Radio, and Bluetooth hands-free calling. For systems with iPod connectivity, Pioneer has improved the user interface and menu navigation to more closely resemble that of the iPod itself, while adding some extra navigation features, including alphabetical search, iPod passenger control (which gives car passengers the ability to search for music … Read more
War is hell, particularly when you want to schedule cocktail parties.
The HD DVD Promotional Group had scheduled a cocktail party and a press conference this Sunday evening in Las Vegas to tout the "progress" it has made in high definition video and the ongoing format war with the Blu-ray consortium.
On Friday, however, the group sent out a note terminating the event because Warner Home Video earlier in the day said it would switch exclusively to the Blu-ray format.
"Based on the timing of the Warner Home Video announcement today, we have decided to postpone our … Read more
The 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show is the first one to dedicate an entire hall to automotive-related tech. The convergence of in-car entertainment, communications, and information promises to continue in 2008 with the release of whole range of in-dash and portable device capable of providing GPS navigation and playing multiple media formats.
For portable navigation systems, the market is as hot as ever, helped in part by dropping prices and increasingly feature-rich devices. We reviewed quite a number of handheld navigation devices in 2007, and we've found that when it comes to the core navigation functions they all offer … Read more
Clipmarks, a Web bookmarking service, launches its 2.0 version today. Previously, the service made it possible to snip paragraphs and pictures from Web pages and save them. Today, the service launches its new, supergranular version, which lets you clip out sentences or phrases--or, if you want to be silly about it, single words or letters.
The service is based on a Firefox or IE plug-in, and the new version's UI is improved: It replaces the four buttons the last version had with one. It's very easy to use. Clipmarks also makes it easy to e-mail a clipping … Read more
This is something for all you sports fanatics who can't bear to miss a single highlight. Just as TiVo revolutionized television by allowing viewers to rewind and fast-forward live programs, a "game highlights analyzer" called MagicSports 3 speeds things even further by filtering through games and identifying the action.
The software allows fans to record baseball games on their PCs and "will automatically identify highlights ranging from pitches to home runs, then add thumbnail images of each high point at the bottom of the screen for quick review and access," according to its manufacturer, CyberLink. … Read more