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Articles tagged with: digital

SiriusXM Revamps Entire System To Stay Competitive

SiriusXM satellite radio will soon offer personal radio channels, kinda like what Pandora has got going on for them. I guess SiriusXM thought it was time to change the way they operate if they plan on remaining a player in the audio space.

SiriusXM’s new radio channels will be able to replay, skip, and ban songs, as well as some on-demand features. You’ll also be able to use it on your TiVo which might make the hefty monthly packages a bit more reasonable.

Pandora’s New Layout Came When It Was Supposed To

Pandora’s new layout is a welcome change for me, primarily because it is based on HTML5. With the previous version of Pandora, my 32-bit Firefox browser would often crash on my 64-bit operating system due to the flash player.

Since, I no longer use Firefox, it hasn’t been a problem with good ol’ trusty Chrome, but it’s still nice to know that Firefox will be safe.

Microsoft Offers $250K Prize In Hacking Competition

Management at Microsoft are hoping to turn hackers into cyber security for the Digital Media giant. The company is offering hackers $250K to develop new security defenses for the organization.

It’s called the BlueHat Prize and is open to programmers all around the world. First prize is valued at $200,000 and goes to whoever develops the ‘best’ way to prevent cyber attacks. The second and third best strategists will share a $50K prize, and will each be able to develop their own subscription of their software for development.

Be Different With The Binatone ReadMe

If you’ve always wanted to stray from the pack, and avoid the likes of the iPad and the Kindle, read this. Electronics manufacturer Binatone, is offering a unique take on the eReader device.

It’s a seven inch Android eReader, and rocks an 800 x 400 pixel display with a QWERTY keyboard located below the screen. While it isn’t a touch screen device, you can navigate with the supplied trackpad to the right of the keyboard.

Gamestop To Sell Digital Game Copies

The digital download method is quiet convenient for those who don’t have access to a game store for buying original games. There are many online stores working at the moment which sell digital copies of the games for download. Some of these services are Steam, Amazon and Direct2Drive.

Now, Gamestop is also going to follow their footsteps. Gamestop has stores all around US from where one can buy a game in disc form. But now Gamestop is launching a new service which will provide the facility of downloading games.

Google Buys IBM Patents

Suing rival tech companies has now become child’s play for big IT companies. Consequently every company is trying to decorate its portfolio with as many patents as it can by buying patents from different companies.

Google, which had recently been sued by Oracle for Java patent infringement in development of Android has also decided to take some precautionary measures.

Olympus E-PL3 Coming This September

With Sony having released its entry level DSLRs: the alpha-nex 3D ad alpha-nex 5D, Electronics rival Olympus has also planned to release a camera having features both of a compact camera and a DSLR. Therefore, Olympus announced its interchangeable lens camera, the Olympus E-PL3 in June. But no information was provided regarding the price and release date of the unit.

Now, Olympus has at least announced the month of its arrival in the US which is September 2011. The camera will feature a 12.3 megapixel sensor with an interchangeable lens capability, a Live MOS sensor, TruePic VI image processors and an ISO ceiling of 12,800.

The Easy Way To Move All Your Facebook Photos To G+

Have you wanted to give Google+ a shot, but didn’t know how to go about moving your dozens (or thousands) of photos over to the new social network? There’s a free solution, and it is called primadesk.

The next step in the process is to add your accounts. It’s best to start with Facebook first, then Picasa (using your G+ login info), and then you’re going to want to click on the Camera tab on PrimaDesk.

Sony Creates The World’s Thinnest Camera-Sony DSC-TX55

When it comes to superb image capturing, Sony‘s Cyber-shot series is on top of it. Every year, Sony comes up with some very cool digital cameras for the photo lovers.

This time Sony has created what they claim to be the world’s slimmest camera, the Cyber-shot DSC-TX55. The camera is just 12.2 mm thick being 5 mm less thicker than the Sony’s DSC-TX10.

Upgrade Your Entertainment System For $200

AMEX Digital has just introduced an awesome new HD media player that runs the Android operating system and ships with a clean 500GB hard drive. Named the MP-G7, it runs on a dual core ARM Cortex processor and has Full HD accelerator graphics.

If you’ve been looking to upgrade your home entertainment system that you purchased new in the 90s, this may be your opportunity to do so! The device lets you browse the web, play basic games, and gives you the option to enjoy your apps right by your big screen TV.