Zediva Laid Low by Permanent Injunction


Zediva, the company that wanted to break into the DVD rental business by streaming DVDs being played in remote DVD players rather than renting physical discs has been shut down permanently. We were pretty pessimistic about Zediva’s chances when the preliminary injunction was issued, but this injunction makes things final. Of course, the MPAA wouldn’t be satisfied with simply shutting […]

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Windows 8 Build 8141 Leaks with Media Center Inside


Even before Microsoft released the Windows 8 Developer’s Preview at the Build Conference, Steven Sinofsky had let the world know that although Windows Media Center would be returning with Windows 8, we would not see it in the first pre-release builds. One of the questions that was left unanswered was whether Media Center would return in essentially the same integrated […]

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Apple Makes Apple Lossless Audio Codec Open Source

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The best part about today’s giant hard drives is not having to compromise on the quality of my music encoding. I typically encode with WMA Lossless simply because it works with all of my systems and devices. However, I know many geeks prefer to use FLAC because of its open source roots. Open source advocates now have the choice of […]

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