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The Evolution of The MP3 Player

music-staff.jpgSo you’re in the gym and see nearly everyone with some device strapped his or her arm. It looks like the remote control to your kid’s TV. The guy in the cube next to you at work always has his headphones on, his fingers drumming to a raucous beat that only he can hear. You take the kids to visit your mom and she even has one. What’s the world coming to? Are you the only person without one of those MP3 things? What’s it all about? Where did they come from? What are the differences between the MP3 players and how much do they cast? Well, you’ve come to the right place to get the knowledge you need and the player you want.

The History of the MP3
mp3_logo.jpgMany years ago in a galaxy far away, well actually less than 20 years ago and in Munich, Germany, the Moving Picture Expert Group Layer III (MP3) was created. The folks at the Franunhofer Institute began researching this technology in the late 1980s. In 1989 they received a German patent for the MP3, and in 1996 the United States issued a patent for the MP3. Within a couple years the whole world began to see MP3 music, and players began popping up everywhere.

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Hard Drive Giant Seagate to buy EVault for $185 Million

Expansion into Storage Services Is Company’s Next Step

Seagate LogoSeagate Technology has announced it will aquire EVault Inc., a highly regarded provider of online backup services for business, for a cool $185 million dollars. The buy is the biggest step yet taken by Seagate in an attempt to strengthen its position in the storage services industry. This is Seagate’s second purchase in the storage services arena in the past two years. The deal is reported to be expected to close by the end of March.

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Sony Ericsson HBH-GV435 Bluetooth 2.0 Headset Review

BluetoothBluetooth headsets finally come of age! The Sony Ericsson HBH-GV435 Bluetooth 2.0 Headset is a gently flexible and comfortable design that features a unique “left” and “right” ear wearing function for even greater comfort – and without additional ‘accessories.’

Learn more about the Sony Ericsson HBH GV435 Bluetooth Headset at TigerDirect.com.

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Sony BMG Reimburses Consumers for Anti-Piracy Software

 Sony VAIO XL1B2 200 Disc DVD/CD Burner Media Changer for Windows Media Center 2005 PC's and Sony XL1/ XL2 Digital Living Systems

Embedded Software Costs Music Giant Big Bucks 

Sony BMG Music Entertainment has agreed to pay 4.25 million dollars as part of a settlement between it and 39 states and the District of Columbia.  The issue at hand? Resolving problems caused by anti-piracy software that’s been secretely included in music CDs.  The programs, known as MediaMax or XCP, are difficult to locate or remove once on a PC.  A piece of the settlement is available to those consumers whose computers were  damaged when they attempted to find and remove the anti-piracy software. 

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Analog to Digital: Take Your Home Movies Into The New Millennium With Video Capture!

old-video-camera.jpgWhat is Video Capture?
Vid-e-o  - [vid-ee-oh] – Noun – the visible part of a television transmission.
Cap-ture  – [kap-cher] – Verb – to represent or record in lasting form

With the accelerated growth of technology, video capture has become a part of everyday life. In the 1970s, you could have purchased a Panasonic VCR for the low price of only $5,000 – New! Today, you can purchase a VCR from several dozen manufactorers for less than $60.00. If you think that was expensive, how about in the early 1960s? While the first hippies were gathering in the San Francisco Bay area, Ampex offered the first home video system in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog and it came with a huge camera, TV monitor, special furniture and a 100 pound Ampex VR-1500 video recorder. And you could have owned all of this fablous equipment for only $30,000! But wait– there’s more! An Ampex engineer would come out to your home and even set it up for you. What a deal!

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GN Netcom GN9120LR Wireless Headset

Tired of being tied to your desk? Ready to be productive while you are still free to roam about the office performing the vital tasks that take us away from our desk?

GN Netcom is a leading producer of the highest quality headsets in the industry. Many say that GN Netcom is the only choice – and today you can see why for under $120 wireless freedom can also be yours!

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The Revolution WILL Be Televised

Plasma, Rear Projection, and LCD Displays Change TV Forever

Since its invention decades ago, there have been constant advances in television manufacturing.  One thing has remained constant: the Cathode Ray Tube that projects images onto the television screen.  Now the television industry is experiencing a paradigm shift that promises to eliminate these traditional television sets by replacing them with flat panel technology. 

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Tech Update: QuietCare for Our Loved Ones!

quiet-care.jpgIt’s winter, storms are hitting hard again this year. With record breaking cold throughout the entire country. Hundreds of thousands of senior citizens and the families who try to take care of them are more aware than ever that their loved ones could be in for the fight of their lives – just to survive.

Listen to the full story from Dave Graveline with Today’s Into Tomorrow Tech Update!

Tech Update Podcast for 12-20-06

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Photography Hints – Motion Photography

piano-in-motion.jpgMo-tion [moh-shuh n] – The motion or process of moving or changing place or position.
Pho-tog-ra-phy [fur-tog-ruh-fee] – The process or art of producing images of objects or sensitized surfaces by the chemical motion of light or of other forms of radiant energy, as x-rays, gamma rays, or cosmic rays.

Motion photography is the field of photography in which photos are taken of objects or subjects in motion or with the photographer in motion. This type of photography

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MySpace in the Palm of Your Hand!

jasjar.jpgCingular Wireless, the nations largest wireless carrier and MySpace.com, the world’s leading lifestyle portal announced an exclusive partnership to offer MySpace.com to all Cingular Wireless customers via their cellular phone.

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