Competition is a good thing. Real, for a limited time, is offering songs for half the price of most digital music services. While most offer digital downloads for $0.99 USD per song (or $9.99 USD per album), Real has priced their music at $0.49 per song and $4.99 per album. On top of that, the company is using new software technology, Harmony, that will allow songs downloaded from their music store to be playable on all Apple iPods. As of now, Apple leads all other digital music services, with more than 100 million downloads sold to date.
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If you have the Zire 72 or Tungsten T3, you're in luck. Early September, Palm will be introducing a Wi-Fi adapter SD card for these specific models. They retail for $129, and allow you to tap into a nearby Wi-Fi hotspot for both web-browsing and sending/receiving email. The card will require at least 4MB of free memory on the handheld. Zire 71 and PocketPC users can already take advantage of SanDisk's Wi-Fi card, which is around the same price, and also offers 256 Megs of space.
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The ability to use a headpiece to talk wirelessly with your cellular without Bluetooth, sounds almost too good to be true. How does the CyberTree's new headset, the CWH-900D stack up? Find out in our review, by clicking the link below.
Along with a megapixel camera, and camcorder capabilities, Sprint is making headway into the TV broadcast arena. With their new Samsung MM-A700 handset, you'll be able to get 15-frame-per-second streaming video. Content includes highlights from the Olympics and Sprint TV: a compilation of content from the NBC TV network, Fox Sports, The Weather Channel Interactive, and other sources. The service is $9.99 a month, with the option to add on additional premium channels at $4.95 each per month. Sprint's new MM-A700 handset is $399.99, or $249.99 after rebate with a two-year agreement.
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We're slowly getting there, but this year's Olympics will only be seen with some limitations for HD subscribers, estimated to be around 2.5 million people. Interestingly, there are about 5 million HDTV sets out there without HD receivers. In other words, people are buying the sets, but aren't yet flocking to a cable or satellite HD subscription. You can find out more about how HDTV's work here.
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The new LL-151-3D provides a new way to view 3D images without the hassle of special 3D glasses. The display acts as an LCD monitor, which, at the touch of a button, will switch into 3D mode, allowing software programs designed to display graphics in 3D to become much more immersive. The LL-151-3D cannot translate 2D images into 3D on its own, but requires special software for this operation to work.
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Looks like tablet PC's just aren't catching on the way they were expected to, due to the complex applications requirements of the US workforce. Lower prices would also appear to help. The latest market data shows that notebooks continue to out-ship tablets by more than 100 to one.
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The bad news: The update is 80 megs large. The good news: It will help protect your system from cyber-attacks by installing a built in firewall, among other things. Microsoft plans to use the improvements found in Service Pack 2 on future iterations of the Windows platform. They're also urging users to turn on the automatic update function on their systems, so that current and future updates may be slowly downloaded with minimal disruption to your normal computer activities.
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