Sound Advice: HD DVD leaves Blu-ray in the dust

12 11 2007

Don Lindich, a national columnist and creator of the “Digital Made Easy” book series states, ” I enthusiastically recommend HD DVD because it’s a better product and a better proposition for consumers. Signs are showing it is going to trounce Blu-ray, and soon.”

“For those looking for a single sentence explaining why go with HD DVD: It’s a better thought-out, more solid product than Blu-ray, it is half the price, and picture and sound quality are identical. At less than $200 including seven or more movies, HD DVD players are a stunning value. Why pay twice the money when Blu-ray has serious issues and the movies look and sound the same?”

“I smile when I see people buying HD DVD players based on bargain pricing, because they are unknowingly getting the Ferrari as well. Despite its purported superiority and much higher cost, Blu-ray is the emperor with no clothes. HD DVD has been superior since day one.”

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Assassin’s Creed exclusive tracks from Ubisoft

12 11 2007

Assassin’s Creed is just a few days away from hitting store shelves, much to the delight of many a gamer. Ubisoft was kind enough to whet gamers’ appetites with a preview of a few songs from Jesper Kyd’s magnificent score. The songs are called City of Jerusalem and Jerusalem Horse Ride and can be streamed or saved for your aural pleasure. The songs really made me reflect on how far game music has come — these are lush, expansive compositions that match the atmospheric excellence of full feature film scores.


A Birthday on Halloween!

30 10 2007

Ah.. The day of the dead is upon us and i m celebrating my 20th birthday !!

How cool is that!

I just cant wait!!! 😀

This is just a remider…

Anywayz    “Advanced Happy Halloween” *evil laugh* 😉

iPod and Pumpkin.. Meet iPumpkin! Special for Halloween this year!

30 10 2007

Check this out!

These guys have made an iPod in a Pumpkin for halloween!! How crazier can these people get?!

Click here for the iPumpkin

Spears arrives in court

30 10 2007

Hollywood’s highest-profile custody battle was back in court Friday, with Britney Spears and Kevin Federline going behind closed doors to work out custody arrangements for their two young sons.

Spears arrived at the courthouse in her white Mercedes-Benz convertible and giggled when asked by reporters outside the courtroom if she was nervous.

She was escorted by sheriff’s deputies and wore a black print dress and cowgirl boots.

Federline, her ex-husband, reached the courtroom a few minutes after Spears. He was wearing a gray pinstriped suit and an earring in his right ear.

Both were under court order to attend the proceedings.

A few moments after the hearing began, Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon closed it to the media at the request of Spears’ lawyer, Sorrell Trope.

Trope was expected to argue that Spears had complied with court orders and should regain the shared custody she lost earlier this month.

Earlier in the day, a lawyer for Spears won a motion to bar videotaping of deposition testimony in the case.

Credit: Fox News

The New Nokia N81 and N82

29 10 2007

Symbian-Guru has the scoop on not one, but two unannounced new high-end Nokia handsets, the N81 (pictured on the left) and the N82 (pictured on the right).

The slider-style N81 looks it’ll be the successor to their N91 musicphone (except less, uh, busted-looking) and sport a full 8GB of memory, a 2.4-inch QVGA display, quad-band EDGE and 2100MHz HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The N82 has a more traditional candybar form-factor and’ll have a five megapixel camera with Xenon flash and auto-focus Carl Zeiss lens, quad-band GSM (doesn’t say whether it’ll be GRPS or EDGE, but we’re guessing EDGE), 2100MHz HSDPA, a 2.4-inch QVGA display, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi, integrated GPS, FM tuner, and a microSD memory card slot.

Doesn’t sound like either will be out until Q4 of this year.

Microsoft Introduces Limited-Edition Wisin y Yandel Zune Music Player

29 10 2007
30GB digital media player delivers custom music experience to Latino music fans.

Microsoft Corp.’s Zune® team announced that a Zune music player produced in collaboration with Latin Grammy-nominated artists Wisin y Yandel, Machete Music and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will go on sale exclusively at Wal-Mart retailers Oct. 29 for $199 (ERP). The black, limited-edition Zune will come pre-loaded with the new Wisin y Yandel album, “Wisin vs. Yandel: Los Extraterrestres,” before it is available in stores, and will also feature an exclusive track, music videos, photos and concert footage.

“It was great working with the Zune team to create this custom device and come up with cool ways to promote our new album via their digital music platform,” said Edgar Andino, Wisin y Yandel’s manager. “Connecting with fans digitally is really where music is going, and we’re psyched to have this opportunity.”

The idea to work together resulted from a chance meeting between Wisin y Yandel’s management and Zune executives at a summer concert. Shortly afterward, Wisin y Yandel visited Microsoft’s headquarters to meet with the Zune music marketing team and discuss design concepts for the limited-edition Zune 30GB device.

“Wisin y Yandel are currently one the biggest Latin groups out there, so we are excited to have them customize a Zune device and offer exclusive content to their fans,” said Javier Farfan, multicultural marketing manager for Zune at Microsoft. “Working together like this has helped us to connect Latino music artists with their fans.”

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Credits: Microsoft Press