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  • Amazon to AutoRip CD purchases to Amazon Cloud Player, giving you free MP3s
    Online

    Amazon to AutoRip CD purchases to Amazon Cloud Player, giving you free MP3s

    By 10 January 2013

    Amazon has today announced that its AutoRip service is live, which gives customers who buy a CD from the online retailer an MP3 version for free. The AutoRip services will automatically add the MP3 version of the CD's tracks to the customer's Cloud Player,...

  • 5 technologies that will no longer exist in 2015
    Televisions

    5 technologies that will no longer exist in 2015

    By 2 April 2010

    Welcome again to Future Week on Pocket-lint. As much fun as it is looking at all sorts of interesting gadgets and services that could be ready in 5 years' time, now is the moment to spare a few thoughts for those that will have dropped off the map. Future...

  • Daily Tech Deal: "Everything" under a fiver at Play.com
    Gaming

    Daily Tech Deal: "Everything" under a fiver at Play.com

    By 2 September 2009

    Play.com is offering a variety of goods that retail for under £5 which include categories such as DVDs, music, books, technology, toys, mobile and clothing. In the tech category you'll get the usual fare of dongles, headsets and mice, whilst the mobile...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Woodstock anniversary deals at Play.com
    Audio

    Daily Tech Deal: Woodstock anniversary deals at Play.com

    By 7 August 2009

    Woodstock is celebrating its 40th anniversary this August and Play.com is jumping on the bandwagon by offering deals on some albums of artists that performed. Priced from just under a fiver up to around £10, Artists include Jimi Hendrix, The Who and...

  • Pioneer launches DVR-XD08 portable CD/DVD writer
    Online

    Pioneer launches DVR-XD08 portable CD/DVD writer

    By 1 June 2009

    Pioneer has unveiled a new slim, portable DVD and CD writer that offers a sleek, high-gloss black casing and the ability to write at speeds of up to 8x on DVD-R/+R, 6x on Dual/Double Layer DVDs and 24x to CD. The DVR-XD08 connects to the PC through USB...

  • Amazon and Tunecore launching cheap on-demand CD sales
    Audio

    Amazon and Tunecore launching cheap on-demand CD sales

    By 22 May 2009

    Digital distribution startup Tunecore has partnered with Amazon to offer physical publishing options to DIY musicians that will cost considerably less than traditional CD manufacturing. It's claimed that the service will be launched in the US on 28 May,...

  • New Danger Mouse album comes as blank CD-R
    Audio

    New Danger Mouse album comes as blank CD-R

    By 18 May 2009

    Music producer Danger Mouse shot to fame in 2004 with "The Grey Album" - a mashup of the Beatles' "The White Album" and Jay-Z's "The Black Album". EMI, who owns the copyright for the Beatles' tracks, weren't too pleased as he hadn't asked permission....

  • Pure launches Sirocco 150
    Phones

    Pure launches Sirocco 150

    By 18 May 2009

    Pure has announced what it says is the world's first "Works with iPhone" DAB micro system, the Sirocco 150, described as a fully featured DAB/FM digital sound system with CD, SD, USB and iPod dock. The Sirocco 150 comes with a matching black and silver...

  • Niam Audio launches NaimUniti
    Audio

    Niam Audio launches NaimUniti

    By 18 May 2009

    Naim Audio has announced the launch of the new "NaimUniti" an all-in-one audio player with an integrated amplifier, CD player, DAB/FM tuner, internet radio player, iPod and MP3 dock, digital to analogue converter, USB and network-stored music file player...

  • Yamaha launches its first iPod products
    Audio

    Yamaha launches its first iPod products

    By 15 May 2009

    Yamaha has announced the worldwide launch of four iPod and iPhone-compatible products. Two are traditional docks, and two are clock-radios. Dealing with the clock radios first, the TSX-120 contains a DAB and FM radio, along with an iPod dock. There's...

  • Harman Kardon launches MS 100 audio system
    Audio

    Harman Kardon launches MS 100 audio system

    By 12 May 2009

    American audio manufacturer Harman Kardon has just dropped us word of a new audio system that it'll be bringing out this summer. The MS 100 packs a CD player, an FM radio, an iPod dock, and a set of "high-end" stereo speakers. The features don't stop...

  • GEAR4 launches CMD-100 micro system
    Audio

    GEAR4 launches CMD-100 micro system

    By 30 April 2009

    GEAR4 has announced the first of a new "diversified product range" for the company, the CDM-100, a CD micro system with dock for iPod as well as an FM/AM radio. With a top-loading CD player, a universal dock for iPod that charges the MP3 player and an...

  • General Electric promises 500GB discs
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    General Electric promises 500GB discs

    By 28 April 2009

    General Electric has revealed a "breakthrough in digital storage technology" that could mean 500GB discs will be available soon. That kind of capacity - said to be the equivalent of 100 DVDs - makes the supposedly next-gen Blu-ray disc's 50GB capacity...

  • Re-mastered Beatles CDs to launch with Rock Band game
    Gaming

    Re-mastered Beatles CDs to launch with Rock Band game

    By 8 April 2009

    The original Beatles catalogue, digitally re-mastered for the first time, is to get a worldwide CD release on 09/09/09 - the same date as the The Beatles: Rock Band goes on sale. However, there's still no news on the catalogue being made available for...

  • Optical drive equipped Asus Eee 1004DN not for UK
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    Optical drive equipped Asus Eee 1004DN not for UK

    By 30 March 2009

    Asus has announced the launch of yet another Eee variant, the 1004DN, this one the first ever Eee with a built-in super multi optical disc drive. The 10-inch model may be what a lot of consumers are hoping for as it offers netbook dimensions - but comes...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Musicmagpie offering cash for games
    Gaming

    Daily Tech Deal: Musicmagpie offering cash for games

    By 27 March 2009

    Back in January the tech deal slot brought you news that Musicmagpie were not only going to give you cash for old CDs but DVDs too. Now it seems they are branching out again with the recent introduction of cash for old console games. All you have to do...

  • Sony Optiarc launches 24x DVD burner
    Online

    Sony Optiarc launches 24x DVD burner

    By 26 February 2009

    Sony Optiarc Europe has announced the launch of a new "high-end" DVD burner. The AD-7240S is the world's first DVD burner to achieve a 24x burning rate. Optiarc says this "speed miracle" is reliable thanks to "Auto Strategy Technology" that reads a section...

  • Pioneer unveils 8x Blu-ray writer for PCs
    Online

    Pioneer unveils 8x Blu-ray writer for PCs

    By 25 February 2009

    Pioneer has unveiled its latest Blu-ray writer, the BDR-203BK, which writes at 8x speeds to both single layer and dual layer BD-R discs. In addition the BDR-203BK is compatible with DVD-R/RW, +R/RW, DVD-RAM and CD media types, with 2x write speeds for...

  • Marantz CR502 all-in-one music system announced
    Audio

    Marantz CR502 all-in-one music system announced

    By 24 February 2009

    Marantz has announced a new all-in-one music system, the CR502 CD DAB receiver. The compact music system is a space saver, but the company insists that this is not at the expense of sound quality or system functionality. With an aluminium shell and a...

  • Harman Kardon launches HK990, HD990
    Audio

    Harman Kardon launches HK990, HD990

    By 19 February 2009

    Harman Kardon claims to have set a "new standard" in home entertainment with the launch of its most powerful integrated amplifier to-date, the HK990 and its "next generation" CD player, the HD990. The HD990 CD player is said to be "optimised for precision...

  • Cambridge Audio One micro hi-fi launches
    Audio

    Cambridge Audio One micro hi-fi launches

    By 22 January 2009

    Cambridge Audio has launched the "One", a micro hi-fi system complete with iPod dock. The One comprises of a 2.1 amplifier delivering 30 Watts per channel, matched to a bespoke iPod dock, hi-fi quality CD player, and DAB/FM tuner. In addition, the One...

  • A quick guide to audio codecs
    Audio

    A quick guide to audio codecs

    By 20 January 2009

    What is it? Standing for, COder / DECoder, although it's the second part of the word that most people are more familiar with, it's the part an MP3 player, iPod, mobile phone or computer handles whilst playing file-based music. Without going really technical...

  • Pioneer launches DV-420V upscaling DVD player
    Home Cinema

    Pioneer launches DV-420V upscaling DVD player

    By 9 January 2009

    As well as new BD-Live-enabled Blu-ray players, Pioneer has debuted the new Pioneer DV-420V 1080p upconverting DVD player. Pioneer claims the machine is the first to feature an exclusive MP3 encoding capability "for supreme music portability". This new...

  • Gartner says CDs are dead
    Audio

    Gartner says CDs are dead

    By 23 December 2008

    The music industry needs to forget CDs and get 100% behind digital delivery, says Gartner. Warning that music retailers need to move away from relying on pre-recorded CDs by next Christmas, the company suggests that a burn on-demand model might work with...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR
    Cameras

    Credit Crunch Christmas: Wharfedale 160GB PVR

    By 19 December 2008

    Today's Credit Crunch Christmas offer takes the form of the Wharfedale 160GB DVD player and recorder with HDMI. An especially nice piece of kit considering that eXpansys are offering it to you for £69.99, this is £60 off the normal price, but there's...