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Is Thunderbolt ready to rumble at home?

Last week's introduction by Apple of its updated line of MacBook Pro laptops might not have drawn as much attention as it did without a new ingredient: a high-speed, multipurpose port called Thunderbolt. From Apple's description of Thunderbolt----developed by Intel under the name Light Peak--as "the fastest, most versatile I/O...

By Rob Pegoraro  | March 1, 2011; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Computers, DRM, Music, Standards, Video  
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Are Zune's days numbered?

Microsoft denied that it is killing the Zune's services, but Microsoft watchers think the company still might be killing the brand.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 17, 2011; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Gadgets, Music, Windows  
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Tuning into car stereos at the Washington Auto Show

The Washington Auto Show comes up about this time every year, so I try to make a point of stopping by -- not to gawk at the outside of a car, but to inspect each vehicle's dashboard. That's how I spent most of yesterday afternoon on the show's press-preview day...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 28, 2011; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Car Toys, Mobile, Music  
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Samsung's Galaxy Player: an Android iPod touch?

LAS VEGAS--If you've wondered why there's no Android equivalent of Apple's iPod touch, combining the smarts of a smartphone without its phone bill and lengthy contract commitment, you've got company. Samsung moved to fill that gap by adding two WiFi-enabled Galaxy Players to its lineup of music players. (You didn't...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 7, 2011; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  CES 2011, Mobile, Music  
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Wrapping up our gadget guidance -- and reopening the 'Should I get an iPad now?' question

Wrapping up our gadget guidance -- and reopening the "Should I get an iPad now?" question

By Rob Pegoraro  | December 10, 2010; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Computers, Gadgets, Mobile, Music, Recommended reading, TV, Tips, Video  
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Apple ups some iTunes song previews to 90 seconds

You can now hear more of a song you're thinking of buying on Apple's iTunes Store. The Cupertino, Calif., company's digital-music outlet has extended its preview clips from 30 seconds to 90 seconds for some songs. Apple informed record labels of the change in early November in e-mail messages that...

By Rob Pegoraro  | December 9, 2010; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Music  
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Older Entries in This Category »

The Beatles on iTunes? Yawn., Rob Pegoraro , November 16, 2010
Newest Twitter annoyance: iTunes Ping updates?, Rob Pegoraro , November 11, 2010
Sony ejects the Walkman (the tape kind, that is), Rob Pegoraro , October 25, 2010
Google TV review, part 1: setup and online, Rob Pegoraro , October 22, 2010
Google airs more details about Google TV, Rob Pegoraro , October 4, 2010
Apple TV unboxing report, Rob Pegoraro , October 4, 2010
Broadcasters step up FM-tuner-mandate campaign, Rob Pegoraro , September 14, 2010
Big ambitions for the small screen from Apple?, Rob Pegoraro , September 1, 2010
RealNetworks' CEO exits; its woes remain, Rob Pegoraro , January 14, 2010
The real opening day of CES, Rob Pegoraro , January 6, 2010
iPod Nano Adds FM, Video; Zune Tunes Into HD Radio, Rob Pegoraro , September 18, 2009
HD Radio To Go, Or Just Going, Going, Gone?, Rob Pegoraro , July 13, 2009
Web Radio Royalties Resolved*, Rob Pegoraro , July 8, 2009
Going Mobile With Web Radio, Rob Pegoraro , May 29, 2009
HD Radio Backers Claim Progress, Rob Pegoraro , March 25, 2009
What Should Your Next Car Stereo Connect To?, Rob Pegoraro , February 6, 2009
iReview iLife, iWork, Rob Pegoraro , February 5, 2009
Gadget Guidance 2008: (Don't Call Them) MP3 Players, Rob Pegoraro , November 26, 2008
Wal-Mart Latest Music Store to Deactivate DRM, Rob Pegoraro , September 30, 2008
iPod, Therefore I Write, Rob Pegoraro , September 18, 2008
Apple Remixes the iPod and iTunes, Rob Pegoraro , September 10, 2008
Music Biz *Still* Trying to Kill Web Radio, Rob Pegoraro , August 18, 2008
FCC To Clear Sirius-XM Merger For Liftoff, Rob Pegoraro , June 16, 2008
Napster Launches Business Model 3.0, Rob Pegoraro , May 21, 2008
Apple's iTunes Plus No Longer Adding Up, Rob Pegoraro , April 22, 2008
Sat-Radio Firms to Wed; Who's Next?, Rob Pegoraro , March 25, 2008
Tuesday Tidbits: Audio and DRM, Rob Pegoraro , February 26, 2008
Apple TV's Tune-Up, Rob Pegoraro , February 21, 2008
Help File Help: CDs You Can Play But Can't Rip, Rob Pegoraro , February 6, 2008
Yahoo Hits the Eject Button On its Music Service, Rob Pegoraro , February 5, 2008
Checking Up on HD Radio, Rob Pegoraro , January 9, 2008
Rock and Rolly From Sony, Rob Pegoraro , January 8, 2008
Subtractions and Additions for iTunes Plus, Rob Pegoraro , October 16, 2007
Microsoft Plays a New Zune, Rob Pegoraro , October 3, 2007
Amazon's MP3 Store, Rob Pegoraro , September 25, 2007
Debating the Future of Music, Rob Pegoraro , September 18, 2007
Vinyl to MP3, the Hard Way, Rob Pegoraro , September 4, 2007
Sony Connect, ATRAC Exit the Stage, Rob Pegoraro , August 30, 2007
Tuning Into Interactive Web Radio, Rob Pegoraro , August 16, 2007
Goodbye, AllofMP3.com..., Rob Pegoraro , July 6, 2007
Sony Connect Disconnecting?, Rob Pegoraro , June 22, 2007
iTunes Minus DRM = iTunes Plus, Rob Pegoraro , June 14, 2007
DRM's Demise Accelerates, Rob Pegoraro , May 16, 2007
Copyright Board to Web Radio: Drop Dead, Rob Pegoraro , April 17, 2007
A Death Blow to DRM, Rob Pegoraro , April 2, 2007
 
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