Posts Tagged ‘MP3’
  • Longer, bigger ads abound on newly released Zune apps
    by Mike
    Posted September 18th, 2009 at 8:21 am
    Ads are a bittersweet tool. For most end users they're a pain, taking up valuable seconds and pixels in your life. For advertisers they are a bet that they can reach just one more person than they did yesterday. It's all about getting your name and product out there right? However, for some of the Zune free Zune games that were just released, the ads are full screen videos that can last as long as 30 seconds when launching certain games. Should we be surprised? No. In an age were ad rev...
  • The new poster child for stupid: The entertainment industry and the CMX file format.
    by Mike
    Posted August 11th, 2009 at 5:56 am
    As if the entertainment industry, more recently the video and music industry, couldn't be more behind the times, completely lost of their true demographic, and utterly clueless and incompetent when it comes to anything digital, they all come out swinging to surprise us over and over. The latest and most ridiculous attempt at world dominance comes in the form of CMX, a new file format that various sectors of the entertainment industry are putting their weight behind. Apparently this decision ...
  • S.MP3 looks like a yo-yo….but isn’t
    by Mike
    Posted June 1st, 2009 at 6:59 am
    Those of you who like "combo gadgets", that is, gadgets with multiple uses or functions love the added functionality of having to carry around less gadgets as the multi-gadget is your sort of "one stop shop". If you were excited I'd be telling you about a multi-function gadget, you'll be disappointed. Sorry. The S.MP3 Player is an MP3 player (obviously) with a unique design. Created by French designer Nicolas Cinguion, the player appears as if you could use the device as a yo-yo and even c...
  • MP3HD the successor to MP3?
    by Mike
    Posted March 20th, 2009 at 8:29 am
    What do you think of when you hear MP3?  For some, they think of portable music players, online music stores, and NOT CD's.  For others, they think of crappy low quality over priced junk.  The bittersweet existence of MP3 constantly pulls at the heartstrings of the occupants of planet earth.  On one hand, it makes the .WAV files on CD's much smaller meaning you can take a boat load with you on your MP3 player.  However, on the other hand, it strips away parts of your music, granted, dep...
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