Passing earwax-tainted earbuds between friends is nobody's favorite way to share iPod tunes. An integrated speaker in the smaller iPod nano and iPod shuffle models could end that practice for good, and provide opportunity for a host of new iPod possibilities.
Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs announces the new iPod nano in a keynote address at an event in San Francisco.
Remember the iPod Nano and iPod Touch? They'll be getting some feature and style upgrades, as well as some price-slashing, in the near future.
Mario Armstrong, host of Siriux XM's "Mario Armstrong's Digital Spin," on what to expect from upcoming product announcements.
The iPod classic, a venerable stalwart in the world of consumer technology, may be getting the axe along with its cousin, the iPod shuffle, according to a blog that focuses on Apple news.
Hey, do me a favor. Don't tell me how the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton ends. I haven't watched it yet. I'm assuming the deal was sealed?
While Apple is setting records with its iPad and iPhone, the iPod is sinking fast.
Apple is the most valuable tech company in the world, but it's growing like it's a startup.
Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft will cease development of its family of Zune-branded music players due to weak demand and a desire to focus on its smartphone platform.
TiVo, the pioneering digital video recorder, is beloved by couch potatoes for offering a simple way to record television shows for watching later.
If so-called "smart TVs" are so clever, why do we feel so dense when trying to compare them?
Ultra-low prices for flat screen LCD TVs are typical for Black Friday. But this year, the best deals are expected to come even later in the holiday season and into early 2011.
Want to upgrade to a better iPod without shelling out too much cash? Toys "R" Us will offer customers up to $100 for each old iPod that they bring into stores, the company said Thursday.
The iPod helped Apple rise from the dead in the last decade. But the iPod Classic, the device that jump-started that resurrection, didn't get so much as a mention from Steve Jobs at Apple's iPod event on Wednesday.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces redesign of all iPod models.
A reworked line of iPods and a new, drastically cheaper, version of Apple TV are on the way.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a revamped Apple TV device, a new iPod line, an iTunes social network and updates to the operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad at Apple's highly anticipated product launch event on Wednesday.
Long before the iPhone, the iPod was the device that helped transform Apple from computer company into a consumer electronics company.
Record Macintosh and lighting-fast iPad sales made Apple's latest quarter its best ever, the company said Tuesday.
Remember what it was like to navigate an MP3 player for the very first time? Now imagine that challenge multiplied by the hurdles of old age: arthritic fingers, weak vision, the works.
Microsoft's Zune HD, which went on sale Tuesday, is more than just another portable media player trying to unseat Apple's iPod.
The rumored Beatles songs were a no-show, but Steve Jobs -- Apple's own rock star -- is back.
Apple's decision to not include a camera in the new iPod Touch is somewhat surprising. After all, there is already a perfect camera for the job, and it sits inside the iPhone.
Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs announced several new products in a keynote address at a company event in San Francisco on Wednesday, making his first appearance at an Apple event in nearly a year.
If there's anything the tech community likes more than a special media event from Apple, it's the chance to speculate about one.
Wal-Mart is recalling 4.2 million Durabrand DVD players, expanding a previous announcement, because of a potential for the device to burst into flames, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.
Wal-Mart is recalling about 1.5 million Durabrand DVD players because of a potential for the device to burst into flames, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.
Most people with pacemakers or implanted defibrillators enjoy their iPods or other MP3 players just as much as anyone else, but a new study suggests they should be cautious about where they store the headphones.
If you are a consumer electronics maker looking for profit in a time when would-be customers are counting their pennies, what do you do? One tactic: launch a new line of pricey products.
SanDisk CEO Eli Harari once plotted to dethrone the iPod with a series of "iDon't" ads a marketing campaign that cast Apple iPod users as fad-driven sheep, and promoted his company's Sansa media players as the smart alternative.
Like many consumers, John Mayberry was looking to upgrade his iPod. The IT technician had 50,000 songs stored on his computer, but his 60-gigabyte iPod maxed out at 12,000 songs. And Apple wasn't helping. Last year the company discontinued its largest iPod, a 160GB model, citing concerns about its design. Currently the largest iPod that Mayberry can buy is 120GB - or half the size of his music library.
See what a $64k dollar record player looks like.
Attention audiophiles, old-school vinyl listeners and the very rich: Do we have a piece of stereo equipment for you.
Television as we know is about to change drastically in the U.S. in February when broadcasters switch solely to transmitting digital signals. And even though there are many benefits to this transition, there are also a few downsides.
Logitech's line of Pure-Fi iPod speaker docks has swelled to seven, so you could be forgiven for mixing them up. The latest entry--the Pure-Fi Anytime--is basically a cheaper entry-level version of the Pure-Fi Dream.
Samsung Electronics Co. is equipping Blu-ray DVD players so they can retrieve movies and TV shows from Netflix Inc.'s Internet streaming service, accelerating Netflix's push to develop more delivery methods beyond the mail
Slowly but surely, Microsoft's Zune is staking its claim as a legitimate alternative to Apple's iPod line of MP3 players.
So you're one of the 49 million Americans who own a flat-panel TV. Great! But unless the sound measures up to the visuals, you're only halfway there.
Apple's fourth-generation iPod Nano returns to the original long, light, and slender formula that put the series on the map.
When Microsoft introduced the Zune portable music player almost two years ago, even people at the company made light of it. Microsofties called it "the brick." The Zune was larger thanApple's sleek iPod. It also came in white, black...and brown.
If the nation's largest cable TV operators have their way, the home digital video recorder could soon become a relic
Despite rumors of illness, the Apple chief appeared in good health at his San Francisco press event -- but his software could sure use some work
Apple, the consumer electronics giant, on Tuesday rolled out new versions of its popular iPod music player, but failed to deliver the surprises that finicky investors have come to expect.
Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off a revamped line of iPods on Tuesday and trumpeted a truce with NBC Universal that means the TV network will begin selling programs again on iTunes
Apple Inc. said Tuesday that batteries from a single supplier are to blame for the meltdown of some models of its tiny iPod Nano digital music player
After losing out in the battle to define the high-definition successor of the DVD, Toshiba Corp. has turned its attention to the next best thing: the DVD
You could be forgiven for confusing one iHome iPod speaker product with another -- at last count, there were nine current models, and that doesn't include the five that are just different colored housings or the sole Zune product.
Expert Brian Fligor discusses the damage from personal audio devices and how to prevent it
Ramon Reyes had a problem. He could only get sound from one channel on his iPod video player. At first, he thought his ear-buds were busted. But he replaced them with a pricey new pair made by Sony, and it didn't make any difference.
JBL Audio has been churning out iPod speakers since the first ones hit the market years ago, and this experience shows.
Fighting boredom in the skies is big business.
The Sony NWZ-A720 Walkman series is a subtle evolution of the NWZ-A810 series we enjoyed in 2007. This year, Sony is treating us with a larger screen and a more assertive design, offered in 4GB ($149), 8GB ($199), and 16GB ($299).
Microsoft Corp. has signed a worldwide deal with automakers Hyundai and Kia to use its in-car software that allows people to use voice commands to control personal music players and telephones
Eclipse delivers an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, upgrade to its all-in-one in-car navigation and multimedia lineup with the AVN6620.
Most folks don't get the tech-writer thing. Yes, you're obligated to return the gadgets you review, but honestly, you usually wouldn't want to keep them. Eventually, all that tech stuff just piles up, and the office begins to look like Best Buy at the tail end of a bad post-holiday sale.
Clearly, there's no shortage of iPod speaker docks saturating the market at the moment, which means it's all the more important to stand out from the crowd in this area.
The toymakers' motto for 2008: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
Vizio and Westinghouse have become relatively well-known brands among the hundreds of flat-panel LCD makers most people haven't heard of, and Olevia also deserves credit for establishing its name as well.
SDI Technologies adds to its line of iPod-compatible clock audio systems with the iH27, a model designed for travel that's powered by an included power supply or 4 optional AA batteries.
You love your Apple iPod and for good reason: It's easy to navigate through your extensive music collection; subscribing to free podcasts is a breeze thanks to Apple's intuitive iTunes Store; and there are thousands of fun accessories designed to give your iPod additional functionality.
Apple had a banner year in 2007. The stock more than doubled thanks to strong sales of the new iPhone, revamped iPods, and updated Macs.
Having survived its freshman hazing, the Zune is back for its sophomore revenge, and the iPod has every reason to be frightened. The Zune 4 (4GB, $149) and Zune 8 (8GB, $199) offer a leaner, lighter version of Microsoft's full-size Zune 80 MP3 player (80GB, $249).
If you're one of those people who don't want to "live with wires and boxes all over my living room," Yamaha's Digital Sound Projector series of single-speaker surround systems may be exactly what you're looking for.
Apple announced Wednesday that it was overhauling its line of iPod digital music players for the first time in two years to include more storage and bigger screens. A new product, the Wi-Fi-enabled iPod Touch, was also unveiled, as well as a new version of iTunes that will feature ringtones for the iPhone.
Home-theater-in-a-box systems (HTIBs) provide a turnkey surround sound solution on the cheap. But with a few exceptions--usually large, bulky component-based systems--they're generally not known for their flexibility or wealth of features.
Far be it for any mortal to tell Steve Jobs how to flog his world-beating iPod music machine, but here's one humble suggestion: consider reviving the old Pantene Shampoo slogan: "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful."
As Best Buy gears up for its important high-definition TV sales months, a new survey from the No. 1 electronics retailer reveals that almost 90 percent of Americans still don't understand HDTVs - and close to 50 percent underestimate the cost of buying one.
Apple announced Wednesday the first major overhaul of its popular iPod music digital players in nearly two years and slashed the price of its new iPhone.
Apple Inc.'s price cut of its iPhone and new lineup of iPod players are expected to ring in healthy holiday sales, but Wall Street investors accustomed to Apple's meaty profit margins appear a bit disappointed.
On his long commute to the office, George Doty snakes through Houston, Texas, accompanied only by the two satellite radios on the dashboard of his Chevrolet pickup truck and the hum of whatever he has playing.
Apple Inc. shares rose more than 5.7 percent Wednesday on growing expectations that the company will announce a revamped line of iPods next week.
We thought we'd seen it all until we came across the jWin iLuv i1055, which is designed to be both a portable DVD player and an extension screen for the iPod with video.
Exclusive release arrangements, plus aggressive price cuts for high-def DVD players, are designed to persuade consumers to finally choose between HD DVD or Blu-ray
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Satellite radio providers Sirius and XM said Monday they can offer consumers a variety of subscription packages that cost up to 46 percent less than current plans if their merger is approved.
Shares of Apple hit an all-time high Tuesday after an analyst said the company could be launching a cheaper version of the iPhone, based on the iPod Nano music player, later this year.
Apple Inc. plans to launch a cheaper version of the iPhone in the fourth quarter that could be based on the ultra-slim iPod Nano music player, according to a JP Morgan report.
Settle down, kids. The iPhone's much-heralded revolutionary ride has only begun.
JVC's KD HDR1 is one of the few in-car stereos on the market that comes with a built-in HD (hybrid digital) radio tuner. HD radio works by sending out a traditional analog signal as well as digital signal, which can be used to transmit text data such as song and artist details.
Few companies generate the kind of excitement before a product launch as Apple has before the debut of its eagerly awaited iPhone on June 29.
In our second annual ranking, Business 2.0 has compiled an unabashedly subjective list of people, products, trends, and ideas that are transforming the world of business.
In the 1970s, Cerwin-Vega was a big name in the speaker business, but it fell off the radar a while back.
Sony's 2007 Bravia home theater in a box (HTIB) systems represent something of a departure from the company's popular Dream systems.
Business travel can wear anyone down.
Let's pause for a moment amid the worshipful buzz before the launch of Apple's iPhone in June to consider the heretical notion that Steve Jobs might be promising more than he can deliver.
A true convergence product, the Philips DCP850 ($199.99) is among the first portable DVD players to incorporate a video iPod dock.
You'd think anyone making cell phones these days would be freaked by the impending launch of the Apple iPhone. But sipping on cold plum tea at a cafe in downtown Seoul, Kyungjin Lee doesn't seem too worried.
We've said it time and time again: There's no shortage of speaker docks for the iPod.
We remember when Logitech released the first Bluetooth headphones for the iPod back in 2005. In fact, we still have those antiques here at our office.
Breaking the iPod's stranglehold on the digital-music business would be no mean feat. Apple's supremely simple device has 72 percent of the $21 billion market, and even Microsoft failed to make a d...
Apple's profit soared in the latest quarter thanks to strong sales of its iPods and Macintosh computers, the company reported Wednesday.
Apple's popular iPod mobile media device, with 100 million units sold since 2001, has evolved from a music machine to a digital photo album, video player and podcast platform.
DLO, a company quite well-known for its plethora of iPod accessories, has really stepped up to the plate of choice by offering an array of add-ons for other MP3 players as well.
Walking into the Ding Hao mall in Beijing's Zhongguancun tech neighborhood, the first thing you see is a big booth for Lenovo. That's apt, because the company commands more than 35 percent of the Chinese PC market, more than double number two Founder, which has about 14 percent. Lenovo has paid big bucks (something like $10,000 a month) to get prime position.
The realm of high-end tabletop radios once seemed to be the sole domain of Bose.
At Cooking Light magazine, we make a variety of dishes every day. And as much as we all appreciate good food, we also appreciate good help in the kitchen.
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