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Apple patent suggests new iPod featuresupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 09:25:00

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.

2009: Jobs unveils new iPodupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 09:25:00

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs announces the new iPod nano in a keynote address at an event in San Francisco.

Apple updates iPods, adds iTunes 'in the cloud'updated: Wed Oct 05 2011 15:31:00

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.

Excitement around Amazon, Apple releasesupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 12:18:00

Mario Armstrong, host of Siriux XM's "Mario Armstrong's Digital Spin," on what to expect from upcoming product announcements.

Apple to kill iPod classic, shuffle?updated: Thu Sep 29 2011 12:18:00

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.

I'm stuck in a DVR time warp, and I like itupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 07:38:00

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?

CNNMoney: Apple's iPod dilemmaupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 05:42:00

While Apple is setting records with its iPad and iPhone, the iPod is sinking fast.

CNNMoney: Apple's record dayupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 18:48:00

Apple is the most valuable tech company in the world, but it's growing like it's a startup.

Zune hardware apparently dead, software and services live onupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 08:29:00

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 refocusing on Web video and on-demand servicesupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 07:16:00

TiVo, the pioneering digital video recorder, is beloved by couch potatoes for offering a simple way to record television shows for watching later.

It may take a genius to shop for smart TVsupdated: Sat Jan 08 2011 03:20:00

If so-called "smart TVs" are so clever, why do we feel so dense when trying to compare them?

CNNMoney: Best LCD TV deals to come after Black Fridayupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 09:48:00

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.

CNNMoney: Trade in your old iPod for up to $100!updated: Thu Oct 14 2010 16:04:00

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.

CNNMoney: The fading iPod Classicupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 14:41:00

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.

iPod Nano goes touch-screenupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 18:52:00

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces redesign of all iPod models.

Apple shines up TV, iPod linesupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 18:52:00

A reworked line of iPods and a new, drastically cheaper, version of Apple TV are on the way.

CNNMoney: Apple introduces new Apple TV and iPodsupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 17:32:00

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.

Can Apple maintain the iPod's relevance?updated: Tue Aug 31 2010 11:51:00

Long before the iPhone, the iPod was the device that helped transform Apple from computer company into a consumer electronics company.

CNNMoney: Booming Mac sales drive Apple's best-ever quarterupdated: Tue Jul 20 2010 18:50:00

Record Macintosh and lighting-fast iPad sales made Apple's latest quarter its best ever, the company said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Rockin' the retirement homeupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 10:10:00

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.

CNNMoney: Microsoft's Zune HD is no iPod killerupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 13:56:00

Microsoft's Zune HD, which went on sale Tuesday, is more than just another portable media player trying to unseat Apple's iPod.

Steve Jobs returns, introduces new iPodsupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 20:48:00

The rumored Beatles songs were a no-show, but Steve Jobs -- Apple's own rock star -- is back.

A tale of two iPods: Why the Touch has no cameraupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 20:45:00

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.

CNNMoney: Steve Jobs unveils new iPodsupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 15:50:00

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.

What news to expect from Apple today?updated: Wed Sep 09 2009 09:53:00

If there's anything the tech community likes more than a special media event from Apple, it's the chance to speculate about one.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart expands DVD player recallupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 09:01:00

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.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart recalls 1.5 million DVD playersupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 11:41:00

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.

Study: Headphones could interfere with pacemakersupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 14:41:00

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.

Fortune: Samsung TVs go upscale in a downturnupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 12:46:00

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.

Fortune: SanDisk: We're No. 2!updated: Wed Jun 03 2009 12:31:00

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.

FSB: Want the biggest iPod in the world?updated: Fri May 01 2009 06:28:00

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.

The Ferrari of record players?updated: Mon Feb 23 2009 09:21:00

See what a $64k dollar record player looks like.

The best turntable $64,000 can buy?updated: Mon Feb 23 2009 09:21:00

Attention audiophiles, old-school vinyl listeners and the very rich: Do we have a piece of stereo equipment for you.

How to prepare for February's digital-TV switchoverupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 09:23:00

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.

Review: Sound only so-so on these speaker docksupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 12:24:00

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.

Time.com: Samsung Blu-Ray Players Hooking Up with Netflixupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 12:00:00

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

Review: Zune music player catching up to iPodupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 14:33:00

Slowly but surely, Microsoft's Zune is staking its claim as a legitimate alternative to Apple's iPod line of MP3 players.

Money Magazine: 5 simple TV sound systemsupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 09:55:00

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.

Review: Apple's new Nano is its best yetupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 12:08:00

Apple's fourth-generation iPod Nano returns to the original long, light, and slender formula that put the series on the map.

Fortune: The Trouble with Zunesupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 17:38:00

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.

Time.com: Cable Industry Mulls Network DVRupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 14:00:00

If the nation's largest cable TV operators have their way, the home digital video recorder could soon become a relic

Time.com: Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yetupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 18:00:00

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

Fortune: Apple unveils new iPods, Wall Street yawnsupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 17:29:00

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.

Time.com: Apple: New iPods, but Shares Slipupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 15:00:00

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

Time.com: Apple: Battery Problem Caused iPod Overheatingupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 16:00:00

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

Time.com: Toshiba Focuses on DVD -- not HD DVD updated: Mon Aug 18 2008 10:00:00

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

iPhone-ready clock radio offers few other new featuresupdated: Wed Jul 30 2008 13:17:00

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.

Time.com: How Bad Are iPods for Your Hearing?updated: Mon Jul 28 2008 14:00:00

Expert Brian Fligor discusses the damage from personal audio devices and how to prevent it

Fortune: Meet the iPod Doctor: He makes house callsupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 14:32:00

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.

iPod speaker 'satisfies the ears'updated: Thu May 29 2008 12:46:00

JBL Audio has been churning out iPod speakers since the first ones hit the market years ago, and this experience shows.

In-flight entertainment in your handsupdated: Thu May 29 2008 00:52:00

Fighting boredom in the skies is big business.

Walkman strikes the right noteupdated: Thu May 08 2008 14:44:00

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).

Time.com: Microsoft Signs Deal with Hyundai, Kiaupdated: Tue May 06 2008 11:50:00

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

Evolutionary new navigation systemupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 16:14:00

Eclipse delivers an evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, upgrade to its all-in-one in-car navigation and multimedia lineup with the AVN6620.

FSB: A $9,000 bargain TVupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 20:02:00

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.

Review: With some work, 'Orb' sound boomsupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 13:12:00

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.

CNNMoney: Toymakers vs. the Wiiupdated: Sun Feb 17 2008 18:50:00

The toymakers' motto for 2008: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Decent picture for the moneyupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 13:43:00

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.

Solid iPod alarm from iHomeupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 13:11:00

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.

Affordable 'Peggle,' 'Phase' make iPod debutupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 15:28:00

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.

CNNMoney: Apple: What've you done for me latelyupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 12:37:00

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.

Review: Wireless sync, podcast integration give Zune an edgeupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 10:34:00

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).

Review: YSP-4000 delivers convincing surround soundupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 14:18:00

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.

Your e-mails: Give us more memory, better wireless optionsupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 15:28:00

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.

Review: JVC home theater comes with inexpensive price tagupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 13:56:00

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.

Fortune: Why the iPod can be conqueredupdated: Mon Oct 08 2007 17:21:00

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."

CNNMoney: Best Buy: Consumers baffled by HDTVupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 00:14:00

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.

CNNMoney: Apple unveils new iPod with Wi-Fiupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 23:00:00

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.

Early adopters sour over iPhone price cutupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 22:28:00

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.

Proposed satellite radio merger: Boon for consumers or monopoly?updated: Tue Sep 04 2007 00:24:00

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.

CNNMoney: Apple shares up on revamped iPod talkupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 07:10:00

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.

Review: iLuv i1055 combines DVD playback with video iPod playbackupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 21:59:00

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.

Time.com: DVD Formats Square Off for Holidaysupdated: Fri Aug 10 2007 12:20:00

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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CNNMoney: XM, Sirius: Merger would increase choicesupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 04:12:00

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.

CNNMoney: Apple surges on cheaper iPhone Nano talkupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 03:09:00

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.

CNNMoney: Apple may launch Nano-based iPhoneupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 06:47:00

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.

Business 2.0: iPhone 5.0: What's nextupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 21:29:00

Settle down, kids. The iPhone's much-heralded revolutionary ride has only begun.

Review: JVC KD HDR1 in-car stereo a real bargain updated: Sat Jun 30 2007 03:31:00

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.

CNNMoney: iPhone set to ring up profitsupdated: Thu Jun 28 2007 08:28:00

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.

Business 2.0: The 50 Who Matter Nowupdated: Thu Jun 21 2007 04:58:00

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.

Review: Get loud with Cerwin-Vega's surround speaker systemupdated: Thu Jun 14 2007 15:01:00

In the 1970s, Cerwin-Vega was a big name in the speaker business, but it fell off the radar a while back.

Review: Sony home theater in a box delivers on features, valueupdated: Tue Jun 12 2007 14:51:00

Sony's 2007 Bravia home theater in a box (HTIB) systems represent something of a departure from the company's popular Dream systems.

In-room entertainment: What offerings, at what price?updated: Tue Jun 05 2007 21:32:00

Business travel can wear anyone down.

Fortune: The trouble with Apple TVupdated: Wed May 30 2007 07:21:00

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.

Review: Philips portable DVD player takes iPod to the big screenupdated: Thu May 17 2007 13:06:00

A true convergence product, the Philips DCP850 ($199.99) is among the first portable DVD players to incorporate a video iPod dock.

Business 2.0: Samsung aims to one-up Appleupdated: Mon May 14 2007 16:43:00

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.

Review: Waterproof case keeps iPod dryupdated: Thu May 10 2007 13:54:00

We've said it time and time again: There's no shortage of speaker docks for the iPod.

FreePulse headphones cut the cordupdated: Thu May 03 2007 12:59:00

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.

Business 2.0: Slacker's laid-back attack on the iPodupdated: Wed May 02 2007 11:48:00

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...

CNNMoney: Apple earnings soarupdated: Wed Apr 25 2007 14:45:00

Apple's profit soared in the latest quarter thanks to strong sales of its iPods and Macintosh computers, the company reported Wednesday.

Review: 'Ms. Pac-Man,' 'Sudoku' join iPod games lineupupdated: Fri Apr 20 2007 13:47:00

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.

Review: Zune dock a nice but not necessary accessoryupdated: Fri Apr 20 2007 13:20:00

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.

Fortune: Inside China's PC frenzyupdated: Thu Apr 19 2007 16:26:00

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.

Cambridge SoundWorks offers superior sound at a priceupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 09:05:00

The realm of high-end tabletop radios once seemed to be the sole domain of Bose.

Top gadgets for the kitchenupdated: Thu Mar 29 2007 09:05:00

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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