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October 29, 2007

HD DVD price war!


Last week featured announcements from various electronics retailers trying to trump each other for sub-$200 prices for the Toshiba HD-A2 HD DVD player (which we have mentioned previously):

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Posted at 10:10 pm. Filed under Bargains, Blu-ray, Companies, HD DVD, Storage, Toshiba

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October 24, 2007

SanDisk Sansa TakeTV tries to bridge the PC to TV gap


Sansa TakeTV and accessories

One video download theme I keep repeating is that despite the best efforts of the PC manufacturers in selling “multimedia PCs,” most people don’t have a PC hooked to the television in the location where they do most of their video watching. Moreover, it is too complicated to transfer downloaded video content from the PC (wherever it is) to the TV using just about any of the various schemes for doing so. That’s why I liked the idea of the Amazon Unbox to TiVo connection mentioned in the referenced article, but now SanDisk may have a more general solution with the Sansa TakeTV.

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Posted at 3:58 pm. Filed under Brands, Companies, Fanfare, Internet, SanDisk, Sansa, Video Downloads

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October 15, 2007

Inline search for Internet Explorer


I use Internet Explorer as well as Firefox for a variety of reasons and am constantly irritated at IE’s “Find on this page” functionality. You know – where IE pops up that irritating search box, Firefox just adds a search bar to the bottom of the window. In computer science parlance, the IE search box is “modal” and prevents you from doing anything else in that window until it is closed, while the Firefox search bar is “non modal” and allows full functionality of the browser window. However, you don’t need the technical explanation to learn how to fix it.

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Posted at 2:30 pm. Filed under Browsers, Companies, Internet, Microsoft

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