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Broken record

Winamp is still a thing? NOPE: It'll be silenced forever in December

The latest version of Winamp, released on Wednesday, will be the last, with the venerable media-playing software scheduled to all but vanish from the internet next month. " and associated web services will no longer be available past December 20, 2013," reads a notice posted to the Winamp website on Wednesday. " …
Neil McAllister, 20 Nov 2013
Space Gray!

Apple ships new iPods in 'SPAAAAACE ... Gray'

Apple has quietly updated several of its iPod media players with a new color option to match its latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5S. The new mobe, which debuted at a media event in Cupertino on Tuesday, comes in three different color schemes: the rather prosaic Silver and Gold, and the oddly named "Space Gray". Now a …
Neil McAllister, 11 Sep 2013
Crystal Acoustics MediaMatchBox

Crystal Acoustics MediaMatchBox

Review This minuscule media player from home theatre specialist Crystal Acoustics combines a go-anywhere form-factor with play-anything decoding. Indeed, if there's a file suffix the MediaMatchBox can’t manage, then it probably isn’t worth playing. Crystal Acoustics MediaMatchBox There are basic controls on the player's tum As …
Steve May, 4 Oct 2011
Philips GoGear Muse 3 PMP

Philips GoGear Muse 3 PMP

Review Any portable media player has to contend with the entire smartphone market. If you don’t mind running down the battery, mobiles can be as good as dedicated players. New PMPs need extra frills to stand out. With its third-generation GoGear Muse, Philips has added some interesting tweaks. But are they enough? Philips GoGear Muse …
Ian Calcutt, 20 Sep 2011
Popcorn Hour PopBox

PopBox 3D set-top media player

Review Now that playing digital files from USB keys, or streaming them over a network, is a feature built into many TVs and almost every new gadget that plugs into one, it's inevitable that standalone players will become cheaper. The PopBox sits at the bottom of Syabas Technology’s Popcorn Hour range of media players. Popcorn Hour …
Ian Calcutt, 28 Jun 2011
Archos 32

Archos 32 Android media player

Review Archos is calling the 32 an Android tablet, but I have trouble convincing myself that anything with a 3.2in screen is really a tablet so it makes far more sense to review it as a touchscreen media player. Archos 32 Archos may call the 32 a tablet, but it's really a PMP Slim, sleek and light as a good PMP should be, the 32 …
Alun Taylor, 3 May 2011
The Register breaking news

Microsoft calls time on Zune media player hardware

Microsoft is to pull the plug on its Zune line of media players, it has been claimed. The software giant won't be introducing any new models, insists an insider. If the unnamed mole cited by Bloomberg proves to be correct, we won't be surprised. The media player market is now in decline, and Zune was never a major part of it …
Tony Smith, 15 Mar 2011
The Register breaking news

Samsung readies Android-based iPod Touch killer

Samsung has launched its latest media player, and it's a clear case of 'iPod Touch meets Android'. It even looks a lot like the early Touches. The Galaxy S WiFi 4.0 borrows branding from Samsung's smartphone line, along with the kind of 4in, 480 x 800 LCD touchscreen, 1GHz processor, front and rear cameras - 0.3Mp and 3.2MP, …
Tony Smith, 15 Feb 2011
Cowon iAudio X7

Cowon iAudio X7 hard drive PMP

Review Hard drive media players are becoming something of rarity these days, but that hasn't stopped Cowon going down the HDD route with its latest media player, iAudio the X7, a machine pitched as much against the Apple iPod Classic as at the all-singing, all-dancing iPod Touch. Cowon iAudio X7 Cowon's iAudio X7: touchscreen tech …
Alun Taylor, 4 Jan 2011
The Register breaking news

Archos announces five Android tablets

Archos will release a raft of Android-based tablets later this month, with more following in October. The line-up comprises devices with screen sizes ranging from 2.8in to 10.1in, with 3.2, 4.3 and 7.0in offerings in between. Archos 28 Archos 28 The Archos 28 - the 2.8in, 240 x 320 tablet - is heralded by the company as …
Tony Smith, 1 Sep 2010
The Register breaking news

Philips shows Android handheld media player

Philips has unwrapped what its "first" Android-based media player. The GoGear Connect sports a 3.2in touchscreen and contains 16GB of content storage - you can add more by inserting a Micro SD card. Philips GoGear Connect The 113 x 13 x 59mm, 128g player has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and can stream music and share files, Philips …
Tony Smith, 31 Aug 2010
Cowon iAudio J3

Cowon iAudio J3 personal media player

Review When Cowon's iAudio S9 media player landed on my desk back at the end of 2008, it made a favourable impression. While it wasn't a multi-function whizz kid like the iPod Touch, its superb screen and excellent sound quality knocked the Apple into a cocked hat. Cowon J3 PMP 1 Cowon's iAudio J3: new life for an old PMP Now …
Alun Taylor, 7 Jul 2010
Viewsonic VMP74

Viewsonic VMP74 1080p media player

Review For most of this century, I've evangelised home movie set-ups that put a lightweight, probably Linux-based player in the living room, leaving your multimedia libraries on a server at the other end of your network. Viewsonic VMP74 Viewsonic's VMP74: compact casing - but what a lot of codecs it contains My favorite player …
Chris Bidmead, 14 May 2010
Sony Walkman W252

Sony flavours Walkman line with MGS

Sony is preparing a limited edition of its "wearable" Walkman music player, the W252, to celebrate the release of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The latest title in Konami's popular franchise runs on the PlayStation Portable and is due to go on sale next month. Sony Walkman W252 The limited edition W252 has cammo styling …
Hard Reg, 12 May 2010
Asus O!Play HD2

Asus shows media player's USB 3.0 upgrade

Asus has introduced its latest HDD-to-HD TV adaptor, this time adding SuperSpeed USB 3.0 to the media playback gadget. The O!Play HD2 is set to deliver a wealth of media formats, all of which it will display on an HD TV through its HDMI port at resolutions running up to 1080p. Asus O!Play HD2 Asus' O!Play HD2: the media …
Tony Smith, 4 Mar 2010
Archos 8

Archos merges PMP with... digital photo frame

France's Archos used to make portable media players. Now it makes "Home Tablets" too, and today introduced the Archos 7 and Archos 8 to prove it. Both machines are based on Google's Android OS, running on an ARM 9 processor clocked at 600MHz. Archos 8 Archos' 8: photo frame, meet media player As the numbers suggest, the …
Tony Smith, 1 Mar 2010

Archos posts 'full' Linux distro for Android tablet

Media player maker Archos has posted a full Linux distro that will run on its Archos 5 machine. The 5 ships with Android as standard, but open sourcerers can download a special, emebedded build of Angstrom Linux and use it to replace the Google OS. Angstrom on Archos Angstrom on Archos However, Archos said this is " …
Tony Smith, 8 Feb 2010

Kodak intros 3D remote

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