Stories by Frank Thorsberg

Copy controls crackdown

Multimedia lovers find themselves caught in a digital vise these days, as Hollywood tightens its copyright controls on movies, games, and music on DVDs and CDs--most recently squeezing customers accused of copyright infringement in court. But even we...

PC Power Products Debut at E3

Video games naturally occupy center stage, but the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in the US has seen the debut of novel implementations of familiar PC technology.

Portable combo device does it all

Panasonic Consumer Electronics is unveiling a four-in-one palm-size device that takes digital snapshots and videos, records and plays audio files, and records live TV and music videos to play on its two-inch swiveling LCD screen.

Digicams steal spotlight

Feature-packed cameras are the focus at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) conference in the US this week, but they aren't worth a pixel without top-notch accessories and convenient, suitable storage media.

Zone Labs launches mid-range firewall

Looking to lure fans of its popular, free ZoneAlarm firewall to a fee-based product, Zone Labs Inc. has launched a new security package called ZoneAlarm Plus.

Logitech flashes credit card-sized camera

The Pocket Digital is small enough to fit into your wallet and it might even be mistaken for a credit card, but this newest gadget from Logitech won't buy you anything but memories because it's a camera.

Philips tunes up for Internet radio

Listening to Internet radio is now almost as easy as tuning in to your favorite AM or FM station, but that convenience comes with a premium price tag.

Sonicblue revives ReplayTV, offers networked device

Couch potatoes can rejoice: Soon, you'll be able to lie around for nearly two weeks without running out of recorded programs to watch on your TV. And you'll be able to share the shows with someone in the next room--or the next continent.

Sony ships five-megapixel camera

Sony Electronics Inc. is breaking the US$1000 price barrier with the introduction of a five-megapixel digital camera loaded with consumer-friendly features.

Adults dominate Net

More adults are going online more often than teens, even during summer vacation, when kids have a lot more free time to surf the Net.

MovieWorks offers entry-level multimedia

Interactive Solutions Inc. is releasing this week an easy-to-use suite of multimedia tools for PC users who want to create Web videos, CD-ROMs and professional-looking slideshows.

Are you an e-mail addict?

Even if they are taking the Fourth of July off from work, the odds are almost 50/50 that being on holiday won't keep Americans from peeking at their business e-mail.

Microsoft faces new antitrust trial

A federal appeals court has shoved the antitrust case against Microsoft into reverse, ruling a new trial judge must take over the case in which US District Court Judge Penfield Jackson had ordered the breakup of the nation's biggest software company.

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