Gizmodo Ink

  • This week's Circuits has some bon mots for the suave-sounding Olive Symphony, a $900 digital music stereo component that has apparently impressed David Pogue. Looking at the unit's skill setit rips CDs into various lossy and lossless formats, downloads/uploads to your iPod, and perform wireless router/access point dutiesI'd say most people, even ones that don't subscribe to PC Magazine, already have the means to do everything the Symphony does with their existing hardware. Still, the "send us all of your CDs and we'll rip 'em and populate your unit's hard drive for free" feature is a pretty enticing gimmick. [NY Times]
  • The WSJ has an article about what's taking so long for Hollywood and movie theaters to ditch the severely antiquated film reel in favor of digital delivery. The high cost of the digi-projectors (and who gets to pay for them) is a big sticking point. Also everyone seems to be overly worried that these things will be breaking down all the time and it'll be expensive to fix 'em. [Wall St. Journal (reg.)]
  • Research in Motion isn't successful in convincing the Supreme Court to put the kibosh on NTP Inc.'s efforts to shut down the Blackberry service. D'oh! [Boston Globe]
  • More legal news (sorry!): a U.S. District Judge, looking at the lack of progress Microsoft has made in meeting the certain terms of its '01 antitrust settlement involving the Windows OS, tells the big M, "Get the lead out!" [Seattle Times]
  • The Baltimore Sun, looking out for the little guy, cries foul over the government's plans to cut off analog over-the-air TV broadcasts in 2009. Was there this much whining back when we all had to replace our black and white tellys? [Baltimore Sun]