Tiny Transforming Manhattan Apartment Would Make Optimus Prime Proud

In 2005, grade school teacher Eric Schneider paid $235,000 for a 450 square foot studio apartment that originally looked like it had barely enough room for even a bed. So he handed it over to architects Michael Chen and Kari Anderson who revamped the kitchen, and designed a central transforming cabinet that now… » 11/12/11 10:00am 11/12/11 10:00am

RealNetworks Barred From Selling RealDVD Ever Again

Last week a judge put a temporary ban » 10/09/08 5:50am 10/09/08 5:50am on the sale of RealNetworks' DVD backup program RealDVD, claiming that it violated the DMCA. The court has decided to uphold the ban indefinitely, and judging by the tone and nature of the judge's statements, it doesn't sound like they'll ever change their mind. The arguments…

Surprise: RealNetworks Banned from Selling RealDVD Copying Software

After being oh-so-predictably sued by six movie studios » 10/06/08 10:30am 10/06/08 10:30am, RealNetworks is now just as predictably banned by a judge from selling its weirdly anachronistic DVD-ripping RealDVD program. At least until Tuesday, so the judge can review the filings to determine just how boneheaded it is. In a small victory for Real, they…

RealNetworks Sued for DVD Copying Software That Nobody Wanted Anyway

Almost reflexively, six studios have filed suit against RealNetworks for their brand-new DVD copying software. RealDVD, as it is (was?) called, was tepidly received » 10/01/08 6:15am 10/01/08 6:15am on account of crippling DRM which only allows for viewing of a ripped DVD on one PC, precluding the portability that might account for someone wanting to…

RealNetworks RealDVD: Legal DVD Backup, No Real Point

Unlike other DVD backup software that has succumbed to movie industry pressures, RealNetworks' RealDVD gives you a new way to copy DVDs to your computer caked with so much DRM that you'll question why you went through the trouble in the first place. (But maybe that's the point.) Fully approved by the DVD CCA » 9/08/08 8:34am 9/08/08 8:34am, RealDVD…

Rhapsody Opens DRM-Free Music Store, First 100,000 Albums Free

Rhapsody, known for its subscription music service, just opened a DRM-free MP3 store. The MP3s are encoded in 256kpbs CBR, and run $.99 per track and $9.99 per album. Shoppers can preview 25 full-length tracks a month from the standard 5 million song catalog, which is extra sweet if you ask us. To kick things off, the… » 6/30/08 12:01am 6/30/08 12:01am

Real Teams with SanDisk to Release Sansa Rhapsody

Real Networks, of unfortunate Real Player fame, will be teaming up with SanDisk to release a rebranded Sansa player. SanDisk has decided to jump on the combination mp3 player, music download service bandwagon that is being seen with the Zune and iPod. They are doing so by re-releasing the e200 Sansa this holiday… » 9/18/06 2:22pm 9/18/06 2:22pm