Toshiba's jump into the network-enchanced home entertainment game is partnered with Microsoft—Windows Media Extender functionality, along with Yahoo widgets, will hit their Regzas, combo LCD/DVD players and a standalone player—but we'll have to wait. »
Condensed explanation: Digital rights management is a corporate pain in the ass that stops you from doing whatever you want with music and movies in the name of fighting piracy. But there's more to it. »
Probably the only Media Extender hardware most people are aware of is the Xbox 360, and with everyone and their mom getting into the set-top box game, it's time Microsoft re-juiced the stagnating platform. Renamed "Extenders for Window Media Center" (okay?) the new platform will debut on hardware from Linksys, D-Link… »
Not that this would be the first time an exec was caught lying through his teeth about future products, but for the time being Ballmer is sticking to the idea their won't be a Zune phone coming from Microsoft. Kind of.
In a speech made yesterday to the American Association of Publishers, associate general counsel for Microsoft, Tom Rubin, called out Google (and its Book Search) for not respecting copyright. Alleging that "Google's track record of protecting copyrights in other parts of its business is weak at best," he asserted… »
Moconews is reporting that Nokia's high-end N91 phone—the hefty, metal model with a built-in 4GB hard disk—has been pushed back to the third quarter of 2006, despite originally being scheduled to ship around last Christmas. The hangup? Implementing Microsoft's Windows Media DRM, which for unstated reasons has proven… »