Kazaa Wakes Up From Lawsuit-Induced Coma, Vows to Go Legit (Updated)

Old-line filesharing services can't seem to switch sides fast enough: Now Kazaa, leading purveyor of illegal MP3s and maliciously mislabeled pornography for a few years in the early 2000s, has been reborn as a legal, paid music download service. $20 a month gets you unlimited downloads, 2005-style: in WMA format,… »7/20/09 9:54am7/20/09 9:54am

Cowon O2 Hands-On: Will Play Your Most Rebellious Media Files

CNET got their hands on Cowon's new flash-based PMP, the O2, and they think it's one of the year's best dedicated media players. The 4.3-inch touchscreen player has a truly ridiculous list of supported codecs, an SDHC slot to expand its internal 8, 16, or 32GB memory, solid (if not too flashy) GUI, and a surprisingly… »10/25/08 5:15pm10/25/08 5:15pm

Samsung's YP-S2 Pebble MP3 Players Probably Hurt When Thrown

These Samsung YP-S2 Pebble MP3 players look quite similar to the Creative Zen Stone (because they both look like small rocks), and hold about 1GB of MP3s and WMAs. They've got about 10 hours of playback, but don't do a whole lot else (other than looking and feeling like rocks). They'll be available in the UK around… »3/12/08 11:50am3/12/08 11:50am

Rock Out All Day (and Night) with Transcend's T.sonic 840 DAP

In a world of complex do-it-all gadgets, the T.sonic 840 might seem a little bland. It's a fairly basic digital audio player, supporting everything you'd expect in the audio (MP3, WMA, WAV, WMA-DRM10) and visual (JPG, BMP) departments. But it is the simple yet functional approach that allows Transcend's latest gadget… »8/02/07 11:20pm8/02/07 11:20pm

Reviewed: iRiver S10 (Verdict: Possibly The Best Money Can Buy)

CNet Asia just reviewed the iRiver S10, generally seen as the one and only possible competitor to Apple's new iPod nano. Typical of iRiver digital audio players, the company has gone to great lengths to ensure that there's enough features here to make you forget that you're not using an iPod. The 1.5-inch screen is… »10/03/06 3:59pm10/03/06 3:59pm