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Motorola phones to call on Wi-Fi, VoIP

Published: February 14, 2005, 12:12 PM PST
By Ben Charny
Staff Writer, CNET

"The world's No. 3 handset maker plans to add Internet phone software from Internet telephony provider Skype to a select number of Motorola phones that link to the Internet using short-range, high-speed Wi-Fi networks."

Start-up offers Web conferencing on the cheap

Published: February 14, 2005, 2:02 PM PST
By Alorie Gilbert
Staff Writer, CNET

"Convoq also introduced on Monday a free two-person version of its service, called ASAP Express. Like its Pro version, the free service incorporates text chat, voice conferencing, video and presentation sharing. The company bills it as a "personal Web conferencing system" for students and professionals."


MacCentral: EyeTV update adds MPEG-4 for EyeTV 200, ConvertX

By Peter Cohen

"A recent update to Elgato's EyeTV Personal Video Recorder (PVR) software for the Macintosh enables Elgato's EyeTV 200 and Plextor Corp.'s ConvertX PVR for the Mac to record video using hardware-based MPEG-4 encoding. Previously the devices were capable only of recording using the MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 standards. EyeTV 1.7 is a free upgrade, and also subtitling support and Clear QAM support for certain models of EyeTV hardware.

The EyeTV 200 is a FireWire-based video interface for the Mac that features a 124-channel cable-ready TV tuner and composite, S-Video and stereo audio input connectors. You can use it to record your favorite TV shows or to do analog to digital video conversion from VCRs or other sources."


Napster Ignites Consumer Launch of World's First Portable Subscription Service

Press Release
Thursday February 3, 6:00 am ET

"LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Napster (Nasdaq: NAPS - News), the biggest brand in digital music, announced today the consumer release of its groundbreaking Napster To Go technology and the unveiling of the new Napster 3.0. Napster To Go, the world's first portable subscription service, lets consumers move an unlimited amount of songs from Napster's million plus catalog to compatible MP3 players for one, low monthly fee of $14.95."