Stories by Cathy Lu

JVC adds to the iPod craze

OK, we've officially lost count of the number of iPod speaker systems out there. And JVC has recently added a slew of new ones to the pot. Most drool-inducing is the NX-PS1 (US$250, available in September), a desktop system consisting of four cubes--...

Sonos adds direct Rhapsody support

Sonos, makers of incredibly expensive wireless music systems for streaming digital tunes throughout your house, has announced a software update that makes it possible to connect directly to Rhapsody's music service. It just works--no application inst...

Sirius Stiletto: The forgotten Wi-Fi player

Sirius's new portable player is now available for preorder on various Websites, including <a href="http://www.crutchfield.com/S-yj0dQZ0bAYS/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?search=sirius+stiletto&i=607SL100" target="_blank">Crutchfield</a>. The Stiletto is Siriu...

Downloadable movies on the cheap

Movie-download site Guba.com is trying to lure users by offering limited-time-only price cuts. If the site is able to make those prices more-permanent--and beef up its catalog--it just might up the interest level in this whole video-on-a-PC thing.

Good vibrations

Homedics, makers of massage chairs and cushions, wants you to feel the beat--literally. By plugging in your iPod, TV, or game console, the iCush home entertainment cushion will pump out sound from the next-to-your-head speakers; push the Audio Sync b...

Display your pics proudly

Hoorah! More digital picture frames. Fidelity Electronics, not to be confused with the Fidelity that manages all your money, has launched a new set of digi picture frames. The DPF-5600F features a 5.6-inch screen capable of handing up to 10-megapixel...

TiVo is watching you

Get used to it: No matter what you do, someone is watching. Whether you're surfing the Internet, making a phone call, or watching TV, your every move is being tracked. The latest Big Brother maneuver comes from TiVo, which has announced a Nielsen-lik...

Double the price, undouble the DRM

Yahoo Music is taking a page from eMusic's book and losing the DRM. The only catch(es): 1) There's only one song available 2) The song costs US$1.99 3) It's a Jessica Simpson song. But, you do get to play that song anywhere and copy it as many times ...

More music phones hit the street

Thinking of chucking the ol' iPod and replacing it with one of those sweet music phones you've been hearing about? Think a little longer. According to a newly posted review on our sister site PCWorld.com (http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/article/0,aid,...

Finally, DVD burning for downloadable movies

On Monday, online movie download service Movielink announced that it had licensed technology from Sonic Solutions, which would enable downloadable movies to be burned to DVDs for playback in standard players. But it might take about six months or so ...

Making laundry time bearable

I'm contemplating a move to Atlanta. Three lucky households there have been selected to participate in a Whirlpool tech demo called Laundry Time. The households will be testing smart washing machines and dryers that can send messages to TVs, computer...

Apple iPod Photo

Carrying a wallet full of pictures around with you is so last year. Apple's iPod Photo makes looking at your most beloved pictures while on the go as easy as listening to your favorite tunes. But it isn't cheap.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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