Posts tagged as: CD

Starbucks to Stop Selling CDs in Stores

Starbucks says it will stop selling CDs next month at its stores, where they’ve been a staple since 1995. Spokeswoman Maggie Jantzen said the company is “evolving the format” it uses to sell music, although it can’t share any specifics yet. The company will continue its Pick of the Week program, which allows members of […]

Samsung’s New External DVD Drives Match the Style of Ultrabooks

Ultrabooks are a hugh thing lately,but what makes them possible is sacrifice of optical media. But some of us still need CD/DVD/Blu-ray driveoccasionally. When we do buy an external optical drive, we also like when its appearance match our Ultrabook. Fortunately, Samsung is making just that device: the SE-218GN and SE-208GB optical drives. These drives […]

US Teens Choose YouTube over iTunes, Radio, CDs for Music

Teenaged Americans will more readily turn to YouTube to listen to music than they will any other source. This according to a new study out from Nielsen Music 360, which found that, though radio remains the most popular medium for discovering new music, Google’s video streaming site is more popular than radio, iTunes, or CDs […]

AT&T, Verizon Having Outages on the East Coast After Quake

Multiple news outlets and messages from ToT Readers are reporting widespread phone outages across the East Coast following an earthquake. The Virginia tremor, which hit 6 on the Richter scale according to the USGS, has at least temporarily managed to disrupt cellphone and landline service on AT&T, Verizon, and possibly other carriers. It’s unclear how […]

UK Copyright Change Would Legalize CD Ripping

A review into the UK’s archaic copyright laws commissioned by the Prime Minister has now been completed and may bring about some significant changes. Chief among the proposed changes is the ability to legally rip DVDs, CDs and Blu-ray discs to a user’s computer. This, and other changes, would help the UK become more competitive […]

Harman Kardon iPod/iPhone Ready Bookshelf System

Harman Kardon has just released its compact bookshelf system, the MAS 102. The system is designed to be extra-efficient with a receiver that houses both an amplifier and a CD player, along with two separate loudspeakers. An FM radio is built-in, as are two USB ports, but an optional Bridge II dock allows for connecting […]

Buffalo Lauches USB Self-Powered Portable DVD Multidrive

Buffalo Technology has taken the wraps off their new, sleek black portable MediaStation 8x DVD Multidrive, an entirely bus-powered external superdrive that features easy plug-and-play use and a two-year warranty. The drive can handle dual-layer DVD+/-R and RW (and 6x max speed rather than 8x for single-layer) and 24x speed for CD-R and CD-RW discs. […]

Norio Ohgam, Pioneer of the CD and Former Chairman of Sony Dead at 81

Former Sony chairman and president Norio Ohga died on Saturday of multiple organ failure at the age of 81. The executive, initially trained as an opera singer, was best known for having led the team that along with Philips helped develop the CD in 1980. Its 74-minute running time was famously developed to meet Ohga’s […]

Neil Young’s ‘A Treasure’ – Live Disc Also Ships As Limited Edition LP

Neil Young will release a brand-new album, titled A Treasure, on June 14th, on Reprise Records. It will be available in stores on CD and Blu-ray, as well as on iTunes and through all participating digital retailers. The 12-track live album, A Treasure includes songs — 5 of which are previously unreleased — recorded during […]

Digital Music Will Past By CDs in 2012 in the US

Digital music should overtake CDs in the US for the first time next year, Strategy Analytics said in a new study. It expected CDs to continue dropping a steep 40 percent from $3.8 billion in revenue for 2010 to just $2.7 billion in 2012. Digital, led mostly by iTunes, would keep growing and just edge […]

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