HDNet's Mark Cuban is offering cable companies HD VOD of new movies before they premiere in theaters. It's called Ultra HD Video on Demand, and Cuban has offered the service to Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, DirecTV, Verizon Communications and other cable-network distributors.
Worldwide PDA shipments fell 43.5% in the second quarter, continuing a pattern that has driven some industry players, such as Dell, to abandon PDA operations. Palm continues to dominate the market with 44.1% market share, with the next-largest company, Hewlett-Packard, accounting for 23.5% of the total market.
Sony may be developing a new "eccentric" music player, according to a host of Internet rumors and pictures. Codenamed "Rolly," the new Walkman is thought to incorporate motion functionality with built-in speakers, as Sony continues to try to wrestle market share away from the Apple iPod.
Peripheral Electronics, a division of AAMP of America, has released a new line of in-car radio-replacement interfaces, which can be installed without disrupting in-car computer systems, according to the company.