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Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD Media Player

The FMP-X10 is Sony's second-generation 4K media player, equipped with a 1TB hard drive, access to hundreds of 4K movies, and Netflix's 4K streaming service. It will debut in July for $699, although customers who pre-order can save $200.

April 16, 2014


How to open files without proprietary software in Windows

Some file types require proprietary software to open, even for review, while others are simply mysterious to first-time users. Open Freely is a free app that lets users check out many common files, including those associated with Microsoft Windows.

By January 20, 2012


PS Vita hands on: Proprietary media already holding it back

CNET goes hands on with the Japanese version of the PlayStation Vita. It's sleek, sexy, and boasts a gorgeous 5-inch OLED screen, but Sony's use of proprietary media is already holding it back.

By December 21, 2011


Why you should avoid proprietary Wi-Fi dongles

Proprietary Wi-Fi dongles are generally a bad buy, since they're too expensive and there are alternatives, like power-line adapters.

By January 25, 2011


Apache foundation quits 'proprietary' Java process

Saying the platform is completely under Oracle's control, the Apache Software Foundation resigns from the Java Community Process Executive Committee.

By December 10, 2010


Friday Poll: How do you view proprietary 3D glasses?

How big a deal is it if one brand's 3D glasses don't work with another brand's 3D TV? It might be a minor problem for some, but it could be a deal breaker for others.

By March 19, 2010


What open source could learn from proprietary platforms

Open source has taught the industry how to ensure freedom and transparency, but still has much to learn from proprietary platforms as to how to involve lay users.

By May 26, 2009


Open source gains while proprietary software declines

Open source is seeing a greater share of the enterprise software market while proprietary software declines, according to research from Gartner and Forrester.

By April 20, 2009


Picturing open source vs. proprietary software

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what is this picture about Cerner and Medsphere telling us?

By April 17, 2009


Economy conspires against proprietary software

Vendors of proprietary software are discounting their products in order to keep up with the pricing pressure exerted by open source.

By March 17, 2009