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Vongo gave it a solid go there for a while, but a supported device list that totaled seven (and was missing a certain white whale) combined with lukewarm support and lackluster marketing always spelled doom for the scrappy video-on-demand service, and it looks like Starz has gone ahead and pulled t...

August 12th 2008 at 1:02pm 0 Comments
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Vongo gave it a solid go there for a while, but a supported device list that totaled seven (and was missing a certain white whale) combined with lukewarm support and lackluster marketing always spelled doom for the scrappy video-on-demand service, and it looks like Starz has gone ahead and pulled t...

August 12th 2008 at 1:02pm 0 Comments
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It's not like we haven't seen PMPs certified for Vongo before, but considering just how sexy the P2 really is, we think the aforementioned video provider did itself a favor by teaming up with Samsung. As of today, P2 owners can surf on over to Vongo's website and begin using the subscription-based...

January 3rd 2008 at 9:23pm 0 Comments
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A couple of lines in a settings file does not a partnership make, but some enterprising hackers at the Archos Community Forums have discovered evidence that Archos is planning at least one large-scale content deal when the super-hot 605 launches in the US. Poking around in the unit's provider.xml f...

August 23rd 2007 at 5:14am 0 Comments
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In addition to announcing their video on demand offering as the "premier" movie download service for Windows Vista -- as well as rolling out a snazzy new interface for Vista with Media Center -- Vongo has announced that their services will be compatible with the Xbox 360. Of course, Microsoft has th...

January 8th 2007 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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At the last CES, Starz announced its new movie download service, Vongo, for portable devices and regular PCs. For those who are unfamiliar with it, the strangely-named service gives you access to over 1,000 movies and 2,500 "video selections" all for 10 bucks a month. This time around, Vongo has bee...

January 8th 2007 at 4:35pm 0 Comments
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It's not like we all didn't know that Vongo and Toshiba were bedfellows that begot the Gigabeat S in hardware and service, but today they made it official, laying down the 30GB MES30VW (left) for $299.99 and the 60GB MES60VK for $399.99. The part where they said the players are "available now" was...

June 19th 2006 at 7:38pm 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about the future of technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment: (Based on a true story.) During fourthmeal a few days ago, I realized that I couldn't well let my fellow Engadget columnist Stephen Speicher grab all the Internet video g...

June 14th 2006 at 5:58pm 0 Comments
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We have no idea why they chose today to do it, but today seven major movie studios announced they'll be selling movies online through Movielink and CinemaNow. Warner Bros, Universal, Sony, Paramount, Fox, and MGM will all be distributing first-run titles online -- definitely something they've never...

April 3rd 2006 at 11:31am 0 Comments