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Today, the body of James Kim, was found dead after a two week manhunt for he and his family. On Monday, Kim’s wife and two children were found alive and doing well. James was said to have left days before to search for help. James Kim was a resident of San Fransisco and was returning from a Thanksgiving trip before stopping just south of Portland in a rual area.

James Kim was a digital audio review editor for CNET.com, conducting video and written reviews for digital audio components. He previously was knwon working a show named “Fresh Gear” on the former cable television network, TechTV that has since been aquired and taken over by G4.

From those who knew him best to those like myself who avidly remember his informative reviews on both “Fresh Gear” and for CNET.com, his knowledge and passion for technology and how it affects our world. In fact, just days ago I just watched a recent review on newly released Microsoft’s Zune. For all who knew him in the technology community, he will surely be missed. My sincere thoughts and prayers reach out to the wife, children, and family of James Kim.

Today, Microsoft officially took the wraps off the official website to their up and coming Zune Media Player. The site features photo and video advertisements of the Zune, as well as links to accessories that will be available for the Zune. Microsoft also announced that upon the arrival of the Zune Media Player and Marketplace, the MSN Music store will cease selling music and all “buy” buttons on the MSN Music store will become links to the Zune Store and to Real’s Raphsody Music Service.

Once the Zune and it’s marketplace is unveiled, consumers will be given the option to purchase music per song or a monthly subscription service. Microsoft’s new Zune will be featured in White, Black or Brown colors, in sizes of 30 and 60 GBs of data capacity, and sell for around $249. Microsoft’s Zune Media Player and Marketplace is slated to make its debut on November 14.

Microsoft responded on the heels of Apple’s event that they will be shipping their future Zune player in time for the holiday season. It will sport a wide screen for movie viewing, wireless sharing, and an FM tuner. I will be posting soon to elaborate more on the touted features.

Price points were initially to be reported, however it has been said that Microsoft halted it’s plans to release the prices after Apple dropped their price points on their two headline iPod models by $50 each the day before. People will be able to purchace Microsoft’s Zune in three colors: white, black and brown (honestly, brown? yes, brown.)

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