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Apple Updates iPhone 3.0 Beta Software: iTunes Goes Blu-ray

Apple's humdrum update to iPhone 3.0 beta software sent to developers included a big surprise for hi-def movie buffs.


RealNetworks CEO Defends RealDVD to Court

RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser testified in his company's RealDVD lawsuit with motion picture studios

GE Crams 500GB of Data on DVD with Holographic Tech

General Electric's micro-holographic storage technology can support 500 gigabytes of storage capacity in a standard DVD-size disc.

RealNetworks vs. Hollywood in DVD 'Ripping' Case Starts

Courtroom drama pitting RealNetworks against Hollywood in DVD 'ripping' case starts today.


If Blu-ray Is Dying, Why Are Disc Sales Soaring?

Research shows sales of Blu-ray discs nearly doubled in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same period a year ago.


MCE Ships 8x Blu-ray Drive for Mac

MCE Technologies has announced that it's shipping its 8X Blu-ray Recordable Drive for the Mac. It costs $429.


Netflix Raises Blu-ray Rates: Time to Switch to Blockbuster?

Netflix is raising its rental fees for Blu-ray titles. Is it time to jump ship to Blockbuster?


Asus Portable To Have Optical Drive: Is It Still A Netbook?

What exactly is a netbook? A portable with a screen that’s smaller than 13 inches? A notebook that’s priced under $500?

Deep Blu-ray Discounts Add to High-Def Momentum

New discounts on Blu-ray Discs may help fuel the shift from DVD.


Sony Unleashes New Blu-ray Players

Sony Unleashes Four New Blu-ray Players


Blu-ray Disc Licensing Gets Cheaper and Easier

Companies involved in Blu-ray Disc simplify the licensing process by providing a single point of contact for handling Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and CD royalties.


OWC Offers 8x Quad-interface External Blu-ray Drive

Other World Computing (OWC) on Tuesday announced the release of an 8x external Blu-ray Disc drive compatible with Macs and PCs.


Blu-ray Discs Becoming the Norm?

The popularity of HDTVs and the falling prices of discs and players could lead to a boom for Blu-ray.