Western Digital Researching 20,000RPM Hard Disk to Fight Solid State…

According to blog Bit-Tech.net, sources in the hard drive industry say that Western Digital (maker of the old world's fastest hard drive) "is working on a 20,000RPM Raptor hard drive to combat" Solid State Drives, since these are going to "be affordable in the next 12 or 18 months." The new Raptor will be a 2.5-inch… » 6/06/08 7:59am 6/06/08 7:59am

Denon Lowers Price, Sticks with 1.1 For DVD-1800BD Blu-ray Player

Instead of blowing out all the stops with a big mama pajama queen of all Blu-ray players, Denon appears to be playing the Pioneer card by launching the $750 DVD-1800BD player. It's lower in price than its $1,200-and-up predecessors, and only meets the mandatory 1.1 spec (that is, picture-in-picture but no Ethernet)… » 5/20/08 8:19pm 5/20/08 8:19pm

Pioneer Confirms BDP-51FD and Elite BDP-05FD Profile 1.1 Blu-ray…

When the other Blu-ray heavies Sony, Panasonic and Samsung are in various stages of introducing Ethernet-equipped BD-Live players (aka BD Profile 2.0), Pioneer comes out with two players, the $600 BDP-51FD and the $800 Elite BDP-05FD, that meet just the 1.1 spec, for picture-in-picture BonusView content. We heard… » 5/07/08 9:00am 5/07/08 9:00am

Apple iPhone 2.0 Patent Shows Dual-Touchscreen Flipphone

It's rare that Apple's patents actually show the exact form factors of devices they have in development, but this "dual sided trackpad" patent for a phone seems to definitely show that they've got some flipphone version coming up. The patent itself outlines a phone that has two multitouch sensors, both on the "bottom"… » 3/17/08 12:45pm 3/17/08 12:45pm

BDP-S350 and S550: Sony's First Full 2.0 Spec Blu-ray Players

PS3 aside, the Blu-ray players Sony sold up until now are worthy of only your garbage can. Now that HD DVD is dead like a doornail, the 800-lb. gorilla is getting serious. The $400 BDP-S350 will feature an Ethernet port, USB port for connecting external storage and "BonusView" picture-in-picture capability (from the… » 2/26/08 3:01am 2/26/08 3:01am

New Zune Software and Firmware Available

To all of the Giz readers who own first gen Zunes, your Zune 2.0 is available for download now. For a less cryptic version of exactly what we mean, hit up our hands-on with Microsoft's free upgraded Zuneware. For everyone else who doesn't care, we are so, so sorry for distracting you from what looks to be an otherwise… » 11/13/07 10:16am 11/13/07 10:16am