A Wireless Blu-ray Drive For Those With Ultra-thin Laptops

They say you can't have your cake and eat it too, and if you want an ultra-thin lightweight laptop, you have to say goodbye to a built-in optical drive. It's a minor sacrifice made even easier to tolerate now that Pioneer is introducing an external Blu-ray/DVD/CD burner that connects to your Mac or Windows computers… » 9/17/13 9:44am 9/17/13 9:44am

Researchers Have Found a Way To Cram 1,000 Terabytes Onto a Single DVD

Now that its bigger brother Blu-ray has stolen the spotlight, paltry 4.7 GB DVDs have slowly started to fade into obscurity. But could they be poised for a comeback? A trio of Chinese scientists have discovered a breakthrough process that could, at least in theory, allow a DVD to store a whopping 1,000 TB—or a full… » 6/21/13 1:03pm 6/21/13 1:03pm

A Blu-ray Disc That Lasts 1,000 Years Guarantees Caddyshack Lives On

They last a lot longer than the tape-based storage of yesteryear, but optical discs, particularly the type you burn at home, aren't guaranteed to survive even a decade. So if you want to pass on that wedding video/vacation photos/copy of Caddyshack to your great-great grand kids, you'll want to opt for Millenniata's… » 6/06/13 9:19am 6/06/13 9:19am

The Walking Dead: Season 3 on Blu-ray Comes In This Creepy Cabinet of…

If you're thinking about starting a collection of limited edition Blu-ray sets for your favorite movies and TV shows, you better make sure you've got ample shelf space on your home entertainment center for a bunch of disembodied zombie noggins. » 4/12/13 10:26am 4/12/13 10:26am

Walmart's For-Pay Blu-ray Ripping Is Now Slightly Less Annoying, Still…

If you're looking to convert DVDs and BluRay discs to a digital format and want it to be easy, but not too easy, and definitely not free, Walmart has the service for you. They're automating their Disc-to-Digital service so you can get UltraViolet versions of movies you've already bought. » 1/07/13 11:51am 1/07/13 11:51am

Fox to Offer $15 HD Movie Downloads Weeks Ahead of Blu-Ray Release

The New York Times is reporting that 20th Cenutry Fox is going to offer high-quality movie downloads weeks ahead of Blu-ray release using the DRM locker service UltraViolet. Costing around $15 a pop, it's planning to start with the upcoming release of Prometheus. » 9/07/12 5:21am 9/07/12 5:21am

Hollywood's Digital Movie Locker Finds a Home in Amazon and Samsung's…

The UltraViolet Initiative hasn't exactly been the iTunes-killer Hollywood had hoped for. The File-Locker system, designed to simplify the process of owning one piece of content across multiple formats, has floundered in its first few months with poor reviews, unhappy customers and little industry support. But now that … » 1/10/12 9:33pm 1/10/12 9:33pm