The First Pick in the NFL Draft Andrew Luck Still Uses a Flip Phone

If you follow football, you'd know that #1 NFL draft pick Andrew Luck is supposed to be the best quarterback prospect since John Elway and the quarterback that'll replace Peyton Manning. Great! What's not great? Flip phones. And that's what Luck, the future multimillionaire, shockingly still uses as his phone. » 4/26/12 9:06pm 4/26/12 9:06pm

Pioneer's New External Blu-Ray Burner Is Lighter and Thinner than a…

The Cloud may be a hot topic in storage but it's not very convenient when you've got more than a couple of Gigs of data to backup. Pioneer's new external Blu-Ray burner can handle up to 128GB with its half inch-tall frame—the World's thinnest. » 1/06/12 3:01am 1/06/12 3:01am

Congress Cracks Down On Anonymous Prepaid Cellphones

Prepaid cellphones have long been used by unsavory criminal types, which is understandable! They're anonymous, inexpensive, and did I mention anonymous already? But now that we know the alleged Times Square bomber one, regulators have gotten out their regulatin' stick. » 5/28/10 9:29am 5/28/10 9:29am

Electric Burner or Turntable?

This $50 electric burner by Deni doesn't use fancy magnetic induction tech. But covered in knobs and stainless steel, it looks like a piece of high end stereo equipment that will absolutely rock your Campbell's chicken and stars soup. [Deni] » 3/15/10 3:59pm 3/15/10 3:59pm

Lacie d2 External Blu-ray Drive Now Burns at 4x Speeds

Lacie has updated its external d2 Blu-ray burner to write at 4x speeds, twice as fast as its predecessor. The BD drive supports 25 or 50 GB BD-R and BD-RE discs, as well as multiple DVD and CD formats. In addition, the aluminum alloy case has been redesigned by Neil Poulton, giving it a more simple and appealing look.… » 5/29/08 9:30pm 5/29/08 9:30pm

It May Be Too Late for Combo Blu-ray/HD DVD Drives

Plextor has just announced a couple of new Blu-ray drives that also read HD DVDs, clearly designed for the poor saps who made the wrong choice in the format war. At first it might seem like an OK choice for people with a HD DVD collection quickly growing obsolete, but for $500 for a read-only drive or $600 for a… » 3/24/08 2:06pm 3/24/08 2:06pm

Sony/NEC's Optiarc Busts Out Five Blu-ray Burners at CeBIT, No HD DVDs…

When Sony announced its joint venture with NEC over a year ago (resulting in a company called Optiarc), the company said it would be creating Blu-ray and DVD drives, and may produce HD DVD drives. CeBIT was another story, where the company rolled out no less than five Blu-ray burners at the big euro-show. Will the… » 3/21/07 1:15pm 3/21/07 1:15pm

Pioneer BDR-103: HD DVD/Blu-ray Combo Burner to Ship Next Year

Pioneer announced it will release a dual-format HD DVD and Blu-ray writer sometime next year. The BDR-103 will integrate both formats into one drive, and it will support recordable and rewritable discs on both formats as well as play back prerecorded content. » 9/01/06 11:29am 9/01/06 11:29am

Pioneer BDR-101A Blu-ray Burner Now Available

They teased us with it at CES a few months ago, and now it's putting out at Tiger Direct: the Pioneer BDR-101A Blu-ray burner is now on sale for $999. That's right, it's prom night for the Blu-ray drive that can dance with BD-R and BD-RE discs, as well as DVD+R and DVD-R discs. » 5/18/06 2:10pm 5/18/06 2:10pm

Samsung SH-B022 Blu-Ray Burner Reviewed (Verdict: You Might Want to…

We
re already over three months into 2006, the year that high definition and next generation DVDs are set to make their big splash. The gang over at The Register got their hands on Samsung
s SH-B022, the company
s Blu-Ray disc burner and gave it a thorough testing. The overall impression of the drive appears positive,… » 3/19/06 4:04pm 3/19/06 4:04pm

Sony Announces VAIO RC Series Blu-ray Desktop and Laptop


At the same time Sony offered its Blu-ray player for pre-order, the company also announced its first desktop and notebook PCs shipping with Blu-ray burners. The handsomely-designed VAIO RC Series is aimed at aspiring moviemakers and videographers, where Sony envisions them archiving their high-definition footage on… » 3/17/06 12:04pm 3/17/06 12:04pm