Google's Word Definitions Just Got Way More Useful

While Google's word definitions may literally be a little odd at times, the "define word" search command is incredibly convenient—and it's now got a whole lot more useful, too. » 8/23/13 6:54am 8/23/13 6:54am

The 10 Most Looked Up Words of 2012

Merriam-Webster decided to flex its mastery and importance over the English language and name the top 10 words of the year for 2012. Unsurprisingly, a lot of them are politics related (we had an election this year, didn't ya know?) but one tech word was able to sneak its way into the top 10: meme. » 12/06/12 1:00am 12/06/12 1:00am

Western Digital WD TV HD Media Player Streams from Hard Drives on the…

Western Digital, better known for storage than HD video equipment, looks to have thrown their hat into the video streaming ring with the WD TV HD Media Player. With two USB 2.0 drives working simultaneously, you can plug in your USB storage and stream to your HDTV in 1080p over HDMI or composite. The diminutive box… » 11/01/08 8:00pm 11/01/08 8:00pm

Blockbuster's Blu-ray Endorsement Having Major Impact on HD DVD Player…

Click to viewBlockbuster's decision to support Blu-ray in all of its 1,450 stores is having a bigger impact than it seems. A tipster at an unnamed retailer tells us they've had more HD DVD player orders canceled over the last few days than they've seen over the entire life cycle. The kicker? All of them were canceled… » 6/19/07 4:00pm 6/19/07 4:00pm

DirecTV HR20-700 HD DVR: First Review, In the Wild

Best Buy prematurely(?) sold Earl Bonovich—if that is his real name—one of DirecTV's new HR20-700 high definition digital video recorders. The near-rabid fanboy wiped the foam from his mouth, and posted an exhaustive (exhausting?) review on Unlike the first high definition DirecTV DVR, this one isn't… » 8/16/06 6:14pm 8/16/06 6:14pm