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

How Often Do You Use Your Computer's Optical Drive?

30 years ago, the CD was born. This, of course, was the medium that would usher in the era of optical drives, a technology that dominated personal computing for decades. And though it's not completely dead, it's certainly on its way out. In fact, I honestly can't even remember the last time I used mine. How often do… » 10/01/12 4:00pm 10/01/12 4:00pm

Qwikster Is a Terrible Name So Netflix Bought DVD.com

When Netflix announced last year that it was splitting its DVD rental service from its streaming service, consumer anger mostly centered around how subscribers would be getting fewer services for the same price. But part of the PR disaster was about how terrible the name Qwikster is, because, let's face it, it's… » 3/30/12 3:33pm 3/30/12 3:33pm

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… » 1/10/12 9:33pm 1/10/12 9:33pm