Come March of 2016, Playboy magazine is ditching nude photos in favor of the merely scantily clad. (Go ahead and make the joke about reading it for the articles. I’ll wait.) The magazine has struggled to make a profit in a world brimming with free internet pornography. Which is interesting, given Playboy’s long…
I was kind of hoping to write a review of the Avengers: Age of Ultron DVD/Blu-Ray that went something like, “If you were one of the people who didn’t love the Avengers sequel, this new DVD will change your mind.” Alas, I can’t write that, because it’s probably not true.
Give a person a fish and they’ll eat for a day. Give a person a workshop full of tools and they’ll build an utterly amazing cannon that launches CDs and DVDs like a machine gun. If there’s a better way to destroy a stack of misburned CDs, the internet hasn’t seen it yet.
Some sort of catastrophic mix-up in a DVD duplication firm ended up with pornography being burned to discs supposed to contain a school performance, leading to a grovelling apology, a recall of discs and dads showing an interest in their child's education for once.
It's 2014 and DVDs are years past futuristic. But researchers at Oxford think that a metal alloy in DVDs could also be used to make thin, flexible, and low-power screens for wearables. Here's how it works.
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…
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…
A big selling point of DVDs and Blu-rays are exclusive commentaries from the directors and actors. They explain the reasoning behind certain scenes, or how some crazy special effects happened. Movie buffs understandably eat this chatter up. Looper director Rian Johnson even made one that you can listen to in the…
Dying medium distributer Redbox is exploring new life as a ticket broker. The best part? A measly $1 surcharge. [WSJ]
Because we're not all artists who can turn dead media into a gigantic skull, I'm curious as to what you guys have done with your dusty collection of CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, Laserdiscs, VHS Tapes and all other old, physical media? It seems heartless to toss 'em out but they're also so completely useless. What to do?
I'm in the middle of a bit of a phase. And that phase is that I can't stop watching The Wire. So naturally, like a dope fiend, I have to have it all on DVD. All in the game, yo.
Strictly speaking, bootlegging movies isn't right. Hyman Strachman knows this, and he does it anyway. According to the New York Times profile of the notorious pirate, he's shipped 300,000 ripped-off movies overseas to the troops—for free.
Even though I saw more than my fair share of moans about the Netflix price increase on Twitter and the like, Netflix thinks they got away relatively unscathed. Cue a deluge of further complaints after CEO Reed Hasting's comments.
Contrary to popular belief, the humble DVD is not dead! Streaming, while popular, simply cannot wrest away the public eye from those silly plastic discs and onto the cloud where it belongs. Ergo, Netflix raised its prices.
Details are scarce, but we do know this: a man and a woman broke into a Hillsboro, MO garage on Sunday to steal things. Then they got sidetracked by having sex with each other. And then it got weird.
The sooner we all forget physical media ever existed, the better, for Netflix, which is making a killing off its dominance of the movie streaming game. So their new $8 all-you-can-rent DVD plan is a little odd. But welcome!
In the US, we hit our copyright infringers with mammoth, disproportionate lawsuits to terrify their peers into going offline. In the Philippines, copyright enforcement requires this guy getting his hands dirty in a humungous pile of pirated media.
Netflix has announced that they made a ton of money this quarter, sure. But they also let it be known that for the first time in the company's history, year over year DVD shipments had actually declined. Which is pretty much exactly what they want to happen. All those past shipping costs add up compared to streaming…