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

What Have You Done with All Your Old CDs and DVDs?

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? » 9/11/12 7:30pm 9/11/12 7:30pm

Netflix DVD Shipments Are Decreasing for the First Time

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… » 4/26/11 5:23pm 4/26/11 5:23pm