Hollywood's Digital Movie Locker Finds a Home in Amazon and Samsung's Hallways

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

RealNetworks Sued for DVD Copying Software That Nobody Wanted Anyway

Almost reflexively, six studios have filed suit against RealNetworks for their brand-new DVD copying software. RealDVD, as it is (was?) called, was tepidly received »10/01/08 6:15am on account of crippling DRM which only allows for viewing of a ripped DVD on one PC, precluding the portability that might account for someone wanting to…

Get Smart's Swiss Army Knife Has Working Crossbow, Flamethrower and Blowgun

We were surprised to learn that one of the stars of Steve Carell's Get Smart is actually a Swiss Army knife, albeit one whose talents are slightly more impressive than your own trusty multi-tool. It's got your scissors, saw, magnifying glass and can opener, but how about a flame thrower that shoots six feet? Or a… »6/13/08 10:00am

Straight From Sam Walton's Mouth: New Details on Wal-Mart Movie Download Service

We have a lot of new details about Wal-Mart's movie download service—it is, as some feared, not as full-featured as we would have hoped, but it was repeatedly emphasized throughout the conversation that the service is very much in the "early beta stage," so they're "primarily focused on... improving what [they]… »2/06/07 6:00pm