Source: ComingSoon.net Submitted by: Kyle Nin With the 2006 International CES technology show getting underway in Las Vegas, studios have announced their first titles for the next-generation home video format, Blu-ray Disc (BD), which provides five times larger capacity than today’s DVDs. Blu-ray Disc players will be fully backward compatible with current CD/DVD formats, delivering […]
Source: CNN Money Written By: Peter H. Lewis (Fortune Senior Editor) The smart money will wait out the standards war before buying a high-definition DVD player NEW YORK (FORTUNE) – If you were lucky enough to get a fancy HDTV set, you’re probably eager for a high-definition DVD player to go with it.
Source: CNN Money Report says NBC Universal and Apple nearing deal that would make programs available on video iPod. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that NBC Universal, a General Electric unit, and Apple Computer are close to announcing a major licensing pact that will make programs from the NBC broadcast network as well its cable […]
Source: Coming Soon Submitted by: Kyle Nin Sony Completes First Full-Length Blue-ray Disc Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) president Benjamin S. Feingold today announced that authoring has been completed on the first Blu-ray Disc (BD) to contain a full-length, high-definition feature film. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle was compressed and authored in MPEG 2 full high-definition […]
Technology group Forrester Research on Wednesday declared Blu-Ray, a new DVD format backed by electronics makers led by Sony Corp as the winner in a heated battle over next-generation DVD technology. [Read more…]
Source: CNN Technology News Hollywood’s six major film studios Monday unveiled a technology venture to find new ways of protecting movies from illegal copying and distribution in black markets or over the Internet.
For science fiction geeks everywhere, this may be the boon you’ve been waiting for. The BBC announced they will offer episodes of “Dr. Who” and Red Dwarf” for cell phones, thinking the geeks are early adopters. [Read more…]
Source: News Day Guest Writer: Robert Tuttle Inspired by the communicators seen on ‘Star Trek,’ two companies seek to beam up big sales. Two tech companies have announced plans to boldly go where no wireless phone company has gone before, with the release next month of a mobile telephone that resembles the communicators featured on […]
Written by: S.K. Sloan Star Trek fans over at the Trek United community are doing much more with their time and resources than just trying to save a television program. Members are donating their spare PC resources/CPU cycles to philantrophic efforts in an online volunteer program called “Distributed Computing.” Within the Trek United community two […]