Panasonic Speeds Up Writing To Blu-ray Discs

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Panasonic has introduced a write-once Blu-ray disc with a 4x writing speed, faster than any other high-definition disc, available in 25GB and 50GB (dual layer). The consumer electronics company plans to release the former this...

5 Million Pirated Discs in Asia-Pacific Sting

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Operation Trident consisted of 1,874 raids which resulted in the seizing of nearly 5 million pirated discs and the arrest of 870 people during a two-month anti-piracy operation. The large-scale operation targeted pirate production facilities,...

4x 8x DVD discs being passed off as 16-18x

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According to a DigiTimes reporter quoting "industry sources"; media that are in reality, 8x and 4x DVD+R/-R discs, are now being passed off as 16x and 8x respectively and the problem seems to be on...

New Research Promises 50TB on DVD-size Discs

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According to professor V Renugopalakrishnanof Harvard's Medical School in Boston, the research he and his team are workingon promises storage capacities of up to 50TB(50,000GB) on a disc the...

Blank Blu ray discs shipped

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JAPAN'S TDK has started flogging blank Blu-ray discs to retailers and they cost as much as a top quality recorded DVD movie. The 25GB recordable disc will set you back $19.95 with a rewritable version...

GameFly won't fly with scratched discs

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According to various online sources, GameFly members who have recentlyrented Xbox 360 games and returned them scratched have been getting notices informing them about the current issue with the Xbox 360 damaging discs and what...

Holographic Discs Set for Next Year

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The first holographic discs, jointly developed by InPhase Technologies and Hitachi and capable of storing up to 300GB per disc, will go on sale in late 2006. The technology is capable of theoretical...

The Hidden Risks of Demo Discs

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In mid-November, members of Sony's PlayStation Underground received the Holiday Demo Disc and discovered that after executing one of the game demos on the disc, their PS2 memory cards were completely erased. While that doesn't...

New holographic discs look like a DVD but hold a terabyte

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Optware Corp., the developer of Collinear Holographic* Data Storage System, announced today that it had achieved successfully world's first recording and play back of digital movies on a holographic recording disc with a reflective layer...

When Good Discs Go Bad

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Burning CDs and DVDs is the easy part. your data will be there when you go back to it days, months, or even years later--well, that's a bit harder. Not all discs are created equal,...

Sony beams in blue laser discs

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Sony debuted on Monday optical storage discs that use blue-laser technology to hold more data and that offer improved durability. The Sony Professional Disc for Data, which targets the business market worldwide,...

Matsushita: 1.5 Terabyte Discs

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Thanks to episode for this article. Great Stuff! It is generation optical disc development one after another, such as Matsushita and Osaka University. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Ricoh, Osaka University, etc. set about...

BBC Domesday book/video discs resurrected

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OK, hands up in the Neowin crowd those that actually played with this rather innovative interractive video disc doohickey what-ya-ma-call-it... I did and can actually remember it quite fondly... played with it for...

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