Pioneer to release first 12x Blu-ray Disc burner

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Pioneer has nabbed victory in being the first company to manufacture a 12x Blu-ray writer for single and dual-layer media. The current generation of Blu-ray burners holds a maximum write speed of 8x, making the...

Pioneer kills HDTVs, RIP Kuro

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When Pioneer last year announced that it was shutting down its plasma panel production line HDTV enthusiasts hearts skipped a beat. Today we have learned from the HD Guru that Pioneer has pulled the...

Pioneer Leaves Plasma Market

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Electronics maker Pioneer, the world's fifth-biggest plasma TV maker, said it would fall into the red for the fourth straight year on costs to scrap production of plasma displays as it shifts its strategy in...

Computing pioneer John Backus dies

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John Warner Backus, born in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1924, has just passed away. At 82, Backus died Saturday in Ashland, Oregon, according to IBM Corporation, where he spent his career. In 1954 he got his...

LCD TV Pioneer Sharp Loses Market Lead

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According to market research companies iSuppli and NPD Group's DisplaySearch, Sharp is no longer the world's leading maker of flat-panel TVs since rivals surpassed the Japanese company in unit shipments last year. Both research companies...

Pioneer to delay Blu-ray DVD player launch

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Japanese electronics maker Pioneer Corp. said on Tuesday it would postpone the North Amercian launch of next-generation DVD players using Blu-ray technology to this autumn from its previous launch schedule of June, citing a delay...

Pioneer BRD-101A Blu-ray burner Announced

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Pioneer just officially announced their DRC-101A Blu-ray burner. This OEM-targeted burner/player is capable of hitting up both DVD±R/RWs and Blu-ray's beefier 25GB next gen optical format. Sure, it's not available for purchase but it's still...

A PC Pioneer Decries the State of Computing

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Fortune has a great interview with one of the original Xerox PARC researchers. Who was a pioneer in personal computing. He shares he's thoughts about how even after 20 years we've missed the...

Railroad Pioneer demo

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JoWood sends along the (English) playable demo of Railroad Pioneer, offering a chance to try out this 3D business management strategy game by KritzelKratz 3000 that's already out in German-speaking parts of Europe. The demo...

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