Even with the tide apparently shifting in Blu-ray Discs favor, the HD DVD camp isnt about to relent in the on-going high-definition format war. HD DVD still commands a significant portion of exclusive content and...

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As the recording industry wakes up from its summer slumber and starts thinking about what will motivate the consumer for the holiday selling season, the major labels are getting ready to launch the "ringle," which...

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I have put together a short rundown of how the Adobe Photoshop beta plug-in for Microsofts new photo format performs against current formats. I ran the plug-in through a very basic set of tests. The...

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Microsoft plans to submit its HD Photo image format to a standards body in order to establish a higher-quality replacement for todays ubiquitous JPEG standard. The standardization move makes sense, given Microsofts ambitions, said InfoTrends...

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Microsoft have announced their new image format which is a competitor to standards like JPEG and PNG.Windows Media Photo is a new file format for continuous-tone still images that surpasses the limitations of existing image...

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No, its not Blu-Ray. Sony and Panasonic announced today that they have co-developed a new high definition DVD format created specifically for camcorders. The new format, dubbed AVCHD, captures video onto 8cm DVDs using the...

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Sony Pictures announced pricing for its Blu-ray movie titles today, becoming the first major studio to do so. In addition, it announced plans to bundle multiple formats in a low-cost package, beginning with DVD/UMD...

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Blu-Ray format specs finalized

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Recently, the Blu-ray Disc Association announced that the format specification for its new standard has been completed, and it is now ready to begin licensing. Both the Blu-ray Disc single and dual layerspecifications have been...

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Retailers Upset Over Format Wars

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Major US retailers such as Best Buy, Circuit City, and CompUSA are fuming over the ongoing battle between HD DVD and Blu-Ray, calling the consumer-bewildering battle "nightmarishly unfriendly" and "stupid." While consumers grow increasingly...

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Japans Sony Corp. and Toshiba Corp. are close to finalizing a plan to develop a common standard for next-generation DVDs to resolve a three-year-long battle over formats that threatened the industrys growth, a Japanese newspaper...

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Adobe Systems Inc. plans to introduce a new format for digital photos on Monday in an attempt to create an industry public standard to make the archiving and editing process compatible across all types of...

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The Inquirer is reporting that mobile manufacturer Nokia could be planning an imminent implementation of SD technology across its mobile phone range. Secure Digital (SD) technology is a data storage technology, allowing easy storage and...

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DVD format war looms

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The DVD stands out as one of the most rapidly adopted consumer technologies ever, but in the electronics industry its akin to an aging king in Shakespearean drama -- rivals are lurking, knives drawn. ...

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Weve covered this before; readers should note specifically this is related to the AAC format. "With 50 million songs sold as of mid-March, 2004, Apples iTunes Music Store (iTMS) owns more than half...

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Adobe Systems" portable document format, long a de facto Internet standard, is under fire from competitors looking to muscle in on the electronic document market. Autodesk, the leading maker of drafting software...

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Questions about the splintering of the popular .zip file compression format may soon be resolved by the U.S. Patent Office. Two months into a was standards battle between WinZip Computing and PKWare over the way...

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Gigger, a new JavaScript-based virus, has escaped into the wild. It attempts to delete files from a computer and format users disk drive on restart and antivirus vendors are characterising it as high-risk. ...

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The two groups striving to make their respective formats the standard for rewritable DVDs used this weeks Consumer Electronics Show as an opportunity to demonstrate their progress. At separate, simultaneous events at...

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