The original DVD took the world by storm back in 1997. It’s revolutionary design far surpassed that of the CD and made large scale storage of audio/video a reality for the realm of digital disc storage. Few could have foreseen the impact that the 2006 Blu Ray Disc revolution would have on the market. The […]
The digital video recorder, more popularly known as the DVR, has been around for quite some time now. When DVRs hit the market, they gave users the freedom to record video without having to be bound by physical media such as VCRs (remember those?). However, they also carry several constraints which can be rather difficult […]
Computers and other technology originally began with single-core processors; in the early 2000s, Intel, AMD and several other manufacturers altered the history of computing forever by pushing multi core processors on the market. Nowadays, this technology is incredibly widespread and ubiquitous throughout the various tech markets. Owners of smartphone’s, modern-day TV’s and PC’s more than […]
In today’s How to Guide, we take a look at the professional manufacturing processes involved in making Blu-ray discs and Blu-ray players. In other words: How to make Blu-ray players and discs. These days, making a Blu-ray player/media PC at home isn’t all that difficult, especially if you have previous knowledge of assembling homemade PC’s. […]
Nokia’s Recent Investment in the Smart Car Field Nokia, perhaps Finland’s best known brand, may be popular the world over for its cell phones. However, all that is about to change. The Finnish company recently sold its mobile phone operations to the IT giant Microsoft and is looking to invest $100 million from the sale […]
Extra, extra, read all about it: in mid-April, the Sony Corporation announced it would broadcast the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in the latest technology to revolutionize television in a long time. The electronics giant teamed up with FIFA to produce a promotional film for the global sporting event that used ultra-high-definition technologies, otherwise known […]
The California License Plate Readers Controversy It has recently come to the attention of several lawmakers in California that more than a mere few law enforcement agencies (as well as some corporations) are scanning the license plates of the state’s motorists with license plate readers. This technology, which typically means having a camera attached to […]
According to VentureBeat and several other major media outlets, cold storage is certainly gaining momentum. But how does one define it? Rather simply put, it’s a method operation of a data backup system, used specifically for inactive data, where the trade-off is made between storage capacities and response times for retrieving data.
Part 2 of the retrospective piece furthers the discussion started by the original article, “Blu Ray Wins” by further examining the how and why the blu ray format beat out its competition. Furthermore, this article examines what could have been had HD DVD emerged as the victor.