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20th Century Fox Aims to Bring Digital Copies of Blu-ray Titles to Android

20th Century Fox Aims to Bring Digital Copies of Blu-ray Titles to Android

Watching movies on-the-go for Android has been lacking compared to some of the competition. While Android has options such as Netflix that is getting updated often and Hulu, not all devices are supported and you still can't save movies to watch later. In comparison iOS users can download digital copies right from iTunes with ease across multiple devices.

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Sharp’s laser-growing molecule manipulator gets video demo

Sharp’s laser-growing molecule manipulator gets video demo

It may look like some monstrous espresso machine, stripped of its shiny Italian casing, but the Sharp MBE (Molecular Beam Epitaxy) actually spits out Blu-ray lasers and other carefully grown components. Lurking at Sharp's Oxford, UK, research lab, Humans Invent reports, the MBE can carefully manipulate tiny clusters of atoms around in almost perfect vacuum, exploring new ways to craft next-gen electronics.

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Onkyo BD-SP809 Blu-ray flagship adds on-demand streaming, more

Onkyo BD-SP809 Blu-ray flagship adds on-demand streaming, more

Onkyo knows you love a flagship, and so it's packed more than the average abilities into its new top-tier Blu-ray player, the BD-SP809. As well as playing Blu-ray - including 3D titles - DVD and CD discs, the BD-SP809 will play DivX HD, MP3 and WMA files from USB drives or, indeed, stream photo, audio and video content over a network thanks to DLNA 1.5 compliance.

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Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D: glasses-free 3D Core i7 laptop

Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D: glasses-free 3D Core i7 laptop

Toshiba has outed its latest 3D laptop, the Qosmio F750 3D, the first to offer glasses-free 3D. Pairing a lenticular display - which splits the image between the left and right eyes - with a 15.6-inch Full HD LCD panel and clever eye-tracking technology to preserve the 3D effect even as you move your head around, the Toshiba Qosmio F750 3D has a 2.0GHz Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics, 6GB of DDR3 memory and a Blu-ray XL recordable drive.

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Why I Can Live Without Blu-ray

Why I Can Live Without Blu-ray

There was a time in my life, not too long ago, that I thought I couldn’t live without the Blu-ray player sitting in my living room. I reasoned that since I’m such a big film and television buff, not having Blu-ray available to me would be a major issue.

But over the weekend, I had an epiphany.

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Blu-ray is a Must-Have Feature in Next-Gen Consoles

Blu-ray is a Must-Have Feature in Next-Gen Consoles

Nintendo made a surprising announcement recently that neither DVD nor Blu-ray will be making its way to the company’s upcoming Wii U console.

As expected, fans on both sides of the debate jumped on the story. Some said that Nintendo’s decision to nix Blu-ray in the Wii U proved that the company just didn’t know what it was doing in the gaming space any longer. Those who came out in defense of Nintendo said it makes perfect sense, since streaming is the future, and the console will likely support Netflix and other similar services.

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Wii U lacks ability to play DVDs or Blu-ray flicks

Wii U lacks ability to play DVDs or Blu-ray flicks

We have talked all about the Wii U since the new console made its debut at E3 and we know just about all there is to know about it at this point. We know that the console will use game discs with a proprietary format what have 25GB of capacity per disc. That is the same capacity that a Blu-ray disc offers. You may have been hoping that the console would at least play DVDs.

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Asus debuts speedy and cool looking BW-12D1S-U external Blu-ray writer

Asus debuts speedy and cool looking BW-12D1S-U external Blu-ray writer

Asus is well known in the geek world with offerings ranging from computers to tablets and video cards among other things. The company also has a line of accessories and external gear that plugs into the USB port on a computer to add functionality. The latest product for the USB port from Asus is the new BW-12D1S-U external Blu-ray writer and player.

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Onkyo Announces Six New Offerings

Onkyo Announces Six New Offerings

Onkyo just announced their new line of products including four home theater in a box kits (HTiB), a new mid-line receiver, and a 3D Blu-Ray player. None of them have any code names or anything, they all are listed only by their model numbers. Cool. The new HTiB's are the HHT-S6400, HT-S7400, HT-S8400, and HT-S9400THX. The receiver is the TX-NR709, and the 3D Blu-Ray player is the BD-SP309.

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Panasonic 100GB triple-layer BD-RE XL cost $120 apiece

Panasonic 100GB triple-layer BD-RE XL cost $120 apiece

Panasonic Japan has announced the world's first triple-layer 100GB rewriteable BD-RE XL discs, a lengthy name for an optical media format with plenty of capacity. Set to hit shelves on April 15, the new discs will store around 12 hours of 17Mbps terrestrial broadcast Full HD, or 8 hours 40 minutes of 24Mbps HD.

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SlashGear 101: What is 3D TV?

SlashGear 101: What is 3D TV?

When it comes to home entertainment, 3D is the buzzword of 2011. Listen to what the manufacturers and retailers are saying, and you'd believe your living room simply isn't up to scratch if it doesn't have a 3D-capable set taking pride of place. SlashGear 101 goes back to basics to figure out exactly what 3D is, how it works in the home, and what considerations you'll need to take into account if you want to join the third-dimension.

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Samsung announces SE-406A slim external Blu-ray combo drive

Samsung announces SE-406A slim external Blu-ray combo drive

Samsung has announced the launch of a new external slim Blu-ray drive that is for the computer market. The new slim drive is called the SE-406A and it supports 3D playback. The drive might be just the thing to add 3D Blu-ray capability to a notebook or netbook that lacks an optical drive.

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