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Sony’s Blue-Violet Laser Will Bring 20x More Capacity Than Blu-ray

Sony’s Blue-Violet Laser Will Bring 20x More Capacity Than Blu-ray

You didn't think Blu-ray would get left behind in the transition to new, upgraded things, did you? No? Good. Because Sony's already hard at work on the next laser that's going to make the future of Blu-ray (or maybe Violet-ray). Working in conjunction with the Tohoku University, the blue-violet laser is designed to fire ultra-fast bursts of remarkably thin light.

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Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7022 Review

Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7022 Review

Desktop replacement notebooks may pull together the computing experience with more of a nod to portability than the average PC tower, but there's also a price sacrifice to be made if you want the same crunching abilities. Into this hotly contested field steps Toshiba with the Satellite L675D-S7022, a 17.3-inch notebook that sneaks in at under the $800 mark. Is this the budget desktop replacement to beat? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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LG W63D display, CF3D projector & R590 laptop all pack 3D support

LG W63D display, CF3D projector & R590 laptop all pack 3D support

It's obviously 3D day today, because no sooner do ASUS push out a 3D-capable LCD display but LG get into the game with a trio of 3D toting hardware.  Like ASUS they've a monitor, the Full HD LG W63D, but then there's also the Full HD projector which we saw back in January, the LG CF3D, and a notebook, the LG R590.

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Sony flagship ES Receivers and Blu-ray player debut

Sony flagship ES Receivers and Blu-ray player debut

Sony has revealed its latest range of A/V receivers and Blu-ray players, with the new models having a custom integration focus.  The Sony STR-DA3600ES, STR-DA4600ES and STR-DA5600ES all support multi-room playback, with 7.1-channels, HDMI 1.4a inputs/outputs and 3D support, while the STR-DN2010 is set up for a single room.  Meanwhile there's also the Sony BDP-S1700ES, a Full HD 1080p Blu-ray player with 3D support, integrated WiFi b/g/n and upscaling.

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Steve Jobs: Blu-ray will be beaten by internet downloads

Steve Jobs: Blu-ray will be beaten by internet downloads

While the new Mac mini may have brought the HDMI output many were clamouring for, its position as the HTPC of choice was slightly undermined by the continued absence of a Blu-ray drive.  According to the latest email exchange with Steve Jobs, we shouldn't hold our breath for any Blu-ray on an Apple machine; a MacRumors reader asked the CEO about the optical drive's absence, only to be told by Jobs that "Bluray is looking more and more like one of the high end audio formats that appeared as the successor to the CD - like it will be beaten by Internet downloadable formats."

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Gateway NV59C Notebook Review

Gateway NV59C Notebook Review

As notebook markets go, the 15.6-inch segment is probably the most hotly contested; manufacturers are forced to look to gaming, multimedia or battery longevity in order to differentiate their wares. Gateway's NV59C09u picks HD video as its forte, squeezing in a Blu-ray drive as standard together with easy connectivity for your HDTV. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Blu-ray 100GB & 128GB BDXL Specification Finalized

Blu-ray 100GB & 128GB BDXL Specification Finalized

The Blu-ray Disc Association seems to be keeping right on track with those original projections we mentioned back in April. The BDXL specification was originally designed with medical imaging and broadcast elements in mind, specifically, but we imagine that with all of the extra space the BDA is shoving into these discs, plenty of other outlets are going to jump all over it.

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Acer Aspire AS8943G Series packs Core i7, Blu-ray, Full HD and Dolby Home Theatre

Acer Aspire AS8943G Series packs Core i7, Blu-ray, Full HD and Dolby Home Theatre

Acer has unveiled its latest multimedia behemoth, the Acer Aspire AS8943G Series, a range of 18.4-inch Full HD aluminum-clad monsters each packing Intel Core i7 quadcore CPUs and Dolby Home Theatre support.  There's also ATI Mobility Radeon HD5850 1GB graphics and a nifty trackpad that doubles - thanks to some backlit icons - as a media controller.

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Acer Aspire AS5745 and AS7745 media notebooks debut, bring Aspire value line along too

Acer Aspire AS5745 and AS7745 media notebooks debut, bring Aspire value line along too

Acer has announced two new sets of mainstream notebooks, with the Acer Aspire AS5745 and AS7745 offering up to Core i7 CPUs, discrete graphics and optional multitouch displays, while the new regular Aspire notebooks kick off from $429.99 and have a choice of Intel or AMD chips and integrated or discrete graphics.  The AS5745 has a 15.6-inch display, Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU, while the AS7745 gets a 17.3-inch display, Core i7 CPU and ATI Radeon HD 5650 GPU, Blu-ray and room for a second HDD.

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Samsung SH-B123 Blu-ray drive offers 12x read performance

Samsung SH-B123 Blu-ray drive offers 12x read performance

Samsung has been whipping out several new pieces of hardware today and the final new offering is the SH-B123 Blu-ray combo drive. The drive can read BD-ROM and burn to CDs and DVDs. The new Blu-ray drive is designed to be used inside a desktop PC.

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Sony BDV-HZ970W Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System Available in July

Sony BDV-HZ970W Blu-ray 3D Home Theater System Available in July

It just won't stop, will it? Part of that same press release we just mentioned, Sony's also making sure that your 3D HDTVs have the best 3D home theater systems on the market. At least, that's their goal. And, we imagine that if you plug it all into one another (don't break anything), you might just get a 3D experience that makes your comfortable couch way more appealing than the stuffy movie theater with all those strangers. Here's 3 (kind of) new options for you to choose from, all promoting plenty of features to make any 3D enthusiast drool at the mouth.

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Gateway One ZX6900-01e Review

Gateway One ZX6900-01e Review

As people grow more used to reaching out and stabbing at displays with their fingers, the all-in-one touchscreen PC market keeps expanding. Gateway could almost be considered stalwarts of the segment; their latest model is the Gateway One ZX6900-01e, a 23-inch Full HD desktop packing Intel's latest Core i3 processor. But is it a touch of genius? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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