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Google DVD screensaver to see the bouncing logo

Google DVD screensaver to see the bouncing logo

There's a new Easter Egg in Google search right now, if you care to take a peek. This is different from the website that focuses on the Bouncing DVD Logo, but not entirely different from what you'd expect from such a logo. Pam claims she saw it one day when she was alone in the conference room... Okay.

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Prince has a new album: Here’s how and when

Prince has a new album: Here’s how and when

A Prince album was recorded in the year 2010 then "mysteriously archived by Prince." Today, the Prince estate announced that they'll be releasing this album in its entirety in July of 2021. This album is called Prince: Welcome 2 America. A sort of preview track from the album was made available here in early April of 2021.

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Babylon 5 Remastered now available to stream on HBO Max

Babylon 5 Remastered now available to stream on HBO Max

Babylon 5, the '90s science fiction show that never quite exceeded its more popular Star Trek competitor, is now available in fully remastered form on WarnerMedia's HBO Max platform. You have a couple of different options to watch the remastered version, with it being available on Amazon and iTunes in addition to HBO Max.

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Samsung Blu-ray Player boot loop caused by a single XML file

Samsung Blu-ray Player boot loop caused by a single XML file

It has almost been a month since Samsung Blu-ray DVD players and entertainment systems all over the world suddenly started randomly crashing and rebooting over and over again. Although Samsung's response did come swiftly, it was a solution few probably wanted to hear. They basically needed to send in their device for Samsung to service and fix. No other solution was possible as it needed low-level hardware access that few people will even know how to do. All of these thanks to a single file that is designed to respect users' privacy.

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Samsung Blu-ray DVD players have suddenly stopped working

Samsung Blu-ray DVD players have suddenly stopped working

Entertainment has become one of the biggest tools for keeping sane during these trying times but while many companies are aggressively pushing their streaming services, others still prefer owning the media they buy in physical form. That mostly means DVDs and Blu-ray discs which, of course, require appropriate devices to play them. But what if those devices all suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason? That's the rather eerie and frustrating situation that owners of Samsung Blu-ray players are now experiencing around the world with no answer or solution yet in sight.

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Samsung’s Blu-ray days are over

Samsung’s Blu-ray days are over

Samsung is bowing out of Blu-ray in the US, with the electronics behemoth confirming that it will no longer be offering the disc-based media players. The company's last new Blu-ray players were released in 2017, with 4K Ultra HD support as well as apps for streaming services.

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Deadpool Blu-ray DVD Digital Super Duper Cut Review

Deadpool Blu-ray DVD Digital Super Duper Cut Review

Take a quick peek at this newest last-ditch effort to get you to spend money on Deadpool 2. It's a plastic box with four different fancy disks inside it. One each for each of the most important characters other than Domino inside it. Because Domino was lucky enough to avoid getting her face plastered on a disk some poor goofball went out and bought from 20th Century Fox - lucky her!

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Amazon locks Star Wars, Marvel DVDs and Blu-rays behind Prime paywall

Amazon locks Star Wars, Marvel DVDs and Blu-rays behind Prime paywall

Amazon has mildly annoyed some consumers by locking Star Wars and Marvel physical movie discs behind a Prime paywall. Anyone who tries to order DVDs and Blu-ray discs from either franchise via the online retailer must subscribe to Prime, otherwise the purchase is unavailable. The good news is that Amazon is only one of many online retailers and you don't need it to get any of these movies.

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There’s a Star Wars: The Last Jedi music-only version out now, too

There’s a Star Wars: The Last Jedi music-only version out now, too

On the 13th of March, 2018, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released in its digital form with one pretty strange feature. Included with the purchase of the digital format was a music score-only version of the film, completely devoid of effects sounds or dialogue of any sort. This version required only one extra action after the film was purchased.

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Apple Disk II floppy drive is a Blu-ray/DVD drive in disguise

Apple Disk II floppy drive is a Blu-ray/DVD drive in disguise

While retro has always been a thing, nostalgia can only take you so far down memory lane before you have to backtrack to present day reality. Not unless you’re able to take something old and something new and put them in one glorious and totally working nod to the past. That’s exactly RetroConnector on Etsy is doing for used and pre-loved Apple Disk II boxes. But don’t bother trying to push in one of those flexible 5 1/4-inch floppies. This one only accepts CDs and DVDs.

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Batman: The Animated Series arrives on Blu-ray next year

Batman: The Animated Series arrives on Blu-ray next year

Batman fans will be able to buy Batman: The Animated Series on Blu-ray starting next year. The disc set will be released by Warner Bros some time late in 2018, though a specific release date hasn't yet been provided. The series, which first aired during the 1990s, will be remastered for the upcoming box set, giving fans a way to watch it in high-definition on modern televisions.

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South Park’s early seasons are finally arriving on Blu-ray

South Park’s early seasons are finally arriving on Blu-ray

If you're a massive South Park fan, you may be excited at the chance to get some of the earliest seasons on Blu-ray. This will mark the first time these seasons have been made available on Blu-ray, though the release will be staggered following up through the holiday shopping season. Rather than arriving in one giant boxset, the seasons will each be available to buy individually on a pair of discs.

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