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Sony and Panasonic Create New 300GB Archival Disc Format

Have you ever wondered how Facebook stores photos for hundreds of millions of users? Or how Google can afford to give everyone 15GB of free cloud-based storage? The Growth of Big Data As we adopt more cloud-based services like Twitter, Tumblr, SnapChat, Instagram, and others, the amount of data these companies need to keep on […]

Blu-ray Disc Association Says 4K Spec Coming Later this Year

In a previous post called Blu-ray Disc Association Investigates 4K Discs, I argued in favor of Blu-ray becoming the format of choice for 4K or UltraHD content. Now, a recent news story confirms what we’ve been waiting for all this time: the Blu-ray Disc Association IS working on a specification for 4K Blu-ray discs, and […]

CES 2014: OWC Brings Storage Accessories for Mac Users

The folks at Other World Computing know first hand the challenges of finding third-party hardware for Apple computers. That’s why they have been coming up with Mac-focused drives and storage solutions since 1988. I caught up with OWC at the 2014 International CES show to see what was new and exciting. As it turns out, […]

CES 2014: Pioneer Shows Off Latest Blu-ray Drives

At the 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas, I was on the hunt for some exciting data storage products and innovations. At the Pioneer booth, I was wowed by the variety of Blu-ray drives on display! Pioneer is a founding member of the Blu-ray Disc Association and has backed the format since its inception […]

CES 2014: Panasonic Announces New Blu-ray Players

We saw a lot of exciting new technologies at the International CES show in Las Vegas earlier this month. One of the ones that caught my eye was a new line of Blu-ray disc players from Panasonic. For 2014, the company is planning to launch a line of three Blu-ray players. I’m going to take […]