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2013 International CES Preview

With just weeks to go until the 2013 International CES kicks off, manufacturers are already starting to leak details about what hot new products will be at the show. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the bigger stories we will be following: Samsung to Present “Complete Brand Makeover” South Korea’s pre-eminent electronics manufacturer has […]

Primera Introduces Bravo 4051 50-Disc Publisher

In November of 2011, we wrote that Primera Technology was working on a new disc publisher that would be available this year. The machine would feature the same high-speed printer found in the Bravo 4100 series but with a smaller disc capacity. This new machine is the long-awaited replacement to Primera’s retired Bravo II CD/DVD […]

ASUS Blu-ray XL Burner Delivers Form and Function

Today, Blu-ray XL discs are on the cutting edge of optical media technology. We’ve written about Blu-ray XL products from Pioneer, Imation, Sharp, Verbatim, Panasonic, and other companies. However, nothing compares to the new slim Blu-ray XL burner from ASUS. The SBW-06C2X-U drive is the latest and greatest external burner from the Taiwan-based manufacturer. Like […]

Plextor’s PlexEasy Offers PC-Free Burning of CDs, DVDs

When I think of gadgets, I think of devices that are compact, solve a problem, and are stylish or cool looking. If that is the case, then Plextor’s PlexEasy is one sweet gadget. First seen at CES 2012 last month, the PlexEasy is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2012. What is it […]

Redbox Acquires Blockbuster Express DVD Rental Kiosks

Like the film camera, the typewriter, and the telephone booth, the video rental store has become a modern-day relic. Last year, Blockbuster Video filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a highly publicized event. The company’s remaining stores in the US were closed down and their assets were sold to Dish Network at auction. However, the […]