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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 […]

Disc Drive Issues Affecting Small Number of Xbox One Consoles

According to the popular gaming news site Kotaku, about 150 XBox One users have reported problems with their new game consoles’ disc drives. The drives are scratching games and making a gut-wrenching grinding noise upon inserting a disc. Like the PlayStation 4, the XBox One also sold over 1 million units on its first day. […]

PlayStation 4 Sees Strong Sales in Spite of Defect Claims

Customers who pre-ordered the Playstation 4 launch bundle began receiving their shiny new game consoles in the mail last week. But for hundreds of customers, their excitement quickly turned to rage upon finding out that the consoles were dead on arrival. Over 800 customers have left 1-star reviews for the PS4 Launch Bundle on Amazon.com, […]

Sony PlayStation 4 Requires One-Time Activation to Watch DVD, Blu-ray Movies

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding the PlayStation 4, the first all-new game console from Sony since the PlayStation 3 came out seven years ago. If you are one of the millions of gamers with the PS4 at the top of your list, I’ve got good news for you: Christmas is comin’ early […]