GE Unveils 500GB Micro-Holographic Discs with Blu-ray Speeds

As one of the largest, most respected, and most innovative companies in the world, General Electric spends a hefty portion of its annual budget on research and development. Earlier this week, GE announced that a team of the company’s researchers have developed a next-generation optical disc format using micro-holographic technology. The as-yet-unnamed disc format was […]

How Long Will Blu-ray Discs Be Around?

When it comes to archiving important files and information, it’s a wise idea to choose a format that will be around well into the future. As we know, there are many media formats which have not survived the test of time. The Betamax tape, the MiniDisc, and the ill-fated HD-DVD format all died out after […]

Blu-ray Problems? Try Updating Your Firmware

Although Blu-ray movies and discs have been on the market since 2006, the Blu-ray disc format is still evolving. With the introduction of new formats like Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray XL (BD-XL), the specifications for Blu-ray discs have been changed. In some cases, older players and recorders may require a firmware update in order to […]

Nintendo Wii U Console Will Not Play DVD or Blu-ray Discs

There has been a lot of buzz in the gaming industry over Nintendo’s next-generation game console, the Wii U. Details about the new console were released by Nintendo earlier this month at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) in Los Angeles, California. Like its predecessor, the Wii U will not support playback of DVD and […]

How to Play Blu-ray Discs on Your Computer

If you have purchased a new desktop or laptop computer within the past year, chances are good that it may include a Blu-ray disc drive. It may surprise you to learn that playing back Blu-ray movies on a computer is a bit more complicated than watching them on a PlayStation 3 or standalone Blu-ray player. […]