CES 2015: Panasonic Demos First 4K Blu-ray Player

At the International CES show in Las Vegas, Panasonic demonstrated the World’s First 4K Blu-ray disc player. This is a pre-production model and is not yet available on the consumer market. This prototype integrates video processing and optical disc drive technologies that Panasonic has refined over many years, making it capable of reproducing 4K (3,840 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Blu-ray Disc Association Investigates 4K Blu-ray Discs

At last year’s CES show, there was a lot of buzz about 3D televisions and Ultrabooks. This year the hot ticket was UltraHD television. Formerly known as 4K TVs, these sets have a resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels – twice that of the 1080p standard. UltraHD TVs also offer larger screen sizes – everything […]