The thing about the American civil court system is you can almost never stop looking over your shoulder, even when you thought you won. Things get appealed and what was a favorable ruling can become your worst nightmare five years later.
Redbox went from duking it out with Warner in 2012 over aproposed 56-day delayfor rentals to cutting a deal for ashorter 28-day delayand implementing UltraViolet support in Redbox Intant, and now the relationship is getting even cozier. Parent company Outerwall announced its earnings today and that Mark Horak, president of the Americas for Warner Bros.
Netflix may have flinched at the prospect ofmaintaining its disc-by-mail service, but GameFly seems to be embracing it. On April 4th, the company will begin shipping DVD and Blu-ray discs to customers with a 2-game (or higher) GameFly subscription. The program is a test,GameflyCEO Dave Hodess toldVentureBeat, launched in the wake of subscriber pleas for film rentals.
Only years after the first MacBook Air shipped without an optical drive, there’s now only one computer in Apple’s entire lineup that comes with one built-in, and there are rumors that the classic 13” MacBook Pro is going to be cut sooner rather than later.
Well, that didn't last long. A couple of weeks after Amazonstopped taking pre-ordersfor Warner Bros. Blu-ray and DVD movies to extract a better pricing arrangement, theWall Street Journalis reporting that the two sides havereached a truce. Swing by Amazon and you'll once again find pre-orders for disc-based versions ofThe Lego Movie,Transcendenceand other upcoming releases.
After years serving only movie rentals, Sky is to finally let Sky Store customers download and keep films in its catalog. Following an earlier expansion that saw itopen the marketplace to everyone in the UK, the media giant today confirmed the launch of its "Buy & Keep" streaming service, complete with a physical twist.
At the request of users, GameFly , the video game rental service, is going toe-to-toe with Netflix , taking the wraps off its new movie rental service. GameFly subscribers were introduced to the service today, and can now nab Blu-ray and DVD movie disc rentals in the same way customers rented from Netflix in its earlier days.
Facebook has a massive data center that deals with all the data that users of the social network upload on a daily basis. The data centers that Facebook uses are packed with the latest technology for storage and performance. It's a bit surprising to learn that Facebook is also using some low-tech storage methods, namely Blu-ray discs.
After aninstantly successful $5.7 million Kickstarter campaigntheVeronica Marsmovie has finally arrivedin theaters and at home, but that doesn't mean all is well. Digital copies of the movie for backers were distributed using codes for Flixster, Warner Bros.'Ultraviolet-connected movie site/service.
Dolby'sAtmos technology, which bombards you with sound from all directions, was undoubtedly built with movie theaters in mind; few have the money or space for that many speakers. However, the company has at lastdevised a wayto bring Atmos to your living room.
With Blu-ray sales losing steam, Apple's decision to avoid the format altogether seems smarter than ever.
Just last week, Sony warned shareholders that revenue from the company's 2013 fiscal year would be much lower than previously anticipated. This was, of course, in large part due to Sony's decision to exit the PC business .
Paul Reubens himself has been summoned from the depths of infamy to supervise the restoration of the original Pee-Wee’s Playhouse series frame by frame. The very first Blue-ray release of the series will be the result, this masterpiece of campy excellence set for release across the United States starting on October 21st, 2014.
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Aiming to offer a long-term storage option in disc form, Sony and Panasonic have announced the new Archival Disc format that will store between 300GB and 1TB per disc. The companies are bigging up the non-HDD form factor for its hardiness to temperature and humidity.
One thing that has been common to all platforms for the incredibly popular game Minecraft is that you had to download the game to play it. Minecraft hasn’t been offered on a physical retail disc of any sort so far. However, that is set to change next month for PS3 gamers.
Net neutrality is still on the table for discussion this week and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler even wants tohearyouropinionon the situation. Ben and Richard share their two cents on the issue and continue to cover all thecozying upbetween companies includingISPs and content providers.
It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 8:30PM. The latest trials and tribulations of the FCC's attempt to regulate the internet, in what we have come to call net neutrality, is the first order of business on tonights HD podcast.
A California man named Steven Spriggs has been fighting a ticket he was issued for looking at a map app on his smartphone while stuck in traffic. The ticket imposed a $165 fine on the man. Spriggs felt that he wasn't violating the state law that bans talking on a mobile phone while driving.
If you can't make it camping this year, perhaps Sir David Attenborough'supcoming wildlife TV projectin VR will suffice. And for immersion in something with fewer dimensional dynamics, maybe Sony'slineup of 4K TVswill fit the bill. Yes, it's been a relatively slow week for HD, but Richard and Ben need a breather sinceChromecast,Aereoand so many others keep dropping news bombs on a regular basis.