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HD DVD Cedes To Blu-Ray

Toshiba announced an end to its HD DVD business, leaving the high-definition DVD market to Sony and its Blu-Ray format.

Wal-Mart To Move To Blu-Ray Only

Wal-Mart said today that it will only sell high definition DVDs in the Blu-ray format joining ranks with several other companies and movie studios.

The retailer is following in the footsteps of Best Buy, Netflix, Warner Bros. Studio, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Co and Lions Gate Entertainment.

Kmart To Only Offer HD DVD Player

Toshiba says that discount retailer Kmart will only sell Toshiba HD DVD players and will not offer Blu-ray players.

Toshiba Pumps Up Capacity of Dual-Format DVD

Today, Memory-Tech Corporation and Toshiba Corporation unveiled a single-sided, three-layer ROM disc for high capacity storage and playback on both DVD and HD DVD formats.

Zune: Really A Toshiba Product

In what comes as no surprise to anyone who looked closely, the much-hyped Microsoft Zune portable media device is pretty much a Toshiba Gigabeat S with added Wifi, a new OS, and different buttons.

Who’s Going Mobile?

With new developments in the mobile market happening almost continuously, I thought it was worthwhile to visit some of the recent highlights.

Google Rings Up Mobile Blogging

Google has been busy paving roads from the PC to the mobile phone. The most recent collaboration came from a partnership with Sony Ericsson to pre-load Google’s Blogger and Web Search features on three new lines of handsets. The companies say they are the first to provide a pre-loaded blog application.

Sony Declares Victory In DVD Wars

The mighty warrior Toshiba continues to wield its katana against overwhelming odds. The allies of Sony continue to gather strength even while Toshiba tries aggressive and risky maneuvers. Sony got in a nasty stab with the announcement of Warner’s support of both formats after having only supported Toshiba’s HD-DVD previously.

Toshiba Blinks On HD DVD Rollout

The big backer of the next generation blue-laser high-definition DVD format may not ship until 2006.

Sony, Toshiba Hold Ground On DVD Formats

Forget about unification, compromise, or concessions; both tech firms refuse to budge on next-generation blue laser DVDs.

Toshiba Unleashes First PMR Drives

Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) has shipped the first hard disk drives (HDDs) based on on perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR).

Toshiba HDD Turns 90 Degrees

Toshiba put their perpendicular hard drive onto the market and they’ve crammed a lot of memory into small 1.8 inch unit, 40 GB worth to be specific.

Toshiba’s New MeP Core Achieves 1GHz Clock Speed

Toshiba announced that it has developed a new high-end processor core based on its “Media embedded Processor” (MeP) architecture.

Toshiba And Clariant Working On 30GB Recordable HD-DVD

In a never-ending battle for a higher notch in the high definition DVD world, Toshiba fired another salvo with their announcement of work towards a recordable 30GB HD-DVD.

Toshiba President Says Let’s Talk About DVDs

The new president and CEO of Toshiba wants to sit back down with Sony and talk about HD-DVD and Blu-ray.

DVD Wars Heat Up: Toshiba Brings Microsoft In For Backup

Toshiba adds a little Microsoft firepower to the high-density DVD war going on with Sony. The two companies announced today they would further their recent collaborations as they both work to develop the future of the HD-DVD format.

Microsoft And Toshiba Team On HD-DVD, PCs

The respective heads of the Redmond-based software firm and the Japanese technology power affirmed their support of HD-DVD.

Toshiba Taps Microsoft For HD-DVD Help

A Monday announcement by the two companies will lead to their joint effort at developing next-generation DVD players.

Sony And Toshiba Prepare For DVD War

The warlord known as Sony rides back to camp. He tells his generals there could be no parley with the lord Toshiba. They cannot decide whose sword will rule. No compromise can be reached. He commanded his generals to ride and muster soldiers from all corners of the land to prepare for the War of the Blue Light.

HD-DVD-R: Toshiba Fingers Its Blade

The mighty warrior Toshiba fingers his katana as sweat drips from his brow. After many minutes of this battle of wills with the warlord known only as Sony, a smile crept onto the face of Toshiba. He had gained something, if only briefly, in this contest of honor.

IBM Busts Open The Cell

The high-profile heart of the forthcoming PlayStation 3 will have key details disclosed in Barcelona today.