Burning a disc -- literally!
Indian manufacturing giant Moser Baer today announced development of 8x-capable Blu-ray Disc media, which would allow for a 2-hour movie to be recorded in under 15 minutes. This speed corresponds to around 3.3GB a minute, or 55MB a second, assuming a full dual-layer disc. Competing format HD DVD is working on 2x and 4x burning, although both camps are still held back by expensive hardware and media. Now all we need is 8x burner hardware to get started backing up all those Vista CableCARD recordings.

[Thanks, Jagannath]