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The format war. Over the last few decades it has played out across various forms of tech -- AC vs. DC, VHS vs. Beta -- usually with fierce battle lines drawn and millions, or even billions, of dollars at stake. Recently, none has burned so brightly as the battle of HD DVD vs. Blu-ray (read our blo...

June 7th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Wow. Those rockstars at the USB 3.0 promoter group haven't taken the threat of Thunderbolt lying down. They've been working long into the night (we imagine) screaming "More Power!" and "Liiiiive, damn you, liiiive!". In a press release, the group announces a new power delivery specification which...

August 11th 2011 at 1:28am 0 Comments
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Know Your Rights is Engadget's technology law series, written by our own totally punk ex-copyright attorney Nilay Patel. In it we'll try to answer some fundamental tech-law questions to help you stay out of trouble in this brave new world. This isn't legal advice or analysis, so don't get all donked...

May 4th 2010 at 4:33pm 0 Comments
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We're sure there's a few people out there still waving the Red flag, unfortunately for them a planned last hurrah for HD DVD won't go off, as the release of Deadlands 2: Trapped on the format has been cancelled. Director Gary Ugarek had attempted a limited edition pressing of the flick to raise dorm...

February 24th 2010 at 10:14pm 0 Comments
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We've given HD DVD's bastard child China Blue HD its due for a good start in its native land, but now that U.K. Importer GBAX has made a few units available it's time for English language buyers to at least consider this Blu-ray alternative. Of course, with a £259.99 ($413.22 U.S.) pricetag f...

October 13th 2009 at 9:24pm 0 Comments
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We've given HD DVD's bastard child China Blue HD its due for a good start in its native land, but now that U.K. Importer GBAX has made a few units available it's time for English language buyers to at least consider this Blu-ray alternative. Of course, with a £259.99 ($413.22 U.S.) pricetag f...

October 13th 2009 at 9:24pm 0 Comments
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It momentarily slipped under our US-centric noses, but another log was thrown on the Chinese high definition format war recently when Universal Studios and National Geographic joined Warner in supporting China Blue HD. Format War Central also reports 8 new manufacturers have signed up to join the C...

October 1st 2009 at 3:40am 0 Comments