Stories by Melissa Perenson

Hands on with Google's Nexus 7 Tablet

Google's Nexus 7 tablet is on display here at Google I/O, and I spent some time handling the device to see how it compares with its Android competition. And the truth is, my first impression is that it seems to get a lot right, but it's not a complet...

New QNAP storage servers boost speed

We're used to seeing a processor as an integral part of the specs for a PC, but not so for network-attached storage (NAS). And yet that's how manufacturers, including QNAP, are boosting the performance of NAS devices. The company today introduced sev...

Western Digital launches 2TB hard disk drive

Interesting times among hard disk manufacturers. Western Digital continues to solidify its role as a leader in the drive industry. Though the company is not normally known for being at the forefront of capacity jumps, today it became the first manufa...

LG adds to connected Blu-ray player lineup

At the Consumer Electronics Show Wednesday, LG introduced two Blu-ray players that offer access to on-demand streaming content from Netflix, CinemaNow, and YouTube. LG also took the wraps off three new Blu-ray Disc Home Theater Systems.

CES - Microvision projector will fit in shirt pocket

The concept of ultraportable, pocket projectors isn't new: Mitsubishi and Samsung both have models they refer to as "pocket" size. By comparison with Microvision's new prototype projector, those models are boulder-sized rocks.

CES - Why movies sold on disc still matter

Over the course of the past couple of years, as the Blu-ray Disc vs. HD DVD smack down continued, I've often seen postulating in the press and among the public that neither disc format is going to matter in the future.

Sony, Panasonic Blu-ray disc player announcements

Sony initially targeted July for shipping its Blu-ray Disc player, the US$999 BD-SP1. That date shifted by a few weeks into August, reportedly to coincide with the company's launch of its 1080p. Now, Sony's site is reporting a ship date "on or about ...

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