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Underwater Photos Recreate 'Gravity' With Everyday Activities

Gravity is a funny thing. You’re never really free of it — it’s one of those pesky fundamental interactions that pervades the entire universe. There are ways to avoid it, though, for just a few seconds.


I Am Jack's DVD Ripping Robot

This is a neat hack (albeit one that would be legal to build but never run in Australia) and a solution for anyone with a whole pile of DVDs they wanted to rip. Theoretically, of course.


Researchers Find Way To Cram 1000TB Onto A Single DVD

Now that its bigger brother Blu-ray has stolen the spotlight, paltry 4.7GB DVDs have slowly started to fade into obscurity. But could they be poised for a comeback? A trio of Chinese scientists have discovered a breakthrough process that could, at least in theory, allow a DVD to store a whopping 1000TB — or a full petabyte — of data. Suck on that, Blu-ray.


The Old DVD Player Sitting In Your Garage Can Test For HIV

Remember DVD players? You know, those boxes that those oversized Blu-ray discs used to slide into? Well, looks like they won’t be going the way of VHS tapes and cassettes (ask your parents) just yet,because researchers have just figured out a way to turn them into affordable, blood-analysing, cellular-imaging, laser-scanning microscopes capable of completing HIV tests in mere minutes.


UltraViolet In Australia: Everything You Need To Know

The UltraViolet movie download service has been live in the US for almost two years now, and after all that time it’s finally coming to Australia. Here’s what you need to know.


Under The Hood: The Five Best DVD Ripping Tools

If you want to take your movies with you on the road or ditch your physical discs to save space, you’ll need to rip them first. Thankfully, there are plenty of great utilities designed to make the process easy and give you files that are playable on any device you choose. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.


These Outrageous Chinese DVD Movie Copies Are Hilarious

I may have a bad memory, but I don’t remember Matrix Reloaded to be about “white men wanting a stud to breed slaves”. Or Arnold Swarchenegger starring in Star Wars. Or a Tom Cruise movie called Pepe Likes Tacos. But, if you are in China, that’s exactly what happens.


Lunchtime Deal: Movie Sales At JB Hi-Fi, Big W And Target

Looks like a good week to update and expand your movie collection. There are Blu-ray and DVD specials happening at JB Hi-Fi, Big W and Target.


Danger! Your Dick Smith DVD Player May Be About To Catch Fire

Yeah, I know; you’re a modern Giz-reading type, and any media you watch will either be on a Blu-ray disc or stored on your home server. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of portable DVD players out there. And it turns out that four models sold by Dick Smith have potential battery overheating issues, which has prompted the chain to issue a recall.


Will We Finally See A 1TB Optical Disc In 2015?

Compared to a CD’s meagre 700MB storage space and a DVD’s 5GB-ish capacity, a Blu-ray’s 25GB allowance is pretty impressive. But it doesn’t come close to a whole terabyte, and that’s what FujiFilm is planning to pack on an optical disc arriving in 2015.


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