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Toshiba Laptops: Shiny But Deadly?

There’s a word for this story, and that word is “ouch”. A New Zealander is seeking compensation from Toshiba after a spike of metal flew out of his laptop and impaled his hand.


Netflix Spin Off Qwikster Has Foulmouthed Pothead Twitter Problem

Over in the US, Netflix has spun off its non-streaming DVD business in the form of Qwikster. Problem is, it wasn’t the first to come up with the name: That distinction goes to a Mr. Jason Castillo, a man with an affinity for full-frontal cursing and weed.


LASER's Budget Blu-Ray Player Has A Feature Surprise

Laser’s $99 Blu-Ray player certainly fits the company’s general theme of offering tech products that might not be the shiniest or, indeed in this case the most fingerprint resistant, but in showing it off last week, company representatives did make one interesting claim for it — it offers region free capability for Blu-Ray playback.


Would You Feel Safe In A Taxi With This Much Tech?

GPS units may cause accidents through distraction but at least one Sydney taxi driver clearly believes that there’s no such thing as too much technology in-car. By our count there’s at least ten devices surrounding the driver. Is that even legal?


Zediva Lets You Stream New DVD Releases Cheap And Instantly

Zediva is a streaming service that lets you watch new movie releases online. For $US2, the company sets aside the new DVD you’d like to see, along with a DVD player, reserved just for you. Your remote control? Your computer, tablet or Google TV. It’s a cunning workaround to let you stream these new releases since technically, the physical DVD goes “out of circulation” for the time that you’ve borrowed it.


Aussie Film The Tunnel Set To Revolutionise Film Distribution On May 19

Digital piracy is a war with many sides, with each party standing firmly on their own side of a thick line in the sand. But a group of young Aussie filmmakers are hoping to blur those lines with the impending release of their upcoming horror film The Tunnel, which will launch simultaneously on DVD and on Bittorrent trackers around the world on May 19.


The Beautiful Process Of Making DVDs

I didn’t think that the process of making DVDs could be pretty, but this collection of photos proved me wrong. Take a look.


Streaming Movies Costs Netflix 10 Times Less Than Mailing Them

Netflix loves that so many of us have turned to the convenience of streaming. It costs Netflix 3 cents to stream a standard definition movie, and 5 cents for HD; that’s why they’d rather stream than mail you a disc.


Bush Joins The LED LCD Price War

We’re quickly becoming spoilt for choice when it comes to LCD TVs with LED backlighting for under 500 bucks. Bush is the latest company to throw some models out onto the market, with a 19-inch, a 22-inch and two 24-inch models hitting shelves.