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The CD, and physical media as a whole, is a dying idea, right? Not if Samsung has anything to say about it. While rumour abounds that Microsoft is going to abandon discs for its next Xbox, Sammie’s trying to make sure they live on, even going so far as to bring playback to your Android tablet with this: the world’s thinnest optical drive. Read more

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The Wii U will use proprietary discs packing 25GB of data, almost exactly the same size as Blu-ray discs, but don’t expect it to play them or DVDs for that matter. Just like the Wii before it, the Wii U is shunning both formats entirely.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata explained the decision at a meeting of investors and analysts. He’s unapologetic about the ommission because, hell, you’ve already got a DVD player already haven’t you? Read on for his exact words…

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LOVEFiLM strikes MGM deal

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Movie subscriptions service LOVEFiLM has struck a deal with Hollywood studio MGM that will give access to the studio’s library of classic titles. Over 250 flicks will be available immediately with more to come.

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flipper-01Universal Studios is hoping to tempt over Blu-ray refuseniks with its new dual spec discs. The Flipper format features a high def Blu-ray disc on one side and a regular DVD version on the other for the best of both worlds.

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The PS4 and Xbox 720 may not have had any kind of official nod yet, but you can be sure that Sony and Microsoft are already hard at work on them, and with that in mind, speculation is already running rife over what might be inside them and what kind of power they’ll provide.

New technology, dubbed Holographic Optical Media has been kicking up a fuss lately, offering 100 times the storage of a DVD, but at very low cost. Will it be inside the next generation of games consoles? Read on to find out why it could be.

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Sony and its movie studio Sony Pictures have clearly been rooting for Blu-ray to match and eventually surpass DVD as a major earner, but chairman and CEO Michael Lynton has suggested that that now looks increasingly unlikely.

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The Apple keynote has been and gone, and while the rumoured Mac Tablet/iPod Touch Pro never materialised, iLuv has come up with the next best thing: a nine inch portable media player that you can plug one into inside, the i1166.

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Woke up on Christmas morning to find Santa had delivered just what you asked for? Lucky you! But what are you doing with it now?

Whether you’ve snagged a new satnav, pocketed a new mobile or got a smart new console under your telly, we’ve got the ultimate ways to get the best out of your awesome presents.

Take them out for a spin, after all, there’s no work, and nothing else to do until New Years’ Eve!

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