Sony is promising a better-quality CD experience without having to upgrade your CD player, but we're not convinced it's anything but marketing nonsense
Just what we needed: a supposedly improved CD specification. Sony Music Entertainment has launched Blu-spec in Japan and is selling Blu-spec CDs for a few of its well-known artists.
The first Blu-ray burner to hit the market, the Pioneer BDR-101A gives you 25GB of storage on a single disc and its actual write speeds nearly match its rated 2X spec. Still, it's a first-generation drive that's too expensive for anyone but professionals and enthusiasts working with HD video.
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The Philips HTL5120's distinctive design, low price, and immersive sound make it a tempting budget sound bar pick, although its sound quality isn't a good match for purists.
The 2014 Honda Odyssey is a comfortable and family-friendly minivan with a solid feature-set, but its odd interface makes cabin electronics difficult to use.
The smooth and quiet Buick Enclave Premium is well equipped with new tech and safety features, but doesn't feel as luxurious as its price tag indicates.
Marantz has introduced four new Blu-ray players, ranging from the $6,000 UD9004 to the $550 BD5004.
Sony has a history of great creations, but it's peppered with some of the most pointless pieces of technology ever devised. And worse, released for sale. Here's the worst of the bunch
In this week's CNET Australia podcast, we talked about the reasons (or not) to upgrade one's phone. I was singled out for hanging onto my carbon-dateable iPhone 3GS, for longer than a child clings to their favourite plush toy.
Will we wait three years for the next-gen Xbox to drop or will Microsoft chuck us an Xbox Lite tidbit? Here's our rumour mill round-up.