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Turn old videotapes into DVDs, no PC required

The Sony VRD-MC6 is a standalone DVD burner that can capture video (and photos!) from just about any source, including camcorders, VCRs, and memory cards.

By February 18, 2010


Sex, games and videotape

Hear from folks attending the Sex in Videogames conference--a meeting of game developers and marketers who aim to create adult entertainment for the next generation. Also check out some game play from the upcoming "Virtual Hottie 2," a game that simulates--well, you know.

November 1, 2007


How to digitise your old videos

Do a spot of spring cleaning and you're likely to find a whole stack of videotapes lying around forlorn, sad and forgotten at the back of a shelf or cabinet somewhere. What should you do with these tapes?

By March 13, 2012



RCA's combo VCR/DVD recorder does a good job of archiving old VHS tapes to disc.

September 28, 2004

2 stars Editors' rating September 28, 2004

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DVR technology going mainstream

CNET's Editor at Large Brian Cooley shows how digital video recorder technology is being integrated into a growing number of consumer electronics and other devices, allowing people to create their own TV line-up without the hassle of videotapes.

November 1, 2007


Polar bear dons high-tech collar for USGS

Tasul the polar bear is helping scientists collect valuable information on how bears are reacting to climate change by wearing a high-tech collar in her enclosure at the Oregon Zoo.

By July 31, 2013


Sony DVDirect VRD-MC3

Although it's pricey, the Sony DVDirect VRD-MC3 is a boon for anyone who has lots of old videotapes but less time or tech skills to digitize them using a computer. Even better, it doubles as an external DVD burner, so you can use it with your PC long after you've transferred all those old tapes.

April 5, 2007

3.5 stars Editors' rating April 5, 2007

U.S. judge in MegaUpload case partially unseals search warrant

MegaUpload lawyer says redacted documents show U.S. government possessed little to justify seizing domain names or filing criminal charges.

By November 16, 2012


Vintage video of Apple's Woz discovered in a basement

Footage makes its way to YouTube after being unearthed in a basement. It shows Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 1984, discussing the Apple I and II, and fondly recalling various high-tech pranks.

By March 22, 2013


How to rent movies now that Blockbuster is dead

Rest in peace, Blockbuster stores. Long live Redbox, libraries, streaming services, and other alternatives.

By November 7, 2013