Since its inception in 2006, sceptics have believed that Blu-ray is merely an interim format soon to be usurped by digital downloads.
Sit down for a moment and think about the best gadgetry of 2008. Not just the best-selling kit, but those products that raised the technology bar and said to their rivals (somewhat smugly): "go on then, jump over that!" There's been a lot of great technology this year, but we think that the biggest impact has been caused by this little lot.
Opening Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference, Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie finally unveiled the services strategy he's been driving Microsoft towards since he arrived at the company in 2006 as Bill Gates' anointed replacement. Windows Azure is the expected "Windows in the cloud" and it's going to be running services and applications you'd normally use on your desktop.
At first glance the new Apple MacBook looks like a cross between its iMac and MacBook Air. It's got the aluminum body and black keyboard reminiscent of the MacBook Air, but it's chunkier and its 13.3-inch (viewable) glossy screen comes complete with an iMac-style black border.
Video podcasting for those using Canon's iMage Gateway service will be available from this December. Announced at this month's Photokina exhibition in Germany, the service is an extension of what was set up for the sharing of still pictures
UpdatedUnless you've been on a lightyear trip to the Crab Nebula recently, you simply can't have escaped the blanket TV coverage of the Beijing Olympics. Here are ten TVs of all sizes and price ranges, all of which are ideal for watching the events.