LG announces BE06LU10 external Blu-ray rewriter and HD DVD-ROM drive

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LG’s mobile phone department may be going from strength to strength, but with their recent announcement that they won’t be giving up on the HD DVD format, the situation on that side of the company will be going through some tough times in the coming months.

The Korean giant is putting its money where its mouth is, with the release of the BE06LU10, an external Blu-ray rewriter and HD DVD-ROM. With read speeds of 6x for both HD DVD and Blu-ray, it also…

Put that dusty Apple floppy drive to use, make an amplifier mod outta it

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Some bloke over at Hacked Gadgets has taken his hand out of his underpants, and put it to good use – making an amplifier out of an Apple floppy drive.

It shouldn’t come to too much expense, and you’ll be able to pick up a 5.25 floppy drive fairly easily from eBay or even your shed if you save relics from your IT past. Finally – a suitable way to…

Laptop specialist Rock grudgingly offers Blu-ray support

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Hardcore power-laptop maker Rock has decided to dump its HD DVD-exclusive stance and let buyers stick Blu-ray drives in its range of gaming laptop beasts should they so desire.

Rock’s CEO Nick Boardman said “We’re disappointed that HD-DVD didn’t make it and we value the support Toshiba has given us. Although Blu-ray has technical advantages…