BrerBear writes: The high definition format war may finally be over. Warner Bros., the only major studio which has still released on both the Blu-ray and HD DVD formats, is dropping its support for HD DVD within the first half of the year. Says Warner Bros Chairman and Chief Executive Barry Meyer, "The window of opportunity for high-definition DVD could be missed if format confusion continues to linger. We believe that exclusively distributing in Blu-ray will further the potential for mass market success and ultimately benefit retailers, producers, and most importantly, consumers." Sad that many Christmas HD DVD buyers may be getting the news only now.
Tech.Luver writes: "Amazon.com today introduced Amazon Kindle, a revolutionary portable reader that wirelessly downloads books, blogs, magazines and newspapers to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight.
More than 90,000 books are now available in the Kindle Store, including 101 of 112 current New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases, which are $9.99, unless marked otherwise. Kindle is available starting today for $399 at Amazon/Kindle. — Downloads Content Wirelessly, No PC Required, No Hunting for Wi-Fi Hot Spots
The Kindle wireless delivery system, Amazon Whispernet, uses the same nationwide high-speed data network (EVDO) as advanced cell phones. Kindle customers can wirelessly shop the Kindle Store, download or receive new content — all without a PC, Wi-Fi hot spot, or syncing.
( http://techluver.com/2007/11/19/amazon-introduces-amazon-kindle-a-wireless-reader/ )"