Walmart’s Vudu app now converts your physical movies to digital for $2 each

Want to build a movie library without having to re-purchase all the DVDs and Blu-rays you already purchased? Walmart's streaming video service Vudu has you covered, with a new feature available via it

Your Brain Waves Could Replace Passwords

Researchers at Binghamton University have discovered that, with a bit of training, your computer can identify you based on the way your brain reacts to certain words. This means that instead of a pass

Netflix Sharpens Focus On DVDs With DVD.com, But Don’t Cry Qwikster. (It’s Staying)

Netflix has been making a few moves to separate its DVD business more from its streaming operation, and today brings news of the latest move in that direction: the company has bought the domain name D

Hitachi And Mitsubishi Stop Domestic Production Of TVs, Optical Discs

Two big Japanese electronics companies, namely <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/hitachi">Hitachi</a> and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/mitsubishi">Mitsubishi</a>, are to stop produc

Decline In DVD Sales & Rampant Piracy Force Indie Wrestling To Internet Pay-Per-View

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/dvdsalesdgusa.jpg" />The move to all-digital distribution is already well under way, and it poses a problem for businesses that have base

Apple Again Snubs iDVD In iLife '11: Are We Approaching The Format's End Of Life?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/byebyedvd.jpg" />Having essentially <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/10/20/apple-has-unveiled-ilife-11/">liveblogged the iLife '11

The Unholy Union: Comcast And Blockbuster

Now why would a cable company that handles pay per view movies and programming team up with a video store? I have no idea. But for whatever reason (perhaps desperation?) Comcast has joined forces with

Sony announces portable DVD player with LED backlight and 7.5 hours of battery life

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/sony_DVP-FX950_a-620x488.jpg" /> We have numerous super-light <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/laptops/">laptops</a>, a plethora o

RealNetworks settles RealDVD lawsuit: Has to cough up $4.5 million, stop supporting the software

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/reallogo.gif" />Right around the time the world's financial markets started to collapse, back in 2008, RealNetworks, the folks behind Rea

Japanese Twilight/New Moon DVD box includes a movie on microSD

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/new_moon_twilight_dvd_box-620x465.jpg" /> Teenage movie sensations <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1099212/">Twilight</a> and <a hr

Time to Hibernate: Get 100 classic action films for $45

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/78149.jpg">If you live in a northern climate, tomorrow marks the first real day of hunkering down for the cold, cold winter with nothing

Redbox is making life very difficult for the movie industry

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/redbox_kiosk.jpg" />Proving once again you can find a study to prove almost anything, a report came out today showing that Redbox will br

A DVD that lasts 1000 years (but is it scratch resistant?)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/cranberries.JPG" />New kid on the block Cranberry claims that their new DVD will last 1,000 years. Of course no one will be around to dis

Transformers 2 sells 7.5 million DVD & Blu-ray discs. Can't you people find a better movie to buy?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/autobot_1680.jpg" />This is just wrong. I'll admit, I didn't enjoy "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen". I thought the plot was weak and

Portable HDTV and DVD player costs $300

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/77574.jpg">If you long for the ability to watch high definition TV on a seven-inch screen that's resolution is a mere 480x234 but you als

Man faces 5 years in prison after stealing 3,000 Netflix DVDs

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/netflix1.jpg" />Some <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/netflix/">Netflix</a> news for you this morning. It looks like a 49-year-old

CrunchDeals: 22-disc Family Guy box set for $75

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/5202c060ada019b5fb69d110.L.jpg" alt="family guy" />Amazon's lopped over $60 off the 22-disc "Total World Domination Collection" of Family Guy

Toshiba still ignores Blu-ray, releases three DVD-based DVRs in Japan

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/toshiba_rd_x9-620x465.jpg" /> Toshiba, the company behind the now dead HD DVD format, first talked about joining the Blu-ray bandwagon <

Will anybody give a damn about your burnt DVDs 1000 years in the future?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/1000dvds.jpg" />A Utah company claims to have developed a DVD that will last 1,000 years under normal, everyday conditions. (You don't ha

Toshiba Japan to roll out inexpensive HDD/DVD recorders

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/toshiba_vardia_hdd-620x348.jpg" />After losing the format war against Sony, <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/06/24/toshiba-thinks-
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