Toshiba finally gives into Blu-Ray

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Anyone remember HD-DVD?? Who was making those discs??? Oh yeah, that’s right, Toshiba! Way back in February of 2008, Toshiba had to pull out of the HD format wars and succeed to Sony’s Blu-Ray. Now almost 18 months later, they have decided to produce their own Blu-Ray player! They are looking into better technologies, to speed up the players and put their own spin on it, but now with the price of Blu-ray players coming below $200, now is a good time as any!

via [Digg] & [TechieSphere]

XBOX set to update August 11th

Microsoft has finally set a date for the new XBOX Live Dashboard! This update will include the new Facebook and Twitter plugins that we saw at E3, as well as the new Netflix viewing experience. Also included in the list is the Avatar Marketplace,  Avatar Awardables, Games on Demand and Last.FM suport!  See pics below for E3 pics of the update:

via [Joystiq] & [Engadget]

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Last.FM
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Avatar Community
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Facebook Menu
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Facebook Friends
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Twitter

GDGT is finally launching!

GDGT pronounced Gadget is launching today, (well eventually) and this is a new site by Peter Rojas, previous head guy at Engadget, but he is starting his own new site where you can add your own gadgets that you have, had or even want to a list that is publishable online. This allows you to see what gadgets you own and start talking to others about the gadgets that you have. So for instance, I have an iPhone 3G, I would just add it in to the list of items that I have and it would be seen by others on the site, and we could talk about it, ask questions or even get help from others in the GDGT community. It even has a section for items that you have had, so if you are an expert on the Motorola V3xxx, and you can help someone else out, this would be a great place to go. They also have a section for gadgets that you want as well, so if you have questions about the item, and someone already owns one, you could ask them questions, or see if they want to sell theirs. This is a great place to talk about the gadgets that you own or want! Make sure to check it out; well, as soon as it is up, the poor server is having issues at the moment…

while you are waiting, you can watch Veronica Belmont give a quick and dirty on it, on Vimeo:

http://vimeo.com/5404387

you can also follow Mr Rojas via Twitter: @peterrojas or follow the GDGT feed: @gdgt