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Technology News Archive - April 18, 2006

Two Hollywood studios on Tuesday started shipping DVDs in the high definition format, ushering in a new era of home viewing and a multi-billion dollar DVD standards war that has left Hollywood and the electronics industry divided.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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