Matsushita, Zenith and Thomson today found themselves at the centre of a fresh DVD controversy when they announced a third would-be standard.
Divx is a US-sponsored device which threatens to further muddy the waters for people thinking of buying the units for either playing home videos or for use with their PCs.
Meanwhile, Samsung showed its own DVD player, conforming to the original specification, which is expected to be in the shops by Christmas.
And yesterday, a host of companies, including IBM, unveiled notebooks that use the Toshiba-backed specification using Intel's so-called Tillamook fast processor.
IBM and Technical University of Munich team demonstrate how Shor's algorithm, which can't be cracked by conventional computers, can be solved quickly with quantum computing
Hubble Space Telescope finds superflares from young red dwarfs could strip away planetary atmosphere
Younger stars are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than when they're older
Two of the big four supermarkets will use the system to control sales of restricted products
PUBG news and updates: November's Update #23 to bring new Skorpion pistol and changes to blue zone visibility
Genuinely useful side-arm coming to PUBG in Update #23