Google Introduces Command-Line Tool For Linux
BD+ Successfully Resealed
I think that DVD-A and SACD aren't tearing up the market because people are satisfied with CD audio, not because of DRM.
New Super Mario Bros. Review
the new powerups are less inspired than suits of old, but i think the mini-mario is a great addition for the floaty long jumps. i would have really, really liked to see it be more world-style with a cape and yoshis, though. it feels closer to smb1 than 2 or 3 though, and i do appreciate that. the level design is very good and nothing has felt too long so far. i'm currently on world 5.
the lack of saves is a drag though. perhaps i'm missing something, but it seems that you have to win a castle or pay to unlock a path in order to save. when i play, i actually avoid unlocking because the option to save is more valuable than the house items.