TomTom lets users fix maps

TomTom today released the TomTom GO 720 to highlight a new feature that lets GPS owners share information on things like closed roads and new construction projects.

Sub-$500 Blu-ray player to hit stores this month

A second generation Blu-ray Disc player will make its way to stores this month as the first to carry a list price of under $500.

Apple TV gets 4X the capacity

Apple has upped the capacity of its Apple TV devices to 160 GB.

New AACS key is found

The hackers over at the Doom 9 forums have once again conquered AACS by discovering the updated decryption key used on new HD DVD and Blu Ray discs.

Toshiba working on in-car HD DVD player

With automotive video systems just beginning to reach mass appeal, Toshiba has unveiled a system that plays HD DVD movies from a new in-car player.

Sony announces HD radios

San Diego (CA) – Sony has announced its first two hybrid digital radios – one for the family room and one for the car. Sony is expanding the rather limited choices on today’s HD radio market. The company today announced a table-top radio as well as an in-car audio adapter, which is promised to be compatible with “most Sony car stereos.”

Sanyo floats out new waterproof camcorder

Sanyo has announced a new addition to its Xacti line of camcorders, featuring rugged water resistance just in time for beach season.

Casio intros first 12.1 megapixel Exilim camera

Tokyo (Japan) - Casio has unveiled the EX-Z1200 Exilim camera, the first from the company's line of digital cameras to reach the 12-megapixel threshold. Casio's announcement comes just one day after Panasonic debuted a new digital camera with a resolution of over a dozen megapixels, the 12.2 MP Lumix DMC-FX100.

Panasonic unveils wide-angle HD digital compact camera

Panasonic today announced a new compact digital camera capable of shooting pictures with a resolution of up to 12.2 megapixels and 720p high definition videos.

Massive outage hits XM Radio

XM Radio is experiencing massive outages after one of its satellites was disabled.  The company says satellite number 1 is down for “performance” reasons and the company is currently performing a “software update”.

Tivo Series 3 gets $200 rebate

The mail-in rebate program that has helped TiVo gain widespread adoption is finally heading to the Series 3 high definition TiVo.

Toshiba HD DVD player hits sub-$300 mark

Through a new limited time in-store promotion, Toshiba's HD-A2 HD DVD player will be available for under $300 beginning next week.

Panasonic launches $600 Blu-ray player

Secaucus (NJ) – Panasonic today introduced the second generation of its DMP-BD10 Blu-ray player, which offers virtually the same feature as its predecessor, but sells for less than half of its price.   Market overview: Blu-ray players ...  

Mitsubishi busts out with nine 1080P DLP television sets

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America is introducing nine new television sets that sport 1080P resolutions and very large screens.  The smallest televisions in the lineup are a “mere” 57 inches and go up to 73 inches for the largest sets.  Mitsubishi claims their DLP technology allows them to make larger sets for thousands less than competing LCD and plasma televisions.

Desktop Factory to bring out commercial 3D printer

3D printers, previously used only by doctors and architects, are headed to the mainstream market.

AACS vows war over leaked HD DVD key

The head of the Advanced Access Content Protection licensing group says the leaking of the HD DVD processing key goes beyond free speech.

Creative debuts $40 MP3 player

Singapore (Singapore) - Creative has announced the Zen Stone, a one gigabyte MP3 player that many have already begun comparing to the same-capacity iPod Shuffle. See all of Creative's Zen players here...

Bose to launch high-end media center for Ferraris

Chicago (IL) – Bose has long been the choice when it was about purchasing the ultimate audio system for your new car. But the company has fallen behind the trend when more than consumers began asking for more than CD playback capability in their car. Bose has now received FCC approval for a media center, apparently developed exclusively for Ferrari sports cars, that will cover digital music, satellite radio, TV, navigation and a new intelligent music selection tool.

Altec Lansing intros mini-theater for the iPod

Milford (PA) – Speaker specialist Altec Lansing has announced a “mini theater” iPod dock that not only pumps out sound, but also displays video on a small screen.By now we have seen virtually any imaginable iPod audio enhancement – ranging from floating speaker cases for the swimming pool all the way to toilet paper holders with a slot for your music player. But we really don’t have a choice yet when it comes to speakers that also have a video screen that can visualize the videos stored on the iPod.  

Cyber-riot hits Digg

Culver City (CA) - Several thousand years in the future historians and archeologists will wonder why a certain number in 2007 was so popular.  Lawyers and even the administrators of Digg.com, a popular news aggregator, tried to stop the spread of the AACS processing key, but in so doing made the 32-digit hexadecimal number the most popular number in modern history.