100,000 HD DVD CE players sold in the U.S.

Toshiba today announced that more than 100,000 family-room HD DVD players have been sold within the first year of the technology’s launch.

Sandisk and Sony make yet another flash memory spec

Las Vegas (CA) - Just when you thought there aren't enough flash memory specifications, Sandisk and Sony are now partnering up to push their SxS standard.  The new flash cards will be made for Sony’s upcoming XDCAM EX high-def camcorders. Both companies claim the cards will have a normal transfer rate of 800 megabits per second and will be able to burst to a maximum speed of 2.5 Gb/sec.  

Apple to release Wi-Fi iPod in Q3 2007 – report

The iPhone may not be the only wireless music player device Apple will be releasing this year. The company is planning to launch a Wi-Fi iPod later this year as well, DigiTimes reports.

Samsung announces plans for Blu-ray/HD DVD combo player

Samsung will release a new standalone player later this year that plays both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc movies.

Toshiba officially releases entry-level 1080p HD DVD player

The high definition battle is going into the next round: Toshiba’s previously announced HD-A20 HD DVD player promises a high definition quality that is on par with Blu-ray – for significantly less money.

Philips watermark tech traces pirated TV content

Philips today announced a “forensic” watermarking tool for video content which allows copyright holders to follow the path of pirated content back to a specific PayTV subscriber.

Blu-ray sheds some light on next generation players

Updated Blu-ray Disc (BD) hardware specifications are set to come into effect in October, but the immediate effect on current BD players will be minimal, reports PC World.

Website offers upgrade for Apple TV hard drive

Macservice.com, a repair and upgrade service for Apple products, announced today that it is offering a $195 upgrade for the Apple TV to raise its internal memory from 40 GB to 160 GB.

Opinion: Can Zune survive?

With the long-awaited move of digital rights management (DRM)-free music to iTunes, Microsoft has fallen even more behind the curve.

Panasonic updates HD camcorders

Panasonic has introduced its latest digital HD camcorders, offering more resolution than their predecessors with full H.264 support.

CustomFlix makes its way to Amazon Unbox on Tivo

CustomFlix, an online store that lets users create custom DVDs, will now begin streaming videos to Tivo though Amazon's streaming service.

Panasonic rolls out five 1080p plasma TVs

New York (NY) – Panasonic has updated its plasma TV family. New 42”, 50” and 58” models are joining the current 65” and 103” 1080p plasma TVs.

Chrysler’s Sebring convertible goes high-tech

Auburn Hills (MI) - A Chrysler Sebring may not be on the shopping list of car or tech enthusiasts. But there is no denying that the manufacturer is among the first to embrace technologies, such as hard drives, in cars that appeal to mainstream buyers: The 2008 Sebring can be ordered with GPS, plays MP3s from a hard drive, offers a JPEG slideshow viewer and even plays videos on the in-dash TFT LCD.

Microsoft offers new Zune firmware update

Microsoft recently unveiled its latest update for the Zune, optimizing a couple features and fixing a glitch that caused some songs to skip.

Complicated PS3 platform discouraging second-tier game developers

Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) platform is, in comparison with that of Microsoft's Xbox 360, technologically too complicated to facilitate development of supporting games by second-tier developers, according to Taiwan games developers.

HD DVD promises 70 titles by July 2007

The HD DVD group today announced the complete list of upcoming releases through July, saying that the total number of releases in the first half of 2007 will reach more than 70.

Blu-ray Casino Royale hits 100,000 mark

Sony has announced that over 100,000 Blu-ray Discs (BDs) of Casino Royale have shipped, making it the first high definition movie release to reach the six-digit milestone.

Best Buy to sell Apple TV box

Though it is still hesitant about selling Apple computers and software, Best Buy has announced that it will begin selling the Apple TV later this week.

Analyst opinion: Can Apple TV get the digital living room off the ground?

Apple launched its much anticipated Apple TV this week and, while the iPhone stole the set top box' thunder during its initial presentation, it has more potential than the fancy multimedia phone, says industry analyst Rob Enderle. Time to look at the digital living room again - and the product options you may have by the end of this year.

Apple TV runs Mac OS X, review reveals

Apple TV is shipping to customers and the first reviews are beginning to reveal more details about how the system works.