Nvidia to become a software publisher and a digital distribution giant?

Canon EOS 50D digital camera shoots pictures in 15.1 megapixels

Canon is pulling out a new big gun in its digital camera arsenal with the unveiling of the EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera with 15.1-megapixel resolution and its new DIGIC 4 image processor. It will be available in October in either body only for around $1400 or in a kit version with Canon’s EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens for about $1600.

Sony enhances the screen of the PSP, adds microphone

Cases from hell at the NVISION GeForce LAN party

Regular folks are just happy to own a working computer, but the attendees at the NVISION GeForce LAN party aren’t regular folks.  From glowing LEDs, water cooling blocks to a Team Fortress 2 Sentry Gun case, these guys and gals love showing off their computers while they blast each other in the latest first person shooter games.  Several hundred attendees are also trying to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people at a lan party in a 36 hour period.  However it really doesn’t look good so far as many of the seats in the world record section are empty.

Palit shows off upcoming video cards and artillery at NVISION

Palit is showing off some serious graphic firepower at the Nvidia NVISION conference and LAN party over the next couple days.  An upcoming Nvidia GTX 280 card will feature an integrated water block so you don’t have to mess with those pesky cooling kits.  Another card, that’s available now, is a 9800 GTX+ with 512 MB of DDR3 RAM.  While the cards are certainly cool, Palit had some other toys that attracted much more attention.

10 ways to modify your Xbox 360

Feature - As a self-proclaimed tech-nerd I do not believe I own one piece of technology that I haven't taken apart, modified or hacked into. The Internet is booming with hacks, cracks, and mods, I try as many as possible on my gadgets. Here are my top 10 recommendations for the Xbox 360.

Olympus launches five new cameras

Mario goes Baseball for Nintendo Wii

Nintendo is bringing its popular franchise character Mario and company to baseball for the Wii with the launch of the new interactive title Mario Super Sluggers. It will cost you around $50 when it hits retail shortly.

Load faster, kill faster, win more – Intel touts SSDs for extreme gaming

A solid state drive, more specifically an Intel SSD, could mean the difference between killing your virtual opponent and taking a dirt nap on the electronic battlefield.  At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel engineers touted the speed of their upcoming flash drives saying that they can keep up with the bandwidth demands of modern CPUs.  They also boldly claimed that competitive gamers could get in the first kills while their spinning platter hard drive using opponents were still on the loading screen.

New Sony DJ system now in love with Apple’s iPods

The reluctant mating of Sony products with Apple iPods is something the guys back at Sony Japan HQ will probably always kick themselves about. The digital version of the Walkman never really had a chance to get off the ground with the iPod dominance. One of the latest Sony devices to highlight this love-hate relationship is the Xross Fade (LBT-DJ2i), a "DJ-style" music system priced around $500.

Planar kicks out $15,495 projector. Popcorn not included.

Planar is introducing its first 3-chip DLP projector built for the custom home theater market (which should tell you that this means ‘pricey’). It is called the Viper and it will sell for $15,495 MSRP.

Logitech premieres force feedback wheel for Wii

Wii owners holding out for a dedicated force feedback racing wheel will be happy to note that Logitech is debuting one this November here and in Europe. It is called the Logitech Speed Force Wireless and will cost about $100.

Microsoft announces gaming keyboard and gaming mouse

Microsoft announced its new SideWinder X6 Keyboard and SideWinder X5 Mouse, priced around $80 and $60, respectively. Microsoft claims it has "the first-ever" switchable key pad that can be attached to the left or right side of the keyboard. This, the company believes, will offer greater flexibility when moving between Excel for accounting and your favorite PC game.

Takei, Curry, McCarthy, others starring in Command & Conquer Red Alert 3

Netbooks and MIDs need some Apple Magic

Analyst Opinion - Given the number of problems the iPhone had, the device was lucky to have been brought to market by Apple. Any other company would be dead in the market. Battery life is terrible, the connectivity is unreliable, the MobileMe application deleted email for large numbers of users and weeks after the launch it is still having issues. But the iPhone also shows that Apple marketing, packaging, and overall user experience can overcome almost any obstacle. And it may be exactly what Netbooks and MIDs need.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 slaps Sony’s PS3 in Japan

Once again, it is an exclusive game title that is the decisive factor in console sales. In this case, it is worth a special note, as the Xbox 360 sold almost three times more units as the PS3 over the course of one week. Nationally and internationally, the Xbox 360 and the PS3 seem to be involved in a dead heat with sales advantages shifting almost every month. Who will make the winning move?

Toshiba’s new Blu-ray beater is a … DVD player

Toshiba today announced its “near HD” DVD player, which effectively succeeds the company’s HD DVD players that were removed from the market earlier this year. Toshiba’s first XDE player will debut later this month, are promised to offer better image quality than standard DVD players for a price that is twice that of other 1080p upconverting DVD players, but only half the price of Blu-ray players.

Spore gone gold, arrives on September 7

Lian-Li solves Xbox 360 overheating dilemma

Most, if not all problems the Xbox 360 console had over the past several years were related to the fact that Microsoft chose a cost-effective, but very weak cooling solution. If you're willing to void your warranty, Lian-Li has a solution for you.

Dymo whips up beautiful color disc covers in about a minute

Disc labelers aren’t anything new and they certainly aren’t the most exciting things to report on, but we saw a nifty little labeler from Dymo that could churn out full color covers in just one minute.  The company showed off the hand-held printer at the Siggraph trade show and told us that almost any type of inkjet-friendly disc can be used.