A new DVD logo released by the DVD Forum has added to the speculation
surrounding Toshiba’s HD-enabled DVD player that is expected to become
available later this year. The organization chaired by Toshiba approved
the “DVD Download DL” logo during its most recent Steering Committee
If you have been trying to figure out how to run cables through your
walls to set up a surround sound system for your TV or if you just
don’t like the look of speakers scattered over your family, this may be
an interesting alternative. Mitsubishi’s new 120 Hz LT-series already
integrates a surround sound speaker system.
Real Networks relaunched its Rhapsody music store and follows the
general trend of leaving DRM copy protection behind. But Rhapsody has a
few other new features as well – such as a full-length preview of songs
as well as iTunes and cellphone compatibility.
Blizzard Entertainment today announced Diablo III, another sequel to a
fantasy role playing game that was released more than eleven years ago
and became the most successful video game of its time.
The Playstation 3 can be a significant contributor to your power bill,
but Sony is reacting to recent criticism with a third-generation
hardware version that we will be shipping this holiday season.
According to media reports, the updated console will consume about 10 –
20% less power than current systems.
The latest iTunes 7.7 beta released yesterday indicate that Apple's
plans to offer a free iPhone/iPod touch application called Remote. The
software is believed to turn the iPhone or iPod touch into a Wi-Fi
control device for iTunes media that are stored on a Mac or PC desktop.
Sony will is ready to expand the content for its Playstation 3 (PS3)
game console with a movie download service, the company said earlier
The lawsuit over the inclusion of sex scenes in
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is turning out to be a big payday for
lawyers, but buyers of the game will get very little. You may remember
the minor scandal a few years back where players of the game could
unlock some steamy scenes with third-party software. Some people were
so offended that they filed a class action lawsuit against Rockstar
Games and its parent Take-Two Interactive. But now it’s apparent that
the real winners in this case aren’t the offended gamers (of which
there are actually very few).
Prior to Microsoft’s “Big Picture” gaming showcase held today in San
Francisco, corporate vice president John Schappert reminded us that,
despite what you may have heard, the Windows PC is the world’s dominant
gaming platform. Expect another big push from Microsoft to defend the
Windows PC against game consoles.
JVC announced new slim LCD TVs as part of the company’s Procision
series. What makes these 1080p TVs special is not just their thin form
factor, but their reduced power consumption: The 42” LT-42SL89 and the
46” LT-46SL89 are promised to consume less than 200 watts, which means
you don’t have to feel quite so guilty about their power ratings.
Sharp recently announced that it will begin selling its 108” LCD TV in
the U.S. in September and if you are planning on buying Sharp’s 108” TV
you may want to hold off on that next Ferrari.