VIDEO – Our Canon HG10 torture test at Hot Import Nights

“No sir that video camera is too big, but that small one is OK,” the security guard told us as he pointed to our Canon HG10.  We were waiting to get into the Hot Import Nights show in San Mateo when the staff said our shoulder-mounted JVC HD-110 was too big.  We placed all of our trust into the handheld HG10 and by the end of the night we were drooling at the quality of footage that was recorded.

Sandisk reveals "Fuze" music player

Sandisk has unveiled its latest digital playback device with an FM radio, voice recorder, 1.9-inch screen and video/music functionality, for around the same price as an iPod Shuffle.  Sandisk's history as an iPod competitor has been really interesting.  The company is best known for its position in the flash media market, one of the more boring sides of the consumer electronics industry.  Yet is also managed to make it to second place in MP3 player sales, behind Apple.

Super Smash Bros Brawl hits all the right notes

Game Review - If you own a Wii, you need to run out and buy a copy of Super Smash Bros Brawl.  It is one of the greatest Nintendo games of all time.  When Super Smash Bros was released on the Nintendo 64, it was really the first of its kind - bring together a bunch of characters from different games in an environment none of them had even been in before.  It was an intoxicating formula that only Nintendo has been able to perfect.

Virtual character with child-like reasoning abilities enters Second Life

Interacting with avatars in a virtual world may soon change dramatically: Researchers are trying to find ways to create lifelike synthetic characters, which act just like humans and would make it difficult for players to determine whether they are dealing with a real or simulated person. Scientists from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute claim that have completed a critical first step, injecting Eddie, a virtual character with the reasoning abilities of a 4-year old child into Second Life.

Price of OCZ’s brain-controlled mouse confirmed: $159

OCZ's Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA) could become one of the most sought after computing peripherals this year. So far, the price of the device was somewhat a mystery, with estimates ranging from £99.99 to $299 – more than what you would currently would pay for Nintendo’s Wii console (if you can get one). It turns out that OCZ will bring the NIA for $159 to the U.S., TG Daily has learned.

Demand for 32" PDP modules dropping in Q1

Ubisoft to host world record attempt at online gaming

Super Smash Bros Brawl midnight openings canceled throughout midwest

Dozens of Gamestop stores in Ohio, Kentucky, and neighboring states have canceled their midnight openings and local round one tournament competitions for Super Smash Bros Brawl due to a nasty late-winter storm. In Columbus, Ohio, every single GameStop location in a six- to seven-county area decided to cancel the event after a total of over 20 inches of snow fell over the past two days, a new record.  Many locations were not even open for regular business hours today as the city received its first blizzard warning in over 12 years.

Microsoft not all that focused on high definition for Xbox

While Microsoft as a company has played a major role in high definition home media, it is not really concerned with how that will play out in the Xbox 360 market. Aaron Greenberg, group product manager for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, told TG Daily that although HD DVD's demise is unfortunate, it does "not at all" affect the console's position as an entertainment center.As we’ve long stated, we believe it is games that sell consoles and Xbox 360 continues to have the largest next-gen games library with the most exclusives and best selling games in the industry. Market data shows that HD movie playback is not a primary purchase driver for consumers buying video game consoles," said Greenberg.

Rockstar to patch Bully's bugs on Xbox 360

Rockstar said today that it is aware of serious problems in the Xbox 360 game Bully: Scholarship Edition and that it is working "to resolve these issues as quickly as possible." Players have recently flocked to message boards and Rockstar customer support to complain about the game randomly freezing and losing save data, as well as rampant audio/video problems.

Audiosurf rules Steam's February sales

Valve has begun releasing statistics for its Steam service, which currently reaches more than 15 million subscribers and has grown into one of the major game distribution platforms. Other than you might expect, it isn’t the Bioshock & Co bunch that is dominating the Steam charts.

Another Balance Board game coming to Wii

THQ has announced a new Wii and DS game geared towards girls, and on the Wii it will include support for the Balance Board controller.

Apple doesn't live up to its movie rental promise

Apple was supposed to have a thousand movies on iTunes available on a digital rental basis for the Apple TV by now, but so far there are not even 500.

Sony promises "big change" to PS3 online next month

Playstation 3 users can expect a "pretty big change in the Playstation Network in the early part of April," according to Sony Computer Entertainment America's John Hight.

Dungeons and Dragons creator dies

VIDEO – HD camcorder shootout: Can you tell the difference? Part II

So today is the day we tell you which camcorders shot the clips we featured in yesterday's HD shootout. We admit that this was a rough test and definitely not scientific, but it did give us a sense of the cams' differences in image quality and handling. You can read yesterday's article here.

SD card backup for your laptop with SanDisk’s FlashBack Adapter

If you have a few SD or SDHC cards lying around, then you might want to take a look at SanDisk’s FlashBack adapter for laptop backups.  The adapter is basically a SD/SDHC card reader that fits into your laptop’s ExpressCard slot.  The included software promises to automatically backup files and folders.

We Ski for Wii to hit US this spring

The first third-party Wii game to use the Wii Fit Balance Board has been confirmed for a stateside release.

VIDEO – HD camcorder shootout: Can you tell the difference?

Is a multi-thousand dollar camcorder really that much better than a budget cam? Well, that's the question we tried to answer over the weekend when we pitted our brand-spanking new JVC-HD110 shoulder camcorder against three other cams.

Like video games? Cnet/Gamespot going hiring crazy

Getting paid to review video games is a dream job to some and CNET/Gamespot may have a position for you.  Management is still reeling from the high-profile resignations (some say firings) of four of the site’s top editors and Cnet now appears to be filling those vacant positions.