InFocus introduces new projectors

Readius device merges e-book reader with cell phone

Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Polymer Vision, a Dutch company specializing in organic display technology, announced this week that it is ready to commercialize a new display that doubles as an electronic book reader and mobile phone. The Readius screen is similar to the Amazon Kindle or the Sony Reader in that it is actually tailored for reading, eliminating the eye strain of typical liquid crystal displays and making it easier to see outdoors and in other highly lit conditions.

Warner extends HD DVD support

Warner Home Video announced this week that it will continue to release titles on HD DVD for three weeks longer than it originally anticipated.

Hot Shots Golf 5 gets release date, new name for US

The latest installment in Sony's highly popular golf game franchise, Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds, has finally been confirmed for the North American market.

World of Warcraft hits 10 million users

Over 10 million active subscribers are now part of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft.

EA launches free games initiative with Battlefield Heroes

Electronic Arts and developer DICE have announced Battlefield Heroes, a free PC game that is paid for by in-game advertisements and monetary transactions that take place inside it.

Silent Hill PSP game headed to PS2

Konami announced today that it is working on porting the PSP title Silent Hill Origins to the PS2, in the first handheld-to-console transition of its kind.

Pink joins the iPod Nano lineup

Apple has begun offering a pink version of its iPod Nano, in addition to the already available silver, black, blue, green and red versions. Pricing remains the same: The 8 GB iPod goes for $200, the 4 GB model for $150.    

Guitar Hero becomes a billion-dollar franchise

Activision has announced that its Guitar Hero series of games has reached total sales of over $1 billion, claiming it has reached that milestone more quickly than any other game franchise.

White Playstation 3 coming to the US

The first new colored version of the PS3 is headed to North America, according to a filing with the FCC.

HBO to make Internet debut

Sony, Sharp offer free Blu-ray players, sorta

Chicago (IL) – The Blu-ray camp has responded to the rather dramatic HD DVD player price cut from last week this weekend: If you purchase certain LCD TV models, Sony and Sharp are throwing in a “free” Blu-ray player.Price has not been one of the advantages of Blu-ray players so far, but it appears that Sony & Co are beginning to take first shots at Toshiba on this battlefield as well. The ad package in your Sunday newspaper brought two especially interesting flyers – one from Sony and one from Best Buy.  

Sony gives a closer look at PS3 DVR functionality

London (England) - Sony has released more details on PlayTV, the service that allows users to turn their Playstation 3 into a digital video recorder and TV tuner. There is a new trailer for PlayTV that details how to connect the service to the console.  Users will need a special PlayTV set-top box, which receives the TV signal.  The box connects to the PS3 via USB.  It uses the PS3's hard drive, so users can have dozens of gigabytes worth of recorded videos.

Wii, DS finish 2007 on top

Once again, the Nintendo DS and Wii were the two top selling video game platforms in December 2007, earning combined unit sales of over 3.75 million.

Blu-ray outpaces HD DVD by more than 6-to-1 last week

Last week, Blu-ray had its best week ever with 85% of the high-def disc market share, according to trade publication Home Media Magazine.

Panasonic 103-inch HDTV sales reach 15 in 2007

Rock Band reaches 2.5 million song downloads

In just a couple months, users have downloaded over two million additional songs for the rhythm game sensation Rock Band, surpassing MTV's own expectations.

Bioshock nominated for 12 video game awards

Bioshock has received 12 nominations for next month's gaming awards at the DICE Summit, a new record, including game of the year.

BBC says it will still support both high-def formats

In a time where every HD DVD supporter seems to be expected to comment on recent events, BBC Home Video has said it will continue to release titles on both formats.

Independent developer XGen announces WiiWare plans

XGen Studios is one of the first to confirm it will create original game titles for Nintendo's digital download platform on the Wii.