Microsoft refreshes Zune with 4, 8, and 80 GB models

Microsoft officially announced details of its new Zune devices late last night after a whirlwind of rumors about the portable media player.

Second Zune to debut with 4 GB and 8 GB

Redmond (WA) - Information about Microsoft's Zune has been trickling in today, mostly in the form of rumors. A first illustration and first specifications of the new player have been published on the website of the FCC website today.    

More color for the Nintendo DS

Nintendo has added a "Crimson red" and "Onyx black" Nintendo to the regular line-up of the mobile gaming device. The color combination was previously only available in a bundle with Brain Age 2.     The Crimson/Onyx version sells for $130.

Command & Conquer series released, once more

Panasonic unveils terabyte Blu-ray recorders

Osaka (Japan) – Panasonic announced three new Blu-ray recorders with integrated hard drives that are good for storing up to 381 hours of full HD video, thanks to what appears to be the first 45 nm chip on the market.      

Microsoft expected to make big Zune announcement today

According to numerous media rumors, Microsoft may be announcing a sequel to the Zune today, despite lackluster sales of the original model.

Nintendo adds to Wii safety with free "Remote Jacket"

Nintendo has introduced a new product that slips over the Wii for users to have a better grip on it, and existing Wii owners can apply to get up to four for free.

GIMP.TV answering questions you’re too embarrassed to ask

Ontario (CA) – Basic car maintenance like changing your oil and rotating tires may seem easy to grease monkeys, but to many people it’s as mysterious and complicated as brain surgery.  Now, there’s a video podcast called “Fuel Time” that promises to show basic car fixes, all without embarrassing yourself.

Ask a Ninja unmasked

Ontario (CA) - Imagine being able to ask the Ninja from Ask a Ninja not just one question but a whole bunch of questions all at once! was given a chance to do just that at the 3rd Annual Podcasting and New Media Expo in Ontario, California this past weekend. Even better, we lived to tell about it.  

Sony to sell 11" OLED TV in December

Sony has announced that it is working on an ultra-thin TV using organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology.

Nintendo head says Wii supply won't meet US Christmas demand

Reginald Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo's North American division, recently said that Wii production will not be able to meet consumer demand this holiday season, for the second year in a row.

Pioneer: PDP TV makers eying 60" market on rising competition from LCD technology

Hudson announces first Turbografx-16 CD games for Wii Virtual Console

Last month, Hudson announced it would bring Turbografx-16 CD titles to the Wii's Virtual Console digital download store, and the first one to come out will be Gate of Thunder.

Ratchet & Clank go gold on Playstation 3

The iconic Playstation duo are closer than ever to their PS3 launch, with the announcement that development of Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction is finished.

iRobot newcomers tackle gutters and personal relationships

New York (NY) - iRobot this week announced two new consumer robot devices, each one taking a big leap from the company's existing product line. The more interesting of the two is the iRobot Connect Virtual Visiting Robot.  This is the first mass-marketed product from iRobot that has nothing to do with cleaning, and it is literally like something from a science fiction movie.

Microsoft touts second-generation media extenders

Harry Potter collection to be most decorated HD DVD/Blu-ray movie set

Hollywood (CA) - A box set slated for release just in time for Christmas will give HD viewers the first five Harry Potter movies at a high price - $150. Warner Bros, the last major supporter of both high definition formats, will release "Harry Potter: Years 1 - 5" on Blu-ray and HD DVD later this year.  It is poised to have one of the most impressive box art and bonus material packages in the HD disc market.

Samba De Amigo to shake up the Wii

The maraca-shaking game that became a cult hit during Sega's Dreamcast era is getting a revival on Nintendo's new console.

HD Slingbox expected

Following an acquisition from satellite company Echostar, Sling Media is now expected to release a high definition version of its Slingbox device.

Sharp develops Blu-ray recorder with terabyte hard drive

Sharp plans to launch a Blu-ray Disc recorder with one terabyte of storage space, enough for over 125 hours of high definition video.