Universal bypasses iTunes with DRM-free music trial

Following a similar announcements made earlier this year by EMI, Universal Music Group will be releasing music tracks without an integrated technology that restricts the use of the music files.

World in Conflict hits gold status

Vivendi's Sierra Entertainment announced today that the PC strategy game World in Conflict has gone gold, meaning development is complete and it's ready to be mass produced.

Digital photo frames becoming more functional

Computers visualize airflow in Nascar drafting

Chicago (IL) - Computer scientists at the University of Washington have developed software that is incorporated in new technology allowing television audiences to instantaneously see how air flows around speeding cars. The "DraftTrack" application debuted in late July during the Brickyard 400 race in Indianapolis, where the effects were during an ESPN broadcast.      

Study: Gamers unaware, don't care about additional game console features

Most gamers just want to play games and don't really care about all the extra expensive goodies packed into the multimedia consoles, according to a new survey from research group NPD.

Blu-ray, HD DVD topple VHS sales

High definition discs became the second most popular video medium in the first half of 2007, officially overtaking legacy format VHS.

Halo 3 hits one million pre-orders in record time

Microsoft's ultimate cash cow for the Xbox 360, Halo 3 has eclipsed one million pre-orders more than six weeks before the game is scheduled to be released.

Xbox 360 Pro gets new HDMI port

Along with a cheaper price, customers who purchase a new Xbox 360 Pro will get to make use of a newly implanted HDMI port, previously exclusive to the top tier Xbox 360 Elite.

UK bans PS3 ad, warns Sony

The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK has issued a warning for Sony, forcing it to remove a controversial Internet ad.

Panasonic says its 1080p plasma displays will last at least 42 years

How long long do you plan on keeping your next TV? Panasonic says that its 1080p plasma displays are good for a viewing time for about 42 years - that is, of course, if the rest has not fallen apart by 2049.

New firmware update adds features to Wii Shop

The most rarely updated console of the big three, the Wii today received a new firmware upgrade to add a few tweaks to the system's Internet-powered features.

Sony "recalls" three downloadable PS3 games

300 becomes fastest-selling high-def disc

Microsoft cuts price of Xbox 360

Microsoft will reduce the price of the Xbox 360 by up to $50. The Halo 3 edition of the console will sell for $400.

Toshiba releases third-gen HD DVD players

Wayne (NJ) – Toshiba today released three new HD DVD players with prices ranging from $300 to $500.    

80 GB Playstation 3 goes on sale

Sony said that the Playstation 3 with the upgraded 80 GB hard drive is available now, while the remaining, price-reduced 60 GB models delivers a healthy sales increase for the company.

Chrysler first to offer Sirius TV for its 2008 minivan family

Auburn Hills (MI) – Minivans may not be able to shed their soccer mom image, but there is apparently still lots of demand for the roomy family haulers. Freshly divorced from Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler has just launched its new 2008 Dodge Caravan and 2008 Chrysler Town&Country, with a boatload of new features, including the industry's first implementation of in-car Sirius TV.    

Wolfenstein to smash its way to the box office

Throwing its name into the pot of video game-based slasher horror flicks, Wolfenstein is heading to a big screen debut.

Nintendo reportedly updates Wii strap again

Preventing the risk of future problems with the Wii strap, Nintendo has reportedly made it even more secure.

Spider-Man 3 on Blu-ray, DVD and UMD in October