UPDATE: Hitachi unveils first Blu-ray camcorders

Tokyo (Japan) – Hitachi today unveiled the first two Blu-ray-based camcorders – one “simple” version with an integrated Blu-ray drive and one hybrid model with a Blu-ray / hard drive combination.   In Pictures: Hitachi Z-BD7H Blu-ray camcorder ...  

New Timex watch doubles as iPod remote

Middlebury (CT) - Timex today announced a new sports watch that can wirelessly communicate with a nearby iPod, allowing remote control of the digital music player. The iControl watch, part of Timex's Ironman line, can be programmed to sync with the user's iPod.  The watch has specific iPod buttons, including play/pause, volume up/down, and skip forward/back.

Sony calls for recall of 416,000 cameras

Sony has announced a recall for as many as 416,000 digital cameras because a defect in the manufacturing could cause injuries.

Rockstar officially appeals Manhunt 2 ban in UK

Rockstar has officially filed the paperwork to appeal the decision made by a UK regulatory committee to effectively ban the title from going on sale in the country.

Police raid game console modders

Agents from the United States Immigration and Customs (ICE) have raided 32 game console modders across several states.

Canon announces HD HDD camcorder

Lake Success (NY) – Canon will be offering a new camcorder that records video in 1080i and stores them on a 40 GB hard drive.

Sony reportedly working on DVR functionality for PS3

Sony is working on a digital tuner that would bring live TV recording to the Playstation 3 in parts of the world next year.

Four-player online co-op announced for Halo 3

In a surprising revelation, Halo developer Bungie announced last night that Halo 3 will include a cooperative online mode that allows up to four players to team up and battle together over Xbox Live.

Colin McRae to race onto PS3 this year

Racing series Colin McRae, known for its attention to realistic vehicle damage, is heading to the Playstation 3 this fall with Colin McRae: Dirt.

Super Mario Galaxy shows promise

Opinion - Nintendo let me take a spin through another round of Super Mario Galaxy today and I'm now beginning to really appreciate what this holiday title can bring to the Wii.

First look: Wii Fit fits the Wii mold

New York (NY) - At an event held by Nintendo yesterday in New York City, we got a chance to score some more hands-on time with some of Nintendo's upcoming titles and made sure we put Wii Fit through its paces, at least for its initial preview build. Here is what you can expect when the device will debut in the first half of next year.

“PC games not dead yet” – Nvidia

Sharper monitors and special versions of games will reinvigorate PC gaming, according to Nvidia representatives.

PS3 gets a Rockstar exclusive

Panasonic announces two HD camcorders

Weather forecasting umbrella introduced

Ambient Devices has begun selling an umbrella, which indicates to its owner whether it will be a rainy day or not. The device receives weather data from Accuweather.com – and if there is rain expected within the next 12 hours, the umbrella’s handle will illuminate.      

Comic-Con a tale of two conventions - UPDATE gallery 3 added

San Diego (CA) – Hundreds of thousands of comic book, video game and movie fans are flocking to this year’s Comic-Con convention in San Diego where old and new media are mixing together.  Movie and comic producers, artists and stars gave panels, while both the young and the young at heart played the newest video games in the booming and bustling part of the exhibition hall.  Of course it wouldn’t be Comic-Con without comics, but those were relegated to a sedate back section of the hall.    

Japanese adult film companies boosted by Blu-ray

Adult film makers in Japan will be churning out more Blu-Ray movies, thanks to some technical support from Sony.

Sony announces HD video walkman

Chicago (IL) – There’s a new toy coming your way: Sony announced its first portable HD video player.    

EA says it made a mistake by not paying more attention to Wii

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello admitted that the company should have spent more time working on the Wii instead of focusing on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Pioneer launches blackest plasma HDTV line

Pioneer this week began shipping its latest slate of plasma televisions, claiming they have the darkest black levels of any plasma set.