Blu-ray/HD DVD demand to rely on game/consumer applications

Four new games headed to iPod

EA Mobile has announced plans to bring out a quartet of new casual games to the fifth-generation iPod platform.

Xbox firmware update adds Messenger integration

Microsoft this week released an update for the Xbox 360, which adds the much talked about integration with MSN's Live Messenger application.

Sony unveils two series of digital music players

Desktop Factory to bring out commercial 3D printer

3D printers, previously used only by doctors and architects, are headed to the mainstream market.

Internet browser for original DS not going to retail stores

Nintendo will only ship DS Lite versions of the long-awaited browser software to retail stores.

Production cost of PS3 could be cut by $100

Call of Heroes to go from PC to Wii

In what may be the first game to be ported directly from PC to Wii, Data Design Interactive today announced it will bring Call of Heroes to Nintendo's newest console after it's released for the PC next month.

AACS vows war over leaked HD DVD key

The head of the Advanced Access Content Protection licensing group says the leaking of the HD DVD processing key goes beyond free speech.

Want game time? Get the WoW credit card.

Irvine (CA) - Blizzard has teamed up with the First National Bank of Omaha to offer a Visa card for World of Warcraft players.  The stylish card will have a 0% introductory interest rate for the first year and players will earn game time with each purchase.  Players will also get a free month of game time with the first use of the card.

Creative debuts $40 MP3 player

Singapore (Singapore) - Creative has announced the Zen Stone, a one gigabyte MP3 player that many have already begun comparing to the same-capacity iPod Shuffle. See all of Creative's Zen players here...

THQ teams with Rise of Nations creator for new project

THQ announced today that it has inked a deal with Big Huge Games, most noted for its Rise of Nations series, to work on a next-gen RPG for the Xbox 360, PC, and Playstation 3.

Bose to launch high-end media center for Ferraris

Chicago (IL) – Bose has long been the choice when it was about purchasing the ultimate audio system for your new car. But the company has fallen behind the trend when more than consumers began asking for more than CD playback capability in their car. Bose has now received FCC approval for a media center, apparently developed exclusively for Ferrari sports cars, that will cover digital music, satellite radio, TV, navigation and a new intelligent music selection tool.

Altec Lansing intros mini-theater for the iPod

Milford (PA) – Speaker specialist Altec Lansing has announced a “mini theater” iPod dock that not only pumps out sound, but also displays video on a small screen.By now we have seen virtually any imaginable iPod audio enhancement – ranging from floating speaker cases for the swimming pool all the way to toilet paper holders with a slot for your music player. But we really don’t have a choice yet when it comes to speakers that also have a video screen that can visualize the videos stored on the iPod.  

SlingPlayer makes its Macintosh debut

Net radio stations win two month reprieve on fees

The Copyright Royalty Board is postponing higher royalty payments for Internet radio broadcasts by two months.

Total Access cuts Blockbuster’s earnings

Movie rental giant Blockbuster reported lower than expected first-quarter earnings.

Cyber-riot hits Digg

Culver City (CA) - Several thousand years in the future historians and archeologists will wonder why a certain number in 2007 was so popular.  Lawyers and even the administrators of Digg.com, a popular news aggregator, tried to stop the spread of the AACS processing key, but in so doing made the 32-digit hexadecimal number the most popular number in modern history.

GameTap to go free with ad support

Online game service GameTap will soon begin offering some games for free, thanks to new ad space on the site.

Xbox 360 Elite owners get free transfer cable

Following a rash of complaints from consumers who couldn't easily transfer data from their old 360 to the Elite model, Microsoft announced it will offer free transfer cables for those who request one.