Video game ads expected to soar by 2011

The relatively new medium of in-game ads will mushroom from a $700 million industry to a me of nearly $2 billion in the next four years, according to eMarketer.

Nintendo ups sales forecast based on strong Wii and DS sales

Japanese video game giant Nintendo is upping its annual sales projections because of strong Wii and DS sales.

Blu-ray sheds some light on next generation players

Updated Blu-ray Disc (BD) hardware specifications are set to come into effect in October, but the immediate effect on current BD players will be minimal, reports PC World.

Wii beats out Xbox 360, PS3 in January

The Wii sold more than 140,000 units more in January than its closest next-gen competitor, the Xbox 360, according to sales figures from NPD Group.

Website offers upgrade for Apple TV hard drive

Macservice.com, a repair and upgrade service for Apple products, announced today that it is offering a $195 upgrade for the Apple TV to raise its internal memory from 40 GB to 160 GB.

A little Voodoo: What’s cooking in HP’s gaming labs

Remember HP’s acquisition of boutique PC builder Voodoo? We haven’t heard much of HP’s gaming efforts since the announcement of the merger in September of last year. Rob Enderle got a look at HP’s gaming labs and he returned with some intriguing ideas: Virtual worlds merging into reality, coffee tables that become gaming surfaces and high-end racing simulators on surround screens. Here is his report.

EMI releases first DRM-free album on iTunes

Two days after announcing that it would offer music downloads with copy protection technology, EMI said the album The Good, The Bad & the Queen from Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong is scheduled to become available on iTunes today.

UK bans "dangerous driving" Xbox 360 ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has banned an Xbox 360 commercial because it says the ad promoted dangerous driving.

Opinion: Can Zune survive?

With the long-awaited move of digital rights management (DRM)-free music to iTunes, Microsoft has fallen even more behind the curve.

Panasonic updates HD camcorders

Panasonic has introduced its latest digital HD camcorders, offering more resolution than their predecessors with full H.264 support.

PSP price gets cut to $170

As the first official price cut for Sony's handheld device, the core PSP package has been slashed by $30 to an MSRP of $169.99.

Knight Rider car for sale

Chicago (IL) - A Dublin, Calif., based dealership is offering on of the four original 1982 Pontiac Trans Am cars that were used for close-up shots in the classic 1980s TV show “Knight Rider”.

EMI drops DRM

EMI has announced that it will be dropping DRM file protections for its entire digital library of songs.

CustomFlix makes its way to Amazon Unbox on Tivo

CustomFlix, an online store that lets users create custom DVDs, will now begin streaming videos to Tivo though Amazon's streaming service.

EA working on multiple instrument music game

Electronic Arts is working on a new game with MTV and Harmonix that will include a drum kit, lead guitar, bass guitar, and a microphone.

New PSP update offers free T-Mobile wireless access

Sony's latest firmware update for the PSP, which brings the system version to 3.30, includes six free months of T-Mobile wireless HotSpot access.

Panasonic rolls out five 1080p plasma TVs

New York (NY) – Panasonic has updated its plasma TV family. New 42”, 50” and 58” models are joining the current 65” and 103” 1080p plasma TVs.

Chrysler’s Sebring convertible goes high-tech

Auburn Hills (MI) - A Chrysler Sebring may not be on the shopping list of car or tech enthusiasts. But there is no denying that the manufacturer is among the first to embrace technologies, such as hard drives, in cars that appeal to mainstream buyers: The 2008 Sebring can be ordered with GPS, plays MP3s from a hard drive, offers a JPEG slideshow viewer and even plays videos on the in-dash TFT LCD.

Mystic GTA IV trailer debuts on Xbox 360

The high definition debut of the Grand Theft Auto series will take place in the publisher's home town of New York City.

EA dispatches Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Electronic Arts has announced that the PC version of its latest installment in the long-running Command & Conquer series has been shipped to retailers.