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.

Nintendo to front new video game expo

Nintendo has signed up as an anchor exhibitor at the new "Entertainment for All Expo", a new convention from IDG aimed at replacing the defunct Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

Microsoft offers new Zune firmware update

Microsoft recently unveiled its latest update for the Zune, optimizing a couple features and fixing a glitch that caused some songs to skip.

Complicated PS3 platform discouraging second-tier game developers

Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) platform is, in comparison with that of Microsoft's Xbox 360, technologically too complicated to facilitate development of supporting games by second-tier developers, according to Taiwan games developers.

iTunes offers pro-rated album prices for previously purchased tracks

Apple announced today that it will begin lowering prices of complete albums by 99 cents for each song that users have already downloaded.

Take-Two intros expansion for Sid Meier's Civilization IV

Take-Two Interactive announced details today about the latest expansion to Sid Meier's Civilation IV, one of the publisher's best-selling PC franchises.

HD DVD promises 70 titles by July 2007

The HD DVD group today announced the complete list of upcoming releases through July, saying that the total number of releases in the first half of 2007 will reach more than 70.

Pogo makes console debut with Pogo Island for the DS

Electronic Arts announced today that it has shipped Pogo Island for the Nintendo DS, marking the first time the software giant's casual online gaming division has made its way to a major non-PC platform.

Mario and Sonic to appear in olympic game together

In their first joint appearance in a video game, Mario and Sonic are both headed to a new olympics game due out this Christmas.

Blu-ray Casino Royale hits 100,000 mark

Sony has announced that over 100,000 Blu-ray Discs (BDs) of Casino Royale have shipped, making it the first high definition movie release to reach the six-digit milestone.

Mexican criminals offered Xbox 360 in return for handing in firearms

The new mayor of Mexico City is offering criminals a free Xbox 360 for every handgun are handed into police in an amnesty.

Microsoft lifts the curtain on 120 GB Xbox 360 Elite

The fabled 120 GB, black Xbox 360 is now official, as Microsoft today unveiled details about the new high-end console.

Bandai Namco to bring Cell processor to the arcades

Bandai Namco will use the supercomputer chip in future arcade machines.