New PS3 update adds download queueing, Folding@Home

Corresponding with the European launch of the PS3, Sony will launch one of its biggest firmware updates for the console on Thursday.

Apple TV preorders begin to be shipped - reports

Media reports are coming in that people who pre-ordered the Apple TV are seeing that their orders have been shipped.

Sony launches Euro PS3 backward compatibility site

People from areas of the globe that will see the PS3 for the first time on Thursday can now check to see if their PS2 collection will work on the next-gen console.

Nintendo "struggling" to meet Wii demand

Nintendo says that it is trying very hard to meet the unexpected demand for its latest game console.

Nintendo Wii remains the top selling console in February

The Nintendo Wii has continued to outsell its rivals the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 during the usually quite lean month of February according to data released by the NPD group.

Nintendo sets price, date for official DS headset

Corresponding with the first DS titles to have online voice support, Nintendo has set an April release date for its official headset for the portable device.

Wiki, Malware and Technopreneur enter Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary has released its latest update, and new words entering the lexicon officially for the first time include "wiki", "malware" and "technopreneur."

Eidos lets off some Steam

Eidos today announced a new digital download agreement, allowing users to download PC games from Valve's Steam service.

Delutube allows you to view deleted YouTube videos

A site called Delutube has taken advantage of the fact that "deleted" videos on YouTube apparently remain available for viewing up to an hour or so after they can no longer be accessed on YouTube.com itself.

Panasonic shows off SDHC Camcorder

Panasonic at Cebit showcased a new compact camcorder that will be using flash memory cards as storage media.

Creative announces 2 megapixel webcam

Creative announced what the company calls the "most advanced webcam on the market".

PlayStation 3 joins Folding@Home

PlayStation 3 owners will soon be able to help find the cure for Alzheimer's and other diseases with a new Folding@Home plugin.

Panasonic updates Blu-ray player

Hannover (Germany) - Panasonic rolled out its second-generation Blu-ray player at Cebit today. The new DMP-BD10A replaces the DMP-BD10 and improves the audio capabilities of its predecessor. According to the manufacturer, the new player supports the 7.1 channel surround sound formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD. In the case of TrueHD, the company promises studio-master sound quality delivered by the lossless audio codec.  

Studies show racing games promote risky driving

Two separate studies, one in Germany and the other in the United Kingdom, have concluded that playing racing video games promotes risky driving behavior, particularly among men.

JoWood to bring Sam & Max Episodes to retail

Austrian-based publisher JoWood has announced that it will be publishing Season 1 of the new Sam & Max episodes, distributing them to retail for the first time.

Nero disc burner software gets PDF copy protection

Nero, developer of a popular disc burning application with the same name, today announced that the April update of the software will add PDF protection as part of its DRM technology SecurDisc.

UMD movies near extinction as retailers close out stock

Although Sony Pictures studios are still actively releasing movies on the PSP's proprietary format, they're running out of places to sell them.

Warner bringing three new movies to HD DVD and Blu-ray

Warner Home Entertainment has announced its latest additions to its hi-def lineup for May. Road Warrior, Battle of the Bulge, and The Fountain will hit both formats in a couple months.

PS3 store updates with trailers, demos

After GDC triggered a week off for Playstation Store updates, a handful of free downloads have been added to the digital PS3 store today.

Lionsgate working on double-feature Blu-ray Discs

In the first big move for high definition formats this year, Lionsgate Films has announced that it will start making Blu-ray Discs that contain two movies on a single disc.