Ricoh GPS camera finds its way to retailers

Ricoh has announced the availability of its latest product, the 500SE, a rugged GPS-ready digital camera that can keep track of when and where every picture was taken.

Scalers beat HD DVD and Blu-ray at CES 2007 - analysis

The high-def age is upon and if you are buying a TV this year anyway, why not buy a HD player as well? And, do you buy HD DVD or Blu-ray, if you are looking for the technology that makes most sense right now? We were looking for clues at CES and found a very convincing answer. Just not the one we expected.

Digital music sales doubled to $2 billion in 2006

2006 saw a record year for digital music sales, as the annual sales figure was nearly double what it was last year, according to data from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

World of Warcraft fans brave cold temps to grab expansion pack

On an insanely cold night, at least by Southern California standards, thousands of World of Warcraft fans waited to buy the Burning Crusade expansion pack. Several EB Games stores in the area opened at midnight January 16th to sell the game and we were there at one of the biggest stores at the Universal Citywalk in Los Angeles. Even though it was cold, fans - some waiting almost 18 hours - traded stories and even danced for some cool prizes.

PS3 shipments total two million

Despite a dismal launch, Sony has announced that global shipments of the PS3 have reached two million, smashing the early shipment records set by the PS2 and closing in on the Wii gap.

Madcatz to announce Wii remote - rumor

Some interesting photos about a third-party Wii remote control have appeared online, reportedly first published in a thread on the forums of gaming site According to forum posts, video game accessory giant Madcatz could be designing a third-party Wii remote, the first of its kind since the Nintendo console debuted last November.

EA announces new series of casual Sims games

The PC game that became a household name is trying to expand its audience even more. A new series of The Sims heading out this year, aimed at the casual gaming crowd.

Now playing on your PC: Netflix movies

Netflix today announced that it is adding a video download service and enable its customers to not only order DVDs online, but also watch movies and television series on their PC. The new service is offered at no additional cost, but there is a limited viewing time that depends on a viewer's subscription plan.

World of Warcraft hits 8 million subscribers

World of Warcraft, the online multiplayer fantasy game, now has more than 8 million players. This is according to Blizzard Entertainment who released the game just over two years ago on November 23, 2004. The players include more than 2 million North American players, along with 1.5 million in Europe and an incredible 3.5 million in China.

CES 2007: Microsoft says Crysis will be Vista's Halo

The original Xbox had Halo. The Xbox 360 has Gears of War. And soon, according to Microsoft, Windows Vista will have Crysis.

CES 2007: Impressions - teetering on the edge

As the Sands hosts a whole series of lock-in pre-CES conferences which you can't get into, even if you've RSVP'd (do I sound bitter?); the expo center and Venetian hotel are gearing up for another event with a major impact upon the technology world: The Adult Entertainment Expo.

CES 2007: First horseman of apocalypse in Las Vegas

If there was any doubt that CES has become a bloated, over the top, affair, much like the last days of Pompeii, or Comdex for that matter, you need read no further than this little ditty from our intrepid reporter, Rob Wright, in Las Vegas.

Vizio introduces sub-$3000 60" PDP TV

Vizio recently announced the introduction of its largest PDP (plasma display panel) high-definition TV (HDTV) –a 60" Maximvs-brand model (VM60P).

CES 2007: The battle for the digital home - analyst opinion

Get ready for the battle for the digital home: CES and Macworld are just a few days away and both will lure you with new media center devices. Behind the scenes, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, and AMD are assembling the core technologies, but the front end is more interesting: HP, Dell and Apple will be the primary vendors making a run at this new market. Let's have a closer look.

Xbox 360 v2 found, codenamed Zephyr

Ever wonder why Microsoft hasn't released an HDMI cable for the Xbox 360, or whether the AV port was really capable of digital out?

Rosie and Donald battle it out online, the website for the digital cable channel Game Show Network, takes advantage of the current feud between Rosie O'Donnell and Donald Trump and turned the rather strange exchange of words into a free online game.

Vizio introduces lower-priced 1080p 47" LCD TV

Vizio recently announced the introduction of a $1900 47" (GV47LF) 1080p LCD TV to join its lineup of Gallevia displays.

Microsoft cracks open Halo 3 beta with 2 new ways to enter

Microsoft announced today two new ways to get into the Halo 3 multiplayer beta program, which officially launches this spring. By playing Halo 2 over Xbox Live (XBL) and registering online, or by purchasing the upcoming title Crackdown, users who didn't get a chance to register in December can still get into the beta.

Stickam to host online New Year's Eve party

Stickam, an online social networking and user video site, will be the host of a global New Year's Eve party, with live video of the countdowns from areas all over the world.

Analyst opinion: Searching for the perfect Media Center PC

2007 is slated to become a big year for media in the home. Every major technology vendor with even a toe in the consumer segment will be going after a market that could easily create the next iPod-like wave of products and growth. As we wrap up 2006 the year let's take a look at what a media center device needs to look like and who is likely to come closest to the mark.