Apple closes Lala - is itunes.com on the way?

Apple has announced that it plans to close down its Lala music streaming service, indicating that it may be planning to turn iTunes into a cloud-based service.

Civilization creator gives thumbs-up to social gaming

Civilization creator Sid Meier has given the thumbs-up to social gaming by describing the genre as an exciting "new frontier."

16-year-old kills brother over Playstation

An angry 16-year-old boy in Chile has been charged with killing his older brother over a Playstation console.

Is that an Intel chip in your Sony TV?

Sony is planning to unveil a new lineup of home entertainment devices that will be powered by Intel processors and Google-coded software.

PS3 users launch class action suit over loss of Linux support

A group of Playstation 3 users have decided they aren't going to take  Sony's decision to drop Linux support lying down. A class action suit has been launched against the company accusing it of unfair and deceptive business practice and breach of contract.

Downloads prop up faltering music sales

Digital music sales continue to rise, with iTunes now the leading source of music in the US.

Psychiatrist compares video game addicts to junkies

An undoubtedly well-meaning psychiatrist has claimed that video game dependence is similar to drug and alcohol addiction.

Ballmer: Natal to impact the "rest of our lives"

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been busy pumping up the inevitable hype over Natal, which is expected to be unveiled at E3 in June.

Avatar producer says 3D glasses don't suck

Many people find 3D glasses to be awkward, cumbersome and utterly unappealing. But Avatar producer Jon Landau sees them as an "opportunity" - rather than a deterrent - to widespread adoption of the 3D standard.

The Sims 3 to invade the console world, add new features

The Sims 3 did its magic on PC once again as it became the top-selling computer game last year, and this time the game's publisher EA wants to capture that success on the console side.

Verizon adds Youtube, Internet Radio to Fios service

Verizon Fios has added new functionality to its first-in-class Media Manager functionality, and has expanded its reach from DVR customers only to all Fios subscribers.

Panasonic first to market with DivX Plus Blu-ray player

Panasonic has just added DivX's new top-of-the-line "Plus" certification. The 3D player is the first in the world to do so.

Rhapsody brings offline playback to the iPhone

Rhapsody has stolen a march on the competition with the launch of a new version of its iPhone app adding offline playback.

Blood-sugar testing accessory coming to Nintendo DS

Pharmaceutical company Bayer is now setting its sights on the DS by creating a special peripheral that allows users to test their blood glucose level.

HP develops own motion-sensing controller for PC

Motion-sensitive controllers are beginning to dominate the console gaming market, and now HP is bringing the craze to the PC with its own branded gaming controller.

Bikinis, boobs and beaches. Welcome to Paradise!

Do you like to watch scantily clad women in bikinis sexily frolicking on a pristine beach? Well, yes, who doesn't?  

Sony upgrades PS3 with 40nm RSX graphics chip

Sony has upgraded its Playstation 3 console with a 40nm RSX graphics chip.

Super bowl champ Drew Brees to hit Madden NFL 11 cover

Drew Brees became the face of one of the most important Super Bowl victories ever when the New Orleans Saints were crowned victorious, and now that face will hit one of the most important video game box covers.

Rent full-length films on Youtube

Seemingly not satisfied with its top spot in the free streaming video market, Youtube is beginning to experiment with pay-per-view streaming movie rentals, offering full-length motion pictures starting at $1.99.

Psyko debuts 5.1 gaming headset

Psyko Audio Labs has introduced a 5.1 headset that allows hardcore PC gamers to precisely identify the source of muffled gunshots, light footsteps and overwhelmingly loud explosions.