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Nintendo revises down DS software sales forecast

Nintendo substantially cut its estimate for the amount of Nintendo DS software it expects to sell in the current fiscal year, while raising its forecast for hardware sales of the recently launched portable gaming device. The revision was made as the ...

Sony learned its lesson in digital music, says exec

Sony has learned several lessons from its reluctance to quickly embrace music download services and is now working hard to make up ground against the dominance of competitors such as Apple Computer, a senior executive said last Thursday.

IRiver CEO 'surprised' at Apple's iPod Shuffle

The chief executive of one of the world's leading manufacturers of digital music players says he is surprised at several of the features of Apple Computer's iPod Shuffle player, which was introduced by Apple earlier this week at MacWorld San Francisc...

Sony shows Qualia video processor

Sony will expand its Qualia line of products later this month with the addition of a video processing device that can improve the image quality of standard and high-definition images, the company announced Wednesday.

Latest Blu-ray, HD-DVD prototypes at CES

The ongoing march towards high-definition video discs saw several new prototype players revealed last week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Porn industry poised for new HD video format

It is often said that the adult industry is at the forefront of new technologies. It was credited with driving initial consumer acceptance of VHS and DVD and was a pioneer in online video streaming. But in the battle over disc formats for high-defini...

Sony places its bet on SXRD projector technology

Sony is betting that a micro-display technology that it developed will give it the same edge in the projector TV market as its Trinitron technology has given it in the traditional CRT (cathode ray tube) market, one of the company's senior executives ...

Studios pledge high-definition movies by year-end

When it comes to high-definition video discs, movie fans finally have something more to look forward to than a format battle. Three major Hollywood studios and hardware makers backing the HD-DVD format committed on Thursday to releasing players and h...

SanDisk adds USB connection to SD Card

SanDisk has developed an SD (Secure Digital) memory card that includes a built-in USB connector so the card can be directly plugged into a computer, it said on Friday at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Hitachi plans big boost for small drives

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Inc. (HGST) is planning to at least double the capacity of its 1-inch Microdrive hard-disk drive within this year, the company said Tuesday as events ahead of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) began...

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