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  • Microsoft's HD DVD drive for movies only

    Microsoft Tuesday officially announced that it would offer an HD DVD drive as a peripheral to the Xbox 360 by the end of the year. But don't expect to see any Xbox 360 games ship on HD DVD any time soon.

  • Nucleo Pro boosts After Effects workflow

    Gridiron Software has announced Gridiron Nucleo Pro, a productivity enhancement plug-in that optimizes the workflow for visual-effects artists working in After Effects on multi-processor and multi-core computers.

  • Magic Bullet gains AE7 support

    Red Giant Software has released version 2.1 of the Magic Bullet Suite, the set of After Effects plug-ins that apply film styles to video footage.

  • PlayStation 3 price revealed

    After months of silence Sony named the launch date and price for the PlayStation 3 on Monday, confirming its place as the most expensive game console yet produced.

  • Intel announces new name for chips

    Intel will sell its new generation of 65-nanometer desktop and laptop chips under the brand name "Core 2 Duo" when it launches them this summer, the company said.

  • E3 is almost here!

    The 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) kicks off next week, and as in previous years, there's sure to be loads of juicy details on the latest consoles and games even before the show floor officially opens on Wednesday. Digit will be posting news as it comes live from the likely-chaotic Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft pre-show events, so be sure to check back often.

  • Nintendo sets DS Lite US debut

    Nintendo's redesigned DS handheld console, the DS Lite, is already available in Japan. Now the DS Lite is coming to North America - the company announced Thursday plans to release it on June 11, 2006. The DS Lite will cost $129.99.

  • Nokia, ATI to work on mobile multimedia

    Nokia and ATI Technologies are partnering to try to simplify and drive the development of multimedia capabilities for Nokia phones, the companies said on Thursday.

  • Study: PSP UMD outlook 'bleak'

    A new report from market research firm The NPD Group (www.npd.com) concludes that the outlook for movies and other entertainment on Universal Media Disc (UMD) -- the tiny optical disk used by Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) is "bleak."

  • Rushes Soho Shorts extends deadline

    Due to a flood of last minute entries, Rushes Soho Shorts has decided to extend the original May 5, 2006 entries deadline for short film-makers to Wednesday May 12, 2006.

  • D&AD Global Awards nominations

    The D&AD is sharpening its yellow pencils in anticipation of this year’s Awards ceremony, and has announced the nominees for 2006.

  • DAZ acquires Eovia

    3D model developer DAZ Productions has acquired Eovia's entire development, marketing and sales divisions and all the technology rights to Carrara - Eovia's 3D modeling, animation and rendering software Carrara. DAZ Productions has also acquired all technology rights to Hexagon, Eovia’s 3D modeling software, from Eovia Europe S.A. DAZ Productions is not acquiring Eovia Europe S.A.

  • NAB 2006: Avid upgrades Xpress Pro to 5.5

    Avid has announced version 5.5 of its Xpress Pro video editing software, which brings the Mac version up to par with the Windows release, and adds additional features to both platforms. The company also used the NAB show in Las Vegas to...

  • Cinema 4D gains motion graphics tools

    Maxon has announced MoGraph, a module for Cinema 4D aimed at motion graphics artists. The add-on for the core package costs £259 plus VAT, or for £699 plus VAT bundled with Cinema 4D.

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