writes "Microsoft has been forced to acknowledge that a substantial number of PCs running the new version of its Windows operating system will not be able to play high-quality DVDs.
The Vista system will be available to consumers at the end of the month. However, in an interview with The Times, one of its chief architects said that because of anti-piracy protection granted to the Hollywood studios, Vista would not play HD-DVD and Blu-ray Discs on certain PCs."
writes "Figures released by the UK game-research outlet Chart-Track show that the Nintendo DS is now the 2006 gaming hardware market leader — beating the PlayStation 2, the PlayStation Portable, and even the Xbox 360. A total of 2 million gamers across the country now have a DS system, the figures show."