Best of this week's round-up

Xbox 360 not getting price cut says Microsoft
Microsoft says that it currently has no plans to cut the price of its Xbox 360 games console. It had been widely rumoured that the company would slash the 360's retail price after Sony cut the price of the PS3 in the USA by $100. But this is not so

iPhone to get major software update?
Apple and AT&T are to update the Apple iPhone with new features in the form of software updates, according to a new report. The new features will include the ability to use the Apple iPhone as a mass storage device and a new disk mode

Nintendo Wii is a legitimate form of exercise
Using a Nintendo is a legitimate form of exercise and could help you lose weight - or so says the appropriately-named Dr. Alasdair Thin who has been researching the matter at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh

Touchscreen video iPod coming August?
Apple is to release a new touchscreen Apple iPod next month, new rumours suggest. A source within Taiwanese supply firm Wintek said the company has started to supply touchscreen panels for the updated device

Rumours confirmed as Sony unveils new PSP
The only surprise about Sony's announcement of a redesigned PSP made at E3 yesterday was how little the handheld seems to have changed. However, while the PSP 'Lite' looks all but identical to its predecessor, under the surface there are big changes

HD DVD claims lead over Blu-ray in Europe
The HD DVD Promotion Group today announced that Toshiba has taken a leading share of the European market for standalone high-definition movie players. But as is often the case in situations such as these, this isn't the end of the story

iPhone: no nano yet but 3G to come
Reports of an Apple iPhone nano arriving by the end of the year may be premature. A 3G iPhone is the most likely next model, according to a second analyst report by JPMorgan

iPod jogger struck by lightning
There's usually a hard and an easy way of discovering things. A Canadian jogger learnt the hard way not to listen to an Apple iPod when running through a thunderstorm

Why the HD format war doesn't exist
Despite claims this morning that HD DVD players are far outselling their Blu-ray rivals, both HD formats are selling so poorly that the term 'format war' is a complete exaggeration. That's according to analysts at UnderStanding and Solutions

Capcom exec says Sony to cut PS3 price again
A mere four days after Sony cut the price of its PlayStation 3 in North America, comes the suggestion that another price cut is inevitable by year's end. Or so says a major player in the Japanese games industry

Is AMD's acquisition of ATI in trouble?
The former boss of graphics outfit ATI, Dave Orton, has resigned from his job at parent company AMD. The announcement is the latest in a string of bad news stories for AMD since it acquired ATI last summer

Super 3G mobile trial due to hit 300Mbit/s
As if the mobile phones with 3.6Mbit/s internet connections that are relatively common in Japan weren't enough, NTT DoCoMo has announced that it is working on technology to up that almost tenfold by 2009

LG set for iPhone-alike touchscreen mobile
LG is lining up an iPhone-like touchcsreen mobile based on its Prada Phone released earlier this year - but with a 5-megapixel camera and 3G and HSDPA onboard

75-year-old pensioner has fastest broadband
A 75-year-old Swedish woman currently has the fastest broadband connection in the world. Sigbritt Löthberg enjoys a massive 40Gbps connection - many thousand times faster than the average connection speed

New PS3 pack offers more for your £425
While Sony refuses to cut the £425 asking price of its PlayStation 3, it is offering a new Starter Pack from today. The so-called "high value" Starter Pack consists of the PS3 itself, two first party games and two Sixaxis wireless game controllers

Julia Sagar
Content director, special projects

Julia specialises in ecommerce at Future. For the last four years, she’s split her time between leading TechRadar’s crack team of deal editors - covering all the biggest sales of the year including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day - and helping the audiences of Future’s consumer tech and lifestyle brands (TechRadar, Tom's Guide, T3, Marie Claire, Woman & Home and more) find the best products and services for their needs and budget.

A former editor of global design website Creative Bloq, she has over 15 years’ experience in online and print journalism, and was part of the team that launched TechRadar way back in the day. When she isn't reviewing mattresses (she’s tested more than she cares to remember), or sharing tips on how to save money in the latest sales, she can usually be found writing about anything from green energy to graphic design.