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Monday, May 25, 2009

Sony Bravia TVs now send and receive email postcards

Sony‘s new Bravia Postcard service for cellphones pretty much does what it says on the pack - sends virtual message cards from compatible phones to net-connected Bravia TV sets.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sony’s new mini PC may not be a netbook after all

By now, we all know that Sony is supposed to be hitting us with its first Vaio netbook PC at CES next month but, amid the various teases, leaks and rumors, how much is clear?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sony A900 DSLR mega review with video

Good ole Gordon over at Camera Labs has just posted his usual workaholic review of Sony’s Alpha A900 DSLR and it’s a biggie.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Panasonic replaces Sony as Japan’s coolest electronics brand

Although much has been made of Sony’s recent resurgence under Sir Howard Stringer, the Tokyo monster may be surprised to learn that it has been toppled as the public’s favourite producer of quality electronics.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Sony company to mass-produce FED displays

Less than a year after it launched the world’s first OLED television – the XEL-1 – Sony is looking to compete with an entirely different line of next-generation displays called FEDs.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Video: Sony shows off PlayStation Home and Life With PlayStation services

We’ve all heard about Sony’s strategy meeting in Tokyo yesterday (read my report here, if you’re bored), but even more interesting than the news that everything’s going to be connected in Sony’s Brave New World and movies will be streaming left and right were a couple of demo videos unleashed on the underwhelmed journos assembled at the event.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Buckyballs power tiny fuel-cell powerhouse

Exotic molecules like carbon buckyballs may soon become part of our everyday lives if the latest prototype fuel cell from Sony ever makes it to the stores.

Japanese RFID tech batters down doors in West

We recently lifted the lid on just how useful – not to mention pervasive – RFID technology is in Japan, so it’s with a glad heart that we bring you news of a move that’s sure to help it spread more quickly in the West.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

LED TVs get boost by dropping organic element

As we’ve mentioned in the past, the new breed of OLED televisions represented by Sony’s XEL-1 have plenty of assets, but an active lifespan shorter than that of LCD or plasma screens isn’t one of them.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Extreme close-up: Sony Alpha A200 dissected + DSLR tips a-go-go

All-round good egg/camera obsessive Gordon Laing at Camera Labs not only has the most detailed review (video here too) of Sony’s new Alpha A200 entry-level DSLR but he’s even found time to branch out with a new camera uber site.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Sony ‘fesses up about new Aibo rumours
Read the full story R&D | Robots 06:47 AM JMLH • Permalink

It’s been a month since Stuff magazine teased us with that mock-up of what a next-generation Aibo might look like, but we’ve still heard nothing official on the possibility of a return for the robot pet and its new PlayStation interface.

Year-end figures show massive growth in Japanese gaming

To the surprise of no one, the just-revealed sales figures for games hardware and software in Japan last year underline what a massive 12 months it was for the industry as a whole and Nintendo in particular.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sony video-sharing site goes high def with set-top box

We recently speculated that YouTube might one day soon be delivering high-definition online video instead of the grainy clips that proliferate now, but Sony Japan’s eyeVio video-sharing site has beaten the Google company to the punch by starting an HD TV service yesterday.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Sony delivers lighter PS2 and deeper red PSP

Just in time for Christmas we have two new additions to the PlayStation line-up - a glowing red PSP and the redesigned PS2 we’ve been expecting for some months.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sony uses Wi-Fi to pinpoint noodle shops

Sony’s a strange company - on the one hand it appears every inch the industry giant striving to return to its former glory yet, on the other, it produces really bizarre products like its latest piece of software that uses Wi-Fi to locate noodle restaurants.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cyber-shot DSC-T2 packs in 4GB and cheesy smiles aplenty

The latest in the ever-evolving range of Cyber-shot digital cameras from Sony has just been given a global launch date and it’s a fully loaded consumer snapper with 4GB of its own memory for storing photos without a memory card.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Slimmer sets mean we’ll be seeing a lot less TV in future

With the end of CEATEC 2007 looming, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the strongest theme of this year’s show and the implications for what we’ll be finding in our electronics shops over the next months and years.

Friday, October 05, 2007

FED TVs join OLED, SED, LCD and PDP in alphabetti spaghetti display soup

We’ve seen plenty of next-generation flat televisions at this week’s CEATEC show in Japan, but a technology we haven’t heard of in a while is the field emission display, or FED.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sony adds digital TV to tiny video Walkman lineup

Sony Japan has been busy of late on the Walkman front, so it’s no surprise to see yet another new lineup announced in Japan this morning - the 1-seg digital TV toting, credit-card sized NW-A910 series.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Sony says eyeVio can show YouTube the money

Sony’s attempt to create a video-sharing website to rival YouTube took a step forward this week when it announced that its eyeVio service was opening its doors to companies wishing to place video advertising.



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