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Quanta Computer. You may have never heard of them. You've probably never visited their website. You've definitely never seen an advertisement for their company on the television. So why are they so important? They're the contract notebook computer maker for some of the world's biggest laptop brands, including Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Sony.... Read more...
What if your game console had a 3G wireless connection? What if your portable gaming handheld had one? It's a reasonable question to ask, and you have to assume that executives at Nintendo, Sony and the rest of the crowd are asking that same question. There's a clear and present demand for mobile data; Apple's iPad comes in a 3G version, and... Read more...
Have we mentioned before that Sony is firmly on the 3D bandwagon? There's no question that Sony is pushing 3D harder than almost any other single company in the industry right now, and with huge investments in 3D HDTVs, 3D gaming (with the PS3) and 3D glasses, who could blame them? But one thing that has eluded the 3D industry in large part... Read more...
Colored game consoles have been around for years now. It didn't take long for companies to realize that consumers would go crazy over a simple "limited run" of colored consoles, and even as far back as the famed black DreamCast, this tactic has shown to work well. For whatever reason, consumers love color choices. Maybe it fits their mood... Read more...
Last week, Amazon trimmed the price and improved the features of its flagship Kindle DX product and now it's apparently Sony's turn. As of today, the Reader Pocket Edition is $149 (down from $169), the Touch Edition is $169 (down from $199) and the Sony Daily Edition (the DX's primary competitor) is now $299, down from $349. That's quite a... Read more...
It's hard to say which company really sparked the 3D revolution, but it's safe to say that Sony will go down as one of the pioneers. They have been pushing the technology from the beginning, and they've been willing to spend serious bucks in order to make sure that 3D is available on their televisions, game consoles and even Blu-ray players.... Read more...
We've discussed OLED displays and their eternal position as five years away in the past, but a manufacturer has stepped forward claiming that OLED's really are coming in 2011 from the likes of Samsung and LG. These won't be any 11" screens for $2000, either—we're talking displays up to and including 42". This... Read more...
Will it be Sony to usher in the pay-for generation of Hulu? It's not the most positive designation in the world to have, but given Sony's expertise in the media realm, and just how elegant their own multi-media store solution is on the PlayStation 3, we wouldn't really mind it. The PS3 has been a multi-media monster from Day 1, being the only... Read more...
If you subscribe to the 'Core i7 or bust' philosophy, you no longer have to rule out Sony's Vaio Z series laptops. Intel's Core i7 620M processor (2.66GHz) is now an upgrade option, which adds $150 to the price of the standard configuration that comes with a Core i5 540M chip (2.35GHz). That's not a terrible way to... Read more...
According to Sony, the company's new VAIO Z and Y Series laptops are the world’s first out-of-the box laptops that act as a personal hotspot. Select models from both of these series feature a new Sony embedded wireless technology called Share My Connection, or SMC. Using SMC, your laptop can act as a mobile wireless access point for... Read more...
One thing that has separated Xbox 360 and PS3/Wii when it comes to online gaming is price. Microsoft has always charged users for Xbox LIVE Gold, a yearly service to get onto their servers and battle the world, download media, network, etc. Sony and Nintendo have made their services available for free, presumably bundled into the cost of the... Read more...
So, let's see. Nintendo revealed a 3D version of their DS gaming handheld (the 3DS), and Microsoft revealed both the Kinect motion sensing system and a brand new Xbox 360 design this week at E3. And all Sony debuted was a new sound system? Hardly. The PlayStation Move was also out in full effect, and while that name has been around for a few... Read more...
In the gaming world, most consumers remain fixated on one single thing: graphics. Ever since the Wii was introduced, another point has been focused on: control. But one area that gets very little attention, even today, is audio. Sony has always seemed to care more about audio than the other guys when it comes to gaming, and at E3 this week... Read more...
We don't know if the emerging 3D craze will end up a mere blip in the history of home entertainment or, if like netbooks, this will become the newest must-have technology, but if the 3D market does fall flat on its face, it won't be for a lack of effort from Sony. On the contrary, the electronics maker this week... Read more...
If you're in the mood for an all-in-one desktop, Sony's VAIO J has you covered. But what if you'd prefer some of that VAIO style on a notebook? You're covered there as well, with the VAIO EA and VAIO ES families launching today with a crazy amount of crazy color options. The VAIO EA series is based around a 14" frame... Read more...
Hey, the iMac can't have all of the fun in the all-in-one PC sector, right? Sony is introducing a new AIO machine today that's touch-enabled, which seems to be the norm these days. In fact we're kind of shocked that 3D support isn't thrown in as well. The VAIO J is the company's latest desktop, aimed at bargain users who don't need a whole... Read more...
Years back, a notebook was a notebook. So long as it had a battery, a keyboard and a foldable LCD, it would suffice on the road. But things have changed, and consumers are caring more and more about design and style. Sony's VAIO series of laptops have always been stylish when compared to most other portable machines offered by other PC makers,... Read more...
Sony and Android, just like two peas in a pod? Sony Ericsson has been known to install Android on select phones, but that's really the extent of the relationship up until now. But after Google's Google TV announcement last week, it seems as Sony and Google are now signed up to be buddy-buddy in a lot of respects. What... Read more...
Apple has done it again: The company has created a product that people want and in the process, the company has boosted sales of an entire market segment. Although tablet PCs have been on the market for years, many consumers haven't paid attention to this market segment until Apple announced the iPad. Now, research firm IDC is claiming the... Read more...
Another Foxconn employee has fallen from a building to his death, the tenth fall reported since the start of this year, eight of which have proved fatal. Local police said they were looking into the incident, but given the spate of apparent suicides and bizarre circumstances surrounding them (a previous victim was... Read more...
Yesterday, Google's biggest reveal at Google I/O was Google TV. It's still sort of a fuzzy product, and it's hard to aptly describe in just a few words. It's definitely aiming to be the "next big thing" in television, and the only way it will ever have a huge impact is to join up with known names in the industry in order to get into more homes.... Read more...
Sony posted their first real loss in over a decade last year, and they're still losing money. Why? Because of decisions like this. While many of the smaller, more nimble companies such as Acer, Asus and MSI are already making plans to follow Apple's lead and produce a tablet PC this year, Sony is still mulling the... Read more...
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