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Sony already announced that 3D gaming would soon be coming to their PlayStation 3 console, which isn't surprising considering how invested the company already is in 3D HDTVs and "3D audio." The PS3 is easily one of the most flexible and versatile game consoles ever, able to play games, Blu-ray Discs, and soon, 3D... Read more...
Sony's VAIO line has been around for years now, and for years, it has remained constant; classy, styled well, and expensive. That's just the markings of a VAIO. They've been called the "Apple notebooks" of the PC world, and while they have added so many colors and finishes now that the same thing really isn't true any longer, it's still a... Read more...
With the glut of portable audio and media players out these days, it really takes a special product to catch our attention. Something unique, something a little off-the-wall, and something that actually differentiates itself from all those other mundane MP3 players. Sony has somehow managed to do that with their... Read more...
Sometimes, you don't need the latest and greatest. Sometimes, all you need is something basic. If you're building a new machine and have no need for Blu-ray yet, Sony Optiarc has two new units that just might fit the bill. The company's two new optical disc drives are half-height units, and both can toast at 24X. The DRX-S77U drive boasts... Read more...
As sincere as Sony can apparently be, the console maker has an issued an apology to gamers worldwide who might be upset at the removal of the "Install Other OS" option from their PlayStation 3. For a select few, the touted ability to install an alternative OS was a huge selling point in the PS3's favor, so we can... Read more...
Out of the 365 days that make up our calendar year, Sony has chosen to release its next system software update for the PlayStation platform on April 1, otherwise known as April Fool's Day. Install it, however, and the joke's on you, at least if you're planning to roll with an alternate OS. That's because the optional update will disable the... Read more...
Shame on you, Sony. Why? Well, the company's PlayStation Portable turned 5 years old this week, and did so with little fanfare, or even a few balloons. That's okay, PSP, because HotHardware has your back, though we're not going to sing the birthday jingle. Aw, what the heck.Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you,Happy birthday dear PlayStation... Read more...
We've been joking for years now that Google is taking over the world. Slowly but surely, our laugh is growing dim, because it actually does actually look like Google is doing their best to achieve global domination. First it was search domination, then it was e-mail domination, then it was breaking into the clean... Read more...
It wasn't supposed to happen this way. Back when all three consoles were just spec sheets and demo units it was Microsoft vs. Sony and Blu-ray vs. HD DVD. Even the pundits who thought the Wii's motion control interface could win it market share weren't predicting that the modest device would prove as popular as the XBox and PS3 combined. Both... Read more...
Sony's PS3 is getting an upgrade in the form of HD movie content from all six of the major movie studios. Walt Disney Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. will offer HD movies for purchase and rental on the PlayStation Network video delivery service in the United... Read more...
Nintendo has their Wii remote, Microsoft will soon have their Project Natal, and now, Sony has their PlayStation Move. At the GDC '10 conference in San Francisco, the maker of the PS3 decided to cut loose and unveil the "next generation" in console control, though it's really just a sophisticated improvement upon the... Read more...
Check monthly console sales from the XBox's launch in 2005 to the present day, and Sony's PS3 lags both the XBox 360 and the Wii. According to the most recent data available, Sony has sold 33.5 million PS3's, Microsoft is at 39 million XBox 360s, and Nintendo has moved 67.45 million Wiis. It comes as something of a surprise, then, to hear... Read more...
Do you know who is currently the world's most "admired" company? According to recent reports, that would be Apple. Even though the company has less than 10% of the global PC operating system market share, Steve Jobs has managed to create a force that has permeated throughout the consumer electronics realm, and the mindshare battle is clearly... Read more...
When a game developer releases a demo, it's typically intended to entice players into first trying and then purchasing the full version. In keeping with that goal, demo versions of a game are (usually) designed to be fun. This is the stuff of Game Design 101 for most of us, but a crack team of cutting-edge gaming researchers at Sony have applied... Read more...
It may seem an odd way to write news about a product, but before we talk about the Sony Dash, we're going to talk about the Chumby. A Chumby is a bit of consumer electronics designed to run a variety of widgets that can do...well...just about anything. The entire project has been open-source from the beginning, and the touchscreen device is... Read more...
We are back again this week to talk about some more HotHardware with our friends at TechVi, including a new, affordable CULV notebook from Sony, AMD's upcoming 8 and 12-core processors, the FBI's investigation of school officials spying on a student via webcam, and the just released ATI Radeon HD 5830 graphics card...  Show Notes:0:20... Read more...
Nintendo's next-generation, up-a-size DS model (the DSi XL) is set to launch in just over a month and the company lifted the lid today on what we can expect at launch. For those of you who aren't in the know, the upcoming DSi XL is a 'large' revision to the DSi's form factor. The unit's iconic twin displays offer 93 percent more viewing area,... Read more...
The CULV notebook market has been overloaded with options over the past few months, and this year's Consumer Electronics Show saw even more PC makers  jump in with an abundance of new offerings. Asus and Acer seemed to be at the forefront of the CULV revolution, which--for those who don't know--are machines that split the divide between... Read more...
The CULV notebook market has been overloaded with options over the past few months, and this year's Consumer Electronics Show saw even more PC makers  jump in with an abundance of new offerings. Asus and Acer seemed to be at the forefront of the CULV revolution, which--for those who don't know--are machines that split the divide... Read more...
A few years ago, many were shocked that Sony was attempting to tread on the grounds that were so well dominated by the likes of Nikon, Canon, FujiFilm and Olympus. The alpha DSLR series has proven to be a worthy competitor to those other brands, and Sony has continually pushed to improve it year after year. At this... Read more...
If one were to make a list of 21st-century technologies that deserve to be credited as the hardware equivalent of Duke Nukem Forever, OLED displays might just might sweep the competition. Display manufacturers have been talking about OLED televisions and monitors as "a couple years away" for at least the last... Read more...
It was only a matter of time. We knew as early as CES 2010 that slate/tablet PCs were back on track for a second wind after dying out years ago, but it seems that an unlikely contender has boosted everyone else into overdrive. Apple's iPad is the first real tablet to launch this market into the next gear, and with... Read more...
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