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A Playstation on your cell phone?  The notion might not be so far-fetched. The latest news out of the Japanese electronics and gaming giant is that it's "considering developing a cellphone-game gear hybrid" on Sony Ericsson phones.Once the superpower in portable music - the Walkman, launched about 30 years ago, was revolutionary and became... Read more...
It's a tough time for Blu-ray to be really hitting its stride. Many consumers are still wary due to the battle with HD-DVD, and frankly, many are still content with DVD. In too many cases, upscaled DVD looks "good enough" for consumers, and only those with oodles of disposable income are willing to fork out for Blu-ray. Blu-ray player prices... Read more...
For the longest time, we've felt that Sony's baseline $399 price tag on its PlayStation 3 console was simply too high. Nintendo's Wii is just $299, and Microsoft's Xbox 360 can be had easily for $199. Aside from Blu-ray playback, what does the console really offer to persuade gamers to purchase it over the other, cheaper options?Obviously,... Read more...
Say what you will, but Wolfenstein 3D is back in full force, in a way that Duke Nukem only wishes he could be. Just months after the heralded first-person shooter made its way onto Apple's App Store, the classic title is now destined to waste even more time when it comes to Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation Network.Activision Publishing... Read more...
We've always been somewhat skeptical of these so-called "surveys." With the proliferation of the Internet, it's pretty easy to fetch any kind of results you could ever want, but we tend to feel that these findings are at least somewhat substantiated. As part of a new 'Women & Digital Life' study, researchers found that Apple was the most... Read more...
Welp, looks like Sony's cat is sufficiently out of the bag. With E3 scheduled to get underway next week in California, Sony's biggest secret for the show is a secret no more. Just hours ago, official images leaked of what will reportedly be called the "PSP go." This new PlayStation Portable looks to be a smaller, more compact version of the... Read more...
As part of its Christmas line-up of products, Sony Ericsson introduced a new phone that will allow consumers to connect to their PS3 gaming consoles remotely. The new phone, known as Aino, will let users access media content such as music, videos, and photos from the PS3 while on the go. Sadly, Aino will not allow users to play games or access... Read more...
It’s becoming more and more common that U.S. Customs agents are finding smuggled drugs in shipments traveling to the U.S. from Mexico. Electronics manufacturers are among the mix of manufacturers who have been targeted by various smuggling and hijacking attempts. Last month, U.S. Customs agents got a surprise when they checked a trailer of... Read more...
Gamers are well aware that E3 is just around the bend, and whispers are sure getting hopes up around the web. Microsoft is expected to unveil a motion sensing system to compete with Microsoft's Wii, Sony just might debut a new thin PlayStation 3, and the PSP just might snag game rentals and music downloads. According to various sources, we're... Read more...
We've had every reason to believe that these were real, but finally we're seeing Sony itself pull the trigger on an official confirmation. Starting the week off in style, the company is introducing not one, not two, but three new Alpha models in its burgeoning DSLR range. Aimed primarily at first- and second-time DSLR buyers, the DSLR-A380,... Read more...
Remember back in ancient computer times, say the late '80s and early '90s, when your only choice for a computer screen was black, with white, orange or green typeface?That model has long since been discarded in favor of full-color screens, which are much easier on the eye and, frankly, more attractive. But then the Kindle e-book reader came... Read more...
Logitech has certainly dabbled in the gaming realm before, but this is arguably its most impressive venture yet. For years now, home cinema enthusiasts have wondered why Sony added in Bluetooth remote control capabilities over the far more widely accepted RF radio. At long last, a company with a trusted record in the remote industry is stepping... Read more...
YouTube on Thursday took aim at its biggest competitor, Hulu, announcing it would begin offering movies, TV shows and content from studios such as Crackle/Sony Pictures, CBS, MGM, Lionsgate, Starz, the BBC, Anime Network, Cinetic Rights Management, Current TV, Discovery, Documentary Channel, First Look Studios, IndieFlix, National Geographic... Read more...
Somewhere, someday, we'll see OLEDs everywhere. You can pretty much bank on it. Unfortunately, you may be wearing inch-thick glasses and struggling to read your medicine labels before such a prophecy comes to fruition. That said, Sony's slowly but surely working towards that goal by first introducing a mega-expensive OLED TV, and now, by shipping... Read more...
UMD movies -- remember those? Yes, they're the little discs that slide into the rear of Sony's PlayStation Portable, and it's been ages since a major motion picture was released on the format. In a crazy, wild world just years from now, we could be saying the very same thing about games.In what Sony is describing as a "one time test case,"... Read more...
Um, what? Frankly, that's the reaction we have after digesting an absolutely absurd -- and borderline comical -- new PR snippet from Sony. Given that April 1st is well behind us, we're left to believe that John Koller's statement regarding Nintendo's DSi launch is completely legitimate. For those unaware, the smallest and most powerful DS... Read more...
It's not quite as delicious as a PlayStation 3 price cut, but if you've been waiting years upon years to get your hands on a decade-old game console, now's the time. This week, Sony has officially lowered the MSRP of its long standing PlayStation 2 console to $99.99, which marks the first universal price drop on it since March of 2007 (when... Read more...
Sony announced a new Cyber-shot camera (model DSC-HX1) with sweep panorama technology. Sweep panorama can capture up to 224-degree horizontal or 154-degree vertical panorama shots in a single press-and-sweep motion. The HX1 camera is also Sony’s first with the newly-developed 1/2.4-inch Exmor CMOS sensor technology. This sensor enables the... Read more...
Man, talk about a buzz-kill. With still a few precious hours left in the weekend, now you have to sit and wonder if all that gaming you've done over the past 48 hours is increasing your chances of getting some sort of weird skin disorder.According to a new report from a team of Swiss scientists, keeping too tight a grip on a controller and... Read more...
We can't say we saw this coming. After hearing that Sony's only dedicated PlayStation Store in America would be closing up this year, the company has come forward with a barrage of new material for its PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable consoles. From new software to new hardware, Sony's doing it all today.At its annual retail and publisher... Read more...
It's the end of an era, so to speak. With Sony suffering a Q4 that even the most bitter rival wouldn't wish on its competitors, the company has seen fit to shut the doors on its US flagship PlayStation store in San Francisco, California. With company sales in the dumps and some 16,000 Sony jobs already on the way out, the corporation has decided... Read more...
Vizio showed up in style at CES 2009, and we're not just talking about the HDTVs it brought along. The company's balance sheet is looking about as healthy as any outfit's could possibly look these days, with it using momentum from the third quarter of last year to propel it right past Sony in Q4. No need to check your set -- we really just... Read more...
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