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Last month, SquareTrade—a company in the business of selling extended warranties directly to consumers online, with what it claims are better prices and coverage plans than store-bought options—released a report on netbook and notebook failure rates. Much of the discussion the report generated focused on the company's... Read more...
Up until now, 3D has been mostly a joke. It required unsightly glasses, it was only available in a few places, and most 3D content was hardly entertaining. Today, however, 3D is experiencing a revolution. Movie producers are backing it, cinemas are spending money to support it, and even TV makers are marketing it. Only time will tell if consumers... Read more...
Although Barnes & Noble plans to begin shipping its new $259 wireless Nook ebook reader today as planned, the demand for the product has been so strong that the company won't have any models available in-store for purchase or demonstration purposes until December 7. Originally, the nation's largest bookstore retailer said it would have... Read more...
It may have been Kindle's world for awhile, but that's hardly the case any longer. Amazon has seen stiff competition from both Barnes & Noble (with its Nook) and Sony (with a variety of Readers), but the latter is finally stepping up its game in a big way. The Reader Daily Edition, which is Sony's most serious rival in the connected e-reader... Read more...
Netflix is taking the world by storm. Blockbuster stores are shaking at the thought of being dominated by by-mail DVD outlets, and with "Watch Instantly" bringing Netflix titles to users on-demand over broadband, one really does have to wonder if there's any limit to just how popular this company will become.For the longest while, Netflix... Read more...
Two things we like are solid state drives and skinny notebooks, so you can only imagine our excitement over this one. Sony's super-slim, highly stylish VAIO X laptop is relying on SanDisk's modular SSD, giving this thing an extra boost of speed it may otherwise miss out on. We've shown time and time again in testing that SSD-based machines... Read more...
It seems Sony's Vaio power problems aren't over yet. Almost a year after recalling 100,000 notebook batteries and 13 months after recalling almost a half-million notebooks due to overheating concerns, Sony and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of about 69,000 Vaio AC adapters. Apparently, insulation inside... Read more...
There's no denying the significance of Netflix these days. The once tiny startup is now a monolith in the industry, and it has practically put the likes of Blockbuster on the ropes. What's interesting, however, is that the DVD-by-mail nature of its business isn't getting most of the attention these days. What is? The... Read more...
The digital photo frame has obviously run its course and made its splash, but rather than choosing to fade away, it looks like frame makers are deciding to spruce things up. Sony is the latest to join the trend of adding new functionality to digital photo frames, with this one in particular gaining a printer (much... Read more...
You know us--we'll never turn a blind eye to a good megacorp vs. megacorp battle. Be in Intel vs. NVIDIA, AMD vs. Intel or Dell vs. HP, we love to watch the shots from the sidelines. And folks, this is a good one. Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg, director of product management for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, recently sat down... Read more...
Sony's PlayStation 3 "Slim" has only been on sale for a few months now, and while Sony has stated that sales are way, way up, we still didn't expect a 'round 2' to be available this soon. For those not content with the single "Slim" offering on the shelf (a 120GB model for $299), Sony will soon deliver a higher capacity model to US consumers... Read more...
It's a question worth asking, but the answer is still probably a couple of years out, at best. Will 3D finally make a lasting impression? Unless you've been living under a rock over the past year, you will have noticed that the movie industry, the consumer electronics industry and big time TV makers have all been... Read more...
Here goes Sony claiming another world's first. If you'll recall, the company made a pretty big fuss over its VAIO P when that launched back at CES. It refused to call it a netbook (probably due to the fact that Windows Vista was loaded on), but most everyone else assumed it really was the planet's most expensive (and... Read more...
Sony's VAIO PC lineup has been growing larger over the years, and while the standout products are almost always within the notebook category, the newest is an all-in-one PC. A stylish all-in-one PC, might we add. The VAIO L Touch HD PC/TV is obviously designed to be multifaceted. On one hand, it's a standard... Read more...
Sony and Amazon have an interesting relationship. On one hand, they're enemies. The Kindle rivals the Sony Reader, and vice-versa. On the other, they're best of friends, with Sony now being able to sell digital downloads codes for its PlayStation wares through the online mega-retailer's website. A newly formed... Read more...
Sony's PSPgo has really taken it on the chin. Reviewers around the Web have criticized the new gaming handheld for being too expensive, too limiting and just too backwards to be taken seriously. Of course, we also think the physical disc will soon die in favor of digital downloads, but obviously the PSPgo is just a few years ahead of its time.The... Read more...
Not to be outdone by FUJIFILM's recent announcement of the new FinePix REAL 3D system, Sony announced its own 3D development today in the form of a single lens 3D camera technology that is capable of recording natural and smooth 3D images at 240fps (frames per second). Sony's technology combines a new optical system... Read more...
We've always heard that wherever there's a will, there's a way. That's exactly what SanDisk believes, as its newest memory card lineup targets gamers who actually think a specially labeled flash card will work best in their new handheld. Of course, we can't fault the marketing here--we're sure it'll work to some extent, but largely this is... Read more...
Got a netbook? Need an optical drive? Sony has your solution. Designed to rival Lite-On's adorable external eTAU208 DVD Writer, the DRX-S70U-W is a sleeker, more classy design aimed at business users and those who appreciate blacks and greys more than reds and blues. Housed in an ultra-thin chassis, the portable... Read more...
There's little doubt that Nintendo changed the gaming world forever with its Wii remote (or Wiimote, if you please). Before the Wii, gamers were stuck using control pads, joysticks, keyboards and mice to interact with digital realms, but Nintendo made it possible for actual human movements to control gameplay. Now, Sony is under pressure to... Read more...
Eager to get your hands on a new PSPgo, but frustrated by the fact that you spent good money on all those standard PSP accessories that are no longer compatible. Well, Sony's about to make you even more frustrated, as the only way to make them compatible is to spend even more on a new Converter Cable Adapter.Announced... Read more...
One million. That's a pretty large number. In fact, that's a really hefty sum. And it's even larger when you hit that figure from 0 in three weeks. That's exactly what Sony has accomplished, as its newest PlayStation 3, hailed by many as the "PS3 slim," has sold one million units since debuting three weeks ago in... Read more...
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