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All posts tagged "Sony"

  • MWC 2015 preview: curves, edges and emerging OSes

    It’s Mobile World Congress time again in the sunny but chilly Spanish city of Barcelona. But stop right now if you think football will be the topic on everyone’s lips. Mobile phones, tablets and wearables will be the stars of a conference that usually sees some enormous launches from the likes of LG, Samsung and Huawei. But what are we in for this year? If you’ve been following our Samsung Galaxy S6 rumour roundup as religiously as you should’ve, you would know that the Korean company is due to launch its flagship to the world on 1 March. Preceding it by a...

  • Sony SmartWatch 3 review: substance over style

    The smartwatch is still an infant technology that hasn’t yet decided what it wants to be when it grows up. Although there are a spate of Android Wear-based devices on the market, they’re all really the same thing in different outfits. This is a market where differentiation is more difficult than most, perhaps even more so than the tablet space. Generally I complain that tablets are boring, mundane technologies, but smartwatches come pretty damn close too. Sony’s SmartWatch 3 doesn’t exactly harbour an interesting name (hell, anything other than calling a smartwatch “SmartWatch” would’ve piqued my interested) or an interesting exterior,...

  • Sony’s SmartEyeglass Google Glass competitor is now available for pre-order

    Judging by the number of down votes received on its YouTube ad, Sony‘s attempt at filling that awkward void left by the lack of Google‘s augmented reality glasses seems to be a tough sell. Still, the Japanese electronics giant seems to be going forward while its vision of becoming the next facial computer leader will now be tested with the pre-orders for the SmartEyeglass developer edition device going live 10 March. According to the announcement, Sony also has its eyes set on the future of wearable devices and their diversifying use cases. It’s therefor introducing the product alongside the updated Software...

  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact long-term review: sexy, submersible, sensational

    Mobile manufacturers really don’t make our lives very easy at all. All consumers want are the best value-for-money deals, while companies keep dishing out new, updated devices just a few weeks after their supposed “flagship” launches. Just six months after the world got a taste of the Xperia Z2, for example, Sony decided to launch the Xperia Z3 and its Compact version, pissing off many of its loyal fans in the process. What’s more, the Sony Xperia Z4 and its selfsame Compact companion are also set to land around the middle of the year. Is there any end to the...

  • Sony Xperia E4 is coming to South Africa Q2 2015

    Sony has announced that its new Sony Xperia E4 smartphone is coming to South Africa, bringing “ease-of-use, big screen entertainment and powerful battery performance in a high-quality yet affordable design” with it, according to the presser. Boasting some high-end features, the phone is gunning for the mid-range, entertainment-crazed buyer. It’s quite a looker too, with the usual Sony design traits and cutesy curved design. Some more integral specs include a rather large IPS 5.0-inch screen with a 960×540 resolution, a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. It should serve the casual phone user well, and should handle multitasking with ease...

  • Limited edition 20th Anniversary PS4 sells for $130 000

    Stand by for some truly ridiculous news. We made a big noise about PlayStation‘s 20th birthday a few weeks ago, and so did Sony. The company saw a big marketing opportunity by offering a limited batch of originally dish-water coloured PS4 consoles t0 its loyal fans and hordes of opportunists. Thanks to their exclusivity, the consoles sold out in less than a day but they have since made appearances on online e-commerce sites for massively inflated prices. A Japanese man has just played the ultimate game of “I’m richer than you” by buying one of these illusive consoles for a staggering...

  • CES 2015 roundup part two: from Nvidia to ZTE

    In case you missed it: CES 2015 roundup part one: from Acer to MSI The earliest and (arguably) most important technology extravaganza of the year has come and gone, and while the theme of CES 2015 seemed to be wider, thinner and shinier is better, there were some genuinely exiting technologies that left our mouths agape. Arguably, the latter half of the alphabet holds companies that have really set the bar high at CES 2015, but the customary onslaught of TV screens with more than a necessary quota of pixels were also abundant. Apart from this annoyance, powering those screens also seemed an...

  • Wii U, PS4 and Xbox One celebrate respective sales victories

    Here’s some heart-warming news if you’re a non-biased console gamer. Nintendo has announced that December 2014 was a big sales month for the Wii U console, with a 29% improvement in console sales and a massive 75% increase in games sales compared to the same period last year. That’s some great news, especially since the company has announced some big things for the year ahead, including the introduction of the new Nintendo 3DS XL to the US and European markets on 13 February. Read more: Nintendo Direct: 3DS XL confirmed, games galore coming this year In terms of current games, Mario Kart...

  • Sony’s new Walkman is meant for hardcore audiophiles, costs $1120

    Sony has just unveiled the Walkman NW-ZX2 at CES 2015. Given its hefty price tag, however, the device is clearly not meant for the mainstream music lovers. Yup, the gadget that brings back all of those fond memories of the early nineties is back. Sony doesn’t seem to give up on this bad boy anytime soon. Unlike the original mobile cassette player and the MP3 players that followed in the last few years, the new Sony Walkman is geared for hardcore audiophiles. Given its hefty US$1120 price tag, it better impress. The Walkman NW-ZX2 carries 128GB storage with a microSD card slot. Better...

  • Tizen, quantum dots and 8 things we can expect at CES 2015

    Another year, another slew of conferences and exhibitions taking centre stage in the first quarter of 2015, and kicking off the year in true flash Vegas style is CES. The International Consumer Electronics Show takes place this year between 6 and 9 January, and we’re already planning for some massive announcements from some of the biggest names in the tech sphere. Last year (2013) we saw some massive announcements from the likes of Sony and Panasonic’s 4K OLED launch, Bill Clinton coming out with support for Samsung (of all companies) and who can forget Nvidia’s debut of its “Project Shield” gaming...

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