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  • Sony releases a 84-inch 4K TV… Retina what?

    Released today from Sony is this enormous and super clear 84-inch 4K TV. HD is done, 4K is in and it's ridiculous. If you don't know what a 4K TV is, let me put it this way: it makes HD look 90s. Full HD comes with a typical resolution of 1920 x 1080. A 4K TV -- this one in particular, the Bravia KD-84X9005 -- has a resolution of of 3840 x 2160. A little different, no? The 4K stands for the 3840 resolution. So, not quite 4000, but as close as makes no difference. It's basically four times the resolution...

  • Sony’s new Xperia Tablet S, a closer look

    Sony seems to be covering all its bases this year. It showed off the Vaio Duo 11 Windows 8 based hybrid tablet/laptop with full keyboard construction at IFA yesterday, and now the Tablet S, its Android based tablet with very Surface-like fabric keyboard. It's the second generation of the Tablet S, renamed the Xperia Tablet S, and is said to be a vast improvement over the previous iteration. The 9.4-inch screen has a resolution of 1280x800, which seems to have become the industry standard for Android tablets. Something that should become the industry standard as well is an anti-fingerprint coating...

  • New Sony Xperia range introduces tablets to the mix

    A fine new lineup of devices from SonyThere's two absolutes in the tech world. One, Apple will always make expensive, desirable gadgets. Two, Sony will crap out Xperias until the alphabet is used up. IFA 2012 introduces the Sony Xperia T,V,J and the first Xperia tablet, the S. We won't bore you with the ancillary details, for that there's the press release. It's the hardware we lust, it's the gadget we crave. Also,...

  • Sony VAIO Duo 11 slide tablet unveiled, Surface not so special anymore

    In Berlin today during its IFA 2012 press conference, Sony unveiled a new tablet-cross-laptop device that will go head-to-head with Microsoft's Surface. It obviously didn't take Microsoft's news of the Surface lightly. It is a tablet device that slides to reveal a keyboard beneath, with a stand to keep it upright. It is slick-looking, like most of Sony's products, and build quality should be top-notch too. It has an 11.6-inch 1080p screen, which should be enough, though it might still be trailing the new iPad for clarity. It doesn't hold back on the internals, either. It will come with a...

  • Keen on a 4K, 84-inch, $30 000 super TV? Sony’s got you covered

    Full HD or 1080p is so 2012. The new black is 4K, a resolution of 4096x3072 which Sony's going to add to it's new 84-inch mega TV. This is, if the rumours pan out. The 4K resolution is naturally four times the display power of 1080p. Sony is said to reveal this TV at IFA 2012, Germany's biggest consumer electronics show. Here's what we know about the 4K mega TV: It's going to...

  • Sony Xperia S successor released without much fanfare

    It may not be as popular as a Samsung S III or iPhone, but Sony's Xperia S still has style in bundles and an quirky originality that's hard to miss. The not-very-much anticipated successor to the Xperia S has just been released, without as much as a shout. It seems more like an updated version of the S. The plan is possibly to breathe more life into one of the less well-known smartphones out there, and to maybe give the big-guns a run for their money. The processor has been upgraded, from 1.5GHz to 1.7GHz dual-core. It'll also run Android...

  • Sony’s in-car receivers with App Remote make cables obsolete

    Sony has just unveiled its new in-car receivers with an App Remote that connects to any smartphone and thus eliminates the need for cables. Looks pretty stylish too. In-car CD receivers are ancient but have been getting a few well-needed bumps in technology, though most still keep the CD aspect, which itself is becoming obsolete. Sony's now unveiled in-car receivers with an App Remote that an iOS, Android, Blackberry or Walkman can connect...

  • Sony Xperia Tablet leaked

    Sony's newest excursion into the tablet world has been leaked. German tech website Modiflip has revealed images of a new tablet that features a Microsoft Surface-esque keyboard arrangement. Named Xperia Sony Tablet, the slides show plenty of the potential specifications of the tablet, but there is one aspect that stands out. That is the Microsoft Surface-like keyboard that attaches onto it. Instead of attaching to the bottom, it wraps around the tablet, essentially covering the whole thing, and when in use folds nicely into a stand. Other specs include a Tegra 3 processor running Android 4.0, 3G, 6000mAh battery, making...

  • Sony’s new Walkman range is sleek and Android 4.0 friendly

    Right on time for an update, Sony has released its new range of Walkman music players. Will these finally give the iPod a run for its money? Sony Walkmans have often had a sleek look about them, tending towards a minimalist look. These new Walkmans are no exception. F800 Series The top of the range F800 series comes with Android 4.0, putting it in direct competition with Apple's iPod Touch. It has a 3.5 inch touch screen (sound familiar?), a Tegra 2 dual core processor and support from Google Play and Music Unlimited. There are three size options available, 8GB, 16GB...

  • Sony encourages cliff jumping

    Extreme sports enthusiasts around the world rejoice! Sony has announced a new camera that will compete with GoPro’s Hero2 domination of the extreme video camera market. It hasn’t yet been released, but Sony has posted some teaser shots of its new offering. It looks rugged and healthy in its plastic armour, and quite appealing too. Sony hasn’t said anything about the specifications of the camera, but expect them to be on par with the...