sony

Thu
08
Nov
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PS2 Gets Nip-Tuck Treatment

Seems the old lady isn't quite dead yet. The Queen of the gaming world's last generation, the Sony PlayStation 2, has been given a facelift, tummy tuck, and reconstructive surgery in hopes to add a bit more punch to the Japanese gaming company's ... holiday fight. Although it hasn't been long since Sony last unveiled a slimmed-down version of a console first released shortly after Y2K, the company seems determined to offer yet another, even slicker edition of the system. The freshly updated PS2 will retail for 16,000 yen, or $140 US, when it hits Japanese retail outlets in about two weeks' time ( ... (view more)

Thu
25
Oct
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Sony W580i Walkman Set To 'Shake Up' The Mobile Phone Industry

While the mobile phone industry continues to fawn over the incredible features found in the iPhone, it is important to remember that several other devices currently exist that provides equal (or in some cases) better options than Apple's device. ... Meet the latest competitor in the mobile phone market: The Sony W580i Walkman. The W580i Walkman is currently available through Rogers via Sony Ericsson and immediately distinguishes itself from the Apple iPhone with the tag line, it "doesn't shuffle...it shakes!" (Source: technology.canoe.ca ) The W580i possesses the sleekest-looking frame out of any ... (view more)

Mon
22
Oct
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Is the PS3 Finally Worth Buying?

According to PC World game expert Matt Peckham, it's about time we all got on board and bought a PlayStation 3. After one heck of a miserable year, it seems Sony finally has something going with its big black console. So, what's the reason to jump ... on board now? Price, of course. Although Sony's PS3 once retailed for an astronomical $600, it will soon be available (with 20GB less storage, mind you), for $400. That's the result of yet another price drop coming Friday, November 2. For the record, Sony's 80GB model will also drop in price, from the lofty $600 to $500. (Source: ctv.ca ) Peckham ... (view more)

Tue
04
Sep
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Sony to Disconnect Connect

Move over Sony, Apple's iTunes has won the online music battle. As a result, Sony will surrender and close its Connect Music Store as early as March 2008. Although Connect's official ending is certainly big news, the vultures have been circling for ... months. Back in June, suspicions arose when Sony Connect Inc. announced that it was eliminating positions. The reason the company gave for this layoff surrounded shifting its resources to other online services such as its PlayStation video game system. Officially, Sony denied any connection between these changes and a possible closing. For those ... (view more)

Mon
03
Sep
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Security Firms Unearth Another Sony Rootkit

Just how convenient is a USB memory stick? Very. Just how likely is it that your computer could be infected if you use one? Depends on the maker. Not so long ago, 2005 in fact, Sony faced a mountain of controversy when it reportedly used rootkit ... software to spy on users. That case involved the prevention of music piracy, with Sony halting the resale of its artists' discs by secretly installing copy protection programs on CDs sold to the public. Although there might be a few in the music industry capable of defending such a tactic, few will appreciate this news. According to researchers at a ... (view more)

Thu
30
Aug
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Sony Brings Television to PS3 and PSP

Good news for European gamers: Sony is bringing television to PS3 and PSP, thanks to its joint venture with British Sky Broadcasting. 'Go!,' which is set to launch early next year, will allow users to download videos to their gaming system. Sports, ... entertainment, movies, music and animation programming will be available from Sky, in addition to some third-party content. Another product called PlayTV will allow users to record television programs and then transfer it to a PS3 or PSP. Unfortunately, the new service will only be available in Europe. Europe and the US use different systems to ... (view more)

Wed
22
Aug
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Can Sony Save the Environment?

Sony is jumping on the 'save the earth' bandwagon with its "Take Back Recycling Program". Starting September 15, 2007, Sony will recycle its customers' Sony-brand electronic products free of charge. Sony's new recycling program is coming at a good ... time. Lately, electronic waste has been growing; in 2005, between 1.9 million and 2.2 million tons of electronics products were discarded in the U.S., and as little as 345,000 tons was recycled. With the increase in the number of electronic gadgets being produced and the decrease in prices, once a new product comes along the old one ... (view more)

Fri
10
Aug
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Sony Recalls Continue to Mount

Sony electronics is recalling close to 400,000 Cyber-Shot cameras worldwide due to a dangerous defect. The specific models in question are the Cyber-Shot DSC-T5, with serial numbers between 3500001 and 3574100. The recalled cameras have a metal ... plating on the bottom of their units that may warp. If warping occurs, a sharp edge will be created that can cut or scratch a user's hand. An oversight during the manufacturing of the cameras is responsible for the problem. It turns out that the plating was not equipped with enough adhesive strength to prevent it from lifting. While this is an error on ... (view more)

Tue
07
Aug
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Sony No longer PG-13?

Is Sony assisting the adult entertainment industry? In terms of technical support, the answer is yes. Japanese companies creating films with adult content have encountered problems while trying to mass produce their products for Blu-ray disc. ... However, there is no need to worry, as Sony has come to its rescue. According to the director of administration for a Japanese DVD replication firm, "Companies cannot press Blu-ray discs because they cannot touch adult-related contracts. So we asked some makers in Taiwan to do the work, and then we import the discs back to Japan. The Taiwanese company ... (view more)

Thu
02
Aug
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Sony and BSkyB: Together in the UK

BSkyB and Sony are teaming up to satisfy European customers. The pair will make it possible for users in the UK and Ireland to download films and television programs with Sony's handheld PSP console. The innovation will be Europe's first PSP video ... download. With the new technology, programs can be downloaded directly onto PSP units using a Wi-Fi connection. Since BSkyB will work with third-party providers, content will be available by subscription. BSkyB picked Sony to be its partner because of the intelligent technology behind the PSP console. In the words of James Murdoch, BSkyB's chief ... (view more)

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