Tagged with: Sony

New Sony Vaio Laptops Have a Battery Fire Risk

New Sony Vaio Laptops Have a Battery Fire Risk

Sony said Friday there was a risk that batteries made by Panasonic in nearly 26,000 of Sony's newest Vaio personal computers could overheat and catch fire, the latest product glitch for the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant. As a result, Sony is asking customers to stop using its Vaio Fit 11A laptop as soon as ...

Sony’s ‘Digital Paper’ is Just Like Paper (But Digital!), Ships for $1,100 in May

Sony’s ‘Digital Paper’ is Just Like Paper (But Digital!), Ships for $1,100 in May

Despite years of development, E Ink's displays haven't yet replaced traditional paper everywhere. Sony's trying to change that with this 13.3-inch Digital Paper device intended for legal, educational and business environments and after we got a brief demo last year it's finally ready to go on sale in May. The only downside? ...

Sony’s Future Wearables Will Use Its Own OS — Not Android Wear

Sony’s Future Wearables Will Use Its Own OS — Not Android Wear

Sony will continue to strike its own path when it comes to its wearable products. The company won't be using Google's recently unveiled Android Wear, a modified version of Android specifically designed for wearable products, as the basis for its own smartwatch, according to Ravi Nookala, head of Sony Mobile's US arm. ...

You Can Soon Rip and Edit from Your PlayStation 4

You Can Soon Rip and Edit from Your PlayStation 4

During the lead up to the PlayStation 4's launch, Sony promised that it would enable gamers to shut off HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) post-launch and allow unrestricted video capture over HDMI. That day is almost here, as the company's just announced its intention to release two new system updates mostly ...

Sony Unveils ‘Project Morpheus,’ a Virtual Reality System for the PS4

Sony Unveils ‘Project Morpheus,’ a Virtual Reality System for the PS4

Sony will release Project Morpheus, a virtual reality system for PlayStation 4, the company announced on Tuesday in an event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. “Virtual reality, or VR, is the next innovation from PlayStation that may well shape the future of games,” Sony Computer Entertainment worldwide ...

‘Archival Disc’ is Blu-Ray’s Successor, Will Ultimately Hold 1 TB of Data

‘Archival Disc’ is Blu-Ray’s Successor, Will Ultimately Hold 1 TB of Data

Sony and Panasonic have named the next-generation storage discs that will be the successor to Blu-Ray. They revealed it will be called the Archival Disc. It will eventually hold 1TB of data, the equivalent of 250 DVD films. 300GB versions of the discs will be launched in 2015. They will be aimed at big companies that need ...

Checking In: Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Four Months Later

Checking In: Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Four Months Later

This is a very big week for the Xbox One. We’re four months into the new console generation, which means two things: It’s too early to tell who’s “winning,” but … … we still have a good idea of what’s going on. I’ve been meaning to re-visit the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 since I first reviewed ...

Sony’s SmartBand Fitness Tracker to Launch in March

Sony’s SmartBand Fitness Tracker to Launch in March

Sony's SmartBand, the first product powered by the company's new Core fitness tracker, will be released worldwide in March. We got our first look at the product back at CES in January, and Sony is showing it off yet again here at Mobile World Congress. The company believes the SmartBand and all devices that integrate Core ...

Sony Unveils Two Smartphones and a Waterproof Tablet at MWC 14

Sony Unveils Two Smartphones and a Waterproof Tablet at MWC 14

Sony on Monday announced a slim, light and waterproof Android-based Xperia Z2 tablet and two new Xperia smartphones at the launch of Mobile World Congress. The 10.1-in. high-definition display tablet and the high-end Xperia Z2 smartphone, with a 5.2-in. display, will be available globally in March, while the Xperia M2 with ...

PlayStation 4 Outsold the Xbox One in January, But Game Sales Unclear

PlayStation 4 Outsold the Xbox One in January, But Game Sales Unclear

Sony and Microsoft are both trumpeting market share wins from NPD’s January US gaming data. Sony declared its PlayStation 4 the top-selling console last month, while Microsoft took credit for selling the most games. Sony’s success with the PS4 has managed to dethrone the Xbox 360, which was NPD’s highest-selling ...