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Sony Patent Reveals Voice Command To Skip TV Adverts
Have you ever found yourself shouting at the Television? I know I have. Wouldn’t it be great if you could alter your viewing from a voice command? Well, if Sony has their way pretty soon that could be a reality. Sony’s has a plan, which has been in development... Read more
Sony Reveals Massive Losses
At the end of last week, Sony has reported their quarterly earnings. This was not, in any way, good news. Wall Street had already estimated a big loss for the technology giant, but nobody expected the massive losses that the company posted. On Friday of last week Sony reported... Read more
Sony Expects $1.2 Billion Loss from Smartphones this Year‏
Sony has had another hard year, as CEO Kazuo Hirai works on creating the “One Sony” motive across all platforms, their businesses in television, mobile and camera continue to slope down, losing up to $1.2 billion this year alone. The company is projecting a ¥90 billion ($1.2 billion) net... Read more
Sony Xperia Z3 Scores Best On Battery Life Tests
The Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are critical for Sony, after losing $1.7 billion on mobiles this year, they need the newest flagship to work in the United States and Europe. It looks like the Japanese company has got one area spot on – battery life. In early tests,... Read more
Sony’s PlayStation TV Coming To US On October 14th
Sony has just announced the PlayStation TV set-top box will be hitting the shelves in the US on October 14th. The cost of the hardware comes as no surprise with a $99.99 price tag. What is interesting is that Sony is also offering a bundle, which comes with a DualShock... Read more
Man Killed Over PS4 On Craigslist
A man from Roswell, Georgia, is dead after he attempted to sell his PlayStation 4 on Craigslist last week. The man, Daniel Zeitz, a 28-year-old, put an ad up on Craigslist to sell his PS4 and found some interested buyers, and they set up a time and place to... Read more
Android Wear Smartwatches Compared
If you are looking for an Android smartwatch then you really are spoilt for choice. Plus there are now six smartwatches that feature Google’s new platform, Android Wear so to help your decision a little easier, we’ve compared prices, specs, designs and screens. Take a look and then tell... Read more
Samsung Partners With Oculus To Develop Gear VR
Samsung has unveiled their first virtual reality product, the Gear VR, at IFA 2014 this week. The mobile VR headset will be made in partnership with Oculus, who will work on the software end of the device. Gear VR is the first official virtual reality product to be released,... Read more
Sony Unveils Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact At IFA 2014‏
Sony has announced the next iteration in the Xperia line, the Z3, Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and two new wearables, the Smartwatch 3 and SmartBand Talk. All of this was announced at IFA 2014, alongside Samsung’s big announcements. Xperia Z3 The Xperia Z3 is Sony’s new flagship,... Read more
Sony Looking To Announce Smartwatch 3 And SmartBand At IFA
Sony has a lot on their plate for IFA 2014 next week, not only does the Japanese company plan to launch the Xperia Z3, but the Xperia Z3 Compact and new wearables should be on the menu, alongside the Smartwatch 3 and SmartBand Talk. These two new wearables will... Read more
Galaxy Note 4 & Galaxy Alpha Coming At Samsung’s IFA 2014
Samsung is preparing to make its traditional announcement at IFA 2014. After three years of Galaxy Note releases, it is almost certain that we will see the fourth iteration of Samsung’s phablet lineup at the event in Berlin, alongside some more devices from other Android OEMs. The event should... Read more
PS4 System Update Adds 3D Blu-Ray Support
Sony has just pushed its latest system software update for the PS4. The latest update is Version 1.75. The update adds a few minor patches, but the big news is that it came with support for 3D Blu-ray playback.  This is a feature that many people have been screaming... Read more
Wearable Technology Shop On Amazon
Not only does Amazon sell most products you can’t get anywhere else, they have now introduced a new online store completely devoted to wearable technology in the UK.  Over 100 devices you can wear are on offer; with products like smart watches, smart glasses, activity trackers and wearable cameras,... Read more
Playstation 4 Heading to China
China’s strict policies on foreign gaming consoles was temporarily lifted earlier this year.  Seeing as there are almost half a billion gamers in China alone, the race to getting outside games consoles into the country is on! Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are the top three competitors that wish to... Read more
How Useful Are Waterproof Smartphones?
Just recently my toddler managed to get hold of my smartphone and quick as a flash it was being held over a rather large bucket of water. At first I was rooted to the spot, frightened that any sudden movement would cause my little “angel” to let go. Thankfully... Read more
Two Games Announced For Sony’s Project Morpheus
Oculus Rift has been at the receiving end of some rather bad press following its take over by Facebook, with some crowd funders even demanding their money back. In the meantime Sony is enjoying all the praise for its Project Morpheus and has decided that now is the right... Read more
Sony Unveils Its Virtual Reality Headset To Rival Oculus Rift
Following reports that Sony’s PS4 virtual reality headset was on the way, the company finally unveiled its new device on Tuesday at the 2014 Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yohida, said:  “Virtual reality is the next innovation from PlayStation that could shape... Read more
Firefox OS May Receive Widgets
Mozilla’s Firefox Operating System is a smartphone and tablet OS, which is designed to run web apps that are made using HTML5.  The trouble with applications is that they come in all manner of different sizes.  The management over at Sony would like to bring in some support for... Read more