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Sony’s PS4 Virtual Reality Headset Is On The Way
According to sources, Sony’s rumoured virtual reality headset is near completion and is nearly ready to be unveiled. The little bird, who wants to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, told TechRadar: “The quality and resolution are really, really good. People will definitely be impressed with what Sony’s built”. Sony’s... Read more
Google: All New Android Phones Must Ship With KitKat
According to MobileBloom, a leaked memo has been identified, stating that all Android smartphones will have to run KitKat or else Google will not endorse the handset.  The Android memo is the first sign that Google is finally sorting the problem it has with fragmentation.  Because Google offers hundreds of phones to... Read more
Sony Smartwatch 2 Special Edition To Come in FIFA Colours
The latest piece of wearable tech from Sony; the SmartWatch 2 has been available to buy for some time now and with Pebble releasing their fresh and eye-catching Pebble Steel model, it seems only fair that Sony produce a couple more interesting options to the market.  A retailer in... Read more
Playstation Now: EU Earmarked For 2015 Release
Sony has been at the cutting edge of gaming technology for a number of years now with the Playstation brand.  It seems like only yesterday when I was gripping a wired controller attached to a Sony Playstation, skilfully negotiating the levels of Bubble Bobble and the like. Soon gamers... Read more
Nintendo Slashes Profit Forecast Due To Weak Wii Sales
Old school gaming giant, Nintendo, has drastically cut its profit forecast pointing the finger to weaker than expected sales of its new Wii U console.  The Japanese company has said it now expects to make an operating loss of 35bn yen for the year end, this is against a previous... Read more
Is Sony Releasing A Windows Phone?
After all the rumours about Sony launching a Windows Phone this year, the company itself has confirmed that it has been, and still is, in talks with Microsoft. Sony’s European mobile chief, Pierre Perron, said last week in an interview that the company does not want to be a... Read more
Sony Joins Smartglass Fray With Sony Smart Eyeglass
What did we say about this year’s CES? Wearable tech is going to be big, and it seems that every pundit who took on this position is being proven correct. While many consumers seem to be fixated on smartwatches, we really can’t turn a blind eye on another piece... Read more
Sony Sirius To Have 20MP Camera
In recent years, companies have given their new secret weapons codenames to shroud the products in more mystery.  There has been many rumours about some of the codenames for upcoming Sony devices and now there has been some information being bantered about regarding some of the specs for the... Read more
Sony Patents A SmartWig

Sony Patents A SmartWig

News November 29, 2013

Okay, now this is just plain weird. Sony has patented and created all kinds of technology in the past, and most of it made sense. Now, however, they’ve done something that makes no sense to any of us. They have patented a SmartWig. Yes, you read that right –... Read more
Faulty Disc Drive Problem For The Xbox One
Microsoft has admitted that owners of the Xbox One console are having problems with the disk drive. However in a statement the company said: “The issue is affecting a very small number of Xbox One customers. We’re working directly with those affected to get a replacement console to them... Read more
Whill’s Wheelchair Alternative Is Ready For Pre-Orders
The hardware startup Whill, wants to redesign the wheelchair, but that is not all the company wants to accomplish. They also want to fight the stigma surrounding disability, by creating lustrous and modern mobility devices for all. The company was founded by former Sony, Olympus and Toyota engineers and... Read more
Sony Launches Video Unlimited 4K
Do you remember the days when Sony was the big name in consumer tech? I do, but the tech realm is such a capricious one, and before you know it, you might be at the bottom when only a day before, you were at the top of the world. Sony... Read more
Sony QX10 and QX100 Smartshot
The fight to get a decent camera inside a smartphone has been a long and arduous battle.  There are a few devices on the market that give you a really good camera experience, such as the Nokia Lumia 1020 with 42 megapixels, but even that has no digital zoom... Read more
Pre Order Xbox One & PS4 At Walmart
For those super impatient gamers out there who cannot wait to get their hands on an  Xbox One or a Playstation 4, or in some cases both! there is good news!  You can pre-order the next generation consoles from Wal-Mart from August 24th.  In order to pre-order a PS4 or... Read more
Sony And Coke Team Up For Playstation All Stars Island
Sony and Coca Cola are teaming up to bring some of the PS3′s greatest characters to the small screen. Playstation All Stars Island is an iOS and Android collection of mini games featuring Playstation favorites such as Little Big Planet’s Sackboy and Uncharted’s Drake.  You will control your Playstation... Read more
Sony Phones That Will Have Android 4.3
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is finally out of the bag, much to the delight of Android enthusiasts. In a press event held last July 24, Google unveiled the highly anticipated mobile operating system, and not too surprisingly, it also announced that the OS will be launched on the new... Read more
Microsoft Allow Any Game To Be Self-Published On Xbox One
Microsoft has said that it will allow indie game creators to self-publish their games on the new Xbox One console, something that is not available on the current Xbox 360. The company has also said that the Xbox One could be used as a development kit, allowing developers to... Read more
Gran Turismo GT Academy 2013 Now Live
Sony have announced, from 09:00 on July 2nd, that they have started distributing the Gran Turismo 6 playable demo free via PlayStation Store; but you hard core racing drivers had better hurry as the game is only available until July 30th (for the qualifying GT Academy event, the demo... Read more