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  • Sony To Sell Former Tokyo Headquarters

    Sony To Sell Former Tokyo Headquarters

    The sell-off continues. The WSJ is reporting today that Sony is looking to sell its former headquarters in central Tokyo. This comes just weeks after the struggling consumer electronic maker sold its PC division and watched its credit rating cut to junk status by bond credit rating agency Moody’s. This is the birthplace of the Trinitron TV and Sony Walkman. Clearly nothing is safe from being… Read More

  • Apple, If Samsung And Sony Can Make A Waterproof Phone, So Can You

    Apple, If Samsung And Sony Can Make A Waterproof Phone, So Can You

    Just this week Samsung revealed the Galaxy S5. It’s water-resistant. Sony also announced the Xperia Z2, the waterproof successor to the also waterproof Z1. So where’s my waterproof iPhone? The technology and demand are here. Water-resistant or waterproof, Samsung and Sony’s latest flagships are waterproof enough that a drop in the toilet will not destroy the device. That’s… Read More

  • Sony To Close Two-Thirds Of Its US Retail Stores

    Sony To Close Two-Thirds Of Its US Retail Stores

    Sony announced today that it is shuttering 20 of its 31 retail stores located throughout the States. The 11 remaining stores are located near major markets. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. As the company’s press release states, this move is designed to place Sony in a more competitive stance. The Sony of today is in flux. It’s offloading unprofitable divisions left… Read More

  • Microsoft Cuts The Xbox One Price In The UK

    Microsoft Cuts The Xbox One Price In The UK

    The Xbox One will soon be a bit cheaper ‘cross the pond. Starting this Friday, the Xbox One will be £399.99 in the UK. That’s a drop of £30 from its launch price. While the cut will certainly make the console a bit more attractive, the PS4 is still less expensive and raking up impressive sales numbers. It’s unclear if the Xbox One will see similar price cuts in other markets. Read More

  • Sony Taps Its Display, Gaming, And Photography Might For Latest Mobile Flagships

    Sony Taps Its Display, Gaming, And Photography Might For Latest Mobile Flagships

    Meet Sony's Xperia Z2 line. With the Z2 Tablet and Z2 smartphone, Sony clearly hopes impressive specs and waterproof technology will help the company gain marketshare in 2014. The tablet and phone are refreshingly similar. Qualcomm's 2.3GHz 801 Snapdragon powers both devices. They both have class-leading cameras and displays. And following in Sony's recent tradition, they're both waterproof. Read More

  • Sony’s Waterproof Wearable To Be Available Worldwide In March

    Sony’s Waterproof Wearable To Be Available Worldwide In March

    Sony introduced the SmartBand SWR10 at CES 2014. The diminutive wearable is part of Sony’s push into an ever-connected experience centered around its Xperia products. Sony was mum about the release schedule back at CES, but today, at Mobile World Congress, the company announced that the device will be available in 60 markets next month. The SmartBand sports the standard affair of fitness… Read More

  • Sony Looks To The Past To Move Forward

    Sony Looks To The Past To Move Forward

    The PlayStation. The Walkman. The Trinitron. The transistor radio. All icons in Sony’s storied history from an era when the Japanese giants still roamed the earth. The Sony of today is not like the Sony of yesterday. For every memorable blockbuster, there’s an infamous flub: The late embrace of MP3, losing its hold on the digital imaging market and of course, failing to attract… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Sony Vaio, Samsung Galaxy S5, And Wearables?

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Sony Vaio, Samsung Galaxy S5, And Wearables?

    Sony's Vaio PC business is no more, with the company confirming reports that it will sell the PC division. But a forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 will soon arrive and comfort you during this very difficult time. After all, it's smartphone season with MWC right around the corner. Read More

  • Sony Leaving The E-Book Business Behind, Will Transition Accounts And Purchases To Kobo

    Sony Leaving The E-Book Business Behind, Will Transition Accounts And Purchases To Kobo

    Sony is calling it quits in the e-book platform market, the company announced today (via Engadget). The move isn’t entirely unexpected: Sony has always occupied a relatively small portion of the market compared to the big kid on the block Amazon. And in light of recent revenue figures, and the decision to cut the much more recognizable VAIO brand, absolutely no one should be shocked by this… Read More

  • Sony To Exit PC Business By Selling VAIO

    Sony To Exit PC Business By Selling VAIO

    Sony will sell off its lackluster PC division and focus on spinning off its TV business into a standalone entity by June. The company’s announcement confirms a report yesterday that Japan Industrial Partners planned to purchase the VAIO brand. The amount of the deal was not disclosed, but Nikkei reported that it may be up to 50 billion yen ($490 million). The deal will be finalized by the… Read More