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  • PSP Go! Messenger gets green light on Friday

    That’s the new God of War PSP we told you about yesterday. Sony is set to launch their proprietary VoIP service dubbed Go! Messenger this Friday via the European PSP store. Again with the Europe-only-love, Sony? The service, for those unfamiliar, allows any and all PSP owners to send and receive voice and video messages (granted you have a PSP camera attachment) over a Wi-Fi connection. Read More

  • Review: Sony MDR-NC500D Digital Noise Canceling Headphones

    The Sony MDR-NC500D Digital Noise Canceling Headphones cost $400. While that might seem like a lot of money, I can only suggest to you that these headphones are akin to sliding a stick of warm, melty butter into each ear — not in the sense that sticking butter in your ears would likely impede your hearing, but more in the sense that butter is delicious and if you could somehow replicate… Read More

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300 demo

    http://blip.tv/play/AauBLQ Here’s a look at the upcoming Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W300 digital camera. It’s got a 13.6-megapixel CCD imager along with a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3x optical zoom lens, and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. There’s also an “extra high-speed” burst mode that can shoot three-megapixel photos at five frames per second. Coming in May for $349. Read More

  • Sony 2GB Walkman Video MP3 Player hands-on

    http://blip.tv/play/AauANw Here’s a quick look at the 2GB video-capable Walkman from Sony. These little guys cost $99 and have a pretty easy-to-use interface, FM tuner, album art, and up to 33 hours of battery life for audio and up to 8 hours of battery life for video. 2GB Walkman Video MP3 Player [SonyStyle.com] Read More

  • Just wanted to add another Mylo 2 video to the web

    http://blip.tv/play/AauALw Peter Ha, the Jackie Chan to my Chris Tucker, gave Sony’s Mylo 2 a look-see back in early January but I thought that while I was here in Vegas for the Sony show, I might as well do my part and add another Mylo 2 video to the wild, wild web. It’s a slick looking device that improves upon the original Mylo by adding a higher-resolution touch screen… Read More

  • VAIO TZ series premium ultraportable notebook

    http://blip.tv/play/Aar_PA The $3700 VAIO VGN-TZ298N/XC (sexy name, huh?) makes my pants hurt. I’d considered getting a notebook in the TZ line last fall but most of the reviews I read found owners complaining of sluggish performance thanks to a single core processor and only 1GB of RAM to run big fat Vista. This overhauled version features a dual-core ULV processor, seven hours of… Read More

  • Sony's face detection feature for camcorders

    http://blip.tv/play/Aar4JQ Here’s a demo of the face detection feature that’s been so popular with digital camera manufacturers. This’ll be available or already is available on many of Sony’s new camcorders. One interesting part of it is called “bit allocation” wherein the camera sensor pushes more bits to the areas containing people’s faces and… Read More

  • Sony gaming: 80GB PS3, red PSP, DS3 controller

    New bundles were announced today for the PSP and PS3 from Sony. The DS3 controller ND just told you about will retail for $55. An 80GB PS3 bundle with DS3 controller with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will launch late Q2 for $499. In June, Sony will let loose a limited-edition God of War PSP. The deep red portable bundled with God of War: Chains of Olympus will have a… Read More

  • Sony planning PlayTV launch on March 28, about $150

    The PS3’s PlayTV add-on — essentially a DVR for the PS3 — will go on sale in Europe in March for about $150. Not word on US availability. There are also reports that content recorded by PlayTV will not be copy-protected and that you will be able to drop video onto MPEG-2 compatible devices without DRM. Sony stamps on PlayTV date and price listing [GamesIndustry] Read More

  • Sony to tone down the bloatware and trialware

    Got word this morning that starting in the next few months, Sony’s going to be offering computers free of bloatware and trialware. Amen and thanks for listening. The amount of crud on a new Sony computer has gotten out of hand as of late and refreshingly, Sony’s listened and will begin offering the option to have your rig shipped out clean. Details are sparse at this point but… Read More

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 demonstration

    http://blip.tv/play/Aar1HQ Here’s a little more info on the upcoming Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 due out in May for $399. The 3-inch tilting LCD screen is a pretty nice touch. Read More

  • Sony's duo of GPS systems

    [photopress:NVU83Tfrontwimage_med.jpg,full,center] Sony today announced a pair of in-car GPS receivers. The large-screen, suction-cup-mounted GPS units feature touchscreens and real-time traffic updates, as well as voice-to-text interaction. The two units are the NV-U73T and the NV-U83T. They’re similar in most ways, save for the U83T featuring Bluetooth for handsfree calling. Read More

  • Sony's scary freaking $500 headphones

    Doug will have a hands on with these very soon but feat your eyes on this diagram for the PFR-V1 headphones, a pair of $500 cans that apparently enter your brain through your ear and cause you to buy Norbit on Blu-Ray. Sony’s $500 headphones to hit U.S. [Crave] Read More

  • Sony's new Walkmen have Bluetooth, noise cancelling, 16GB


    Sony’s got its new Walkman-branded mp3 players out there, in three major flavors. The model numbers are incomprehensible as usual, so we’ll simplify them: the 710 more compact, with a small 1.8″ screen, and is limited to 8GB. The 720 series is bigger, with a 2.4″ screen, and goes up to 16GB. They both share Sony’s noise cancelling technology, which I was… Read More

  • S-AIR to potentially give Sonos, Logitech a run for their money

    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Give a man a way to transmit music wirelessly through his home and you’ve got a locked in consumer. The S-AIR system works in two ways. It allows you to add rear satellite speakers to any 7.1 system or add a receiver anywhere in the house to play back audio streamed from the main receiver. Full release after the jump. Read More

  • 'Sony Electronics 2008 Open House' preview

    Doug Aamoth here in beautiful, romantic Paris (Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas) for the Sony Electronics 2008 Open House — or as I like to call it, the SoLec08OpHo. I’ll be getting my gigantic man-hands on all these products (and then some) very soon — but for now, here’s some of what to expect out of Sony today. Read More

  • Sony releases BD-Live capable Blu-Ray players


    The BDP-S350 and the BDP-S550 are Sony’s latest Blu-Ray players with full BD-Live capability and picture-in-picture support for movies that support. The S550 also has 1GB of storage inside and 1080/60p HDI output. They have 7.1 channel audio and will cost $400 and $500, respectively. Read More

  • Sony takes up where Sharper Image left off: Vinyl to USB turntable

    The PS-LX300USB is one of the most exciting new inventions to come down the pike in a long time. See, it’s a record turntable that connects to a computer. Records are disks encoded with music or spoken word and these records spin. A needle touches these disks and transmits the audio electronically to a digital sound thingie that puts it on the USB cable and then into your computer. If… Read More

  • The cavalcade of Sony

    Sony is holding an open house — I recommended that they bake cookies or boil a little cinnamon to make things homier when prospective buyers come through — and boy did they release a lot of stuff. Of note are their new interactive Blu-Ray players, a multi-room listening solution, and a turntable with USB output. I’ll break them out in posts in just a moment. PR Page Read More

  • Sony opens up Mylo 2 developer community, widgets galore

    Sony is lifting the floodgates on the developer community site so start making all those widgets and share with others or learn how to make some. On top of the community generated widgets, Sony will release additional widgets on a regular basis for the Mylo 2. Mylo 2 Read More