Sony

  • CrunchDeals: Tamron lens rebate program

    CrunchDeals: Tamron lens rebate program

    Anyone get a new DSLR over the holidays? Looking to fill that, otherwise, empty camera bag with a few more lenses? Of course you are. I know I am. Tamron has a pretty sweet rebate going on through the end of March. If you’re without a Pentax, Nikon, Canon or Sony then you’re out of luck. Nine lenses out of the Tamron lineup have been chosen and rebates range from $10 up to $100. Just… Read More

  • Skype coming to PSP

    It’s been long rumored that Skype would be coming to the PSP and it appears we’ll see/hear something official at CES. This is a bit of surprising move because it has to make one wonder why Sony would be releasing another Mylo that’s had this functionality since the first one. I’m all for it either way. Just makes me scratch my head and wonder if the PSP group talks to the… Read More

  • The Penryns are coming!

    The Penryns are coming!

    With CES two weeks away things are leaking left and right. This time around we’re finding out who has Intel’s 45nm Penryn processors lurking within shiny new notebooks. Ok, so we pretty much knew who was doing what, but now it’s official according to Notbook Italia. Acer will launch at least eight notebooks ranging from 12.1- to 20.1-inch screen notebooks. Fujitsu has two lined… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free PS3 with purchase of Sony HDTV

    CrunchDeals: Free PS3 with purchase of Sony HDTV

    Sign up for CC. Purchase HDTV. Get a free PS3. Any questions? Sony Offer Read More

  • Sony to take rear projection division out behind the wood shed

    Sony to take rear projection division out behind the wood shed

    Sony wants out of the rear projection TV game and what Sony wants, Sony gets. Well, except for record-breaking sales of PS3 consoles — hay-oh! Still got it. Anyway, the move isn’t all that surprising as other TV manufacturers have made or likely will make the same decision. Sony actually has about 28 percent of the rear-projection market here in the US but it’ll trade it all in… Read More

  • Sony giving away $100 for old TVs

    Sony giving away $100 for old TVs

    If you’re thinking about upgrading your POS TV with a Sony Bravia and don’t feel like putting it on CL because you’ll probably end up trading it for a pack of gum then call 1-877-439-2795 to find the closest Waste Management eCycling center. Why? Well, Sony want’s to change their polluting ass image by recycling any TV you bring in and in turn will give you a $100 credit… Read More

  • Could this possibly be the Mylo 2? Oh, I'm a'quiver!

    Could this possibly be the Mylo 2? Oh, I'm a'quiver!

    Image copyright Ryan Block/AOL Limited. All rights reserved. Illegal usage prohibited by Cardinal Law. Hello! I am tired this evening. I am nice girl that would like to chat with you. Engadget got some HOT SCOOPS on the Mylo 2, Sony’s thing that is small and lets you connect to the Internet. While there is no telling if they took a meeting on this a few months ago and actually saw it and… Read More

  • Is It Going To Be a Wii, or Why Can't I Get One, Christmas?

    Is It Going To Be a Wii, or Why Can't I Get One, Christmas?

    If online shopping behavior is any indicator, it looks like the Wii is going to be the big winner in the videogame console wars this Christmas. That is, if people can actually buy the damn things, which are out of stock at many physical retail outlets. Data compiled by Compete about online shopping in the U.S. shows interest in the Wii soaring in November, well past the interest levels last year… Read More

  • PS3 update to support DivX too

    PS3 update to support DivX too

    The PS3 update we talked about a couple weeks ago is on its way and should be arriving in your big black box as soon as tomorrow. The readme describes the update as being released December 18th, and not only will it update the Blu-Ray firmware to v1.1, but it will add DivX and WMV support. I don’t think that means support for the cooler XviD and H.264 codecs/containers is forthcoming, but… Read More

  • Sony sells more PS2s than PS3s in November (and that's not as bad as you may think)

    Sony sells more PS2s than PS3s in November (and that's not as bad as you may think)

    Maybe people just really love the PS2? How else could you explain November’s sales numbers, which saw the PS2 sell 496,000 units vs. the PS3′s 466,000? (The Wii, despite the shortage, sold 981,000 and the 360 sold 770,000.) Actually, I wonder if Sony cares as much (that the PS2 outsold the PS3) as the inflammatory headlines you’re likely to see suggest. At this point, selling… Read More

 
  • Streaming Internet radio coming soon to PSP

    Streaming Internet radio coming soon to PSP

    With the update to firmware 3.80, the Sony PSP becomes a streaming Internet radio device. Screen shots of the software, which is “powered by Shoutcast,” are currently floating around the Internet and only provide the smallest of details, like better OPML and image handling in RSS. The “fun” details, like when we can expect a U.S. release or just what the relation is between… Read More

  • Paramount jumping HD DVD ship, says Sony

    Paramount jumping HD DVD ship, says Sony

    We’ll take this with a huge truck load of salt. Sony’s product manager of the home video business group, Rachel Banin, is claiming that Paramount will eventually find itself in bed with Blu-ray. Banin, of course, pulls out a few statistics during the interview to prove BD-R’s superiority like BD-R outsells HD DVD 4:1, but I’m not drinking the kool aid, Rachel. It’s… Read More

  • Sony's ad for Gran Turismo 5 is refreshingly easy to follow

    Skateboard Pete[r Ha] (yes, a delicious take-off of Pharrell’s nickname) is notorious for his hatred of recent TV adverts, but I don’t see how he could hate this one for Gran Turismo 5. It’s pretty straight forward: family walks into an electronics store, kids want TV and the game which the father thought was real life footage. He then freaks out because it’s so realistic. Read More

  • Sony Aibo lives!

    Sony Aibo lives!

    It looks like Sony’s misunderstood and short lived pooch is making a return. According to Stuff, the new Aibo PS will be linking directly with your PSP and PS3 over Wi-Fi. You can also control the Aibo over the Web and watch streaming video and get e-mail alerts when you’re away thanks to facial recognition and motion sensors. Sony, for your sake I hope this one catches on and I think… Read More

  • PS3 to get Blu-Ray update for picture-in-picture

    PS3 to get Blu-Ray update for picture-in-picture

    Sony’s console will be getting its Blu-ray firmware updated to version 1.1 later this month, allowing for picture-in-picture functionality and support for discs which require it. I don’t think anyone was clamoring for this just yet, seeing as there is only one disc, the German Neues vom Wixxer, which takes advantage of the 1.1 features. It’s intended to allow for a video… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ650 thin and light notebook

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ650 thin and light notebook

    This notebook replaced my Macbook. I feel no personal shame. This one is lighter, has a better graphics card, and has a much longer battery. I have nothing against Apple, the Macintosh product line, or the City of Cupertino and I quite like my iPod Touch. But I’m a PC kid. I can’t shake it, despite numerous flings with Macbooks, Mac Minis, and various G3/4/5 desktop systems. It’s… Read More

  • Sony finally gets it right with the latest PS3 commercial

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=140831 With a title like “Hand Drawn”, I immediately thought this to be another mind melting commercial from Sony for the PS3 console. I’m happy to report that I was completely wrong. Wow. This commercial actually makes sense. Not that the previous spots were incoherent in any way, but this one doesn’t require you to think in… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 100 free eBooks with the purchase of a Sony Reader

    CrunchDeals: 100 free eBooks with the purchase of a Sony Reader

    In what appears to be a last ditch effort by Sony to thwart the onslaught that the Amazon Kindle is bringing in the realm of eBooks, they’ll be giving away 100 Connect eBooks Classic titles with the purchase of the Reader Digital Book. That’s not too shabby considering each title is $1.99. A few of the titles included are Beowulf, The Time Machine and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. Just… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Assassin's Creed

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Assassin's Creed

    Just to follow up on my Xbox 360 Elite and HD DVD player recommendation from yesterday, I wanted to recommend Assassin’s Creed for both the Xbox 360 and PS3. But it seems as though the PS3 crowd are having some troubles with Altair freezing in mid-jump along with a handful of other glitches. This, however, should not detract from the game itself, which is fantastic. The AI in AC is unlike… Read More

  • Jack Tretton on PS3's first year: "there were missteps"

    Jack Tretton on PS3's first year: "there were missteps"

    So its been a little more than a year since Sony dropped its big mother of a console on the world; what does SCEA’s CEO have to say about it? Well, “the biggest disappointment” was the launch, when Tretton says they were only able to tap about a fifth of the demand at the launch date with their 200,000 consoles. He maintains that they are looking at an extremely long (10 year)… Read More