Sony

  • GT5 Prologue dated

    I’ll be purchasing a PS3 on April 17 because that’s the day GT5: Prologue is hitting store shelves in the US. You can also download via the PlayStation store, but I haven’t found anything that says it will/might be cheaper than the retail version, which is $40 and is currently on pre-order from Amazon. It’s also worth noting that the date, March 18, on Amazon is… Read More

  • Sony, SK Telecom to deliver VOD flicks to your phone

    Well, not your phone unless you and your phone reside in South Korea. Here’s another reminder that the Telecom industry in the US just flat out sucks. Pioneering the way is SK, again. Sony Pictures Television just inked a deal for four years to provide SK Telecom subscribers with full-length, VOD movies directly to their mobile phone. It’s fairly inexpensive at $1 to $2 for films… Read More

  • Rumor: 120GB or 160GB PS3 on its way, 80GB on its way out

    It seems as though AT’s mole has the skinny on the recent mumblings of Sony discontinuing the 80GB model, which are, apparently, true and that a 120GB or 160GB would soon replace it. It’s also being said that prices will remain the same. A few more tidbits were revealed as well. The Spiderman 3 pack-in will disappear as well once the 80GB unit is gone. In order to maintain a… Read More

  • HD DVD is dead, says Gartner

    Toshi might think that spending $3 million on a Super Bowl ad will help boost profits and possibly salvage what’s left to prolong the war, but that’s exactly what Gartner means when they refer to recent actions by Toshiba as “useless resistance.” It’s things like this and the recent price cuts that are prolonging the inevitable. The death of HD DVD. Gartner… Read More

  • Sony A300 and A350 pics leaked


    Some enterprising site-digger has gotten the above pictures of the Sony Alphas. The A300, you’ll notice, has a swivel LCD and 10.2 megapixels. The A350 has 14.2 megapixels and, I’m going to guess, the swivel screen as well. Looks like there’s a button for Live-View as well. Cheers to the site-troller who found these. The front view shots look nearly identical however, I… Read More

  • New Sony camera PMA roundup


    No major announcements from Sony like “we’re going analog” or “everything is now left-handed” but there are a few respectable updates for their point-and-shoots. Now’s the time to buy the last generation, people! Unless you really need your camera to only take pictures when it detects a smile. Kind of creepy. Hit the link for the good stuff. Read More

  • PS3 is THE best Blu-ray player on the market

    So back at CES, I went and bothered a few folks from the Blu-ray booth and asked which player was the best to have. Their answers didn’t really surprise me, but I figured I’d fill all of you in, too. Sorry about the week long delay. The peyote is just now starting to wear off. That was a crazy ride! Regardless of whether or not you play games, they told me that the PS3 was the… Read More

  • Keynote Recap: What Apple did today


    Well, the Stevenote’s over and we got a new laptop, a wireless hard drive, and an iPhone update. Oh yeah — iTunes movie rentals. Individually each of these announcements aren’t very exciting. The Air looks pretty cool but it doesn’t have a removable battery. The iPhone update upsets the true fanbois because it’s not unlockable even after hackers laid hands on… Read More

  • MacBook Air, Sony VAIO TZ150 feature comparison

    So while getting set to unveil the new MacBook Air, Steve-o made a rough comparison to the Sony VAIO TZ series of notebook computers. Let’s take a look at the cheapest model, the VGN-TZ150N/B and see how it and the new MacBook Air really stack up. Read More

  • Sony's 1080p camcorder HDR-UX20 looks chubby but awesome


    So it records 1080p video and 5.1 Dolby Digital to 8GB of internal memory, a media card of your choosing, or a DVD-R. It has a good Zeiss lens with optical image stabilization. It records to MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with a variable bitrate and apparently assigns more data to faces by detecting them and altering the regional encoding for that area. So what’s the catch? Not really the price; $1000… Read More

  • Sony cuts Japanese PS3 console offering to one model

    I’m sitting in the Las Vegas airport in what used to be a nice, quiet spot where I figured I could get some work done when four guys from New York just sat down RIGHT behind me (despite there being plenty of open seats). They proceeded to call in an order for sandwiches from some New York deli, argued about who’s sandwich would have what on it, and then called their secretaries to… Read More

  • CES 2008 Exclusive: CrunchGear interviews Penn Jillette about Crackle.com, Mormons, and his choices in technology

    Penn Jillette, the long-haired half of Penn & Teller, is a quiet, sincere, restrained man. He’s known for his controversial thoughts on all manner of things, from politics to religion to the colorblind. Sony has launched a new video site called Crackle and has Jillette as a featured video blogger. The idea is that Jillette will “live blog” his life with the four HD… Read More

  • Sony's medium-sized OLED TV is gorgeous


    Not a lot of info on this one, but you have to see it to believe it. The thing is about as thick as a laptop screen, and the picture is stunning. It’s sharp as hell and the contrast was excellent. Considering the little ones (as opposed to this ~24-in. guy) are going to cost $2,500, though, I don’t even want to think about the dent this one is going to make in your bank account. Read More

  • Penn Jillette teaming up with Crackle.com to vlog himself


    After being treated to an interminable 10-minute Sony ad, some guys from the original video site Crackle announced some new shows they were picking up, and then handed it over to Penn of Penn & Teller to explain his bit. It seems they’ve outfitted Penn with a bunch of HD camcorders which he’ll keep around his house and work, and pick one up basically whenever he feels the urge… Read More

  • Microsoft says HD DVD not important to Xbox 360's success, not concerned with Blu-ray's 'win'

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    Photo via this woman’s Flickr account. Thanks, person! While Sony and its PS3 may benefit from Warner’s decision to support Blu-ray, Microsoft doesn’t think its HD DVD-playing Xbox 360 will take any significant hit. A Microsoft marketing manager said he doesn’t “think… this has a significant impact on Xbox 360… Read More

  • CES 2008: Name brands add features to battle cheaper HDTVs

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    AP image It’s Day Two of the Consumer Electronics Show—time to start analyzing, looking for trends, seeing what’s hot and what’s not. Right now, we’ll focus on HDTVs. In case you hadn’t noticed, unknown companies from Asia (mostly China) are moving in on the HDTV space, which must frighten the… Read More

  • Sony does Surface-like photo transfers

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Hey, look at this doodad. It’s similar to a near-field technology feature that Microsoft showed off a while ago with its Surface technology except this is from Sony. You basically drop your camera on top of that cube, which is actually a media storage device. The cube senses that your camera is there… Read More

  • Sony A200 DSLR: Classy

    Sony’s A200 just dropped last night and we got a quick look at it in the booth today. If you’r familiar with the Rebel or the D40 you’ll recognize the A200 as an able, lower cost DSLR for entry level folks. It has 9 point autofocus, a 10 megapixel sensor, and is compatible with the full line of Minolta accessories. They’ll be selling a lens/camera kit next month. Read More

  • Sony BMG Confirms DRM Free Music, But Will Force Customers to Visit A Store To Buy It

    As we reported January 4, Sony BMG will become the last of the big four record companies to sell DRM free music, but with one very stupid catch. DRM free music from Sony BMG will be available from January 15 to those who purchase a plastic card called the “Platinum Music Pass” for the album they want from a retail store for $12.99. Buyers will then have to visit MusicPass.com and… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Walkman Phones: You know, for music

    Product Name: Sony Ericsson Z555
    Description: Sony is focusing on the music with their new Walkman phone. The W350 has a flip design with TrackID (hold it up to a radio and ID the song that’s playing) and a number of classy colors. It also has stereo Bluetooth streaming. Read More