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  • 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 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

    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

    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

  • Sony Bravias up the yin yang

    Sony Bravias up the yin yang

    KDL-37XBR6 Sony dropped 17 Bravias today and I’m far too tired to point out all the specifics. I’m sorry but it’s been a long day so far and we’re not even half done. Check out the full list after the break. A quick glance tells me there isn’t anything extraordinarily special. Just 1080p and 720p sets wrapped in an attractive package. Sizes range from 17- to… Read More

  • Sony announces 16GB memory stick duo

    Sony announces 16GB memory stick duo


    Looks like we were right. Read More

  • Sony Alpha 200 DSLR

    Sony Alpha 200 DSLR

    The latest in Sony’s revamped DSLR line is the 10.2-megapixel A200, which will be available next month and ships with an f3.5-5.6 3.9x 18-70mm zoom lens (kit only). Incorporated into the body is Super SteadyShot image stabilization. Pictures can be previewed on the 2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD. Noise control is said to be taken care of with a Bionz image processor at ISO 1600 and 3200. Read More

  • VAIO home theater PCs

    VAIO home theater PCs

    Sony loosed two VAIO home theater PCs, TP25/20. They both playback Blu-ray in 1080p via HDMI. They each have two external CableCARD compatible TV tuners to view and record HD content (TP25). Built-in DVRs record up to 50 hours of HD programming. They’re juiced by Intel T8100 C2D processors. It also has Bravia Sync tech for one button connectivity. Both models available this month, the… Read More

  • Sony XEL-1 OLED coming this month

    Sony XEL-1 OLED coming this month

    That 11-inch organic LED wonder from Sony will be hitting our shores this month for $2,500. As a refresher, it’s 3mm deep and has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio with rapid response time for crisp and blur-free picture. Did I mention that it’s $2,500?! Read More

  • Review: Sony Mylo 2

    [photopress:IMGP3353.JPG,full,pp_image] Many of you may have read about the Mylo 2 a few weeks ago when someone else broke embargo, but we chose to take the high road and follow the rules. The purported images of the Mylo 2 were legitimate, but you could have figured it out for yourselves. It’s much larger than the first gen Mylo and while it’s features are above and beyond that of… Read More

  • Ding, Dong, The Music DRM Witch Is Dead

    Ding, Dong, The Music DRM Witch Is Dead

    Sony BMG, the company that championed DRM music through rootkits is about to drop DRM, according to a report by Businessweek. Sony BMG will become the last of the big four record companies to offer music without the handicap of digital rights management, effectively putting the final nail into the music DRM coffin. Justin Timberlake’s latest song is expected to be the first release by… Read More

  • 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… 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… 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… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free PS3 with purchase of Sony HDTV

    CrunchDeals: Free PS3 with purchase of Sony HDTV

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  • 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More