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  • Sony backs Acutronic Robotics’ hardware robot operating system

    Sony backs Acutronic Robotics’ hardware robot operating system

    Sony is investing in Acutronic Robotics‘ Series A round, via its Sony Innovation Fund. Sony will also adopt Acutronic’s Hardware Robot Operating System (H-ROS), for use in its own robotics division, the company says. This funding follows investment by DARPA in Acutronic’s platform, which aims to become an industry standard for robotics components from across hardware and… Read More

  • IFA 2017’s biggest announcements

    The September time frame positions the Berlin show perfectly as a launch pad for holiday products. As such, some of tech’s biggest names use it to debut some of their biggest products of the year. It’s also proven a solid showcase for some of the wackier startups that have had a tough time getting noticed at larger shows. Here is a list of the best that this year’s IFA has… Read More

  • Sony’s RX0 is a tiny camera with big ideas

    Sony’s RX0 is a tiny camera with big ideas

    Sony just announced a new camera called the RX0, but breaking from the trend of lower number = fancier camera, this one is a tiny device that combines an action-cam form factor with some traditional imaging prowess. It’s an unusual combination, yet somehow tempting. Read More

  • Alexa and Google Assistant HomePod competitors are coming from Sony, Harman and more

    Alexa and Google Assistant HomePod competitors are coming from Sony, Harman and more

    Berlin’s big IFA trade show doesn’t officially open until tomorrow, but the announcements have already started pouring out of the show that’s come to be known as the “CES of Europe.” The event’s late-August/early-September timing has been a big part of its increasing relevance in recent years, as companies use the platform to debut wares in time for the… Read More

  • Bang & Olufsen and Sony launch AirPod rivals

    Bang & Olufsen and Sony launch AirPod rivals

    Everyone wants to get in on the wireless earbud rage and two firms just announced their entry into the market. Today at IFA 2017, B&O and Sony announced their first wireless earbuds that each compete in the space Apple made popular with the AirPods. Sound quality aside, these new earbuds have one thing over the AirPods: They don’t look like AirPods. The B&O Beoplay E8 sports… Read More

  • Sony’s Xperia XZ1 will ship with Android Oreo and a camera that doubles as a 3D scanner

    Sony’s Xperia XZ1 will ship with Android Oreo and a camera that doubles as a 3D scanner

    It’s hard to shake the feeling that Sony’s Xperia line exists primarily as a method for getting its camera technology out in the world. It’s not that they’re not solid phones, it’s just the company doesn’t seem particularly concerned with selling a lot of them, or doing much innovating outside of the imaging side of things. Read More

  • Sony knocks $50 of their full PlayStation VR bundle

    Sony knocks $50 of their full PlayStation VR bundle

    Virtual reality is getting (a bit) cheaper everywhere you look. Today, Sony is the one delivering the deals. In U.S. and Canada, Sony’s PlayStation VR is getting a new bundle which brings the headset and PS Camera together for $399 while the full bundle which includes a pair of Move motion controllers is going to be dropped from $499 to $449. The company will no longer sell the… Read More

  • Dubset makes Sony the first major label legalized for remixing

    Dubset makes Sony the first major label legalized for remixing

    Spotify and Apple Music could soon get the legal grey area of music like remixes and DJ sets that today live unofficially on SoundCloud. Sony Music Entertainment today became the first major record label to allow its music to be monetized through unofficial mixes thanks to a deal with rights clearance startup Dubset. That means Sony’s master recordings will be indexed by Dubset, and… Read More

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