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  • Alexa brings hands-free TV to more devices

    Alexa brings hands-free TV to more devices

    Alexa’s latest trick is offering a hands-free TV viewing experience, that will allow consumers to turn on or off their television, change inputs, fast forward, rewind and more, without having to first invoke a specific skill, or even press a button on their remote. Instead, makers of smart home devices are today adding new “entertainment controls” to their own skills, which… Read More

  • Sony’s Playstation Now streaming service now includes PS4 games

    Sony’s Playstation Now streaming service now includes PS4 games

    Game subscription services now look like they’re here to stay, and Sony’s Playstation Now just got an exciting update: The first PS4 games on the service are now available to play. The debut list includes 24 games that originally came out on PS4, bringing PS Now to the contemporary console era of games releases for the first time. The games list includes quite a few smaller… Read More

  • Sony to demo 3D face biometric running on an Xperia smartphone

    Sony to demo 3D face biometric running on an Xperia smartphone

    If smartphone hardware rumors are on the money, and they are usually at least in the ballpark (with the exception of transparent, bendable phones; apparently forever doomed to be mocked up in Photoshop) — then a 3D depth sensor is coming to the front-facing camera of a handset near you in the not too distant future. Read More

  • Sony soft-launches an educational robotics coding kit on Indiegogo

    Sony soft-launches an educational robotics coding kit on Indiegogo

    Every tech and toy company, from Apple to Hasbro, has an educational coding offering these days. Sony’s Koov kit has been kicking around Japan for a while now, and should be pretty familiar to anyone who’s spent time with Lego’s educational initiatives — it’s a set of blocks, sensors, motors and actuators that pair with a mobile app. Now Sony is ready to bring the… Read More

  • Apple hires Sony’s Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg in original content push

    Apple hires Sony’s Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg in original content push

    Look out, Netflix and Amazon. After dipping its toe into the water with Planet of the Apps, today Apple announced the latest development in its push into original content. It is hiring Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, who since 2005 had been co-presidents of Sony Pictures Entertainment, to lead video programming at the company. We’ve been hearing rumors about Apple’s interest… Read More

  • The Xbox One X: Initial Impressions

    It’s hard to believe that Microsoft was able to make the latest generation Xbox so compact, and yet still so much more powerful. We had the chance to check out the console ourselves, and we were rather impressed. The no-nonsense black box of gaming power is about as simple as it comes where the hardware is concerned, but based on the gameplay we saw at the Microsoft presser yesterday… Read More

  • Sony updates its PlayStation franchises with new Uncharted, Gran Turismo, God of War and others

    Sony has been in control of a solid games catalog, both exclusive and multi-platform for the better part of this console generation. This year’s E3 presentation was no different, with updates to famous franchises like God of War, Gran Turismo, Ace Combat and more. Of course, there were also tons of indie and new studio titles announced for both the PS4 Pro console itself and the PS… Read More

  • Sony’s E3 2017 PlayStation live blog

    Sony’s E3 2017 PlayStation live blog

    Good evening!! Just over 24 hours after the Xbox One X was revealed, Sony is ready to enter the ring. Of course, the Playstation maker doesn’t seem to have any new hardware to announce, but we expect loads of new games! We’ll be bringing you the action live right here (as long as the Wifi doesn’t crap out). Read More

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