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Sony might sell their mobile business

Published by on Jan 14th, 2015, 5 Comments

Sony-no-QuadBusiness isn’t looking too good at Sony right now. The company’s own forecasts show that they will make a 230 billion yen (R 22.65 billion) net loss for the financial year ending in March. Even though the PlayStation 4 is selling by the truckload, difficulties in other divisions are putting strain on the bottom line of the Japanese tech giant. After selling its Vaio laptop business to Japan Industrial Partners last year, the company is reportedly considering future offloads of other businesses. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z4 – what to expect

Published by on Jan 9th, 2015, 4 Comments

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Yes we know, yet another new flagship from Sony. We were hoping to see some kind of a mobile presence from Sony at CES this week, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. Just like we heard with the Galaxy S6, though, some reported that the Xperia Z4 was shown behind closed doors at the event. Luckily, the rumour mill supplied us with some interesting titbits about Sony’s upcoming flagship device.

According to certain sources we can expect a spec-beast, with a Snapdragon 805 processor and an improved 20.7MP camera. The front-facing camera will be a 4.8MP wide angle lens for those sought after selfies. (more…)

Sony’s SmartWatch 3 launched in metal at CES 2015

Published by on Jan 7th, 2015, No Comments

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Last year’s Sony SmartWatch 3 didn’t really make any kind of a splash, and the majority of consumers said that is because of the rubbery design. Now, Sony try to rectify that with the SmartWatch 3 in metal trim. (more…)

Sony unveils new Walkman ZX2 at CES 2015

Published by on Jan 6th, 2015, 1 Comment

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The Walkman was undoubtedly the must-have, ‘it’ item of the early 80‘s right through to the 90’s. Everyone wanted one and, if you were left out in the dark, you probably envied everyone who had one.

The Walkman has also come a long way, evolving with the music industry. From tape cassettes to CD discs to eventual MP3 files, the Walkman has always been there – even though it became overshadowed by devices like the iPod from the 2000’s onwards.

While a Walkman is not as much of a must-have item today as it was 15 years ago, Sony is still designing and manufacturing new, improved Walkmans. And the latest Walkman, the ZX2, was just unveiled at the 2015 Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Sony’s latest Walkman offering is the successor of the ZX1, that made its debut in July of last year. (more…)

Sony announces PlayStation Now unlimited subscriptions for $20 p/m

Published by on Jan 6th, 2015, No Comments

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Sony launched PlayStation Now in beta way back in July, but up until now you were only able to rent games via the streaming service. It made it exorbitantly expensive, having to pay upwards of $10 to rent a game for a week.

Luckily for dedicated gamers, Sony has now made it much, much more affordable. (more…)

Playstation & Xbox networks up and running after Christmas attack

Published by on Dec 29th, 2014, No Comments

XboxOnePS4ControllersChristmas time is usually a time for family, sharing and all round joy and happiness. Sometimes though certain family time get a bit too much, and for those that can’t listen to their drunk uncle tell his “border-war” stories again find some sanctuary in their console gaming. Unfortunately these gamers were devastated to find both Xbox Live and the Playstation Network were offline and it only got up and running again over the weekend. (more…)

Sony says – “We did not give in” – regarding The Interview

Published by on Dec 22nd, 2014, No Comments

sony_hacker_110603_620x350The Sony hack is still headline news. Since the unexpected outing of many of Sony Entertainment’s closely guarded secrets by North Korean hackers many people have had their say on how Sony reacted to its plans being exposed. Even president Barack Obama criticised Sony Pictures for its decision to pull “The Interview” – a film directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg which allegedly slates and makes fun of the North Korean government. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z4 leaks in Sony hack

Published by on Dec 19th, 2014, 7 Comments

z4-spectre-1We know that the next Xperia flagship smartphone is right around the bend. Sony’s crazy 6 month release schedule will see the Xperia Z4 be released somewhere early in the new year. CES 2015 is just a couple of weeks away and I bet we are going to see Sony release their latest installment at the event. Leaks and rumors have touched upon what we might expect for the past month or so now, but now a big one may have just emerged from the recent Sony Pictures hack… (more…)

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