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Sony is launching a selfie camera shaped like a perfume bottle

Published by on Aug 20th, 2014, No Comments

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There is no denying that the world is obsessed with selfies, and to be fair, more specifically girls. Girls love selfies.

Another thing girls love is perfume and apparently in China, there is a growing trend of incasing your smartphone in a Chanel perfume bottle case. And now it seems that Sony wants to capitalize on this by launching a so-called ‘selfie camera’ that literally looks like a perfume bottle.

The camera is believed to form part of Sony’s Cyber Shot range and is designed specifically for taking pictures of yourself. It has a big, transparent, flippable lens a top the camera which will naturally make selfie-taking easier.

The camera has not been officially confirmed, but looks set to primarily take on the Chinese market. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z3 confirmed specs?

Published by on Aug 13th, 2014, 1 Comment

xperia_z3_rumorContinuing with some more news regarding Sony devices, the never ending smartphone cycle is turning again with reports of the new Sony Xperia Z3 specs. Sony is just a few weeks away from their event at IFA in Berlin (one of the largest global trade shows for consumer electronics). Rumors are starting to gain momentum as we get closer to the event on just what the Z3 will offer. Sony is already working on a Z3 Compact (see leaked pics here) as well as another Xperia tablet, but the news everyone is waiting for fall around the flagship Z3 and yesterday a couple of extra rumors emerged that give the reported specifications some credibility. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact leaks in pics

Published by on Aug 13th, 2014, No Comments

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Because Sony’s launch cycle has been drastically shortened over the last couple of years the Xperia Z3 is almost on its way. There was no time for Sony to release a smaller version of the Xperia Z2 like we saw with the Xperia Z1 Compact, which was a smaller version of the Xperia Z1 but still had premium specs.

It was the first of a kind to deliver the same top specs seen in its bigger flagship brother and we thought it was a great phone (see the review here).

So now we are skipping an Xperia Z2 Compact altogether and flying straight to the Xperia Z3 Compact. Some pics have been leaked and it’s giving us some interesting insight into what to expect. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z2 Review: Jack of all trades

Published by on Jul 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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Update: This article’s content has been updated since initial release.

The Sony Xperia Z1 launched only about 9 months after the original Xperia Z and a little more than 6 months later we have this – the Sony Xperia Z2. Some critics of Sony are saying that bringing new versions so regularly will alienate customers who have just bought the top-of-the-line Sony, but 6 months down the road it will be obsolete.

While we do get what they are saying, we have to disagree. You’ll notice that not much is changing from one version to the next. In fact, all Sony is doing is addressing some of the problems from each iteration. So why should we be excited about a new Sony that is about to hit the market?

Before we give you the answer to this question, check out some of the key features of this device: (more…)

Sony Xperia C3: The Selfie Smartphone (video)

Published by on Jul 9th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Today’s smartphone generation has ushered in the advent of the word “selfie.” Very few people don’t know what selfies are now, and Sony is trying to ride this trend all the way to the bank with, what they call, “the world’s best selfie smartphone.”

What is this world coming to…?

Sony has just debuted the Sony Xperia C3, a mid-range smartphone which has a 5-megapixel wide-angle front facing camera and LED flash for “selfies.” (more…)

Sony Walkman turns 35

Published by on Jul 2nd, 2014, No Comments

Sony WalkmanYesterday (1 July) marked the 35th birthday of the Sony TPS-L2. It was introduced in 1979, and since then Sony has sold somewhere in the region of 220 million Walkmans, and it’s still selling them today. The Walkman was the most desired gadget of the 80′s and early 90′s and many would agree that this was the product that made Sony a household name. Many of us grew up either enjoying a Walkman or desiring one and it sparked many revolutions in the music industry. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Review: Sony comes out swinging

Published by on Jul 1st, 2014, 2 Comments

Z2_Tablet__018The last year and a half has seen some stiff competition in the mobile market. Companies such as LG and Sony have been going toe to toe with their two big brothers, Samsung and Apple. Sony’s Z series, LG’s G series and even the HTC One series have steadily been gaining market share across every mobile product area. This type of environment puts pressure on the participating companies’ sales teams, but we as consumers are smiling all the way being spoilt for choice and price. Competition remains the fiercest in the smartphone market, but we are seeing the same fight spilling over into the tablet market. Sony has come out swinging with the new Xperia Z2 tablet, taking on the currently undefeated (my opinion) king of the tablet ring, the Apple iPad. Will the Z2 put up a decent fight? (more…)

Sony’s record setting tape cartridge

Published by on Jun 27th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Storage on tapes have been out of favour for quite some time, but you would be surprised as to how much it can store. Magnetic tape storage is still widely used for industrial and commercial use more than anything else.

Extremely high density tapes are used by corporations and government agencies for archival purposes. They are much cheaper to use, more power efficient and more reliable than HDD’s. (more…)

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