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Sony Google TV remote design comes straight from the 80s


Sony has been around long enough that they may hang on to designs a bit longer than acceptable. For instance, this remote control QWERTY thing for Google TV. Its supposed to be released next week on October 12th, but I’d be more convinced if you told me it was released in 1985.

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Next-gen PSP rumors point toward rear touch controls


We haven't heard a good rumor related to the next-generation Sony PSP in some time, even though a new version has been looming over heads for a while. Well, get ready to crank out some more conjecture, because the latest reports are saying the next PSP will have touch controls. On the back.

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HTC’s move from AMOLED to SLCD may just be a good idea


You may have heard that HTC is moving away from AMOLED displays and toward the Sony-made Super LCD panels for its smartphones. It's a supply issue, apparently, but should you as the end consumer be concerned about this move? Apparently not. Yes, the AMOLED display on the HTC Legend looks positively brilliant, but this most recent video is showing that the Super LCD isn't really that far off.

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Cassette tapes get buried too with Sony boom box


It's not enough for Sony to kill off the floppy disk today. The Japanese manufacturer is also bidding adieu to another legendary format: the cassette tape. What you see here is the last cassette-playing boom box ever. Well, at least from Sony. In this day and age where most of us don't even bother with physical media anymore, preferring to download our music digitally, the cassette tape feels decidedly dated.

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RIP the floppy disk: Sony finally kills legendary format


I remember when I was able to store just about every document that I ever wanted on a single 1.44MB floppy disk. That was a very long time ago and I don't know anyone who still uses the format. Well, Sony seems to think so too, because it just killed the floppy disk. Other manufacturers have long since abandoned the file saving format, but Sony stuck around and kept making new disks... until now. This marks the official death of the floppy disk at the ripe old age of 30.

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PlayStation motion controller takes a stab at Sony couch potatoes

PlayStation Move Joysticks

It was the Nintendo' Wii that proved you do not necessarily need a faster processor and powerful graphics card with glitzy games to have fun. The Wii was just a tad more innovative than the PS3 and XBox 360 with the introduction of the Wii Remote.Sony has now announced a three dish buffet for it’s motion controller called the PlayStation Move, a standalone Move controller, or a package with the PlayStation Eye + Move + a game, or an entire console. Couch potatoes are warned: gone are the days of button mashing and exercising your wrists and fingers only. Where the PlayStation Move stands apart from the Wii is its fewer buttons and no cable!

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Sony to make PlayStation smartphone?

A NeoGAF Forum scanned this concept design of a PlayStation smartphone.

While Sony struggles with sales of its PlayStation Portable, it has decided to get into the smartphone foray. Sony has been at the forefront of interactive electronic technology for the last 15 years, starting with the release of the first Playstation. In a market long dominated by BlackBerries, iPhones, and Androids, Sony could pose a legitimate threat.A new Sony smartphone could have the ability to play games from Sony’s home and portable consoles by downloading them directly onto the device from Sony's network.

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Sony drops a bomb, Vaio Z Series ultra-mobile’s with Quad SSDs


What was Sony thinking when they designed the Vaio Z series? Perhaps something along the lines of “let's see how many people we can knock off their seats with this one.”

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Sony Considering New Colors for PSPgo?

When I was over at the E3 Expo in June, I had the opportunity to go hands on with the new Sony PSPgo. They said that it would not completely replace the existing PSP, since it did not have a UMD drive and it catered to a slightly different market. While the Sony PSPgo has only been out for a ...

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Get Gran Turismo for Free with Sony PSP Go


So, the launch of the Sony PSP Go is right around the corner and Sony is not going to be ready with its UMD transfer service when the new handheld hits your favorite retail outlet. How do they plan on making it up to you? How about a free game? How about a free Gran Turismo? Most of us would ...

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No UMD Transfers for Sony PSP Go at Launch

The Sony PSP Go represented quite the exciting device for Sony, because it breathed all sorts of new life into the PSP format. The thing is that this sliding portable gaming machine does not have the UMD slot that the regular PSP has, so all the games have to come by way of a digital download onto the internal memory. ...

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New Sony Batteries Last Longer, Charge Faster


I use a lot of batteries. For my computer, I make use of a wireless desktop system with a wireless keyboard and mouse, both of which require rechargeable AA batteries. I have several controllers for the Xbox 360 and these all need AA batteries. I have a couple of digital cameras that use AA batteries too. That’s a lot. As ...

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Automatic Photos of Everyone with Sony IPT-DS1 Partyshot


Have you ever been at a party and wanted to get pictures of all the attendees? I guess you could walk around the room and wait for people to pose for you, but wouldn’t it be better if there was a completely automated solution? Sony seems to think so, because here is the Sony IPT-DS1 Partyshot. To accompany the announcement ...

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Sony Pushes Memory Stick to Two Terabytes of Storage


With the Secure Digital (SD) card format, we have a maximum capacity of 2GB. Then they bumped up that capacity by offering us the SDHC format and, in the near future, we’ll be looking at SDXC cards for even more storage. Not to be outdone, Sony is pushing its own memory card format too. You will soon have a Memory ...

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Sony PSP2 in the Works After All

Sony PSP2

We may still be basking in the glow from the E3 Expo last month, since it was there that Sony officially announced the new Sony PSPgo handheld. Well, it seems that a successor to the UMD-free sliding gaming console is already in the works and we have some of the preliminary details. When we first saw the Sony PSP Go ...

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