In that 13-year period, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have released some beautiful hardware, as well as some not-so-beautiful devices that probably needed another trip to the drawing board. Of course, when they came out, many of the designs seen in the gallery below were beyond fresh and considered innovative, at least to some degree.… Read more
Sony has released a teaser video for a new laptop/tablet hybrid. It comes shortly before the annual IFA trade show, where many new products are announced, so it's safe to read into the timing of this video that it's related to a product debuting during IFA.
Unlike many teaser videos with quick-cut closeups of hinges, corners, and other macro details, this video portrays a papercraft laptop being folded and unfolded into different shapes. First, a traditional clamshell laptop. Then the hands fold that shape down into a flat tablet and a screen-out kiosk mode. Finally, the tablet … Read more
Since Always On first started torture-testing gadgets over a year ago, the people have been calling for a television to go through the paces of destruction. Well, people, the time has come. While sparks are sure to fly in this much-anticipated torture test, we even have a TV-themed future tech and unboxing to boot.
First up, the crew journeys south to see what's brewing at Sony Pictures Studios. The answer is 4K...lots and lots of 4K. This technology turns your living room viewing experience into a night at the movies and even brings 50-year-old classic films back from … Read more
Sony has posted a video to YouTube that hints at a new smartphone launch that might just be the long-rumored Honami.
The company on Tuesday posted a video to YouTube showing special shots of a smartphone. Sony didn't say which handset it is or what the device might offer, but offered some views of its smooth lines, a camera, and its ability to be tossed in water. A description of the smartphone on YouTube says that the handset is both "new" and "extraordinary."
Rumors have been swirling for months that Sony is at work on a new, flagship smartphone codenamed Honami. … Read more
Over the weekend, a digital file of the yet-to-be-released Grand Theft Auto V was made available via the Europe PlayStation Store to people who had preordered the game.
While the file wasn't a full version of the game -- there appears to have been no gameplay involved -- it was quickly decrypted and a number of spoilers emerged, including a full list of music tracks for the title.
You can finally get a 4K TV from a major brand for $4K.
According to industry publication TWICE, Samsung has joined Sony in reducing the prices of its 55- and 65-inch 4K Ultra High-definition-resolution televisions by $1,000 and $1,500 respectively.
Editors' note: This article was originally published June 27, 2013, and was updated August 22, 2013, to reflect that many more systems are now available with Intel's latest processors, with still more to come later this year.
Before swiping your credit card on a new ultrabook, all-in-one, or convertible, you're going to want to dive a little deeper into the spec sheets. That's because the latest Intel CPU upgrade, introduced in June and code named Haswell (but officially known as "fourth-generation Core i series") offers significant battery life improvements in the laptops we've tested … Read more
There are two lines from the new Avril Lavigne video that storm the mind and capture the soul.
One comes from Danica McKellar (you might know her as Winnie from "The Wonder Years"): "No one could lick his own balls like he could."
The other comes from Lavigne herself: "Oh, my new Sony phone is ringing."
It's a curious turn of phrase, riven with a certain sense that someone in a suit might have ordered her to use it during this, the visual debut for her originally titled song "Rock N Roll.&… Read more
Mojang's hit game Minecraft is headed to Sony's next console.
Sony on Tuesday announced that a version of the game is headed to the PlayStation 4, though the company did not say when.
It's happening! Minecraft coming to #PS4 :-)— PlayStation (@PlayStation) August 20, 2013
Minecraft creator Markus Persson also announced that the game was headed to the PlayStation 3 and Vita, Sony's handheld.
PS4, PS3 and Vita— Markus Persson (@notch) August 20, 2013
The news marks an end of exclusivity for Microsoft, which so far has been the only console maker to offer a version … Read more
Just because your TV says it has a refresh rate of 120Hz or 240Hz, does that mean it's actually refreshing at 120Hz or 240Hz? Nope, not necessarily. One of the latest marketing techniques, shall we say "gifts for fiction," is using different technology to approximate the effect of a higher refresh rate, without actually driving the TV at the higher rate.
Confused? Yep, that's the point. Hopefully I can deconfusify you.… Read more