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Z3, G3 - who will wear the crown?

2014-09-09 15:46

The LG G3 has been touted as contender for 2014 Phone of the Year, but the Sony Z3 shouldn't be discarded, according to user choices.

Sony Xperia Z2 mobile fun - review

2014-09-05 12:32

Sony wants you to think fun with the Xperia Z2 - billed as a waterproof smart device on sale in South Africa.

Apple shadow looms over Berlin gadget show

2014-09-02 07:53

Berlin's gigantic IFA consumer electronics fair opens with the shadow of Apple looming large, even if the US company traditionally snubs the event.

SA man battles to get Sony smartphone fixed

2014-08-07 13:05

A South African who bought a top-end smartphone is frustrated after the device malfunctioned and the service provider response was poor.

Sony smart watch stretches the game - review

2014-07-01 09:25

South Africans love technology and Sony is hoping that some of that love will extend to smart wearable technology.

Sony grabs for home entertainment crown

2014-06-12 09:21

Sony's new-generation PlayStation 4 console has ramped up its winning momentum at the international E3 video game show.

Sony back at top of after eight years

2014-06-08 12:16

Sony have topped worldwide sales of video game consoles for the first time in eight years, according to a report.

China could be a 'gold mine' for Sony - CEO

2014-05-26 19:56

The opening of the huge Chinese market could be a major boost for Sony's videogame business, says chief executive Kazuo Hirai.

Sony to start selling PlayStation in China

2014-05-26 07:29

Sony will bring its PlayStation consoles to China through two joint ventures, as the Japanese gaming giant seeks to tap a newly opened market.

PlayStation 4 leads jump in US console sales

2014-05-16 09:01

Sony's PlayStation 4 has led a surge in console sales that has lifted the US video game market.

Sony predicts net loss yet again

2014-05-14 11:53

Sony expects a net loss of ¥50bn for the current financial year due to restructuring costs, the Japanese electronics giant predicts an operating profit.

Sony warns of deeper loss on PC exit

2014-05-01 10:42

Sony says it will report a bigger-than-expected annual loss as the once-mighty firm undergoes a painful restructuring and exits the personal computer business.

Sony PlayStation 4 sales top seven million

2014-04-17 14:40

Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch in 2013 and admitted it can't make them fast enough.

Tech giants rush into original TV

2014-04-09 09:49

The battle of the tech giants is now moving into television, following the success of Netflix and a fresh push by Amazon in online video.

Sony to close 20 US retail stores

2014-02-27 17:00

Sony is closing 20 US retail stores as part of the streamlining of the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant.

Mobile world prods tablets to get off the sofa

2014-02-27 09:45

Bigger than a telephone yet smaller than a personal computer, tablets were supposed to usher in a new world of mobility; yet they have hardly budged off the couch.

Samsung's Gear 2 has fitness features

2014-02-23 21:32

Samsung has unveiled two new computerised wristwatches, this time including health sensors and related fitness features to give people a reason to buy one.

Sony PS4 blasts through sales target

2014-02-19 07:27

Sony has sold more than 5.3 million Playstation 4 video game consoles since launching the device, surpassing its sales target for the year.

Sony cuts 5 000 jobs, exits PC business

2014-02-06 10:40

Sony warns it would book a $1.08bn annual loss and cut 5 000 jobs while exiting the stagnant PC market this year.

Sony ups ante wth new smartphones headed for SA

2014-01-15 10:29

Sony has announced the launch of a smartphone pair specifically for local markets, and dedicated to multimedia entertainment, the company said.

Sony challenges rivals with Xperia Z1 Compact

2014-01-07 09:26

Sony has shifted the goalposts for compact smartphones with the launch of the Xperia Z1 Compact at the Consumer Electronics Show.

SA tech flops for 2013

2013-12-18 12:47

South Africans have had a feast of technology toys in 2013, but things have not always gone to plan for some of the major players.

Droids dance, dogs nuzzle, at robot museum

2013-11-29 17:27

A white robotic beagle sits wagging its tail and nuzzling anyone who pets it, while six pint-sized robots, flashing blue, pump their fists as they dance to the pop hit "Gangnam Style".

Xbox, PlayStation launch glitches tackled

2013-11-28 07:25

Microsoft and Sony have announced they are tackling Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launch glitches for a minority of users.

 

Best SA tablet brand revealed

2014-09-09 12:10

The Target Group Index has announced the best tablet brand in South Africa.

Sony Z3 in SA before Christmas

2014-09-05 09:46

Sony has announced that the new range of Xperia Z3 devices will be launched in South Africa.

Sony sends SA man new smartphone to fix problem

2014-08-11 11:53

Sony has moved to assure South African customers that it is serious about after sales service with respect to its smartphones.

Sony looks to PlayStation Network to build future

2014-07-30 08:04

Sony is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10bn lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster - the PlayStation.

PlayStation makes a grab for home entertainment crown

2014-06-12 13:55

Sony's new-generation PlayStation 4 console has ramped up its winning momentum at international E3 video game show.

Microsoft, Sony battle for throne at E3

2014-06-08 21:16

Muscular new consoles from Microsoft and Sony are girding to battle for the throne of the video game industry at the E3 extravaganza set to kick off in Los Angeles.

Sony to kill PlayStation Portable

2014-06-03 11:01

Sony is pulling the plug on its hand-held PlayStation Portable video game machine after 10 years.

Sony to sell PlayStation in China

2014-05-26 09:11

Sony will bring its PlayStation consoles to China in joint ventures, says its Chinese partner, as the Japanese gaming giant seeks to tap a newly opened market.

Indie music gives YouTube ultimatum

2014-05-22 17:15

The independent music trade organisation has given YouTube 24 hours to withdraw threats over plans to launch a music streaming service.

Sony Music invests in Shazam

2014-05-15 11:58

Sony Music Entertainment, a unit of Sony, has invested in music-recognition application maker Shazam Entertainment, a source says.

PlayStation ramps play with 'sassy' games

2014-05-02 09:26

While major video game makers place sure bets on sequels to blockbuster titles, Sony is working with independent studios to bring sassy new titles to the PlayStation platform

Microsoft reports strong sales of XBox One

2014-04-18 08:44

Microsoft says it it has sold more than five million XBox One consoles since they were launched in November.

Sony issues battery-fire warning over Vaio laptops

2014-04-11 12:10

Sony has warned customers to stop using its new Vaio Fit 11A laptops due to an overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk.

SET and Sony Max showcase their exciting line-up

2014-04-05 12:00

Sony Entertainment Television (SET) and Sony Max revealed their line-up this week and we cannot wait to catch these shows.

Smartphone companies beef up its cameras

2014-02-27 13:48

Samsung has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras.

Twitch live streaming coming to Xbox One

2014-02-25 20:02

Xbox One will soon be Twitchier than the PlayStation 4, with Twitch bringing a slew of fresh features to Microsoft's newest console.

Sony sells 5 million new PlayStations4

2014-02-18 16:03

Sony says it has sold more than 5.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles three months after its release as the firm battles in the lucrative games sector.

Sony to sell PC business to investment fund

2014-02-05 12:45

Sony is in talks to sell its personal computer business to a Japanese investment fund as part of the electronics giant's wider restructuring, according to reports.

Looking around in Sony's video headset

2014-01-10 14:52

A virtual-reality headset from Sony almost puts you inside a video by allowing you to widen your view when you turn your head up, down or side to side.

PlayStation vs Xbox

2014-01-07 07:18

Sony is ahead of its rival on the SA gaming console scene, says Arthur Goldstuck.

SA tech flops for 2013

2013-12-16 10:00

South Africans have had a feast of technology toys in 2013, but things have not always gone to plan for some of the major players.

'Smart' wig navigates by GPS

2013-11-28 08:33

Sony has developed a SmartWig which can read the wearer's brainwaves and direct them to their destination with onboard GPS.

Xbox One makes hot debut as console war revs up

2013-11-22 08:23

Gamers in more than a dozen countries started snapping up new-generation generation Xbox One consoles as Microsoft battled Sony to be at the heart of internet age home entertainment.

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