ARTICLES RELATING TO SONY

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.

Sony sells a million PS4 consoles on debut

2013-11-19 13:02

More than a million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold in the first 24 hours of its release in North America.

Sony to charge monthly multiplayer fee for PS4

2013-11-05 23:23

Sony plans to charge a monthly fee of $9.99 in the US and €6.99 in Europe for playing multiplayer online games on its PlayStation 4 console.

Sony aims to win in mobile market

2013-10-08 13:00

It's important for Sony Mobile to win in the premium and value category of mobile devices, the company said.

Sony Xperia Z1 aims for convergence

2013-09-06 10:00

Convergence of devices will drive the development of smartphones, as consumers demand more functionality from mobile devices, Sony has said.

Sony delays PlayStation 4 for SA

2013-08-21 08:18

Sony has confirmed the launch dates for the PlayStation 4 in the US and Canada, but not for SA.

Sony, HTC, Samsung win mobile awards

2013-08-19 09:30

Smart devices by Sony, Samsung, Huawei and HTC have been honoured by the European Imaging and Sound Association.

Record entry for GT Academy

2013-08-02 09:52

The online phase of the GT Academny's virtual-to-reality competition has closed with more than 765 000 entries from 18 European countries.

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One face-off

2013-07-29 10:38

PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming consoles have been fighting for the attention of South African gamers, and gaming blog El33tonline weighs up Sony and Microsoft's next generation consoles.

iPhone sales 'stalling' as rivals gain

2013-07-17 20:28

Apple's iPhone sales are sputtering as rival smartphone makers ramp up their offerings.

Netflix adds PS3 virtual assistant

2013-06-28 22:15

Netflix has introduced a chatty virtual assistant named 'Max' to help people find on-demand films or television shows at the service using PlayStation 3 consoles.

Sony launches Xperia Z Ultra

2013-06-25 12:00

Sony has announced a waterproof Android smartphone with a 16.3cm screen.

Sony: Game on

2013-06-12 08:01

Sony has insisted that the game console war is far from won, despite its PR launch triumph over Microsoft as gamers scrambled to get their hands on the next generation devices.

 

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.

Game console war heats up with Xbox One launch

2013-11-21 07:46

Microsoft will release its Xbox One game console, taking on Sony's PlayStation 4 in a battle for the hearts and minds of internet-era home entertainment.

Who 'really' wants a smartwatch?

2013-10-30 14:42

If consumer electronics companies are to be believed, someone on your holiday shopping list is just dying for a wristwatch that displays message alerts and weather updates.

Consoles here to stay despite smartphone gaming

2013-09-17 13:15

Games on tablets and smartphones are more varied than ever, but the excitement surrounding the upcoming PlayStation 4 proves consoles are here to stay, say observers.

Sony reveals SA launch date, price for PS4

2013-08-21 11:06

The new Sony PlayStation 4 will be launched in South Africa before the end of the year, gaming website El33tonline has reported.

Sony preorders for PlayStation 4 at 1m

2013-08-21 08:04

Sony has had over 1 million preorders worldwide for its new PlayStation 4 console, according to the head of its SCE computer entertainment division.

Samsung to launch Galaxy Note III

2013-08-06 16:51

Samsung has sent out invitations confirming that its long-awaited third-generation phablet, the Galaxy Note III, will be unveiled soon.

Sony to reject entertainment spinoff proposal

2013-08-01 12:14

Sony's board is likely to reject a US hedge fund's proposal to spin off part of its profitable entertainment arm, a report has said.

Kids get smartphones for Mandela day

2013-07-18 14:01

Underprivileged children have been awarded smartphones as part of a mobile manufacturer's 67 minutes for Mandela day.

Zynga chief replaced by Xbox boss

2013-07-02 09:30

Zynga's co-founder Mark Pincus says he is handing over the helm of the struggling social games company to Microsoft executive Don Mattrick.

Google 'developing Android console, watch'

2013-06-28 14:03

Google is working on a videogame console and smart watch powered by Android software that has been a hit in smartphones and tablets

Video game reflects US spy storm

2013-06-13 13:01

A video game with a protagonist who controls the world around him by hacking into systems is generating growing buzz, for its eerie parallels with the current storm about US surveillance.

Sony reveals PS4 console

2013-06-11 07:39

Sony has provided the world the first look at its new PlayStation 4 console, promising to combine its film, music, television and game strengths in a home entertainment box.

 
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