Articles by Sony
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Release Imminent: Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note, And A Full List Of Devices Confirmed For The Upgrade
September 18 2012 12:52 PM
Some Android users will be getting a sweet treat in the near future. The release date for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been confirmed for the majority of devices powered by Google?s popular OS. The new ?buttery smooth? iteration of Android was announced at the search engine giant?s I/O developer?s conference in June, and is rolling out just a day ahead of Apple?s new iOS 6 software.
- New Playstation 3 Model Allegedly Near Release
September 18 2012 12:48 PM
IGN is claiming that a new, slimmer Playstation 3 will be announced by Sony at the Tokyo Game Show.
- Uncertainty Heightened as Fitch's Warns of Downgrading Japanese Firms
September 18 2012 8:33 AM
European shares opened lower on Tuesday as investors concerned about the progress of the European bank union and intensified tensions between China and Japan over territory dispute. Fitch Ratings warned that it might downgrade ratings of Japan's auto and tech companies if tensions prolonged. This is expected to affect the outlook of the world's third largest economy which heavily depends of exports of auto and technological products. In the commodity sector, crude oil prices eased a tad wi...
- 'Resident Evil: Retribution' Tops The Box Office As 'The Master' Breaks Art-House Records
September 16 2012 2:31 PM
The big winner at the box office this weekend was ?Resident Evil: Retribution,? although the real story might be the success behind the debut of ?The Master,? which starred Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
- Weekly Roundup: Asian Markets Rally As Fed Announces QE3
September 15 2012 12:00 AM
Most of the Asian markets gained in the week as investor confidence was lifted following the announcement of another round of quantitative easing by the U.S. Federal Reserve which is expected to rejuvenate the economic growth.
- Windows 8 Release Approaches: This Could Be ‘Exactly What Microsoft Needs,’ Developer Says
September 14 2012 2:36 PM
Microsoft's Oct. 26 release date for Windows 8 is quickly approaching, and fans of the long-time PC software creator have seen some new devices that will utilize the OS. At Berlin's IFA 2012, hybrid laptop-tablet gadgets were unveiled such as the Sony VAIO Duo and the T-Series 13 Ultrabook.
- Asian Stocks Rally On Fed Stimulus Action
September 14 2012 4:51 AM
Asian stock markets rallied to a four-month high Friday after the U.S. Federal Reserve launched another large scale of asset purchase program overnight to stimulate the world's largest economy.
- President Obama Is Glad Readers Are 'Entertained' By 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
September 13 2012 1:29 PM
The "Fifty Shades of Grey" phenomenon has taken the world by storm. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, President Barack Obama was asked to offer his take on the raunchy novel. Though the book was just bumped from the top spot of the bestseller list by "No Easy Day," the hype surrounding the book isn't expected to fade anytime soon. The highly anticipated film version of the E.L. James shocker continues to have many buzzing.
- Asian Stocks Mixed Before Fed Decision
September 13 2012 4:31 AM
Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday as investors opted for caution ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy announcement later in the day.
- Kindle Fire HD Will Offer Opt-Out For Ads: Is Amazon Moving Towards A Freemium Model For Its Hardware?
September 11 2012 11:34 AM
Amazon.com Inc. is reversing its decision announced just last week with the unveiling of its new HD line of Kindle Fires to supplement the devices' low cost with ad-based support. In a statement emailed to the press, Amazon said that it will now give customers the option to opt out of advertisements for a premium price of $15. The decision reflects a growing need to slash hardware prices and monetize users in other, more creative ways in what is becoming a fiercely competitive tablet marketpl...
- Steam 'Big Picture Mode' Enters Beta: What This Means For Valve's Future Hardware
September 10 2012 4:18 PM
Following a slew of announcements about Valve Corporation expanding beyond game development and distribution into general software and hardware possibilities, Steam is officially releasing a beta version of its "Big Picture Mode" today. Showing a sleek and innovative approach to a television-based user interface, the new version of Steam raises questions about the future of PC game development.
- Microsoft Xbox 720's Augmented Reality Could Mark New Era In Gaming
September 10 2012 12:17 PM
Rumors about Microsoft’s Xbox 720, which is the title believed to accompany the PC-maker’s next-generation gaming console, have been circulating for quite some time now. Back in 2010, a document detailing the company’s plans leaked, and now a recently discovered patent reveals that Microsoft intends to take video games out of the television screen and into players’ immediate environment.
- Apple iPhone 5 Event Rumors: Will Thunderbolt Have Its Coming Out Party On iOS?
September 10 2012 10:47 AM
Apple won't discuss products before they're ready for release, but most major news outlets have reported on Apple's plans to slim down the traditional dock connector across its entire family of iOS devices, which includes iPhones, iPads and iPods, from 30 pins to 9 pins. If by some chance this new iOS dock connector is indeed Thunderbolt-friendly, Apple will have finally, successfully made its Thunderbolt investment worthwhile. Apple iPhone 5 Event Rumors: Will Thunderbolt Have Its Comi...
- Demonoid, BitJunkie, Megaupload Still Considered Threats To Anti-Piracy Groups
September 07 2012 2:55 PM
BitTorrent and link-sharing sites like Demonoid, BitJunkie and Megaupload have all been shut down, but they are still the targets of anti-piracy organizations.
- Sony Faces Piracy Concerns Following PS Vita, Mobile Hacks
September 07 2012 2:21 PM
Following reports earlier this week of Apple allowing hackers into its iCloud service, Sony Corportation is facing similar concerns over the security of its data across everything from its mobile-phone business to its new mobile gaming console, the Playstation Vita. In addition to piracy concerns, the new hacks highlight the relative weakness of the PS Vita's performance so far in the gaming market.
- ‘Community’ Season 4 Spoilers: Premiere Brings ‘Hunger Games’ To NBC
September 07 2012 10:59 AM
"Community" season 4 on NBC will feature a parody of "The Hunger Games" in its Oct 19 premiere.
- Asian Stocks Decline As US, China Data Disappoint
September 05 2012 4:16 AM
Asian stock market declined Wednesday as weak economic reports from U.S. and China weighed on the sentiment. Concerns over global economic downturn resurfaced after the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said that U.S. factory activity contracted for the third straight month in August
- Valve, Maker of Steam and Source Software, Turns To Hardware
September 04 2012 10:52 AM
Bellevue, Wash.-based Valve, the software developer behind the critically-acclaimed Half-Life series, the Steam network for distributing games and the Source engine, is reportedly interested in building hardware. Valve, which was founded by two former Microsoft employees in Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington, added a job posting to its site on Tuesday morning for an industrial designer.
- Why The ‘Skyrim’ ‘Dawnguard’ DLC Release Date May Never Come For PS3: ‘This Is Not A Problem We’re Positive We Can Solve’ [TRAILER]
September 01 2012 4:25 PM
“Skyrim” players using PS3 have been eagerly anticipating the release date for the “Dawnguard” DLC. However, they may be waiting for a day that will never come, according to Bethesda.
- Sony Unveils Xperia Tablet S, 3 Android Smartphones - Xperia T, Xperia V And Xperia J At IFA 2012
August 30 2012 6:41 AM
Sony unveiled an upgraded version of its Android tablet and three new Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones Wednesday at IFA 2012 in Berlin.