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Sony Aibo is reborn as a modern-day puppy pal
Sony Aibo is reborn as a modern-day puppy pal By Max Langridge

Nearly 20 years after the original was first introduced, Sony has resurrected the Aibo brand and developed a brand new robotic dog.This latest version of Aibo certainly looks more like a dog than its predecessors, with a more rounded appearance compared... Read more

Final Fantasy 15 Sony Walkman, headphones and speaker will have fans freaking
Final Fantasy 15 Sony Walkman, headphones and speaker will have fans freaking By Rik Henderson

Final Fantasy 15 (or XV, as it's officially designated) makes its long awaited debut tomorrow, 29 November, and Sony Japan has crafted some special edition audio products to celebrate.The daddy of three limited edition devices is a Final Fantasy 15 Sony... Read more

The Sony NW-WM1Z is a €3300 Walkman for the audiophile generation
The Sony NW-WM1Z is a €3300 Walkman for the audiophile generation By Chris Hall

Sony's first Walkman launched in 1979 and played a huge part in popularising portable music. The Walkman became an iconic symbol of setting music free, moving it from a record player or bulky tape player into something that was personal and portable.With... Read more

Sony continues down high-res audio path for new Walkman portable players
Sony continues down high-res audio path for new Walkman portable players By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced a trio of Walkman devices to further its commitment to high-res audio in the home and on the move.The NW-A25HN and NW-A27HN devices are coming in October and take up where the A15 left off. They feature an enhanced version of Sony's... Read more

Sony's new BeautyExplorer device will tell you just how bad your skin is
Sony's new BeautyExplorer device will tell you just how bad your skin is By Elyse Betters

Sony has developed a new device, and it's not a phone or a wearable or a television or anything that would be considered conventional. It's a skin-measuring device called BeautyExplorer.Sony apparently has a team in Japan that developed what it described... Read more

Walkman ZX2: Sony brings back the Walkman, ready for high-resolution audio
Walkman ZX2: Sony brings back the Walkman, ready for high-resolution audio By Stuart Miles

No it's not 1988, but that hasn't stopped Sony bringing back the Walkman brand, and in particular a Walkman for music fans keen to keep the audio experience decidedly hi-resolution.The new Walkman NW-ZX2 will pitch itself as a dedicated hi-res compatible... Read more

Sony Bluetooth Walkman headset works underwater, has built-in storage and connects to your phone
Sony Bluetooth Walkman headset works underwater, has built-in storage and connects to your phone By Luke Edwards

The Sony Bluetooth Walkman NWZ-WS615 is a pretty comprehensive headset. Not only is it an independent MP3 player with its own storage but it's also a Bluetooth headset to connect to your mobile.This means the headset can be loaded with up to 16GB of music... Read more

With Sony quitting the eBook biz, can the new Nook GlowLight take its mantle?
With Sony quitting the eBook biz, can the new Nook GlowLight take its mantle? By Rik Henderson

Barnes & Noble has re-entered the eBook reader market with its first new device in almost two years, just at a time when major rival Sony announces it is to withdraw completely.The Nook GlowLight is a direct successor to the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight... Read more

Sony Reader Store to close on 16 June, Kobo to supply Reader and Xperia device content
Sony Reader Store to close on 16 June, Kobo to supply Reader and Xperia device content By Chris Hall

Kobo has confirmed that it will be supplying the content for Sony Reader and some Sony Xperia devices following the closure of the Sony Reader Store on 16 June.Access to Kobo's platform will be enabled on Sony Reader and Xperia devices in UK, Germany,... Read more

Sony magnetic tape tech could mean cartridges that store 185TB
Sony magnetic tape tech could mean cartridges that store 185TB By Luke Edwards

Just when you thought tapes were dead Sony has gone and made a huge leap that could mean cartridges which store up to 185 terabytes of data.Sony developed the magnetic tape which can store 148 gigabits per square inch. That's about 74 times the density... Read more

Sony selling its waterproof MP3 player in a bottle of water
Sony selling its waterproof MP3 player in a bottle of water By Jake Smith

Sony wants to convince you its waterproof NWZ-W273 MP3 player can really go with you for a swim. The company has begun an advertising campaign in New Zealand to sell the waterproof MP3 player within a bottle of water. It's called the Bottled Walkman,... Read more

Sony's waterproof-wearable Walkman NWZ-W274S is more than just alliterative, you can swim with it too
Sony's waterproof-wearable Walkman NWZ-W274S is more than just alliterative, you can swim with it too By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced the Walkman NWZ-W274S, its latest waterproof-wearable MP3 player come headset that you can wear and listen to while you're swimming.It comes with 8GB of storage - enough for up to 2,000 songs, says Sony. And it has improved earbuds... Read more

Sony unveils two new Android Walkmans due out 19 October
Sony unveils two new Android Walkmans due out 19 October By Luke Edwards

The Sony Walkman NW-ZX1 and NW-F880 have just been announced by Sony Japan. The NW-ZX1 is a premium Android MP3 player while the NW-F880 comes in three colours.Both devices run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, sport 4-inch 480 x 854 Triluminous screens and... Read more

Sony introduces 3-in-1 Walkman WH Series wireless headphones-cum-MP3-player that turns into loudspeakers
Sony introduces 3-in-1 Walkman WH Series wireless headphones-cum-MP3-player that turns into loudspeakers By Luke Edwards

Sony has just pumped new life into the good old Walkman name with the WH Series of headphones. These 3-in-1 Walkmans can be used as wireless headphones, speakers, or MP3 players.The Walkman NWZ-WH505 comes with 16GB storage to act as a totally independent... Read more

Sony Reader refresh lets you read a whole eBook after just three minutes' charge
Sony Reader refresh lets you read a whole eBook after just three minutes' charge By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced a new version of its eBook reader that needs only three minutes of charging to have enough juice to read a whole book with. Called Quick Charge, it is one of the new features of the new version of Reader.Other new features include a... Read more

Sony HMZ-T3W Head Mounted Display brings 750-inch screen and 7.1 surround sound to your face wirelessly
Sony HMZ-T3W Head Mounted Display brings 750-inch screen and 7.1 surround sound to your face wirelessly By Luke Edwards

Sony has just announced its third generation of Head Mounted Display, the HMZ-T3W, that lets you strap a 750-inch screen to your face. Well, the equivalent of that, minus the neck ache.The third generation of headset comes as Oculus Rift and the newly... Read more

Sony E series Walkman video players offer up to 77 hours battery life
Sony E series Walkman video players offer up to 77 hours battery life By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced two new MP3 and video players for the UK, with the better specified of them offering up to 77 hours of battery life.The Sony Walkman NWZ-E580 has a 2-inch screen, 16GB of storage (for up to 3,700 songs), and weighs just 49 grams. Its... Read more

Sony 13.3-inch E Ink Mobius A4 digital notepad captured on camera (video)
Sony 13.3-inch E Ink Mobius A4 digital notepad captured on camera (video) By Rik Henderson

The Sony prototype digital A4 jotter unveiled on Monday has now been captured on video. Designed with university students in mind and planned for a consumer release before March 2014, the 13.3-inch device is the first to use E Ink Mobius, the tech firm's... Read more

Sony 13.3-inch e-ink notepad prototype aims to replace paper in universities
Sony 13.3-inch e-ink notepad prototype aims to replace paper in universities By Rik Henderson

Sony Japan has revealed a digital paper prototype that it is working on. It's a 13.3-inch slate device with an e-ink touchscreen display and a stylus, so it can be drawn and written on.Its potential, says Sony, is as a replacement in universities for... Read more

Go exploring with Sony's new DEV-50V digital recording binoculars
Go exploring with Sony's new DEV-50V digital recording binoculars By Jake Smith

Sony has announced an update to its 3D digital recording binoculars, now offering a 30 per cent smaller and lighter design with a new weather-resistant build.Sony is boasting the DEV-50V digital recording binoculars as perfect for animal watching. You... Read more

Sony Portable Wireless Server lets you manage content, acts as back-up battery
Sony Portable Wireless Server lets you manage content, acts as back-up battery By Chris Hall

Sony has announced the launch of the Sony Portable Wireless Server, a device that wants to join all the dots and make your content easier to share and manage.The PWS will act as a Wi-Fi hotspot, so you can insert a memory card and then access the content... Read more

Sony Personal Content Station offers NFC backup, social sharing and transcoding (video)
Sony Personal Content Station offers NFC backup, social sharing and transcoding (video) By Chris Hall

Sony is extending its reach into your content with the launch of the Personal Content Station and Portable Wireless Server.The Sony Personal Content Station (PCS), slick name aside, is basically a home media server, but it comes with a touch of magic,... Read more

Sony Reader Store opens a virtual book club for US customers
Sony Reader Store opens a virtual book club for US customers By Danny Brogan

Sony is offering its US Reader Store customers the chance to chat with authors as well as each other, online in a virtual book club. Each month the Sony Readers Book Club will designate an eBook for all participants to read. They will then be given a... Read more

Sony launches second Personal 3D Viewer, the HMZ-T2
Sony launches second Personal 3D Viewer, the HMZ-T2 By Rik Henderson

Last IFA, we were served a surprise by Sony in the form of a Personal 3D Viewer, the HMZ-T1, a headset that sends different images to each eye and completely immerses you in a visual and aural experience. Now, a year later, the company has updated its... Read more

Sony Reader PRS-T2 brings Evernote to the table for cloud storage
Sony Reader PRS-T2 brings Evernote to the table for cloud storage By Danny Brogan

Sony has tweaked its Reader device, adding cloud storage and a more powerful battery as it looks to take on other ebook readers.The Sony Reader PRS-T2 is a follow-up to 2011’s PRS-T1 but comes with a couple of important adjustments that demand we put... Read more

Sony Walkman F800 arrives armed with Ice Cream Sandwich on board
Sony Walkman F800 arrives armed with Ice Cream Sandwich on board By Danny Brogan

Sony is providing an Ice Cream Sandwich experience without the need of a smartphone or tablet device. The Sony F800 Walkman is an MP3 that also has access to compatible apps from the Google Play Store. Available with 8GB, 16GB and 32GB memory storage,... Read more

Sony takes on Amazon with own online eBook shop, Reader Store UK
Sony takes on Amazon with own online eBook shop, Reader Store UK By Rik Henderson

Sony has entered the eBook retail market with the launch of Reader Store UK, a one-stop shop for the purchase of digital editions of old and new fiction and non-fiction books.However, while it has an online presence to browse and search for books, purchasing... Read more

Sony Walkman alive and well in Japan
Sony Walkman alive and well in Japan By Paul Lamkin

Despite reports suggesting that the Sony Walkman brand was a dead man walking, the brand continues to crop up - most recently in the electronics giant's homeland of Japan with the launch of the new E-Series PMPs and a couple of speaker docks to boot.Starting... Read more

Sony bass boosting Walkman B170 coming in February
Sony bass boosting Walkman B170 coming in February By Rik Henderson

Sony has updated its dinky B160 Walkman with a new design and different colour options. Called, unsurprisingly, the Walkman B170, the new device also features the Bass Boost button and a belt clip for joggers, and the company's "three minute charge for... Read more

Sony débuts Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 flash drive fun
Sony débuts Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 flash drive fun By Paul Lamkin

Sony has unleashed what it says will be the first of a wave of new flash memory drives with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology: the Sony Micro Vault Mach.This USB 3.0 flash drive packs ultra-fast on-the-go data transfers so would be perfect if you're the type... Read more

Sony announces Z series Android-powered Walkman
Sony announces Z series Android-powered Walkman By Ian Morris

We first got our hands on Sony's Walkman prototype at IFA in 2011. But at this year's CES the company has finally announced an expected retail date, and estimated US pricing.The Z100 players come in three capacities, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. They should be... Read more

Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) announced at IFA, Harry Potter edition promised
Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) announced at IFA, Harry Potter edition promised By Stuart Miles

Sony has announced the Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) at this year’s IFA in Berlin; following a leak earlier in the week, this release has been expected.Hoping that the lure of Harry Potter can do wonders for business, a limited edition version of the new... Read more

Styluses at the ready for the Sony Reader PRS-T1
Styluses at the ready for the Sony Reader PRS-T1 By Paul Lamkin

It is not only Sony tablets that we're expecting to crash land at IFA. Well, now it isn't at least - as the follow-up to the Sony Reader PRS-650 has been leaked online, the equally congruous Sony Reader PRS-T1.The T1 improves upon the original by adding... Read more

Sony Walkman A, S, E and W series MP3 players announced
Sony Walkman A, S, E and W series MP3 players announced By Hunter Skipworth

Sony has only gone and launched an entirely new Walkman lineup, adding four brand spanking new MP3 players to its audio range. The Walkman quartet all boast their own unique features, with things like touch screens and water-resistance setting them apart.First... Read more

Sony Sports Walkman NWZ-W260 goes for gold
Sony Sports Walkman NWZ-W260 goes for gold By Paul Lamkin

Who said that the Sony Walkman was dead eh? Well, we did actually, but the legendary brand keeps a coming. The Sony Sports Walkman NWZ-W260 has just been announced - a sporty little number designed with fitness fanatics in mind.The W260 is wire free (the... Read more

RIP Sony MiniDisc..1992 to September 2011
RIP Sony MiniDisc..1992 to September 2011 By Hunter Skipworth

So that's it, the end of the MiniDisc has finally come. No more glorious whirr in your hand courtesy of an MD Walkman. You can forget the joys of spending hours recording tapes and CDs to your personal MiniDisc collection. Worse still, the fun gained... Read more

Sony Walkman Music Clip: Bass at a touch of a button
Sony Walkman Music Clip: Bass at a touch of a button By Paul Lamkin

Who said the Sony Walkman was dead, eh? Oh yeah - we did. But talk of its demise may have been greatly exaggerated as Sony continues to use the brand on phones and MP3 players - most recently with the Sony Walkman Music Clip NWZ-B160, which has just been... Read more

The Sony Walkman (1979-2010)
The Sony Walkman (1979-2010) By Dan Sung

Born into a technology world dominated by brands from Europe and the West, the Walkman could scarcely dream of the rollercoaster life of fame, stardom and eventual obsolescence that awaited it. The Walkman, who has died today after a long battle with... Read more

Sony prototype flexible electronic paper display shown off
Sony prototype flexible electronic paper display shown off By Stuart Miles

Sony has shown off a prototype of a flexible e-ink screen in Japan that could make it into future eReader models changing the way we read in the future.Spotted at a "Dealer Convention" tucked away in the corner, the new technology uses a plastic rather... Read more

Sony unveils Xplod with TomTom technology
Sony unveils Xplod with TomTom technology By Libby Plummer

Sony has joined forces with satnav specialist TomTom to introduce the Xplod range of in-car navigation devices. Both the snappily titled XNV-L77BT and the XNV-L66BT will comprise Sony’s AV head unit and TomTom’s navigation module, offering full access... Read more

Sony Walkman NWZ-E350 Series senses your music tastes
Sony Walkman NWZ-E350 Series senses your music tastes By Paul Lamkin

If you liked the look of the Sony Walkman NWZ-E450 range, but thought you could do without the karaoke features to save you a few quid, and also thought they could do with slimming down a bit, then the budget NWZ-E350 range may be more up your street.Sony... Read more

Sony gets edgy with the Walkman NWZ-E450 range
Sony gets edgy with the Walkman NWZ-E450 range By Paul Lamkin

If you're young and hip like us (honestly) then an iPod is probably a bit middle of the road for you. It's probably a bit safe - your dad probably has one, which definitely isn't cool. What you need is an MP3 player with a bit of an edge.And Sony thinks... Read more

Sony HT-AS5 adds 3D sound to your 3D pictures
Sony HT-AS5 adds 3D sound to your 3D pictures By Paul Lamkin

Sony has unleashed a 3D friendly surround sound system to go with your 3D TV, so you can get the full cinema 3D experience in your living room without having to sit next to a sweaty fat bloke who insists on eating popcorn with his mouth open for the entire... Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Sony atracTable to take on Microsoft Surface from June
EXCLUSIVE: Sony atracTable to take on Microsoft Surface from June By Stuart Miles

Sony is about to take on the Microsoft Surface with a new offering of their own that is due out in June.The atracTable, first seen and demoed at Vision 2009 in Stuttgart last year, will be released at the beginning of June according to the company behind... Read more

Sony ends 3.5-inch floppy production
Sony ends 3.5-inch floppy production By Duncan Geere

Sony has announced that it's going to stop manufacturing and selling 3.5-inch floppy disks in Japan, following the company's shutting down of production in the rest of the world.The storage device has been out of favour for some time due to its tiny capacity... Read more

Sony predicts downfall of paper books as it welcomes Apple iBook Store
Sony predicts downfall of paper books as it welcomes Apple iBook Store By Stuart Miles

The humble book has but 5 years before it's surpassed by the digital versions according to Sony as it reaches out to Apple to welcome the company's move into the ebook reader market with the launch of the Apple iPad."The introduction of another mobile... Read more

Slimline Sony Walkman NWZ-A845 announced
Slimline Sony Walkman NWZ-A845 announced By Amy-Mae Elliott

Sony has announced the European launch of its slimmest ever Walkman - coming in at 7.2mm thick it's been revealed the A845 will be on shop shelves from February 2010, following its Far East launch as the A840. Weighing in at 62 grams, the player offers... Read more

Sony offers James Patterson-themed Reader
Sony offers James Patterson-themed Reader By Amy-Mae Elliott

After chucking out a special edition Reader for fans of romance fiction, Sony has now announced it is to offer another limited edition model of the Reader Pocket Edition, this time for thriller fans. The James Patterson model features the Alex Cross novel,... Read more

Hannah Montana E-series Sony Walkman
Hannah Montana E-series Sony Walkman By Chris Hall

When we clapped eyes on this Hannah Montana special edition of the Sony Walkman E-series Walkman, we knew it was something we had to get our grubby hands on.Sony has partnered with Disney to bring out this limited edition Hannah Montana MP3 player in... Read more

How eBooks plan to save libraries, newspapers and make us read
How eBooks plan to save libraries, newspapers and make us read By Stuart Miles

Sony's announcement both sides of the Atlantic of its new ebook Readers isn't just about the latest gadget to say you own, it's actually about saving a number of industries that could, without a little help, die a fast and lonely death within the next... Read more