Hot on the heels of bringing the Xperia Z1S to America, it seems that Sony plans to pull another, bigger smartphone rabbit out of its hat. Code-named Sirius and tagged with the D6503 model designation, apparently Sony's latest creation will boast a powerful digital camera capable of shooting high-resolution 4K video.… Read more
"Somebody's going to come over the top," said David Zaslav, the head of Discovery Channel- and TLC-parent Discovery Communications, using the phrase for delivery of TV over the Internet. He made the comments last month at a UBS investor conference, where the financial chief of Disney said its arrival was a certainty and the chief of MTV's and Nickelodeon's parent, Viacom, gave it "a very strong chance" of arriving in 2014.
It has long … Read more
The iconic Walkman name didn't fade into the history books with the massively popular cassette players that made it famous; it's still hanging round, slapped on Sony's latest digital music players. Although it bears the well-loved Walkman moniker, the Sony NWZ-ZX1 is not an audio player for the masses.
Instead, its high-end digital audio amplifier, together with its ability to play uncompressed, high-quality audio files aims it squarely at the audiophiles who demand the utmost definition from their music collection. That quality comes at a cost however. It'll set you back a wallet-crushing 549 pounds (around $… Read more
Sony confirmed on Thursday that HBO Go is making its way to PlayStation gaming consoles. The app will first appear on PlayStation 3 and then will come to PlayStation 4, according to the entertainment giant.
"With the HBO Go app on your PlayStation system and an HBO subscription via your cable or satellite provider, you'll have unlimited, on-demand access to your favorite HBO shows, like 'Game of Thrones,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' and 'True Detective'," Sony Computer Entertainment America's senior vice president of business development Phil Rosenberg wrote in a blog post. "HBO Go offers every episode … Read more
Dynamic range: the spread between the darkest and the brightest a TV can be. In other words, contrast ratio. But having beaten that term into the ground with a decade of dubious marketing use, it was time for new terminology.
Except, this isn't just marketing fluff. High dynamic range, in its multiple forms, can be a significant and noticeable increase in picture quality. Multiple companies are talking about it, from Dolby and its Vision tech, to Sony, Samsung, and others.
Come with me if you want to live. The Sony Xperia T2 Ultra is a new Android phablet coming to the UK, along with the new mid-range Xperia E1 also announced today.
The E1 is a mid-range 4-inch Android smartphone with a 233ppi screen, running a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor. It boasts 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage for movies, music, apps, and snaps. It's not 4G, but it does connect to the Web via HSPA+.
Meanwhile, the T2 Ultra boasts a 6-inch, 720P screen with a quad-core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor and 1GB of … Read more
When looking at the plethora of wearable devices unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, other companies certainly followed that principle. A walk around the show floor saw startups such as Martian and Pebble and major players such as LG and Sony introduce new wearable gadgets. And in most cases, they offered either a single benefit, such as health tracking, or a handful of clearly defined features, such as notifications from a paired phone.
At least in the US, Sony has yet to create a blockbuster smartphone on par with the Samsung Galaxy S4 or Google Nexus 5. With the Xperia Z1S, its latest flagship handset, the company makes a brave attempt at a smoother sail in American waters, but a disappointing screen makes the Z1S founder. Sure, its 5-inch display is big and boasts a full-HD resolution, but it lacks the visual impact of Sony's high-end competitors like the Nexus 5, the S4, and the Galaxy Note 3. Heck, even older handsets such as the HTC One serve up more inviting eye … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- During the full week that we spent at CES 2014, CNET TV was hard at work filming every corner of the annual techapalooza. From stage-shy movie directors to the new Roku TV, we captured it all on camera. So, if you couldn't be in Vegas, here are the top 11 CNET TV videos for your viewing pleasure.
1. Michael Bay quits Samsung's press conference In an bizarre, -- and painfully awkward -- moment, "Transformers" director Bay walked off the stage during Samsung's press conference before he could chat about one of the … Read more
Sony Vegas Pro dominates the space between basic video-editing software like Windows Movie Maker and professional applications like Adobe Premiere. Sony won this niche by offering professional tools and functions at a fraction of the competitors' prices. The latest version of Vegas Pro 12 adds a good deal of improvements to an already great video editor.
Packed full of features: With Vegas Pro, you can edit SD, HD, 2K, and 4K footage in either 2D or stereoscopic 3D. Sync material from multiple cameras using the multicam feature to add a little perspective to your movies. The celebrated masking abilities … Read more