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Aibo's got new wheels for holidays

News.com's Paul Festa and Sony's Jon Piazza discuss new features for the company's popular robot-dog, including upgrades to voice and face recognition software--and a new skateboard.

November 1, 2007


No life support for the Aibo

No Vista drivers or software

By February 1, 2007


Sony Aibo has been put down: An obituary

We've always loved the Aibo, despite its lethargic trot and general disobedience, but Sony have decided it's the knacker's yard for old Aibo. Crave pays its respects

By January 27, 2006


Sit, Aibo, sit...good dog, this won't hurt a bit

Sit, Aibo, sit...good dog, this won't hurt a bit

By January 26, 2006


Sony files for patent on household robot

Sony has applied for a patent on a robotic system that can tell the difference between dirt and a scratch. Are household robots in the company's future?

By April 14, 2014


For Sony Mobile, it's not enough to be smart

commentary New gadgets like the Xperia Z Ultra smartphone and the SmartWatch 2 harken back to the era when consumers considered Sony synonymous with innovation. Now let's see if that translates into something resembling volume sales.

By July 5, 2013


Wappy robo-dog needs Tamagotchi-like love

Both a digital pet and a robot, Wappy has a personality and skills that evolve over time.

By February 22, 2011


Smartpet turns your iPhone into a cartoon pooch

Slap your iPhone or iPod Touch into this four-legged frame from the creator of Tamagotchi, spotted at the Tokyo Toy Show.

By June 16, 2012


Hop suitcase follows you around like a loyal dog

Never leave your luggage unattended with a Hop suitcase, a bag that follows around at your heels wherever you go.

By October 10, 2012


RSPCAibo says, "Bring back the robodog!"

Sony had Aibo put down last week, but a cry of fury has risen from the ranks of heartbroken electronic dog owners. Forget the anti-capitalists, these protestors mean business...

By February 3, 2006