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​Under pressure, Canon cuts prices for 33 lenses

High-end lenses are a notch more attainable for Canon SLR users. Some lens prices were cut again after Canon trimmed prices last September.

By April 13, 2015

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Game over for PlayStation Mobile on July 15

Sony's PlayStation Mobile experiment was supposed to bring the company's content to Android devices. But that effort never really caught on with developers and gamers alike.

By March 11, 2015

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Vaio vies with old friend Sony by launching an Android smartphone

Sold off as part of Sony's drastic cost-cutting exercises, laptop brand Vaio has branched into phones in Japan.

By March 12, 2015

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Sony's PlayStation 4 continues to soar with 20M sold

By contrast, Microsoft's most recent public count in November noted Xbox One sales at around 10 million, though that figure is likely much higher after a strong holiday-shopping season.

By March 4, 2015

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Sony dreams big, targeting $4 billion profit by 2018

Light at the end of the financial tunnel? Sony sees a brighter future riding its PlayStation, along with movies, music and components such as image sensors.

By February 18, 2015

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Sony's Google Glass rival SmartEyeglass goes on sale for $840 or £520

The SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 smart glasses are cheaper than Glass, but far less elegant.

By February 17, 2015

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Bellhop bots? This Japanese hotel will be run by robots

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, for helping me with my luggage. Hen-na Hotel in Japan is set to open with check-in bots and robot concierges, porters and maids. So we don't have to tip them, right?

By February 5, 2015

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Sony trims annual net loss forecast on sales boost of image sensors, PS4s

More layoffs announced for mobile division, seen by Sony leadership as a key to the company's turnaround efforts.

By February 3, 2015

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Nintendo revenue tumbles, but profit remains

Cost-control practices enable Nintendo to turn a profit, despite revenue sliding 11.3 percent during last 9 months of 2014.

By January 28, 2015

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Starter kit for giant mech suit lands on Amazon Japan

If you've ever wanted your very own mech suit, you may now be able to snap one up for just 120 million yen -- if you live in the Kanto region of Japan. Oh, and there are other caveats too.

By January 13, 2015