This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Loaded: The Sony PSP phone

About Video Transcript

Loaded: The Sony PSP phone

2:02 /

Users of the iPhone and iPad get a software update, Google has an Android announcement later today, and Sony Ericsson is rumored to be readying an Android gaming phone similar to the PSP.

It's Thursday, August 12th. I'm Mark Licea and it's time to get loaded. Google TV announced a partnership with Direct TV. Before this deal, Google TV's initial partner was the Dish Satellite Network. Google TV uses software on set-top boxes to better add target viewers. Both networks together give Google a reach of 30 million homes. In other Google news, the company is announcing some new features for Android later today. The feature will be announced at an event in San Francisco and it could be a small mention about apps or an update to the 3.0 Gingerbread software. Although it's still early for that, we'll keep you posted. And Sony has a new Walkman out. The E350 comes in blue, red, or black, with 4- and 8-gigabyte models for $70 and $80 respectively. It's a very basic music and video player and it will be out in September. iPhone and iPad users have a software update that they should install. Apple is pushing this out in response to the JailbreakMe source code that was made public. This could give some developers the proper information to bypass certain security controls on the iPhone or iPad. It's recommended that all iOS users including those with jailbroken phones update their software now. Sprint has another 4G phone coming soon. The Samsung Epic 4G will be available at the end of the month for $250. Specs include a slide-out keyboard, 720p video recording, a front-facing camera, and a 16-gigabyte micro SD card. And Sony Ericsson could be releasing an Android phone designed for handheld gaming. Engadget says the device will be somewhere between the Samsung Captivate phone and the PSPgo. It's rumored to have a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a directional pad, and it could run Gingerbread. The source says it could be out before the end of the year. Those are all your headlines for today. I'm Mark Licea with CNET.com and you've just been loaded.

New releases

Tech to expect in 2015
2:31 December 26, 2014
The five most-anticipated gadgets we expect to see in 2015.
Play video
Best websites for finding child care
1:01 December 26, 2014
Between holiday parties and New Year's Eve plans, it can be tough to secure a babysitter. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports...
Play video
What's new on Netflix in January 2015
2:08 December 25, 2014
Find out what you should add to your watch list and what other videos are disappearing in the new year.
Play video
Brian Tong's Viewer Feedback 2014
2:17 December 25, 2014
We read the e-mails, tweets, and YouTube comments from you that have helped us create the best tech videos on Earth.
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best-Looking
1:31 December 24, 2014
The XCAR team has played with some amazing cars in 2014, but which will be crowned the best-looking?
Play video
LG's bare bones oven needs a little more meat
2:02 December 24, 2014
The LG LRE3021 gives reliable mid-range performance, but lacks the features you can find from other brands for the same price.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 106: Our 'Best of 2014' Extravaganza
27:44 December 24, 2014
On today's show, we celebrate another year gone by naming our (and your) favorite tech stories, pop culture news and video games of...
Play video
The big trends to watch at CES 2015
2:55 December 24, 2014
With CES around the corner, Bridget Carey tells you what to look out for at the tech expo. Expect buzz around the smart home, virtual...
Play video