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Genibo, The New Robot Puppy

South Korean company DasaTech is looking to fill the robot-dog-void left when Sony discontinued the AIBO recently. Looking at the sample video, we can say that the Genibo's motion isn't very smooth — more like quick and jerky. Pretty much what you would expect of a robotic dog that hasn't been a couple cycles of…

Aibo Reborn in Software

Aibo, your candle burned out long before your legend ever did, and Tea Vui Huang is keeping you alive through the magic of warez. Aibo Memories is a controllable Aibo simulator for Symbian Series 60 phones. While the value of this software is very dubious, I suspect Aibo lovers will be wiping a tear from their…

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Sony To Chuck Classy Living

Though most of us think of Sony as solely an electronics company, you may be interested to know that the Japanese giant also owns large stakes in what it calls "non-core" businesses as well. These include importer-retailer Sony Plaza Co., cosmetics maker B&C Laboratories Inc., French-restaurant chain Maxim's de…

Aibo Rolls Over, Plays Dead


It's a sad day in Sony-land. Though we don't have absolute confirmation, a gander at Sony's corporate website seems to say that the company has halted new product development of this lovable robot dog, and production was supposed to have stopped at the end of last year. This despite recent scientific research showing…

Fetch! The New AIBO ERS-7M3

About time! Sony hasn't given up on good ol' AIBO at all! This is a huge improvement and upgrade over the original ERS-7 model. This time, AIBO will be able to recognize over 1000 words (or a picture...har har har), a new service called AIBO Photo Diary, and a whole lot more. No release date yet and the price will…

Here iDoggie-Doggie

We've already seen those dancing beer can-radios that groove along to FM broadcasts, but now the genre has moved on to "man's best friend." The Sega Toys iDog not only rips off Apple's packaging (like everything else these days) but it's AIBO-like facial expressions take a lesson from Sony as well. Just sit the iDog…