Sony Increases Memory Stick Pro Duo Capacity To 32GB

Shortly after giving the Pro-HG Duo a similar treatment, Sony has gone and bumped up the capacity of the Pro Duo to 32GB. For those of you keeping track, that equates to around 225 minutes in full HD mode for Handycam owners. Cyber-Shot users can also get 29 minute clips in 720p. [CrunchGear] » 8/21/09 1:58pm 8/21/09 1:58pm

The Worst Proprietary Gadget Offenses

Like a predatory loan officer or an unstable partner, technology companies have an obsession with locking you down. Here are some of the worst examples of proprietary products that leave you trapped, broke and angry. » 3/12/09 2:00pm 3/12/09 2:00pm

PSP Firmware 5.01 Out Now

The 5.01 PSP software is now available for download, pleasing mostly those with 8GB or 16GB Memory Stick Pro Duo » 10/23/08 11:02am 10/23/08 11:02am cards that don't work with the new found in version 5.0. As reported, there is no fix for the (feature!) found on the new PSP 3000's LCD.

Giz Explains: An Illustrated Guide to Every Stupid Memory Card You Need

High on the list of gadget annoyances that make me want to scab my eyes out with a spork—just below cables » 10/01/08 2:00pm 10/01/08 2:00pm and —is the unfettered proliferation of memory cards. Even though they all fundamentally do the same thing—store data for handheld devices—they come in a million different sizes and shapes from almost as many …

Sony PMX-M80 Big Touchscreen PMP Packs Maps for Chinese Travellers

Sony's PMX-M80 is a cute white touchscreen PMP that stuffs some impressive specs in a 4.3-inch frame, a decent size for watching video without killing your eyes. The player has 16GB onboard memory, expandable via Memory Stick, a microphone, Google Maps-like browser with points of interest and your basic… » 8/01/08 10:20am 8/01/08 10:20am

Brando Cellphone Charm is Charging Cable, MicroSD Reader Too

Sometimes the "Keep It Simple Stupid" principle and product mashups really do work: like this multipurpose cellphone charm from Brando. Unclasp it and there's a USB-to-phone cable for data and charging, customizable with plugs that suit your cellphone or mini-USB device. Flick a switch, slot in a MicroSD card and it's a… » 4/09/08 11:00am 4/09/08 11:00am

Sony CEO: $200 Blu-ray Players Coming

Click to viewEverybody clamoring for a cheap Blu-ray player now that the format war is over might wanna bide their time with a sweet DVD upconverter—the $200-player Blu-ray cavalry is at least a year away, according to Sony Electronics CEO Stan Glasgow, who we talked to today in New York. "I don't think $200 is going to … » 3/05/08 12:43pm 3/05/08 12:43pm

Sony Blu-ray-to-PSP Movie Transfer Gets Official

Sony synergy FTW! Sony officially announced Blu-ray-to-PSP movie transfers at CES today. Pop a Blu-ray movie into your PS3, jack in your PSP and download to the portable or a Memory Stick for keeps. It's sorta like pre-ripped iPod rips on DVDs, but on Sony's ball field. [Kotaku] » 1/07/08 9:10pm 1/07/08 9:10pm

Handcrafted Thalbach Design Thumb Drives (Anniversary Material)

If there's one piece of tech that's suffered from quick commodification, it's the USB flash drive—which is all the more reason that original products stick out in the market. We've seen wooden flash drives before, but these flash drives from Thalbach Design are heirloom material. Veneered in polished and oiled maple,… » 10/06/07 11:36am 10/06/07 11:36am