Android Wear's First Big Update Is Rolling Out

The first significant update for Android Wear is now rolling out, and it all lines up nicely with a rumor we heard early last month. Most significantly, the update brings offline storage for your music, enhanced Bluetooth pairing, and support for Wear watches with GPS. Basically, Android Wear really wants to be your… » 10/23/14 12:22pm Thursday 12:22pm

​Sony Xperia Z3v Review: A Fantastic Phone With a Dated Design

More likely than not, you've owned at least one Sony product during your short time on Earth. Perhaps you rocked a Walkman, grew up gaming on PlayStation, or watched a favorite movie on... Betamax? You'll notice there's not a smartphone in that mix. But perhaps the Xperia Z3v—the v stands for Verizon—might convince… » 10/23/14 9:00am Thursday 9:00am

The Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet May Also Get PS4 Remote Play

Last month at IFA, we heard that Sony's new waterproof line of flagship devices, the Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact (and eventually even Verizon's variant, the Z3v, pictured above) would all be able to stream video games via the PS4. Now, a Sony slip details that the last generation Z2 and Z2 Tablet may also get… » 10/19/14 12:00pm 10/19/14 12:00pm

The Sony Z3 Compact Is Android's Best Kept Secret

Small and powerful smartphones are an endangered species, like the California Condor of the mobile world. If you want a top-tier phone that fits in a normal hand, the iPhone 6 is practically your only stateside option. But you know what? An exotic handset designed for Japan and Europe could have everything you've… » 10/14/14 12:33pm 10/14/14 12:33pm

The $800 Camera I Didn't Use To Share My Hawaiian Vacation Photos

My wife loves technology. Hell, she spotted the job posting that landed me my first tech writing gig. She also loves sharing snapshots with friends. So when I told her that the Sony RX100 III could sling amazing selfies to Instagram with a tap of her phone, she was understandably stoked. When we packed our bags for a… » 10/13/14 2:10pm 10/13/14 2:10pm

You Can Finally (For Real) Buy an Xperia Z3 Compact in the U.S.

The availability of Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone in the U.S. has been a point of confusion. Sony has yet to make any official mention of the small flagship, despite bringing its bigger brother to Verizon and T-Mobile. Today, though, the small wonder has silently appeared in the U.S. online store, unlocked and… » 10/13/14 10:14am 10/13/14 10:14am

Canon's Newest Ad Resembles the Life of a Real Director—Who Used Sony


For its new "See Impossible" campaign, Canon has a new video that portrays the inspirational story of a young sci-fi fan who becomes a big famous director by way of Canon camera. PetaPixel reports that the story could easily be confused with that of a real-life director. But the real-life guy didn't use Canon… » 10/10/14 1:09pm 10/10/14 1:09pm

Don't Call It Sony: This Is VAIO's New Prototype Tablet PC

Remember when Sony decided to sell off its entire PC business in one fell swoop? It looks like that wasn't the end of the company's iconic VAIO designs. Today at Adobe's MAX design conference, the new VAIO Corporation showed off a brand new tablet computer aimed directly at pros. It's a beefy machine with a 12.3-inch… » 10/06/14 8:17pm 10/06/14 8:17pm

Your Lettuce Could Come From an Old Semiconductor Factory

In a factory that once made floppy disks, herbs are growing. Inside an old semiconductor factory, there's lettuce taking root. Oddly enough, electronics factories make great farms. And Toshiba, Sony, Panasonic, are swapping industrial infrastructure for a business that's as old as civilization itself. » 9/30/14 2:21pm 9/30/14 2:21pm

Sony Includes a Ring Remote With Its New Underwater Headphones

The biggest issue with wearing all-inclusive wireless headphones like Sony's new waterproof WS610 series is that the playback controls usually end up sitting somewhere near your ears, and completely out of sight. So to save users from having to fumble around to find volume and track buttons on their heads, Sony has… » 9/26/14 9:19am 9/26/14 9:19am

​Canon G7 X: Canon Catches Up With a Tiny 1-Inch Sensor Point-and-Shoot

From about 2009-2012, Canon's S-series point-and-shoots were the best tiny little cameras you could buy. Then, Sony's RX100 line conquered it with similar functionality, but a much larger 1-inch image sensor that blew Canon's dinky 1/1.7-inch chips away. With the PowerShot G7 X, Canon strikes back. » 9/15/14 8:00am 9/15/14 8:00am