HBO and Friends Want Their Own Pipes for Internet TV

Just when you thought the net neutrality debate had died down, a band of content providers now want special treatment. The Wall Street Journal reports that HBO, Sony, and Showtime are asking internet service providers to be treated as "managed" services. In other words, they want dedicated bandwidth for their video… » 3/19/15 5:28pm 3/19/15 5:28pm

PlayStation Vue (Almost) Looks Like a Cord-Cutter's Dream Come True

Sling TV was just the first step. Now, Sony's PlayStation Vue is taking internet TV to the next level. Starting at $50 a month for some 50 channels, you'll still be paying cable prices for what you get, and there'll be channels you'll miss—but trust me, you've never seen TV quite like this. » 3/18/15 12:00pm 3/18/15 12:00pm

Virtual Reality Is Happening, But Like For Real This Time

Virtual reality is a lot like the flying car: It's always juuuust a few years off. But recently—just this week—the VR hype has reached a fever pitch. And let me tell you this is no Virtual Boy bullshit. When we look back at the past through rose-colored VR headsets, we'll see that this is the moment it took off. » 3/06/15 10:10am 3/06/15 10:10am

Sony Still Thinks There's a Market for Tiny Rolling Speakers

The Rolly, a dancing, rolling, glowing MP3 player, was yet another intriguing product in a long line of curiosities from Sony. Unfortunately, it wasn't intriguing enough for consumers to actually spend $400 on it. But someone at Sony is obviously still carrying a torch for the Rolly, because the company's new rolling… » 3/04/15 9:20am 3/04/15 9:20am

Xperia Z4 Tablet: Slick and Slim, With Laptop Aspirations

There's a new tablet in town. It's the new Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and yeah, it's slimmer, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor, the Xperia Z2 Tablet. But the biggest achievement here is that the attachable keyboard transforms the Z4 into an Android PC, with its own mouse cursor and adapted UI. I tried it,… » 3/02/15 1:00am 3/02/15 1:00am

Japan Is Holding Actual Funerals For Sony's Robotic AIBO Dogs

When a decades old toy breaks down and stops working with no hope of repair, you usually just toss it or find some way to recycle the parts. But what if you're as attached to that toy as you were a pet? In Japan, people are giving Sony's robot AIBO dog actual funerals to say goodbye to their faithful, electronic… » 2/26/15 11:11am 2/26/15 11:11am

10 Popular Toys From the '80s That Are Back

The '80s were arguably one of the greatest decades in history to be a kid with an allowance burning a hole in your pocket, and a free afternoon to spend at a toy store. And decades later, toy companies have realized that all those kids buying the wonderful toys from the '80s are all grown up now with plenty of… » 2/25/15 4:00pm 2/25/15 4:00pm

There's No Way Sony's Price-Gouging "Premium Sound" SD Card Is Worth It

Sony's got a new deal for audiophiles, and it's so scammy it's almost impressive. The electronics company that apparently doesn't want to be an electronics company anymore is now peddling a Micro SD card "for Premium Sounds." A 64GB card will cost $160 which is more than five times what you'd pay for a normal Sony… » 2/19/15 10:35am 2/19/15 10:35am

YouTube Leak Derails Launch Of Big PS4 Exclusive

On February 14, a YouTube account called PlayMeThrough uploaded a series of videos titled "The Order: 1886 Gameplay Walkthrough." The title was rather literal—the videos, which were separated into 16 parts, walked viewers through the entirety of The Order: 1886, from prologue to final boss. » 2/17/15 8:11pm 2/17/15 8:11pm

Sony SmartWatch 3 Review: The Best-Performing Android Smartwatch Yet

Sony's been trying the smartwatch thing for years, but the original SmartWatch and the SmartWatch 2 both... what's the word I'm looking for here? Sucked? Yeah. But the SmartWatch 3 has solid performance and two nifty features you won't find on any other Android Wear. It's the first with built-in GPS and a screen you… » 2/11/15 11:00am 2/11/15 11:00am

Sony 4K Action Cam Hands-On: Giving GoPro a Run for Its Money

It's been a hard fight for Sony (and everyone else) who is trying to get a slice of that action camera pie GoPro is so effectively hogging. Sony has had some solid cams that offered best-in-class audio, but they've always fallen just a bit short beating GoPro on image quality and ease of use. This week Sony brought me… » 2/09/15 1:45pm 2/09/15 1:45pm

Add To Your Flash Storage Collection with This Huge Sony Sale

You can never have too much flash storage lying around, and Amazon's discounting a nice collection of Sony SD cards, MicroSD cards, and flash drives, today only. The prices are all great, but the Android compatible flash drives are probably the most exciting items in the bunch. » 1/29/15 8:45am 1/29/15 8:45am

Sony Hackers Used a Zero Day Vulnerability to Break In

That hackers really messed up Sony's shit is indisputable, but how they did it (and also who they were) is still up in the air. A Recode report sheds some light on the former, though; access was apparently gained through a Zero Day vulnerability, a previously unknown hole that could very well have been for sale on the… » 1/20/15 10:24am 1/20/15 10:24am