Frog Design's Hartmut Esslinger On Design in 1979

Hartmut Esslinger's Frog Design made WEGA/Sony's electronics fetish items, and then designed the "Snow White" language the Mac used. He's a design legend and an author. Here he tells us about the challenges of designing, then and now. » 7/17/09 2:00pm 7/17/09 2:00pm

Sony Releases New Blu-Ray Enhancing Receiver, 12 New LCD TVs

Sony reminds us that they do much more than make game consoles that nobody really cares about (PS3, PSP)—they make next-generation DVD formats that nobody cares about! Hoho! » 6/01/06 4:17pm 6/01/06 4:17pm

Sony Resuscitates CRTs with 34-Inch XBR970 HD Model

Reports of the death of the lowly CRT have been greatly exaggerated, and Sony asserted that point with the introduction of a line of FD Trinitron WEGA direct-view televisions—one of them HD, the rest not. Sony must believe there are still people who want to buy standard-definition TVs, so it answers that perceived… » 2/15/06 5:39am 2/15/06 5:39am

Grand Wega - 60 inches for $5,000

Sony has just announced two new WEGA televisions, a 50- and 60-inch model for $4,000 and $5,000, respectively. These micro-display monsters— DLPs LCoS, really, but Sony has their own language that they use—offer real 1080p resolution as well as all of Sony's patented interpolation and sharpening firmware to make things… » 8/16/05 4:33pm 8/16/05 4:33pm