Sony Ericsson's "Rachael" Android UI

I like Android and all, but one thing the iPhone absolutely kicks every other smartphone's ass at is media playback—until now. This video of Sony Ericsson's "Rachael" Android UI shows its media capabilities, and it looks un-freaking-believable. » 10/31/09 9:30pm 10/31/09 9:30pm

If You Love/Hate Sony's Xross Media Bar, Blame This Guy

We're not sure if this is true, but Yasuhiro Yamanaka of Sony Computer Entertainment claims that he "designed PSP and PS3 User Interface all by myself." You can blame him for everything. » 3/27/09 5:40pm 3/27/09 5:40pm

Sony's $2000 BDP-S5000ES Flagship Blu-ray Player: Stuck Between Pioneer…

Sony is trying to bargain with potential buyers of Pioneer's $2,200 BDP-09FD » 9/03/08 7:00pm 9/03/08 7:00pm: For $200 less, you can get yourself the BDP-S5000ES. Meanwhile, it's equally intended to regain the love of all those home-theater enthusiasts who bee-lined it for the PS3 (rather than a dedicated BD player) because of its networking and…

PlayStation 3 2.40 Firmware Now Live (Trophies, In-Game XMB)

Go download that 2.40 firmware update now for your PS3! It's got trophies, in-game XMB as well as a Google Search Bar. The trophies (achievements from Xbox 360) will be great for hardcore gamers, and the in-game XMB, which allows you to access various settings and send messages to your friends while inside games,… » 7/02/08 1:11am 7/02/08 1:11am

PS3 New Firmware In-Game XMB Demonstrated, Coming July 2

At last it's here: in-game crossbar menubar in the PlayStation 3. Sony's Eric Lempel says it's coming "very soon" on July 2 as part of PS3 Firmware v.2.40, and in the meantime he teases PS3 fans with its features, as well as the other new functions like the Google Search Bar or the new Trophy system, which looks… » 6/30/08 5:00am 6/30/08 5:00am

Sony Confirms PS3 Firmware 2.40 Bringing In-Game XMB and Trophies

The hot and heavy rumors that an imminent PS3 firmware update would finally bring in-game access to the XMB (cross media bar, the PS3's menu) are true: Sony's official PlayStation blog confirms that firmware update 2.40 will include the long-awaited menu access, along with trophies-the PS3's version of… » 6/17/08 7:31pm 6/17/08 7:31pm

PlayStation 3 Getting In-Game Voice Chat in Firmware 2.4?

Sony Computer Entertainment UK Boss Ray Maguire just let this bit slip about a future firmware update, which Sony usually doesn't comment on. » 3/03/08 3:10pm 3/03/08 3:10pm

PS3 Firmware 2.01 Released, Fixes 2.0 &#*@ Ups

PS3 firmware version 2.01 has been unleashed upon the masses. There are no true updates beyond more stable PS2 game emulation, but consider the issues people were having with 2.0 fixed: » 11/20/07 8:35am 11/20/07 8:35am