Sony's new patent application puts a new spin on a Nintendo idea that never quite saw release. Sony is running with the idea of biometric feedback, seeking a controller that provides force feedback well beyond a rumble pack.
This week the Tokyo Game Show is back, an event that usually offers at least a few unexpected treats in the way of gaming software and hardware. The first surprise comes from Sony with announcement of a smaller, lighter PlayStation 3.
Berlin, Germany — If at first you don't succeed... Well, you know how it goes. After Sony's initial lettered tablets and Xperia smartphone were met with nonchalance in the market a year ago, Sony here at the IFA electronics show bowed a newly-named Xperia Tablet S, three new Xperia smartphones (the T, V and J), a convertible laptop/tablet dubbed the VAIO Duo 11, and several other new AV and PC gadgets.
Cool as Sony's Personal 3D viewer is, its major flaw is that it's really heavy. Sony listened, and this year's HMZ-T2 Personal 3D Viewer is 20 percent lighter, which makes watching that virtual 150-inch display even more enjoyable.
Sony's Tablet S is refreshing for two reasons: 1) it doesn't look like an iPad and 2) it has a unique asymmetric "curl" to one side that makes it feel like you're holding a folded magazine. What's more, Sony's mobile division has taken all of the feedback from last year's tablet and channeled them into creating the gorgeous Xperia Tablet S, a tablet it hopes will rule the living room.
If your 1080p TV is starting to feel kind of old, then Sony feels your pain. A confidential source talking to Boy Genius Report has revealed that the venerable TV manufacturer has plans to introduce a huge sexy 80-inch LED TV with 4K resolution, just in time for the holidays.
One of the nagging deficiencies of the emerging field of augmented reality is the feeling that you're dealing with highly interactive, but nevertheless unrealistic, 2D characters. Sony is hoping to remedy this reality gap with a new twist called "LiveAction AR," which — you guessed it — stars a Japanese schoolgirl.
Every foodie drools over photos of culinary triumphs in magazines or on sites like Pintrest. Well, prepare yourselves for a conceptual device that takes a photo of your food, captures the smell and then drops the combined image/smell on a postcard to send to your foodie friends.
Without so much as a blip from Sony, leaks of a redesigned PlayStation 3 that's both smaller and slimmer (and hopefully cheaper) have finally leaked onto the Internet. Here are the first spy shots from Sony's shrink ray gun.
Sony might be keeping its lips sealed on the inevitable PlayStation 4, but that doesn't mean it can't still release smaller and slimmer PS3 models. A newly unearthed FCC filing suggests that Sony could show off a "super slim" PS3 at next month's Gamescom.