The smartphone business is no longer about fun and games, it's possibly the toughest part of the tech business right now. But that hasn't stopped Sony's new CEO, Kaz Hirai, from rolling the dice on smartphones, again.
With the PS Vita sporting two analog sticks this time around and the power of it approaching near-PS3 level, you'd think playing digital copies of old PS2 games would be a breeze. That's not the case, as Sony isn't going to let that happen.
No, Sony didn't team up with Pop-Tarts to make an edible Vita. Instead, the teardown gurus over at iFixit put the Vita in a toaster oven and baked it for 10 long minutes at 200 °F for a very specific reason. Of course, I'd be a jerk if I didn't have that very specific reason handy — read on to find out why this Vita is getting baked.
Better keep that aging PlayStation Portable around if you want to play your old games. Sony has confirmed that North American PS Vita owners will not be getting the "UMD Passport program" that allows PSP games to be transferred to digital form for a small price.
Kiss goodbye to logging into your PlayStation Network account because come Wednesday, you'll be logging into your new Sony Entertainment Network account. The name change is merely cosmetic, but it signals a new era for Sony — one that's deliberately focused on the user experience.
Need an incentive to go digital when it comes to buying PS Vita games? How about a discount? Sony has confirmed that it intends to pass on a slight saving to gamers for ditching the box and cartridge and downloading games via PlayStation Network.
To make room for those light and slender Ultrabooks, it might just be time to let go of the steampunk mods, no? Nahh. John Dunn originally made this steampunk laptop for Sony, but can now be yours.
We swung by Sony's booth and got a look at two encased concepts that offer a glimpse of what's in store for the future of mobile computing. Needless to say, they're freakin' awesome.
Last night I took one for the DVICE team. I put on Sony's dorky headgear — the Personal 3D Viewer — and gripped the ten and two positions on a Logitech racing wheel and played Gran Turismo 5 through a virtual 150-inch TV. How did it go? Oh ho ho.
Sony has been going through a rough time recently, so news that they have decided to get out of the OLED TV business for the consumer market, isn't going help boost anyone's confidence.