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Sony issues battery-fire warning over 26,000 Vaio laptops

Next year the trend will be convertibles

Sony on Friday warned customers to stop using its new Vaio Fit 11A laptops due to an overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk and said it may issue a recall.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality

In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. Facebook said Tuesday, March 25, 2014, it has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. AP

Facebook on Tuesday announced a $2-billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friend’s lives.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sony announces Internet-based TV service in US

The new line of Hi-Res Audio components are displayed during the Sony news conference at the International Consumer Electronics Show Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Las Vegas.  Sony says it will start an Internet-based TV service in the US this year, offering a mix of live TV programming and video on demand.  AP /JACK DEMPSEY

Sony says it will start an Internet-based TV service in the US this year, offering a mix of live TV programming and video on demand.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

New consoles, online games to keep market soaring to 2017

A picture taken on November 29, 2013 in a Parisian store shows the joystick of the new Sony Playstation 4 video game console (PS4).  AFP

The global video gaming market is set to grow 11.1 percent a year until 2017, boosted by a new generation of consoles and the increasing popularity of online games, according to IDATE digital research and consultancy firm.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Sony sells over 1M PlayStation 4s in first day

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Sony said it sold more than 1 million of its PlayStation 4 video game consoles during their first 24 hours on the market.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gamers snap up first deliveries of PS4 game console

Sony Computer Entertainment president and CEO Andrew House introduces the new PlayStation 4 at the Sony PlayStation E3 media briefing in Los Angeles, Monday, June 10, 2013. Sony is giving gamers their first look at the PlayStation 4 and it's a rectangular black box, just like all the previous PlayStations. AP/Jae C. Hong

The wait nearly over, Casey Karch was ready to get his hands on one of the first PlayStation 4 game consoles set to be released Friday.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

A look at what next-next-gen games could offer

In this video game image released by Valve, a scene is shown from the teleporting puzzle game "Portal 2." Games that bend the rules of space and time were among the topics discussed at the Game Developers Conference Next at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Nov. 5-7, 2013. AP

The next generation of gaming is nearly here, but what about the generation after that one?

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Gaming,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sony’s PlayStation 4 to launch on Nov. 15 in US

Andrew House speaks at an event to announce the Sony Playstation 4 Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Sony said it will launch its latest video game console, the PlayStation 4, on November 15 in the U.S. and Canada.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Netflix of video games: Twitch coming to PS4

This undated publicity photo released by Microsoft/Twitch shows the streaming video service, Twitch, broadcasting the fighting game, “Killer Instinct,” on Xbox One. Twitch will be coming to the Xbox One, as well as the PlayStation 4. By hitting the “Share” button on the Dualshock 4 wireless controller, PS4 users will be able to broadcast their gameplay directly to Twitch. AP

Twitch is another step closer to becoming the Netflix of the video game world.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

A long awaited ‘Final Fantasy’ returns at E3

Show attendees play video games on the new Sony PlayStation 4 at the Sony booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. AP

It’s a video game more than seven years in the making. Square Enix revealed Monday during Sony’s presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo that “Final Fantasy XV” would finally see the light of day. The latest entry in the long-running role-playing series was previously known as “Final Fantasy Versus XIII” and was first revealed at E3 way back in 2006.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Sony wins opening skirmish in new-gen console war

Sony Computer Entertainment president and CEO Andrew House introduces the new PlayStation 4 at the Sony PlayStation E3 media briefing in Los Angeles, Monday, June 10, 2013. Sony is giving gamers their first look at the PlayStation 4 and it's a rectangular black box, just like all the previous PlayStations. AP/Jae C. Hong

Sony’s new-generation PlayStation 4 console scored an opening skirmish triumph over Microsoft’s Xbox One on the eve of the Tuesday start of premier E3 videogame conference here.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sony pulls back curtain on new PS4 console

Sony Computer Entertainment president and CEO Andrew House introduces the new PlayStation 4 at the Sony PlayStation E3 media briefing in Los Angeles, Monday, June 10, 2013. Sony is giving gamers their first look at the PlayStation 4 and it's a rectangular black box, just like all the previous PlayStations. AP/Jae C. Hong

Sony on Monday provided the world the first look at its new PlayStation 4 console, promising to combine its film, music, television and game strengths in a powerhouse home entertainment box.

Posted: June 11th, 2013 in Gaming,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Time is ripe for smartwatches, analysts say

A hostess shows a smartwatch by Sony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Analysts say 2013 may be the year for the smartwatch because "the components have gotten small enough and cheap enough" and a large number of consumers now have smartphones that can connect to a wearable device. AFP

Amid much speculation on the future of the “smartwatch,” the consensus is growing: the time is right.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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