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Following through on its product introductions in January at CES 2013, Sony today announced the arrival of its new core 2013 BRAVIA HDTV line-up, including the debut of two new series of LED TVs created for viewers looking for an amazing high definition entertainment experience. The new models in the … [Read More]

Categories: Featured, TV
Kaz Hirai

CES 2013 this year is all about 4K televisions, and Sony is leading the charge. If you don’t know what that is, it’s a TV that will support a video resolution of 4 times the current 1080p HD standard. And what’s even more amazing is that these TVs now have … [Read More]

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Sony has today set out a plan to close its Tokyo technology centre, which houses around 8 percent of the company’s Japan staff. The closure comes as part of Kaz Hirai’s on-going cost-cutting measures, part of which are to cut around 4,000 jobs in Japan. Sony will shut down the Shinagawa … [Read More]

Categories: Computing, Featured, TV
Kaz Hirai

Since Kazuo Hirai became CEO of the company, Sony has seen its stock value drop by around $8 billion, leading many analysts to argue that Hirai’s recent company acquisitions are misguided. The CEO has spent around $1.8 million since he was promoted in April, despite the fact that Sony has … [Read More]

Categories: Computing, Featured, Gaming, TV
BBC's Top Gear

The BBC has launched a new download feature for mobile users of the company’s popular iPlayer TV catchup service. The new feature, available on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, is available now, and will be coming in the near future for Android devices. The mobile download feature allows users … [Read More]

Categories: Featured, Internet, TV
3dtv

3DTVs may be about to get a little better, and easier to watch with new technology from DaVinci 3D Corp., which made its cinematic debut today in conjunction with the International 3D Society. Jim Chabin, CEO of the Society, asked Steve Blumenthal, CEO of DaVinci 3D to convert from 2D into … [Read More]

Categories: Featured, Future Tech, TV
microsoft

Microsoft has sold its stake in online news network MSNBC in a deal that is thought to be worth around £300 million. NBC and Comcast bought Microsoft’s 50% stake in the 16-year-old venture. Microsoft is expected to launch its own independent online news service this Autumn, and the MSNBC cable … [Read More]

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BBC's Top Gear

Following O2’s mobile network crash yesterday, the BBC website was also down leaving millions of viewers without on-demand services at prime-time viewing. Users who tried to access the website at all at around 8PM BST, were welcomed by an ‘Error 500 – Internal Error’ page. The website was partially restored … [Read More]

Categories: Featured, Internet, TV
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Sony and Panasonic today announced that they have signed an agreement regarding the joint development of next-generation OLED (organic light-emitting diode) panels and modules for TVs and large-sized displays. The Sony-Panasonic alliance will mean that both companies could compete with South Korean rivals on price, whilst taking less of a financial … [Read More]

Categories: Featured, Future Tech, TV
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Foxconn, the Chinese company that manufactures several Apple-based products, has reportedly begun trial production of an Apple television set. That’s right, not a new Apple TV box, but an actual Apple-branded television. Chinese website, Sina.com, reported the news, which has not been confirmed by Apple. The rumour comes from an … [Read More]

Categories: Apple, Featured, iOS, TV
oled

Sony and Panasonic are reportedly in talks to make OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) television sets, in order to stave off competition from rival technology firms in South Korea. Sony already was in talks with a Taiwanese company last month, which could provide the capacity to produce OLED TVs at a … [Read More]

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gadget-show

If you’re an avid viewer of The Gadget Show in the UK, you’ve probably been wondering, where has everyone gone? Suzi Perry (pictured above) had been with the show since it began, but she, Ortis Deley (yellow shirt), and Jon Bentley (on the right) have all been axed from the … [Read More]

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oled

Sony is in talks with Taiwan-based AU Optronics to create a new joint production plant that will help produce the next generation of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) televisions. OLED is seen as the technology that will ultimately replace current liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs, and as such, many of Sony’s … [Read More]

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Kazuo Hirai has outlined his ‘One Sony’ strategy today, which sees a five-point plan to get Sony back to profitability. As part of the new initiative, the company estimates that 10,000 jobs at Sony will be lost this fiscal year, although this number also includes employees that are transferred due … [Read More]

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Kaz Hirai

Sony Corp has reported a record $6.4 billion annual net loss, which is double its earlier forecast. The increase comes as the company wrote off deferred tax credits in the United States. Sony is reportedly going to axe around 10,000 jobs worldwide in a bid to save money. Kazuo Hirai, … [Read More]

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