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In a show like IFA, it’s easy to get wide-eyed about a flashy new feature that is being heavily promoted but might have limited use. Normally, something like Sony’s 3D Creator app would fall under this umbrella – a tool that can create a 3D wireframe model of someone’s head and shoulders and then implement a 4K texture over the top. What is making me write about it is some of the implementation. Normally in a single photo, without subsequent depth map data, creating a 3D model is difficult. Also, depth data would only show points directly in front of the camera – it says nothing about what is around the corner, especially when it comes to generating a texture from the image data to...

Best Tablets: Q1 2017

Unlike the red-hot smartphone market that continues to grow, with new models appearing at a blistering rate, the tablet market is, well….a little boring. Apple still releases a few...

27 by Matt Humrick on 3/31/2017

Sony Demonstrates Concept Xperia Ear Headphones and Xperia Touch Android Projector at MWC

As we move through our MWC meeting writeup backlog this week, one of the interesting developments we saw was from Sony. Apart from new smartphones, Sony showed two interesting...

10 by Anton Shilov on 3/11/2017

Sony Launches Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs Phones For US Market

Sony announced today at MWC 2017 that it’s bringing two new premium phones to the US market: the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs. Both models employ classic Sony...

28 by Matt Humrick on 2/27/2017

Sony Announces SF-G UHS-II SD Cards: Up to Nearly 300 MB/s Read/Write Performance

Sony has announced its new lineup of SD cards for advanced 4K/8K, DSLR, and mirrorless cameras. The new SF-G-series memory cards use the UHS-II bus and one of Sony’s...

19 by Anton Shilov on 2/24/2017

Sony Announces Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact

Today at IFA 2016 Sony announced two new phones to flesh out the Xperia X lineup, namely the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact. Starting with the Xperia XZ, it...

25 by Joshua Ho on 9/1/2016

The Sony Xperia X Preview

For some time now, Sony has been mostly absent from the US market. While we’ve seen devices here and there, there have been issues with keeping launches aligned, and...

45 by Joshua Ho on 5/31/2016

Sony Unveils New Xperia X Smartphones

This week at Mobile World Congress 2016, Sony has introduced their new high-end Xperia X series smartphones. The new smartphones feature similar designs across the entire series and all...

32 by Anton Shilov on 2/23/2016

MWC 2016: Sony Press Conference Live Blog

We're here at Sony's booth for their annual MWC press conference. There are plenty of press here, and not a lot of space, but we're looking forward to the announcements!

7 by Ian Cutress on 2/22/2016

Sony Enters SSD Market with Phison S10-Based SLW-M Series

Sony-Asia this month introduced its first own-brand solid-state drives that it will sell in retail. The decision to start selling consumer SSDs is completely unexpected because Sony has been...

35 by Anton Shilov on 2/8/2016

VAIO to Start Selling Laptops in the U.S. This Spring

Due to intense competition in the market of personal computers and miniscule margins, Sony decided to spin off its PC division into a separate company called VAIO back in...

49 by Anton Shilov on 2/1/2016

Sony Digital Paper System DPT-S1 Review

The e-reader market has lost some of its initial appeal due to the rapid rise in popularity of tablets and other similar mobile devices. However, 'tablets' with E-Ink screens...

109 by Ganesh T S on 12/17/2015

Sony Launches The Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact, and Z5 Premium With UHD Display

In April of this year Sony launched the Xperia Z4, their sequel to the 2014 Xperia Z3. Since the Z3 had only launched in September of 2014, it was...

71 by Brandon Chester on 9/2/2015

Understanding Qualcomm's ImproveTouch

Although the Xperia Z4 Tablet was announced as far back as MWC, it wasn’t until recently that the enhanced noise rejection of the touchscreen was really shown off. At...

13 by Joshua Ho on 8/18/2015

Sony Announces the Xperia Z4

Today Sony Mobile officially announced the Xperia Z4 on their Japanese website. The Xperia Z4 will be the company's flagship smartphone for 2015, sitting alongside Sony's flagship tablet which...

68 by Brandon Chester on 4/20/2015

PlayStation Plus April 2015 Free Games Preview

April has come and with it, Sony is bringing us their standard bevy of games for PlayStation Plus members. Sony, as usual, is offering six games in total, with...

18 by Brett Howse on 3/31/2015

PlayStation Plus March 2015 Free Games Preview

Generally, Sony announces the free games near the end of the month, but for this month, they squeaked it into the third day. But luckily they saved some great...

1 by Brett Howse on 3/3/2015

Sony Announces the Xperia Z4 Tablet

Although much of the focus on Sony's work in the mobile space is on their smartphones, they have been a player in the tablet segment of the market for...

29 by Brandon Chester on 3/2/2015

Sony Announces the Xperia M4 Aqua

Today Sony has announced a new mid-range device for their line of Xperia smartphones. In the past weeks we've seen the launch of the Xperia E4, and Xperia E4g...

8 by Brandon Chester on 3/2/2015

Sony Announces the Xperia E4

Sony has two fairly well defined lines of smartphones. Their Xperia Z smartphones and tablets represent their flagship Android devices, while their Xperia E line targets a more budget...

8 by Brandon Chester on 2/10/2015

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