Posted: December 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Sony, Standout | Tags: Mobile Device, smartphone, Sony, Sony Smartwig, Wearable Device | Comments Off on Sony’s Smartwig… Seriously A Technology Filled Toupée?
I’ve just finished watching Michael Douglas play Liberace in Behind The Candelabra, smartest looking man in a toupée. As a rule a hairpiece doesn’t sit well, they’re always obvious, rarely believable. Michael Douglas is a a rarity – NO MAN SHOULD EVER WEAR A WIG!
All that said, someplace in the galaxy YOU KNOW someone’s been trying to fit tech-stuff inside a wig, hide technology under not-real hair, it’s such an obvious fit, right?
Apparently someone at Sony, the genius’ behind Blueray, Walkman, Playstation and Plasma, thinks this idea might fly.
According to Bloomberg, Sony has filed for a US patent on a device called “Smartwig.” Clearly Sony has disobeyed the first rule of wig-wearing, “Never admit it’s a piece.”
The new Gizmo apparently has mobile connectivity – tablet + phone – it’s also kitted with built-in navigation, a health checker, camera and slide show viewer, seriously: refer to rule 1, never admit…
Sony – holding onto the little wisdom it has left – has admitted it’s unsure if it intends to actually commercialise the device, but we still can’t get the image of a coke-bottle goggle wearing Japanese boffin dashing about the lab wearing his supershiny black Smartwig :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: June 4th, 2013 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: PROMO, Sony | Tags: PlayStation, PROMO, Sony | Comments Off on Sponsored Video! Sony Playstation
Posted: February 27th, 2012 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Sony, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: Experia, Google Android, smartphone, Sony, Sony Experia 2012 | Comments Off on Sony’s New Experia Smartphone Range
Kazuo Hirai is due to formally take over as Sony CEO on April 1, replacing Howard Stringer. Hirai said that while some management changes had already been identified there was still a long way to go to “explain to everybody who’s doing what.” Sony has declared a return to the smartphone business, unveiling its first smartphones under the Sony brand, but warned the group’s painful transition would not be as fast as rebranding.
“People have these lofty expectations that we’re going to have all the answers to all the problems that plague the world on April 1,” Hirai said in an interview at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress. “We’re not going to have that.”
The once-stellar consumer electronics brand is heading for what it has warned would be a much bigger-than-expected $2.9 billion annual loss, its fourth in a row. The surge of red ink has put Hirai under intense pressure from investors and ratings agencies to quickly staunch losses at the sprawling electronics group. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 16th, 2012 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Game News | Tags: PS Vita, Quantum Levitation, Release Date, Sony, WipeOut 2048, Worldwide Release | Comments Off on The WipeOut Quantum Levitation Hoax, Wipe Out 2048 And How It All Leads Back To The PSP Vita Worldwide Release
Levitation, the ability to appear to defy gravities bonds, has long fascinated humanity. From flying carpets to flying nuns it has long been part of our culture. Quantum Levitation is such an attention grabber that even the latest marketing push by Sony has made use of Quantum Levitation.
The latest viral video to highlight quantum levitation it turns out is a fake, a brilliantly executed rendering of WipeOut 2048 in real life. The video uses computer generated graphics to render what is a simulated real life WipeOut 2048 slot car set.
Not intended as a demonstration of toys in the year 2048, which it actually achieves effortlessly but instead intended to be a part of the build-up to the world wide release of WipeOut 2048 and the PS Vita, all on February 22nd and 23rd. There are many other examples of this build up too, little snippets around the web that all point to the end of February release. With the cogs of the Sony machine slowly gaining speed finally the rest of the world will get a chance to test the PS Vita waters.
Posted: December 23rd, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Game News | Tags: 3G, GPS, No Power, PlayStation Network, PS Vita, PSN, PSN Account Registration, PSVita, Sony, System Freeze, WiFi | Comments Off on SONY Denies PlayStation Vita Issues
Just 5 days in and Sony’s PlayStation Vita is painting a strangely opaque picture. Sony, eager to make amends for the past 12 months of bad press and lax security.
Sony is facing technical difficulties with their latest generation of handheld games console, dead touch-screens and frequent system crashes oh my oh my. Sony seems to be doing what Sony does best, simply denying that there’s a problem?
To add to the confusion, Sony has posted a Q&A – rather than just A – on their PlayStation site. No Power? System Freeze? PSN Account Registration Issues? GPS/WiFi/3G Positioning Not Working? Some Games/Titles Won’t Work? The latter, and perhaps most important – ‘Some Games/Titles Won’t Work’ – is easily resolved.
The guide published by Sony to apparently assist Vita users in starting or restarting their device has been a source of further confusion, having been interpreted by media as a panicked response to help unfortunate users unbrick their consoles.
A Sony spokesperson however denied the negative press, saying that the guide featured “standard procedures” and had been published online “since before the launch.” Having PS Vita problems? Sony suggests you follow these steps :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 18th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: Akihabara, Hand-Held Gaming, Ikebukuro, PlayStation, Portable Gaming Device, PS Vita, PSP2 Vita, PSVita, SEC, Sony, Vita | Comments Off on Sony PS Vita Available in Japan NOW!!!
With the orange glow of the rising Sun over Mount Fuji Sony has surprised the world yet again. The PS Vita is available in Japan now. This signals the release of the most highly anticipated gaming hardware of 2011. Catching the world by surprise on Saturday the electronics giant gave it’s loyal Japanese fans an early Christmas present. With prices ranging from $320 to $380 USD demand was high, even after re-allocating 200,000 units and delaying the world wide release from January 1, 2012 to February 2, 2012. Crowds assembled early and queues built throughout the day until stocks ran out. Akihabara and Ikebukuro are just two of Japans legendary gadget and electronics shopping districts that played host to much of the excitement, for those lucky few gadget loving fans that got in quick.
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Posted: October 12th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Gaming, Hack!, M.Aaron Silverman, Sony, Sony-Hack, Standout, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Gaming, Hack, Hacker, Hackers, Lulz Security, LulzSec, m.aaron.silverman, PSN, Sony, Sony-Hack, Standout, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off on An Important Message From Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer . . . . Oops!
Right about now, Sony has got to be wondering what the __ they did . . .
In another round of hack attempts, Sony has been forced to shut down almost 100,000 user accounts. The company said last night that it had shut down approximately 93,000 accounts on its online gaming and entertainment networks after detecting a mass, attempted sign-in by a third party using stolen IDs and passwords. Read the full article »»»»