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Chris Nuttall

Sony gave us the hard facts on the launch of its first tablets at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin on Wednesday, naming the two models and giving details of pricing and availability.
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Chris Nuttall

Samsung began the most serious challenge to Apple and the iPad when it unveiled the first in its Galaxy Tab series at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin a year ago.

It looks set to raise its game further back here in Berlin this week, where the Korean company, Sony and Toshiba, among others, are showing off new tablet formats to take on the iPad at their 2011 IFA press conferences. Read more

Chris Nuttall

Logitech has cut the price of its Logitech Revue set-top box by 60 per cent to $99.99 from $249.99 in another sign that Google TV has failed to catch on with consumers. There are no indications that, as is often the case, the price cut presages a new Google TV unit from Logitech, which is the only company currently offering a standalone Google TV box. The Revue was launched last October at $300. Read more

Joseph Menn

A London court granted a warrant on Friday for the extended detention of a teenager suspected of being a leader and spokesman for the hacking group Lulz SecurityRead more

“From the lens to the living room” is how Sony describes its comprehensive  3D strategy internally, referring to its range from 3D professional cameras that cover sporting events and film movies for Sony Pictures to the TVs and PlayStation 3s in the living room that deliver games, films and other 3D entertainment to the viewer.

But how do consumers get their own personal 3D content from the lens of cameras such as Sony’s 3D Bloggie to TVs such as its top-of-the-range Bravia XBR-55HX929? – a feat I attempted in the latest Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section. Read more

Chris Nuttall

“From the lens to the living room” is how Sony describes its comprehensive 3D coverage internally, referring to the 3D professional cameras that cover sporting events and film movies for Sony Pictures and the TVs and PlayStation 3s in the living room that deliver games, films and other entertainment to the viewer. But how do consumers get their own personal 3D content from the lens of cameras such as Sony’s 3D Bloggie to TVs such as its top-of-the-range Bravia XBR-55HX929, a feat I attempted in the latest Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section. Read more

Chris Nuttall

After the flash of E3 comes the fizzle of May’s US video game sales, which were the lowest for nearly five years, according to figures just released by the NPD research firm. There were plenty of titles for the holiday season to get excited about at the annual trade show last week in LA, but LA Noire, set on the mean streets of 1940s Los Angeles, took the fall for poorer than expected sales in May. Read more

Nintendo Wii U

Touch and gesture have al­ready made gaming more instinctive and now we are about to have gaming from all angles. I have been seeing video games from literally every point of view at the annual E3 trade show ex­travaganza in Los Angeles this week.

There was the depth of 3D as water rushed towards me when a ship’s hold was flooded in Sony’s Uncharted 3. Finger-painting in mid-air in front of the Kinect’s motion-sensing camera produced a hologram-like image on­screen that could be viewed in the round simply by shifting the player’s body position.

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Sony has announced a lower than expected price for its next-generation portable console as makers of gaming devices face growing competition from smartphones and tablets.

At a news conference at the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles, Sony revealed that the device, previously known as NGP, would be called the PS Vita. It said a basic version would cost $250 in the US, €250 ($367) in Europe and Y25,000 ($312) in Japan when it goes on sale later this year. Read more

Sony has announced a lower than expected price for its next-generation portable console as it faces growing competition from smartphones and tablets.

At a news conference at the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles, Sony revealed the device previously known as NGP would be called the PS Vita – from the Latin word for “life” – and a basic version would cost $250 in the US, €250 in Europe and Y25,000 in Japan when it goes on sale later this year.

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