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
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
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 Security. Read 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
“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
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
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
On the eve of the E3 video game trade show, Nintendo has admitted that its network is also vulnerable to hackers playing games. Sony has yet to restore fully the PlayStation Network after it was crippled by hackers in April, but the cyber break-in at one of Nintendo’s US web servers seems much less serious. Read more