Sony sees off earthquake damage
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Things could have been a lot worse

Sony’s operating profit fell in its first quarter by 42 percent but the company managed to contain the earthquake damage to one of its image sensor factories.

Sony will sell six million PlayStation VR this year
Published in Games

Analysts consult their tarot cards

Diviners and shamans working at the Taipei-based Topology Research Institute have been rattling their bones and consulting their tarot cards and reached the conclusion that Sony will sell six million  PlayStation VR (PS VR) headsets in 2016.

Sony pays out in PS3 Linux fiasco
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Ends six years of litigation

After six years of litigation, Sony is now agreeing to pay the price for its 2010 firmware update that removed support for the Linux operating system in the PlayStation 3.

Waterproofing mobiles will backfire
Published in Mobiles

Xiaomi warns it could all go so wrong

The trend towards waterproofing smartphones could end badly, according to Xiaomi CEO Lin Jun.

Sony forecasts 60 million PS4 by April 2017
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20 million units in fiscal 2016

Sony has quite an aggressive forecast as the company plans to sell 20 million PlayStation 4 units in fiscal 2016. This should represent a healthy 8.3 percent increase year over year. 

Sony files patent for eyeball camera lens
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Receives power wirelessly through a built-in antenna

Recently, Sony Computer Entertainment filed a patent with the USPTO to integrate a camera into a wearer's contact lens, complete with the imaging sensor as well as data storage and a wireless communication module. The technology, powered wirelessly and controlled by blinking, also offers the possibility of auto-focus, zooming and image stabilization.

AMD getting design wins for Polaris
Published in Graphics

Apple and Sony sign up

AMD is rumoured to have won some key contracts for its forthcoming Polaris GPU.

Sony to release 4K streaming
Published in Graphics

Ultra good to go

Sony is launching its 4K movie streaming service which will mean consumers of its tellies can buy movies from the service, and stream to supported Sony 4K TV sets.

PlayStation VR is $399 + $100
Published in Graphics

You also need a $59 game 

The Sony PlayStation VR's price tag of $399 / € 399 sounded too great to be true. It looks like that is going to be the minimum you will have to fork out. 

46.4 million systems ready for VR
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Jon Peddie research counted

AMD made many announcements at the Games Developers Conference and we wanted to follow up the claim that 83 per cent of the total addressable market for dedicated Virtual Reality HMD, Head Mounted Displays figures would be AMD.