Sony forecasts 60 million PS4 by April 2017
Published in Games


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
Published in News


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
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 11:09

AMD getting design wins for Polaris


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
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:14

Sony to release 4K streaming


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
Thursday, 17 March 2016 17:07

PlayStation VR is $399 + $100


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
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 18:31

46.4 million systems ready for VR

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. 

PlayStation VR launches in October
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 10:32

PlayStation VR launches in October


$400 beats competition

The PlayStation VR headset will launch in October 2016 for $400, €400, £350 or ¥44,980 in Japan. This means that the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation VR would be the cheapest way to get a desktop VR experience.

Sony admits Oculus is “technically better”
Published in Wearables

 

But the Gear VR is much cheaper

Sony has admitted that its Gear VR is not as good as the Oculus rift, but then you sort of expect that.

PS4 gets Linux
Published in Games
Thursday, 10 March 2016 11:50

PS4 gets Linux


We bet Sony is unhappy


A hacking group fail0verflow has worked out a way of getting the Linux kernel-based operating system on the PS4.

Qualcomm to dominate high-end mobile chips
Published in Processors


Snapdragon 820 is a winner with the vendors

If you buy a high-end android phone it will almost certainly have a Snapdragon 820 under the bonnet.