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.

Sony patents VR “Power Glove”
Published in Wearables
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 10:19

Sony patents VR “Power Glove”


A bit less bulky and used for VR

Sony has just patented the successor to the 1980's Nintendo Power Glove.

Sony patent reveals glove controller for PlayStation VR
Published in News


Flex sensors, pressure sensors, biometric sensors and more


New patents filed by Sony Computer Entertainment with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveal that the gaming giant is preparing to release a much-requested glove controller sometime in the future for its PlayStation VR platform, set to launch later this fall.