Sony buying Toshiba's imaging business
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Monday, 26 October 2015 17:50

Sony buying Toshiba's imaging business


$165 million on the table

Most of the high end phones today use a Sony imaging sensor. Now it looks like Sony now wants to buy Toshiba's image sensor business to expand its dominance.

EU fines Quanta for cartel involvement
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Monday, 26 October 2015 11:16

EU fines Quanta for cartel involvement


$7.93 million fine

The European Union has fined optical maker Quanta Storage $7.93 million for participating in a cartel of eight ODD vendors, ODMs and OEMs.

Sony releases Android 5.1.1 for TVs
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Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:01

Sony releases Android 5.1.1 for TVs


MediaTek SoC pushes HDR picture

We spent some time with Sony X9005C TV which is the first TV to be powered with the Android 5.0. The latest updated version was released yesterday and upgraded this model and a few other Android TV's from Sony to Android 5.1.1

Sony gives smartphones a year
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Thursday, 08 October 2015 10:02

Sony gives smartphones a year


CEO threatens to pack it in

Sony is going to give its smartphone division a year to make money or it will shut it down.

Sony's Morpheus is now PlayStation VR
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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 12:01

Sony's Morpheus is now PlayStation VR


Overdose in creativity at Sony marketing

Sony's Project Morpheus VR system is now being called by its new name – PlayStation VR.

Sony quietly announces Xperia M5 Dual
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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 10:25

Sony quietly announces Xperia M5 Dual


MediaTek Helio X10 inside

Sony has quietly released the Xperia M5 on its official global website. What makes this phone special is that this is one of the highest end phones powered by a MediaTek Helio X10 processor. 

Sony is not waterproof
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 14 September 2015 11:06

Sony is not waterproof


Will not guarantee you if you get it wet

All those adverts with pictures of a Sony in a glass of water might be a little misleading.

Sony fixes Snapdragon 810 overheating on Xperia Z5 Premium
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Teardown reveals dual heatpipe

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC will go down in history as a SoC that likes to overheat but it appears that Sony managed to solve that problem with its newest Xperia Z5 Premium and Xperia Z5 smartphones by using a dual heatpipe to cool it down.

Sony CEO says company to invest €1.5B in sensor business
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Five times more than last year  

Sony CEO spoke about the company's super successful digital sensor business and he mentioned that most of the images you see today on social networks and broader use Sony image sensors. Yes iPhone 6 uses one too. 

Sony CEO talks extended HDR TV
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Friday, 04 September 2015 17:07

Sony CEO talks extended HDR TV


Sensor and camera business is huge 

Sony CEO was giving an update on his company at IFA 2015 trade show and he touched on eXtended Dynamic range, Sony cameras and his highly successful sensor business.