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UK court rules Modchips do not circumvent copyright protection

UK-based MrModchips was cleared of all 26 counts against him for his role in importing and selling gaming console modchips. You know, the kind that lets you play [cough] backup copies of your video games. The Court of Appeal...

A Million eReaders? Who Would Have Figured?

Does anybody out there love their ereader? Well, guess so, according to this blog from Oxford University Press (OUP) USA. When Amazon launched the Kindle there predictions aplenty about how it and its predecessor -- Sony's Reader would sell....

When One Less Gadget Is Better -- Set-Top Boxes Going Bye-Bye?

Sony has joined forces with six of the top cable companies in the U.S. to adopt tru2way technology in its TVs, thus eliminating the need for a set-top box when accessing television and other interactive services. and anyone else...

Blu-ray in Your Plans?

Seems that Blu-ray sales have not taken off, despite the all-but-official demise of HD DVD. You can read more at Ars Technica here. Really hard not to see why, when prices remain high and supply remains low -- besides,...

HD DVD RIP, Long Live Blue-ray!

The HD DVD vs. Blue-Ray high-definition DVD format war is over. In case you missed it, Toshiba made a statement saying, "it will no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders." As a result, Amazon and other...

Skype on Sony PSP

Rejoice! Skype on the Sony PSP may be unveiled this week at CES. Sony's CES page seemed to "leak" the details (click the PSP controller graphic on their site). The Sony PSP doesn't have cellular data connectivity so you'll need...

Sony takes on Apple

Sony must be reading my blog, since just last week I suggested Sony take on Apple by offering a universal multi-media device that does gaming, mobile calling, video playback, MP3 music, and GPS navigation. I jokingingly called this hypothetical...

Sony Walkman NWZ-A810 & NWZ-S610

Ok, so Sony kinda sorta took my hint from yesterday and today just launched some cool combination gadgety devices - the Sony Walkman NWZ-A810 & NWZ-S610, which are portable music and video players. Now I get that Sony is trying...

Provia A1 GPS - too cool!

The Provia A1 navigator GPS isn't your typical utilitarian GPS that gets your from point A to point B. No siree, Bob! The Provia A1 navigator is more like the iPhone with it's sleek design, 7" touchscreen, and cool 3D...

PlayStation Phone Home

Not to be outdone by the Xbox 360 online community, Sony is launching its own world for the PlayStation 3. According to this report, it looks like PlayStation Home will take Second Life and sent it places that it has...

Sony PS3 haters video

Boy, Sony PS3 is really having a tough time! After the disastrous U.S. launch, PS3 users stealing and killing each other for the high-demand console, >$3000 prices on eBay at the U.S. launch, and the Wii and XBox 360 outselling...

Sony Links HD with IPTV

Sony has revealed that it would now enable most of its new televisions, including High-Definition (HD), to play video from the Internet -- IPTV. According to recent reports, the company said the convergence of the Internet and other digital video with traditional devices was the...

Wal-Mart Does the iTunes Shuffle

Not too surprised, but happy to hear about the big boy of retailing, Wal-Mart, extend its reach into our homes by now offering video downloads of movies and TV shows through a partnership with all six of the major Hollywood studios (20th Century...

PS3 Sales Go Soft: Trouble in Paradise

While we all take great interest in Sony's foibles, let's talk PS3 problems at the retail sale level spelling trouble for gaming companies, according to this report. Let's face it. The game manufacturers love to develop a game and then sell...

Is the Wii the Center of the Media Universe?

How about this for irony -- a simple hack enables Nintendo's Wii to access a computer's  media collection, with the Wii remote (you know, the one with the strap problem) then being used to view photos and browse iTunes playlists on a TV. ...

Do We See a White Flag in the DVD Format Wars?

Hey, how about this news about a forwarding looking company making a play to end the next-gen HD DVD format wars and also making everybody happy at the same time? Our report today comes from the New York Times about how Warner...

PSP Video Service Coming

Now we're starting to make sense, as in synergy, or convergence as Sony likes to say (or at least at one time was interested in). Make sense? Yes, as in Sony is planning to launch a PSP video download service for its cool...

Can't Anybody Get a Gadget Right?

Hey, I'm not picking on Sony this time, but Nintendo, which is facing a silly Wii situation where the strap that holds the do-hickie on your wrist seems to break too easily. The BBC (aka "The Beeb") has all...

More Battery Woes

Yes, the year of bad batteries continues! Today, we have news from the New York Times that Sanyo (no, not Sony) is recalling more than 1 million handset batteries that could overheat. All of this can make you kinda nervous...

Apple Rolling into Video Gaming Market?

Boy, those patent-reading Apple investigators have been busy, busy, busy! and now we can benefit from those that track Apple's hiring patterns. Now we have a report that Apple has added video gaming expertise and is considering a move into the video gaming...

Bond Goes Sony at the Casino Royale

Even though I read the reviews, was surprised to see so few gadgets in the latest James Bond opus Casino Royale. Guess I've gotten spoiled by all of the crazy gadgets that Q dreamed up over the years -- who...

PS3 Shortage Even Shorter

No wonder people were going crazy to get their PS3!  (Or someone else's for that matter.) According to reports, Sony may not have hit its reduced target for the number of machines available at launch. Now 400K units may seem...

Another Sony Black-Eye: Boston

When Sony bought CBS way back when, they also bought the famous CBS "Eye," which sought of looked like a black eye. I bet they didn't think they'd be using that symbol outside of the music or television business, but...

PS3 Making People Crazy: Part II

Now we have former Senator John Edwards (no, not the "otherworldly" guy we see on TV) reportedly asking one of his staff members to see if he could get a hot, new PS3 from Wal-mart for his family. Sound bad? How about...

PS3 Making People Crazy

As if standing/sleeping on lines waiting to shell out big bucks to be the first on your block to own the brand spanking new Sony PS3 today wasn't enough, according to published reports, people are getting robbed and shot! (And I'm...
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