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PlayStation blurring lines between consoles, PCs

PlayStation blurring lines between consoles, PCs

The PlayStation 4 revamp is a sign that gaming consoles are moving away from a six- to seven-year life cycle, toward more frequent upgrades aimed at gamers seeking the flexibility offered by personal computers, the head of Sony’s game division said

Sony gets its mojo back

Sony gets its mojo back

Once upon a time, Sony was Apple. For decades, the Japanese consumer electronics giant was known for its innovation as much as Apple is today. It commercialised the transistor radio with the TR-63 and popularised the console gaming market with the PlayStation. It pioneered

The trouble with 4K TV

The trouble with 4K TV

There’s no other way of describing the technology: the latest ultra-high-definition (UHD) television sets look absolutely amazing. From television to cinema, the “4K” resolutions on offer represent a new frontier in entertainment. But the industry faces a big and perhaps even insurmountable

Enter the era of 4K TV

Enter the era of 4K TV

4K resolution television, which displays on-screen images four times as detailed as current-generation high-definition sets, is set to be the big emerging trend in television technology in 2013 judging by announcements at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Sony, Samsung Electronics

Can Kazuo Hirai save Sony?

Can Kazuo Hirai save Sony?

It is too much to expect one man single-handedly to rescue Sony, the Japanese firm which formerly made world-beating electronic products but is now almost as well-known for making losses. Even so, Kazuo Hirai, who unveiled his outlook for the company on 12 April, less than a fortnight after taking its management back into Japanese