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Sony surges on strong profit outlook

Sony surges on strong profit outlook

Sony shares jumped the most in almost three months after the company’s better-than-projected preliminary earnings boosted analyst confidence in its ability to hit the highest profit levels in almost two decades. The Tokyo-based company rose as much as 4,6% in early Tokyo trading, headed for its biggest jump since 3 February. Sony reported preliminary operating […]

Sony shows turnaround is no fluke

Sony shows turnaround is no fluke

CEO Kazuo Hirai is showing the turnaround at Sony was no fluke. The Tokyo-based company reported preliminary operating profit of ¥285bn (US$2,6bn; R34,3bn) for the fiscal year to March 2017, 19% higher than its previous

TalkCentral: Ep 168 – ‘MWC preview’

TalkCentral: Ep 168 – ‘MWC preview’

On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about the big announcements expected at Mobile World Congress, including new smartphones from HTC, Huawei, Sony and, yes, Nokia. Also this week, DStv hikes its prices

Why Apple flopped in the living room

Why Apple flopped in the living room

Earlier this month, Apple poached the chief of Amazon’s Fire TV unit to run its television operations. Timothy D Twerdhal brings hardware and content experience to his new gig, and his hiring suggests a renewed

TalkCentral: Ep 165 – ‘Eagle-eared’

TalkCentral: Ep 165 – ‘Eagle-eared’

In the latest episode of South Africa’s top technology podcast, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg discuss Microsoft’s blow-out earnings, all thanks to the cloud. Also this week, they discuss the latest rumours, thanks to

Sony launches Xperia Ear in SA

Sony launches Xperia Ear in SA

Sony Mobile Communications has launched the Xperia Ear in South Africa. The in-ear personal assistant helps users to communicate via conversational voice interaction and head gestures. The Bluetooth-connected

Switch is a big gamble for Nintendo

Switch is a big gamble for Nintendo

Nintendo’s new Switch gaming console won’t be in stores until 3 March, but the machine is fully baked and ready to play. The press got a chance to try out the new machine at an event in Tokyo last week, and events will be held in Japan

Nintendo pins console future on Switch

Nintendo pins console future on Switch

Nintendo’s new Switch gaming console is off to an underwhelming start. The new machine, a tablet-sized device with wireless controllers that can be used anywhere but also connects to TVs, will go on sale on 3 March at a

PC makers need a (virtual) reality check

PC makers need a (virtual) reality check

Global PC shipments fell 5,7% last year because … well, you know why: fewer people want to buy a PC. It really is as simple as that. Analysts can slice and dice the numbers to try to explain every twist and turn in the

The Last Guardian: Sony’s unicorn is finally here

The Last Guardian: Sony’s unicorn is finally here

One of the most striking things about The Last Guardian – finally released after nine years in development hell – is how little it has changed since we saw the first trailer for the game in 2009. Most games that spend so long in gestation

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