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Sony BRAVIA X9500B 4K TV: Australian Review

Big TVs are great. Big, smart TVs are even better. Big, smart, ultra-detailed TVs are basically heaven. Sony has a new $20,000 4K Ultra HD telly that is, for my money, the best TV you can buy today. I spent a day with Sony’s 85-inch BRAVIA X9500B, and it was quite fun.


Which Fitness Band Should You Buy?

Over the past few years, fitness bands have come to completely dominate the “wearable computing” market. Unlike smart watches, which don’t really seem to know what they’re for, fitness bands have been honed to a singular purpose: improving the wearer’s health. There are currently scores of different fitness bands on the market, ranging from trendy pedometers to complete life coaches on-a-wrist. We take a look at some of the most popular options on the market.


Sony A7s Review: The New King Of Full-Frame Video

Sony’s moves in the field of consumer electronics can seem genius at times, and baffling at others. Its new full-frame mirrorless camera, the A7s, is a little bit of both. It’s a camera that looks and functions exactly as previous A7 models, but with a few very specific and exciting features especially suited to video shooters.


First Image We've Seen Captured By Sony's Curved Camera Sensor

Last month we heard Sony has been working on a curved sensor for cameras, the idea being they better reflect the nature of the human eye and reduce the amount of distortion and blur you get with a traditional flat CMOS. While there’s no further news on when we’ll see such technology at the consumer level, we do have a shot showing the sort of photos the sensor can record.


The First Non-Sony Vaio Computers Look Very, Very Familiar

Sony sold off its PC business earlier this year, but Vaio is rising from the flames like a phoenix. And, err, it looks quite a lot like it did before.


Sony Action Cam AS100V Review: GoPro Finally Has Some Competition

For years, if you wanted an action camera you would buy GoPro by default. And for good reason! Sony has caught up in a hurry though. Its newest entry into the increasingly crowded field looks like it might be one of the first legitimate GoPro alternatives. It just depends on which compromises you’re willing to make.


Betamax Vs VHS: How Sony Lost The Original Home Video Format War

Remember a few years ago when Blu-ray battled HD-DVD in the high-def DVD format war? Sony and Blu-ray ultimately won out, but there was a time when the electronics giant wasn’t as successful in getting its way.


Watch The Best Game Trailers From E3 This Year

E3 2014 had some huge moments for any avid gamer. There was a pervasive ‘sequel’ theme in the biggest announcements — existing franchises getting a reboot, or a next-gen upgrade, or some new story — but some experimental titles also caught our attention. The next year in gaming looks to be pretty action-packed.


Sony SmartBand SW10 Review: Swings For The Fences, Misses By A Mile

In the great pantheon of activity trackers (and it’s quite a crowded pantheon at this point), there are those that focus on style, those that focus on metrics, and those that focus on bells and whistles. And then there’s Sony’s new SmartBand SW10, whose modest ambition is simply to track every little thing you do ever. It’s a game that cannot — and should not — be won.


Sony Is Working On A Camera Sensor That's Curved Like The Human Eye

Curved devices are hot right now, from TVs to wearables. But a curved image sensor is more than just a fashion gimmick. It actually could drastically improve the way cameras gather light from a lens, improving image quality whether on an iPhone or DSLR.