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Kids Reacting To An Old Cassette Walkman Is Wonderful And Horrifying

Originally marketed in 1979, the first Sony Walkman turns 35 this year, and it’s about as outmoded as a technology can be these days. That’s why it’s understandable that the kids in this delightful video, none of whom were not alive in the ’90s, have no idea how to use the thing. Or what it’s for. They can’t even conceive a world in which a Walkman is useful.


Sony's Xperia T2 Ultra: 2014′s First Gigantaphone Is Now Available

Sony has announced a new mid-to-high-end 6-inch “phablet” model today, with its Xperia T2 Ultra arriving in both normal and dual-SIM options. It combines a 1080p display with a 13-megapixel camera, with Sony plumbing its quad-core Qualcomm MSM8928 chipset into 1GB of RAM.


Sony Is Making A Day Z Clone

Day Z took the world by storm, and now Sony Online Entertainment wants to get in on the action with its new game H1Z1.


Sony's A7s Low Light Test Shows Off Crazy Ability To See In The Dark

Sony’s recently announced A7s boasts some pretty mind-boggling light sensitivity. Even though the camera hasn’t reached the hands of the masses yet, Sony posted this low-light test to give you an idea of its ability to laugh at darkness.


NSFW: Hey Sony, People Are Having Sex Live On The PS4

Give people a camera and a means to broadcast and you can bet that, sooner or later, they will use it to film themselves doin’ some sex. Even if it’s using a PlayStation 4 (warning: NSFW content follows).


Sony A7s: Sony's Compact Full-Frame Camera Gets A Video Overhaul

Just a half-year after Sony announced the wicked A7 and A7r full-frame compact interchangeable-lens cameras it’s pushing out a new iteration of the mirrorless shooter. This one’s built around video. It does 4K video, too — Sort of. It’s not what people were expecting from the A7s, but it might be incredible anyway.


Sony MDR-10R Australian Review: Headphone Hits And Misses

Sony has a long and prestigious history in the portable headphone market. Since the simple, cheap on-ear headphones bundled with its cassette Walkman players back in the 1980s, the company has had some brilliant (and award-winning) designs at various price points. But they’ve also had some disappointing releases. The MDR-10R kicks some goals, and misses others.


Sony's Digital Paper: A Bit Like Paper, A Lot Like $US1100

The holy grail of flexible electronics is a reading device that you can roll up and stuff in your pocket. And now, thanks to Sony and E Ink, we’re almost, sort of, kinda there. If you have $US1,100 to spare.


The Most Ethical Phone In The World Is Back In Production

The most popular phones in the world — the Samsungs, Apples, HTCs and Sonys — aren’t always manufactured in the most ethical ways. Tantalum, for example, is an integral ingredient in the capacitors inside your smartphone; it’s a rare element that is only found in high densities in a few places on the earth’s crust. One of those places is Congo, where armed conflict and civil war means tantalum mining is a deadly, slave-driven process.


Kogan Expanding Online Sales To New Zealand

Online electronics seller Kogan is expanding its digital storefront to New Zealand, offering most of the same products that it already has for sale in Australia. Kogan’s own-brand products join electronics and homewares from brands like Samsung and Sony, with Kogan claiming prices up to 75 per cent lower than New Zealand retail competitors.