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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.


Sony's Firmware Update For A7 And A7r Promises Faster AF, Startup Time

Sony’s full-frame mirrorless duo, the A7 and A7r, are about to become just a bit more capable with the latest firmware released today. Improvements include faster autofocus, improved startup time, and a vaguely stated ‘improved image quality.’


Sony's Early Morpheus Prototype Looked Pretty Dumb

Sony’s Project Morpheus VR headset looks fantastic but the early prototypes… not so much. This early version of the headset may have offered plenty of the requisite VR headset features, but it did also feature three Sony Move controllers strapped to it, seemingly at random.


Project Morpheus: Sony's Oculus Rift Competitor Looks Incredible

It was only a matter of time. The Oculus Rift has caught so much attention — deservedly so — that of course one of the big dogs was going to start honing in on its virtual reality territory. Today, that’s Sony. And its Project Morphues VR headset sounds fantastic.


Sony And Panasonic's New Optical Archival Discs Will Store Up To 1TB

Sony and Panasonic announced last year that they had plans to develop a new, high-capacity optical storage disc — and they weren’t lying. New details indicate that a new Archival Disc format will have a capacity of up to 1TB.


Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Hands-On: A Familiar Waterproof Monolith

The tablet market is busier than it’s ever been, but Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z, with its waterproofing, minimalist design and super-slim frame, always felt like a unique prospect. While the impact of the Xperia Z2 Tablet is lessened by familiarity with its excellent predecessor, it’s still looking like a very impressive slate.


The Secret Sauce Behind Your Camera's Auto-Focus

With camera in hand, subject in frame and my finger on the shutter button, I can’t say I’ve ever contemplated exactly how the auto-focus system in my photo-taker works. That doesn’t mean it’s not an interesting topic of conversation and if you actually don’t know what’s going on inside your camera, this video from Sony’s LearnTV channel should prove educational.


'Watch Dogs' Is Finally Coming Out, So Here's A New Trailer For It

Watch Dogs was meant to be the crowning launch title for the PlayStation 4. But when it came time to settle on the final release date, Ubisoft decided to push it back. The internet went nuts, and for good reason: Watch Dogs looks awesome and the launch line-up wasn’t as strong without it. Now it finally has a release date, and a story trailer. Looks like it was worth the wait.