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Your Sony CES 2014 Questions Answered: Xperia Zs, 4K Handycam & more

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Sony Vaio Flip 15

<b>The Good</b> The slim, powerful <b>Sony Vaio Flip 15</b> is a sharp-looking 15-inch hybrid that works great in its laptop mode, and has some very high-end options.<p><b>The Bad</b> The tablet mode doesn't lie completely flat, battery life should be better, and the screen is especially glossy.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Sony's …

Sony Blu-Ray player

gadget no comments<p>The BDPS3100 from Sony is a Blu-Ray player with connectivity options so you can enjoy a full multimedia experience. With WiFi …

Sony IM10 Miracast Wireless Display Announced

Sony has been busy unveiling new additions to its range of devices this week and adding to the list is the new Sony IM10 Miracast Wireless …

Gear & Gadgets

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Sony Xperia Z Ultra now available for pre-order in the U.S.

Last month, the Sony Xperia Z Ultra was spotted on the FCC’s website, featuring AT&T compatible HSPA+ and LTE radios. This discovery led us to believe that AT&T would likely end up carrying the Xperia Z Ultra sometime in the future. A month later, we’ve yet to hear anything about AT&T or any other …

Sony SmartWatch 2 Now Available In Europe

The Sony SmartWatch 2 is now available in a number of European countries, which include the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, the device is …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony Wants Playstation On All Devices In The Future

In the future, you might not need a Playstation box for Playstation games. While the PS4 may be the current focus, in an interview with Dengeki Online, translated by DualShockers, Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida explained how the company ultimately wants to bring the Playstation brand to …

Sony Walkman Range Updated With New Android 4.1 Equipped Devices

Sony has today unveiled a new range of Sony Walkman devices it has launched in the form of the new Sony ZX1, F Series, S Series and E Series.<p>The …

Sony PlayStation 4 to Be Released Nov. 15

The next-generation gaming console war has a start date.<p>At the Gamescom conference in Germany today, Sony announced that the next version of the …

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Review: Better... Stronger... Faster... Larger...

Sony continues building the Android portfolio with the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, their take on the ‘phablet’ market. Drawing an obvious comparison with the Samsung Galaxy Mega (reviewed here on Forbes), the handset with the 6.44 inched TFT screen, and specs to match is making a very attractive argument …

Windows 8.1 updates detailed, includes new Photo Loop camera feature

Microsoft may have finalized its Windows 8.1 update, but the company insists it's still working on last minute bug fixes, feature additions, and more. Microsoft is working on a number of services and app updates between the finalization period (RTM) and the October 18th general availability release …

Gerucht: Microsoft geeft Windows 8.1 grote GDR-update in lente 2014

Volgens geruchten is Microsoft van plan om in de lente van volgend jaar een update uit te brengen voor Windows 8.1. Het zou gaan om een grote General …

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 Windows 8 Tablet Available From September 1st For $700

If you have been patiently waiting for the launch of the new Samsung Samsung ATIV Tab 3 after is was first unveiled back in June and comes supplied …

$329 Encore 8-inch tablet headlines trio of new affordable Windows 8.1 Toshiba portables

Toshiba's latest Windows 8.1 gadgets include a pocket-size tablet and a laptop-tablet hybrid.<p>Toshiba debuted three new Windows 8.1 gadgets early Thursday morning: a pocketable 8-inch tablet, a tablet that can snap on a keyboard to turn into a laptop, and a budget-price laptop.<p>While the hardware …

Dell shows 8-inch Venue tablet sporting Windows 8.1

Dell offers a peak of its new line of tablets running Windows 8.1 at Intel's annual developer conference.<p>Dell brandished an 8-inch tablet running Windows 8.1 at Intel's annual developer conference on Wednesday.<p>The Venue branded tablet -- a resurrection of a brand name used for its defunct …

StartIsGone tool removes the Windows 8.1 Start button -- again

Now that Microsoft is bringing back the Start button to Windows 8.1, a new tool called “StartIsGone” will allow users to take it away again. Seriously.<p>“After release of Windows 8.1 I found its Start button useless,” wrote Sergey Tkachenko, the developer of StartIsGone, on the software’s description …

Windows 8.1 Cranks Up Support for 3D Printing

The coming Windows 8.1 update, due in the fall, will bring include better support for 3D printers, Microsoft announced Wednesday.<p>Microsoft vice …

Windows Phone 8 gets security thumbs-up from US government

Will government security accreditation increase the adoption rates of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8?<p>Windows Phone 8 has received a key government accreditation called FIPS 140-2, Microsoft said on Wednesday.<p>Robert Hoover, a Windows Phone project manager, wrote on the official Windows Phone blog that …

Windows 8.1 to bring back Start Menu in free download

Windows 8.1 will be free from 17 October for Windows 8 users, but pricey for everyone else and cannot be used to upgrade Windows XP or Windows Vista.<p>Microsoft will release its Windows 8.1 update on 17 October, bringing back the Start Menu among other bug fixes and feature enhancements.<p>The update, …

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Soundtrack Revealed

One of the year's most anticipated films is undoubtedly <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> and the soundtrack has brought together an eclectic group of …

The Hunger Games

'John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes' App Due in November

John Lennon fans will be able to revisit the late Beatle's 1980 travels to Bermuda in a new interactive album app. "John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes" …

App Store

Ray Charles Honored on U.S. Postage Stamp

Music legend Ray Charles is getting another accolade. The United States Postal Service is honoring the late singer with a commemorative stamp to be …

Music

Elton John: The Diving Board

Tabloid fixture, Las Vegas institution, movie producer, duet partner with everyone from Lady Gaga to Queens of the Stone Age – even in his sixties, …

Flashback: The Police Pass Torch to U2

U2 were about to begin recording <i>The Joshua Tree</i> when Amnesty International asked them to put together a tour to celebrate the organization's 25th …

Music

Q&A: Rush's Geddy Lee on Finally Taking a Break From the Road

For the first time in well over a decade, Rush have absolutely no idea what they're doing next. They just wrapped a long world tour in support of …