November 30, 2011
Not sure if this a PR effort to promote the Sony Xperia play or the new album of Kasabian, but nevertheless it is a pretty awesome execution and a lot of effort would have gone into it.
2 “users” control real life football players by selecting commands on their Sony handsets that are then send to the players who are wearing ear pieces.
I like how the headband lights up when a player gets selected!
It seems a bit lagging at times, but it is a pretty impressive attempt
Check out the video:
May 24, 2011
Augmented reality has been around for a while now and we have been using it in the past as well, but we always found it to be sluggish, laggy and unreliable.
Now it seems that there is a light at the end of the tunnel a Sony is holding the torch. Sony announced their SmartAR everybody thought that it is just another technology that has the same issues.
But check out the video below and prepare to be blown away – fast response times, markerless object recognition and original anchors can be out of sight and your virtual object just keeps animating.
There was no availability date announced yet, but I am sure AR will get a lot more coverage once it is out.
October 13, 2010
Sony anounced today its new range of Internet TVs that are being powered by GoogleTV
It comes with a keyboard remote that has a querty keypad, a mouse pad and generally reminds me of a Playstation controller.
Engadget was able to go hands-on already so check out the video below:
I believe Internet TVs are the future and this seems to be a great step into the right direction.
Sony is hitting the ground running too as the new TVs will be available in the US from this weekend and will cost from USD399 (24”) to USD1399 (46”) – With the Aussie dollar being strong there might be a bargain in here
August 3, 2010
For everyone who might have missed it, Sony showed off a prototype of their glasses free 360 degree display, called Raymodeler 3D.
This is pretty cool and I can see myself having one of those (in a bigger version) in my living room 🙂
It doesn’t only display pictures, it is also interactive and reacts to hand gestures.
I reckon it would be pretty cool to show off your products at exhibitions.
July 1, 2010
Nex-3 and the Nex-5 both look amazing, sound amazing and hopefully they take amazing shots. Here’s the lowdown:
DSLR-style quality and shooting responses: compact and easy to use with interchangeable lenses.14.2 megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, HD 1080i movie, 7.5cm LCD, Sweep Panorama. 16mm lens.
Does anyone own one? Anyone from Sony want to send me one to test?
May 4, 2010
Swiss company Atracsys sold its tech knowhow to Sony and the company is today informing the world that its atracTable is ready for mass production and commercialization this June.
The system is a dual camera-based system that tracks and analyzes body movements in three dimensions, in real-time. Initially designed for use with a computer in a sterile operating theater, the interface not only notices subtle changes in the position of your body, arm, hand, or finger position, but it’s also determine rough age, sex, or facial expression of the user.
of course nobody knows a price yet, but they promise a high-contrast, Full HD screen, which is already better than the surface table from MS.
It will be able to communicate with your mobile devices or respond to motion input, which is picked up by a pair of Sony camcorders.
Here is another video of it in action:
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July 2, 2009
The BBC has reported this story about a 13 year old who gave up his iPod for an original Sony Walkman for a week, just for a little sociological experiment. One of the funniest parts has to be the fact it took him 3 days just to find out that the tape had another side! Oh kids today, they don’t know they were born.
However it wasn’t all bad. The original Walkman did have two sockets so you could share your listening experience with a friend. You have to buy an adapter with today’s iPods. Who said brands have only just started being social.
Here’s my first. Very big and very yellow huh