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Monday: April 26, 2010

Sony ceases production of floppy disks. In other news, Sony was still making floppy disks.Sony ceases production of floppy disks. In other news, Sony was still making floppy disks.

Most other floppy disk manufacturers had long since pulled out of the market, and Sony itself has already ceased sales to most of its overseas markets. With the release of the iMac in 1998, Apple was the first computer maker to take the plunge and eliminate the floppy completely.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | 1998 | cnet | disks | floppy | manufacturers | markets | media | overseas | sales | sony | storage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Google teaming up with Sony and Intel to infiltrate your television.Google teaming up with Sony and Intel to infiltrate your television.

Google intends to open its TV platform, which is based on its Android operating system for smartphones, to software developers. The company hopes the move will spur the same outpouring of creativity that consumers have seen in applications for cellphones.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:42 AM | Tags (11) | android | applications | developers | google | intel | media | nytimes | platform | sony | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Ars Technica reviews Sony's much-anticipated motion control scheme for PlayStation 3.Ars Technica reviews Sony's much-anticipated motion control scheme for PlayStation 3.

It's bad news when you reveal a product this large, with so much riding on it, and within an hour people are putting down the controller and walking away from the demos.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:07 AM | Tags (10) | arstechnica | controls | gaming | motion | move | playstation | ps3 | review | sony | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

Sony finally pulls the curtain back on their new Wii-like motion controllers.Sony finally pulls the curtain back on their new Wii-like motion controllers.

I like how Sony's marketing department is billing this a way to 'graduate' for respective owners of the Nintendo Wii console.  Upgrading your current PS3 setup with these new motion controllers (with video camera) will set you back a hundred bucks or less.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:13 AM | Tags (8) | controllers | graduation | marketing | motion | playstation | ps3 | sony | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Sony to start selling 3D-capable televisions starting this June.Sony to start selling 3D-capable televisions starting this June.

Included are two pairs of Sony's 3-D glasses, as well as a camera sensor on each unit that will adjust sound and picture quality based on viewers' positions. A remote control button enables the switch from a regular 2-D image to 3-D.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:07 AM | Tags (7) | sony | gadgets | 3d | televisions | glasses | june | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Sony looking to give Apple some viable competition in the portable arena.Sony looking to give Apple some viable competition in the portable arena.

Sony engineers are toiling away on “a portable device that blurs distinctions among a netbook, an e-reader and a PlayStation Portable.” It will also knit in tightly with Sony’s iTunes-like media store, a marketplace for music, video and games set to debut later this month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 4:16 PM | Tags (11) | apple | competition | digitaltrends | ereader | gadget | gaming | iphone | netbook | portable | psp | sony |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Y2K-like bug responsible for recent PlayStation Network outage.Y2K-like bug responsible for recent PlayStation Network outage.

The company urged customers not to use the older PlayStation 3 systems until the problem is resolved, warning that doing so could cause errors and make it impossible to record gaming achievements and restore some data.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | videogames | sony | outage | playstation | network | y2k | bug |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

PlayStation Network outage causes some annoyance for owners of the PS3 console.PlayStation Network outage causes some annoyance for owners of the PS3 console.

Although Sony says it will have a fix by this morning, it has not yet said what went wrong. Anecdotal evidence points to a combination of DRM and firmware issues rather than a network outage.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:54 AM | Tags (9) | psn | sony | playstation | rrod | wired | downtime | meltdown | outage | firmware |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

An all-day 3D television network may be on your channel lineup in the near future.An all-day 3D television network may be on your channel lineup in the near future.

Discovery, Sony, and IMAX each will be equal partners in the joint venture. It will be launched in the U.S., with a goal of driving consumer adoption of 3D televisions and giving the network long-term leadership in the 3D home marketplace.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 3:19 PM | Tags (8) | 3d | channel | comingsoon | discovery | espn | network | sony | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

A video game timeline for your viewing pleasure.A video game timeline for your viewing pleasure.

I am looking forward to ene day I will explaining to my children just how we played classic video games in my day. 'You mean you have to use your hands? That's like a baby's toy!'.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:43 AM | Tags (10) | eighties | gaming | history | mario | nineties | nintendo | sega | sony | timeline | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Sony to unveil a brand new digitial distribution service sometime in 2010.Sony to unveil a brand new digitial distribution service sometime in 2010.

Sony plans to launch a new online service to distribute movies, music, books and other content to network-capable TVs, Blu-ray players, ebooks and others in a bid to add value to its hardware.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:54 AM | Tags (10) | bluray | books | distribution | ebooks | hardware | interesting | movies | music | sony | televisions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.

The bad news: PS3 owners will need to put a special Blu-ray disc in the game console, which will enable streaming via the Blu-ray's BD Live functionality. That's a departure from all other Netflix-enabled devices, which just have the Netflix option as a built-in feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:42 AM | Tags (10) | bluray | departure | disc | live | netflix | playstation | ps3 | sony | special | streaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Sony will have yet another version of the PS3 to sell just in time for the holidays.Sony will have yet another version of the PS3 to sell just in time for the holidays.

New version will have expanded storage (250 gigabyte hard drive) and a $350 price tag.  Fifty bucks less gets you the 120 gigabyte model which is almost identical to what Microsoft offers for the Xbox Elite version.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | holidays | pricey | ps3 | sony | storage | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

Sony pulls the curtain back on world's lightest laptop.Sony pulls the curtain back on world's lightest laptop.

For $1,299 you can get a Sony laptop that weighs in at a mere 1.6 pounds with an eleven inch screen. Other specs include a 2ghz processor and a battery with 12-14 hour lifespan (debatable given on how you use the laptop).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | affordable | laptop | lightest | netbook | price | sony | vaio | weight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Sony PlayStation 3 sales doing quite well after latest price drop.Sony PlayStation 3 sales doing quite well after latest price drop.

Sales of PS3 hardware at its 'top retailers' jumped 300% for the first week of September versus the week before the system's price was cut to $299 for the 120GB 'slim' unit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:11 AM | Tags (8) | ps3 | sony | playstation | sales | price | cut | drop | increase |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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