Sony to finally launch PlayStation 4 in China next week

Mar 11, 2015

Sony to finally launch PlayStation 4 in China next week

Sony announced that it will begin selling its PlayStation 4 gaming console in China next week following a more than two-month delay. The console had been due to hit Chinese shelves Jan. 11, but Sony abruptly announced a delay just three days beforehand without ...

Sony steps forward with smart glasses

Feb 18, 2015

Sony steps forward with smart glasses

Sony on Tuesday began taking orders for Internet-linked eyewear called SmartEyeglass, moving ahead in the market as Google steps back to revise its Glass strategy. The offering comes amid growing interest in wearable computing, but also questions about whether consumers will warm to connected ...

Xbox Japan chief quits amid poor sales

Dec 1, 2014

Xbox Japan chief quits amid poor sales

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox business in Japan has resigned but will remain part of the games business at the U.S. head office, the company said. Takashi Sensui’s position was “interactive entertainment business manager” at Microsoft Japan. The company said Sunday his position would ...

Oct 3, 2014

Pricey pill dispenser aims to help elderly manage meds

A medicine dispenser that helps elderly people take the correct dose of medicine at the right time will hit the market in February, nursing-care robot maker CareBot Corp. said Thursday. The box-shaped device is around 30 cm in size. It issues voice and screen ...

Japan's 'apple watch': a-peeling to core fans

Sep 11, 2014

Japan's 'apple watch': a-peeling to core fans

Manufacturing finesse, precision craftsmanship and a love of all things quirky have produced the apple watch — Japan’s real-life version. Japanese Twitter user Hiromichi Shoji, who goes by the username @sinomoritsukasa, carved a big red fruit into a classic wristwatch soon after the U.S. ...

Microsoft Xbox One lands in Japan with a dull thud

Sep 4, 2014

Microsoft Xbox One lands in Japan with a dull thud

The Japan launch of the Microsoft Xbox One fell flat Thursday, with journalists covering the debut of the gaming console far outnumbering buyers. The console arrived here more than nine months after it hit shelves in North America, Europe and Australasia and half a ...

Sony unveils wearable SmartBand Talk in Berlin

Sep 4, 2014

Sony unveils wearable SmartBand Talk in Berlin

Sony Corp. has unveiled new wearable technologies including the SmartBand Talk, a wristwatch-style gadget with a curved display that allows hands-free calling and voice-controlled operation while recording your daily data, including exercise stats. Sony unveiled the product Wednesday at the IFA consumer electronics show ...