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Sony ends maintenance for its iconic Aibo robot dog

Sony ends maintenance for its iconic Aibo robot dog

Sony's robot dog, Aibo, is the seminal pet robot of the early 21st century. A new version hasn't been released in almost ten years, but that hasn't stopped collectors from clamoring for the Aibo. Models sold for almost $2000 USD, so the robot dog wasn't really ever accessible by the everyday consumer. Despite its elite following, Sony has officially announced they will no longer offer support for the Aibo. They will no longer offer any maintenance, so users may have to turn to online support forums for new ways to keep their Aibo robot dogs in service.

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Sony to unveil new Xperia Z4 tablet at MWC 2015

Sony to unveil new Xperia Z4 tablet at MWC 2015

Sony just teased their Xperia Z4 tablet ahead of the Mobile World Conference 2015 on March 2nd. Sony posted this new photo of the ultra slim device to their Google+ account. The other day we clued you in on Sony's accidental leak of the new Xperia Z4 on their Xperia Lounge app. We surmised that this was ahead of a big announcement at the Mobile World Conference 2015. It looks like we were on track because Sony tagged their latest photo post to Google+ with #SonyMWC.

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Xperia Z4 Tablet accidentally revealed early by Sony

Xperia Z4 Tablet accidentally revealed early by Sony

Sony leaked its own product information about the new Xperia Z4 Tablet ahead of its official release. Sony's Xperia Lounge app showed the new Xperia Z4 Tablet before it was taken down. At least the source should be reliable because it's coming directly from Sony. The news just came a little sooner than Sony would have liked. As for the leaked details about improvements over the previous model, it looks like it will have a 2K display, a faster processor, and longer battery life according to the photos.

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Sony Xperia E4g revealed in black and white

Sony Xperia E4g revealed in black and white

This week Sony has revealed their newest Xperia smartphone - and it's not a Z4. This device will be aimed at markets where low-price smartphones are taking over. Preparing to take this market with a smartphone that both looks and acts the part of a high-end smartphone, Sony is releasing the Sony Xperia E4g this April. There will be a single-SIM version and a dual-SIM version available this Spring in several regions throughout the world - except in the United States, of course.

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Sony has $160 microSD card coming for ‘Premium Sound’ lovers

Sony has $160 microSD card coming for ‘Premium Sound’ lovers

It’s all about sound. And noise. Well, to Sony it is, at least. In a bit of a head-scratcher, Sony is releasing a new microSD card, called the microSDXC. This 64GB card is labelled as being “for Premium Sound”, to which Sony hopes audiophiles everywhere will buy it. At $160, it’s a lot pricier than similarly specced microSD cards. That massive price boost (like five-times as much) is explained away, where Sony explains it has “less electrical noise when reading data”.

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Sony throwing in the towel on phones and TVs

Sony throwing in the towel on phones and TVs

Sony's appetite for struggling through the cutthroat smartphone and TV segments may have finally faded, with the company's chief exec saying he will no longer chase sales growth, and is open to spinning-off each. The admission of near-defeat comes as CEO Kazuo Hirai outlined his new focus for the next three years, concentrating on PlayStation and camera sensor development rather than segments like phones which have been attacked at either end of the market, both by cheap rivals from Asia, and from more high-end competition from Apple and Samsung.

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Sony invests in self-driving automaker ZMP

Sony invests in self-driving automaker ZMP

Tech companies are flocking to the self-driving car market with some making significant investments into other firms that are helping to develop technology. Intel for instance is working on tech that will benefit self-driving cars. The big rumor the last week or so has been that Apple is set to enter into the self-driving car market. On the heels of that rumor comes confirmation that Sony is stepping into the market.

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Non-attachable Sony SmartEyeglass Dev Edition coming in March

Non-attachable Sony SmartEyeglass Dev Edition coming in March

It seems that Sony is kicking its smart eyewear plans into high gear. Just after releasing a video that details the idea behind its SmartEyeglass Attach! single-lens display module, it is now announcing the upcoming availability of its binocular display sibling, the original, non-attachable Sony SmartEyeglass. This, however, and hopefully, isn't the final version of the device, but even as a first developer edition, it is already more affordable and more available than that other popular smart spectacle, Google Glass.

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Sony’s Xperia E4 available for UK pre-orders

Sony’s Xperia E4 available for UK pre-orders

When it was announced, Sony’s Xperia E4 wasn’t quite what we were expecting from Sony. After announcing they’d be dedicating themselves to flagship offerings, a decidedly mid-range phone was a shock to the system. Still, the E4 will find favor with many smartphone users, and the low price point might have Sony’s latest in more hands than their flagship Xperia devices. With big promises like two-day battery life and a pretty respectable spec sheet, UK fans can now pre-order an Xperia E4 via Clove.

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Sony video demos SmartEyeglass Attach! concept

Sony video demos SmartEyeglass Attach! concept

Google may be a bit ambiguous about Google Glass' future, but Sony seems unfazed. Either it has a very strong faith in the still non-existent smart eyewear market or it thinks it can take advantage of Google's failure there. Either way, it is pushing ahead with own attempt but also tries to approach the problem from a slightly different angle. SmartEyeglass Attach!, which is not to be confused with its other, odder attempt, may succeed in one area where Glass failed: flexibility.

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