Sony reveals Spatial Reality Display, a 4K screen with glasses-free 3D

Volumetric 3D displays are neither easy to produce nor common, as holographic imagery generally requires a mix of stereoscopic screen technology and unique optics, sometimes backed by high-speed eye tracking. Today, the display experts at Sony are throwing their hat into the ring with a new option called the ELF-SR1 — also known as the Spatial Reality Display — which is initially being targeted at professional users in content creation businesses, but with an eye towards future use in consumer-facing applications.

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Sony is crowdfunding a wearable ‘air conditioner’

 

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The Reon Pocket helps you stealthily cope with heatwaves and cold winters.

Are you struggling to cope with the heat outdoors? Sony might have a solution, if not as soon as you might like. The company’s First Flight program is crowdfunding a wearable ‘air conditioner,’ the Reon Pocket, that slips into a pouch in a special t-shirt. The stealthy device doesn’t condition the air as such. Rather, it sits at the base of your neck and uses the Peltier effect (where heat is absorbed or emitted when you pass an electrical current across a junction) to either lower your temperature by 23F or raise it by 14F, all without bulk or noise. You could wear a stuffy business outfit on a hot day and avoid looking like you’ve just stepped out of a sauna.

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New VR cabinet will let you smell and touch a virtual world

Ever wanted to get so immersed in a virtual world that you can feel and smell it? Thanks to Koei Tecmo, you might be able to!

Koei Tecmo showed off their new cabinet, called “VR Sense” in a press conference this weekend. It’s a sturdy silver monstrosity, about the size of a dresser.

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SmartWig – Sony’s bizarre concept of using wigs to connect wirelessly to smartphones

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Sony’s patent for a “SmartWig” is a strange concept that leaves you scratching your head. While tech companies are chasing the smartwatch and eyeglass form factors for the future of wearable computing devices, Sony’s exploring the possibility of using wigs that connect wirelessly to smartphones.

 

 

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Analysts predict $13.1 billion game market for China in 2013 with end of game console ban

The end of the console ban means that Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft can now legally sell their systems in the country.

Niko Partners, an Asian games market research firm, predicts a $13.1 billion game market for China in 2013. This is in its China Games Market Mid-Year 2013 Update Bulletin, which includes data and analysis of video game salesfor the country that has recently lifted a long-standing ban on consoles. That’s a 28 percent growth for online PC games compared to 2012 and a 60 percent increase for mobile games revenue.

 

 

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Sony unveils new digital binoculars that record what you see

The DEV-50V lets you record what you’re looking at while you’re still looking at it through the lenses.

A new pair of binoculars with digital technology has been unveiled by Sony.  The binoculars will allow you to record whatever you view. This is a kind of digital device that may actually be an improvement on its analog counterpart.

 

 

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Sony’s Authentication Power Outlet can recognize devices and users

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Sony’s Authenticated Power Outlet system currently consists of a plug and outlet that communicate wirelessly.

A power outlet that can identify devices plugged into it, as well as individuals using the plug has been developed by Sony. The company says such technology could allow the electricity usage of individual devices to be monitored so non-essential devices could be switched off remotely in the event of limited electricity supply, or for the billing of customers charging their electric vehicles or mobile devices in public places. (Pics and video)

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Sony Xperia Sola’s groundbreaking floating touch screen technology

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Sony Xperia Sola

Sony has just come out with another Android mobile that is both unique and possibly groundbreaking as it carries technology that is a first to smartphone arena. Sony has just announced the Xperia Sola, a revolutionary smartphone that comes with cool new technology called “Floating Touch”. This enables the user navigate the web and alter wallpapers (for now) without actually touching the mobile screen. So will this wave of the finger set a new trend for mobile across the globe? (Video)

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Netflix Buttons Coming to a TV Remote Near You

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BANG! Straight to Netflix.

Just ahead of CES, Netflix has announced that consumers will soon be able to access Netflix content on supported consumer electronics devices, directly from a button on their remote controls.

Netflix has partnered with several consumer electronics leaders to bring a Netflix-branded button to the remote controls for televisions,Blu-ray players and other set-top boxes that support theNetflix Watch InstantlyNetflix Watch Instantly streaming service…

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Sony Announces Music Streaming Service

 

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Welcome to the wonderful musical world of Sony

We love how Sony pretty much ignores the rest of the world, and does whatever they want. Take memory cards for example. Rather then use the industry standard compact flash or SD cards, Sony creates a new format in the memory stick. No one but Sony uses it, and they continue to use the memory stick to this day. Sometimes, admittedly, they win (Blu-ray) and sometimes they lose (Betamax), but they are never afraid to ignore what other people have done and do their own thing…

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Sony Announces Next-Generation Laser for Optical Disks That Will Hold Over 50 Movies

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Sony and Tohoku University announced the development of a next generation laser aimed for disks.

Japanese researchers from Sony Corporation and Tohoku University announced on July 20th the development of a next-generation “blue-violet ultrafast pulsed semiconductor laser,” aimed at practical technology like disk storage.

 

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