Augmented reality has come a long way since we first talked about it two years ago. Though the technology itself remains largely in its experimental phase, its potential for future applications of use is tremendous. Recently, Sony has been working on abit of AR themselves and they call it SmartAR.
Sony Ericsson has been having a nice run of Android powered smartphones lately with price tags varing from high to low to suit the needs of potential customers. Announced officially here in the UK not many months ago is the classy and elegantly designed Gingerbread powered Xperia Arc and our friends at Geeky Gadgets recently got to test it out.
PlayStation Network have resumed some PSN services as promised on Sunday, probably not the way we were expecting. It is confirmed that PSN is back up in Japan, hopefully the UK, the US and other regions will follow shortly. Sony announced that online gameplay for PlayStation 3 and PSP and access to account management features will go live this week. However, other features, such as the downloadable games shop, will not come back online until later this month.
According to the New York Reuters, Sony Online Entertainment has temporarily shut down its online games service and its Facebook games at 1:30am Pacific time on Monday. It has been reported that Sony Online Entertainment network is too appeared to have been hacked. Users’ personal details and about 12,700 credit card numbers have been stolen from the SOE servers.
Few weeks before, Sony unveiled its 3D portable camcorder camera – Sony Bloggie 3D at CES and it was put up for pre-orders. Its now finally available for online purchase. This camera brings up 3D photography at the user level, so that normal consumers will now not have to purchase expensive high end 3D cameras and still enjoy decent quality 3D imaging.
Since after the launch of Apple iPad 2, many companies has rolled out there own tablet but none proved to be as catchy as the gold standard iPad. This time, Sony has also joined the same race and has announced to launch two new Android 3.0 HoneyComb tablets by the end of 2011. Sony has named them Sony S1 and S2.