Archive for the ‘Sony’ Category

Smartphone comparison: Sony Xperia Z vs. Apple iPhone 5

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

ARNNet has done a comparison piece between the Sony Xperia Z and the Apple iPhone 5. It’s worth nothing the Z is not actually available yet, but it’s interesting to read the differences between the top of the line Apple phone and arguably the most eagerly anticipated Android phone.

Is hacking on the rise?

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

As I’ve been reading the technology sections of various online news sources lately, I’ve been coming across more and more stories of websites being hacked.

Some of the more recent attacks included the high profile breach of personal data from Sony, down to a less serious fake news story on the PBS news website, announcing Tupac was alive in New Zealand. has an article exploring these in more depth, along with other breaches and there effect on those who were targeted.


New marketing potential as organisations set to get approval to register brands as domain names

Monday, May 16th, 2011

ICANN, the governing body for internet domain names, is set to announce on June 20 the decision to approve rules allowing businesses to register brands as internet domain names.

This means that we will no longer be limited to traditional domains such as .com, etc.

In an earlier blog post, on the 26th of April we posted that cities will be able to register their names as a domain, such as .sydney, but with businesses also likely to get approval you can expect to see domains such as .sony

Next time you want to buy a TV online, you may have to simply type in

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Sony e-reader to launch in Australia

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

SMH reports today that the Sony e-reader has reached Australia, to be launched next week.

The smallest e-reader Pocket Edition features a touch screen, and infrared sensors to read finger swipes.  This device sells for $229, around $76 more than Amazon’s cheapest Kindle e-reader.  It also features higher-contrast electronic ink display (16 shades of gray), is smaller in size, but still has a comparatively large screen.

The bigger models, called the Daily Edition (not able to be purchased in Australia) and the Touch Edition, have also been upgraded.  The Touch Edition will cost $299, and will have a longer battery life than the previous model.

Both the Touch and Pocket Editions are easy to use, and read from.  However, a major disadvantage is that 3G cannot be used for downloading, so users will have to sync their e-books via USB.