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Sony is rumored to be building an e-paper smartwatch to launch in 2015

Sony is rumored to be building an e-paper smartwatch to launch in 2015

The wearables market is a busy one these days, with companies like HP even getting into the mix. Sony, a company that’s no stranger to the smartwatch race, is looking to change things up, though.

Sony unveils a 21-megapixel image sensor that cuts down on size but improves image quality

Sony unveils a 21-megapixel image sensor that cuts down on size but improves image quality

One of Apple’s suppliers, Sony, a household name all on its own, has recently unveiled a brand new image sensor that packs in the megapixels, cuts down on size and also manages to improve overall image quality.

Sony ad promotes Xperia Z3 Compact over iPhone 6 as ‘better than bigger’

Sony ad promotes Xperia Z3 Compact over iPhone 6 as ‘better than bigger’

Apple has been marketing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as “bigger than bigger” since announcing the two smartphones at the Flint Center last week. Sony has taken advantage of the catchphrase by tweeting out a new ad that promotes its upcoming Xperia Z3 Compact as “better than bigger,” an obvious play on words and subtle poke at Apple. 

Sony’s QX1 and QX30 camera accessories will bring a whole new world of photography to the iPhone

Sony’s QX1 and QX30 camera accessories will bring a whole new world of photography to the iPhone

Sony’s SmartBand Talk wasn’t the only interesting release from IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The company has also announced a pair of new camera accessories that, unlike the aforementioned wearable, offer up compatibility with the iPhone.

Sony unveils the SmartBand Talk, a wearable that tracks your life and features a mic and speakers

Sony unveils the SmartBand Talk, a wearable that tracks your life and features a mic and speakers

Apple tends to stay away from the major conventions these days, so when an event like IFA is going on in Berlin, Germany, it’s a better outlet to see what the competition is up to, especially so close to one of Apple’s major media events. Sony had quite the show, as did Samsung, but one of the main takeaways is a new smart wearable the company introduced in the SmartBand Talk.

Sony invests $345 million to ramp up production of front-facing camera sensors

Sony invests $345 million to ramp up production of front-facing camera sensors

Sony has announced plans to invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) towards increasing production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, in an effort to receive more orders from handset makers for front-facing camera sensors. Sony currently provides Apple with sensors for the rear-facing camera on the iPhone. 

Report suggests Sony will soon make the iPhone’s front-facing camera as well

Report suggests Sony will soon make the iPhone’s front-facing camera as well

A report in the Nikkei Asian Review claims that Sony will double its supply of camera components to Apple by next year. The company already supplies CMOS sensors for the rear-camera, and is likely to power the front-facing camera as well in future iPhones.

Apple-backed Rockstar consortium may sell off some of its patent portfolio

Apple-backed Rockstar consortium may sell off some of its patent portfolio

People familiar with the matter claim that members of the Rockstar Consortium are looking to sell some of the patents it acquired from bankrupt communications company Nortel. The group paid $4.5 billion in 2011 for this intellectual property.

5-year-old Jimmy Kimmel guest speaks the truth about the iPad

5-year-old Jimmy Kimmel guest speaks the truth about the iPad

Arden Hayes is 5 years old. He is also a regular on the Jimmy Kimmel show. The last time he was on, he wowed the crowd with his knowledge of geography. This time around he entertained the audience with his astute observation about the iPad and Android tablets.

Sony announces Xperia Z1 with 20.7-megapixel camera

Sony announces Xperia Z1 with 20.7-megapixel camera

Sony has just unveiled its second half Android flagship, the Xperia Z1. The device has leaked numerous times over the last few weeks, and pretty much every thing was known about the handset even before its release.