Sony http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/reviews en-SG Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/sony-s-xperia-z4-might-be-out-sooner-we-all-expected/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The device gets spotted on an Indonesian certification site </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected" alt="Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sxz4.jpeg?1422608876" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just a few days ago, we published information that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/xperia-z4">Sony Xperia Z4</a> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/high-alert-sony-might-not-be-unveiling-xperia-z4-family-mwc-2015/news">might not make it in time for the MWC 2015</a> trade show at Barcelona in March. But by the looks of the latest leaks, that doesn&rsquo;t seem to be so.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Other models specified.. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The other two models identified on the Indonesian Postel regulatory site happen to be the Sony E5333 and Sony E2353. The latter is said to be a low-end model, going by the codename that the cheaper Sony Xperia M2 had (D23XX). This device could perhaps, be a minor upgrade from the Sony Xperia M2.</p> <p>As for the Sony E5333, it could be one to fill in the gaps between a flagship and a low-end model. This alleged mid-range device could be somewhat like the Xperia T2 Ultra (codenamed D53XX) but there&rsquo;s no concrete proof of this speculation.</p> <p>Once again, all bets are on that MWC 2015 could be the platform where these devices make their official debut. Hang tight &ndash; we&rsquo;ll update this space with more rumours and leaks as they come.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-xperia-z4/review">Sony Xperia Z4 preview&nbsp;</a></p> <p>[Source and image: <a href="http://www.xperiablog.net/2015/01/29/three-new-xperia-model-numbers-revealed-e2353-e5333-and-e6533/" target="_blank">Xperia Blog</a>]&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected" alt="Sony’s Xperia Z4 might be out sooner than we all expected" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/postel.jpg?1422608876" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/sony-s-xperia-z4-might-be-out-sooner-we-all-expected/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/sony-s-xperia-z4-might-be-out-sooner-we-all-expected/news#comments Android MWC 2015 Smartphones Sony Xperia Z4 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:05:30 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458887 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony’s new NW-ZX2 high-resolution Walkman is for the true blue audiophiles http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-s-new-nw-zx2-high-resolution-walkman-true-blue-audiophiles/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You saw it first at CES 2015, now you can get your hands on it in Singapore </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony’s new NW-ZX2 high-resolution Walkman is for the true blue audiophiles" alt="Sony’s new NW-ZX2 high-resolution Walkman is for the true blue audiophiles" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/UIPt4HiifBG_DW937D.jpg?1422523364" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2015">CES 2015</a> saw the launch of many new devices, and the Sony NW-ZX2&nbsp;high-resolution&nbsp;Walkman was one of them. We&rsquo;re not sure about the local rollout of some of the other gizmos, but this one&rsquo;s due on our shores really soon.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No ordinary walkman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you don&rsquo;t quite remember the specs of the device, we&rsquo;ll refresh your memory. The NW-ZX2 boasts uniquely developed technologies like&nbsp;S-Master HX digital amplifier and DSEE HX to let you to enjoy and experience high-res audio &ndash; you have to hear it to believe it.</p> <p>It has more than 33 hours of high-resolution playback time, so you can be&nbsp;sure to have top quality sound for about that long.</p> <p>The NW-ZX2 Walkman is also able to support digital music files (up to 192 kHz/24 bit in different formats) in addition to possessing a large built-in memory of 128GB (expandable via a micro SD).</p> <p>Sony&rsquo;s also launched an exclusive pre-order purchase with purchase promotion, which will see a discounted price tag on some of its latest mobile audio products, such as the PHA-3, MDR-Z7 and XBA-A2.</p> <p>But if you miss these pre-order offers, you&rsquo;ll be able to get the NW-ZX2 High-Resolution Walkman from any of the Sony&nbsp;Stores and Sony Centres, as well as selected authorised&nbsp;outlets from February 13.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/ces-2015/ces-2015-new-sony-walkman-slab-hi-res-audio-loveliness/news">CES 2015: The new Sony Walkman is a slab of High-Res audio loveliness </a>&nbsp;</p> <h1 itemprop="name">&nbsp;</h1> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony’s new NW-ZX2 high-resolution Walkman is for the true blue audiophiles" alt="Sony’s new NW-ZX2 high-resolution Walkman is for the true blue audiophiles" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/qX4fGjroptmqpzY.jpg?1422523364" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-s-new-nw-zx2-high-resolution-walkman-true-blue-audiophiles/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-s-new-nw-zx2-high-resolution-walkman-true-blue-audiophiles/news#comments Sony Walkman Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:16:37 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458796 at http://www.stuff.tv Spotify coming to PlayStation, killing Music Unlimited in the process http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/spotify-coming-playstation-killing-music-unlimited-process/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even free accounts are welcome, with background play while gaming on PS4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Spotify + PlayStation" alt="Spotify + PlayStation" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/spotify-playstation.jpg?1422504081" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Big news for PlayStation gamers: Spotify is headed to Sony&rsquo;s platform, bringing the massively popular streaming music service to consoles and other devices later this spring.</p> <p>Sony says that its new PlayStation Music app will support both premium and free, ad-supported accounts when it launches on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xperia smartphones and tablets. And while all can support access to Spotify&rsquo;s full library and custom playlists, Sony says the PS4 version will allow players to listen to streaming music in the background while gaming.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There is one potential downside to this new addition to the PlayStation ecosystem: Sony&rsquo;s own Music Unlimited service is being shut down this spring to make way for PlayStation Music. It&rsquo;ll close on 29 March, which is said to be&nbsp;<em>before</em>&nbsp;PlayStation Music debuts. (Maybe on 30 March, then?)</p> <p>Current Music Unlimited subscribers - are there many of you out there? - with active subscriptions on 28 February will get the final 30 days of access free. We recommend getting to work on a playlist of depressing songs to mark the impending end of the service.</p> <p>Or, if you&rsquo;re a Spotify user itching to access your favorites on PlayStation, maybe start building a playlist of booming party songs and power pop to celebrate its promised arrival. Your choice.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/01/28/playstation-meet-spotify/">PlayStation.Blog</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/review">Long-term test: Sony PS4 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asia finally gets unilimited music on PlayStation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For far too long, Sony&#39;s Music Unlimited service never came to Asia, leaving its users in Singapore and Malaysia in the lurch. Spotify&#39;s new PlayStation Music partnership with Sony, however, will change that.</p> <p>It&#39;s confirmed that PlayStation Music&#39;s availability in 41 markets also includes Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. Thus, ending the dry spell for music lovers in Asia.</p> <p>Best of all? It&#39;s free.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-box-out-byline"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/spotify-coming-playstation-killing-music-unlimited-process/news#comments Music PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Sony Spotify Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:19:46 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1458773 at http://www.stuff.tv High alert – Sony might not be unveiling the Xperia Z4 family at MWC 2015 http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/high-alert-sony-might-not-be-unveiling-xperia-z4-family-mwc-2015/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You may be saying goodbye to the idea of seeing the Xperia Z4 range at the trade show </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="High alert – Sony might not be unveiling the Xperia Z4 family at MWC 2015 " alt="High alert – Sony might not be unveiling the Xperia Z4 family at MWC 2015 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xpera.jpeg?1422426496" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>MWC 2015 is just a few weeks away &ndash; and we&rsquo;re getting high on leaks of the likes of the unofficial <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/samsung/galaxy-s6">Samsung Galaxy S6</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/htc/one-m9">HTC One (M9)</a>, and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/xperia-z4">Sony Xperia Z4</a>. But Sony might burst our bubble since rumours are indicating the Xperia Z4 line-up won&rsquo;t make it to the trade show.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/high-alert-sony-might-not-be-unveiling-xperia-z4-family-mwc-2015/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/high-alert-sony-might-not-be-unveiling-xperia-z4-family-mwc-2015/news#comments Android MWC 2015 Smartphones Sony Tablets Xperia Z Wed, 28 Jan 2015 04:18:13 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458668 at http://www.stuff.tv The PS4 Slim could be unveiled later this year http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/ps4-slim-could-be-unveiled-later-year/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony&#039;s console had a New Year&#039;s resolution to lose some weight, if this recent leak is anything to go by </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1900" height="1425" title="The PS4 Slim could be unveiled later this year" alt="The PS4 Slim could be unveiled later this year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ps4-slim.jpg?1422331642" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The PlayStation 4 isn&#39;t exactly what you&#39;d call a large console, at least when compared to the Xbox One. But a recent leak suggest that Sony is already looking to cut the flab for an altogether slimmer model.</p> <p>The leak, courtesy of Italian website<a href="http://www.vg247.it/2015/01/22/ecco-la-prima-immagine-di-playstation-4-slim-oppure-no/">&nbsp;VG247.it</a>, shows leaked images&nbsp;which appear to show a much slimmer PS4 console than the one we&#39;re accustomed to.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/max-langridge" title="View user profile.">Max Langridge</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While the images may seem realistic, with repositioned buttons, the leak doesn&#39;t include a list of updated specs. If Sony&#39;s going to create a slim console, it will need to rethink the innards to make them fit, while still delivering the same amount of power.&nbsp;</p> <p>If the console is indeed real, then it&#39;s reported to be unveiled at E3 which takes place June 16th-18th this year. Rest assured&nbsp;<em>Stuff&nbsp;</em>will be reporting live from the show, so we&#39;ll bring you any news as and when we hear it.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.vg247.it/2015/01/22/ecco-la-prima-immagine-di-playstation-4-slim-oppure-no/">VG247.it</a>&nbsp;via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slashgear.com/alleged-ps4-slim-surfaces-in-leaked-photos-26366134/">Slashgear</a>]</p> <p><em>Note, images have been cut out from the original leaked photos for clarity. Visit the source for the original photos.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1455" height="1091" title="The PS4 Slim could be unveiled later this year" alt="The PS4 Slim could be unveiled later this year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ps4-3.jpg?1422331642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1235" height="927" title="The PS4 Slim could be unveiled later this year" alt="The PS4 Slim could be unveiled later this year" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ps4-2_1.jpg?1422331642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/ps4-slim-could-be-unveiled-later-year/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/ps4-slim-could-be-unveiled-later-year/news#comments Games consoles PlayStation 4 Sony Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:24:21 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458580 at http://www.stuff.tv 7 stunning photographs that prove Singapore has talented shutterbugs http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/be-amazed-snaps-local-photographers-put-singapore-world-map-photography/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will any of these place in the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="7 stunning photographs that prove Singapore has talented shutterbugs" alt="7 stunning photographs that prove Singapore has talented shutterbugs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sg%20world%20photo.jpg?1422434304" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We might not have produced a World Cup-winning football team or a Miss Universe yet, but here are some local talent that we can be proud of, shutterbug style.&nbsp;</p> <p>The photographs featured here are entries to the Open Competition of the Sony World Photography Awards 2015, spanning ten different categories for enthusiasts to submit their work to. Which is your pick for the coveted National Award? We&#39;ll find out in March if your guess is on the money.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/elissa-loi" title="View user profile.">Elissa Loi</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Transcendental </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;The Singapore Air Force fighter jet squadron is decisively captured (in a split second) as the planes shoot through a &ldquo;fire&rdquo; (cloud) ring by sheer good fortune.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p3"><em>By Hin-Mun Lee</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2800" height="1867" title="By Hin-Mun Lee" alt="7 stunning photographs that prove Singapore has talented shutterbugs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Hin%20Mun%20Lee%2C%20Singapore%2C%20Open%20Compeition%2C%202015%20Sony%20World%20Photography%20Awards.jpg?1422434304" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Morning Puff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;A Camel herder taking a morning puff of his &#39;Chillam&#39; . A very common scene during the Pushkar festival.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p3"><em>By Ranjan Ramchandani</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5310" height="3540" title="By Ranjan Ramchandani" alt="7 stunning photographs that prove Singapore has talented shutterbugs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Ranjan%20Ramchandani%2C%20Singapore%2C%20Open%20Compeition%2C%202015%20Sony%20World%20Photography%20Awards.jpg?1422434304" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Snow Monkey </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;the moment of peacefulness for these 3 monkeys. enjoying the warm of eachother in the cold winter, oblivious to the surrounding. Nothing can compare to the moment of peace in your heart.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p3"><em>By Kah Soon Ng</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4000" height="2667" title="By Kah Soon Ng" alt="7 stunning photographs that prove Singapore has talented shutterbugs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Kah%20Soon%20Ng%2C%20Singapore%2C%20Open%20Compeition%2C%202015%20Sony%20World%20Photography%20Awards.jpg?1422434304" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Milky Way above Arctic Circle in Alaska </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;Milky Way above a snow mountain captured above Arctic Circle in Alaska. The light trails were caused by a large trailer and I left my camera on the middle of the road to capture this shot.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p2"><em>By Ng Chai Hock</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1600" height="1067" title="By Ng Chai Hock" alt="7 stunning photographs that prove Singapore has talented shutterbugs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Ng%20Chai%20Hock%2C%20Singapore%2C%20Open%20Compeition%2C%202015%20Sony%20World%20Photography%20Awards.jpg?1422434304" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mystical Wind </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;Floating on air balloon above over 2,000 temples built over 1,000 years ago at sunrise.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p1"><em>By Hendry Ong</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2000" height="3000" title="By Hendry Ong" alt="7 stunning photographs that prove Singapore has talented shutterbugs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Hendry%20Ong%2C%20Singapore%2C%20Open%20Compeition%2C%202015%20Sony%20World%20Photography%20Awards.jpg?1422434304" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scenic Guilin &amp; Cormorant Fisherman Li River </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Cormorant fisherman at Li River, Xingpingzhen, Yangshuo, Guilin, Guangxi, China, Friday 5 September 2014.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p1"><em>By Lionel Ng</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="5760" height="3840" title="By Lionel Ng" alt="7 stunning photographs that prove Singapore has talented shutterbugs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lionel%20Ng%2C%20Singapore%2C%20Open%20Compeition%2C%202015%20Sony%20World%20Photography%20Awards.jpg?1422434304" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paragliding </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&ldquo;Image taken in in Taidong, Taiwan.&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>By Yeow Kwang Yeo</em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4000" height="2680" title="By Yeow Kwang Yeo" alt="7 stunning photographs that prove Singapore has talented shutterbugs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Yeow%20Kwang%20Yeo%2C%20Singapore%2C%20Open%20Compeition%2C%202015%20Sony%20World%20Photography%20Awards.jpg?1422434304" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hungry for more? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&#39;t forget to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/my/sony/be-amazed-snaps-local-photographers-put-singapore-world-map-photography/feature" target="_blank">check out these submissions from across the Causeway</a>.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Singapore&#039;s got (talented) shutterbugs </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/be-amazed-snaps-local-photographers-put-singapore-world-map-photography/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/be-amazed-snaps-local-photographers-put-singapore-world-map-photography/feature#comments Cameras Sony Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:34:53 +0000 Elissa Loi 1432161 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Picks: The Jabra Sport Rox and other gizmos you need to get your hands on http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bose/stuff-picks-jabra-sport-rox-and-other-gizmos-you-need-get-your-hands/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s the New Year, why not get yourself some new devices? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Stuff Picks: The Jabra Sport Rox and other gizmos you need to get your hands on" alt="Stuff Picks: The Jabra Sport Rox and other gizmos you need to get your hands on" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Da-PZSc5PoJIck.jpg?1422061381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jabra Sport Rox </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Price: S$168 including an armband and a fit-clip</strong></p> <p>You might have decided that getting fit is one of your New Year resolutions. So why not start by getting something to help you with it? If you need some help, we have a suggestion &ndash; the Jabra Sport Rox. This new set of Dolby-equipped wireless earphones pairs with your smartphone or iPod, and gets you in the &quot;flow&quot; of music and exercise.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> D-Link DCH-M225 Wi-Fi Audio Extender </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Price: S$69</strong></p> <p>Everyone loves a device that&rsquo;s multi-purpose, and that is the direction many companies are taking with their products. D-Link is one such vendor. It&rsquo;s launched the D-Link DCH-M225 Wi-Fi Audio Extender, a portable plug-in repeater that extends an existing wireless network and also streams music to anywhere within an extended wireless network.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="D-Link DCH-M225 Wi-Fi Audio Extender" alt="D-Link DCH-M225 Wi-Fi Audio Extender" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/image00.jpg?1422061381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony CP-S5 Portable Charger </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Price: S$59</strong></p> <p>Sony has added on to its portable charger range with the launch of its new CP-S5 Portable Charger. It has a charging capacity of 5,000mAh, making it a reliable companion to owners of battery-draining mobile devices. It&rsquo;s also smaller and lighter than its predecessor, coming in at 141g and in a small and lightweight aluminium body.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony CP-S5 Portable Charger" alt="Sony CP-S5 Portable Charger" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/UrbtUUuzlHuxd3aHR.jpg?1422061381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bose SoundTouch Stereo JC Series II Wi-Fi music system </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Price: S$2599</strong></p> <p>Atlas Sound &amp; Vision, together with Bose are building on its Wi-Fi music system promise: to put all your music in one place, and let you play it. In delivering that promise, it&rsquo;s unveiled the Bose SoundTouch Stereo JC Series II Wi-Fi music system, a premium standalone stereo music system that delivers delivers deep, detailed sound.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Bose SoundTouch Stereo JC Series II Wi-Fi music system" alt="Bose SoundTouch Stereo JC Series II Wi-Fi music system" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/url_6.jpg?1422061381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony α7 II full-frame camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Price: </strong><strong>S$2149 (body only) and S$2549 (with SEL2870 lens)</strong></p> <p>Sony&rsquo;s taken the wraps off what it calls the&nbsp;world&rsquo;s first full-frame camera with optical 5-Axis image stabilisation. Named the α7 II, the unit is capable of detecting and correcting various camera shake along five axes (to provide still images and video). It&rsquo;s also got a 24.3MP 35 mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor for optical image stabilisation.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="429" title="Sony α7 II full-frame camera " alt="Sony α7 II full-frame camera " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Iq1io6crargNxFMT0eaSr.jpg?1422061381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy A3 4G </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Price: </strong><strong>S$448 (without contract)</strong></p> <p>Yearning for Samsung&rsquo;s slimmest and first full metal unibody smartphone? You need to get your hands on its Galaxy A3 4G then. Its 5MP front-facing camera, Super AMOLED display and Adaptive Display technology, and Smart Selfie Features are just some of the features that are sure to excite you. And it&#39;s now available in a Platinum Silver and Champagne Gold variation too.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/logitech/stuff-picks-razer-leviathan-elite-gaming-and-music-sound-bar-and-other-gadgets-you-need-fea">Stuff Picks: Canon Pixma MG7570 and other gadgets ripe for the picking&nbsp;</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Samsung Galaxy A3 4G" alt="Samsung Galaxy A3 4G" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ss.jpg?1422061381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bose/stuff-picks-jabra-sport-rox-and-other-gizmos-you-need-get-your-hands/news#comments Bose D-Link Jabra Sony Stuff Picks Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:42:47 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458315 at http://www.stuff.tv Put your life on pause – Sony’s PlayStation Store discount is on this weekend http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation/put-your-life-pause-sony-s-playstation-store-discount-weekend/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You’ll be able to get 10 per cent off some items if you’re a PSN member </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" title="Put your life on pause – Sony’s PlayStation Store discount is on this weekend " alt="Put your life on pause – Sony’s PlayStation Store discount is on this weekend " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/p4.jpg?1421926740" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hey, if Sony wants to sell you games at a discount, no reason to say no, right? So remember to log on to your PlayStation store and forget about resisting the offers, available only on this weekend.</p> <p>The company&rsquo;s promised a 10 per cent discount off all of its PlayStation Store purchases over those three days, in an attempt to thank its fans for their loyalty. Plus, it&#39;s actually a great way to start off the year. for you to have a great start to the New Year.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/hafizahosman" title="View user profile.">Hafizah Osman</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation/put-your-life-pause-sony-s-playstation-store-discount-weekend/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation/put-your-life-pause-sony-s-playstation-store-discount-weekend/news#comments Geek accessories PlayStation Sony Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:46:22 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1458210 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Facebook at Work launching, Xperia phones do cancer research while you sleep, and the retro-fabulous Macintosh reimagining http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/fully-charged-facebook-work-launching-xperia-phones-do-cancer-research-while-you-sleep-and-r <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Roll out of bed, rub the sleep from your eyes, and load up on hot tech news tidbits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Facebook at Work" alt="Facebook at Work" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/facebook-at-work.jpg?1421372605" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Facebook at Work is Facebook for work </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Your boss might not want you twiddling the day away on your News Feed, but you may soon find yourself using Facebook at work in full public view. Because of Facebook at Work. Come again?</p> <p class="p1">Facebook at Work is its new effort to allow companies to create closed social networks for employees to interact with each other and share files, all while using a familiar UI that lacks the usual wealth of distractions. And ads, for that matter.</p> <p class="p1">It&rsquo;s launching on web, with iOS and Android apps also popping up, but right now Facebook at Work is only available to select testers ahead of a proper debut. And while free to use, ad-free, and purportedly also not being mined for social tracking data by Facebook, it seems likely that the company will offer a paid version with more advanced functionality down the line.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://recode.net/2015/01/14/facebook-sort-of-launches-facebook-work/">Recode</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/facebook/rooms-facebook-lets-you-create-and-share-mobile-message-boards/news">Rooms app from Facebook lets you create and share mobile message boards</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony phones help disease research </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Want to be benevolent while you sleep the night away? If you&rsquo;ve got a Sony Xperia phone, you can do so now with the new Folding@Home app on <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.gridcomputing">Google Play</a>, which harnesses the power of your smartphone to help contribute computing power to research on degenerative diseases.</p> <p class="p1">You might be familiar with the app from the PlayStation 3 or on computers: it uses your hardware when you don&rsquo;t need it, and simulates the process of &ldquo;protein folding&rdquo; to help Stanford University researchers unravel its mysteries, which could some day lead to treatments for horrific diseases like cancer and Alzheimer&rsquo;s. The clip above is from 2013, but it shares the premise well.</p> <p class="p1">With the Android app, it only works when your phone is plugged in, charged to 100%, and connected to Wi-Fi, and the current beta app works with Xperia Z, T3, T2 Ultra, M2 Aqua, and C3 devices. Once it exits beta, the app will work with all Android smartphones running Android 4.4 or newer.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.gridcomputing">Google Play</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/drop-everything-and-try-play-cure-genes-space/news">Play to Cure - Genes in Space: fly a spaceship to help cure cancer</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7sJx9z1uB9k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Impressive modern Mac reimagining </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Anyone with a soft spot for Apple&rsquo;s past should check out this modern reimagining of the original Macintosh from 1984. <a href="https://curved.de/news/curvedlabs-ein-facelift-fuer-den-macintosh-198570">Curved</a>, a German tech site, produced its concept and renders using the current 11.6in MacBook Air display as a basis, but then remixed it with the iPad for a desktop that has both touch and traditional inputs.</p> <p class="p1">And the spot up front that mimics the old disk drive input? It&rsquo;s mostly cosmetic, aside from a small SD card slot within, but it helps complete the illusion of the iconic design brought back to life with a sleek modern touch. Again, this isn&rsquo;t real, and we doubt there&rsquo;d be a ton of demand for a desktop with a screen that small beyond nostalgic fulfillment, but it&rsquo;s an inspired blend of Apple old and new.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://curved.de/news/curvedlabs-ein-facelift-fuer-den-macintosh-198570">Curved</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/report-12in-macbook-air-s-slimmer-redesign-will-eliminate-most-ports/news">Report: 12in MacBook Air&rsquo;s slimmer redesign will eliminate most ports</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/x70FilFcMSM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/android/fully-charged-facebook-work-launching-xperia-phones-do-cancer-research-while-you-sleep-and-r#comments Android Apple Facebook Smartphones Sony Xperia Z Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Hafizah Osman 1457759 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: The new Sony Walkman is a slab of Hi-Res Audio loveliness http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/ces-2015/ces-2015-new-sony-walkman-slab-hi-res-audio-loveliness/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Walkman ZX2 is a pocket powerhouse for audiophiles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CES 2015: The new Sony Walkman is a slab of Hi-Res Audio loveliness" alt="CES 2015: The new Sony Walkman is a slab of Hi-Res Audio loveliness" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-walkman-zx2-05.jpg?1421671090" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hi-res audio is starting to gain some <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/music/why-it-s-time-get-pumped-about-hi-res-audio/feature" target="_blank">serious traction</a>, and Sony just stuck a rocket up its backside at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2015" target="_blank">CES 2015</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The ZX2 is satisfyingly chunky (and surprisingly weighty) in the hand, with a textured matt black finish that&#39;s reminiscent of a camera. Playback buttons are indented into its curved surface, while the headphone jack is sited in a bulky surround that shows off a gold-plated copperplate finish (Sony claims it&#39;s designed for low electric resistivity).</p> <p>The new Walkman also plays nice with non Hi-Res Audio sources; Sony claims that its DSEE HX technology is capable of upscaling lower quality sources.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CES 2015: The new Sony Walkman is a slab of Hi-Res Audio loveliness" alt="CES 2015: The new Sony Walkman is a slab of Hi-Res Audio loveliness" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-walkman-zx2-02.jpg?1421671090" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="CES 2015: The new Sony Walkman is a slab of Hi-Res Audio loveliness" alt="CES 2015: The new Sony Walkman is a slab of Hi-Res Audio loveliness" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-walkman-zx2-03.jpg?1421671090" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="CES 2015: The new Sony Walkman is a slab of Hi-Res Audio loveliness" alt="CES 2015: The new Sony Walkman is a slab of Hi-Res Audio loveliness" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-walkman-zx2-04.jpg?1421671090" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The ZX2 lags behind in one area, though &ndash; it runs Android 4.2, though as it&#39;s not designed to be a flagship smartphone, that&#39;s not as much of an issue as it might seem.</p> <p>The Sony Walkman ZX2 doesn&#39;t come cheap, either &ndash; it&#39;ll be available from Spring 2015 for a whopping US$1000. We have yet to hear the ZX2 in action &ndash; check back for our hands-on (ears-on?) impressions.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2015/ces-2015-what-expect-best-gadgets-and-tech/feature" target="_blank">All the latest news from CES 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CES 2015: The new Sony Walkman is a slab of Hi-Res Audio loveliness" alt="CES 2015: The new Sony Walkman is a slab of Hi-Res Audio loveliness" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-walkman-zx2-01.jpg?1421671090" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/ces-2015/ces-2015-new-sony-walkman-slab-hi-res-audio-loveliness/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/ces-2015/ces-2015-new-sony-walkman-slab-hi-res-audio-loveliness/news#comments CES 2015 Sony Walkman Fri, 09 Jan 2015 03:18:29 +0000 Elissa Loi 1456813 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Sony reveals absurdly thin, Android TV-powered Bravia 4K Ultra HD TVs http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bravia/ces-2015/ces-2015-sony-reveals-absurdly-thin-android-tv-powered-bravia-4k-ultra-hd-tvs/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New “floating” design makes them just 4.9mm at their thinnest, but the picture certainly doesn’t suffer for it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Bravia XBR X900C" alt="Sony Bravia XBR X900C" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-bravia-4k-floatingdesign.jpg?1421663145" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">We might worry a bit about how thin smartphones are getting, but since you probably won&rsquo;t try to cram Sony&rsquo;s new 75in 4K TV in your pocket, we&rsquo;ll issue some &ldquo;oohs&rdquo; and &ldquo;ahhs&rdquo; at its remarkably svelte design.</p> <p class="p1">It really is a wonder of modern engineering. Sony&rsquo;s new XBR X900C (55in and 65in) and X910C (75in) Bravia 4K Ultra HD TV models feature an ultra-thin &ldquo;floating&rdquo; style that is just 4.9mm at its thinnest, and the nearly-frameless shape can be mounted right up against the wall.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Sony announced a few more 4K sets, which don&rsquo;t seem to be as thin as the X900C/X910C, but have their own intriguing perks. For example, the XBR-X930C (65in) and X940C (75in, pictured above) support Hi-Res Audio and feature front-facing speakers to show it off.</p> <p class="p1">Meanwhile, the XBR-X850C (55in, 65in, and 75in) models are built to accept the latest 4K spec &ldquo;HEVC&rdquo; and &ldquo;VP9&rdquo; for 4K streaming, including from YouTube. And if those are all far too big for your space (or budget), Sony&rsquo;s XBR-X830C line has 4K models in 43in and 49in flavours.</p> <p class="p1">All of the sets will be available this spring, although no pricing details were announced. Let&rsquo;s just assume &ldquo;expensive&rdquo; for the higher-end models and hopefully &ldquo;well worth it.&rdquo;</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://blog.sony.com/press/sony-electronics-showcases-new-4k-ultra-hd-tv-line/">Sony</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2015/ces-2015-what-expect-best-gadgets-and-tech/feature">CES 2015: All the latest stories from the biggest tech and gadget show on Earth</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Bravia XBR-X940C" alt="Sony Bravia XBR-X940C" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-bravia-4k-hiresaudio.jpg?1421663145" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bravia/ces-2015/ces-2015-sony-reveals-absurdly-thin-android-tv-powered-bravia-4k-ultra-hd-tvs/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/bravia/ces-2015/ces-2015-sony-reveals-absurdly-thin-android-tv-powered-bravia-4k-ultra-hd-tvs/news#comments 4K Bravia CES 2015 Hi-Res Audio Sony Tue, 06 Jan 2015 03:36:50 +0000 Elissa Loi 1456811 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Sony SmartWatch 3 takes on Pebble Steel with stainless steel variant http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/ces-2015/ces-2015-sony-smartwatch-3-takes-pebble-steel-stainless-steel-variant/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony&#039;s smart wristwear gets a fashionable makeover </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CES 2015: Sony SmartWatch 3 takes on Pebble Steel with stainless steel variant" alt="CES 2015: Sony SmartWatch 3 takes on Pebble Steel with stainless steel variant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-smartwatch-3-stainless-steel-01.jpg?1420791092" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-smartwatch-3/review" target="_blank">Sony SmartWatch 3</a> is many things, but fashionable it is not.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We&#39;ve tried the new SmartWatch 3 band on for size, and it has a satisfyingly hefty feel on the wrist, with a solid clasp and an unusual matt finish.</p> <p>If stainless steel isn&#39;t to your liking, Sony has also revealed a new adapter surround for the SmartWatch 3 that lets you snap any 24mm watch strap onto the device.</p> <p>The stainless steel SmartWatch 3 will be available from February, while the adapter will hit stores in early 2015.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2015/ces-2015-what-expect-best-gadgets-and-tech/feature" target="_blank">All the latest news from CES 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CES 2015: Sony SmartWatch 3 takes on Pebble Steel with stainless steel variant" alt="CES 2015: Sony SmartWatch 3 takes on Pebble Steel with stainless steel variant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-smartwatch-3-stainless-steel-02.jpg?1420791092" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="CES 2015: Sony SmartWatch 3 takes on Pebble Steel with stainless steel variant" alt="CES 2015: Sony SmartWatch 3 takes on Pebble Steel with stainless steel variant" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-smartwatch-3-01.jpg?1420791092" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/ces-2015/ces-2015-sony-smartwatch-3-takes-pebble-steel-stainless-steel-variant/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/ces-2015/ces-2015-sony-smartwatch-3-takes-pebble-steel-stainless-steel-variant/news#comments CES 2015 Smartwatches Sony Wearable tech Tue, 06 Jan 2015 03:28:57 +0000 Elissa Loi 1456809 at http://www.stuff.tv PlayStation Now launching subscription plan for all-you-can-play streaming PS3 games http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/playstation-now-launching-subscription-plan-all-you-can-play-streaming-ps3-games/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Monthly plan debuts next week on PlayStation 4 before hitting other platforms </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PlayStation Now" alt="PlayStation Now" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/playstation-now-subscription.jpg?1420508824" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">The biggest knock against Sony&rsquo;s cloud-powered PlayStation Now service thus far hasn&rsquo;t been the performance, but rather the prices. Thankfully, a more reasonable option is right around the corner.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The subscription plan will launch initially only on PlayStation 4, and that will happen next week, on 13 January. Other platforms that run PlayStation Now will get the subscription option sometime thereafter, and Sony says it&rsquo;s still planning on bringing older PlayStation console games to the Now platform at some point.</p> <p class="p1">Between amazing, well-known modern classics like <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/last-us/review"><em>The Last of Us</em></a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-3/bioshock-infinite/review"><em>BioShock Infinite</em></a>, and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/walking-dead-episode-one/review"><em>The Walking Dead</em></a> and wonderful under-the-radar gems like <em>Shatter</em> and <em>Papo &amp; Yo</em>, the current list looks fantastic, and it&rsquo;s only going to grow. You&rsquo;ll be able to check out a seven-day trial for free when the subscription option starts up next week.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2015/01/05/playstation-now-subscription-program-all-the-details/">PlayStation.Blog</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation/playstation-20-whats-next-playstation/feature">PlayStation at 20: What&rsquo;s next for PlayStation?</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QmXfKa22PZg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/playstation-now-launching-subscription-plan-all-you-can-play-streaming-ps3-games/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/playstation-4/playstation-now-launching-subscription-plan-all-you-can-play-streaming-ps3-games/news#comments Console games Gaming PlayStation 4 Sony Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:37:33 +0000 Elissa Loi 1456778 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Tesla Roadster upgrade extends range, PlayStation Network back up after major downtime, and Mazda’s Gran Turismo concept car http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gran-turismo-6/fully-charged-tesla-roadster-upgrade-extends-range-playstation-network-back-after-maj <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Start the week off right with our morning roundup of top tech news </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tesla Roadster" alt="Tesla Roadster" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tesla-roadster.jpg?1419902522" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tesla Roadster upgrade yields 400-mile range </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Roadster first debuted in 2008 and ended production in 2012, but while Tesla Motors has moved&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review">onto bigger and better things</a>, the company hasn&rsquo;t forgotten about its initial electric wonder. In fact, as revealed late last week, the Roadster is due for a massive 3.0 package that will greatly extend its range via a series of dealer upgrades.</p> <p>Tesla detailed the upcoming upgrade set in a blog post, noting that major enhancements in cell technology allow for a new battery with 31% more energy than before. Additionally, a retrofit aero kit will make the vehicle more aerodynamic, while new wheels reduce the rolling resistance of the Roadster.</p> <p>All told, these optional enhancements should provide a 40-50% range improvement over the original design, and Tesla feels that it can push the Roadster past 400 miles on a full charge under certain conditions. The company will demonstrate the enhancements with a nonstop drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles in early 2015, prior to the package becoming available in the spring. No word yet on pricing for this significant upgrade set.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/roadster-30">Tesla Motors</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tesla-model-s/review">Tesla Model S review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PlayStation Network back up and running </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you took a few days away from gaming for the holidays, you might&rsquo;ve missed the fact that the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live both went down for significant stretches of time from Christmas on. Both were the result of massive distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks, which a group of hackers has taken credit for, and it disrupted console gaming for many millions of players.</p> <p>Xbox Live came back up within about a day, but Sony&rsquo;s PlayStation Network took a much harder hit - so hard, in fact, that it took about three full days for service to be&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/12/27/playstation-network-update-3/">restored in full</a>, which happened yesterday. The timing was terrible, as surely millions of players with new consoles tried to access both networks for the first time and were greeted with error messages. Talk about a bad first impression.</p> <p>No word yet on any make-good refunds or gifts from either company, but at least some game developers are extending online promotions to make up for the lost days. Activision has stretched access to a&nbsp;<em>Destiny</em>&nbsp;rare items trader&nbsp;<a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/28/7456603/destiny-xur-locations-extended-tower-psn-xbox-live-hack">through tonight (and possibly longer)</a>, while Rockstar has allowed the availability of its Christmas Day bundle for&nbsp;<em>Grand Theft Auto Online</em>&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2014/12/27/rockstar-extends-gta-onlines-christmas-gift-window-due-to-xbl/">continue until January 5</a>. Now that the servers are up, you can enjoy these gifts.</p> <p>[Sources:&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/12/27/playstation-network-update-3/">PlayStation.Blog</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2014/12/27/rockstar-extends-gta-onlines-christmas-gift-window-due-to-xbl/">Joystiq</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/28/7456603/destiny-xur-locations-extended-tower-psn-xbox-live-hack">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-v-ps4-and-xbox-one/review">Grand Theft Auto 5 PS4 and Xbox One review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony PlayStation 4" alt="Sony PlayStation 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/playstation4_0.jpg?1419902522" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mazda’s Gran Turismo concept car </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Joining manufacturers like Toyota, Chevrolet, and Aston Martin, Mazda last week unveiled its latest concept car developed exclusively in digital for&nbsp;<em>Gran Turismo 6</em>&nbsp;on PlayStation 3. The new Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo is inspired by Mazda&rsquo;s 787 B car that won the 1991 Le Mans 24 race.</p> <p>The design has been updated with a modern design that features &ldquo;lightweight, carbon fibre components, including a monocoque chassis clad in striking atmospheric-white paint.&rdquo; You can purchase the digital car now by updating the game and entering the Vision GT area under &ldquo;My Home,&rdquo; or it can otherwise be won by completing a lap in the current limited-time Seasonal Event.</p> <p>[Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gran-turismo.com/gb/news/00_5092138.html">Gran Turismo</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gran-turismo-6/nissan-s-virtual-batmobile-could-be-coming-showroom-near-you-soon/news">Nissan&rsquo;s virtual Batmobile speeds from Gran Turismo 6 to Goodwood</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iAPC9hrufDs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gran-turismo-6/fully-charged-tesla-roadster-upgrade-extends-range-playstation-network-back-after-maj#comments Cars Electric cars Gaming Gran Turismo 6 PlayStation 4 Sony Tesla Tue, 30 Dec 2014 01:21:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1456308 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony SmartBand Talk http://www.stuff.tv/sg/review-sony-smartband-talk/review-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fitness tracker, hands-free caller or full-on smartwatch? Will the real Sony SmartBand Talk please stand up? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="It looks good, but does it pack a punch? " alt="Sony SmartBand Talk " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/CH%20wrist%20time%20alternative.JPG?1421118782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sg/users/chris-haslam" title="View user profile.">Chris Haslam</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Wedged between the basic SWR10 SmartBand and the Android Wear SmartWatch 3, the Smartband Talk SWR30 is an affordable halfway-house in Sony&rsquo;s Smartwear stable.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s clever without bothering Mensa, has a battery saving e-ink display and hands-free functionality - all for S$228. But in an increasingly crowded arena &ndash; Garmin Vivosmart, Fitbit Charge and the Acer Liquid Leap all vying for attention &ndash; has Sony done enough to deserve a spot on your wrist?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> S$228.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> e-ink display boosts battery life </div> <div class="field-item even"> Mercifully simple smart control </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Expand usefulness through apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> e-ink display ghosts between screens </div> <div class="field-item even"> Woefully inaccurate fitness tracking </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Unresponsive screen button </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thicker than your average band </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While it won&rsquo;t set many hearts racing the SmartBand talk&rsquo;s design is cool and understated. At 2.2cm wide it&rsquo;s a touch thick for a fitness band but a bit skinny for a watch, but actually feels nice on the wrist with the monochrome e-ink screen giving it a designer digital look without the bling of something like the Samsung Gear Fit.</p> <p>The band has the same texture and clasp as the original Smartband. The textured finish looks good, and while it is a bit of a dust magnet &ndash; especially in black - it&rsquo;s also easy to wipe clean. &nbsp;There are six interchangeable bands including matt orange, dusty pink, blue and lime green if colour coordination is your thing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4032" height="3024" title="Simple and sleek " alt="Sony Smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CH%20angle%20wrist.JPG?1421118782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doing your best Dick Tracy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The headline feature on the Smartband Talk is its ability to work as a hands free mic for your phone. You can answer incoming calls or dial a single stored number by prodding the correct screen. It&rsquo;s a useful feature, especially if you want to chat while driving without looking like a regional sales rep.</p> <p>Call quality is acceptable even when holding a steering wheel, but it does suffer with a bit of echo. Whether you&rsquo;re ready to go the full Dick Tracy and chat into your wrist is up to you. We won&rsquo;t judge&hellip;much.</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/misfit-flash-brings-neon-colours-fitness-and-sleep-tracking-your-wrist-50/news" target="_blank">Misfit Flash brings neon colours, fitness and sleep tracking to your wrist...</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="7000" height="4667" title="&quot;Can&#039;t talk, I&#039;m checking the time.&quot; " alt="Sony Smartband Talk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/09_SmartBand_Talk.jpg?1421118782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="4032" height="3024" title="Sony Smartband Talk" alt="Sony Smartband Talk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CH%20talk%20calling.JPG?1421118779" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A pretty successful smartwatch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While Sony talks up the, um&hellip;&lsquo;Talk&rsquo; angle we&rsquo;re actually more impressed with the smartwatch functionality.</p> <p>Once synced with your Android 4.4 Kitkat (or above) device it will display all manner of alerts, social media messages and emails. The large screen has plenty of space for scanning message headlines &ndash; no waiting for a scrolled message - and the whole process feels genuinely useful.</p> <p><strong>Read More:<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/apple/what-apple-watch-can-tell-us-about-iphone-7-and-ipad-air-3/feature">&nbsp;What Apple Watch can tell us about iPhone 7 and iPad Air 3&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4032" height="3024" title="Clear face and easy to read" alt="Sony Smartband Talk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Incoming%20e-mail.JPG?1421118782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ego-boosting inaccuracy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But the activity tracking is a disappointed. Tracking&rsquo;s via the altimeter and accelerometer sensors but without GPS or heart rate monitoring it&rsquo;s little more than a hi-tech pedometer, and not an especially accurate one at that.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s consistently measured 2000-3000 steps ahead of the pretty trustworthy Google Fit during testing, for example. That&rsquo;s great if you want to fool yourself into thinking you&rsquo;ve done more exercise than you have so you can devour another doughnut, but if you&rsquo;re at all serious about fitness this is not the band for you.</p> <p>Speaking of accuracy, the Smartband Talk also tracks sleep, and while this reviewer dreams of the recorded 7.8hrs of quality sleep, waking once; his six-month-old baby and the bags under the eyes would beg to differ.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/microsoft/tada-microsoft-unveils-its-microsoft-band-fitness-tracker/news" target="_blank">Microsoft Band fitness wearable officially revealed&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="7000" height="4667" title="I&#039;ve walked HOW far? " alt="Sony Smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/13_SmartBand_Talk.jpg?1421118782" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen of plenty </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 1.4&rdquo; e-ink screen is unique to the Smartband Talk and aside from boosting battery life creates a crisp, easy to read display. OLED lovers look away, but the monochrome makes a refreshing change &ndash; just as it does with the Pebble &ndash; displaying just the essential nuggets of information. There&rsquo;s no backlight, which can be annoying at times, but you can at least switch between white on black or black on white depending on the gloom.</p> <p>Using e-ink makes sense as it only uses power to refresh the screen rather than needing juice all the time. As a result it can survive up to three days between charges &ndash; although we&rsquo;ve needed to top up sooner on a few occasions &ndash; which is a huge improvement over most the competition. Charging is via micro-usb, again nice and convenient compared to the likes of the Garmin Vivosmart, which needs a dedicated charging cradle.</p> <p>Controls are mercifully simple. You navigate through the various app home screens using the physical navigation button on the side and just tap the screen to bring up more detail. The screen isn&rsquo;t especially responsive and it takes practice to thwack it in just the right way.</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/sony/sony-planning-e-paper-smartwatch/news" target="_blank">Sony planning smartwatch with e-paper face and strap</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony SmartBand Talk tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Display</strong>: Curved E-ink (320 x 320 pixel)</p> <p><strong>Compatibility</strong>: Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and later</p> <p><strong>Colours</strong>: black, white</p> <p><strong>Waterproofing</strong>: 1.5 m (IP68 rated)</p> <p><strong>Battery</strong>: 70mAh</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong>: Bluetooth 3.0, micro USB, accelerometer, altimeter</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> App-tional upgrades </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Aside from the headline talk and tracking there are several other pre-installed apps on the SmartBand Talk and a limited choice of downloadable extras from the app store.</p> <p>The Media Player app gives basic remote control to your smartphone&rsquo;s music while the Life Bookmark widget lets you capture those &lsquo;special moments&rsquo; and feed them into Sony&rsquo;s decidedly barmy Lifelog app (more on this later).</p> <p>You can also download a few extras via the free SmartBand Talk app. Smart Control gives you basic control of Wi-Fi, phone speaker or radio for instance while Smart Camera is handy if you&rsquo;re into taking &lsquo;discrete&rsquo; photos.</p> <p><strong>Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/gadget-awards-2014/stuff-gadget-awards-2014-these-are-5-best-health-and-fitness-gadgets-year/feature" target="_blank">The Jawbone UP24 is our Health and Fitness gadget of the year&nbsp;</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="7000" height="7000" title="Feeling &#039;appy" alt="Sony Smartband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/01_SmartBand_Talk_White.jpg?1421118779" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whole-life tracking </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At the heart of Sony&rsquo;s wearable kit is the aforementioned Lifelog app. This all-encompassing data gatherer collates more than just steps walked and calories consumed. It will also log time wasted on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter etc., count photos taken, PlayStation sessions, number of e-mails sent, calls made&hellip;you get the idea.</p> <p>The app itself is slickly presented and fun to use but without the benefit of detailed sport/activity tracking the whole thing seems a little bit unnecessary. Like an Ipsos MORI poll for your pocket. We&rsquo;re sure someone is benefiting from your data collection, we&rsquo;re just not sure it&rsquo;s you.</p> <p><strong>Read More:<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/withings-activite-most-gorgeous-fitness-tracker-weve-ever-seen/news" target="_blank"> The Withings Activite is the most gorgeous fitness tracker we&#39;ve ever seen</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="4032" height="3024" title="Sony SmartBand Talk review" alt="Sony SmartBand Talk" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CH%20Homescreen%20-%20computer.JPG?1421118779" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="338" height="600" title="Now all your time-wasting can be collated" alt="Sony LifeLog" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/home_bike.jpg?1421118779" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1080" height="1920" title="LifeLog isn&#039;t about fitness tracking, but the tracking of everything you do" alt="Sony LifeLog" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lifelog%20Screenshot_2014-12-15-12-11-15.png?1421118779" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1080" height="1920" title="Now you can see exactly how much PlayStation you play. Scary, huh?" alt="Sony LifeLog" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Lifelog%20Screenshot_2014-12-15-12-11-25.png?1421118779" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Simple, stylish and suitably smart stuff from Sony, the Smartband Talk packs in the features and boasts a decent battery life compared to the rest. We love the simplicity of the e-ink screen and appreciate the large &ndash; in fitness band terms &ndash; display, especially when reading incoming messages.</p> <p>Whether you find the hands-free calling useful is down to personal taste, but it works consistently well - it&rsquo;s just a shame the same can&rsquo;t &nbsp;be said for the fitness tracking, which will be disappointing to anyone who takes their fitness seriously.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/wearable-tech/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 Best Wearables in the World right now</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> smarts </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A likeable smartwatch with calling capabilities disguised as a decidedly average activity tracker</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony SmartBand Talk review: more than just a fitness band </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fitness tracker, hands-free caller or full-on smartwatch? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/CH%20wrist%20time%20alternative.JPG?1421118782" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/review-sony-smartband-talk/review-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sg/review-sony-smartband-talk/review-0#comments Health and fitness SmartBand Talk Sony Wearable tech Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:16:00 +0000 Tein Hee Seow 1456258 at http://www.stuff.tv