November 7, 2016

AAPL: 110.41

1.57

9to5Toys Last Call: Amazon Echo Smart Speaker $140, Sony Bluetooth Headphones $60, Dell 23″ 1080p Monitor $90, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Limited edition New Nintendo 3DS handhelds set for release ahead of Black Friday at under $100

Amazon cuts $40 off its Echo smart speaker, buy it today for $140 shipped & you’ll be ready for exclusive Black Friday deals

Amazon Echo Dot Bundles: Logitech Harmony Elite Remote $288 ($350 value), WeMo Switch $73 ($85 value)

Your choice of Bluetooth headphones at Amazon all-time lows: Sony Over-Ear $60 (Reg. $80), Jabra Move $60 (Reg. $100)

Best Buy will sell you a Dell 23-inch 1080p IPS Monitor for $90 shipped (Reg. $150), more

Black Friday 2016:

Amazon launches its Black Friday Store with new deals every five minutes + gift guides to make shopping easier

Staples just posted its Black Friday 2016 Ad: Amazon Echo Dot $40, Chromecast $25, much more

Costco’s leaked Black Friday 2016 Ad: VIZIO 50-inch 4K Ultra HDTV $390, PS4 w/ 2 controllers $50 off, gift cards, more

BJ’s Leaked Black Friday Ad: GoPro Silver bundle $200, Xbox One S/PS4 Slim $250, new console games $34, home goods, more

Sam’s Club details its Black Friday plans plus a look at an upcoming one-day sale that nets $175 off iPad Pro

Here’s a look at Dell’s Black Friday 2016 Ad: Nest 3rd Gen. Thermostat $199, Xbox One S w/ 2 games + controller $250more

Final Fantasy III for iOS now matching its all-time low: iPhone $7, iPad $8 (Reg. up to $17)

App Store Free App of the Week: Lost in Harmony goes free for the first time (Reg. $4)

Review: TiVo Bolt+ would be a TV-enthusiast’s dream DVR if the cable companies would just get out of the way

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Daily Deals: Panasonic Eneloop Rechargeable Power Pack $32, mophie powerstation 2500mAh battery $10, more

MORE DEALS STILL LIVE:

Make the move to USB-C w/ exclusive discounts on Anker accessories: Aluminum Hub w/ Pass-Through Power $32 (Reg. $40), more

October 14, 2016

AAPL: 117.63

0.65

Sony finally set to jump into the mobile gaming space with the announcement of 5 new titles coming to iOS

Sony is set to jump into the iOS/Android mobile gaming space with the announcement five smartphone games slated to hit both platforms by mid 2018. The news comes on the heels of the success of Pokemon Go and Nintendo’s recent appearance at the 2016  Apple keynote with Mario Run. As console platforms drop to the third largest gaming market worldwide, it is clear the big Japanese companies are starting to take smartphone gaming seriously.

September 6, 2016

AAPL: 107.70

-0.03

September 2, 2016

AAPL: 107.73

1.00
Apple Television concept by Martin Hajek
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One of the longest-running rumors about Apple – that it was working on launching a fully fledged television – finally fizzled out last year, when a WSJ report said that the company had ultimately decided against the idea. Instead, Apple is aiming at a (delayed) subscription TV service, complete with original programming.

It was speculated at the time that there were two reasons for the decision. First, that Apple had been unable to come up with a compelling differentiator that would have given consumers a reason to buy an Apple television over the many rival products. Second, that there simply wasn’t enough money in the business – margins are slim, and replacement cycles are lengthy.

But a Sony Bravia issue reported this week has highlighted a third reason that an Apple television may have turned out to be a very bad idea …

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August 23, 2016

AAPL: 108.85

0.34

Sony today announced a new accessory for Mac and PC users that will bring improved gaming support to the platform. In a blog post, Sony unveiled the DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter. This accessory will let users connect a DualShock 4 to any Mac, with all aspects of the controller being fully functional.

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August 19, 2016

AAPL: 109.36

0.28

June 22, 2016

AAPL: 95.55

-0.36

9to5Toys Last Call: PowerBeats2 Headphones $120, Seagate 4TB Portable HDD $110, Sony AirPlay Speaker $290, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

The iPhone 5c (16GB GSM Unlocked Refurb) makes a great first phone for the kids at only $100 shipped (Orig. $550)

Score PowerBeats2 Wireless Headphones for $120 (40% off) and maybe you’ll become an NBA champion too

Daily Deals: Seagate 4TB USB Portable Hard Drive $110, Duracell 8800mAh & 1850mAh Power Bank Set $23, more

Get the best of both worlds w/ Sony’s AirPlay and Bluetooth Speaker for $290 shipped (Reg. $350)

Grab Apple’s latest 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro on sale from $1,000 shipped w/ .edu ($300 savings)

Get an iPhone 5s 16GB (refurb) w/ a month of FreedomPop’s Unlimited for $160

Best Buy will give you an Apple Watch for $49 w/purchase of iPhone 6s/+ plan on AT&T/Verizon/Sprint ($250 off)

App Store Free App of the Week: TextGrabber + Translator goes free for the very first time (Reg. $5+)

Put your survival skills to the test as Don’t Starve for iOS drops to its lowest price yet: $1 (Reg. $5)

Yoga Studio: one of the best iOS yoga apps out there just went free for the first time in a year (Reg. $4)

All the iOS Grand Theft Auto titles just went on sale up to 60% off: Liberty City Stories $3 (Reg. $7), more

Rovio’s Bad Piggies for iPhone/iPad goes free for the first time in years (Reg. $1)

How-to: Put a USB Charging port just about anywhere, without AC power for as little as $50 (Solar+Battery) 

Giotto’s $10 Rocket Air Blaster is the best way to keep your Mac clean for the money

Review: At just $24, this Leather Loop Band for Apple Watch looks great and won’t break the bank [Gallery]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $22), more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Anker launches sale on Amazon for a bunch of its iPhone accessories: Lightning cables $6, cases from $5, more

Protect your iPhone 6/s/Plus or 5/s/SE w/ a Ringke case for as little as $3 shipped

May 30, 2016

AAPL: 100.35

-0.06

Sony’s a6300 is one of the Japanese company’s most recently released cameras and is the successor to the very popular a6000. The camera has already received a ton of praise — Jeff took it for a test drive the other week, and enjoyed its 4K shooting abilities.

One common complaint, however, is the lack of a selfie screen on the a6300. Sony missed a big opportunity by not including a built-in way for vloggers to view themselves while on camera. 

The solution? Use your iPhone as a digital viewfinder. Not only will such a setup work with the a6300, but it’ll work with other digital cameras that support such functionality.

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May 20, 2016

AAPL: 95.22

1.02

Adding to the iPhone 7 news today, analysts at Nomura Securities (via Barron’s) say Sony could be behind schedule for supplies of the dual camera systems necessary for the upcoming iPhones, causing Apple to turn to LG for at least some of the order:

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May 14, 2016

AAPL: 90.52

0.18

The iPhone can shoot 4K video, and now even the iPad can shoot 4K video. Yet, there are times when you need the flexibility and power provided by a standalone camera.

Standalone cameras have inherent advantages over smartphone cameras, despite the major strides made by iPhone photography over the last few years. Even with amazing third-party apps like FiLMiC Pro, which lets you adjust things like ISO and shutter speed, you’re still stuck with a constant aperture and fixed lens.

While smartphones have replaced point and shoot cameras for a vast amount of people, standalone cameras, especially ones with interchangeable lenses like the recently-released 24MP Sony a6300, still have their place. expand full story

April 18, 2016

AAPL: 107.48

-2.37

Sony Corporation has issued an official news release in regards to the status of their manufacturing companies in Japan after the Kumamoto earthquakes. Having confirmed the safety of their employees in the affected regions, Sony has listed out a few details of the manufacturing sites that have been impacted as result of the earthquake.

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April 5, 2016

AAPL: 109.81

-1.31

If you’ve been holding out since last November when we first learned that Sony had plans to let gamers play PS4 titles on Mac, your time has finally (almost) arrived. Sony has already tested the 3.50 update with PS4 owners trying the beta although the pre-release version lacked Remote Play for Mac, but tomorrow that feature will be included in the public release for all PlayStation 4 owners.

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March 24, 2016

AAPL: 105.67

-0.46

Sony forms ForwardWorks corporation to bring its PlayStation games to iPhone

It’s 2016, billions of smartphones are in use across the globe, and traditional video game companies are only just coming around to the idea that there’s some money to be made from smartphone gaming. Nintendo only recently launched its first mobile app, and plans to release a more familiar character-based game soon. Sony, likewise is about to make another foray in to the world of smartphone-based gaming with its newly-formed corporation, ForwardWorks.

March 16, 2016

AAPL: 105.97

1.39

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Pro 128GB $790, Sony AirPlay Speaker $130, Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad mini $22, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Dock and charge your iPhone + Apple Watch in one place for $8 Prime shipped

iPad Pro Wi-Fi 128GB in all three colors: $790 shipped (Reg. $949)

Fresh iPad Pro discounts: 32GB Wi-Fi $650, 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular $890, all other models $100 off

Bluetooth Speakers: Sony SRSX7 w/ Wi-Fi + AirPlay $130 (Reg. $150+), Bohm SoundBlock $22 (Reg. $50), more

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Mini 3, 2, & 1: $22 shipped (Reg. $30)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB: $1,049 shipped (Reg. $1,299)

Apple iPhone 6s/Plus Factory Unlocked up to $100 off, 16GB just $579 shipped (Reg. $649)

Apple TV Deals: 4th Gen 64GB $175 (Reg. $200), 3rd Gen $49 (Reg. $69), more

Buy or upgrade Parallels ($49-$79) & get 7 Mac apps free: 1Password, Parallels Access, & more (Reg. $269)

App Store Free App of the Week: oneSafe Premium Password Manager on iOS goes free for the first time (Reg. $5)

App Store Indie Game Sale 50% off: The Room Three, BADLAND 2, Mutant Mudds, more

Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop for iPhone/iPod goes free for the first time in months (Reg. $3)

TomTom for iPhone goes free for first 50 miles per month w/ new “GO Mobile” app

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

HomeKit-enabled ecobee3 Wi-Fi thermostat w/ remote sensor: $190 shipped (Orig. $249)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Home Theater Audio: VIZIO 25-inch Sound Stand $150 shipped (Reg. $200), JBL Soundbar (Refurb) $70 (Orig. $200)

How-to: Use your car and an inexpensive inverter to replace the need for a home generator

Apple Watch 42mm Space Gray Milanese Loop Band + Aluminum Dock: $26 Prime shipped (Reg. $34)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Turn your paper airplane into a first person virtual reality experience with PowerUP’s FPV kit

March 1, 2016

AAPL: 100.53

3.84

February 3, 2016

AAPL: 96.35

1.87
With the iPhone 7 Plus expected to utilize a dual-lens system for optical zoom, a new quote has emerged from Sony Corporation’s CFO discussing the future of dual-camera systems. In response to a question during their Q3 2015’s earnings call (via Xperia Blog), Sony Corporation’s Kenichiro Yoshida stated that “the takeoff of smartphone[s] with dual lens camera[s] will be in the year of 2017.” These comments add weight to claims that Apple has been testing iPhone 7 models with two cameras including KGI’s report that iPhone 7 Plus models will feature a dual-camera system.

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February 2, 2016

AAPL: 96.43

-0.91

9to5Toys Last Call: Logitech keyboards/mice up to 60% off, Motorola Cable Modem $45, Sony soundbar $200, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

iPhone 6/s/Plus & Android Cases from $1: Wallet Style in multiple colors $3 Prime shipped, more

Logitech gear for Mac/PC, iPad & iPhone up to 60% off: wireless mice from $14, solar keyboards from $36, speaker $9more

Motorola SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 High-Speed Cable Modem $45 shipped (Reg. $70)

Up your Super Bowl game – Sony 2.1 Channel 330W Bluetooth/NFC Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer: $200 shipped (Reg. $360)

Here are the best HDTV and Soundbar deals for Super Bowl 50

Here are some delicious snacks and fun kitchen gear to get you prepped for Super Bowl 50

App Store Free App of the Week: Piloteer goes free for the very first time ($2 value)

Award-winning iOS platformer Thomas Was Alone is now available for just $1 (Reg. $5)

Highly-rated puzzler Osmos now 80% off on iPhone & iPad: $1 ea. (Reg. up to $5)

Best USB/Jump Start batteries for your car from Bestek, Aukey, more

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

USB Power: Inateck 36W 4-port Desktop Charger $11 (Reg. $15), 8-Outlet Surge Protector + 5 USB-Ports $26more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

ALLPOWERS 10,000mAh Solar Panel Charger for $11 Prime shipped (Reg. $17)

Rugged 10,000mAh Solar dual USB Battery w/ 2 USB lamps: $13 Prime shipped

Anker’s reinforced PowerLine MFi Lightning cables are extra tough & on sale: 6-ft $10 Prime shipped (Reg. $12), more

Apple TV 32GB w/ Siri Remote and HDMI Cable $126 shipped (Reg. $149+), 64GB $176 shipped – also now available in refurbished condition via Apple

Game pre-orders for Amazon Prime members –Zelda, Far Cry Primal, FFXV: $48 ea (Reg. $60)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

ThinkGeek’s life-size BB-8 lamp brings the latest Star Wars flick to your living room

Build your own 1:5000-scale New York City with this incredible Kickstarter project

December 28, 2015

AAPL: 108.03

-0.58

OpenEmu, the free Mac OS X multi-platform retro video game emulator, has received a substantial upgrade that expands both the list of supported classic game systems, and automap support for popular game controllers. Released over Christmas, version 2.0.1 now allows Mac users to seamlessly play games from the following classic systems:

  • Atari 5200, 7800 and Lynx
  • Bandai WonderSwan
  • Coleco ColecoVision
  • GCE/Milton Bradley Vectrex
  • Magnavox Odyssey2/Videopac+
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • NEC TurboGrafx-CD/PC Engine-CD + PC-FX
  • Nintendo Famicom Disk System and Nintendo 64
  • Sega SG-1000 and Sega CD
  • Sony PlayStation and PSP

The new app also features a redesigned user interface, increased automap button support for controllers such as SteelSeries’ Stratus XL and Nimbus controllers, realtime gameplay rewinding, and more…

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November 27, 2015

AAPL: 117.81

-0.22

If you own a PS4 but end up fighting for access to the big TV when other family members want to use it for watching TV shows or movies, Sony is working on an app for that. Sony’s president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida tweeted that the company is working on an app to stream games to both PCs and Mac.

The games console already has Remote Play functionality built in, but it’s of very limited use as yet …  expand full story

October 15, 2015

AAPL: 111.86

1.65

I knew Celluon had something special on its hands when I reviewed the $349 pocket-sized video projector PicoPro earlier this year: the Korean company known for laser-projecting keyboards released an iPhone 6 Plus-sized HD projector, capable of simulating a TV using lasers, a speaker, and a rechargeable battery. PicoPro’s projection system was MicroVision-developed and laser-sharp, requiring no manual focus knob — an advantage over rival projectors such as the otherwise more powerful AAXA P700 and ST200, which I subsequently reviewed and liked.

This week, Sony is entering the pico projector market with MP-CL1 ($350), which uses the same MicroVision laser projector found in PicoPro. Sporting the same 1920×720 resolution and putative 32-lumen brightness/80,000:1 contrast ratio as PicoPro, MP-CL1 promises to create a 40-inch TV image at 4-foot distances, an 80-inch image at 8-foot distances, or a (very dim) 120-inch image at 12-foot distances. Sony has pitched it as a “take it anywhere” big screen display for the iPad, iPhone, and PlayStation 4; it’s equally viable for Apple TVs and HDMI-ready Macs. So which is the better value: MP-CL1 or PicoPro?…

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