Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Yes, a DJ school for babies is happening in Brooklyn.
- 4-year-old producer makes his own beat.
- "The Brick" takes mobile phones back to the 1980s.
- Phonebloks: A utopian world where smartphones are a bit more like Lego Mobile.
- AT&T apologizes, removes 9/11 tweet that offended many.
Sony's recently announced PS Vita TV set-top box could eventually deliver PlayStation 3 games directly to a television, according to Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House.
Speaking to Nikkei in an interview published Thursday, House said that while the PS Vita TV will initially allow gamers to download titles for the PlayStation Vita, PSP, and PlayStation 1 to the box for playing on their televisions, PlayStation 3 support could be around the corner.
"In the future, Sony Computer Entertainment will offer games developed for the PS3 to PS4 and PS3 by using a cloud-based game distribution service," … Read more
Welcome to the first episode of a new video series called The Next Big Thing. Inspired by the supersession of the same name CNET has been presenting at the Consumer Electronics Show for the better part of a decade, this show will attempt to sort out what's really coming in consumer electronics, digital media, and online services -- and what's just a distraction. It's CNET from 10,000 feet, a view we've never really offered our entire Web audience before.
Awaiting you in this episode:
- Times have changed when it comes to smartphones and tablets. … Read more
Although Apple sidestepped any discussion of the Apple TV set-top box during Tuesday's iPhone event, it might make up for that next week, according to one report.
On September 18, the same day Apple plans to release iOS 7, the company will announce an updated Apple TV, All Things Digital is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the computer maker's plans. The updated Apple TV will boast "an internal overhaul," according to the publication, that incorporates, if nothing else, enhancements to the Airplay wireless streaming technology.
Although details on the enhanced Airplay are … Read more
A lot of big names showed up at Apple's event Tuesday -- Al Gore, Marissa Mayer, Elvis Costello -- but one that was conspicuously missing was Apple TV.
Apple held an event at its Cupertino, Calif., home base Tuesday. Headlining the presentation was its introduction of a new budget smartphone, the iPhone 5C, and its new flagship iPhone 5S, as it seeks to attract more customers and revitalize interest in its devices.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Weekend movie review: "I am Street Fighter," a documentary for the franchise's 25th anniversary.
- Weekend visit to the privacy store at the New Museum.
- Sony unveils PlayStation Vita TV.
- The next video-game movie lurches to life in the form of New Line's "Rampage."
Sony on Monday unveiled the new PlayStation Vita TV, which will serve as a multimedia streaming station that connects to the PlayStation 4. This allows gamers to play games on a TV remotely from the PS4 in another room using a DualShock 3 controller, according to what was announced at the press conference.
The device is a small box that measures just 6 x 10cm and will also allow users to play their Vita games on the big screen. Sony mentioned that there will be up to 1,300 Vita titles that can be played using the Vita TV with … Read more