301w ago - Sony has revealed a new type of technology that will will allow it to make larger hard drives possible even with notebooks.
Instead of using a traditional magnetic read/write head, the new development utilizes a hybrid of magnetic optical technology to increase the density. Therfore, a full terabit can fit on a single square inch, which is five times the space of a traditional drive.
To quote: Sony has revealed a new technology it says will make large hard drives possible even with notebooks. Rather than use a traditional magnetic read/write head, the new development uses a hybrid of magnetic and optical technology to greatly increase the density: while the storage itself is similar, media is written to disk using a laser.
The extremely small, precise nature allows it to fit far more bits of data on any given area. A full terabit (125GB) can fit on a single square inch -- five times the space of conventional hard disks, Sony says.
The gain should result in notebook hard disks that store as much as 150 hours of HD-grade video and would translate to a 1.6TB hard drive using the same design as today's 320GB hard disks. Sony itself has no immediate plans to produce the hard drives and has no timetable, but says it will work with hard drive manufacturers to introduce shipping products...
302w ago - Confirming reports coming in from the PlayStation Destination trade show event, Sony today officially announced that it plans to introduce a Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle package in North America.
The bundle will include a base PlayStation 3 console equipped with an 80 GB hard drive, a copy of Metal Gear Solid 4, and a DualShock 3 controller.
MSRP for the bundle is $499.99 and it is expected to hit store shelves in Q2 2008.
Press Release: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INTRODUCES METAL GEAR SOLID¬®4: GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS PS3 BUNDLE AVAILABLE IN LATE Q2 2008 IN NORTH AMERICA
Company Also Announces Limited-Edition God of War¬® PSP¬® Entertainment Pack and April Availability of DUALSHOCK¬®3 Wireless Controller for North America
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., February 26, 2008 - At its annual retail and publisher conference Destination PlayStation, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced details of upcoming PLAYSTATION¬®3 (PS3™) and PSP¬® (PlayStation¬®Portable) (PSP-2000) hardware bundles with two of the most highly anticipated 2008 titles. The company also announced the April 2008 availability of DUALSHOCK¬®3 wireless controller in North America.
To coincide with the much-anticipated North American launch of Metal Gear Solid¬®4: Guns of the Patriots...
302w ago - Following the sudden resignation of Phil Harrison, Sony has announced the appointment of three new key executives - Robert Dyer is the senior VP of PR, Ian Jackson is the VP of sales and Sally Buchanan is the VP of HR. These new figures will all report to CEO Jack Tretton.
To quote: It looks like Phil Harrison's sudden resignation was not the only change in Sony's executive lineup as of late. In a recent press release, Sony Computer Entertainment America announced the appointment of three new key executives: Robert Dyer to Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations, Ian Jackson to Vice President of Sales and Sally Buchanan to Vice President of Human Resources.
These positions will take effect in March and April of 2008, and the executives will report directly to SCEA President and CEO Jack Tretton.
"Rob Dyer, Ian Jackson and Sally Buchanan's proven records of strategic leadership and innovation, combined with their extensive industry experience re-enforce their new roles as a great fit for our organization," said Tretton.
"These three appointments augment an already strong executive staff at SCEA and provide the company with additional leadership to focus on key relationships with some of the most important constituencies, our publishing partners, retail community, and...