Mobile security partnership opens between AVG and Sony

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This recent three year deal will mean that the company will be Sony’s exclusive protection provider. AVG Technologies, the online and mobile security software vendor, has now been awarded a three year contract that will allow the company to become the exclusive provider of security for smartphones and tablets that are made by Sony. As a part of this new partnership, the AntiVirus Pro from AVG will be preinstalled on the Xperia Z3 range. One component of this mobile security deal is that the AVG AntiVirus Pro for Android application…

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What is the Future of Wearable Technology?

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The future of wearable devices is still uncertain. New devices are being unveiled on a seemingly daily basis as companies attempt to take advantage of the apparent demand for wearable technology. Many of the devices being offered by such companies have novelty value, but little practical use. Notably, one of the only sectors of wearable technology that has any significant activity has to do with tracking activity. Smartwatches, bracelets, and other such devices that keep track of a person’s physical activity have become somewhat popular, but every other sector of…

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Mobile technology sends Sony to a $2.1 billion fiscal year loss

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This situation has brought the electronics company to the point that it has had to suspend its dividend. For the first time since the company was first listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, back in 1958, Sony will be suspending its dividend and will not make a payout, because of the $2.1 billion loss that it saw throughout the fiscal year, caused primarily by its mobile technology business. Sony had been predicting a comeback in its business for mobile devices, but it experienced a considerable hiccup. In the fiscal year…

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Augmented reality glasses unveiled by Sony in prototype form

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They have now come out with the first form of the Smart EyeGlass, which allows both eyes to see the display. Sony has now come up with a prototype of augmented reality glasses that could, one day, give Google Glass a run for its money, as the Smart EyeGlass features a built-in projector for displaying images and text that will be visible in both eyes. Apps for this wearable technology include everything from mapping to cooking. These augmented reality glasses appear to be – at least in their prototype form…

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Wearable tech from Sony could bring mobile payments to the wrist

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The company’s FeliCa smartcard chip is being prepared for use in smartwatches and other wearables. Recent technology news reports are now showing that Sony is looking to take part in a whole new level of wearable tech, with the creation of a chip that could allow smartwatches and other devices of this nature to be capable of contactless mobile payments. This could help to convert the wearables industry into products that are more appealing and multifunctional. An option for mobile ticketing and payments could also make the necessary difference in…

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Sony brings NFC technology to SmartWatch 2

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SmartWatch 2 equipped with NFC technology Amid a tide of rumors suggesting Apple’s interest in developing wearable technology and Google’s plans to launch augmented reality glasses, Japanese technology giant Sony has made a surprising move. Sony has unveiled its SmartWatch 2, which it hopes will revolutionize the mobile market and have a major impact on consumers that are interested in wearable technology. Notably, the SmartWatch 2 is equipped with NFC technology, which significantly expands its potential uses over those of its eventual competitors. NFC could open many doors for wearable…

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This Week’s Mobile Commerce Round Up

Check out this week’s mobile commerce news round up with our new video news series…    Articles Covered and Notes For Review… Technology news rumors suggest the next iPhone will be out in June The most recent predictions being made by experts and bloggers in the mobile industry suggest that the iPhone 5S will be debuted on June 20. These predictions align with the typical launch cycles of previous iPhones, with initial news of these new mobile devices showing up in the early days of spring or summer. Wall Street…

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Sony takes aim at Google with its own augmented reality glasses

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Sony sets sights on augmented reality Google has attracted a great deal of attention to its augmented reality Project Glass over the past year. The company has taken several opportunities to show off the capabilities of Glass and prove that it is a unique way to change the way people see the world. Throughout 2012, Glass became significantly less unique as other technology companies began introducing their own versions of augmented reality eyewear. Sony is one of the latest companies to enter the fray. Sony applies for patents concerning augmented…

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Xperia TL coming soon from AT&T and Sony

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Launch of Xperia TL to be “soon” AT&T is expected to facilitate the launch of Sony’s new Xperia TL smart phone in the coming months. Sony announced that the Xperia T series will see a launch in late August earlier this year. The launch of the new series was heralded by the Xperia V and Xperia Tablet S, two devices that won a great deal of acclaim for what they did. Now, the Xperia TL is on the horizon and it is generating hype because of one feature that sets…

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Sony shows off AR game for PS Vita

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PS Vita continues to attract attention from gamers Sony has been laboring to make augmented reality gaming a staple for the gaming industry. Earlier this year, the company launched the Playstation Vita, which is a handheld gaming platform with augmented reality capabilities. The PS Vita has managed to expose gamers to augmented reality and its possibilities in gaming, thus ramping up the demand for games that are more interactive and engaging. Recently, Sony unveiled a new game called Box! Open Me for the PS Vita that will provide gamers with…

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Gamers to use Vita to solve mystery at Tokyo Game Show


Vita to be used as augmented reality detective tool There will be a mystery afoot at this year’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS), and the only way to solve it is by using the Playstation Vita. The Vita launched earlier this year and garnered acclaim for its use of augmented reality. Sony has been keen to show off the capabilities of the Vita since its release. The company has plans to showcase its various endeavors in the field of augmented reality at the TGS conference and the Vita will play a…

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