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Mirrorless camera popularity set to soar

Korean electronics giant Samsung says it believes mirrorless cameras will dominate the market in coming years. The company hopes the cameras will provide compact cameras with the sort of functionality usually limited to digital

Craig Wilson
Why 3D stinks, and how to fix it

Inherent obsolescence is the perpetual problem with technology. Technological advances aside, companies need to keep bringing out new products so we’ll keep buying them. Hardware manufacturers are constantly trying to convince us

Gadgets & Reviews
The Bigma: Sigma’s new behemoth

Sigma’s new 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM is both a mouthful and a handful. Tipping the scales at almost 2kg, and with a 95mm filter thread, the initial temptation is to wield it like a grenade launcher. Sigma calls it the perfect all-round lens; most photographers

Gadgets & Reviews
Sigma EX 12-24mm lens: wide, very wide

Japan’s Sigma makes its own cameras. But it’s far better known as a manufacturer of third-party lenses for more popular camera manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax. Its new ultra-wide angle lens, the Sigma 12-24mm 4.5-5.6 DG

Gadgets & Reviews
Sony Vaio Z217: Beauty is the Beast

Competition in the ultraportable notebook PC market has been escalating in recent years, all the more so since netbooks failed to capture a significant share of the market. Sony’s latest offering — the Vaio Z Series — might be lightweight in literal terms but

The trouble with Sony

The PlayStation Network (PSN) is finally spluttering back to life after a three-week coma. Now begins the process of evaluating exactly how much damage the outage has done to Sony’s PlayStation console business

Alistair Fairweather
When bad things happen to good data

Your data is not safe. Right now, while you sit in that chair reading this article, you are sending tiny snippets of information about what you’re reading, how long you’re reading it for and even how old your computer is. And

Neil Campbell
Lessons from the PlayStation attack

The news that Sony has discovered an attack against its PlayStation Network servers, leading to the potential theft of the data of 77m users, sends a strong message to the business community. IT security risks are not theoretical

Gran Turismo 5: the long and grinding road

Gran Turismo 5, the latest release in Sony’s multimillion-selling car simulator franchise, makes it clear from the outset that it is a game designed for the most dedicated of petrolheads. After keeping

3D moves E3

Motion controls and 3D will dominate your gaming experience in the years to come if the major console manufacturers have their way. Nintendo and Sony used…

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