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It's probably fair to say that the Sony we once knew and loved is going away as the mega-corporation tries to reinvent itself. Part of that strategy is to go all-in on PlayStation, and another, it seems, is just to get members of the public to do its product testing for it. The company hid its nam

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You heard that right, folks. Supposedly, AIBO is back... with a vengeance. According to rumors, the feisty-but-killed robo-dog from Sony is making a comeback with a new paintjob and whole slew of fresh features. First and foremost, the re-upped model will be tailored to interface wirelessly with yo

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Remember that study which placed a bubbly QRIO in the middle of rambunctious 18- to 24-month old kids in order to better analyze human-robot interactions? We know, it's probably coming back ever so slowly, but regardless, the findings of the five month trial have finally been published, and the res

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Qrio (the company, not the robot) recently rolled out a pair of new portable media players for the Korean market, offering some pint-sized viewing with its G4 device and some added gaming capabilities with its G7 unit. Opting for the G4 will give you a 2.4-inch screen with 4GB of storage, along with

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Remember how Sony sent one of their QRIO humanoid robots on a publicity stunt goodwill mission to a US preschool last year? Well it seems that their intentions were less than completely altruistic, because while the children -- ages two-and-under -- joyfully danced and played with the now-deceased

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We may have lost the QRIO and the AIBO last week, but when one gadget company shuts a door, another opens a window: Nintendo announced the DS Lite, a smaller, um, lighter version of the DS. Microsoft also announced CableCARD 2.0 support for Vista (for a price, anyway), and one of their own, Ford Dav

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The robot wars have begun. Not even a week after Honda upgraded their Asimo humanoid, Sony is right back at them with a software upgrade for the QRIO. The little bot can now enjoy all sorts of box related activities, such as carry, stacking, and recognizing dropped or fallen boxes, thanks to

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So it looks like Qrio made yet another guest appearance last night, this time on Jeopardy! to pantomime some answers that needed questions. We'd like to think Sir Stringer probably twitched at Qrio being called \"Sony's very impressive corporate ambassador\" (aw shucks, Trebek only said that be

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Ah, what the heck, it's time for a caption contest. We'll get ya started: Barb: \"Our robotic overlords caught in a rare moment of carefree domestic life.\" Peter: \"I know I'm not a QRIO, but just work with me, ok?\"

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Maybe Sony was a bit afraid a couple of rambunctious little scants would clobber their cute QRIO's luxury-car priced face in, but in an apparent (and adorable) PR stunt, it looks like it's been getting along just fine with some 2-year old toddlers at nursery school in Cali. Perhaps they just fel

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