sony
Sony Recalling 26,000 Vaios as Old Battery Fire Worries Return

Owners of the Sony VAIO Fit 11A are apparently being contacted by Sony, over concerns that the batteries inside may pose a fire risk. Some 26,000 Vaio models are affected, with the Panasonic-made batteries implicated in three cases of overheating and users receiving burns as a result. A return & replace scheme will be put in place soon. [WSJ via The Verge] Read More >>

cameras
Panasonic Has a 4K Action Camera and it is Rather Strange

Panasonic has officially announced the HX-A500 wearable action camera, the real-world version of the prototype we saw back at CES. It's dustproof, waterproof down to three metres, and it straps to your head like some weird kind of Universal Soldier head piece. Read More >>

lighting
Overhead Laser Lights That Illuminate With Images and Video

As far as giant corporations go, it's usually Sony that's willing to a take risk on an unorthodox new product. But this time it's Panasonic's turn with the company's new Space Player that combines overhead lighting with compact projectors letting you project everything from different colours, to still images, to videos and animation. Read More >>

storage
Sony and Panasonic's New Optical Archival Discs Will Store Up to 1TB

Sony and Panasonic announced last year that they had plans to develop a new, high-capacity optical storage disc—they weren't bluffing. New details indicate that a new Archival Disc format will have a capacity of up to 1TB. Read More >>

photography
Panasonic's Lumix GH4 Packs 4K Video into a Tidy Mirrorless Shooter

Accessible 4K video shooting is still in its infancy, but it was only a matter of time before it started showing up in consumer cameras. The Panasonic GH line's history of robust video capability makes it a natural fit for 4K, and the new Lumix GH4 squeezes as much as it can into a familiar frame. Read More >>

televisions
Panasonic 4K Life+Screen Television Eyes-On: Life After Plasma

Yesterday, Panasonic says that its new 4K LED Life+Screen TVs have picture quality that's just as good as its recently murdered plasma line. I spent some time with the 85-incher. Plasma was wonderful, but everything's gonna be OK. There can still be beauty. Read More >>

tablets
Panasonic's Latest Toughpad Almost Looks Downright Dainty

Panasonic's ToughPad line up has always been durable, but not exactly full of lookers. The seven inch FZ-M1 may not be winning any beauty competitions, but it's at least a little more sleek than what you're used to. Read More >>

gadgets
A Full Size Hybrid Vacuum You Can Charge By USB

When you hear the words 'vacuum' and 'USB' used in the same sentence, you probably picture a tiny keyboard cleaning tool with barely enough power to suck up crumbs. But Panasonic's hybrid MC-HS700G, now available in Japan, is a full sized vacuum cleaner strong enough to lift a bowling ball that can also be charged from a USB port giving you up to 20 minutes of suction without a tether to a wall outlet. Read More >>

tablets
Panasonic's Ridiculous 20-Inch 4K Tablet Will Go on Sale for £3,750

Panasonic showed off a crazy concept device at CES earlier this year: a 20-inch, 4K tablet. But now, that device is going on sale—for a price.
When we first saw the gigantic slate we weren't entirely convinced. At the time, we said: Read More >>

tv
Panasonic's Plasma Production Pulled Permanently

And so starts the beginning of the end of the plasma TV. Panasonic, one of the last television manufacturers carrying a torch for the AV enthusiast's preferred panel tech (and arguably the builders of the best plasma screens since Pioneer's own plasma demise), will cease production of plasma displays come December. Read More >>

cameras
Panasonic GM1: A Pint-Sized, Adorable Mirrorless Camera

Panasonic's new Lumix GM1 is the first camera in a new line of mirrorless, interchangeable-lens cameras that will prioritize style and portability over blockbuster features. Damn, this thing is freaking tiny like a point-and-shoot. Read More >>

tv
Reuters: Panasonic Is Going to Kill Off Its Plasma TVs by March 2014

According to Reuters, Panasonic is going to stop production of its fantastic plasma TV sets by March 2014. That sucks. But also not surprising since previous reports had hinted at Panasonic planning to cut its TV production and that the TV market has been overtaken by seemingly every other technology not named plasma. Read More >>

cameras
A 64:9 Ultra-Wide Camera That Captures an Entire Sporting Event At Once

When the NHK in Japan first developed the spec for what would eventually be officially known as HDTV, they opted for a 16:9 aspect ratio, instead of the more traditional 4:3, which better filled a human's vision. But Panasonic apparently feels that's still not wide enough, at least when it comes to capturing the action on a sports field. So it's developed a multi-camera system that can capture 720P at an astonishing 64:9. Read More >>

cameras
Panasonic GX7: This Could Be a Mirrorless Dream Come True

With the Lumix GX7, Panasonic has created a pretty spectacular-looking hybrid of all the mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera technology the company has been developing over the last few years. We can't wait. Read More >>

rumours
Panasonic GX7 Leak: GH-3 Beating Specs For Less Cash?

Digicame Info claims to have unearthed pictures and specs of the new PanasonicGX7 — and if accurate, it offers specs that beat current flagship the GH-3, for less money. Read More >>

cameras
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70: Zoomier Than Any Point-and-Shoot Camera Ever

What you're looking at here is the zoomiest point-and-shoot camera ever made. The Panasonic Lumix DMX-FZ70's f/ 2.8, 20-1200mm lens offers up to 60x optical magnification. The previous top zooms only hit the 50x mark. That's a lot of zoom. Look at that freaking lens. Read More >>

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