We got off to a flying start this week, as skateboarding legend Tony Hawk made history in front of our very eyes. Taking Sony’s Action Cam on one of its craziest adventures yet, Hawk skated the world’s first horizontal loop. You can see it for yourself in the gravity defying video below. We recommend not trying this one at home!
Outside of the skate park, Sony made a huge impact on the fashion world this week, with two pieces of exciting news. It was announced that Alexis Andre of Sony Computer Science Laboratories had been working closely with Japanese fashion brand Issey Miyake, in the latest 2015 holiday collection ‘Record’.
The beautiful collection is inspired by staff photos from the wonders of London, New York, Paris and Tokyo, witha whole range of accessories available for holiday shoppers. Alexis Andre worked to cleverly extract the colour palettes from these photos, and was able to create four different colour schemes for the new range of accessories.
The current holiday collection is exclusively available at Issey Miyake stores around the world.
This month, our FES (Fashion-Entertainments) watch will be on sale in Japan and you can get your hands on one for just $240. The clever piece of tech stands out from the crowd with its use of e-paper and the device features 24 design patterns that can be selected at the touch of a button.
But make sure you don’t delay – a limited number of watches will be available in certain Japanese retailers. We can’t wait to get our hands on one.
For all of our photography fans out there, you have just seven weeks left to enter the Sony World Photography Awards! After much anticipation, the judges for the competition have final been revealed. Amongst the group of respected judges is notable writer and curator, David Campany, Mariko Takeuchi, photography critic and Emma Lynch, Picture Editor, BBC Global News website. A truly exceptional panel!
With a $30,000 cash prize, global exposure and Sony digital imaging equipment, it’s a competition you don’t want to miss.
From the sublime to the outright bizarre, you can check out some of the submissions here.
Entering is also easy, simply head over to the site and pick your category.
Finally, in case you missed it, last month saw the launch of Sony’s Mobile Pico Projector MP-CL1. The cell phone size projector packs in a whole tonne of powerful technology. This week, we went behind the scenes with Mobile Pico Module Engineer, Katsunori Seno, and Developer Advocate, Joakim Elvander to get some more information.
From Laser Beam Scanning technology, to HD resolution and HDMI connectivity, the Pico Projector is definitely proof that great things can come in small packages.