Roland Revives The 808 And Other Classics With Its Aira Line

Roland revives the 808 and other classics with its AIRA lineRoland has been teasing new entries in its black-and-green AIRA series for about a month. Now, it's pulling the wraps off of the new lineup that's led by the new TR-8 drum machine. It's worth noting that this isn't the first time the instrument maker has revisited the legendary 808, 909 and 303 units that debuted in the '80s.

Sony Smartwig Patent App Surfaces With, Among Other Things, A Laser Pointer

Sony SmartWig patent app surfaces with, among other things, a laser pointerSony is attempting to patent a device it calls the SmartWig, which — as the name suggests — is a wig with technologies embedded. The idea is that the wig will communicate with a “secondary device” like a smartphone to give indicators for certain things like incoming messages. In addition, it is also proposed the SmartWig could house a camera and a laser pointer.

Sony Now Lets You Buy Digital Playstation Games From Amazon And Other Retailers

Sony now lets you buy digital PlayStation games from Amazon and other retailersSony has decided its PlayStation Network (PSN) Store isn't going to be the only place you can purchase digital PlayStation games. Utilizing a model similar to Valve's PC game marketplace Steam, the company will allow online retailers to launch their own storefronts for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and Playstation Vita titles (although PS4 titles aren't listed right now).