Tokyo Exhibition Celebrates 40 Years of the Walkman

First released in July 1979, the SONY Walkman changed the way we listen to music—and launched a genuine cultural revolution. Celebrating “The Day the Music Walked” is a new exhibition in Tokyo that traces the Walkman’s history, from cassette to CD versions to current iterations. There are 40 personal stories from well-known individuals for a section called “My Story, My Walkman” and a Walkman Wall …

Sony Resumes Vinyl Production After 28-Year Hiatus

This year global revenue from vinyl sales is expected to reach $1 billion. Renewed interest in the format—once thought dead—stems from nostalgia, a more tactile product and that old-fashioned retail experience. Sony Music, one of the three globe-dominating record companies, plans to relaunch their vinyl pressing by March 2018. This will commence in their Tokyo set-up, though it’s not clear whether they’ll be producing from …

Sony’s Ultra-Thin, Paper-Imitating Tablet

Sony isn’t the only tech company out there trying to replicate the sensations people get when taking a pen to paper. They have, perhaps, come closer than anyone else with the DPT-RP1 e-paper tablet. It’s large, and presently stands as the world’s lightest and thinnest (just over half a centimeter) digital device. The high resolution electronic paper screen, however, sports a non-slip panel, offering resistance …