Sony Corporation originated with an electronics shop set up in 1946 in Tokyo, and was officially christened Sony in 1958. Sony gained a reputation for innovation with the launch of the Betamax videocassette recording format and the introduction of the Walkman in 1979. Although its market share has been eroded by products from Samsung Electronics and Apple. 

An exhibitor (right) demonstrates the Icaros virtual reality exercise machine at the CES show. Photo: AFP

Tech offers salvation at Las Vegas CES show, despite power outage

From VR to treat phobias to an eye tracker that delivers insights about vital functions, vision and sports performance, the health applications alone of technology will change our lives; shame about the blackout at consumer electronics show