A large proportion of India’s population live without access to modern technologies that most of us, particularly in the tech industry, take for granted. They have little to no access to electricity, clean cooking fuels, or clean drinking water. They are forced to rely on seemingly ancient fuels, such as kerosene for light and open […]
Back in January we introduced you to Folding@Home, a protein folding simulation programme set up by Dr Vijay Pande and his team at Stanford University.
At Sony we’re committed to delivering a sustainable future both for our business and for the environment and communities within which we operate. The Vive el Cambio recycling campaign is a part of that commitment. It’s a scheme based in South America designed to recycle electronic waste, recover potential valuable elements and reduce the amount […]
Pretty much everything in biology comes down to proteins. They’re the building blocks for our bones, skin and blood vessels, the antibodies that keep us safe from disease and the signals that let us sense what’s around us. These tiny necklaces of amino acids can end up doing almost anything, and they achieve this mind-blowing […]
Did you know that 80% of blindness is avoidable? Around 39 million people worldwide are suffering from blindness but with the correct treatment many of them could gain back their eye sight. At Sony Mobile we believe in investing in our communities and making a difference through our products, technology and know-how. The ongoing collaboration […]
Sony Mobile teams up with Columbia University's Earth Institute and Millennium Villages Project, providing Xperia smartphones to health workers across sub-Saharan Africa
There are smartphones, and then there are smartphones that also make a difference. With the recent re-engagement in the Millennium Villages Project (MVP), Sony Mobile has become a mobile phone provider with their Xperia smartphones and is a key partner to the Millennium Villages Project (MVP), an initiative working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the […]
In January 2013, Sony Mobile launched a voluntary phone recycling program in Russia. This new program provides our Russian consumers with the possibility of recycling their old phones in a more environmentally sound way.
That is the question Sony and not-for-profit sustainability experts, Forum for the Future have been asking consumers across Europe over the last six months. People were encouraged to imagine what life might be like in 2025 and think about the potential of technology to create a better, more sustainable world.
The United Nations’ refugee agency, UNHCR (the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee) has developed a new interactive role-playing game for Android called “My Life as a Refugee”. The app lets users experience firsthand what it is like to be a refugee and deal with the same daily dilemmas faced by millions of refugees worldwide. […]
In March we announced the release of +U, a revolutionary Android mobile app that sets out to deliver real world, bite-size volunteering opportunities to a new, socially motivated audience. It aims to make one-off volunteering quicker, easier and more social. It works by combining geolocation with social networking and gaming to do just that.