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Sony World Photography Awards 2015 adds smartphone pics category

Sony World Photography Awards 2015 adds smartphone pics category

Major camera makers like Canon have been feeling the sting of smartphone cameras for a while now, and the increasing quality of mobile phone cameras means that more people are electing to forgo buying a traditional camera in favor of a higher end handset. Perhaps the best example of how far smartphone cameras have come is the World Photography Organisation's latest award category: Mobile Phone. Says the organization, "Photography now exists in our pockets, and we want to celebrate this."

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Sony to axe PS Vita Maps, near, YouTube apps

Sony to axe PS Vita Maps, near, YouTube apps

It seems like Sony is putting to rest a few of its services, probably much to the dismay and even worry of its customers. Hot on the heels of an announcement that will swap out its Music Unlimited service for a Spotify-powered PlayStation Music, the tech giant is now announcing the impending shtudown of two PS Vita apps, Maps and YouTube. It isn't saying exactly why it is doing so and, in at least one case, isn't offering a replacement.

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Spotify partners with Sony: Music Unlimited is dead

Spotify partners with Sony: Music Unlimited is dead

This week the folks at Sony Network Entertainment International have announced a strategic partnership with Spotify on a global level. According to Sony, Spotify's streaming music network will be pushed to PlayStation Music as an exclusive partner. Spotify on PlayStation Music will be sent out to 41 markets globally (initially), moving first with PlayStation consoles and Sony Xperia tablets and smartphones. Users with PlayStation Network wallet accounts will be able to subscribe to Spotify directly with this setup, bypassing the need for a separate account.

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Sony may not have the Xperia Z4 ready for MWC 2015

Sony may not have the Xperia Z4 ready for MWC 2015

With all the CES hype earlier this month, one company did a great job at quietly wowing us. Sony brought forth some great new imaging devices, as well as a grown-up version of their Smartwatch. SmartEyeglass might be the consumer heads-up wearable we actually want, too. We dismissed mobile from them at CES, as we — along with just about everyone else — assumed MWC this March would give us new Sony mobile devices to fawn over. A new rumor suggests we’ll now have to wait much longer than March to see anything new form Sony mobile.

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Sony MDR-AS600BT earbuds have both NFC and Bluetooth

Sony MDR-AS600BT earbuds have both NFC and Bluetooth

Sony has introduced a new pair of in-ear headphones, the MDR-AS600BT. As you might have guessed from the model name, these earbuds feature Bluetooth connectivity (hence the "BT" at the end), as well as NFC for even quicker pairing with mobile devices. The headphones seem targeted at ordinary usage but include some features that would go along well while out running or in the gym, or when commuting on the train everyday. The headphones will be available starting February 13.

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NSA said to have hacked North Korea before it hacked Sony

NSA said to have hacked North Korea before it hacked Sony

If you have ever wondered why the US seemed rather quick at pointing the finger at North Korea for the recent disastrous hacking of Sony's servers, then this might be the answer. According to leaked NSA documents, the US government's agency notorious for its spying activities apparently tapped into North Korea's networks even before the Sony attacks, providing President Obama with the hard evidence needed to make that public accusation. Sadly, that knowledge came too late to protect Sony despite North Korea's not so subtle threats.

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Sony PSP receives random firmware update

Sony PSP receives random firmware update

Sometimes something odd catches us off guard -- like Sony releasing a new firmware update for the PSP after years of nothing at all. Such is really the case, with the PlayStation Portable being on the receiving end of a new firmware version that improves stability and not much else. It is somewhat of a head-scratcher that Sony has decided to release new software for the handheld, particularly in light of the fact that gamers haven't seen an update since August of 2011.

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Sony plans to close its stores in Canada soon

Sony plans to close its stores in Canada soon

Sony has been shaking things up, and amidst its business moves and rumors of upcoming business tweaks is an announcement that the company will be closing its stores in Canada. Sony made the announcement earlier today to its employees at the stores -- as it turns out, they'll have only a handful of weeks to find new jobs as the shops close up. The news was confirmed in a statement by Sony to The Citizen, and in it the company says it'll be redirecting sales elsewhere.

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Sony reportedly open to sale of mobile, TV divisions

Sony reportedly open to sale of mobile, TV divisions

Among all the turmoil you’ve read regarding Sony recently, a larger narrative is taking place. The company’s ability to turn a solid profit has come under scrutiny the past few years, which prompted them to sell their VAIO brand. According to a new report, Sony is also entertaining a similar move for TV and mobile. They’re entertaining the sale of just about every segment they do business in, according to sources. That could spell trouble for Sony’s various arms, or signal a rebirth.

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Sony adds full 4K VPL-VW350ES projector to its lineup

Sony adds full 4K VPL-VW350ES projector to its lineup

Projectors are lovely for those times you want to watch a movie spanning the length of your living room wall or hold a presentation, and to help facilitate that comes some new Sony models, not the least of which is the full 4k-resolution VPL-VW350ES projector. With this model, users are presented with a solid 4096 x 2160 resolution. Still, Sony promises that this ultra high resolution doesn't come with a compromise in image quality -- the ability to handle fast motions and offer deep contrasts are both still there.

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