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Sony announces ULTRA 4K streaming service

Sony announces ULTRA 4K streaming service

4K TV's have been growing in popularity over the last year or two. The prices have finally started hitting a point where buying one doesn't break the bank. So you pick up a nice big 4K TV and you bring it home and set it up. But where's the 4K content? Well Sony is about to launch a new streaming service just for streaming content designed for your brand new TV.

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Sony Cybershot RX10 III brings 1.0-type sensor, extended zoom

Sony Cybershot RX10 III brings 1.0-type sensor, extended zoom

Sony has unveiled its new Cybershot RX10 III camera, an extended-zoom model for the maker’s RX product line. The RX10 III model includes 4k-resolution video recording, super-slow-motion capture, a 1.0-type CMOS sensor, and a 24 - 600mm ZEISS Vario-Sonnar f/2.4 - f/4 lens. The most notable feature, though, is the 25x zoom, which brings a feature that had otherwise been lacking to Sony’s RX camera line.

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Sony’s newest team hunts oddball tech for post-PlayStation world

Sony’s newest team hunts oddball tech for post-PlayStation world

Sony is creating a new idea incubator unit, pulling together wearables, unusual home entertainment, and other odd R&D in the hope of figuring out the next big thing. The Sony New Business Incubation Group (NBIG) will hunt down potential "products that span and integrate conceptual consumer technology, human interaction and the environment around them," the company says today.

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PlayStation VR may come to PC one day, says Sony

PlayStation VR may come to PC one day, says Sony

When Sony announced the price of the PlayStation VR headset, many people got pretty excited. Even when you factor in the cost of the Move controllers and camera, it still comes out to be the cheapest of the non-mobile VR headsets. Of course, you'll be tied to the PlayStation 4, for now.

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Sources: PlayStation 4.5 will be announced before October

Sources: PlayStation 4.5 will be announced before October

Earlier this month, reports began surfacing about a “PlayStation 4.5” model that, among other things, would bring support for 4k-resolution games. Sony didn't confirm any of the rumors, but developers began cropping up saying they'd been briefed about the rumored console during GDC. Now a new group of sources have cropped up with additional details, among them being word that Sony will officially announce the PS4.5 before October.

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Sony Interactive Entertainment forms mobile-oriented ForwardWorks

Sony Interactive Entertainment forms mobile-oriented ForwardWorks

Sony has been reshuffling its properties and businesses these past years in an effort to rein in its losses and regain its footing in its multiple product areas. For example, it sold off its VAIO PC business and was even rumored to have planned on doing the same for mobile. The latter has mostly been refuted, especially now with Sony's new focus with the Xperia brand. Another business that's getting refocused, however is gaming. Sony has the formation of a new ForwardWorks Corporation to focus on "smart device" game development under the new Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

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Rocket League is ready for Xbox One, PS4 cross-play, if Sony agrees

Rocket League is ready for Xbox One, PS4 cross-play, if Sony agrees

Cross-platform play has been something that gamers have been clamoring for since online multiplayer started being a thing. Back in the days of offline-only games, it didn't really matter which console you used. When you went to a friend's house, you'd just all play on the same console, provided there were enough controllers. These days, it's not quite so simple. And the creators of Rocket League want to change that.

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SoundCloud and Sony Music strike licensing deal

SoundCloud and Sony Music strike licensing deal

SoundCloud has announced a new partnership with Sony Music that furthers its proper licensing deals and gives it official access to more than 110 million audio tracks. The company says it will soon be adding a bunch of music from artists represented by Sony Music Entertainment, though there’s no timeframe provided for when that’ll happen. On the user end of things, it simply means the number of available tracks will increase soon.

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Report: ‘PlayStation 4.5’ console in pipeline with 4K, more power

Report: ‘PlayStation 4.5’ console in pipeline with 4K, more power

Sony is quietly working on a PS4 hardware update called the “Playstation 4.5,” according to sources. This updated console will still be a PlayStation 4 in spirit, but will get some hardware upgrades that enable it to play 4K-resolution video games and better handle PlayStation VR, among other things. The PS4.5, as it's being called, will be more competitive with PC hardware when it comes to running VR headsets, as well.

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PlayStation VR pre-order bundle includes everything you need

PlayStation VR pre-order bundle includes everything you need

By now you've probably heard all the big news about the GDC-unveiling of Sony's PlayStation VR headset — and if you haven't, be sure to check out our hand-on write-up. However, what some PlayStation 4 gamers might have noticed is that the initial $399 price tag doesn't include a few necessary accessories that they may not already own, something I pointed out might increase the entry price for Sony's VR experience. Fortunately, the company has just announced a bundle that includes everything at a great value.

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Sony Xperia Z5 Review Part 1: The Camera

Sony Xperia Z5 Review Part 1: The Camera

Some people couldn’t care less about the camera on their smartphone; if you’re interested in Sony’s new Xperia Z5, there’s a good chance you’re not one of them. The handset sports an image sensor the same size as ones you’ll find in many ordinary budget-tier compact digital cameras, trumping the sensors found in some competing handsets. As well, it greatly outpaces many phones' resolutions at 23-megapixels, making it all the more attractive. At the end of the day, though, it's the quality that matters. How does it hold up? Find out in the first part of our Xperia Z5 review!

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PlayStation VR is going to cost you a lot more than $399

PlayStation VR is going to cost you a lot more than $399

By now you've heard the big news about PlayStation VR, Sony's new PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset: it's being released this October, there's going to be plenty of games available, and it will cost $399. While that last bit certainly isn't a lie, it is a bit misleading, unfortunately. Part of the reason the pricing is such a big deal is because the PlayStation VR drastically undercuts the $599 Oculus Rift and $799 HTC Vive, but there's a few accessories required that Sony has neglected to put in the box.

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