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Metal Gear Solid V custom PS3 shows true depth of obsession

Metal Gear Solid V custom PS3 shows true depth of obsession

This week we're not the only ones getting pumped up about the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. One fan has gone the extra mile to customize their PlayStation 3 for the release. While we're a bit more partial to the shape of the PlayStation 4 at this point, the customization of this PS3 unit makes us wish we'd had the time to make such a beauty a reality. Sprayed and painted, brushed and polished, this is the coolest (unofficial, one of a kind, believe it or not) MSGV:TPP PS3.

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Xperia Z5 render leak hints “greater focus” is 23MP camera

Xperia Z5 render leak hints “greater focus” is 23MP camera

When it comes to Sony's IFA 2015 event in a few days, you might be in either of two camps (not counting those who don't care). Either you're waiting with interest to see if the Japanese OEM has anything left to offer the mobile world, or you're no longer interested because you think it doesn't have a prayer. If this leak of press render images is to be taken at face value, the latter camp may have reason for their indifference, revealing nothing notable other than a higher camera sensor.

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Sony combines TV remote with wireless speaker for Japan

Sony combines TV remote with wireless speaker for Japan

Sony is proudly continuing the Japanese trend of combining two random, unrelated products into one. The latest example is their newly announced SRS-LSR100, a wireless speaker that basically has a television remote on top. The idea behind the device is that users bring the TV's audio closer to them, while still being able to change the channel. You know, like the remote that comes with the TV set does.

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Sony teases an Xperia with greater focus, not a greater Xperia

Sony teases an Xperia with greater focus, not a greater Xperia

It's IFA time soon, and naturally, almost anyone and everyone in the tech industry are ready to make a splash. Including Sony. But if you were perhaps hoping for some redeeming smartphone, it might be time to rein in those expectations. Sony's UK Twitter account just teased something for its pre-IFA 2015 event, hinting at a smarpthone with a better focus, presumably a better camera. It is, however, sadly silent on whether we can also expect a better Xperia smartphone to go along with that.

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These are Sony’s new Aerosense drones

These are Sony’s new Aerosense drones

Sony is showing off its new Aerosense drones, developed with Japanese autonomous robotics specialist ZMP to send cameras into the sky. The joint venture, established this month, will see Aerosense unmanned aerial vehicles do surveys, gather mapping data, and more, effectively squeezing into the gaps between traditional satellite photography and human-piloted survey planes.

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Sony SmartBand 2 is durable, waterproof, and arrives next month

Sony SmartBand 2 is durable, waterproof, and arrives next month

Sony has introduced its new SmartBand 2 wearable. This wristband is designed to track fitness and activity metrics while also feeding the most pertinent data from the paired smartphone. The newest SmartBand is able to offer up email and social notifications from a paired smartphone, call info, “visual feedback” delivered via colored LEDs, and more. Says Sony, the SmartBand 2 also features an “advanced heart rate sensor”, and offers up insights on things like the wearer’s stress level and sleep patterns.

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Sony debuts MGS5-themed Xperia, Walkman devices for Japan

Sony debuts MGS5-themed Xperia, Walkman devices for Japan

The September release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is rapidly approaching, but if the limited edition MGS5 PlayStation 4 console isn't enough for you, Sony's just announced more game-related hardware goodies for the Japanese market. The lineup of Sony devices includes the Xperia J1 Compact smartphone, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z4 Tablet, Walkman A16, and the Walkman ZX2, all designed with Phantom Pain logos engraved on the hardware, and custom wallpapers and sound effects pre-installed.

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First non-Sony VAIO to arrive in US this October

First non-Sony VAIO to arrive in US this October

It was over a year ago that Sony spun off its VAIO PC brand, selling it to Japan Industrial Partners, who chose to limit their products to the Japanese market. But now, the reborn VAIO computers are ready to go international, and the company says it will begin selling them in the US starting in October. The first model will be the VAIO Canvas Z, a "monster tablet" with a detachable keyboard, and it will be available on VAIO's US website and at Microsoft's retail stores starting October 5th.

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The Force is strong with limited Darth Vader PS4 edition

The Force is strong with limited Darth Vader PS4 edition

It's still a good few months before we actually get to see what the Star Wars universe has in store after all these years, but that doesn't mean you can't hype it to death. And nothing says "hype" like a limited edition product with iconic Star Wars branding plastered all over it. This time, it's Sony's turn churn the marketing machine with not one but two Star Wars themed PS4 bundles. And, of course, they will be bearing the face and markings of the most iconic Star Wars character of all: Darth Vader.

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YouTube Live isn’t just on the Galaxy Note 5

YouTube Live isn’t just on the Galaxy Note 5

Today Sony updated their app "Live on YouTube" prompting many non-Sony Xperia device owners to realize that the app Live on YouTube existed in the first place. While YouTube may be making a new initiative to take on services like Periscope with a "YouTube Live Broadcast" integration feature on devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Live YouTube apps are already out on the market. Sony's newest update makes theirs one of the best and most well-working out right this minute.

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PlayStation 4 still on top in July, says NPD

PlayStation 4 still on top in July, says NPD

Microsoft may have wowed the crowd at Gamescom early this month, and may even have won hearts, but Sony is still winning wallets, at least in July and for now. Market research firm NPD has just given their report on the console gaming market in the US for the past month and Sony is only too happy to share it. That's because, despite not having new games for the season, both in general and for Sony specifically, the PlayStation 4 still ranked as the top console and its games the top software for July.

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