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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/6/2014: iPhone 4, Outlast, Sony sells VAIO

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/6/2014: iPhone 4, Outlast, Sony sells VAIO

This week we're seeing some rather odd headlines in the world of gadgets, technology, and the people who work in-between. One of the strangest has to be a note from artist Jean Michel Jarre, a fellow who wants $400 for every smartphone made because "content creators", as he calls them, are more important (says he) to the industry than the creators of the hardware their bits are served on.

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Outlast PS4 Review

Outlast PS4 Review

When you happen upon Outlast for PlayStation 4, you'll find it tagged with some rather heavy-looking warnings. Heed them all. This game is not for the weak-hearted. If you've got a PlayStation Network account you'll be able to download the game for free - otherwise it'll cost you a cool $19.99 - completely reasonable for one of the most highly rated horror games of 2013, right? Ten minutes of download time (at least) might have you reconsidering.

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Steve Jobs wanted Sony to use Mac OS on Vaio notebooks

Steve Jobs wanted Sony to use Mac OS on Vaio notebooks

One of the things that helped Apple to make Mac computers more attractive to a range of users out there was the move from PowerPC to Intel processors way back in 2005. With that move, it meant that people interested in Mac machines that couldn't give up Windows entirely could run both operating systems on one computer. An interesting potential deal between Apple and Sony has recently come to light.

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Sony PC business tipped up for sale: Lenovo ruled out

Sony PC business tipped up for sale: Lenovo ruled out

In a season where it seems that any business might be up for sale, Sony's PC sector is the latest in a run of rumors in Asia. This particular rumor has been addressed by Sony, but addressed in a way that's ever-so-slightly indirect. While we're to understand that Sony isn't working on a "business alliance" with Lenovo, the company hasn't directly denied the idea that they are putting their PC business up for sale.

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Sony PS4 VR head-mounted display tipped to take on Valve’s VR headset

Sony PS4 VR head-mounted display tipped to take on Valve’s VR headset

Sony is no stranger to the HMD (head-mounted display) industry, and we've seen many varieties of these devices from the company over the years: the HMZ-T2 in 2012 and the updated model in 2013, for example. It has been anticipated a PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset is in the works, and according to a source that has cropped up, such an offering will go toe-to-toe with Valve's VR headset.

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PlayStation 4 software update arrives tonight: here’s how your headphones start working

PlayStation 4 software update arrives tonight: here’s how your headphones start working

Tonight Sony is issuing PlayStation 4 software update tonight which will bring the operating system up to version 1.60 automatically. This update will be bringing on PlayStation 4 compatibility with a couple of pairs of headphones that were released in the not-too-distant past, those being the Sony PULSE and PULSE - Elite Edition wireless stereo headsets. The software update will be required for all future PlayStation 4 action and, as per usual, will be able to be side-loaded using a USB stick if you do so desire.

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PlayStation 4 February releases begin with horror

PlayStation 4 February releases begin with horror

The first in a (relatively short) series of releases for PlayStation 4 this month will be the horror title "Outlast." Spoken extremely highly of in its first release on the PC, this game has been called scary in a rather ridiculous way. Here we're also going to see it release for free - just so long as you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, of course.

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