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PlayStation Vue service debuts on Amazon Fire TV

PlayStation Vue service debuts on Amazon Fire TV

Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming video service is now available for the first time on a TV-connected device that isn't a PlayStation console: Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. With the two Fire TV models gaining support starting today, PlayStation Vue is now available to users on six platforms, including the PS4, PS3, iPhone, and iPad, with Sony adding that Google's Chromecast will make seven when it gets added to the lineup sometime "soon."

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Limited edition Dragon Quest PS Vita announced for Japan

Limited edition Dragon Quest PS Vita announced for Japan

To commemorate the release of Dragon Quest Builders, the new Minecraft-inspired entry in the famous RPG series, Sony has announced a limited edition themed PlayStation Vita for Japan. Dubbed the "PlayStation Vita Dragon Quest Metal Slime Edition," the handheld system gets a new silver paint job, to match the game's iconic enemy type, as well as a few tiny detailing that Dragon Quest fans will love.

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Sony announces end to Beta video cassette and micro MV cassette shipments

Sony announces end to Beta video cassette and micro MV cassette shipments

The 2000s saw their own format war with HD DVD and Blu-ray squaring off and HD DVD dying an early death despite avid supporters of the tech. The same thing happened in the 80s during the infancy of home video. The two formats then were VHS and Beta cassette tapes. Beta tapes were smaller, but in the home video market, VHS won out.

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Sony Xperia Z5 teardown shows a few hidden traps

Sony Xperia Z5 teardown shows a few hidden traps

As smartphones get loaded with hardware features, the space inside them gets more cramped. And as they start sporting premium looking, metallic, unibody designs, they also start to get tighter and harder to open up, making teardowns, originally meant for repairing devices, harder every new generation. Sony's latest smartphones are no exception, though fortunately they aren't as difficult as, say, a Nexus 6P. That said, there were still a few gotcha's and pitfalls in the Sony Xperia Z5 ready to ensnare unwitting technicians. Luckily, this teardown guide uncovers almost all of them.

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PlayStation Vue snags 18 Disney-owned channels

PlayStation Vue snags 18 Disney-owned channels

Sony's Internet TV racehorse is about to mighty serious. Although still unofficial and unannounced, PlayStation Vue is set to add more than a dozen new channels to its roster, all of them owned by Disney. This means that its selection, which now stands over 90 channels in some territories, will soon be hitting and even surpassing the 100 channel milestone, thanks to Disney's multiple properties, which include Disney Channel, ESPN, as well as the local ABC channel. This practically puts PlayStation Vue at the top of its class.

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Fallout 4 Review

Fallout 4 Review

America is an irradiated wasteland. Your environment in Fallout 4 is what Judge Dredd might refer to as the "Cursed Earth" part of North America. In it, your alternate reality is littered with extravagant industrial designs and the white bread attitudes of the 40's and 50's dashed into desolation and dreariness. You play the part of yourself in a third- or first-person perspective, tossed into a terrible, terrible place. You will take part in assuring the survival of the human race with a combination of attribute selections, the collecting of helpful materials, murdering mutants, and keeping your chin up!

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Sony a7 II full frame camera gains RAW support and Phase Detect AF

Sony a7 II full frame camera gains RAW support and Phase Detect AF

Sony announced its a7 II digital mirrorless camera back in November 2014 making it available for almost a year now. Because the camera has been around for a while now doesn't mean Sony has stopped upgrading the camera. A new firmware update is available and it adds in features that owners of the a7 II will love including RAW support and Phase Detect AF.

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Sony announces Alpha A68 camera with 4D focusing tech

Sony announces Alpha A68 camera with 4D focusing tech

While Sony has been busy lately releasing powerful mirrorless and full-frame sensor cameras, its latest edition to the Alpha lineup proves they haven't completely forgotten about entry-level DSLRs. The new Alpha A68 camera features a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor, accepts A-mount lenses, and has a hybrid electronic OLED viewfinder. The real surprise feature, however, is what Sony has dubbed "4D focus," which offers fast, accurate tracking autofocus with 79 AF points.

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PlayStation Now scores 105 new games

PlayStation Now scores 105 new games

Sony’s subscription service PlayStation Now has been updated with 105 new games, the company announced on Tuesday. That is a massive library update, bringing the total title count to more than 250 options at this point. This is PlayStation Now’s single biggest release so far, with Capcom contributing greatly to the mix. A total of 21 of the new additions are Capcom titles new and old, including things like Resident Evil and Street Fighter.

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PS4 gets in-ear stereo headphones with noise canceling tech

PS4 gets in-ear stereo headphones with noise canceling tech

While the PlayStation 4 ships with a single, mono-audio earbud, the only premium headphones for the console from Sony have been the over-ear type. Now there will finally be another option to choose from, as Sony has just announced the In-ear Stereo Headset for PS4. The earbuds plug directly into the headphone jack on the DualShock 4 controller, and they even feature AudioShield technology, which filters out unwanted background noise to let players focus on the game's audio.

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Strong PS4 sales help lead Sony to profits

Strong PS4 sales help lead Sony to profits

For the last few years, Sony has been plagued with significant losses, mostly due to its ever struggling mobile division. Today, however, the Japanese tech giant has announced a profit of 33.6 billion yen (about $278 million) for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, and it once has its successful image sensor division, as well as continually strong PS4 sales, to thank. So much so, that Sony is even predicting a yearly operating profit of 320 billion yen ($2.64 billion).

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The biggest PS4 games announced at Paris Games Week

The biggest PS4 games announced at Paris Games Week

The Paris Games Week convention is currently underway in, well, Paris, and like the US's E3 and Japan's Tokyo Game Show earlier this year, Sony is using the European show to unveil and show off some of the latest titles for the market-leading PlayStation 4. In addition to several new and original games, including Detroit, WiLD, and Robinson: The Journey, there were several unexpected announcements of new entries in existing hit franchises, such as Tekken 7 and Gran Turismo Sport.

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