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Sony teases PS1/PS2 backwards compatibility in PS4 customer survey

Sony teases PS1/PS2 backwards compatibility in PS4 customer survey

Microsoft's big Windows 10 update for the Xbox One is just around the corner. This will bring a host of new features to the console, including backwards-compatibility with 360 games. While Xbox One owners are excited, people are wondering what Sony has in the works for their flagship console. Sony isn't sitting by quietly though. It seems that they've got some plans in the works.

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Toshiba reported to sell image sensor business to Sony

Toshiba reported to sell image sensor business to Sony

If you aren't aware that Toshiba actually manufactures image sensors that are placed inside digital cameras and smartphones, you might be in good company. The brand is today mostly known for its data storage solutions and a few notebooks while its image sensor business has been shoved to the background. In order to help make ends meet, Toshiba might sell off the said business to Sony, whose own CMOS sensors have been doing a stellar job in the market that Sony recently spun it off into its own company.

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PS4 price slashed in UK and 11 other countries

PS4 price slashed in UK and 11 other countries

Earlier this month Sony cut the price of the PS4 game console in the US and Canada. With the new pricing, the PS4 now starts at $349.99 in the US and $429.99 CAN. Sony has now announced that it will be cutting pricing in the UK and 11 other markets ahead of the holiday shopping season. The price cuts hope to draw in new players to the PS4.

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Sony brings 4K to home theaters with new projectors

Sony brings 4K to home theaters with new projectors

4K resolution content is quickly becoming the new battle cry of the entertainment industry as well as TV makers. But those thin yet unmovable 4K panels aren't the only way to enjoy video content at home. There are also home projectors, and even more sophisticated home theater models and now Sony is introducing three models that all project that Ultra High Def resolution. The new Sony VPL‑W5000ES, VPL-VW665ES, and VPL-VW365ES home theater projectors promise 4K viewing in the comfort of your home, with some added features on top.

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Sony RX1R II camera boasts high-end features in compact body

Sony RX1R II camera boasts high-end features in compact body

Sony has updated its RX1R camera with the aptly named RX1R II, a portable camera with high-end features. Among its offerings is a back-illuminated full-frame sensor, a 35mm F2 ZEISS Sonnar T sensor, and a high 42.4 megapixels resolution. Sony boasts that this new model brings with it the highest image quality it has ever offered from a compact model. In addition, the company says the RX1R II features an adjustable optical variable low pass filter, a first in the world of digital cameras.

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Universal Media Remote for PS4 lands this month

Universal Media Remote for PS4 lands this month

If you use your PS4 for watching lots of movies, you know that the normal game controller isn’t the ideal way to do it. With the PS3 movie fans that didn't like to game that much could use the PS3 with a media remote that allowed you to control the movie and settings of the console more like a normal DVD player. The PS4 may have been around for a while now, but it never had a similar remote, until now.

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Sony cuts PS4 price in lead up to the holidays

Sony cuts PS4 price in lead up to the holidays

The Sony PS4 has been around a long time now and there are still some gamers out there who haven't jumped on the PS4 bandwagon. The game console has been around long enough that there may be some early adopters out there who are ready to buy a new one. In the lead up to the holiday shopping season, Sony has announced that it is cutting the price of the PS4 in the US and Canada.

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Sony: 2016 will make or break mobile business

Sony: 2016 will make or break mobile business

For the first time in many years, things might be starting to look good for Sony's smartphone business, but it isn't out of the woods yet. The recently unveiled Sony Xperia Z5 looks promising but the company still needs to achieve a massive turnaround to recoup its losses. Naturally, Sony "feels" optimistic that things are going for the better, but just in case, it has set next year as the deadline for its mobile business, which could end up getting sold if things don't turn out well.

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Far Cry Primal trailer reveals mammoth-sized action

Far Cry Primal trailer reveals mammoth-sized action

After a brief teaser period Ubisoft has revealed the next Far Cry series franchise jump-off point: Far Cry Primal. This game takes what the Far Cry series has been about thus far - high-end physics, animal interaction, weapons, and excitement, and packs it in to the ancient land of the Stone Age. You are the "last survivor of your hunting group," and will battle saber-toothed tigers, mammoths, and everything in-between to "conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator."

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Sony image sensor division spun off into new company

Sony image sensor division spun off into new company

Sony has said that as part of a restructuring effort, the company's image sensor division is being spun off into a separate company, now called Sony Semiconductor Solutions. The image sensor operations have been among Sony's fastest growing and most successful businesses in recent years. The company's announcement details that Sony Semiconductor Solutions will focus on image sensors, and be separate from groups that work on Sony devices.

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Sony on Xperia Z5 Premium: not much 4K content anyway

Sony on Xperia Z5 Premium: not much 4K content anyway

Despite the practically same old design, Sony might have finally hit some of the right notes with the Xperia Z5, especially after DxOMark crowned it king of the mobile photography hill. The Xperia Z5 Premium, on the other hand, despite boasting the world's first 4K smartphone display, is proving to be a harder sell. After being discovered to be using only 1080p for most of its operations, something it conveniently failed to mention at first, Sony is now trying to come clean about the how 4K is really being used on the high-end smartphone.

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Sony Xperia Z5 is now the top dog in DxOMark’s chart

Sony Xperia Z5 is now the top dog in DxOMark’s chart

It seems that Sony's hard work has finally paid off, at least in one aspect of its mobile devices. While Sony proudly shared that its Xperia Z5 was found by some random user tests to have the best camera in town, now we're hearing it straight from the professionals. And by professionals, we mean photography benchmarking website DxOMark, who has just awarded Sony's flagship the top score in its evaluation, finally unseating Samsung from the top spot and perhaps inspiring a bit of confidence in the future of Sony's mobile business.

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