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Sony IMX318 Stacked CMOS EXMOR RS image sensor has integrated hybrid autofocus

Sony IMX318 Stacked CMOS EXMOR RS image sensor has integrated hybrid autofocus

Sony has announced a new Exmor RS image sensor that will find its way into smartphones and other devices that use integrated cameras. The sensor is called the IMX318 and it is a 1/2.6 stacked CMOS sensor with 22.5 effective megapixels. This image sensor is more compact and promises better image quality than its predecessors.

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Sony e-paper HUIS remote control goes on sale after all

Sony e-paper HUIS remote control goes on sale after all

Who says dreams can't come true? That idea was partly behind crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, helping dreamers and makers turn ideas into products. July last year, Sony took that rather popular idea and turned it into a sort of internal incubation platform, allowing employees to test their ideas with the potential of turning them into actual Sony products. Now the first of those ideas have achieved maturation and is being launched by the company's Japanese headquarter. Introducing the HUIS, perhaps the world's first e-ink universal remote control.

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PS4’s most disappointing launch title seems to be getting a sequel

PS4’s most disappointing launch title seems to be getting a sequel

Back when the PlayStation 4 launched in 2013, one of the biggest first-party games from Sony was Knack, a 3D platformer/beat 'em up from in-house developer Japan Studio. The game wasn't terrible, but it turned out be another example of a mediocre launch title, getting mostly lukewarm reviews from critics. Despite all this, some evidence has come to light that indicates Sony currently has Knack 2 in development.

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ hybrid live-action movie arrives 2018

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ hybrid live-action movie arrives 2018

Prepare yourself: Sony Pictures has a live-action hybrid “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie in the pipeline, and it’ll be hitting theaters in 2018. The news was disclosed recently by Sega Sammy Holdings President and CEO Hajime Satomi in an interview, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumors about such plans. Back in 2014, for example, a report surfaced claiming that Sony Pictures was working with Neil Moritz to make a theatrical adaption of the franchise.

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Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact now in the US, no fingerprint scanner

Sony Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact now in the US, no fingerprint scanner

Nearly half a year since it introduced its new flagship smartphones to the world, Sony is finally bringing at least two out of three of them to the US market. That's right, the time has come for the Sony Xperia Z5 and its smaller sibling, the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, to come to the shores. Toting high end specs, they come with Sony's usual entourage of features like two-day battery life with STAMINA mode, PS4 Remote Play, and a competitive main camera. This is definitely Sony's latest. Whether they're the greatest, you'll have to read the fine print a bit.

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Sony’s dual-camera system being used by ‘major smartphone players’

Sony’s dual-camera system being used by ‘major smartphone players’

Amidst all the rumors about upcoming smartphones packing dual camera systems, Sony itself has added fuel to the fire. During its third quarter earnings call in the recent past, the company’s chief financial officer Kenichiro Yoshida answered an analyst’s question about dual camera adoption in the future, saying in part that “major smartphone players” will be using Sony’s dual camera platform.

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PS4 gets limited edition Uncharted 4 bundle in April

PS4 gets limited edition Uncharted 4 bundle in April

As the final installment in the popular PlayStation game series, Uncharted 4 is set to become the latest PS4 flagship title when it finally releases on April 26th. To celebrate the occasion, Sony will be releasing a limited edition PS4 console that not only comes bundled with the game, but features a custom color and image of Uncharted hero Nathan Drake on top. Pre-orders are set to begin later today, with a release on the same day as the game, April 26th.

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Sony A6300 camera boasts 24MP and 4K video in a mirrorless body

Sony A6300 camera boasts 24MP and 4K video in a mirrorless body

Sony has just announced its latest mirrorless digital camera model, the A6300. Fans of Sony's cameras will recognize this as the long-awaited follow-up to the A6000 from 2014, and this replacement is arriving with a number of impressive features. Chief among them are a new 24.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, the ability to shoot 4K video footage, and a new ultra-fast autofocus system. The A6300 will be arriving in March at $1,000 for the body only, or $1,150 for the kit with a 16-50mm lens.

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Sony’s Playstation Network is down

Sony’s Playstation Network is down

Are you having trouble accessing Sony's Playstation Network? Well you're not the only one. Users have been confirming that they cannot access the store or any of the networks other features. So far, Sony has not acknowledged the issue, however.

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PS4 has outsold the Xbox One nearly 2 to 1

PS4 has outsold the Xbox One nearly 2 to 1

In the great Console Wars, there are really only two names that matter. Nintendo has always been an outlier, as they target different audiences, and rarely support the same games as the other two. Unfortunately, in this round, Microsoft has declined to decline releasing official sales numbers for the Xbox One, so it makes it harder to judge how each side is faring, in comparison to the other.

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Sony unveils new line of USB Type-C flash drives

Sony unveils new line of USB Type-C flash drives

Sony has introduced a new line of USB Type-C flash drives, each with a sleek metal design and compact size. The line features drives in three different capacities: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, each featuring USB Type-C and Type A dual connectors for use with a wide array of devices, including Apple's Macbook. The product line will be available starting next month.

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Sony’s “Let’s Play” trademark filing gets thrown out

Sony’s “Let’s Play” trademark filing gets thrown out

Earlier this month, we found out that Sony was trying to trademark a rather well-known term in the gaming industry. Let's plays have been around for a number of years now, with thousands of people making videos that utilize that term. Thankfully their application was rejected, but on a strange technicality that made it possible for them to try again.

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