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Sony Xperia XZ, X Compact missing fingerprint scanners in US

Sony Xperia XZ, X Compact missing fingerprint scanners in US

Yet another fluke or a worrying trend? Just when you thought Sony is finally doing good by its stalwart Android fans, it pulls yet another one that makes you wonder just what the Japanese OEM is thinking. The Xperia XZ “true flagship” and the Xperia X Compact “mini flagship” are both headed to the US, but although much-awaited, they might not arrive complete. The particular models intended for the US market will apparently NOT feature a fingerprint scanner that has become a staple of any flagship smartphone.

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PlayStation 4 HDR patch arrives tomorrow

PlayStation 4 HDR patch arrives tomorrow

When Sony announced the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro last week, one major announcement it made was that all existing PlayStation 4 consoles, regardless of model, would be receiving firmware updates to enable high dynamic range (HDR) functionality. That update, which is part of Patch 4.0, will be arriving tomorrow, Sony has announced.

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Sony clarifies: no charge for PS4 Pro game patches

Sony clarifies: no charge for PS4 Pro game patches

Gamers planning to update to Sony's new PlayStation 4 Pro later this year can breathe a sigh of relief: users will not need to pay for the patches that enable existing games to take advantage of the new console's improved display options. Word began circulating late last week that it would be up to developers to decide if they charged players for their game's patch which would add support for high dynamic range (HDR) color and the PS4 Pro's increased power.

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Sony’s new Action Cam challenges GoPro with 4K, image stabilization

Sony’s new Action Cam challenges GoPro with 4K, image stabilization

Sony has just announced the latest version of its Action Cam, the video camera designed to compete with market leader GoPro's offerings. The new X3000R's main flagship features include 4K video capture and the addition of optical image stabilization, a nice step up from the digital stabilization that's been used in previous Action Cams for years.

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Xperia X Compact now available in the UK

Xperia X Compact now available in the UK

Not everyone is happy with the new iPhone 7. In fact, not everyone might be happy with the latest, large iPhones in general. But smaller smartphones usually also mean lesser quality. Which is why the Sony Xperia X Compact is somewhat making waves in the Android market. Though not exactly tiny, standing at 4.6 inches, it still packs a stronger punch than other smartphones of the same size. And luckily for UK residents, Sony has decided to make it available for them as well.

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Elder Scrolls Online gets 4K treatment on PS4 Pro

Elder Scrolls Online gets 4K treatment on PS4 Pro

When it was announcing the PS4 Pro yesterday, one thing Sony focused on was the fact that some existing PlayStation 4 titles will be receiving updates to make them compatible with the Pro's 4K and HDR technology. There are a few games slated to receive such updates, and Zenimax Online Studios has announced that The Elder Scrolls Online will be one of those titles making the jump to 4K when the PS4 Pro launches in November.

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PS4 peripherals detailed: stand, Platinum headset, new controller

PS4 peripherals detailed: stand, Platinum headset, new controller

Sony has detailed the new peripherals for the PlayStation 4, including the new wireless DualShock 4 controller, PlayStation Camera, Platinum wireless headset, and vertical stand. These join the newly introduced PlayStation 4 Slim and Pro models, the first being a slimmer model of the original hardware and the latter being a more advanced console with HDR and 4K support.

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PS4 Pro revealed with 4K and HDR capabilities, out later this year

PS4 Pro revealed with 4K and HDR capabilities, out later this year

Sony's 4K vision of the future is indeed a reality, with the company taking the stage in New York City today to reveal the much discussed PlayStation Neo project as the PS4 Pro. That name signifies more than just a new console, as it also shows that Sony intends to keep the PS4 community intact with this release, adding another option for those who want a more powerful console without splintering the player base.

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PlayStation 4 Slim has thin body, round corners, arrives September 15

PlayStation 4 Slim has thin body, round corners, arrives September 15

Sony has officially unveiled the PlayStation 4 'slim' model, and it looks exactly like it did in the most recent leaks we saw. Bringing with it a slim body, as well as rounded corners, the unit looks distinctly like a PS4, but definitely distinct enough in its own right to stand out from the original, sharper model. If you've been waiting months to buy a PS4 in anticipation of this launch, good news: you'll be able to get one starting September 15 for $299.

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BioWare teases big news for Sony’s PlayStation event

BioWare teases big news for Sony’s PlayStation event

If today's Apple event isn't enough to satisfy your lust for tasty announcements, then you're in luck, because Sony is also holding an event of its own in New York City. It's here that Sony is expected to announce the PlayStation Neo and the PlayStation 4 Slim, but that might not be all that's on the docket. There are a few developers and designers from BioWare who seem particularly excited about this event, possibly pointing to a BioWare surprise.

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Sony launches a slew of new wired and wireless headphones

Sony launches a slew of new wired and wireless headphones

Sony has trotted out six new wired and wireless headphones for audio fans to use with some aimed at active sporty types and others aimed at folks who just want more bass and better sound form their music. The new products include the XB80BS Extra Bass sports in-ear Bluetooth headphones on the high-end selling for $149.99. The headphones have an around the ear design that holds them in place with activity.

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Apple Pay may finally debut in Japan with Sony partnership

Apple Pay may finally debut in Japan with Sony partnership

The iPhone's mobile payment system Apple Pay has expanded to many more countries and regions over the last year, but it has yet to make an official debut in Japan. That may soon be changing, however, as following last month's news about a future iPhone including Japan's domestic tap-to-pay technology comes word that a partnership with Sony may result in the Apple Pay service rolling out in the country in full.

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