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Xperia Z4 images leak, show Z3 rehash

Xperia Z4 images leak, show Z3 rehash

Sony’s Xperia Z4, their lineal flagship champion, is edging toward release, according to a variety of leaks. We’ve seen some specs via benchmarks, which show the latest from Sony may not blow your mind. Once rumored to hit at MWC this year, Sony instead put the Z4 off, allegedly to capture our attention with a solo release instead of battling the MWC/post-CES rush. Much as the specs don’t wow us, these pics continue to suggest the hardware design is, well, uninspired.

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Xperia Z4 appears on GFXBench with unsurprising specs

Xperia Z4 appears on GFXBench with unsurprising specs

Given the existence of the Xperia Z4 Tablet, there is very little doubt that an Xperia Z4 will soon be making its way to our hands. Indeed, it's more a question of when rather than if, as Sony's mobile division really can't afford to skip a flagship generation. And while we do expect that smartphone to land soon, we can't be help wonder what it would be like, since, rather surprisingly, the smartphone hasn't been leaked to death yet unlike its predecessors. A GFXBench entry gives a bit of a clue, but, at least based on these specs, the Xperia Z4 might not have any surprises either.

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Limited Edition PS4 Batman: Arkham Knight bundle unveiled

Limited Edition PS4 Batman: Arkham Knight bundle unveiled

Sony has announced the new Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Batman: Arkham Knight bundle. With the bundle comes a Steel Grey PS4 console decked out with a partial silhouette of Batman and a subtle emblem reading out the name of the game. A controller with the same steel grey color is included with the bundle, as well as the expected game. That's not the only bundle Sony will be offering, however; it has a second similar one up its sleeve, only for a lower price point and with less flashy designs for those who find that option more preferable.

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PlayStation Vue expands with AMC Networks addition

PlayStation Vue expands with AMC Networks addition

Sony's new PlayStation Vue service serves to compete with Dish Network's Sling TV and somewhat with the upcoming HBO NOW service, though Vue costs more than both and is in some ways superior (depending on your needs). On Friday, Sony announced that the service has expanded to include a few more channels, all of them being part of AMC Networks' lineup. This includes the AMC channel itself, as well as IFC, Sundance, and WEtv. Not all of them are available in every subscription package, however, a limitation that will be familiar to any cable subscriber.

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PlayStation’s Spotify team up: 3rd party app dominance

PlayStation’s Spotify team up: 3rd party app dominance

In the gaming universe, things are changing. While we'll likely never reach a point where it'll be the manufacturers of hardware or the developers of software that take full control of the console ecosystem, today you can mark one up for the latter. Instead of working with their own Music Unlimited system, Sony has decided to team up with Spotify - to great effect. Today Sony not only ends their Music Unlimited system completely across all PlayStation hardware, it begins 30 days of free use of Spotify. Sony is so confident in this team-up, they're tossing out the old and giving the new away for free.

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Spotify for PS4 and PS3 launches in 41 countries

Spotify for PS4 and PS3 launches in 41 countries

Music fans have something new to try out on the PlayStation game consoles. The new service is called PlayStation Music and it is a tie up between Sony and Spotify that will bring music to users of the PS3 and the PS4 consoles. Sony had promised to launch the service in the spring of 2015 and a launch this week lands right in that target launch window.

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Sony’s SmartEyeglass augmented-reality glasses on sale in 10 counties

Sony’s SmartEyeglass augmented-reality glasses on sale in 10 counties

Just after Sony unveiled its SmartEyeglass augmented-reality glasses a few months ago, it was quickly labeled by tech media and critics as dorky, unfashionable, and tacky. Fortunately (or unfortunately?), Sony has decided to press ahead in the wake of the Google Glass experiment and release the headgear in 10 countries, starting this week. Labeled as a Developer Edition, the SED-E1 SmartEyeglass will set lucky purchasers back a steep $840. Just don't expect people to jealous of how cool you look while wearing it.

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PS4 system update “Yukimura” details revealed ahead of release

PS4 system update “Yukimura” details revealed ahead of release

The Sony Playstation 4 is getting its latest software update, version 2.50 tomorrow. The system update, codenamed "Yukimura" offers a myriad of new features for enhanced game play and easier ways to connect with friends. Before you update your console, take a look at what's in store in the latest version of software for the PS4. The PS4 wants to be your destination console when it comes to playing video games with friends. Taking a lead from Twitter, verified accounts will be available to game developers and industry insiders.

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HBO, Showtime, and Sony want an Internet fast lane for TV streaming

HBO, Showtime, and Sony want an Internet fast lane for TV streaming

In the wake of the FCC's Net Neutrality vote, all web content is created equal. However, nothing is every black and white, and there is a new gray area when it comes to managed services. HBO, Showtime, and Sony Corp. are pushing for their streaming content to be treated separately and have talked to Comcast Corp. about being included in their separate data lane for "managed services."

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