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WildTangent game renting service expands to Xperia smartphones

This week the folks at WildTangent have revealed that they've worked with Sony Mobile Communications to release their game rental service for Xperia smartphones such as the Sony Xperia Z, this continuing their team-up into the future. Back in September of 2011, WildTangent high-fived Sony and began to partner with them in both desktop and mobile products. You'll find WildTangent pre-installed on VAIO PCs as well as Sony Tablets S and P in Europe already - and the fun continues!

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Sony VAIO T15 Touch and T14 Touch hands-on

It's all-fingers-on-screen for Sony's latest VAIO ultrabooks, the T15 Touch and T14 Touch, which each slap a 10-digit multitouch layer on top of the regular display for some swiping Windows 8 action. Fresh at CES this week, the new Intel-powered duo is more of the same from Sony's ultrabook line-up, with brushed aluminum chassis and backlit keyboards.

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Sony unveils touch enabled VAIOs, Tap 20 and Duo 11 available this month

Sony has introduced its first tabletop PC in the US market, the VAIO Tap 20, a massive 20-inch tablet computer, as well as the smaller VAIO Duo 11 "hybrid slider" PC, which we reviewed back in August. In addition to the Tap 20 and the Duo 11, Sony has also released touch-enabled ultrabooks, including a refresh of the T13 and the E series 14P models. This line of touch-enabled PCs runs Windows 8.

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Sony VAIO Duo 11 hands-on

Sony likes to do things differently, and the VAIO Duo 11 is its unusual entrant to the Windows 8 tablet market. Billed as a "hybrid sliding PC" the Duo 11 looks, at first glance, like a chunky tablet, but pull up just above the front-facing webcam and the touchscreen slides back and up to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. It's an approach we've seen before, from the ASUS Eee Pad Slider, but here running Microsoft's full Windows platform and with a digital stylus for handwriting and sketching.

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Sony announces VAIO S and Z Ivy Bridge models

More and more laptops are getting updated with some juicy Intel Ivy Bridge internals, and Sony is the latest company is roll out refreshed lines. Both the VAIO S and Z series will receive updates, which includes faster processors and graphics cards. The S series is available in 13 and 15-inch sizes, with the latter offering a 1080p IPS screen option and a hefty 1TB of storage space.

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Sony VAIO T11 and T13 ultrabooks official

Sony has officially revealed its first ultrabooks, the Sony VAIO T11 and T13, with a choice of 11.6- or 13.3-inch displays, slick magnesium and aluminum chassis, and optional SSD storage. Promising up to nine hours battery life from the SSD models, the new T11 and T13 VAIOs include full-sized VGA, HDMI and ethernet ports, along with memory card readers and both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports.

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Sony nasne PVR squirts TV to VAIO, Vita, PS3 and Xperia

Sony has outed a new universal media tuner and recorder, the Sony nasne, intended for use across its PS3, VAIO computer and smartphone/tablet ranges, and the first step in the newly-harmonized "One Sony" business. A PS3-lookalike with digital terrestrial and satellite tuners along with a 500GB hard-drive for recording shows, nasne will allow Sony tablets, phones or other gadgets to access its recordings across the network, as well as being able to stream live video to up to two devices at once.

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Sony VAIO E Series 14P packs Kinect-style gesture control

Sony has outed its latest 14-inch notebook, the VAIO E Series 14P, not quite an ultrabook but not letting that stop it offer gesture control and 7hr runtime. Measuring in at 22.4mm thick, the 1366 x 768 notebook runs Intel's Core i3-2350M processor paired with 4GB of DDR3 memory and AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics with 1GB of dedicated VRAM, and comes in black, white or pink.

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Sony Vaio VCC111 Chromebook gets FCC support

Sony's flagship Chrome OS-powered computer has just been given the green light by the Federal Communications Commission. This means as far as the regulatory paperwork goes, the device is ready to go on sale in the US, and obviously Sony wouldn't have submitted it to the FCC unless it was essentially ready for production. So hopefully we'll start seeing it on store shelves soon.

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