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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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PlayStation VR to launch with free demo disc

PlayStation VR to launch with free demo disc

For those old enough to remember, the term “demo disc” might call to mind the times when games, heck even software, would come in floppies or CDs. Well, games still do today, of course, so why break that hallowed tradition just because you have some fancy new virtual reality headset. Indeed, Sony has just revealed that every new PS VR headset with come with a free demo disc for new, starry-eyed owners to try out and become their more or less formal induction into the world of virtual reality.

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PlayStation 4 Elite controller surfaces on Target’s website

PlayStation 4 Elite controller surfaces on Target’s website

Ahead of Sony’s event this month, a third-party PS4 controller called the ‘PlayStation 4 Elite Controller’ surfaced on Target’s website, only to be pulled a short time later. The controller has the same general shape as the regular PS4 controller, but comes with a somewhat futuristic, geometric design. The controller was originally listed as a pre-order item, but that pre-order was obviously premature given that the entire product listing has been taken down.

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Sony ‘Signature Series’ audio devices include gold-plated Walkman

Sony ‘Signature Series’ audio devices include gold-plated Walkman

Sony has a new ‘Signature Series’ line of what it calls high-resolution audio devices. Counted among these new devices is the MDR-Z1R headphones, the NW-WM1Z and NW-WM1A Walkman devices, and the TA-ZH1ES headphones amp. All four devices are stylish, especially the NW-WM1Z Walkman with its gold-plated copper chassis. According to Sony, that design keeps down magnetic interference and contact resistance/oxidation.

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iPhone 7 release details VS Google Pixel (Nexus) phone camera

iPhone 7 release details VS Google Pixel (Nexus) phone camera

While we're not about to say that Google would ever attempt to take on Apple's iPhone business directly, it's always interesting to see how closely each successive generation of smartphone add up against one another. Google began commissioning Nexus smartphones all the way back in the beginning of Android (as it was run by Google). Now they're rumored to start calling their phones "Pixel" - not unlike their Chromebook Pixel and tablet lines.

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Pixel/Pixel XL Sailfish/Marlin will sport same Sony cameras

Pixel/Pixel XL Sailfish/Marlin will sport same Sony cameras

While there’s still no certainty that HTC’s “Sailfish” and “Marlin” smartphones are really going to be called “Pixel” and “Pixel XL”, respectively, one leakster does seem pretty sure about their cameras. LlabTooFeR, one of the most prolific source of leaks and info when it comes to HTC’s smartphones, has just revealed on Twitter that both smartphones will actually use the same cameras, both front and back. That includes a still unannounced Sony camera sensor that is probably a simple upgrade from last year’s line of Nexus smartphones.

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Sony Ultra 4K streaming service comes to Intel 7th Gen Core PCs

Sony Ultra 4K streaming service comes to Intel 7th Gen Core PCs

While 4K televisions are finally starting to come down in price, the availability of 4K video content to watch on them is still slim. To help push the sales of its own 4K TVs, earlier this year Sony announced its own 4K streaming video service dubbed Ultra. Now the company wants to make the Ultra service available on PCs, and has teamed up with Intel to launch it in January. The only catch? Users must be running Intel's new 7th Gen Core processor.

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Sony UST Projector and Glass Sound Speaker hands-on

Sony UST Projector and Glass Sound Speaker hands-on

Sony's Life Space UX*2 (or Life Space UX2) is a name which many home entertainment and living devices reside. We got to know the last generation last year at IFA 2016 - now it's time to get delicate. In the Sony room we got to experience, the Sony Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector was in full swing bringing multiple layers of digital homemaking and entertainment at once. Also present was the Sony Glass Sound Speaker - another new reveal for Sony this quarter.

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Sony FDR-X3000R action camera rocks optical image stabilization and 4K resolution

Sony FDR-X3000R action camera rocks optical image stabilization and 4K resolution

Sony rolled out a new action camera that sounds on paper as if it might be one of the best action cameras on the market right now. It has some very cool features like Balanced Optical SteadyShot (B.O.SS) image stabilization to help take some of the shake out of the videos you record. That image stabilization works even at 4K resolution and in high-speed recording modes.

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Sony Xperia Projector does away with glass, keeps the sci-fi

Sony Xperia Projector does away with glass, keeps the sci-fi

You may have seen your fair share of futuristic computers and interfaces and, with the exception of “air gestures” like those on Minority Report, most of them have one thing in common: they’re all done on touch screens. Perhaps realizing that it might not be practical, or economical, to put displays on anything and everything, Sony’s R&D is aiming for the next best thing. Revealed way back in February, the Xperia Projector, which is yet to be a real product, turns any flat surface into a touch “screen”, removing the need for actual screens while still keeping all the fancy functionality around.

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Sony targets Bose with new noise-canceling wireless headphones

Sony targets Bose with new noise-canceling wireless headphones

At the IFA 2016 event in Berlin this week, Sony has just thrown down the gauntlet before noise-canceling headphone champion Bose. The latter's flagship QuietComfort model is often the standard to which others are compared — especially now that they're wireless — but now Sony claims it has gone up and above, creating the best noise cancellation tech ever and putting in their new MDR-1000X headphones.

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Xperia XZ first impressions with Xperia X Compact details

Xperia XZ first impressions with Xperia X Compact details

This week Sony has revealed both the Xperia XZ and the Xperia X Compact, two peas in a next-level-photography pod. These devices look very similar to one another - and to previous Xperia smartphones - but they're cut from a slightly different cloth. We've been given the opportunity to get our hands on an early prototype of the Xperia XZ, and as such, we can bring you a decent idea of what's to come in the very near future.

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