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Sony EXTRA BASS wireless speakers brings light to the party

Sony EXTRA BASS wireless speakers brings light to the party

Wireless Bluetooth speakers and headsets have traditionally been seen as a compromise between portability and quality, but recent market and product trends have been trying to push against that connotation. Take for example Sony’s EXTRA BASS lines that adds much needed depth to these portable audio equipment. At CES 2017, the company is introducing four new members of that family that not only puts a spotlight to the music’s thump, it literally puts light into your music that also dances to the beat.

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Sony BRAVIA X and A series bring 4K HDR, Android TV together

Sony BRAVIA X and A series bring 4K HDR, Android TV together

Android TV, just like Android Wear, isn’t dead yet. At least not if you judge it based on the devices and announcements made at CES 2017. First there was DISH’s AirTV box, powered by Android TV. Then there’s the fresh new NVIDIA SHIELD, also powered by Android TV. Sony is also joining that fray with two new series from its BRAVIA line, the X and the A TVs. Both boast of handling 4K HDR with precision, accuracy,and beauty. Both also offer an augmented TV viewing experience made possible by Android TV.

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Sony Walkman NW-A35 looks like a thick, tiny Xperia XZ

Sony Walkman NW-A35 looks like a thick, tiny Xperia XZ

Some have declared the Walkman dead in the advent of iPods and then smartphones, but Sony refuses to give up on such an iconic brand. It has revived the name, given it a digital focus, and reshaped it with sometimes odd designs. The new Walkman NW-A35 that it just revealed at CES 2017 is such an example. You wouldn’t be blamed if you mistook it for one of Sony’s smartphones because it pretty much looks like a smaller but thicker version of the its Xperia XZ flagship. Without Android inside as well.

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Sony HT-MT500 and HT-MT300 soundbars are compact and wireless

Sony HT-MT500 and HT-MT300 soundbars are compact and wireless

Sony has unveiled a pair of compact soundbars, the HT-MT300 and the HT-MT500. Both models feature a modern design to, says Sony, match current living room design trends. The HT-MT500 also features high-resolution audio for enhancing and upscaling existing audio, while both feature a wireless and slim subwoofer. Both models include both NFC and Bluetooth.

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PS4 2017 exclusives revealed, excludes Detroit, Dreams

PS4 2017 exclusives revealed, excludes Detroit, Dreams

The holiday season might be over, but, for gamers, that really only means that the sales are done. The new year also heralds the arrival of new titles that have once been teased and will soon become real. That is practically Sony's message when it gave an appetizer of a video showing off the PlayStation 4 exclusives that fans can look forward to this year. That is, if all goes well. Unfortunately, the editors over at Sony missed the erroneous inclusion of two titles, briefly raising false hopes.

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PlayStation Plus games for January 2017: Day of the Tentacle and more

PlayStation Plus games for January 2017: Day of the Tentacle and more

Sony has detailed the free games arriving for PlayStation Plus members in January 2017, and chief among them is a remastered version of the classic game “Day of the Tentacle” for the PlayStation 4. The game was originally released in 1993, and it enjoys a healthy fanbase that will get to re-experience it on Sony’s latest-gen console soon. There are five other games in the lineup, including titles for the PlayStation 3 and the PS Vita.

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Sony Music Twitter hack trolled people with Britney Spears death tweets

Sony Music Twitter hack trolled people with Britney Spears death tweets

The Sony Music Group Twitter account was recently hacked and used to send out a fake death tweet announcing the passing of singer Britney Spears. The tweet has since been removed and confirmed as false, with Sony saying it has 'rectified' the issue. Spears' own manager confirmed that she has not died. It is also possible a Twitter account belonging to Bob Dylan was also accessed and used to spread the fake death news.

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Sony Xperia XZ DxOMark verdict: great but not prefect

Sony Xperia XZ DxOMark verdict: great but not prefect

Many high-end smartphones are moving towards using dual cameras to achieve details and performance previously unattainable on mobile devices. Even Apple has jumped on that train. But just because you have two cameras doesn't mean you'll do better. That is something Sony tried to prove with the Xperia XZ and DxOMark seemingly agrees. With a score of 87, it has bested the likes of the Huawei Mate 9 and the LG V20 with their dual sensors. It still, however, falls short of beating the Google Pixel or even the Galaxy S7 edge.

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Sony Cyber-shot HX350 compact camera has 50x super zoom

Sony Cyber-shot HX350 compact camera has 50x super zoom

Sony has introduced the new Cyber-shot HX350, a digital camera that, despite its compact size, features 50x super zoom. The camera is targeted at photographers who are serious about their craft, but who need something smaller than a DSLR for certain situations. Joining the super-zoom feature is a Sony Exmor R CMOS 20.4-megapixel sensor and the BIONZ X image processing engine.

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Google Home, Assistant now work with some Sony speakers, TVs

Google Home, Assistant now work with some Sony speakers, TVs

Google Home might be a smart speaker but, by itself, it isn’t exactly going to rock your house in terms of audio quality or even volume. And don’t even think about playing video directly on it. For those use cases, you’ll need dedicated audio and video equipment to make the best out of the experience. And what better way to do that than with equipment powered by Google’s technology as well. Sony has just announced that, thanks to a firmware upgrade, a number of its “Chromecast built-in” speakers and 4K HDR Android TVs now integrate with Google Home and, consequently, Google Assistant.

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Sony announces PS4 Platinum Wireless Headset launch date and pricing

Sony announces PS4 Platinum Wireless Headset launch date and pricing

Sony has announced the launch of a new gaming headset for PlayStation players called the Platinum Wireless Headset. The headset will launch on January 12 for $159.99 ($199.99 CAD). The big feature of this new wireless gaming headset will be the enhanced and positional 7.1 virtual surround sound that is powered by PlayStation 3D audio tech. The headset features hidden noise-cancelling mics allowing for clear communications in-game without having a mic boom.

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Sony XAV-AX100 Now Shipping, Adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to your Ride

Sony XAV-AX100 Now Shipping, Adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to your Ride

Back in August we first talked about the Sony XAV-AX100 car audio system. The big features of the device is that it brings both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to vehicles that didn't come with that capability from the factory. When the AX100 was first announced it was set to launch in late November. It is available now via Amazon.com for $499.99.

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