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Pink Xperia XZ lands exclusively at O2 in the UK

Pink Xperia XZ lands exclusively at O2 in the UK

The Xperia XZ landed in the US a few days back and is the flagship device from Sony for this year. The catch for shoppers in the US is that you have to pay full price to get the device unlocked. O2 has the smartphone in the UK and it is offering the device on all of its plans with some getting the device for no money up front and £37 monthly. O2 has the smartphone in an exclusive deep pink color.

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Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 V, bolsters autofocus speed and precision

Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 V, bolsters autofocus speed and precision

Sony Digital Imaging announced a new addition to the CyberShot RX family today, debuting the RX100 V. Sporting the same compact design as the rest of the RX100 family and inheriting their 1.0-type sensor, the RX100 V looks to make a number of improvements over its predecessors, especially when it comes to autofocus.

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Sony a6500 detailed: taking a6300 and APS-C to a new level

Sony a6500 detailed: taking a6300 and APS-C to a new level

This week Sony launched a new flagship camera for the powerful APS-C Sensor, one called a6500 (AKA model ILCE-6500). This machine is the next big push after the a6300, and uses the same "unrivaled" 4D FOCUS system as that camera. This camera works with an APS-C sized 24.2 megapixel Exmor CMOS camera sensor paired with Sony's own BIONZ X image processor as well as a brand new front-end LSI system for a massive ISO range of 100-51200.* This is also the newest in a line of Sony interchangeable lens cameras with internal 4K movie recording.

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PlayStation 4 getting mod support for Skyrim and Fallout 4 after all

PlayStation 4 getting mod support for Skyrim and Fallout 4 after all

Last month, Bethesda announced that mod support for Fallout 4 and Skyrim wouldn't be coming to PS4. The company didn't delve into too many specifics about why this was, though it did say that Sony wouldn't "approve user mods the way they should work: where users can do anything they want for either Fallout 4 or Skyrim Special Edition." It would appear that Sony has changed its mind on the matter, with Bethesda announcing that mods for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition with come to PS4 after all.

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Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact US models can become great again

Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact US models can become great again

Sony has finally made available its last 2016 flagship models in the US, the Xperia XZ and the smaller Xperia XZ Compact. Although the smartphone did fail to check a few boxes (1080p screen, 3 GB RAM), they’re biggest crime in the US are the missing fingerprint sensors. Not that the hardware is missing but they have been disabled, for reasons still unknown. The good news, it has just been confirmed that this is a purely software limitation that can actually be “fixed”. The bad news, it’s not going to be for the faint of heart.

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Xperia XZ is now available, unlocked, in the US

Xperia XZ is now available, unlocked, in the US

Sony fans in the US have reason to celebrate. The company’s “true” 2016 flagship is finally available for purchase. At least for those who don’t mind paying full price to get an unlocked model, that is. After a short pre-order period, Sony Xperia XZ is finally shipping and ready for purchase for anyone rooting for the company’s “re-invented” smartphone push. And,give or take one or two “minor” head-scratchers, the Xperia XZ does fit the bill as a flagship model. Finally.

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PlayStation Vue adds HBO, Cinemax and new ‘Ultra’ plan

PlayStation Vue adds HBO, Cinemax and new ‘Ultra’ plan

As promised, PlayStation Vue, Sony's over-the-Internet live television service -- has added both HBO and Cinemax to its channel roster. In addition to adding those two services, PlayStation Vue has also added a fourth channel plan called 'Ultra.' This makes four plans total, with prices starting at $30/month and ranging up to $65/month for Ultra (which in some cities will be ten dollars more at $75/month). You don't need the Ultra plan in order to subscribe to the HBO and Cinemax offerings.

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PlayStation Plus games for October include ‘Resident Evil’

PlayStation Plus games for October include ‘Resident Evil’

Sony has announced the free games arriving for PlayStation Plus in October, and they're pretty great, particularly for PlayStation 4 owners. If you have Sony's latest console, you'll be getting Resident Evil and Transformers: Devastation, while PlayStation 3 owners will be getting Mad Riders and From Dust. PS Vita owners will also be getting two games, Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ and Actual Sunlight.

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PlayStation coming to iPhone and Android, for real this time

PlayStation coming to iPhone and Android, for real this time

Sony seems to have seen the light when it comes to mobile device gaming, creating a new company by the name of ForwardWorks to engage with iPhones, iPads, and Android devices of all sorts. This is not the same as Sony's previous mobile venture, one known as PlayStation Mobile. This is also different from the relative wild nonsense that was the PlayStation Phone, aka the Xperia Play.

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Sony Xperia Android Nougat updates begin next month with Xperia XZ

Sony Xperia Android Nougat updates begin next month with Xperia XZ

Most Android users are wondering right now when - or if - their phones will receive an update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Sony Xperia owners may not have to wonder much longer, as the folks over at the Xperia Blog have gotten their hands on an interesting slide that was shown during a presentation by Sony Slovakia. This slide gives us a bunch of details about the Nougat roadmap for a handful of Sony Xperia devices.

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Xperia X Compact now on sale, Xperia XZ pre-orders start

Xperia X Compact now on sale, Xperia XZ pre-orders start

The long-awaited time for Sony fans in the US has finally arrived. The company’s Xperia X Compact mini-flagship is finally available for purchase. At least for those opting for unlocked models bought off Amazon. In the meantime, the Xperia XZ is also available for early birds, with shipping starting on Sunday. But although Sony’s real 2016 champions has indeed finally landed, or will in a few days, in the US market, they might be just as controversial as their predecessors, which didn’t exactly receive a hero’s welcome in the long run.

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Sony Xperia XZ will cost $699 in the US

Sony Xperia XZ will cost $699 in the US

Those in the United States will be able to get their hands on the Xperia XZ and X Compact soon, and ahead of their launch comes the official price tags: the Xperia XZ flagship will cost you $699 USD (32GB/3GB RAM), while the X Compact will be less at $499 USD (preorders available now). These are the prices for the unlocked phones, of which the Xperia XZ will be available on October 2 and the X Compact on September 25, with the unlocked versions being offered at Best Buy, Amazon, and some other select retailers.

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