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Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV superzoom is super fast

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV superzoom is super fast

Because of the limits of technology, we are sometimes forced to choose our battles and settle for compromises. That’s true for smartphones and it’s true for digital cameras as well. Super zoom? Yes, you can have that, but you’ll have to settle for less than speedy performance. Sony, however, is saying that you can have your cake and eat it too, so to speak. The latest addition to its Cyber-shot family, the RX10 IV, boasts of a few firsts. But its real claim to fame is combining a 24-600 mm lens with fast autofocus and fast tracking in a single camera.

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Sony True 4K HDR projectors bring a lot of power for a lot of heft

Sony True 4K HDR projectors bring a lot of power for a lot of heft

Every so often we hear of new home projectors that have nearly the same mantra: small but powerful. But let’s face it. Short throw and pico projectors don’t even come close to the brightness and capabilities of dedicated home theater projectors. At the same time, however, few will be able to afford or make room for such hulking boxes in their houses. Sony’s new entry level VPL-VW285ES and mid-level VPL-VW385ES try to bridge the gap, offering an immersive viewing experience at the price of one whole table.

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PS4’s new DualShock 4 controllers look excellent

PS4’s new DualShock 4 controllers look excellent

Sony hasn't really been hitting out of the park with its limited edition DualShock 4 controllers lately. Whether it's the Destiny 2 controller planned to launch alongside the game or the limited edition PlayStation FC DualShock 4, the designs Sony has been churning out lately have been generally uninspired. That all changed today, however, with the reveal of Sony's new DualShock 4 crystal collection.

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Sony’s RX0 has DJI in its sights as well as GoPro

Sony’s RX0 has DJI in its sights as well as GoPro

The action camera space might seem crowded right now, not to mention commoditized, but Sony believes it has something sufficiently different. That's the promise of high-end optics in a segment more commonly associated with ruggedness and ease of use, with Sony partnering up with Zeiss for the lenses on its new RX0 camera. However, it's not only GoPro that should be worried.

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Sony’s smart speaker has a low-tech feature they all should have

Sony’s smart speaker has a low-tech feature they all should have

Sometimes the very simplest features are those you come to appreciate most of all. Sony clearly got that memo, anyway, hence the one basic piece of tech on its new LF-S50G smart speaker which, though not as clever as the Google Assistant, still elevates the gadget above its increasingly numerous rivals. That advantage? A clock.

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Here are the Sony Xperia phones that will get Android 8.0 Oreo

Here are the Sony Xperia phones that will get Android 8.0 Oreo

Sony unveiled a couple of new products at IFA 2017 yesterday, including two expected Xperia flagship and one odd and unexpected Android mid-ranger. While the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact are more or less flagship phones, there was a bit of uncertainty whether it will ship with Oreo or not, considering how close it was to Android 8.0’s launch. Beating LG to the punch this year, Sony proudly said that those two will launch with Oreo from the get go. Even better, Sony is sharing which smartphones will get updated to Android 8.0 in due time.

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Sony Walkman NW-ZX300 offers balanced output in carefully crafted music player

Sony Walkman NW-ZX300 offers balanced output in carefully crafted music player

If you thought the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact was thick, wait til you get a load of the new Walkman NW-ZX300. Then again, this is no phone, so not only does it not need to bend a knee to smartphone conventions, it can actually go even thicker for the sake of better audio quality. That is precisely what’s happening inside the NW-ZX300, where every piece and design element, down to the wiring, is made for delivering the best audio experience possible on a portable media player.

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Sony LF-S50G puts Google Assistant in a new wireless speaker

Sony LF-S50G puts Google Assistant in a new wireless speaker

Officially speaking, Google Home is the only smart speaker that houses Google Assistant. Other speakers and devices usually only get Google’s smart assistant after the fact or as an added feature. Google Home is, of course, far from perfect and it could do with a second iteration, which is probably unlikely to happen. Fortunately there is now the Sony LF-S50G which was made and designed specifically for Google Assistant, built with the lessons learned from Google Home and other smart speakers now filling the market.

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Sony RX0 brings a compact camera down to action cam size

Sony RX0 brings a compact camera down to action cam size

Sony is already a name well known not just in consumer electronics but also in the digital photography market, with both image sensors as well as complete cameras. Now it is embarking on a new but slightly related market: action cameras. At IFA 2017, Sony unveiled the RX0 camera that puts the camera qualities its Cybershot RX line is known for into a small and rugged black box that you can take with you anywhere and everywhere.

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Sony Xperia Ear Open-Style Concept hands-on: Smarter than AirPods

Sony Xperia Ear Open-Style Concept hands-on: Smarter than AirPods

Sony could've made a pair of knock-off AirPods clones, but its new Xperia Ear Open-Style Concept is something a whole lot more interesting. Teased back in February at Mobile World Congress, the wireless stereo headset promises both your music and your choice of smart agent assistance, without cutting you off completely from the environment around you. I tried them out ahead of their full debut at IFA 2017 this week.

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Sony Xperia XZ1 hands-on with XZ1 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ1 hands-on with XZ1 Compact

Sony has two new Android phones for 2017, the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact, and they'll be among the first wave of Android 8.0 Oreo devices. Unveiled at IFA 2017 today, the two handsets each wrap Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 in a sleek, if unobtrusive, chassis, while Sony's engineers go cherry-picking the best of the tech from their counterparts in the photography, gaming, and TV divisions.

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PlayStation Plus September 2017 free games list: inFamous Second Son and more

PlayStation Plus September 2017 free games list: inFamous Second Son and more

September is almost here and Sony has finally announced which free games it will bring for PlayStation Plus subscribers. As in the past, you'll need an active PlayStation Plus subscription to access these games; if you have one, the games will be available to download without cost via the PlayStation Store's PS Plus section. Titles are notable but, depending on what your game library already holds, may not be terribly exciting.

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