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PlayStation Plus price increase: Jump on this deal before it’s too late

PlayStation Plus price increase: Jump on this deal before it’s too late

A couple of weeks back, Sony announced some bad news for PlayStation Plus users in the EU. At the end of August, prices on PlayStation Plus subscriptions are going to rise, somewhat significantly in some cases. This price hike follows a similar one in the US last year, and as you can probably imagine, PlayStation Plus users aren't exactly happy with the added expense.

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PlayStation F.C. Dualshock 4 limited edition controller swings and misses

PlayStation F.C. Dualshock 4 limited edition controller swings and misses

With the sheer number of different Dualshock 4 controllers available for the PS4, some of them aren't going to be quite as good as others. Case in point: Sony's new limited edition PlayStation F.C. Dualshock 4. The controller is being released to celebrate the beginning of soccer (or football) season, but its design leaves something to be desired.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium price cut makes it more convincing

Sony Xperia XZ Premium price cut makes it more convincing

Sony’s Xperia smartphones are, to be honest, overpriced for what they’re really worth. Make no mistake, they are as premium as they look (depending on your aesthetic tastes), but they cost a whole lot more than its closest rivals. Sony might have noticed that, though a tad too late. It has just slashed a good chunk off the price of the Xperia XZ Premium putting it in line with the likes of the Galaxy S8, though barely a month shy of the next round of flagship smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, and the new iPhones.

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Xperia XZ1, XZ Compact photos reveal rear fingerprint sensor

Xperia XZ1, XZ Compact photos reveal rear fingerprint sensor

Sony’s smartphones have a lot going for them, but they haven’t received welcome arms in the US for a couple of reasons. One of those is the price, which Sony sometimes, but not always, cuts a few months after a release. But one of its most glaring flaws, especially on high-end smartphones, is the fingerprint scanner. Or rather, the lack of it. It seems that Sony might have finally found a way to solve, by simply relocating the fingerprint scanner to the back, as seen in these alleged Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ Compact photos.

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PlayStation Now gets 19 new PS4 games – here’s the full list

PlayStation Now gets 19 new PS4 games – here’s the full list

It was almost exactly a month ago that Sony began adding the first PlayStation 4 games to its PlayStation Now subscription service. With that initial batch, 20 PS4 games were added to PS Now, with some greats like God of War 3 Remastered and Saints Row IV present on the list. Today, Sony is adding another 19 games, nearly doubling the number of PlayStation 4 games available on the service.

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Sony Xperia XZ Compact G8441 Geekbench scores are strange

Sony Xperia XZ Compact G8441 Geekbench scores are strange

It still may or may not make sense, but Sony does seem to have a “Compact” flagship ready to ship soon. Actually, we’re not yet sure if it will indeed be called the Xperia XZ Compact, but the Sony G8441, which is its more formal name, has shown up at Geekbench after its appearance in AnTuTu about a year ago. And while there is less information to be gleaned in this new leak, it does support the image of a smartphone with high-end specs but a mid-range screen.

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Sony Xperia Android O update: who’s in and who’s not

Sony Xperia Android O update: who’s in and who’s not

Every new Android release is pretty much a guessing game for Android users. Will my phone/tablet get the update or not? Some OEMs, like LG, love to shout how they’re first in line, though usually only for the latest model or two. Some manufacturers tend to be more silent and just surprise their users when, or if, it does happen. Sony is more on the latter, though it does have a track record of rolling out major updates, though not as fast as one would hope. Still, it’s always welcome news to hear that your phone is eligible for the update, as listed by this new leak.

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Sony, IBM develop a 330 TB magnetic tape storage

Sony, IBM develop a 330 TB magnetic tape storage

The 50s called and they want their tapes back. Forget crystals, holograms, or even DNA. The storage solution of the future might come from the pass. And that’s not an exaggeration either. Sony and IBM have joined several of their technologies and innovations together in order to make a palm-sized magnetic tape cartridge capable of holding as much as 330 TB of data. An achievement considering that a comparable cartridge only holds 15 TB at most.

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PlayStation Plus price hike announced for EU

PlayStation Plus price hike announced for EU

PlayStation Plus members in the European Union are getting a rather disappointing bit of news today. Word of a PlayStation Plus price hike for the region has started making the rounds, and this new increase will be going into effect next month. If you want to secure some more PS Plus time at the current price, then, now is the time to buy.

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Sony Xperia XZ1 spotted at Geekbench with Snapdragon 835

Sony Xperia XZ1 spotted at Geekbench with Snapdragon 835

Just when you though Sony was finally consolidating its smartphone strategy, along come rumors of models that seem to contradict the company’s earlier statements. First there was the appearance of what is allegedly the Sony Xperia XZ Compact. And although Sony has not exactly ruled it out, seeing what is claimed to be an Xperia XZ1 at Geekbench seems to prove that Sony still hasn’t changed its ways.

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Sony A7s II shoots in outer space from outside ISS

Sony A7s II shoots in outer space from outside ISS

It came from outer space! Actually, it went to outer space. We’re talking about Sony’s nearly two-year old full-frame mirrorless camera, the (alpha) A7s II. In addition to its boasted top of the line (as of 2015) features, the camera can now boast of being the first commercial camera to have the honor of staying outside the International Space Station to capture 4K video of the Earth, of space, and of everything in between.

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PlayStation 4 5.0 Beta System Update: How to get this game-changer

PlayStation 4 5.0 Beta System Update: How to get this game-changer

The most mega-large of updates to the base system UI and features of the PlayStation 4 (PS4) is available to the public now. While not every member of the public will be given access, the front door was effectively thrown open by Sony this week. All that lies between you and the next generation in PlayStation 4 software is a Sony guard at the door that checks to see if you're on the waiting list - so to speak.

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