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GT Sport PS4 release date revealed: 18 October and pre-orders now open

GT Sport PS4 release date revealed: 18 October and pre-orders now open

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After several delays we now know an official release date for the highly anticipated PS4 racing game, Gran Turismo Sport.GT Sport will be available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on 18 October 2017.It will also be available in several editions,... >>

Bargain console deals: Xbox One S bundle £179.99, PS4 Pro bundle for £349.99

Bargain console deals: Xbox One S bundle £179.99, PS4 Pro bundle for £349.99

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As part of Amazon Prime Day 2017, both Microsoft and Sony's popular games consoles are available at a reduced price. You can snag an Xbox One S for £179.99 with a selection of popular game titles, as well as a PS4 Pro with a few great games for £349.99. ... >>

EE and Qualcomm demo Gigabit LTE in the real world, speeds up to 750Mbps achieved

EE and Qualcomm demo Gigabit LTE in the real world, speeds up to 750Mbps achieved

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EE, Qualcomm and Sony, with its Xperia XZ Premium smartphone, partnered to show Gigabit LTE mobile broadband working in a real world UK environment today.During an event at Wembley Stadium in London - which EE sponsors - Pocket-lint saw the new Sony phone... >>

Next Sony Xperia flagship: What's the story so far?

Next Sony Xperia flagship: What's the story so far?

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Sony's most recent flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, is all about specs and power. Not a huge amount changed in terms of design, aside from a few adjustments here and there, but it ticks almost all the boxes on the numbers sheet.That of course means... >>

PS4 now groups TV and movies in the one place, looks great

PS4 now groups TV and movies in the one place, looks great

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An update for European PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro consoles has made it far easier to use them for more than gaming.An all-new TV & Video interface has been introduced that aggregates all the video and telly apps, plus PlayStation Store digital purchases... >>

Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang
4.5 stars

Sony A1 OLED 4K TV review: Back to OLED with a bang

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While ultra-expensive Sony OLED screens have long enjoyed an enviable reputation in the professional video mastering world, the brand hasn't dipped its toes into the consumer OLED market since it launched a miniscule 11-inch model back in 2008. Until... >>

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

Nintendo Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One: Which should you choose?

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With the Nintendo Switch doing remarkably well and Microsoft to release the Xbox One X on the build up to Christmas, you could be forgiven for being stumped when it comes to your next console choice. The PS4 Pro is even winking at you from another... >>

Sony might use 6-inch LCD screen with 2:1 ratio on next Xperia phone

Sony might use 6-inch LCD screen with 2:1 ratio on next Xperia phone

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Sony's future Xperia smartphone could feature a 6-inch display panel with a 2:1 aspect ratio.The company's joint venture, Japan Display Inc, has begun mass production of a 1080p Full Active LTPS LCD display with a 2:1 aspect ratio. It is a 6-inch display... >>

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to 2017-2018

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to 2017-2018

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You're now the proud owner of a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 4 Pro, or are still considering whether to make the investment in Sony or not. Either way, you'll find our list of tantalising gaming treats enough to have you excited for the months ahead.There... >>

E3 2017: All the games and announcements that matter

E3 2017: All the games and announcements that matter

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E3 2017 is upon us. With all the major conferences done and dusted, here are all the major announcements and games from the world's largest games show.Microsoft announced that its new 4K super console, the Xbox One X (originally codenamed Project Scorpio),... >>

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

Help! The sun is shining! Why can't I see my smartphone screen?

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The sun is shining, the sunglasses are out. You go to tweet that perfect sunny picture and … wait … you can't see a thing on your smartphone display!It's not necessarily the phone that's a fault, but it could be how it behaves with your expensive... >>

PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

PlayStation E3 2017 press conference: Watch it again and find out what was launched

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E3 2017 is here! The videogames show officially opening its doors on starting on Tuesday 13 June, but the press conferences have already started.Microsoft unveiled its Xbox One X 4K powerhouse of a console at its event, and then it was down to Sony... >>

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: What’s the difference?

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Although Microsoft announced its 4K games console during E3 2016 last June, it was Sony that beat it to the punch, releasing its mid-generation upgrade a full year before the Xbox equivalent.The PS4 Pro has been available since the end of last year and... >>

Gold PS4 to be available prior to E3 2017?

Gold PS4 to be available prior to E3 2017?

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Sony plans to release a gold-coloured version of its PlayStation 4 console, if a Reddit leak is to be believed.A user, MeinFewer, claiming to be an employee of Target in the US has posted a picture on Imgur of a shiny, gold version of the slimmer,... >>

Sony drops "Premium Standard" Xperia phones to concentrate on two new flagships for 2017

Sony drops "Premium Standard" Xperia phones to concentrate on two new flagships for 2017

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Sony has revealed its smartphone plans for the rest of 2017 and it is ditching an entire category it has supported for years.It will no longer release what it terms "Premium Standard" handsets - phones like the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact, as released... >>

Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza
4.5 stars

Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza

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Most of us weirdos who spend the majority of our waking lives testing TVs seem to agree that LCD screens that use lights placed directly behind them (rather than around their edges) are best suited to the new high dynamic range (HDR) picture technology... >>

Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones
4.0 stars

Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones

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Sony has been in the earphone business as long as time can tell, with its current range including some fantastic over-ear noise-cancelling headphones, and in-ear headphones to suit any budget. For the sporty types, there's the XB80BS Extra Bass, which... >>

Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills
4.5 stars

Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills

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The first new Sony TV for 2017, the 55-inch XE9305, sets a seriously high-tech tone.Leading the way is the second-generation of Sony's Slim Backlight Drive system, which uniquely places two LCD light plates in sequence to provide twice as much local... >>

Sony Alpha A99 II review: Proving that translucent can triumph
4.0 stars

Sony Alpha A99 II review: Proving that translucent can triumph

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Holy moly, what a specification the Sony A99 II offers: a 42.4-million-pixel BSI (back illuminated) full-frame CMOS sensor, a 399-point hybrid autofocus system, 12-frames per second shooting with continuous tracking autofocus, 4K movie capture, and 5-axis... >>

This slo-mo film was shot in 960fps, entirely on Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphones

This slo-mo film was shot in 960fps, entirely on Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphones

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The Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone is capable of recording slow motion video at an incredible 960 frames per second, as we detailed back in February, but what does that look like in the real world?You can get a glimpse at what's possible with such... >>

Sony announces entry-level XE70 series of 4K HDR TVs

Sony announces entry-level XE70 series of 4K HDR TVs

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Sony has announced a new range of XE70 4K HDR TVs that will enter at the affordable end of the budget spectrum when they're released in July 2017. There will be four screen sizes available to choose from: 43-inch, 49-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch, so more... >>

What is HDR, what TVs and devices support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

What is HDR, what TVs and devices support HDR, and what HDR content can I watch?

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The television and display industry never stands still, with manufacturers introducing new technologies every year to improve their TVs and convince you that now is the time to upgrade.Over the past few years we've seen the move from CRT to thin TVs,... >>

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

Sony's new A9 is a vibration-free, super fast, full-frame 4K camera

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Sony has a new full-frame camera, and it's pretty advanced.Professionals photographers will want to check out the new A9. It has a 24.2-megapixel, full-frame Exmor RS CMOS sensor with double the amount of data speed processing of older Sony cameras, Sony... >>

Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Mobile HDR Premium explained

Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Mobile HDR Premium explained

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Mobile HDR got off to something of a false start. When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7 in 2016, it also announced that it had equipped the super-sized smartphone with an HDR display and that glorious movies would be streamed to your phone for enjoyment... >>

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

PS4 Pro can play 4K video after all, just not Ultra HD Blu-rays

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Sony PS4 Pro owners will gain the ability to playback 4K video stored on a USB drive or over a home network, thanks to a software update to the Media Player on the platform.The European PlayStation Blog states that a rollout of the update begins tomorrow,... >>

Sony Xperia L1 with 5.5-inch screen coming to UK in April

Sony Xperia L1 with 5.5-inch screen coming to UK in April

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Sony has announced an entry to mid-range, large-screen smartphone that offers many of the design motifs Xperia handsets are known for but won't break the bank.The Sony Xperia L1 is a 5.5-inch handset with a HD (720p) display.It comes in black, white or... >>

Future Sony smartphones could charge wirelessly from a friend's phone, a fridge or a washing machine

Future Sony smartphones could charge wirelessly from a friend's phone, a fridge or a washing machine

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Sony has submitted a patent application for a technology that could revolutionise the mobile industry.It proposes adding a second wireless antenna for Near Field Communications (NFC) that will transfer power rather than data. You could therefore recharge... >>

Sony's PlayStation Now service will soon stream PS4 games to your PC

Sony's PlayStation Now service will soon stream PS4 games to your PC

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Sony is changing PlayStation Now again, but this time, it's an expansion that will include current-generation games.Weeks after quietly revealing its game streaming service will only be available on PlayStation 4 and PC starting this summer, Sony has... >>

PS4 update 4.50 now available: Here's what it does to your console

PS4 update 4.50 now available: Here's what it does to your console

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Sony has pushed a major new update for the PlayStation 4 that includes some much-requested features. You should see it appear on your console either automatically or through the System menu.The version 4.50 update (previously codenamed Sasuke) brings... >>

PS VR Aim Controller to launch in May as part of Farpoint bundle

PS VR Aim Controller to launch in May as part of Farpoint bundle

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Remember Sony's Aim Controller?We used it at E3 2016 with FPS title Farpoint. We even described the demo as an amazing VR experience, in part because the Aim Controler made everything seem so immersive. At the time, Sony said we could expect the controller... >>

Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

Best of MWC 2017: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei and more

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Mobile World Congress is the launch pad for many flagship smartphones, and this year is no different.We've see hot releases from the likes of LG, Huawei, Samsung and Sony Mobile, as well as champion manufacturers of yesteryear such as Nokia and BlackBerry.And... >>

Mobile World Congress 2017: All the announcements that matter from Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG and more

Mobile World Congress 2017: All the announcements that matter from Nokia, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG and more

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Mobile World Congress 2017 saw a whole stack of new smartphones, tablets and other devices launched during its time in Barcelona.Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei, Nokia and other mobile manufacturers have announced gadgets for the coming months and we've been... >>

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia XZs vs XZ vs Xperia Z5: What's the difference?

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Sony's Xperia portfolio of smartphones is plentiful to say the least. There are numerous options available, from budget devices to mid-range, all the way up to super flagship, making working out the right one for you pretty tough. Adding to the confusion,... >>

Sony's 1,000fps camera touted for new Xperia XZs and XZ Premium smartphones

Sony's 1,000fps camera touted for new Xperia XZs and XZ Premium smartphones

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Earlier this month, Sony revealed details about a new camera sensor that it had been developing. It's a new CMOS sensor, but has an extra third layer of DRAM built into it, as opposed to the two-layer construction of conventional smartphone CMOS cameras.... >>

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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When Google shut down Google TV a few years ago, it replaced the platform with something completely different: Android TV.It seems to be doing reasonably well, having been well-received by both developers and manufacturers alike. Google TV had a lack... >>

PlayStation Now to be discontinued on PS3 and many more devices

PlayStation Now to be discontinued on PS3 and many more devices

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Sony has begun alerting people via email that its PlayStation Now service will have limited availability soon.The company said its game streaming service will only be available on PlayStation 4 and PC starting this summer. It is discontinuing the service... >>

What is PS4 Pro boost mode, when’s it coming and how does improve all PS4 games?

What is PS4 Pro boost mode, when’s it coming and how does improve all PS4 games?

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Sony is soon to release PlayStation 4 system software 4.50, which will add several new features for all PS4 owners. However, there's one of particular interest to gamers with a PS4 Pro as it can potentially improve all games on your shelf, not just those... >>

These leaked images claim to be of the Sony Xperia X2

These leaked images claim to be of the Sony Xperia X2

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Chinese social site Weibo is at it again leaking photos of upcoming smartphones, which were picked up by TechTastic. Samsung and Apple are safe this time, as it's Sony that's in the firing line for a leak ahead of launch. The site has obtained images... >>

17 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

17 best 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays available to buy now

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The 4K movie revolution is well under way.With 4K Ultra-HD Blu-rays readily available and increasing in number all the while, it is becoming easier to watch your favourite movies in the best format possible.With high quality video transfers and high dynamic... >>

New Sony smartphone camera comes with built-in DRAM, promises 1,000fps slow-mo

New Sony smartphone camera comes with built-in DRAM, promises 1,000fps slow-mo

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Sony has developed a new CMOS camera sensor for phones that could revolutionise smartphone photography.It works like sensors in its dedicated cameras, with DRAM built in as a third layer on top of the conventional two-layer stacked image sensor. This... >>

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: A1 OLED, ZD9, XE94, XE93, XE90, XE85, XE80 compared

Sony 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: A1 OLED, ZD9, XE94, XE93, XE90, XE85, XE80 compared

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Sony has revealed its Bravia TV line-up for 2017, following much the same format as its excellent 2016 televisions, but boosting performance and tweaking the design in many areas.Sony is offering a full selection of 4K HDR televisions for 2017, on top... >>

Sony's Full HD HDR TVs are the perfect companion for your PS4

Sony's Full HD HDR TVs are the perfect companion for your PS4

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While most of the attention is on 4K or Ultra HD televisions when talking about HDR - high dynamic range - Sony has pulled the covers off something rather more unique: Full HD televisions that also support HDR.So far, HDR has followed 4K, i.e., higher... >>

Sony: Hybrid log gamma HDR update coming to all 4K HDR TVs

Sony: Hybrid log gamma HDR update coming to all 4K HDR TVs

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Sony has confirmed that it will be pushing an update to bring hybrid log gamma compatibility to its 2016 and 2017 televisions.Hybrid log gamma (HLG) is a new TV technology that's been developed in part by the BBC, but is seen as the potential future for... >>

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

What PS4 Pro games are 4K HDR ready? The complete list of optimised games

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The PlayStation 4 Pro is the pinnacle of console gaming as it stands. It is pricier than its sibling but well worth considering by those with 4K TVs.That's because it has been designed to run the same PlayStation 4 games as the other consoles in the... >>

Next Sony Xperia flagship might not be at MWC 2017 after all

Next Sony Xperia flagship might not be at MWC 2017 after all

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Sony isn't going to unveil its next flagship at Mobile World Congress, it is claimed.A few reports have suggested in recent weeks that Sony will debut a premium device with a 4K display at a press conference in Barcelona on 27 February, but according... >>

This is our first proper look at one of Sony's 2017 mid-range smartphones

This is our first proper look at one of Sony's 2017 mid-range smartphones

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Sony is expected to unveil five new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in February, two premium, two mid-range and a low-end one bringing up the rear. We've already seen a report from Japan that lays out the proposed specs of each, but now we have the... >>

Sony could go all out at MWC with five new smartphones

Sony could go all out at MWC with five new smartphones

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A report straight from Japan is claiming Sony will reveal five new smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017. The five new models will encompass all price brackets, but it would be a surprising move, considering Sony's smartphones can't compete with the... >>

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

Best VR headsets to buy in 2017, whatever your budget

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The age of virtual reality is upon us (again) with a torrent of devices and content having launched throughout 2016, with many more expected for 2017.The idea of VR isn't new. It's been circulating in the tech space for a number of years, but recently,... >>

Sony sends out invites for MWC event, Xperia flagship inbound?

Sony sends out invites for MWC event, Xperia flagship inbound?

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Sony has confirmed its attendance at Mobile World Congress 2017 by sending out official invites to its press conference, the date and time for your diary is Monday 27 February at 8.30am CET (7.30am GMT), the opening day of the show. Sony of course hasn't... >>