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Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar review: An impressive Atmos package
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Sony HT-ST5000 soundbar review: An impressive Atmos package

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The Sony ST5000 soundbar might be a lighter way to get yourself a Dolby Atmos compatible sound system than installing a full-on room setup, but as soundbars go, it delivers plenty of heft. Dolby Atmos explained: What is it and how do I get it? It's a... >>

PS4 owners can play online for free this week, no PS Plus subscription needed

PS4 owners can play online for free this week, no PS Plus subscription needed

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Sony has announced that you won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online between 10am Wednesday 15 and 10am Monday 20 November. Online multiplayer during that period will be completely free for all players in the UK and Europe.Called the... >>

Amazon rolls out smart home AV control using Alexa voice commands

Amazon rolls out smart home AV control using Alexa voice commands

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Amazon has announced a new Smart Home Skill API for Alexa-enabled devices that will allow consumers to control AV equipment such as TVs, speakers and AV receivers using Alexa voice control. Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?... >>

For the price of an Xbox One X you can get a PS4 Pro and 5 amazing games

For the price of an Xbox One X you can get a PS4 Pro and 5 amazing games

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With the Xbox One X launching today, Sony has made the cheeky, bold move of offering a 4K gaming bundle that represents incredible value for money. Priced the same as a standalone Xbox One X, the PS4 Pro "Only on PlayStation" bundle comes with five massive,... >>

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

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

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The Xbox One X has finally arrived, introducing 4K HDR gaming to the Xbox family. However, there is already a console that does similar, and it has been around for more than a year.The PS4 Pro has been available since the end of 2016 and also provides... >>

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 poised to release the Xbox One X, you could be forgiven for being stumped when it comes to your next console choice - especially on the build up to Christmas. The PS4 Pro is even winking... >>

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 is one of the biggest movements in mobile devices in 2017. It's something that's been landing on flagship phones through-out the year, with everyone from Apple to HTC getting in on the act. It's following a trend that's been tearing through... >>

Shadow of the Colossus preview: PS4 remaster that is almost an entirely new game

Shadow of the Colossus preview: PS4 remaster that is almost an entirely new game

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We fully understand why so many remastered games are appearing for PS4 and other modern consoles, after all there are large, new audiences who never played the originals. However, many of them are simply tarted up graphically, or have resolution jumps... >>

Sony Aibo is reborn as a modern-day puppy pal

Sony Aibo is reborn as a modern-day puppy pal

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Nearly 20 years after the original was first introduced, Sony has resurrected the Aibo brand and developed a brand new robotic dog.This latest version of Aibo certainly looks more like a dog than its predecessors, with a more rounded appearance compared... >>

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to

Best upcoming PS4 games to look forward to

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You're the proud owner of a PlayStation 4 or PS4 Pro, or are still considering whether to make the investment in a Sony console or not. Either way, you'll find our list of tantalising gaming treats enough to have you excited for the months ahead.There... >>

PlayStation PGW Media Showcase: What was launched and how to watch it again

PlayStation PGW Media Showcase: What was launched and how to watch it again

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Although it skipped Gamescom in August, Sony hosted a PlayStation Media Showcase on Monday 30 October. ahead of Paris Games Week.It focused exclusively on games, with some incredible trailers - including one or two big surprises. There were no hardware... >>

New The Last of Us 2 trailer is as brutal as it is brilliant

New The Last of Us 2 trailer is as brutal as it is brilliant

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Sony has unveiled the latest trailer for The Last of Us Part II and it's a shocker. It's not bad, quite the opposite, it just needs you to have an iron stomach. And we warn you now that it's not for under-18s.The trailer was shown first during the Paris... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Gaming/VR Device

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Gaming/VR Device

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The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are just a couple of weeks away, with this year celebrating 18 categories from best smartphone and best camera to best gaming/VR device and best car.To be nominated within our Awards, all products and devices... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Wireless Speaker

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Wireless Speaker

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It's nearly November, which means the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are weeks away. The Awards are turning 14 this year and there will be 18 categories ranging from best smartphone and best tablet to best speaker and best smart home device.Each category... >>

Sony A7R III packs full-frame 42.4MP sensor into a compact mirrorless body

Sony A7R III packs full-frame 42.4MP sensor into a compact mirrorless body

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Sony has announced a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that hits the spot for high resolution stills and video.The Sony A7R III has a 42.4-megapixel full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor and 4K video capture with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) support. That enables... >>

Sony made a cute robotic assistant, but it's not exactly cheap

Sony made a cute robotic assistant, but it's not exactly cheap

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Sony Xperia Hello is a little robot that doubles as an assistant, and people in Japan can buy it starting next month.Sony first showed off this smart speaker device last year. It has animated eyes and a 4.55-inch LCD on its tummy, and it can respond to... >>

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Android 8.0 Oreo from today

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Android 8.0 Oreo from today

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium owners rejoice, as of today, an update for Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out, ready to bring the latest set of features to the flagship device. Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know Sony Xperia... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best TV

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best TV

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating products across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to wearables and TVs.Each category has between six and eight nominees, whittled down from the hundreds of devices... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best In-Ear Headphones

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best In-Ear Headphones

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating the nominations across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to cameras and headphones.All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Headphones

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Headphones

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 14th year and as usual, we have been delivering a series of features, highlighting the nominees within each of the 18 categories.Each feature offers a little bit about why we love each of... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Compact Camera

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Compact Camera

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The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will take place in the middle of November, celebrating the best devices across a number of categories including games, smartphones, cars and cameras.There are 18 main categories this year, along with a Fast Award... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Interchangeable Lens Camera

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Interchangeable Lens Camera

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The 14th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us, which means in just over a month we will be celebrating the best devices across a number of categories including smartphones, cars, VR and cameras.There are 18 main categories this year,... >>

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television

Tips and tricks to buying a 4K HDR TV: What you need to know when buying a new television

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A year or so ago, buying a 4K TV might not have crossed your mind. Content wasn't readily available, prices were high and the technology was only in its early stages.However, just 12 months later everything has changed. If you're in the market for a new... >>

Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo?

Best games console: PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo?

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So you're wondering which games console to buy yourself, a friend or family member and are finding it tough considering there's so much choice?Nintendo has the Switch, Sony has the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro, and Microsoft is soon to add the Xbox One... >>

Sony PSVR 2 coming with HDR passthrough and built-in headphones

Sony PSVR 2 coming with HDR passthrough and built-in headphones

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Sony will soon release an updated version of PlayStation VR (PSVR), its PS4-driven virtual reality headset.The first headset has been a success, with a flood of games also available since launch last year, but there are a couple of niggles with the original... >>

Sony SRS-XB40 review: Blinded by the lights, filthy urban bass delights
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Sony SRS-XB40 review: Blinded by the lights, filthy urban bass delights

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What do you look for in a Bluetooth speaker? Is it sophistication in design? Is it smart voice control? Or it brutal bass and a lighting rig that puts that tricked-out Ford Escort XR3i to shame?If it's the last, then the Sony XB40 won't have escaped your... >>

Sony may finally be changing its smartphone design

Sony may finally be changing its smartphone design

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After sticking with a similar design for its flagship phones for a good few years now, Sony may finally be ready to come up with something new. Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal That's according to Sony India's managing... >>

Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat
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Sony WF-1000X review: The wire-free earphones to beat

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The wire-free earphones race is hotting up, with some of the bigger-name audio companies getting in on the action. For the Sony WF-1000X, however, it's not just about a great sounding pair of earphones, it's about killing the noise with excellent in-ear... >>

Sony RX10 IV debuts with 'world's fastest' hybrid AF and 24fps bursts

Sony RX10 IV debuts with 'world's fastest' hybrid AF and 24fps bursts

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Sony is in New York City, where it just announced another Cyber-shot RX10-branded camera.Called the RX10 IV, it packs the "world’s fastest" AF lock speed of just 0.03sec, according to Sony, as well as offers 24fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE... >>

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 WI-1000X preview: Killing sound with Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones

Sony WI-1000X preview: Killing sound with Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones

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Let's not beat around the bush: the Sony MDR-1000X are an exceptional pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. So successful in fact that Sony is exporting some of that noise-cancelling mastery and expanding the family to a range of 1000X devices.There's... >>

IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter

IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter

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IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, now holds one of the most significant spots on the calendar for international launches and product showcases.The show started in 1924 as a radio convention and now, hosted in Messe Berlin, it's one of the world's... >>

Sony LF-S50G speaker preview: Google Assistant in smart, subtle form

Sony LF-S50G speaker preview: Google Assistant in smart, subtle form

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They are all at it. Sony is one of the latest companies to announce a smart home speaker with Google Assistant built-in, joining the likes of Panasonic and Onyko.Sony's LF-S50G doesn't have the catchiest name, but it's a pretty good looking speaker and... >>

Sony goes after GoPro with its own compact and waterproof RXO camera

Sony goes after GoPro with its own compact and waterproof RXO camera

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Sony has a new action camera.But it's described as a new type of camera that "enables entirely new imaging possibilities". Dubbed the Sony RX0, it's supposed to come with Sony RX series-level image and video quality, as well as capabilities, but it's... >>

Sony gets in on the smart speaker game with LF-S50G

Sony gets in on the smart speaker game with LF-S50G

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Sony has used its press conference at IFA 2017 to unveil the LF-S50G voice-controlled smart speaker, with Google Assistant built in. Think of it as Sony's answer to Google Home. IFA 2017: All the announcements that matter Because it has Google Assistant,... >>

Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones

Sony WH-1000XM2 improves on our favourite noise cancelling headphones

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After winning the Best Headphones category at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards in 2016, the MDR-1000X cans with active noise cancelling have become rather popular indeed - especially in the office here.Sony isn't resting on its laurels, however. It has... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Sony's Xperia XZ Premium is all about specs and power. Not a huge amount changed in terms of design when the device launched at the end of February this year, aside from a few adjustments here and there, but it ticked almost all the boxes on the spec sheet.That... >>

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus preview: Mid-ranger with a beefy battery

Sony Xperia XA1 Plus preview: Mid-ranger with a beefy battery

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Sony announced three smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, including two flagships to complement the 4K Xperia XZ Premium and one "super mid-ranger".The super mid-ranger comes in the form of the Xperia XA1 Plus, sitting alongside the... >>

More Sony smartphones incoming: Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XA1 Plus announced at IFA 2017

More Sony smartphones incoming: Xperia XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XA1 Plus announced at IFA 2017

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Sony Mobile has announced three smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA, comprising the Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact and the Xperia XA1 Plus. The Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will sit within the company's flagship smartphones, but under the Xperia... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns

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Until last year, the Sony Compact handset was one of our all-time favourite Sony devices. It was hard evidence that good things can come in small packages, offering the same power and hardware as the flagship smartphone it launched alongside.That all... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

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Sony announced three new smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA, including two flagship devices that will "complement" the spec-stacked Xperia XZ Premium that launched at the beginning of the year, rather than replace it. The Xperia XZ1 succeeds... >>

Watch the Sony IFA 2017 press conference right here

Watch the Sony IFA 2017 press conference right here

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The Sony press conference is one of the highlights of IFA 2017, a big brand event, covering lots of different devices.We expect some TV announcements, hopefully something on 4K Ultra HD and, if the leaks are anything to go by, an unveiling of a couple... >>

Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price
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Sony XE85 4K TV review: Impressive performance for the price

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With Sony mostly smashing it out of the park this year with its high-end TVs - the A1 and XE90 being obvious examples - hopes have to be high that a healthy dollop of such quality will have filtered down to more affordable Sony models such as the XE85... >>

Sony drops PSVR price after Oculus and HTC VR headset price cuts

Sony drops PSVR price after Oculus and HTC VR headset price cuts

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Sony has announced cheaper PlayStation VR bundles.The company said it will start selling a $399 “core” PSVR set, which includes the VR headset and a PlayStation Camera, but it'll only be sold in the US and Canada ($499 CAD). There's also a more expensive... >>

These official Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact images suggest some minor differences to its bigger brother

These official Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact images suggest some minor differences to its bigger brother

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Just a day after official pictures of the Xperia XZ1 appeared in a leaked listing on Amazon, pictures of its Compact sibling have leaked via German website Winfuture.de. Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: What's the story so far?  In true Sony style,... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 leaks out on Amazon ahead of IFA launch

Sony Xperia XZ1 leaks out on Amazon ahead of IFA launch

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Even though we could be pretty certain that Sony would unveil the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact at IFA next week, Amazon has accidentally confirmed the news for us. The retail giant accidentally posted a listing for the XZ1, along with pictures of it in... >>

Sony made a silver Gran Turismo Sport-themed version of the PS4

Sony made a silver Gran Turismo Sport-themed version of the PS4

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Sony made a new, silver version of the PlayStation 4. It's completely the same on the inside, compared to the standard PS4; it just has Gran Turismo Sport-themed design. More specifically, according to Sony, it has an "exclusive Gran Turismo Sport silver... >>

PlayStation 4 system software 5.0 details revealed, 1080p 60fps Twitch and more

PlayStation 4 system software 5.0 details revealed, 1080p 60fps Twitch and more

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Sony has announced the new features system software 5.0 to PlayStation 4, with better family management and 1080p 60fps Twitch streaming being highlights.The features listed are part of the beta test version of the software, which selected testers are... >>

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review: Short but oh so sweet
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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review: Short but oh so sweet

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Not only was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End a superb and fitting end to the adventures of Nathan Drake, it seemed to be an end to the series full stop.The game engine had evolved to near perfection over the years and how could Naughty Dog top it? Best... >>

These amazing images show us the Sony Xperia XZ1, and reveal its specs

These amazing images show us the Sony Xperia XZ1, and reveal its specs

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Some images purporting to be the rear panel of the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ1 have appeared on Chinese site Weibo. The rear panels are distinctly different from the Xperia shells we saw leaked last week, which now transpire to be from the XZ1 Compact.... >>