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PlayStation Paris Games Week Media Showcase: When is it and can you watch it online?

PlayStation Paris Games Week Media Showcase: When is it and can you watch it online?

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Although it skipped Gamescom in August, Sony will be hosting a PlayStation Live press event at the beginning of Paris Games Week this month.It will be showing the latest footage from many PS4 games and, possibly, a couple of hardware announcements are... >>

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
4.0 stars

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
4.5 stars

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... >>

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... >>

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
4.0 stars

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
4.5 stars

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.... >>

Get 15 months of PlayStation Plus for the cost of 12, ahead of huge price hike

Get 15 months of PlayStation Plus for the cost of 12, ahead of huge price hike

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Sony's PlayStation Plus subscription service will be going up in price on 31 August. From that date, the service required for online play will cost you more.However, to soften the blow, Sony is offering 15 months of membership for the current price... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact appear in leaked photos

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact appear in leaked photos

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Some images purporting to be the Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact have appeared online on Chinese site Digi-wo, and picked up by Slashgear. We haven't heard too much about the phones so far, other than the alleged XZ1 appearing on Geekbench. Sony could... >>

Sony could be working on an Xperia XZ1 flagship following Geekbench listing

Sony could be working on an Xperia XZ1 flagship following Geekbench listing

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A new Sony Xperia smartphone has appeared on Geekbench, touting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Sony drops "Premium Standard" Xperia phones to concentrate on two new flagships for 2017 The listing doesn't give... >>

Sony A6500 review: A mini mirrorless powerhouse
4.5 stars

Sony A6500 review: A mini mirrorless powerhouse

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The Sony A6500 is the company's 2017 flagship mirrorless camera with a crop sensor, sitting below the Sony A7 full-frame line-up.The A6500 joins an already bustling series across the wider A6000 range, with several cameras at different specifications... >>

Amazon Echo owners can control Sony TVs and Logitech Harmony through Alexa

Amazon Echo owners can control Sony TVs and Logitech Harmony through Alexa

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During the recent Amazon Prime Day sales, you might have snapped up a bargain Amazon Echo or Echo Dot and now have an Alexa voice assistant in your home. And if you did, you're probably wondering what amazing things you can do with it.Well, we recommend... >>

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... >>

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... >>