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  • Sony launches six new Handycam models, CX900E carries the flag
    Cameras

    Sony launches six new Handycam models, CX900E carries the flag

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has refreshed its camcorder line-up with six new models announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. The flagship model is the CX900E, which comes with a 1-inch type Exmor R CMOS sensor and a Zeiss lens, offering 12x optical zoom. The CX900E offers a range...

  • Sony Cyber-shot W830 and W810 cameras want to party
    Cameras

    Sony Cyber-shot W830 and W810 cameras want to party

    By 7 January 2014

    If you're looking for the perfect compact camera to take to that party, then Sony thinks it has a solution in the newly announced Cyber-shot W830 and W810 models. Unveiled in party town Las Vegas at CES 2014, the two new models are designed for those...

  • Sony Action Cam AS100VR offers 50Mbps capture, live streaming
    Cameras

    Sony Action Cam AS100VR offers 50Mbps capture, live streaming

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has announced a new Action Cam at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Known as the AS100VR, the new model offers everything you need to capture action on the move. The Action Cam AS100VR is a wearable camera that is claimed to offer more advanced SteadyShot image...

  • Sony introduces its first TV Base Speaker and new soundbars
    Audio

    Sony introduces its first TV Base Speaker and new soundbars

    By 7 January 2014

    In a first, Sony has stepped into the world of TV Base Speakers with its new HT-XT1. It's also unveiled two new Sound Bars in the HT-CT770 and HT-CT370 at CES 2014. The Sony Speaker Base offers space-saving sound expansion for TVs by sliding under the...

  • Sony Core and SmartBand shows it's hopping on to the fitness tracking treadmill too
    Gadgets

    Sony Core and SmartBand shows it's hopping on to the fitness tracking treadmill too

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony announced two new devices during its CES 2014 press conference in Las Vegas that represent the Japanese firm's official entry into the wearable fitness tracker race. Indeed, it's going one better - it hopes to track your life while it's at it. The...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact release date, price and where to get it
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact release date, price and where to get it

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has announced the Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, featuring a smaller screen but many of the flagship specs found on its bigger brother. So the next question on everyone's lips is, where can I get it? We will be updating this feature...

  • Sony SmartBand pictures and eyes-on: Sony Lifelog and wearable tech on display at CES 2014
    Sports Fitness

    Sony SmartBand pictures and eyes-on: Sony Lifelog and wearable tech on display at CES 2014

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has jumped on board the wearable tech express, with the Japanese giant using this year's CES to lift the lid on its SmartBand device, a wearable wristband that is compatible with the new Sony Core tracker. But it's not just about steps or distance...

  • Xperia Z1S is Sony's flagship in the US, coming to T-Mobile this month
    Phones

    Xperia Z1S is Sony's flagship in the US, coming to T-Mobile this month

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony is once again trying to bolster its line-up in the US. A year after the introduction of the Xperia Z, the company has announced another waterproof phone for the States - the Xperia Z1S. Essentially, it's the US version of the Xperia Z1 with a few...

  • Sony unveils tennis racket sensor, so you can track your swing over Bluetooth
    Sports Fitness

    Sony unveils tennis racket sensor, so you can track your swing over Bluetooth

    By 7 January 2014

    And you thought wearables only applied to your wrist. Between a bevy of 4K television announcements at CES 2014, Sony announced a whacky Tennis Sensor that can help improve your swing. It simply latches on to the bottom of your tennis racket, almost...

  • Sony 2014 4K TV line-up offers 4K Netflix
    Home Cinema

    Sony 2014 4K TV line-up offers 4K Netflix

    By 7 January 2014

    Netflix CEO Reed  has announced that LG isn't the only company to support the movie-streaming services's 4K offering. Sony's new range of nine 4K televisions will also offer Netflix 4K support. Taking the stage at Sony's press event at CES 2014, Hastings also...

  • Sony announces 4K camcorder for the home, priced at only $2,000
    Cameras

    Sony announces 4K camcorder for the home, priced at only $2,000

    By 7 January 2014

    Recording 4K has been reserved for pros in recent years, but Sony wants to put it in the hands of home film-makers. The company has announced the AX100 camcorder at CES 2014, its first compact 4K handcam that records at a 3840x2160 resolution with help...

  • Sony A5000 mirrorless camera, coming in March for $600
    Cameras

    Sony A5000 mirrorless camera, coming in March for $600

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony is killing off its NEX camera brand, but don't think there'll be a gaping hole in its camera line up. At CES 2014 the  company announced a new A5000 mirrorless camera with a 20-megapixel APS-C sensor. In typical Sony fashion it's a small camera,...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Motorola Moto G: What's the difference?

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has announced a "Compact" version of its Xperia Z1, bringing with it many of the flagship features from its bigger brother and setting a new standard in the "mini" smartphone market. But with the Moto G being the star of the smaller, more affordable,...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?

    By 7 January 2014

    There have been a few smartphone manufacturers creating "mini" versions of their flagship handsets, and Sony is the latest to join the party, but it isn't a case of déjà vu here. Rather than take the Xperia Z1 and reduce the size and the specs, as many...

  • Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review
    Phones

    Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has announced the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, a shrunken down version of its flagship Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone, at CES 2014. Pocket-lint was invited to spend time with the new handset ahead of the global reveal at the Consumer Electronics Show to see...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: Smaller in size, but not smaller in spec
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: Smaller in size, but not smaller in spec

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has followed Samsung and HTC in creating a smaller version of its flagship smartphone for those who want something a little more pocketable. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, announced at the Sony CES press conference in Las Vegas, will differ from the...

  • Sources confirm Sony planning Windows Phone 8 handset: First Sony Xbox device?
    Phones

    Sources confirm Sony planning Windows Phone 8 handset: First Sony Xbox device?

    By 6 January 2014

    We reported at the end of 2013 that Sony was rumoured to be in talks with Microsoft over its manufacturing Windows Phone 8 handsets in future, breaking its tradition of making solely Android smartphones. Now sources have told Digitimes that the deal is...

  • Sony Xperia Z1S leaks ahead of official CES launch today
    Phones

    Sony Xperia Z1S leaks ahead of official CES launch today

    By 6 January 2014

    The Sony Xperia Z1S, a mini version of the Xperia Z1, has leaked ahead of its expected official announcement at CES today. The leaked photo and specs from @evleaks point towards a mini version of the Xperia Z1 which, unlike other minis, isn't much weaker...

  • A week in reviews: 30 December - 3 January
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    A week in reviews: 30 December - 3 January

    By 4 January 2014

    As we roll back into the office - literally, after too many Christmas mince pies - the year has ticked over into the big 2014. And it's been a busy week of gadget reviewing just ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 which kicks off in just a couple...

  • Sony Vaio Tap 11 review
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    Sony Vaio Tap 11 review

    By 2 January 2014

    The Vaio Tap 11 is Sony’s answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro 2. It’s slim - less than 1cm from front to back, which Sony reckons makes it the "world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet" - and equally at home propped up on the desk like a regular PC, or...

  • Sony releasing a Windows Phone in 2014?
    Phones

    Sony releasing a Windows Phone in 2014?

    By 31 December 2013

    Sony is considering launching a Windows Phone as early as mid-2014, according to The Information. It would add another big name to making Windows Phones and end Sony's long-time focus on only Android. An official deal hasn't been announced, but both Sony...

  • Gear of the Year 2013: The Pocket-lint team's favourite tech gadgets of the year
    Gadgets

    Gear of the Year 2013: The Pocket-lint team's favourite tech gadgets of the year

    By 31 December 2013

    It's been a rollercoaster ride through the world of tech in 2013. The promise of wearable tech seems to have all but worn off - pun intended - and we're at the advent of Ultra HD 4K content and devices becoming mainstream. Or supposedly. The chatter of...

  • Sony Sirius and Canopus smartphones rumoured for 2014
    Phones

    Sony Sirius and Canopus smartphones rumoured for 2014

    By 31 December 2013

    As CES nears, the rumour mill is spinning up to full speed with the latest leak suggesting two new Sony smartphones incoming called Sirius and Canopus. Expected to be unveiled at CES next week, or MWC in February, the two new Sony smartphones have been...

  • Sony SmartWatch 3 to appear at CES next week?
    Gadgets

    Sony SmartWatch 3 to appear at CES next week?

    By 31 December 2013

    A successor to Sony's SmartWatch 2 could be unveiled at CES next week in the form of the SmartWatch 3. According to an FCC product filing, the Sony SmartWatch 3 - referred to as SWR10 BT Wrist Notifier - will come with Bluetooth notifications and NFC...

  • Sony and Panasonic to abandon OLED in favour of 4K?
    Televisions

    Sony and Panasonic to abandon OLED in favour of 4K?

    By 31 December 2013

    Panasonic has already pulled out of the plasma market and now there's rumour that it and Sony are giving up on OLED too. The new focus will be on 4K screens. But since this comes from hit-and-miss site DigiTimes we're taking it with a pinch of salt. But...