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  • 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...

  • Only Canon, Nikon, and Sony can fend off smartphone camera takeover, says report
    Cameras

    Only Canon, Nikon, and Sony can fend off smartphone camera takeover, says report

    By 30 December 2013

    The smartphone takeover is so crippling for camera manufacturers that only Nikon, Canon and Sony will survive, or at least that's what the latest report from Reuters seems to preach. Much like the smartphone industry, which iOS and Android dominate,...

  • Sony may have a new SmartWatch planned for 2014
    Gadgets

    Sony may have a new SmartWatch planned for 2014

    By 26 December 2013

    Sony is planning to release a new smartwatch in the near future, if a filing with the FCC is any indication (it usually is). The Japan-based company filed to get approval for the "BT Wrist Notifier". It carries a model number of SWR10, a step up from...

  • PS4 tips and tricks: Here's what your new console can do
    Gaming

    PS4 tips and tricks: Here's what your new console can do

    By 25 December 2013

    So the UK launch of the PlayStation 4 is just about here. Brits are going to get their hands on a console we've been reading about since its official launch in February - a bit longer than that too, if we're being honest. The next generation is well and...

  • 5 best PS4 indie games to download on PSN
    Gaming

    5 best PS4 indie games to download on PSN

    By 25 December 2013

    Just got yourself a shiny new PS4? Not got enough games to keep you busy into the wee small Christmas hours? Here are five indie games you can download right now. We use the word "can" but what we really mean is you "should". Doki-Doki Universe Welcome...

  • Sony Xperia family gets Android 4.3 Jelly Bean including Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z
    Phones

    Sony Xperia family gets Android 4.3 Jelly Bean including Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z

    By 24 December 2013

    Sony Xperia users rejoice, Santa has come early this year and he’s packing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The Android OS has begun rolling out to the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and the Xperia Tablet Z. If you own any of these devices you can now perform...

  • Minecraft comes to PS3 on 17 December, PS4 and PS Vita in 2014
    Gaming

    Minecraft comes to PS3 on 17 December, PS4 and PS Vita in 2014

    By 16 December 2013

    Minecraft will extend its console availability beyond the Xbox 360 and on to the PlayStation 3, Sony announced in a blog post on Monday.  The hit computer and mobile game will be available for the PlayStation 3 on Tuesday 17 December. A launch for the...

  • A week in reviews: 9 - 13 December
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    A week in reviews: 9 - 13 December

    By 14 December 2013

    The Christmas countdown is on and there's tech aplenty on the approach too. What will Santa put under the tree this year? Perhaps it'll be the rather lovely 8-inch LG G Pad tablet. Or, if there's a bit more cash in the kitty and you're off on a new year's...

  • The Sony Xperia Z1S Mini has appeared on the FCC with Amami name
    Phones

    The Sony Xperia Z1S Mini has appeared on the FCC with Amami name

    By 13 December 2013

    The smaller version of Sony’s Xperia Z1, dubbed the Xperia Z1S Mini, has appeared on the US Federal Communications Commission site with a new name: Amami. Right now the phone isn’t even official but the rumour mill is stocked to overflowing with stories...

  • PSN storefront opens up shop on Amazon UK
    Online

    PSN storefront opens up shop on Amazon UK

    By 13 December 2013

    Amazon UK now has an official PlayStation storefront where you can buy PS Plus subscriptions, game download codes, season passes and select DLCs for PS3, PS4 and PS Vita. This could be the beginning of the end for solid state games being sold in shops,...

  • PlayStation 4 top-selling console in North America during November, says NPD
    Gaming

    PlayStation 4 top-selling console in North America during November, says NPD

    By 13 December 2013

    The PlayStation 4 was the "highest-selling" console and the Xbox One the "fastest-selling" console during November, according to US numbers from research firm NPD.  It wasn't revealed how many PlayStation 4 consoles were sold in the US specifically during...

  • Sony NFC Christmas tree lets you change the lights using your smartphone
    Phones

    Sony NFC Christmas tree lets you change the lights using your smartphone

    By 12 December 2013

    Sony has upgraded the humble Christmas tree so that you can change the colour of the lights using an NFC connection and a smartphone - one of its Xperia range it would prefer, but any that are NFC-capable. Pair a phone with the NFC smart tag on the tree...

  • Zavvi accidentally sent out free PS Vitas it now wants back, customers aren’t complying
    Gaming

    Zavvi accidentally sent out free PS Vitas it now wants back, customers aren’t complying

    By 12 December 2013

    Free PS Vitas for everyone! That’s what someone in the stock room at online retailer Zavvi must have decided. People who ordered the game Tearaway were accidentally sent a PS Vita with their Tearaway game bundle. Now Zavvi is demanding they be sent...

  • Win amazing waterproof Sony gadgets, courtesy of Z1 Hidden
    Phones

    Win amazing waterproof Sony gadgets, courtesy of Z1 Hidden

    By 12 December 2013

    To celebrate the launch of the Xperia Z1 smartphone, Pocket-lint has teamed up with Sony to bring you Z1 HIDDEN. One reader will walk away with a premium waterproof* Xperia Z1 if they correctly answer the question below. If you're not lucky enough to...

  • Sony unveils USB flash drive aimed at smartphones and tablets
    Phones

    Sony unveils USB flash drive aimed at smartphones and tablets

    By 11 December 2013

    Sony has taken the wraps off a USB flash drive aimed at smartphones and tablets. In the days of the cloud, Sony thinks users still want to use hardware to transfer media between devices. The "2-in-1 flash drive" has a USB connector on one end and a microUSB...

  • Microsoft sold 2 million Xbox One units in 18 days
    Gaming

    Microsoft sold 2 million Xbox One units in 18 days

    By 11 December 2013

    Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One has reached 2 million in total sales since its launch 18 days ago. The company says more than 111,111 consoles are being sold each day and on Amazon, customers were ordering the Xbox One console at over 1,000...

  • Gran Turismo 6 review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Gran Turismo 6 review

    By 11 December 2013

    There was some trepidation about the release of a new Gran Turismo game. The fifth title in the series was, frankly, dull and that put a lot of pressure on Gran Turismo 6 to get it right and bring the series back to the must-have it once was. Not only...

  • Google unveils Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition for US
    Phones

    Google unveils Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition for US

    By 10 December 2013

    In a flurry of activity, Google has announced yet another device to the "Google Play" editions of popular hardware. This time, the honour of vanilla Android goes to the Sony Z Ultra, the massive 6.4-inch phablet. We have a lot of love for phablets in...

  • Sony Alpha A7R review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Sony Alpha A7R review

    By 10 December 2013

    The Sony Alpha A7R is a specialist camera if we ever saw one. Visually it looks nigh-on identical to the Alpha A7 - the other full-frame compact system camera released alongside this one - but it’s that capital "R", which we’ll call "resolution",...

  • Lovefilm adds Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround to PS3
    Home Cinema

    Lovefilm adds Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround to PS3

    By 10 December 2013

    If you’re a Lovefilm users who watches through a PS3 you might have been wasting your 5.1 surround system, until now. Lovefilm on PS3 now supports full Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround. The new Lovefilm app for PS3 can be downloaded now to instantly...

  • A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December
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    A week in reviews: 2 - 6 December

    By 7 December 2013

    As we roll into December there’s a sense of looming Christmas cheer. Awards season is over, next-gen consoles are on the shelves - well, sort of, their stock has been emptied and they’re hard to get hold of - and we’ve spent the week tying up various...

  • Sony moves in to Pinewood Studios and talks to us about 4K production
    Cameras

    Sony moves in to Pinewood Studios and talks to us about 4K production

    By 6 December 2013

    To see what's what in the world of motion picture production, we went along to Pinewood Studios to have a look at the facilities there, and to see what Sony is doing with its new motion picture cameras, and how digital is coming along as a technology...

  • Best headphones 2013: The best on-ear and over-ear headphones available to buy today
    Audio

    Best headphones 2013: The best on-ear and over-ear headphones available to buy today

    By 4 December 2013

    Headphones are big business. Browsing an electronics store this Christmas for a new pair of over-ear or on-ear headphones can yield a host of different results because so many manufacturers are now producing them. As electronics companies look to capitalise...

  • Best TVs 2013: The best televisions available to buy today
    Televisions

    Best TVs 2013: The best televisions available to buy today

    By 4 December 2013

    So, you want to buy a new TV? Well, Pocket-lint has compiled a round-up of the best televisions of 2013, which includes the top sets we've reviewed in the year. We've covered 4K, LCD, LED, OLED and Plasma TVs and now present the best of the best to you....

  • Sony Cyber-shot RX10 review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Sony Cyber-shot RX10 review

    By 4 December 2013

    When we first heard about the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 our ears pricked up with joy. A superzoom-esque camera with a 24-200mm f/2.8 equivalent lens and the same 1-inch sensor as found in the award-winning Cyber-shot RX100 II - could the RX10 be the all-in-one...