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  • Sony Xperia family grows by four, adds Z3 waterproof tablet to IFA 2014 lineup

    IFA is Germany’s and probably Europe’s biggest trade show, and it’s just a week away, with launches and announcements coming from Samsung, LG, Motorola and ASUS (among others). Some of the most eagerly anticipated gaggle of devices will come from Sony. There are four mobile devices coming from the Japanese giant, including a waterproof tablet. Thanks to the wonderful world of leaked specifications and 9to5Google, the world gets a glimpse of the coming devices before IFA (which isn’t that much of a wait anyway). But what can we expect? A very confusing naming system, it seems. Sony doesn’t quite understand the definition of “budget”, but...

  • Sony Xperia Z3 may have quad-core CPU, 20.7MP camera and 5.15″ display

    Sony has the Z2, possible one of the best smartphones the Xperia range has ever pushed out. But what would technology companies be without creating an upgrade to their flagship phones once per year? So now we have these leaked shots and specifications of the Z3, care of that mostly-reliable twitter tipster, evleaks. First up, evleaks has a purported side shot of the Z3. Sony XPERIA Z3, another pic here: – http://t.co/XS2Jq7MYam pic.twitter.com/oVV6e0aL4x — @evleaks (@evleaks) July 24, 2014 Followed by the back, which looks suspiciously like the rear of the Z2 Ultra, Sony’s enormous phablet. Finally, we have the specifications, which...

  • Sony’s 6.4″ Xperia Z3X may have 22MP camera, 2.86Ghz CPU, Android L, 4GB RAM

    There are new renders and specification leaks floating around of what could be Sony’s most exciting Xperia to date, featuring a 22MP camera no less. It’s dubbed the “Z3X” and if indeed real, it’s about to make current smartphones (and smartphone owners) cower in the corner and weep. Uncovered on Digi-Wo, the alleged phone features a Snapdragon 810 2.86GHz with 64-bit instruction sets, 4GB RAM and a massive 6.14″ 2560×1152 display. The device will also feature a rather standard 16GB storage, but it will run Google’s forthcoming Android L OS. The camera however is the real show stopper. Featuring a 22MP...

  • PS4 becomes June’s best-selling next-gen console as software sales slide

    For six months in a row, Sony’s PS4 has been the best-selling next-generation console in the U.S., reads a self-congratulatory tweet from the official PlayStation twitter account. Despite Xbox One sales “more than doubling” in June, the PS4 still beats Microsoft’s console in hardware sales. This tweet comes in hot-on-the-heels of the latest NDP Group report, says Venturebeat. Breaking news: PS4 is #1 top-selling US next-gen console in June, 6th month in a row. Thanks for your support! <3 pic.twitter.com/r5bTKg4wYf — PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 17, 2014 No specific numbers have been mentioned yet, but Sony is still championing itself as king of...

  • Sony makes duckfacing official with Xperia C3, the first selfie smartphone

    The (Oxford-approved) word “selfie” is a dirty one here at Gearburn, and conjures up images of tweens duck-facing and older people posing as they attempt to squeeze out the last remnants of their youth, and self-respect. Selfies are now also a marketable gimmick as Sony’s Xperia C3 demonstrates its powers as the worlds most powerful selfie-phone. Sony’s just launched the Xperia C3, its first PROselfie smartphone with a 5MP front-facing camera and loads of apps aimed at the posing majority. It comes in white, black, turquoise (Sony’s calling it “mint”) and is a damn fine phone, minus the silly selfie gimmicks. Let’s discuss...

  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has rumoured 20.7MP camera, 4.5″ display

    Sony’s next flagship handset, dubbed the Xperia Z3, will likely get a smaller, more compact version as per current mobile manufacturing and sales trends suggest. Thanks to a recent leak from an Indian XDA developer, we may now know exactly what to expect from the so-called “Z3 Compact” when, or if, it launches. Earlier this week, the web was treated to leaked images of the device that showed both the new 1080p, 3GB RAM Xperia Z3 and the smaller variant, called the “Compact.” Twitter tipster @DooMLoRD_XDA tweeted some juicy statistics of the smaller iteration. SneakPeak of Z3 mini/compact: D580x 4.5″ scrn, S801 2.5...

  • Mystery North American PS Vita shortage revealed: blame consumer demand

    Sony’s wunderkind console, the PS Vita, has been surprisingly absent from U.S. store shelves, reports almost every gaming publication ever. Polygon though, delivers a fuzzy answer thanks to a reply from a Sony representative. The lack of physical PS Vita’s in the U.S.  — there’s also only limited stock available online — happened because the machine is such a damn hot property all off a sudden. “We’re seeing healthy consumer demand for PS Vita globally, particularly in markets like Japan. The U.S. launch of the slimmer and lighter PS Vita has generated strong interest among gamers, and we’re working to...

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 review: a neat but flawed lens

    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10 looks and sounds like something 007 might get in the next James Bond movie. However, the camera-in-a-lens might get Bond into some trouble, because what the device has in looks and design can not make up for some cumbersome performance issues. While Sony should be applauded for trying something new to bolster point-and-shoot camera sales, the device is unfortunately, found wanting. The QX10 is officially called a “lens-sensor module” by Sony — an all-in-one camera in the form of a zoom lens. It literally has everything a standard camera has: its own sensor, processor, battery, and SD-slot....

  • Sony reveals massive ‘May Madness’ PlayStation games sale

    Sony just revealed over a hundred selected PlayStation games on special. The ginormous sale, which ceases to exist at the end of this month, is called May Madness. Curiously, the announcement comes at a time when people suggested PS3 games might soon be available on PS4. Some Reddit users recently claimed to have seen PS3 games appear in the next-gen console’s store. Sony announced PlayStation Now last year which is a service that will eventually give you access to PS3 games which could be streamed and played directly on any PlayStation Now-ready device. Initially, both the PS3 and PS4 will be able to...

  • PlayStation Plus games for May: Puppeteer, Payday 2, Everybody’s Golf

    Trigger-fingered PlayStation owners in the EU will soon have even more titles to choose from. Sony’s PlayStation Blog has finally announced its May games roster for PS Plus members in the EU. Sony has not specified the roster for additional regions, yet. Among those included are Zoink’s Stick it to the Man for the PS4, Puppeteer and Payday 2 for the PS3. Handheld enthusiasts on the PS Vita will receive Everbody’s Golf and Muramasa Rebirth, the twin-campaigned RPG. Although five titles are shown the door by PlayStation, including Mercenary Kings (PS4), Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 and Bioshock Infinite (both PS3) Hotline Miami (Cross Buy) and lastly, MotoGP13 (PS Vita), five...