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  • Sony Smart Tennis Sensor is a wearable for the budding Wimbledon star

    Sony has taken a break from making smartphone camera sensors and consoles this week to release the Sony Smart Tennis Sensor in Australia, to read your every move. Weighing in at eight grams, the sensor feeds information to a smartphone which helps the user better understand the motion of the swing and where the user can improve. Capturing up to 12 000 shots, the Smart Tennis Sensor can stream this information to an iOS or Android app. The idea of wearables to enhance sporting performance isn't quite as foreign as one might expect. A few years ago we saw sporting apparel company...

  • Xbox One trumps PlayStation 4 in US sales race for April

    Here's an incredible little turn up for the books in the lead-up to E3 2015, especially if you're on the greener side of the fence (pun intended in this case). Microsoft's straggler, the Xbox One, has finally outsold its PlayStation 4 competition in the United States in the month of April, which ends a long streak for Sony and its gaming machine. As the NPD report would have it, it wasn't because the Xbox One reinvented itself -- it's primarily thanks to Mortal Kombat X, which led software sales. There was an absence of exclusive title launches during this time too,...

  • Sony Xperia C4 selfie phone is coming to South Africa Q3 2015

    Sony is quickly getting through it's fourth-generation of its current range, with the Xperia Z4 spotted a few weeks ago, and the Xperia E4 and M4 Aqua launched a little earlier this year. Adding to the lineup, the Sony Xperia C4 debuts with a focus on selfies. Tony McNulty, VP of Sony Mobile's value category business management, does a good job of explaining the phone in a nutshell: Xperia C4 caters to consumers that want a smartphone that not only takes great photos, but also packs a punch. Benefiting from Sony’s camera expertise, the 5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens lets...

  • PS3 will support PlayStation Now service from 12 May

    In about six days time, PS3 gamers will soon be able to enjoy the niceties its early adopter next-gen brethren have for ages. PlayStation Now -- Sony PlayStation's subscription game and content service, is coming to the PS3 console on 12 May in the US and Canada. "Now you’ll be able to play a huge library of more than 100 hit PS3 games on PS4 and PS3, as well as select Sony Blu-ray players and TVs, all for one monthly price," notes Jack Buser, Senior Director of PlayStation Now. The service is US$20 per month, or US$45 for three months, and...

  • PS4, Xbox One price to drop in South Africa come Workers’ Day weekend

    Ster-Kinekor, for the first three days of May at least, will be lowering the recommended retail price (RRP) of the Sony PS4 gaming console by around R700. "For a limited period of 72 hours, take advantage of this deal and grab the most powerful gaming system from your local participating retailer between the 1st and 3rd May 2015," noted the country's PS4 importer. Retailers are jumping at the chance to rack up a few more console sales too, with BT Games, Makro, DionWired, Game, CNA, Incredible Connection and Takealot (to name a few) all joining in on the price reduction. We're not too...

  • Sony Xperia E4 is fairly phat for a budget device [Gallery]

    A few weeks ago we received a Sony Xperia E3 to use and abuse for a couple of weeks. It wasn't the most interesting phone on the planet, but it was one of Sony's important aimed at the masses, rather than the trendsetters. Roll on 2015, and the company has launched its fourth-generation update -- the Sony Xperia E4. Read more: Sony Xperia E4 is coming to South Africa Q2 2015 And judging by the aesthetics alone, we're already a little more interested. There's now a rather wide 5.0-inch 540x960 screen, a quad-core Mediatek MT6582 SoC under the hood, 8GB of internal...

  • 5 features we’d love to see on the Sony Xperia Z5

    "Yes Sony, we know that the Sony Xperia Z4 isn't coming to South Africa, or any other country outside of Japan for that matter. That's okay, because frankly, it's not much of an upgrade anyway." That was my initial impression when perusing the Sony Xperia Z4's spec sheet. After the dense rug of secrecy was finally lifted this winter, I was particularly annoyed at the mild upgrade the company has given the Z3. There are rumours that the Sony Xperia Z4 will be exclusive to Japan though, and won't be sailing to other parts of the world. Outside sources suggest that...

  • Is the Sony Xperia Z4 an upgrade of the Xperia Z3? Barely [update]

    Plot twist: While the Sony Xperia Z4 is the Z3 upgrade, it will only be available in Japan. Sony is allegedly readying an international flagship, and no, it's not the Sony Xperia Z4. It's something completely different, notes PhoneArena quoting a Russian source. While this is just a rumour, the lack of a proper worldwide debut does makes sense now. What we can expect now is anyone's guess, but there's a definite chance we'll see even beefier specs when compared to the Z4. Additionally, what will it be called? It's massively intriguing stuff. So, Sony has finally announced its Sony Xperia Z4...

  • ‘Bloodborne’ free with PS4 for a ‘limited time’, boasts Ster Kinekor

    Fancy a go at Bloodborne but don't want to spend exorbitant amounts of cash on a console? Don't worry, all gamers are facing the same wallet-ruining predicament but Ster Kinekor, South Africa's Sony PlayStation distributor and importer, is looking to ease the damage. As of now, the company is offering the PlayStation 4 with the first real good exclusive of the year, Bloodborne, for R5999. Read more: ‘Bloodborne’ first impressions: you died The bundle includes a Dual Shock 4 controller and the game, which, considering the console's current benchmark R5799 pricetag, isn't a bad deal at all. "This deal is available at all...

  • ‘Bloodborne’ first impressions: you died

    "Run away, man!" I shouted at the controller as it was callously ignoring my panicked button mashing. Finding the first monster after a mere two minutes of game play is unnerving, and something that you just don't see in mass-appeal AAA games often. Begin easy, frolic with the gamer hand-in-hand until another deus ex machina joins the party for intermittent words of wisdom -- that's the usual formula. Gaming has really become a bit of a nanny sport, but From Software's Bloodborne tells this unwanted tradition to sod off quite emphatically. You'll be thrown in the deep end immediately, and that's...