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  • 5 questions about the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium that need answering

    For more IFA 2015 happenings, live updates and deeper analysis, keep locked onto our IFA 2015 portal. Its no real secret, that Sony has been working on its latest smartphone range just in time for IFA 2015. In Berlin yesterday, the company launched its three-tiered range and introduced the world to its first 4K screened smartphone. That's pretty impressive to say the least. We heard that Toshiba managed to squeeze a 4K screen into a 12.5-inch laptop, but all those pixels in a 5.5-inch? There's a thought. Of course, although the phone sounds incredible, and as a Sony smartphone fan, it sounds...

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 3.0 brings YouTube Gaming streaming, more game save storage

    While Sony ran away with the console sales title a long time ago, its playing catch up to Microsoft's ever improving Xbox One. It's latest ploy is a firmware update that looks to add a little more functionality to the system. But what does that mean, exactly? Well, YouTube Gaming streaming is now a thing, much like the PlayStation 4's previous relationship with Twitch. Users can now also request to watch their friends play a particular title as well. Keeping with the streaming gaming theme, the PlayStation 4's dashboard will now have an "events" tab, which will alert gamers to particular...

  • Sony Xperia Z5 Premium to be revealed at IFA 2015 with 4K screen, 23MP camera [video]

    For more IFA 2015 happenings, live updates and deeper analysis, keep locked onto our IFA 2015 portal. If you're a Sony fan, particularly a Sony smartphone fan, you're going to want to sit down for this. Gizmodo has spotted another leak of Sony's alleged latest and greatest device -- the Sony Xperia Z5 -- and it looks an absolutely cracker (and blows the Xperia Z4v, pictured above, to bits). There will allegedly be three variants of the device, including the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, the Sony Xperia Z5 "standard" and the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, with all three devices boasting some seriously...

  • Double check that PlayStation 4 hardware version before purchase

    If a new TechRadar report is to believed and accurately interpreted, the newer 1TB PlayStation 4 isn't exactly a hardware revision at all, and rather just an older CUH-1100 series console with a bigger storage bank. Rather interestingly, the CUH-1200 hardware revision console is only available in 500GB trim, so essentially if you're looking for some more storage space for games, you'll need to purchase one of these consoles and shove a bigger drive in it yourself. We first heard word of Sony introducing a revised console that was less power hungry and more efficient in June this year, but it...

  • New Sony SmartBand 2 features heart rate monitor, improved sleep tracking

    The first Sony SmartBand -- the company's fitness wearable -- was a bundle of contradictions. It did some things flawlessly, including step and distance tracking, but failed at practical matters, like remaining on one's arm and tracking sleep. Sony has announced that it will be remedying those issues in the newest generation of the company's wearable technology. It's called the Sony SmartBand 2 (so not much change there then), but it does feature a trove of improvements, that will undoubtedly make the first generation device even worse. For starters, the company has set out quite a mission statement: "We set out to...

  • You can now test beta PlayStation 4 firmware for Sony

    Microsoft has allowed what it calls Insiders to test Windows 10 for a good while before it was released earlier this month, and now it seems that Sony is following in its stead. The company will be allowing itchy-fingered gamers to test beta versions of its PlayStation 4 firmware, much like what Microsoft does to those in its Dashboard Preview Program. Read more: Windows 10 Insiders will get Windows 10 for free, according to blog post It's a simple affair signing up too. You fill out this application, purchase a PlayStation 4 if you don't have one, and wait for those beta...

  • Chinese OUYE console is a $70 Frankenstein PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

    Here's a thought: what would happen if Sony and Microsoft ever joined forces to create a console in this current generation? A Chinese company is hoping to make this a reality, in a somewhat convoluted way. It's creation is called the OUYE, and its about as blatant a ripoff as ripoffs come, even in the history of Chinese products we've seen over the years. Boasting the distinctive grate from the Xbox One's enormous exhaust fan and the slanting dual pillar design of the PlayStation 4, it's essentially the unwanted bastard child of two companies that had a little too much wine...

  • Darth Vader-inspired PlayStation 4 unleashes the force this November

    In prelude to the release of the Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens and Star Wars Battlefront later this year, the force has never really been this strong, and brands know this. PlayStation just revealed a Darth Vader-inspired PlayStation 4 console (CUH-1200 series) which comes with 500GB of memory, a customised DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller as well as a pretty curious bundle of games. The customised console is sold alongside the Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition as well as four digital copies of the old jedi-jammin' classics; Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and...

  • Gamescom 2015 preview: livestream details, game reveals and more

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne's gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. It's safe to say that this year in gaming has been one of the most interesting for quite some time. Now that Sony and Microsoft's next-generation consoles can be referred to as "current-gen", and after Nvidia and AMD have revealed their new options in the graphics card market, things are slowly settling down. Perhaps this is true when viewing the industry form the hardware front, but in terms of upcoming games and software, the industry is only really...

  • Sony Xperia M5 is a waterproof, pocket camera powerhouse

    There goes Sony again, launching a new device just a few months after its previous round of releases and a few hours prior to a slew of leaks. This time, it's the mid-range M-category that gets a makeover, but it's a rather impressive one at that. The Sony Xperia M5 is the Xperia M4 successor, a device which hasn't seen a stellar global uptake thanks to a few rather odd quirks. The Xperia M5 seems like a more streamlined device, with Sony taking to heart the M-category's real selling points: imaging and affordability. With that in mind, Sony has spent a...