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Leaked PlayStation 4 Update Release Notes Reveal A Much-Needed Feature For Twitch Streamers

Patch notes for Sony’s PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0 have leaked, showing some much-needed new features. With firmware 5.0, Twitch users can finally broadcast 1080p streams at 60 fps.

Video Games August 10, 2017

Sony, IBM Develops Tiny Magnetic Tape Cartridge With 330 TB Worth Of Uncompressed Data

Sony and IBM just crammed 330 TB into a palm-sized cartridge using an advanced magnetic tape storage system. To achieve it, both companies had to develop new technologies entirely.

Gadgets August 3, 2017

Next Major PlayStation 4 System Update On The Way: Do You Want To Be A PS4 Version 5.0 Beta Tester?

Sony is now working on the next major PlayStation 4 system update. A beta test for PlayStation 4 version 5.0 will be launched in early August, and interested gamers can sign up to be a part of the program.

Video Games July 20, 2017

PS5 Release Date Set For 2019, And It'll Have PS4 Backward Compatibility Support: Analyst

Analyst Michael Pachter has now revealed that he thinks Sony could unveil the PlayStation 5 by 2019. The forthcoming console might feature 4K graphics and support backward compatibility.

Video Games July 12, 2017

Sony Unveils Glacier White PlayStation 4 Pro As Part Of Limited Edition 'Destiny 2' Bundle

Sony unveiled the Glacier White PlayStation 4 Pro as part of a limited edition bundle featuring 'Destiny 2.' The bundle, which costs $449.99, is now open for preorder and will launch alongside the first-person shooter on Sept. 6.

Video Games July 11, 2017

Sony Adds Twenty PlayStation 4 Games To Its Netflix-Style PlayStation Now Service

PlayStation Now, Sony's video game streaming service, has hit a new milestone. It has been announced that 20 PlayStation 4 games are now available for streaming on PC and PS4.

Video Games July 6, 2017

Sony Takes Down Official 'Anthem' Trailer For PlayStation 4 After Massive Criticism Over Edited Xbox One X Buttons

Sony was forced to take down the official PlayStation 4 gameplay trailer for BioWare's 'Anthem.' The video was an edited version of the gameplay trailer for the Xbox One X, with PlayStation buttons placed on top of Xbox buttons.

Video Games July 4, 2017

Sony Explains Why It's Against Cross-Platform Play Between PlayStation 4 And Xbox One: Microsoft Fires Back

Sony has so far rejected Microsoft's invitation to open up cross-platform play between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The explanation for Sony's stance did not sit well with Microsoft, pushing Xbox chief Phil Spencer to fire back.

Video Games June 16, 2017

E3 2017: Some Of The Best Trailers From Nintendo, Sony, And Microsoft You Shouldn't Miss

Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft all had big news to share during E3 2017, and on top of that, they also had incredible trailers of upcoming games to show off.

Video Games June 14, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Connect Xbox Live And PSN: Will Sony Say Yes For Cross-Platform Play?

Sony might be a tad bit unwilling to support Microsoft in its cross-play plans, as proven by PS4 being left out of Microsoft’s cross-play plans for 'Minecraft.' Microsoft, however, is still holding conversations with Sony at present.

Video Games June 13, 2017

Sony Sells More Than 60 Million PlayStation 4 Units Worldwide

Sony revealed that it sold 60.4 million PlayStation 4 units worldwide. The company also shared that it sold 487.8 million copies of games through its retail and digital stores.

Business Tech June 13, 2017

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: Battle Of The 4K Consoles Switches To Full Gear

Now that the Xbox One X is official, gamers have now gotten the chance to see how Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro stacks up to Microsoft’s new beefy machine. Here’s how the two powerhouse consoles compare.

Video Games June 13, 2017

God Of War 4 Gets An Early 2018 Release Date For The PlayStation 4

Sony has just revealed new gameplay footage for 'God of War 4' during its E3 2017 conference, while also confirming an early 2018 release date. This time around, Kratos seems calmer, perhaps even fatherly.

Video Games June 13, 2017

E3 2017: What To Expect From Nintendo, Sony, And Microsoft

It's that time of year again, E3 is almost here. What do Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft have in store for us this year?

Video Games June 9, 2017

Sony Thanks Fans With 1 TB Gold PS4, Game Discounts, And More Via Days Of Play Event

To show its gratitude to fans, Sony is kicking off the PlayStation Days of Play promotion with a gold-colored PS4 Slim, retailing for a discounted price of $250. The promotion, which starts June 9, also includes discounted titles.

Video Games June 7, 2017

Sony Sells More Than 1 Million PlayStation VRs, Surpassing HTC Vive And Oculus Rift

Sony reported that sales for its PlayStation VR crossed the 1 million units mark, surpassing HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Sony's CEO Shawn Layden asserted that the company needs to improve the sales further.

Wearable Tech June 6, 2017

PlayStation 4 Backward Compatibility Will Likely Never Happen, According To Sony Exec's Controversial Comments

Gamers who are hoping for PlayStation 4 backward compatibility may have to give up their dreams. According to a controversial comment by a Sony executive, the feature may never come to the console.

Video Games June 6, 2017

PlayStation 4: The Success And Future Of Sony's Platform According To Shawn Layden

In the lead-up to E3, Sony is taking a minute to celebrate the massive success of the PlayStation 4 since its launch in 2013. In the midst of this, CEO Shawn Layden took a minute to talk about the present and future of the platform.

Video Games June 5, 2017

Target Ad Confirms Gold PS4 Slim 1TB Special Edition For $250

A Target advert listing the gold PS4 Slim 1 TB Special Edition leaked online. The advertisement listed the gold variant of the console's price as $250.

Video Games June 5, 2017

PlayStation 4 Update 4.70: Common Issues And Potential Fixes

Users from around the world reported facing severe issues such as freezing and crashes after the 4.70 update arrived on the PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles. Here are some potential fixes to counter the problems the update caused.

Video Games May 31, 2017

PlayStation E3 Experience Returns: Here's How To Watch Sony's E3 2017 Press Conference Live In Local Theaters

Sony will be bringing back the PlayStation E3 Experience to allow gamers to watch its E3 2017 press conference live from their local theaters. Here's how to secure a ticket to the show, which will be on June 12.

Video Games May 30, 2017

RIP, PlayStation 3: Sony Officially Ends PS3 Production And Shipments In Japan

It's official: Sony is ending PlayStation 3 production in Japan. However, there's no word on whether PS3 shipments will cease in other gaming markets, including in the United States, just yet.

Video Games May 30, 2017

Road To E3 2017: Can Sony Keep PlayStation On Top?

With the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo a couple weeks out, it's time to take a look at what fans could see. First up, can Sony keep the PlayStation on top?

Video Games May 23, 2017

Sony Will Live Stream 15 Hours Of E3 2017, And Gamers Will Get Free Stuff If They Watch

Sony's PlayStation Live from E3 2017 live stream will broadcast over 15 hours of coverage for the annual video game event. The announcement of the live stream comes as the PlayStation Network achieved the milestone of 70 million monthly active users.

Video Games May 23, 2017

Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Suddenly Starts Working: Here's A Look At What Could Have Been

Modder Ben Heckendorn has finally been able to restore the Nintendo PlayStation to working condition. The prototype, discovered almost two years ago in a box of junk, is the product of a short-lived partnership between Nintendo and Sony.

Video Games May 5, 2017

Sony May Launch Next PlayStation Console In Second Half Of 2018, Slash PlayStation 4 Price Soon

According to analysts, Sony may launch the PlayStation 5 by the second half of next year, and the PlayStation 4 could soon see a price cut. These moves will be made in response to Microsoft's Xbox Project Scorpio.

Video Games April 30, 2017

PlayStation Had Its Best Year With 20M PS4 Units Shipped, But Sony Predicts A Decline

Sony's PlayStation registered its best year ever, with the PS4 shipping 20 million units for an impressive total of 60 million. For the current fiscal year, however, Sony predicts a decline in PS4 shipments.

Business Tech April 28, 2017

Cockroaches In PS4? Here's Why The Console Doubles As A Bug Hotel

The problem of cockroaches in PlayStation 4 units is much more prevalent than you may think, according to repairmen. Thankfully, there are some ways to prevent the console from being infested by the pests.

Video Games April 17, 2017

PlayStation 4 Pro Media Player Gets 4K MP4 Video Support

The Sony PS4 Pro media player has received support for 4K videos as promised. Users will be able to access 4K VR videos if they own the PlayStation VR headsets.

Gadgets March 28, 2017

PlayStation 4 Wi-Fi Issues After Update: Sony Is Aware Of The Problem And Is Working On A Fix

The PlayStation 4 update 4.50 broke the console's Wi-Fi connectivity, yielding error NW-31297-2. Sony is aware of the PS4 Wi-Fi issues and is looking into the matter, but no fix is available yet.

Gadgets March 23, 2017

Sony To Finally Halt PlayStation 3 Production In Japan More Than A Decade After Its Launch

PlayStation 3 production in Japan will reportedly come to a halt, capping the console’s 10-year availability in the country. Production in the West and other parts of the world, however, will still continue.

Video Games March 19, 2017

Best 4K TVs 2017: Samsung KS9000, Sony X930D, And Insignia NS-55DR710NA17

HD is slowly being phased out by UHD, with games, shows, and movies embracing the higher resolution. To help you join the fun, here are some of the best 4K TVs of 2017 worth considering.

Gadgets March 17, 2017

PlayStation 4 Games Coming Soon To Windows PC Through PlayStation Now Streaming Service

PlayStation 4 games will soon be added to the catalog of the PlayStation Now service. This will allow players to stream PlayStation 4 titles on their Windows PCs and PlayStation 4 consoles for the same monthly fee of $19.99.

Video Games March 14, 2017

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Debuts At MWC 2017: 4K HDR Display, Snapdragon 835, Slo-Mo Video And More

Sony took the wraps off its latest powerhouse at the MWC 2017, introducing the mighty Xperia XZ Premium. The new flagship rocks a winning combo of cutting-edge processor, impressive 4K HDR display, an upgraded camera with slo-mo video and more, so here's the deal.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 27, 2017

PlayStation VR Nears 1 Million Units Sold After Four Months: Better Than Sony Expected

Sony Interactive Entertainment global chief executive Andrew House revealed that around 915,000 units of the PlayStation VR have been sold as of Feb. 16. The figure is well above the company's expected sales figures for the virtual reality headset.

Video Games February 27, 2017

MWC 2017 Expected Smartphone Launches: LG G6, Huawei P10, Moto G5, BlackBerry Mercury And More

The MWC 2017 is set to kick off in a few days and will see several OEMs unveil a gamut of devices. Here's a look at some expected smartphone launches at the event such as the Huawei P10, LG G6, Nokia 3310, Moto G5 and more.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 25, 2017

Microsoft Leads $26 Million Investment In Drone Air Traffic Control Startup AirMap

AirMap, a startup working on technology that acts as air traffic control for drones, raised $26 million in a funding round. The investment was led by Microsoft Ventures and supported by Airbus Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures, among others.

Microsoft February 24, 2017

Sony Unveils World’s Fastest SD Card: Also Water And Shock Resistant, With 299 Mbps Write Speed

Sony has unveiled the fastest SD card there is, with write speeds of 299 Mbps. The memory cards will be available in spring, arriving in 32, 64, and 128 GB variations.

Gadgets February 23, 2017

Kesha Releases Damaging New Emails In Dr. Luke Lawsuit: Producer Scolded Her For Turkey And Diet Coke Meal

Kesha has released new emails in her lawsuit against her former music producer Dr. Luke. In one email, Luke calls out the singer for eating turkey and Diet Coke instead of fasting.

Celebrities February 20, 2017

6 Biggest Brands Of Virtual Reality Headsets: A Quick Look

Virtual reality was all the rage in 2016 and the trend continues in 2017. Take a look at six of the most notable brands of VR headsets available for consumers.

Gadgets February 19, 2017

'Rocket League' Getting PS4 Pro Support This Month, Complete With 4K At 60 FPS

Popular game 'Rocket League' is getting a big boost later this month, running at both 1080 on the PS4 and 4K on the PS4 Pro at 60 fps. Sony confirmed that the update will land on Feb. 21, and more treats are in the mix.

Video Games February 16, 2017

Sony Removes PlayStation Now Support For Vita, PS3, And More Devices To Focus On PC, PS4

If you’re subscribed to PlayStation Now and you don’t have either a PS4 or a PC, Sony has bad news for you. The game streaming service is ending for other devices by August 15 and on some platforms even earlier.

Video Games February 16, 2017

PS4 Price Drop: You Can Grab Select PS4 Slim Bundles For $250 Until Feb. 25

If you have been waiting for another PS4 sale, the Sony PS4 Slim price cut starts today. Here are the details you need to know.

Video Games February 12, 2017

Sony Continues Android Nougat Rollout For Xperia Z5, Z3+, And Z4 Tablet

Sony has now resumed rolling out Android Nougat to some Xperia devices, including the Z5, Z3+, and the Z4 Tablet. The new firmware is expected to fix bugs that caused the initial rollout to be halted.

Apps/Software February 9, 2017

Sony Xperia XA2 Leaked Images Give First Glimpse Of The Smartphone

New images of the impending Sony Xperia XA2 have leaked online. The leak reveals narrow side bezels and broad upper and lower bezels for the impending smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 9, 2017

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