Virgin Atlantic to Equip Engineers with Sony SmartEyeglass

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Remember the Sony SmartEyeglass that just became available for pre-order for developers? Well it just got a big boost in market penetration and mindshare thanks to Virgin Atlantic. I’d previously argued that while the tech comes off too cyborg like for mainstream consumers, that there could be real world applications for professional industries such as architects, doctors, and engineers.

It seems that the folks at Virgin Atlantic share a similar view and have announced a partnership with Sony that would see Virgin engineers use the SmartEyeglass. More details await you after the jump.

Sony Announces 4 Full-frame E-mount Lenses, 2 New Ultra-wide & Fisheye Converters

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Continuing its assault on old dominant players like Canon and Nikon, Sony has announced four new full-frame E-mount lenses. Designed for the Sony a7 cameras, these new lenses include a ZEISS Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA wide angle lens, an FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS lens, an FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS hi-magnification zoom lens and an FE 28mm F2 wide angle prime lens.

More details after the jump.

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Video Shows How to Put Its Water- & Dust-Proof Design to Good Use

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For a long time now, a stable of Sony’s mobile products has been water- and dust-proof housing which allows you to travel freely without worrying about its fait. Better yet, Sony hasn’t kept these features exclusive to its premium line of Xperia Z smartphones and tablets (like the Xperia Z4 Tablet) as can be seen with the Xperia M4 Aqua. Described a mid-range smartphone with ‘no compromises’ for the users, you’ll find plenty to like about the recently announced device like its 13-megapixel camera and 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera.

Think that water- and dust-proofing is only good for the pool side? Sony hopes you change your mind after you see their latest Xperia M4 Aqua video preview which can be found after the jump.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Specs

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If you’ve been wanting to know all the juicy tidbits about the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, then wait no more. Rocking an impressive 8-core 64-bit processor with 3GB RAM, the tech specs only tell part of the story on what you can do with the latest tablet as can be seen in its debut video. Still, sometimes you just have to make sure your next purchase checks off on all of your tech spec wants.

After the jump, the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet specs await you.

PS4 Sells (Not Shipped) 20.2 Million Units

PS4_20th_AnnivesaryThe PlayStation Nation continues to grow with momentum, not slowing down for the PS4. Sony has just announced that they’ve sold 20.2 million PS4 units since launch. It’s noteworthy that, since PS4 launched, that Sony is reporting units sold and not shipped. The difference is that Sony could very well have shipped 25 million units to retailers around the world. That sold number isn’t units sold to retail partners but units that have been bought by consumers.

HBO Go Lands on PS4 Today!

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The day is finally here. Starting today, you can enjoy HBO Go on your PlayStation 4.

Just in time for the season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones in April, Sony claims that the app will work just like it did on the PS3. That means no learning curve for those who want to binge the first 4 seasons of GoT over the next month. You’ll just need your HBO credentials and an internet connection to get started, so what are you waiting for? All you have to do is sign in (on your PS4) and authenticate your console through HBO Go’s website.

PlayStation Store Update (03-03-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for March 3, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now can continue jump into the brutal HELLDIVERS (3-way cross buy) along with the mysterious White Night.

PlayStation 3 users now now enjoy Crimsonland (3-way cross buy) and PlayStation Vita users now enjoy OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood (cross buy with PS4). This also marks week one of the annual Spring Fever sale which is featuring discounts on HELLDIVERS and the Lego Franchise.

Finally, as you are probably aware PlayStation Plus users now receive all of their free games at the beginning of the month and then are given discounts on extra content the rest of the month. The PlayStation Plus games for March include Valiant Hearts (PS4), Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishment (PS3), and CounterSpy (3 way cross buy).

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Specs

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Let’s be honest, tech specs are fun to throw around. While on their own they can be meaningless, tech specs in general can give you an understanding of not only how the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is powered, but its target audience and potential. For that same reason, despite being a mid-range Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphone, Sony wants you to know about some of its specs, like its octa-core 64-bit smartphone featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with integrated 4G LTE that can still provide a 2-day battery life.

If you want more juicy details, you simply need to read on for the full Sony Xperia M4 Aqua specs.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Video Preview

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Unveiled yesterday, the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet is one of the most powerful Android tablets ever. Packing an impressive 8-core 64-bit processor and 17 hours of video playback, the Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet has a lot going for it. From Sony’s perspective, you’ll likely be using the 10.1-inch tablet with a 2K screen mostly to consume content and, as such, has packed it with 32GB internal memory with upgradable storage. Besides an extremely high-resolution screen, you’ll find built-in noise cancelation and water/dust-proofing incase you want to consume in more exotic locations.

After the jump, Sony has put together a short video preview (with an insanely high production value) that highlights some of the noteworthy features of the Xperia Z4 Tablet.

Yes, Sony is Ditching the ‘Walkman’ Name on Mobile

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Eagle-eyed readers will have likely spotted that, on all promotional materials for the just-announced Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and Xperia M4 Aqua, a certain branding is missing. Specifically, the music app is  no longer called Walkman and is instead referred to simply as ‘Music.’ Alongside Music, you’ll find other media related apps like Albums, Video, PlayStation, and Lifelog. This has caused quite a bit of debate among Sony fans and what it could mean. Some have wondered if it had to do with the end of Music Unlimited or if it’s more related to Sony closing down or spinning off parts of the company that are no longer working.

The answer is, however, much less exciting, though it’s reflective of where Sony is today and a change that will be coming to other Xperia devices.

Meet the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua; Mid-range with ‘No Compromises’

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Alongside the powerful and sleek Xperia Z4 Tablet that’s clearly targeting the premium market, Sony also unveiled the Xperia M4 Aqua. Described as a high-end mid-range Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua has a lot going for it, like an octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 13-megapixel camera, and a waterproof design with a cap-less microUSB charging port – a world-first, according to Sony. If you’re interested, meet us after the jump for additional details.

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet Announced With 2K Screen and 8-Core Processor

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As expected, at MWC 2015, Sony has officially unveiled the accidentally-leaked Xperia Z4 Tablet and it’s a powerhouse. A successor to the Xperia Z2 Tablet, the Xperia Z4 Tablet has some of the latest and most powerful technologies like an insane 8-core processor with 3GB RAM in a design that’s even thinner than its predecessor. Best of all, the new and insanely thin Xperia Z4 Tablet doesn’t skimp out on visual quality with a 10.1-inch IPS 2K (2560 x 1600) display that offers 17-hours of video playback.

Interested? Meet us after the jump for additional details.

What Do You Want to See From the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet?

Sony_Xperia_Z4_Tablet_WantsWe’ve already seen an accidental leak from Sony about the Xperia Z4 Tablet which is expected to be announced on Monday at MWC 2015. While details are slim at the moment, we do know that the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet will once again offer a 10-inch screen but with a higher resolution 2K (2048 × 1536) screen. Beyond that, I’m sure we’ll see the typical Android product upgrade which will include a faster processor and more RAM. Before its debut, we want to hear from you about your wants and expectations from Sony and the Z4 Tablet.

Hands on with ‘The Order: 1886′

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The Order: 1886 arrived this past Friday with a whirlwind of mixed messages from media and devs alike. First, let me address the elephant in the room. The Order is NOT 5 hours long. Having played it, I can say with certainty that the game is in fact 7 to 8 hours long – no shorter than some Call of Duty or Battlefield campaigns. After the jump, wee go in depth with The Order: 1886.

Sony Teases Ahead of MWC With “Get Ready to Make a Splash”

Sony_MWC_2015_TeaseMWC 2015 is set to kick off on Monday, March 2nd in Barcelona where mobile device makers from around the world gather to show off their latest. Think of it like CES but in Europe and specifically for mobile. It’s been up for debate if Sony, who will attend the event, would actually unveil any products. Thanks to an accidental leak from Sony, we now know the company will at least launch their next generation tablet, the Xperia Z4 Tablet. But what else can we expect, seeing as in the past two weeks, the company has already announced the budget-friendly Xperia E4 and Xperia E4g? Speculation and teases after the jump.

Latest Sony Video Probably Over Sells the Xperia E4g

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The Sony Xperia E4 and Xperia E4g are the latest budget-friendly smartphones from Sony. Designed for emerging markets with a €99 and €129 price tag, Sony has finally been able to put together devices with compelling features and a price tag that’s designed to move. Assuming the right distribution and awareness strategy is executed with their April release, Sony has a chance of moving a decent amount of them and perhaps gaining some marketshare.

Sony, however, may have gotten slightly carried away with the notion of selling the series in their latest video, which can be found after the jump.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Gains PS4 Remote Play

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If you’ve got a Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, listen up. A new over-the-air (OTA) firmware update (build number 23.0.1.E.0.208) has just been released for your device which brings with it the typical enhancements and bug fixes. More importantly, though, the latest firmware gives the Xperia Z2 Tablet the ability to utilize PS4 Remote Play. For those not familiar, PS4 Remote Play allows you to connect your device to PS4 and stream the games on your device via local Wi-Fi. Additional details after the jump.