PlayStation Now Comes to 2015 Sony Blu-ray Players

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Just yesterday, we put together a list of devices that support PlayStation Now. With support for the streaming gaming service, you’re able to enjoy PlayStation 3 games without the need to own the console. All you need is a half decent internet connection (5Mbs or faster) and you’re off to the races. Now, Sony Blu-ray player owners can take advantage of the streaming service as well. More details after the jump.

Android Wear Update to Bring Wi-Fi Support & More to Sony SmartWatch 3

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Sony, like many other tech companies, is getting heavily into the wearable market. Just this year alone, Sony has introduced three such products, the SmartWatch 3, SmartBand, and SmartBand Talk. Unlike Android on smartphones which is designed by Google and tweaked by hardware manufacturers, Android Wear is nearly 90% Google. This means that manufacturers are open to designing the hardware as they see fit with no direct oversight from Google. Software, however, is handled entirely by Google with manufacturers like Sony only given freedom over the watch faces that ship with them.

Now Google has announced an update to Android Wear that will bring along with it Wi-Fi support and a few other notable additions. After the jump, those details.

PlayStation Now Device Compatibility List

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It’s no secret that Sony rightfully sees the future of gaming in the cloud. While in the past 20 years of PlayStation, we’ve seen hardware iterations that continue to improve, there will be a time that all you’ll need to get the latest PlayStation experience is a web connection and a compatible device.

Sony is already doing this by bringing PlayStation Now, their gaming streaming service which allows you to rent individual titles or subscribe for a flat fee (a la Netflix), to devices outside of the PlayStation family. This includes Sony televisions, Blu-ray players, and most recently, their 4K fleet.

After the jump, we’ve put together the most recent list of devices that support PlayStation Now.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Specs

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Last week, Sony announced their latest compact cameras, the Cyber-shot HX90V and the WX500. We’ve already brought to you the HX90V specs which you’ll find nearly identical between the two cameras. That means you can expect the same phenomenal 30x optical zoom (60x digital zoom), built-in GPS, NFC, and 180-degree tilt LCD for your selfies. The only difference is a lack of pop-up viewfinder though you’ll have your choice of colors: red, white, or black. After the jump, the Sony Cyber-shot WX500 specs await you.

Sony Xperia Z3 – 4K Night Footage

For nearly a month, we had a chance to set out the Sony Xperia Z3. Just last week, we showed off the 4K capabilities of the  Xperia Z3 during daytime. With the Sony Xperia Z4 having been announced for Japan and utilizing the same 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera (though it has an all new 5-megapixel front-facing camera) with 4K recording, we thought it be an appropriate time to show off the Z3′s 4K night time footage which can be seen above. The footage was captured in Santa Monica, CA.

Ultra-thin Sony 4K TVs (X900C, X910C) Arrive in Summer

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Starting in May, most of the 2015 Sony 4K TVs will be available for purchase with a starting price of $1,299 (43X830C), which is insane when you consider what prices were two years ago. Alongside entry level models, you can even purchase the flagship X930C and X940C which feature HDR and are up to 75-inches in size.

The only model absent from the Spring release is the insanely thin X900C and X910C. Some more details after the jump.

PlayStation Store Update (04-21-15)

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Welcome to the PlayStation Store update for April 21st, 2015. We have a great update this week packed full of new content and sales. PlayStation 4 users now can continue jump into  the newest offering Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China and the quirky L.A. Cops.

PlayStation 3 users can now play the highly anticipated Shovel Knight (3 way cross buy). This also marks the final week of the annual Spring Fever sale which is featuring discounts on Shovel Knight and the Call of Duty 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 Never Alone (PS4), Dishonored (PS3), and Killzone: Mercenary (PS Vita).

Sony Xperia Z4′s Front-Facing Camera Has Some Neat Tricks

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Sony’s next flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z4, was revealed yesterday, putting to rest the fun ‘how many leaks will there be before we know everything about this device‘ game. Though not a dramatic departure from the Xperia Z3, the new and even thinner phone with a 5.2-inch display offers quite a few refinements over its predecessor. One such improvement is the front-facing camera that’s now been upgraded to 5-megapixels for even better ‘selfies.’ Let’s be honest, hipster or not, a better camera is always appreciated, especially when there’s nobody around to help you capture that moment.

Fortunately for Xperia fans, Sony did more than just up the megapixel count. Those details after the jump.

2015 Sony 4K TVs (X830C, X850C, X930C, X940C) Will Arrive in May

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Along side revealing HDR support for the X930C and X940C, Sony has also announced that the majority of their 2015 4K televisions will arrive in May. Starting today, the X930C, X850C, and X930C/X940C 4K televisions are available for pre-sale (whatever that means) and will be on-sale for the masses in May with an arrival time sometime later that month.

Android 5 Lollipop (14.5.B.0.228) Certified for Xperia Z1s on T-Mobile

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T-Mobile has yet to announce when Android 5.0 Lollipop will be arriving for its fleet of Sony smartphones, but if recent reveals are any indications, it should be sooner than later. While T-Mobile has confirmed that it will support Android 5.0 for the Xperia Z1s and Xperia Z3, they also abruptly pulled sales on all Sony smartphones two ago. Many wondered if this was due to the impending reveal of the Xperia Z4, which was announced earlier today. However, the Xperia Z4 currently has no release date outside of Japan.

Regardless of the reasons behind the move, Android 5 is coming to T-Mobile. More details after the jump.