Category: Sony

Sony’s 360-degree audio tech will arrive for 1,000 songs this fall

Sony’s previously announced 360 Reality Audio will arrive for around 1,000 songs this fall, the company has announced. Sony first detailed this technology during CES 2019, introducing the world to what it described as a new music experience that is more immersive by putting listeners within a 3D sound field. Behind the new capability lies object-based spatial audio technology.

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Sony brings its 3D imaging tech to microscopes to help save lives

Sony is perhaps best known for a wide range of electronics including TVs, the PlayStation, and, of course, cameras. All of these, though varied, have one underlying theme: faithfully and correctly reproducing and efficiently transmitting visual data. At CEATEC 2019, Sony wants to demonstrate its pursuit of delivering social value through its technologies in light of the Society 5.0 thrust. It…

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Razer Raion controller brings big mechanical buttons to PS4, PC

Razer calls their Razer Raion controller a “fightpad” because it’s aimed primarily for games that aim for the KO. There’s a fighting game community in this larger gaming community in which we live, and this controller’s aimed at that crew of fight-friendly gamers specifically. The controller’s functionality is made specifically for PlayStation 4 and PC.

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PlayStation 5 might get a PSVR headset of its own

Yesterday, Sony confirmed a lot of new details about the PlayStation 5, perhaps most importantly stating that the console will be out in time for the holiday 2020 season. While Sony has been mostly quiet on its plans for VR in the future, it looks like the PlayStation 5 might have an accompanying next-generation PSVR coming along with it.

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PlayStation 5’s controller is in for some big changes

Slowly but surely, Sony is beginning to release more details about its next console, which was confirmed as the PlayStation 5 today. While lead architect Mark Cerny hasn’t been super specific about the console and we still haven’t seen it in the flesh yet, we learned some exciting things about Sony’s next-generation console today. Some of those things, interestingly enough, have nothing to do…

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New Death Stranding trailer is pure post-Konami Hideo Kojima madness

Aside from The Last of Us Part 2, Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding is probably the most anticipated game on the way to the PlayStation 4. Death Stranding will certainly be out earlier than The Last of Us Part 2, in any case, and with release on the horizon, Sony is priming its marketing engine. Today, the company published a new promo for Death Stranding, so you may see the trailer embedded below…

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Sony says you’re wrong about the DualShock X button

Those who have been playing PlayStation for years are familiar with the face buttons on the DualShock controller. There’s square, circle, triangle, and then what? Is it “cross” or is it “X?” We’re guessing that both camps have their share of adherents, but now Sony has finally put an end to the debate.

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Sony 40th Anniversary Walkman includes retro cassette player case

Joining the headphones Sony introduced today is its new Walkman NW-A100TPS, a modern streaming device offered with a retro-style soft case and package inspired by the TPS-L2, the first portable cassette player launched by Sony in 1979. Unlike that original model, the new NW-A100TPS doesn’t play cassette tapes.

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Samsung and Huawei may be avoiding the IFA rush but that gives other OEMs the opportunity to grab the spotlight. LG already has the date set and may have practically revealed what it’s all about. Sony has only marked the date on the calendar but has remained quite mum on what is has in store. It won’t be too much of a surprise to see an Xperia 2 debut on Thursday but, based on these leaks, there might be no reason to expect any sort of surprise at all.

It’s not surprising that Sony will stick to its new CinemaWide screen format. That boasts of a 21:9 ultra-wide screen that was previously only found in TVs and computer monitors. Naturally, an ultra-wide phone screen will result in an ultra-tall phone, which is exactly what the Xperia 1 came to be.

According to leaked renders, the next Xperia phone, perhaps called the Xperia 2, will still retain that core design feature. The only difference, according to sources, is that it will be a smaller phone. While the Xperia 1 stood at a grand 6.5 inches, this Xperia 2 will only reach 6.1 inches. That could go a long way towards making the phone more manageable and more balanced to hold in one hand.

One key difference is that Sony seems to have moved the cameras from the middle to the side. That change is definitely warranted given that there are now three of them there. The fingerprint scanner, naturally, remains hidden to the side under the power button.

A smaller Xperia 2 could be a breath of fresh air in a market filled with larger and larger phones but, as always, the phone’s success will depend more on just appearances or even its specs. The Xperia 1, despite having the top hardware on paper, remained unimpressive. Even more damning was DxOMark’s review of the phone, giving it a score on par with mid-range phones.

Xperia 2 leaks suggest more of the same but smaller

Samsung and Huawei may be avoiding the IFA rush but that gives other OEMs the opportunity to grab the spotlight.

Cyberpunk 2077 deep dive gameplay trailer reveals more Keanu

The game Cyberpunk 2077 will include futuristic landscapes, cybernetic implants in humans, new types of vehicles and weapons, and other science fiction elements, but none of that matters. Not when the game also has Keanu Reeves, aka Johnny Silverhand, “a rebel rocker boy who will be your companion throughout your adventure in Night City.”

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