PlayStation VR NEWS: Big boost for Sony’s PS5 plans following Microsoft update

Sony PlayStation believes that the PSVR has become the top virtual reality bundle on the market. So it would make sense that they would like to keep the competition on consoles to a minimum, especially when planning their next VR device. While the company has not revealed its plans for the PS5, they have revealed […]

Sony’s latest flagship phone is the 21:9 Xperia 1, and it’s very tall

Sony’s new flagship phone: the Xperia 1. It’s very tall, with a 6.5-inch, 21:9 display. [credit: Jeff Dunn ] Not to be outdone by Huawei, Nokia, Xiaomi, LG, and just about every other phone maker not named Apple or Samsung, Sony is using this week’s Mobile World Congress to introduce its latest smartphones for 2019. […]

Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Searching’ Get December China Releases

Sony is making more inroads into the Chinese movie market, with upcoming December releases for one of its most highly anticipated superhero movies and for its sleeper summer hit. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Searching both earned Sony China releases in December, with the latter indie hit gaining another Asian market after successfully premiering in star John Cho‘s […]

Sony’s HX99 camera packs 28X zoom into an ultra-compact body

How do you make a point-and-shoot camera appealing when the smartphone in your pocket can already take great photos? By stuffing a ton of features into a design that’s almost as easy to carry as that phone, apparently. Sony’s just-introduced Cyber-shot HX99 crams a 24-720mm equivalent (28X) f/3.5-6.4 zoom lens, a retractable OLED viewfinder and […]

I tested Sony’s new noise-cancelling headphones — they turned my hour-long commute into a private concert

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Sony Sony recently released a new pair of $ 350 noise-cancelling headphones, dubbed the WH-1000XM3s. The WH-1000XM3s look, feel, and sound like a more refined version of the headphones Sony released […]

Sony’s reborn Aibo robot is available for pre-order in the US

Sony’s relentlessly adorable Aibo robot is finally ready to return to American shores. After months of waiting, you can pre-order a First Litter Edition of the robo-pup in the US ahead of an expected mid-December ship date. You’ll be spending a staggering $ 2,900 to play with the limited-run mechanical canine. The kit includes everything […]

Sony’s new HX99 compact camera does things your smartphone can’t

At a time when everyone is carrying around a generally capable camera inside their smartphone, compact cameras have struggled to stay relevant. Barring Sony’s own wonderful RX100 series and Fujifilm’s X100F family, the world of point-and-shoots is usually an unremarkable one. Sony’s only camera announcements at IFA 2018 were intriguing, at least. It revealed two […]

Sony’s smart light is now compatible with Google Assistant

Back in 2016, Sony introduced a new smart light that had humidity, motion, luminance and temperature detectors, along with an infrared controller, memory card slot, microphone and speaker. It really was the light that could do it all, and it’s very customizable, meaning you can program it to do pretty much whatever you want it […]

Google hires Sony’s PlayStation VR guru and Magic Lab head Richard Marks

EXCLUSIVE: Google has hired Richard Marks, a former senior research engineer who helped created Sony’s PlayStation VR virtual reality headset and its PlayStation Move controllers, GamesBeat has learned. If there’s any sign that Google is up to something in the gaming business, the hiring of Marks is a big clue. In January 2018, Google h…Read […]