Sony Settles On Claim That Xperia Devices Deceptively Advertised As Waterproof

Sony settles on claim that Xperia devices Sony Mobile USA has decided to settle on alleged claims that some of its Xperia smartphones and tablets were "deceptively advertised as waterproof". The class action lawsuit opens up Xperia owners based in the USA to receive a partial refund on their device, if it suffered water damage whilst in warranty and refused repair.

Sony: Xz Premium Clocks 750mbps Download Speed In Real-world Test Conditions

Sony: XZ Premium clocks 750Mbps download speed in real-world test conditions4K HDR capability made headlines when we revealed XZ Premium back at MWC earlier this year.
The screen looks stunning, but we’re aware of the techie elephant in the room; 4K HDR files are hefty and a superfast network and a processor that can keep up are needed to download or stream them at a rate that won’t leave you watching the first episode when the season finale has already aired.

Sony Reveals Limited Gran Turismo Sport-themed Ps4 Console

Sony Reveals Limited Gran Turismo Sport-Themed PS4 Console

Sony and Polyphony Digital announced a new limited edition Gran Turismo Sport PlayStation 4 console that will be released alongside the latest installment of the racing series game, on October 18.

Based on the Slim 1TB version of the PS4, the customized console features an exclusive silver faceplate with the Gran Turismo logo along with a matching Dualshock 4 wireless controller.

Sony Confirms Ps4 System Software 5.0 Details

Sony Confirms PS4 System Software 5.0 Details


We recently reported about some of the new features that might be included in the next major software update for the PlayStation 4. Sony today confirmed the PS4 system software version 5.0. Codenamed NOBUNAGA, it’s out today for those who were selected to be a beta tester for the next major PS4 system update.

One of the biggest features included in this update is Family Accounts. The current master/sub-account system is being redesigned to make it more family friendly.

Sony’s Fs5 Is A Peak Performer Behind The Scenes Of True North

Sony’s FS5 is a Peak Performer Behind the Scenes of True NorthThe Workshop’s True North is an inspiring documentary about Sean Swarner, who in 2002 became the first cancer survivor to reach the top of Mount Everest. He’s kept climbing ever since spreading his encouraging message of hope. In a span of five years, the two-time cancer survivor with only one functioning lung scaled the Seven Summits, the highest mountains in each of the seven continents.

Sony Launches First Hdr-ready 4k Laser Digital Cinema Projectors With High Contrast Ratio

Sony launches first HDR-ready 4K laser digital cinema projectors with high contrast ratioSony Digital Cinema 4K confirms the launch of a brand-new family of 4K laser digital cinema projectors.
The SRX-R800 Series is the first digital cinema projection system combining Sony’s latest-generation native 4K SXRD with a long-lasting laser light source. With the latest advances in Sony’s acclaimed SXRD optical panel technology, this achieves a contrast ratio of 10,000:1. This makes all SRX-R800 models the ideal choice for delivering HDR content, giving cinema audiences an even more immersive entertainment experience.

Sony Xperia Xz Premium Now Supports Netflix In Hdr

Sony Xperia XZ Premium now supports Netflix in HDRThings are getting even better for Xperia XZ Premium owners now that they can watch their favourite entertainment on Netflix in stunning high dynamic range.
Why is HDR worth getting excited about? Well, colour, contrast and brightness all get a boost, providing an immersive, true to life experience that has to be seen to be believed.

Sony 'trade Up' Program Gets You $500 Plus Trade-in Value Towards A New A9

Sony 'trade up' program gets you $500 plus trade-in value towards a new a9

Switching brands is a painful and expensive process, but a new "trade up" promotion from Sony is trying to take a little bit of the sting away. For a limited time, people interested in stepping up to a Sony a7 II, Sony a7S II, Sony a7R II, or Sony a9 can get several hundreds of dollars in credit + trade-in value when they hand over their working DSLR or mirrorless camera.

These kinds of trade-in programs are not uncommon in the photo world, but we're more accustomed to seeing them from brands like Hasselblad and Leica, where the price tag for upgrading from one model to the next is so high that a significant discount for trading in your older camera is a serious boon.

Download Firmware 4.73 For Sony Playstation 4 Gaming Console - Links Available

Download Firmware 4.73 for Sony PlayStation 4 Gaming Console - Links Available

Just now, Sony has made available the download link for the new 4.73 system software update developed for its PlayStation 4 gaming consoles, which improves the overall system performance, just like the previous 4.72 PS4 Firmware.

If you intend to make use of this new release, first ensure that your PS4’s currently installed firmware isn’t either newer or matching version 4.73, and only afterward save the appropriate .PUP file.

Sony Launches Limited Edition Destiny 2 Ps4 Controller

Sony Launches Limited Edition Destiny 2 PS4 Controller


Sony today announced the launch of a limited edition Destiny 2 DualShock 4 controller for the PlayStation 4. The controller is going to be launched in September. The company has also launched a handful of new Destiny 2 PlayStation 4 bundles for customers in Europe.

The limited edition Destiny 2 DualShock 4 controller features a customized touchpad with the Destiny 2 logo as well as the character class insignia. All of these new details are plastered on the controller in gold. Sony has already announced a Glacier White PS4 Pro bundle in the run up to the Destiny 2 beta.

Sony Patents 400mm F2.8 Lens For A Curved Medium Format Sensor

Sony patents 400mm F2.8 lens for a curved medium format sensor

It's a great day for innovative patent news. Earlier today, we told you about a Nikon patent for a lens that was designed to work with a full-frame curved sensor camera. But that might not be the most innovative curved sensor patent you'll hear about today. That title goes to Sony, and their 400mm F2.8 lens designed for a curved medium format sensor.

Sony Alpha Rumors first spotted the Japanese patent, which describes a lens designed for a curved 645 size sensor—that's bigger than the sensors found in the Fuji GFX-50s and Hasselblad X1D-50c. The lens is "single focus" and "can be used as an interchangeable lens" reads the translated patent. It goes on to say that, thanks to the curved sensor design "High MTF can be obtained."

Sony’s 2017 4k Hdr Televisions With Android Tv Now Compatible With Amazon Echo Devices

Sony’s 2017 4K HDR televisions with Android TV Now Compatible with Amazon Echo DevicesSony Electronics announced today that with recent firmware updates, Amazon Echo devices can now control 2017 Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV. With this update users can ask Alexa to perform basic TV functions such as controlling the TV power, volume, play/pause/stop/fast forward controls, switch inputs and change channels. Voice control is a natural way to interact with technology in one’s home, and now with Amazon Echo, Echo Show, and Echo Dot owners of 2017 Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV can just ask “Alexa, turn on my Living Room TV” or “Alexa, set the volume to 60 on my Kitchen TV” or “Alexa, change channel to CNN on my Bedroom TV.”