Sony demonstrated its Xperia Touch projector back at the Mobile World Congress this year. The company today announced that this product is now available for purchase in the United States. It’s different from what you’d think a conventional projector would be. The Xperia Touch is basically a projector and smart speaker coupled with an Android tablet. It’s not cheap by any stretch of the imagination.
Xperia Touch is an interactive projector that can transform any flat surface into a 23 inch HD touchscreen via a horizontal or vertical ultrashort-throw laser projection system. It can project up to 80 inches on the wall.
Here's the newest addition to Sony's 4K camcorder line-up, the FDR-AX700. This easy-to-use camcorder packs a 1"-Type stacked CMOS sensor, a Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens, a 12x optical zoom lens (18x clear image zoom), a 0.39" OLED EVF, a 3.5" XtraFine LCD screen, dual SD card slots, a full-size (Type-A) HDMI output port and built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity.
Sony has released a new system software update for the PlayStation 4 today. It brings a handful of new features to the console, including but not limited to Team Tournaments. PS4 system software update 5.0 is out now and it brings improvements for broadcasting, messages, family messages, and more.
With Team Tournaments, PS4 owners can compete against other teams for prizes and status. The Team Tournament feature will go live on October 5th. The initial batch of games that support this feature include Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, World of Tanks, and Mantis Burn Racing. More titles will support this feature down the line.
Sony Mobile has added Android 8.0 Oreo AOSP to its Open Devices program, which means that budding developers can now use these tools to help create their own custom ROMs. Software binaries have been added for a number of devices including Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XZ, Xperia X Performance, Xperia X and Xperia X Compact. If you want to download the binaries, then head over to the source link below, which also includes the necessary tools and instructions to begin development.
It's been revealed that YUKI's contract with Sony Music Artists has ended on September 30.
This was announced on October 1 via YUKI's official fan club site commune. To coincide with the termination of the contract, commune has stopped accepting new member applications as well as membership renewals. All services related to the fan club will officially end on February 28, 2018.
Utada Hikaru's new song "Anata" will be used in the CM for Sony's 'Noican Wireless.' She even stars in its CM which has been revealed via YouTube as well as Sony's special website.
"Anata" has also been picked up as the theme song for movie 'DESTINY: Kamakura Monogatari', which will open in theaters on December 9. It will be digitally released on December 8.
If you're a PlayStation gamer that makes purchases through the PlayStation Store quite a bit and would like to get rewarded for your purchases, you might be interested to learn that Sony has announced the PlayStation credit card, thanks to a partnership with Sony Rewards and Capital One.
According to Sony's announcement, "Working with our colleagues over at Sony Rewards and Capital One, we are excited to present a new PlayStation Credit Card with rewards designed specifically with gamers like you in mind. Beginning today, we're inviting all of our fans to start turning your everyday purchases into a number of amazing rewards and benefits."
While we've seen the various virtual reality (VR) headsets in the market undergo upgrades and improvements, Sony's PlayStation VR headset hasn't seen that much changes, or at least until recently where Sony announced on its PlayStation Blog that there will be an updated PlayStation VR headset on its way.
According to Sony, "A hardware update to PlayStation VR is being prepared. The new version, model number CUH-ZVR2, features an updated design that enables the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the VR headset and a slimmer, streamlined connection cable. There's also an updated Processor Unit that supports HDR pass through, enabling users to enjoy HDR-compatible PS4 content on a TV without having to disconnect the Processor Unit in between the TV and the PS4 system. This function can be used only when the VR headset is turned off."
Sony launched the Xperia XZ1 handset in the United States earlier this year. The handset was originally unveiled at the IFA 2017 conference last month. It was unveiled alongside the XZ1 Compact. Sony has now launched this handset in the country. Those who are interested can now pre-order the Xperia XZ1 Compact in the United States.
Just like its sibling, the Xperia XZ1 Compact can now be pre-ordered from Amazon. The retailer has the handset listing for $599.99. It’s a factory unlocked device with U.S. warranty.