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Sony made waves in the consumer audio market with its WH-1000XM3 headphones, and now the same (presumably) noise-cancelling technology that helped the headset garner so many accolades is offered in a new set of wireless earbuds, the WF-1000XM3. If that is indeed the case, these earbuds could give Apple's AirPods a run for their money. The WF-1000XM3 is available to preorder on Amazon for $229.99, and will be released on August 5, 2019. A charging case is included, so the pricing has the earbuds sitting just above the current generation AirPods, which Amazon sells for $179.99 (the MSRP is $179.99). However, Apple is rumored to be refreshing its AirPods, and pricing could conceivably be higher.... Read more...
Sony took the unprecedented step of spilling the beans on quite a bit about of information regarding its upcoming PlayStation 5 console more than a year ahead of its official release. In an April interview, Sony revealed that the PS5 will be powered by a 7nm AMD Ryzen 3000 processor along with a 7nm Radeon Navi GPU. We were also made privy to the fact that an ultra-fast SSD will be used for game storage. Now, a fresh leak claims to have more specific information on the hardware that will be going inside the PS5. We'll have to take all of this information with a healthy dose of salt, but it's not too far outside the realm of possibility. For starters, it's claimed that there will... Read more...
Sony's PlayStation Classic retro game console was never really the hit that people were expecting. The console is now down to an all-time low price of $24.99 on Amazon, which is a discount of $35 off Amazon's regular retail price of $59.99. The thing is that even the $59.99 price is a substantial discount off the price it launched at not even a year ago. When the PlayStation Classic first hit preorder in September of 2018, Sony was asking $99.99. By December the console had seen price cuts bringing its cost down to $75. Last month the price of the console was chopped to just $30. The $24.99 price tag that you can get the PlayStation Classic at right now is the lowest price we have seen so far.... Read more...
Anyone around in the '80s will remember people walking around with giant boom boxes on their shoulders blasting music to everyone in a massive radius. But there was also a much more discrete way to listen to music thanks to the Sony Walkman, which turned 40 years old today. For those not around in the '80s who may have never heard of a Walkman, it was a portable cassette tape player that launched in Japan in 1979. It was expensive back in its day with a price in Japan that worked out to about $150. Critics of the device said the high cost would keep it from being successful, but it proved very popular selling 50,000 devices within two months. The first Walkman that launched in Japan was called... Read more...
Sony unveiled its Xperia 1 smartphone back in February, and the big claim to fame for the device was its 4K display. Several months later, the smartphone is finally up for preorder, and according to Amazon, the Xperia 1 will ship July 12. There is still a big catch to the Xperia 1 in that Sony doesn't have the best name in the smartphone realm and the device sells for $949.99, which is on par with high-end devices like the iPhone and Galaxy smartphones. Sony knows that it will need a value add to lure buyers to the Xperia 1 over other flagship devices, and its offer is a free set of headphones. The headphones offered to all who preorder the device aren't basic headphones either; they are the... Read more...
Sony has patented a technology that could reduce or even completely get rid of loading screens in games. Assuming the patent is something Sony chooses to follow through on, the technology could find its way into the company's upcoming PlayStation 5 console, which is making the switch from a slower mechanical hard drive to a speedy solid state drive. The switch to SSD storage alone should do wonders for overall system responsiveness and, more critically (for a game console), loading times. It is not yet known if the SSD inside the PS5 will be of the PCI Express 4.0 variety, which enables incredibly fast read times. However, PlayStation architect Mark Cerny indicated that the raw bandwidth will... Read more...
Buying a television can be a daunting experience with so many different models and options available. Sure, size matters, but so does a host of other factors, such as the type of screen, resolution and HDR support, and the implementation of smart features. As it mostly pertains to that latter point, Netflix has come out with its annual list of recommended TVs. Netflix's list is geared towards getting the most from its streaming service, and supposedly it has a "rigorous" testing program in place. The exact testing criteria is not laid out, though Netflix does offer some high-level details. To bear the "Netflix Recommended TV" badge, a qualifying smart TV must meet at least 5 of 7 criteria. They... Read more...
The next generation of Playstation and Xbox consoles are at least a year away, but their developers are letting out a few key details about them. What do we know about the upcoming consoles? We will break down the interesting similarities and differences between the Playstation 5 and Project Scarlett/Xbox Two. Both Playstation 5 and Project Scarlett feature processors build on 7nm AMD Zen 2 architecture and both will feature AMD Radeon Navi GPUs. At this time, we don't have any specifics on clock speeds for the CPUs or clock speeds/compute unit counts for the GPU. Both console will feature GDDR6 RAM, support for up to 8K visuals, and hardware ray tracing. Both the Playstation 5 and... Read more...
Sony had hoped to capture the imaginations of gamers across the globe with its PlayStation Classic in the same way that Nintendo did with the NES Classic and SNES Classic. However, many gamers balked at the game lineup, its price tag, and emulation performance (among other things). Needless to say, within a month of launch the price of the PlayStation Classic dropped to $70, and by the end of 2018, it could be had for less than $50. Now, Sony appears to be trying to clear these consoles out with a massive fire sale at some of the nation's leading e-tailers. The going price is now a very appealing $29.99. Even with its flaws, $30 is a more than a fair price to pay for the gaming console,... Read more...
Sony has made it clear that the PlayStation 5 is on the way, and it has offered up more details on this console that it did on its predecessors in this stage of development Sony has teased game load times between console generations, with the PS5 blowing the existing PS4 Pro out of the water. Sony is also touting the big focus on multiplayer games and not losing all your friends and progress with the move to a new console. Jim Ryan is the new CEO of PlayStation as of April, and he has given his first interview since taking the position and offered up details on the next-gen console. Ryan wants to put an end to leaving all your old games and progress behind when you move to a new console.... Read more...
The name Hideo Kojima is one well-known amongst many gamers. Kojima is the person behind the classic and immensely popular Metal Gear franchise of video games, among others. The latest game from the game designer is called Death Stranding, and it has generated lots of buzz amongst gamers. The biggest letdown for Death Stranding was that it had been assumed to be a PS4 exclusive game. There were hints previously that Death Stranding might land on PC and now a new rumor claims that the game will be coming to PC. The rumor originates from Antonio Fucito, who claims to have sources with knowledge of the game and the publisher's plans for it. Fucito proved his sources are knowledgeable recently when... Read more...
Every year Sony celebrates its Days of Play event and brings a new limited-edition game console to the mix. Last year the limited edition console was a slick blue machine. Days of Play is back for 2019, and Sony has a limited-edition console again for gamers to lust after. This year the limited edition console is much more bland in appearance than the bright blue offering in 2018. Sony calls the 2019 PS4 Days of Play Limited Edition console Steel Black. It appears to be a satin finish gray-black console. It only comes in standard PS4 flavor, no PS4 Pro has been announced at this time. In addition to the special color, the console also has the PlayStation Shapes embossed in silver on top of the... Read more...
Sony has already talked several times about the PS5 game console and what it will give gamers when it launches. It has promised that the price will be appealing given the console's hardware, which sounds like a nice way of saying it will be expensive but powerful. We recently saw a glimpse at how much more powerful the PS5 will be than the current PS4 Pro with a video showing the load times for the same game compared between both consoles. At the same event where that load time video was recorded, Sony execs also talked about PS5 backward compatibility. Not only will the backward compatibility work for single-player PS4 games, but it will also work for multiplayer games. Sony went so far as to... Read more...
Sony is much more forthcoming with details on the coming PlayStation 5 than it has been with information on past consoles. An alleged PS5 dev kit has been seen in the wild already and Sony has also said that the pricing of the PS5 will be appealing, given the advanced features and hardware that it offers. A new video has turned up that is from Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki. He was at a Sony event where a demonstration pitting the load times of the current PS4 Pro and the coming PS5 was shown off. The game used in the demo is Marvel's Spider-Man. The speed difference between the two consoles is dramatic, and PlayStation chief Mark Cerny hinted at these blazing fast load speeds... Read more...
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