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CES 2020 – world’s largest tech show – showcases future of tomorrow

Likes of Samsung, Sony and Mercedes headline event

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January 7, 2020


PlayStation 5 to launch by end of 2020

Sony is changing how the PS5 will handle storage

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October 10, 2019


Sony goes nostalgic, releases Walkman for its 40th anniversary

Its cost, a release date hasn’t officially been announced

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September 7, 2019


Sony is no longer producing the PS Vita

The handheld gaming device was launched in 2011

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March 3, 2019


Could Sony be toying with the idea of a touchscreen controller?

An updated patent hints at the company replacing the DualShock 4 with a touchscreen

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November 13, 2018


Malicious messages have been causing PlayStation 4 consoles to seize

The message contained a long string of characters

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October 14, 2018


Good news for Sony smartphone users — a new update is on its way

Two older Sony smartphones will be updated with the latest Android version

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October 14, 2018


Sony’s PlayStation Classic is back with 20 pre-loaded games

For a price of $99.99, the console will be released on December 3

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September 19, 2018


Sony buys EMI Music Publishing in $1.9bn deal

Japanese entertainment giant Sony on Tuesday announced a deal to acquire the music publishing firm and record label EMI for a price of around $1.9 billion. Sony signed a deal with Abu Dhabi-based investment firm Mubadala to buy its 60 percent holding in EMI, giving the Japanese firm an indirect stake of approximately 90 percent,…

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May 22, 2018


Fido funeral: In Japan, a send-off for robot dogs

Isumi, Japan: The robot dogs lined up in their dozens Thursday in Japan were no tech fair display. They were the dearly departed being honoured with their own traditional “funeral.” In some respects, it was a funeral like any other in Japan, with incense smoke wafting as a priest chanted a sutra, praying for the…

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April 26, 2018


Sony wows CinemaCon with glitzy opening shows

By Frankie Taggart Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino vowed Monday that his leading men Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt would make as iconic a silver screen duo as Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The 2019 movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” will look at the death throes of the old studio system — seen as…

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April 24, 2018


Sony revives robot pet dog

TOKYO: Japanese electronics giant Sony is marking the year of the dog by bringing back to life its robot canine — packed with artificial intelligence and internet capability. Sony’s new “aibo” dog is an ivory-white puppy-sized, 30 centimetre (one foot) hound with flapping black ears and a wagging tail. It has the ability to roll…

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November 1, 2017


‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ slings to massive $117 million U.S. domestic opening

LOS ANGELES: Spider-Man is officially a box office overachiever. As of Sunday morning, the latest cinematic depiction of the webbed-hero, “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” is looking at a $117 million opening from 4,348 locations. $10.6 million of the domestic total came from 392 Imax screens. That’s a huge win for Sony, Columbia Pictures, and Marvel Studios for…

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July 10, 2017


Sony Pictures and China’s Wanda enter film partnership

BEIJING: Chinese conglomerate Wanda announced plans Friday to invest in movies produced by Sony Pictures under an agreement that moves the company closer to its goal of becoming a major Hollywood player. Owned by one of the country’s richest men, billionaire Wang Jianlin, Wanda is seeking to shift its focus from property to services and…

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September 23, 2016


PS4 sales hit 40 million as Sony console dominates

SAN FRANCISCO: Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Thursday that PlayStation 4 sales hit 40 million units, being snapped up at a record-setting pace. PS4 has dominated the market for the latest-generation consoles, with industry trackers pegging sales as being nearly double those of rival Microsoft Xbox One. “We are truly grateful for the enormous support from…

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May 27, 2016


‘Uncharted 4’ video game for PS4 snapped up worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO: Sony announced that sales of a much-awaited final installment to the hit video game series “Uncharted” topped 2.7 million copies worldwide in its opening week. “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” made by Naughty Dog studio for PlayStation 4 consoles set a record in North America, where it became the fastest selling exclusive title…

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May 24, 2016


PlayStation virtual reality gear to launch in October

SAN FRANCISCO: Sony said it plans to make virtual reality mainstream with the October release of PlayStation VR headgear priced at $399. “Virtual reality represents a new frontier for gaming; one that will forever change the way users interact with games,” Sony Computer Entertainment chief executive Andrew House said during a press event here. “PlayStation…

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March 16, 2016


Sony reaches settlement over 2014 security breach

LAGUNA BEACH: Sony has reached a settlement in a US court to pay $8 million to employees affected by a massive cyberattack, officials said Tuesday. The settlement deal struck this week calls for payments of up to $10,000 to employees whose personal data was stolen. Sony will also pay for data protection and legal costs…

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October 21, 2015


Animated 'Spider-Man' in 2018: Sony

LOS ANGELES: Sony Pictures said it is working on an animated “Spider-Man” film for 2018 which will be conceived by “The LEGO Movie”'s creators. A Sony spokesperson confirmed to AFP comments by Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas that the movie would be written, produced and possibly directed by…

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April 23, 2015


Sony unveils new Xperia phone

TOKYO: Sony Corp has unveiled a new high-end Xperia handset featuring an aluminium frame and a 5.2-inch screen, showing it is still in the smartphone race even as it scales down its struggling mobile operations. The launch of the new flagship model comes amid a painful restructuring at the Japanese consumer electronics giant which has…

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April 20, 2015


Sony to further boost production of imaging sensors

TOKYO: Sony Corp said it would spend an extra 45 billion yen ($376 million) in the fiscal year that started this month to further boost output of imaging sensors, increasing its focus on a business that has become one of its strongest as its TV and mobile operations struggle. Sony said it plans to expand…

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April 7, 2015

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