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Review: Sony's WH-1000XM3 Headphones are the Best Noise-Canceling Cans You Can Get

Friday March 29, 2019 1:29 am PDT by
Sony threatened to topple the apple cart in 2016 when it unleashed its flagship MDR-1000X cans on a headphones market which up until then had been dominated by Bose in the premium travel-grade noise-canceling department. Combining excellent wireless sound with active NC that made even QuietComfort fans sit up and take notice, Sony's awkwardly named headset proved that the Japanese company's ...

Sony MDR-1000X Review: Wireless Hi-Res Headphones Offer Next-Level Noise Canceling

Thursday October 20, 2016 8:32 am PDT by
The wireless headphone market has been shaken up so much recently that it's hard to know where to begin when a new entry appears on the stage and announces itself as the next big thing. Fortunately this latest Bluetooth offering from Sony is targeting a very specific market segment best referred to as "premium noise cancelation", and the company seems pretty confident that with the MDR-1000X...

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How to Pair a PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X Controller With iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Monday May 10, 2021 1:07 pm PDT by
With the release of iOS 14.5 and tvOS 14.5, Apple users can now connect their PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers to an iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Keep reading to learn how it works. Since iOS 13 and tvOS 13, users have been able to connect popular console controllers to an iPhone or Apple TV to play Apple Arcade games and other iOS games, instead of having to spend extra money on...

How to Pair a DualShock 4 or Xbox Wireless Controller With iPhone and Apple TV

Monday October 21, 2019 10:00 am PDT by
With iOS 13 and tvOS 13, Apple users are now able to connect their favorite console controllers to an iPhone or Apple TV. In this guide, we've provided a quick rundown of how to go about pairing the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller and Xbox Wireless Controller to both iOS and tvOS devices. Previously, MFi controllers were the only solution to playing games on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. With...

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AirPods Max vs. Sony WH-1000XM4 and Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Friday January 15, 2021 7:49 am PST by
AirPods Max, Apple's first over-ear headphones, seem to be positioned as direct rivals to the popular Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones and Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. When announcing AirPods Max, Apple boasted that the headphones bring "the magic of AirPods to an over-ear design with high-fidelity sound." With a custom acoustic design, dual H1 chips, and advanced software to power...

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PlayStation Vue for Apple TV Gains Multi-View Support for Watching Up to Four Live Shows at Once

Monday March 18, 2019 10:23 am PDT by
Sony today announced that its PlayStation Vue app for the Apple TV has been updated with multi-view support, allowing users to watch up to four live channels on one screen. The new PlayStation Vue feature for ‌Apple TV‌ comes just ahead of the NCAA March Madness season, with the goal of letting sports fans keep an eye on all of the ongoing games or mix and match live games with news or other...
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Sony Releases Remote Play App to Control Your PS4 With iPhone or iPad

Thursday March 7, 2019 4:33 am PST by
Sony today released a new app called "Remote Play" for iOS devices, after launching the same app on Android a few years ago. The app allows you to connect your iPhone or iPad to your PS4, and directly control both the console interface as well as most games through on-screen iOS touch controls [Direct Link]. To get everything set up, make sure your PS4 is updated to version 6.50 (which just...
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CES 2019: Sony Unveils New 6.9-Inch CarPlay Receiver With Improved Sound and Dedicated Voice Button

Tuesday January 8, 2019 6:21 am PST by
Sony today at CES 2019 introduced its latest aftermarket CarPlay receiver with improved sound quality and a dedicated voice button. The new XAV-AX7000 has the same 6.95-inch capacitive touchscreen as the current XAV-AX5000, but features a higher-power 100W class-D amplifier for more impactful sound and a higher-power 5V pre-out for clearer sound with less distortion when the receiver is...
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Apple Shares List of AirPlay 2-Enabled Smart TVs From Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio

Tuesday January 8, 2019 5:09 am PST by
A few days ago, Apple announced that AirPlay 2–enabled smart TVs are coming soon from leading manufacturers, and we've since seen a series of announcements from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio at CES 2019. Apple has now shared a list of AirPlay 2–enabled TVs announced to date: LG OLED (2019) LG NanoCell SM9X series (2019) LG NanoCell SM8X series (2019) LG UHD UM7X series (2019) Samsung...
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CES 2019: Sony's Upcoming 4K and 8K TVs to Support AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

Monday January 7, 2019 4:35 pm PST by
Starting later this year, Sony's new 2019 Z9G Series 8K LCDs, A9G Series OLED 4K TVs, and X950G 4K LCD TVs will support Airplay 2 and HomeKit protocols from Apple. Other TV manufacturers, including Samsung, Vizio, and LG have also announced support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2 for their 2019 smart TV lineups. All of the major TV brands will support both, with the exception of Samsung. Samsung TVs ...
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PlayStation Vue Expands Local Broadcast Stations With 200 New Additions Across the U.S.

Wednesday August 29, 2018 9:12 am PDT by
Following DirecTV Now's addition of numerous local stations for its customers, Sony this week announced the addition of around 200 new local network affiliates for PlayStation Vue users in cities across the United States. These include affiliate partners with ABC, FOX, and NBC in cities like Buffalo, Honolulu, Memphis, Austin, and many more. ABC affiliates on PS Vue now include Cincinnati,...
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Sony Unveils New Version of Its Top-Rated Aftermarket CarPlay System

Thursday August 16, 2018 7:52 am PDT by
Sony today introduced its new XAV-AX210 receiver, which doubles as an aftermarket CarPlay and Android Auto system. The XAV-AX210 is an update to Sony's year-old XAV-AX200 receiver, with the headline new feature being support for iDatalink Maestro, a car audio system that seamlessly interfaces with steering wheel controls, amplifier functions, on-screen vehicle settings, and more when used...
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Sony Reveals $280 'Xperia Ear Duo' With Siri Support and 'Dual Listening' Tech to Combine Music With Environment

Monday February 26, 2018 6:21 am PST by
Sony today at Mobile World Congress revealed an upgraded version of its Xperia Ear earphones, called the Xperia Ear Duo. Sony previously showed the earphones in prototype form during last year's MWC, but the company has now officially announced a price point of $280 and release date of May 2018 for its latest smart assistant earphones (via The Verge). The main new addition to Sony's earphones...
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Sony Announces New Smart Home Speaker With Built-In Google Assistant and Gesture Controls

Thursday August 31, 2017 5:42 am PDT by
Sony today announced a collection of new products that it plans to showcase during the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany this upcoming weekend. One of the biggest additions to the company's line-up is a new smart home speaker, called the LF-S50G wireless speaker, which looks similar to Apple's upcoming HomePod, has a built-in Google Assistant, and is being pitched with a "high...
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Amazon Offering $101 Off Sony's MDR-1000X Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

Thursday August 24, 2017 3:19 am PDT by
Amazon is currently offering $101 off the price of Sony's highly rated MDR-1000X noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones, which came out last October and usually retail at $399. The headphones boast the same drivers as the company's well-regarded MDR-1A headset made for listening to Hi-Res Audio, as supported by the company's Walkman range and its line of wireless home speakers and in-car audio...
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Sony Introduces New Aftermarket CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free Systems

Monday August 14, 2017 12:00 pm PDT by
Sony today introduced its new XAV-AX200 in-car audio receiver, which doubles as an aftermarket CarPlay system. The double-DIN XAV-AX200 has a 6.4-inch touchscreen, but Sony didn't specify if its capacitive, or resistive like its XAV-AX100 predecessor. Other key features include both CarPlay and Android Auto support, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio compatibility, a built-in...
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Sony Announces 'PlayLink' With Synchronous Multiplayer Games Communicating Between PS4 and iOS

Tuesday June 13, 2017 8:45 am PDT by
At E3 this week, Sony announced a new social multiplayer experience for its PlayStation 4 console called "PlayLink," which will use iOS and Android devices as extensions of gameplay happening on the console. The games offered through PlayLink are designed to be played in a group setting, and will be available for purchase through the PS4's PlayStation Store. Introducing PlayLink, a brand new ...
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Sony's PlayStation Division to Release 6 Mobile Games for iOS Next Year

Wednesday December 7, 2016 3:00 am PST by
Sony is set to release up to six games for iOS in the financial year starting April in the hope of replicating Nintendo's phenomenal success with Pokémon Go (via Reuters). The upcoming titles will bring popular Sony franchises such as Everybody's Golf to iOS devices for the first time, said the company. Previously Sony has only launched a few games for smartphones through its music...
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Sony Releases PlayStation Communities iOS App

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:39 am PST by
Sony has released a new PlayStation Communities iOS app that allows players to interact with fellow PS4 gamers from their Apple phones and tablets. The app works much like a forum portal: Players using the app can search for, join, and interact with groups, where they can post messages and images on a community wall. Members can stick to chatting about gaming or join groups to set up...
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Sony Details Smartphone Gaming Plans, Launching More Than Five Titles by March 2018

Friday October 14, 2016 5:34 am PDT by
Sony today confirmed that it is working on creating more than five smartphone games for iOS and Android, all expected to launch before March 2018 (via CNBC). The games will be created through Sony's ForwardWorks subsidiary, which it formed earlier in March of this year as a way to craft "full-fledged game titles" for smartphones. At the time of that announcement, the company hadn't detailed...
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Sony Announces Three New Bluetooth Headphones

Wednesday September 7, 2016 6:54 am PDT by
Ahead of the reveal of the iPhone 7, which is largely expected to usher in a new era of user interest in wireless headphones thanks to the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, Sony recently unveiled three new wireless headphone options for its customers (via SlashGear). Each of the three Bluetooth headphones couple together high-quality sound with Sony's "Extra Bass" technology, along with...
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Apple Partnering With Sony to Bring Apple Pay to Japan

Tuesday September 6, 2016 2:46 pm PDT by
Apple is partnering with Sony to bring its Apple Pay payments service to Japan, reports Japanese news site Nikkei. As has been previously rumored, Apple will make future versions of the iPhone compatible with Sony's FeliCa technology to allow Japanese citizens to use Apple Pay for contactless payments at FeliCa-compatible terminals. FeliCa is Sony's tap-to-pay format, which has been widely...
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Apple Turns to LG as Sony Falls Behind on Dual-Lens Camera Production for iPhone 7 Plus

Friday May 20, 2016 10:23 am PDT by
Chris Chang of Nomura Securities has issued a note to investors claiming that Sony may be running behind schedule in terms of supplying Apple with dual-lens camera modules for the next-generation 5.5-inch iPhone, which rumors suggest may be called the iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone Pro.We think Sony may not be able to deliver its full share of dual cameras to Apple due to: (1) lower-than-expected yield, ...
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Sony's PlayStation Remote Play Feature Expanding to Mac and PC Tomorrow

Tuesday April 5, 2016 10:12 am PDT by
Sony today announced plans to bring the PlayStation 4's Remote Play capabilities to the PC and Mac through an update that will be released tomorrow. With the update, PS4 owners will be able to play games remotely through a PC or a Mac. Remote Play is a feature that lets the PlayStation 4 send audio and video to a peripheral device, but it was previously only compatible with Sony's handheld...
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Sony Announces Entry Into Smartphone Gaming Space With New Company 'ForwardWorks'

Thursday March 24, 2016 5:39 am PDT by
Sony is forming a new company, ForwardWorks, that will be focused on providing gamers with "full-fledged game titles" on their smartphone (via The Verge). ForwardWorks will begin operations on April 1, the same day that Sony has announced of all of its various PlayStation arms are set to be joined under the unified umbrella brand Sony Interactive Entertainment. The new company plans to create...