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New console firmware with support for playing PlayStation games on Mac is due tomorrow

As promised, Sony will release tomorrow a firmware update for its PlayStation 4 console which includes Remote Play functionality for playing PlayStation 4 games on a Mac or Windows PC, the company announced in a blog post this morning. “With this update, we’re expanding PS4’s Remote Play capabilities to work with Windows PC and Mac,” said Sony. […]

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Netflix picks this year’s best smart TVs

Netflix Recommended TVs 2016
If you'd rather do your binge watching on a big screen than a laptop or a tablet display, Netflix wants to help you find the right TV. Last year, the company started a new program granting select smart TVs "Netflix Recommended TV" seals of approval. The program will continue in 2016, with LG and Sony being the first to live up to the lofty standards set by the streaming company. (more…)

You can preorder the PlayStation VR launch bundle starting next Tuesday

PlayStation VR Launch Bundle

This week, Sony took the stage at GDC 2016 to announce the price and release window for its PlayStation VR headset. At $399, it's easily the most affordable of the three major VR platforms launching this year, but as many gamers were quick to note, that $399 would only cover the PlayStation VR itself, not the necessary accessories.

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PlayStation VR Pricing and availability announced. £339 cheaper than HTC Vive

PlayStation VR Pricing and availability announced. £339 cheaper than HTC Vive

Sony have just announced pricing for their upcoming PlayStation VR headset and… it’s cheap. Even with the UK sales tax they’ve told us that it’ll retail here for £350. This makes is £150 cheaper than the £500 Oculus Rift and £339 cheaper than the £689 HTC Vive.

Whilst we’re sure that money will be made on the upcoming PlayStation VR games, it’s the headline price that’s going to grab attention. There’s another big advantage with this, and that’s the fact that it’s going to work with a well-established gaming platform.
PlayStation VR Pricing and availability announced. £339 cheaper than HTC Vive

The PS VR will sell in the US for $399 and there’s 230 developers building content for it already. They estimate that over 50 games will be available in October and this will grow towards Christmas.

A free download called “Playroom VR” includes six games (remember that the HTC Vive has three included), and if you’ve got yourself a PS4 then you won’t need an additional high-end PC (like the HTC and Oculus headsets).

PlayStation VR Pricing and availability announced. £339 cheaper than HTC Vive

Will you be getting one later this year? We’d love to hear from you.

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  • Sony responds to Microsoft’s invitation for cross-network play between PS4 and Xbox One

    PS4 Xbox One Cross-Platform Play

    Earlier this week, ID@Xbox director Chris Charla seemed to imply in a post on the Xbox Wire that Microsoft would be willing to link up with Sony in order to allow for cross-network play between Xbox Live and PSN players. Of course, Charla didn't actually mention the PlayStation 4 by name, so it only makes sense that Sony's response would be equally cryptic.

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    PlayStation VR price and release date officially unveiled at GDC 2016

    PlayStation VR Price Release Date

    Taking the stage for a press event at GDC 2016 on Tuesday, Sony finally unveiled the price and release date for the PlayStation VR headset — a device which was originally known as Project Morpheus.

    Although it was originally scheduled to launch in the first half of the year, Sony now says the PlayStation VR will launch in October for $399.

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    Sony shows off futuristic Concept N headphones designed to be worn around your neck

    Sony Concept N Headphones

    Thanks to Future Lab, Sony's new R&D offshoot, the Tokyo-based company took some time at South by Southwest this past weekend to unveil an interesting new headphone design that may not be as crazy as it appears at first glance.

    Sony calls its new pair of headphones Concept N, and it's an interesting concept to say the least. The headphones are designed to wrap around a user's neck, which admittedly isn't something we haven't seen before. But what makes Concept N unique and arguably intriguing is a specially designed speaker system that promises to direct sounds upwards towards a listener's ears. As a result, the headphones promise to let wearers enjoy whatever they happen to be listening to without missing out on sounds from the surrounding environment.

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    The coolest thing Sony has built in years might show us the future of computing

    Sony Touchscreen Projector

    Technology companies have been on a mission for years to turn anything and everything into a touchscreen. We saw one of the coolest examples of this back in October when we told you about the MUV Bird, which you can read about here. While the idea that our computing experiences can and should extend off of LCD and OLED screens and onto just about anything around us isn't new, we have yet to see any company show off a solution that is realistic without being cost-prohibitive.

    That may have just changed, however.

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