HBO GO is finally available on PS4

HBO GO On PS4

It's been a long time coming, but HBO GO is finally available on the PlayStation 4. Sony announced today on the PlayStation Blog that the long-awaited streaming app would be making its way to the new-gen console on Tuesday afternoon.

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Sony will equip Virgin Atlantic engineers with its wearables

Who'd ever be dorky enough to wear a smartglass and a smartwatch at the same time? Virgin Atlantic employees, apparently. The company has partnered with Sony to equip its plane engineers at Heathrow Airport with the Sony SmartWatch 3 and the SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 for the next few months, starting next week. This, by the way, comes a year after Virgin had its ground crew from the same airport wear both a Sony Smartwatch 2 and a Google Glass to greet Upper Class passengers by name. According to Sony, the engineers will use the smartglass to stream real-time videos to technicians to speed up technical assistance. The smartwatch, on the other hand, will notify them of job allocations and any changes they should know of.

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MWC – Xperia M4 Aqua announced

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We did mention it in passing, but Sony also announced a mid-range phone called the Xperia M4 Aqua. The Aqua moniker is because not only is it waterproof (IP65/8 rated, but it also doesn’t need a cap to be put on the MicroUSB charger.

Before you rush off to go buy the phone for all those holiday times when you need to take an underwater shot, or need to send just one more text in the middle of the rain, there are a couple of other specs that should be of interest; there’s a 13MP rear facing camera with an Exmoor sensor and f/2.0 aperture.

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The front camera is 5MP with a ‘wide angle lens so no-one’s left out of shot’, which makes me thing Ellen has a lot to pay for. The 64-bit, Snapdragon 615 processor hopefully builds in some future proofing for the next iteration of Android if they do decide to go 64-bit come this summer. This thing has a 5 inch, 720p screen, which is no surprise considering Sony themselves have stated it’s a mid-range phone. 2GB of RAM, Adreno 4-5 graphics, and a 2400mAh battery round out the spec list. Oh, did we forget to mention this thing is only 7.3mm thick and 136 grams?

It’s running Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, but there’s no telling whether that will be 5.0.1 by the time it is released. Speaking of which, Sony has announced more than 100 carrier partners worldwide have agreed to pick up the phone, so there’s every chance we’ll see it in the UK some time this Spring. If we do, you may have the chance to pick up the 299 Euro phone in a choice of black, white, coral, and silver.

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  • Hands-on: Sony’s new tablet is a powerful, slim and light Android beast

    Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet

    Sony on Monday at MWC 2015 unveiled the Xperia Z4 Tablet, its slickest Android tablet yet, and quite possibly one of the most interesting Android tablets supposed to hit stores soon. The device isn’t just the slimmest tablet in the world, it’s also a powerful beast, ready to offer impressive performance.

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    MWC – Xperia device’s hands on special

    Along side the Xperia Z4 Tablet Sony also launched the M4 Aqua today at MWC 2015. This is a high end mid range device aimed at giving ta similar experience to the Xperia Z3 Range but at a lower prce point. Here is a quick hands on Video showing the handset off.

    I have also now managed to get a hands on video with the Xperia Z4 Tablet showing the tablet of in its full glory. We also see how Xperia Connect will help you to be more productive at work without being distracted by your phone.

    Lastly we have a video of the E4G that was announced a few days before MWC kicked off. This is a budget device that delivers great bang for your buck with all the camera features of the higher devices in a more affordable package

    So there you have it some videos of the new devices that were announced today by Sony.

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  • MWC – Xperia Z4 Tablet

    Sony have just announced their new Xperia Z4 Tablet here at MWC 2015.

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    We had a very brief hands-on with the device before the crowds gathered around to flood the stands. I am as you know, a long time fan of Xperia Devices and was keen to see Sony’s next tablet device.
    Here are some hands on shots of the white version.

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    This is a gorgeous device and feels great in the hands. I just can’t get over how light it actually feels. That would normally raise concerns over the build quality of the device but it feels solid. Up front we have got a glorious 2k resolution screen set in a 10″ panel which is crisp, clear and very bright. Powering the tablet is a Snapdragon 810 Octacore 64 Bit processor. This backed up with 3GB of Ram: the same as is found in the Z3 range. With 32 GB of on-board memory and a memory card slot which will swallow up to 128 GB microSD card. Camera-wise, we have an 8MP module on the back and a wide angle 5.1MP cam on the front, making this great for Skype and selfies.

    As you would expect from an Xperia device it has remote play capability built in allowing your gaming to be continued regardless of what is going on with your TV, or if you have broken yours via some over-exuberant Wii gaming.

    Sony have worked really hard to make the battery life on the Z4 Tablet last, as a result it will give enough power for 17 hours of video playback. You can travel half way around the world on one charge! Add stamnia mode into the mix and this is going to redefine what we expect from batteries on tablets for the next year.

    Thinking of the people who actually want to work on their tablet, Sony have created the BKB 50 Bluetooth Keyboard. This will attach to the tablet turning it into a mini laptop. The screen can be tilted back 130 degrees and it has chiclet style keys with a trackpad on board to allow you to have a true laptop experience.

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    Specs

    • 10.1″ (2560 x 1600 pixels) display, Scratch-resistant glass + Anti fingerprint coating
    • 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 64-bit Octa Core
    • Adreno 430 graphics
    • 3 GB RAM, Up to 32 GB flash memory, microSD™ up to 128 GB
    • 8.1-megapixel camera, 8x digital zoom, Front-facing 5.1-megapixel camera, Superior Auto,Full HD video recording 1080p,HDR for pictures and movies, Image stabiliser, Geotagging
    • aGPS, Bluetooth® 4.1 wireless technology, 3.5 mm audio jack
      Native USB tethering, Smart Connect,Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®, Facebook™, Google™ and SyncML™*
    • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
    • Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
    • Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT)
    • Clear Audio+ – Sound improvement software, xLoud™ Experience, FM Radio with RDS
    • GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA (3G), LTE (4G)

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  • How would you change Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra?

    When Brad Molen described Sony's Xperia Z Ultra as "the best phone you'll probably never buy," it was probably true of most Sony smartphones. The 6.44-inch device had a beautiful design, good build quality, had a fast engine and could withstand water, much like every other Sony smartphone you see. The downside to that, of course, is that it's a Sony, and that seems to have been enough for buyers to take their money elsewhere. But what did you, oh people who bought one, actually think of it? Head over to our forum and talk about what you liked, what you hated and what you wanted to change.

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    PS4 Spring Fever 2015: 8 new games over the next 8 weeks

    PS4 Spring Fever 2015

    At the dawn of a new console generation, there are inevitably going to be long stretches without many major game releases. Although The Order: 1886 just came out and Bloodborne and Battlefield Hardline are coming soon, you probably won't have to quit your job to stay caught up.

    At least, that was the case until Sony announced its Spring Fever 2015 sale for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

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    MWC – Sony reveal their new Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra UPDATE

    It seems that, despite their best efforts to stop things leaking, Sony have slipped and overnight an image popped up on their Xperia Lounge app about the soon-to-be-released Xperia Z4 Tablet Ultra.
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    Silly name conventions aside, what do we know about this tablet? Well, it is going to have a 2K screen and be either 10” or 12.5”. For some reason I am leaning towards the bigger size. It makes more sense and it seems like it will fit into their ecosystem better at that size.

    Other things we know is that it will feature a Snapdragon chip of some sort, potentially the new 810, as Sony have been quite vocal about their support for this chipset. The new chip from Qualcomm does allow the use of up to 8GB of RAM so we can expect an improvement over the Z3 Range here as well. I’m guessing 4GB.

    Storage wise, I would expect this to come with at least 16GB on board as a bare minimum, but hopefully that is bumped up to 32GB or even 64GB whilst retaining microSD card support. Will we see a LTE version? Only time will tell, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
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    We know from the image that the tablet will be very thin, just like the Z3 Tablet compact which just came out last year. Other rumours are pointing to this machine having some sort of docking keyboard which will support backlighting and will give a laptop-like experience. If this is true, I for one am going to find it very hard to resist as readers will know I have a weakness for Sony kit.

    I think Sony are going to be aiming this at the higher segment and pitching this as a competitor to the Surface range and also to the oft-rumoured iPad Pro. If this is the case, expect the device to be in the £500 to £700 price-point.

    One thing we can be sure of from this leak is that there will indeed be a Z4 family (as if there had ever been any doubt). Hopefully the X4 phones will be next.

    All of the above is merely speculation as I have no real backup for the rumoured specs other than the screen resolution. These are just what I think would make sense for Sony to release given the market as it stands today.

    I will be running to the Sony stand as soon as the doors open on Monday to try and find out more for you, so keep it here for the latest updates.

    Via- Xperia Blog

    UPDATE

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    This is confirmation that the device is both coming and will have lollipop out of the box

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  • MWC – Sony announce 4G version of their Xperia E4

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    It’s been just a few days since the Sony Xperia E4 was announced but, just ahead of Mobile World Congress, they’ve now slipped out the 4G variant.

    Available from April for “around €129″ (£94.60) the Xperia E4g, as it’s known, will be appearing in Carphone Warehouse, plus networks like O2 and Vodafone. They’ll also be selling a dual-SIM version, but both versions have a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU with a 4.7″ (960×540 pixels) screen and the Google Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) OS. Other specifications include a rear 5 megapixel camera, front-facing 2 megapixel shooter and 2300 mAh battery. Available in both black and white shades, there’s also NFC, WiFi, GPS etc.

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    Get the full details on the Sony Mobile website. I don’t know about you, but it’s quite nice seeing more dual-SIM devices coming to the market.

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    Further information below..

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