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Sony reports earnings: PlayStation rocks, mobile is horrible
Sony reports earnings: PlayStation rocks, mobile is horrible
Earlier this week, Sony announced its quarterly earnings, showing small growth in revenue and a nice boost in profits thanks to strong PlayStation ...... 31 Jan 2016
CES: Sony 4K HDR TVs will let you buy and stream 4K movies from Sony Pictures
CES: Sony 4K HDR TVs will let you buy and stream 4K movies from Sony Pictures
Alongside the announcement of a few new powerful 4K HDR TVs, Sony also announced that their 4K TVs will allow consumers to buy and stream Sony ...... 06 Jan 2016
The PlayStation Network was down for 12 hours today
The PlayStation Network was down for 12 hours today
After successfully navigating the holidays with only minor blips, the PlayStation Network had a major outage today, with most users experiencing ...... 05 Jan 2016 - 2 comments
Sony launches PlayStation Messages app for Android, iOS
Sony launches PlayStation Messages app for Android, iOS
Sony has given fans what they want, a dedicated PlayStation Messages app for iOS and Android allowing for better communication for gamers. ...... 10 Dec 2015
Sony buys Toshiba's sensor business for $154 million
Sony buys Toshiba's sensor business for $154 million
A month and a half ago Reuters rumored that Sony's booming camera business, one of the few divisions making profit in the company, would be ...... 05 Dec 2015
Extra power unlocked for PS4 game devs
Extra power unlocked for PS4 game devs
The new console generation provides developers good tools to create powerful games for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Even though the differences ...... 02 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
PlayStation 4 bundles for $300 will be available soon
PlayStation 4 bundles for $300 will be available soon
Sony has announced two tempting PlayStation 4 (PS4) bundles that will sell for a limiting time this month. The Star Wars Battlefront Standard ...... 02 Dec 2015 - 1 comment
R.I.P. Sony Betamax
R.I.P. Sony Betamax
Even though it hasn't really been producing Betamax or MicroMV items since at least 2002, Sony has finally and officially killed off the two brands. ...... 10 Nov 2015
Report: Sony to buy Toshiba's image sensor business
Report: Sony to buy Toshiba's image sensor business
According to a new report, Toshiba is preparing to sell its image sensor business to Sony as part of its ongoing restructuring plans. It ...... 24 Oct 2015
Sony Pictures considered buying Netflix, BitTorrent back in 2006
Sony Pictures considered buying Netflix, BitTorrent back in 2006
According to new reports, Sony Pictures considered buying Netflix or BitTorrent back in 2006 but obviously backed out. In fact, BitTorrent ...... 12 Sep 2015
Sony warns: Don't submerge your waterproof Xperia phones
Sony warns: Don't submerge your waterproof Xperia phones
During the past couple of years Sony has been introducing waterproof phones left and right. Xperia series is full of flagship phones and midrange ...... 12 Sep 2015
Sony is crowdfunding their next smartwatch
Sony is crowdfunding their next smartwatch
Sony has unveiled the new "Wena Wrist" on their own crowdfunding platform - First Flight, showing off a premium smartwatch with gorgeous looks. ...... 02 Sep 2015
China lifts the decade and a half long ban on game consoles
China lifts the decade and a half long ban on game consoles
China has had an peculiar ban on video game consoles for 15 years. Since last year it hasn't affected companies registered in he Shanghai Free ...... 26 Jul 2015 - 1 comment
A dozen Sony Xperia devices get access to Android M Developer Preview
A dozen Sony Xperia devices get access to Android M Developer Preview
Sony has surprisingly released an Android M Developer Preview for a dozen Xperia devices, a move that should delight fans that have grown used ...... 23 Jun 2015
Sony surprised by Xbox backwards compatibility, says not in the works for PS4
Sony surprised by Xbox backwards compatibility, says not in the works for PS4
Microsoft announced at E3 this week that its current generation gaming console will be backwards compatible with selected Xbox 360 games later this year. ...... 20 Jun 2015 - 4 comments
E3: Shenmue 3 is coming with some help from Sony and it's already crushing Kickstarter records
E3: Shenmue 3 is coming with some help from Sony and it's already crushing Kickstarter records
Legendary Yu Suzuki has unveiled that the long awaited third installment in the Shenmue series is in the works, via crowdfunding giant Kickstarter. ...... 17 Jun 2015 - 5 comments
E3 Video: Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars
E3 Video: Disney Infinity 3.0 Star Wars
Yesterday at E3, the world was introduced to a new trailer for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Star Wars, adding to Disney's collection of Marvel, ...... 16 Jun 2015
Sony offering big discounts on over five hundred TV episodes and games
Sony offering big discounts on over five hundred TV episodes and games
Sony has announced an "Extended Play Sale" offering hundreds of TV episodes and games at discounts up to 60 percent. Some of the titles are ...... 21 May 2015
Sony's HDR-compatible Android TV 4K TVs are headed to the U.S
Sony's HDR-compatible Android TV 4K TVs are headed to the U.S
A year after launching their first 4K TV sets, Sony is now taking pre-orders for six new HDR-compatible 4K sets ranging from 43-inches to 75-inches. ...... 19 Apr 2015 - 3 comments
WikiLeaks' Sony hack archives reveal upcoming Sony smartphone?
WikiLeaks' Sony hack archives reveal upcoming Sony smartphone?
Sony was infamously hacked and its secrets revealed last year. Now a few months later WikiLeaks has made the thousands of documents and hundreds ...... 18 Apr 2015
Sony acquires game streaming service OnLive and shuts it down
Sony acquires game streaming service OnLive and shuts it down
OnLive, the original streaming game service that disappeared unexpectedly in 2013, has been acquired today by Sony. Unfortunately for fans ...... 03 Apr 2015 - 5 comments
Sony's new Z4 Tablet is lighter than Air – or Air 2
Sony's new Z4 Tablet is lighter than Air – or Air 2
Sony has revealed a new tablet device at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Xperia Z4 Tablet is super lightweight Android-tablet that ...... 03 Mar 2015 - 1 comment
Sony to focus solely on PlayStation, camera sensors and likely exit smartphone, TV markets
Sony to focus solely on PlayStation, camera sensors and likely exit smartphone, TV markets
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has said today that the company will look to boost its profits by 2500 percent by 2018 by focusing solely on their PlayStation ...... 19 Feb 2015 - 1 comment
Sony to cut 1000 more jobs from struggling smartphone division
Sony to cut 1000 more jobs from struggling smartphone division
According to new reports, Sony is planning to layoff another 1000 employees from its struggling smartphone division. Most of the jobs are ...... 29 Jan 2015 - 2 comments
Sony is giving away freebies to settle PlayStation Network hack lawsuit from 2011
Sony is giving away freebies to settle PlayStation Network hack lawsuit from 2011
Sony has announced today that is taking claims to settle the class action lawsuit that was brought against it over the massive PlayStation Network ...... 25 Jan 2015 - 3 comments
Sony compensates the down time for Plus members
Sony compensates the down time for Plus members
Sony has told that it will be adding free extension to PlayStation Plus members' subscriptions. The down time was caused by a DDoS attack that ...... 02 Jan 2015 - 3 comments
Apple releases The Interview on iTunes
Apple releases The Interview on iTunes
Sony Pictures' controversial comedy The Interview was released a couple days ago on Google Play and Microsoft's Xbox service after Sony themselves ...... 29 Dec 2014
FBI: Even government defenses could have surrendered to the Sony hackers
FBI: Even government defenses could have surrendered to the Sony hackers
The malware that penetrated the cyber defenses of Sony and allegedly captured terabytes of data was a difficult one to deal with, says FBI official ...... 12 Dec 2014 - 2 comments
PS4 heading to China in January
PS4 heading to China in January
Sony will release its PlayStation 4 (PS4) console in China in January next year, as the rapidly growing market is allowing console sales for ...... 11 Dec 2014
PlayStation services back up and running after attack
PlayStation services back up and running after attack
Sony has confirmed that its systems are back online and operating as normal after the PlayStation Network and PlayStation Store were inhibited ...... 09 Dec 2014
Sony's PSN down in possible DDoS attack [UPDATE]
Sony's PSN down in possible DDoS attack [UPDATE]
Sony's PlayStation Network and Store are having problems on Monday as a group called Lizard Squad takes credit for their downtime. The ...... 08 Dec 2014 - 3 comments
New 'God of War' confirmed, and in development
New 'God of War' confirmed, and in development
'God of War' fans (myself included) were delighted to learn this weekend that Sony is actively working on the next title in the series. Sony's ...... 08 Dec 2014 - 2 comments
Sony unveils awesome 20th Anniversary Special Edition gray PlayStation 4, in limited quantities
Sony unveils awesome 20th Anniversary Special Edition gray PlayStation 4, in limited quantities
Sony is taking advantage of the 20 year anniversary of the launch of the original PlayStation console by launching a special edition PlayStation ...... 04 Dec 2014 - 3 comments
Sony planning an E-Paper smartwatch
Sony planning an E-Paper smartwatch
According to new reports, Sony is preparing an E-Paper smartwarch that could launch next year and would be an interesting new device in the ...... 26 Nov 2014 - 1 comment
PSA: PlayStation Network down on Monday for scheduled maintenance
PSA: PlayStation Network down on Monday for scheduled maintenance
As we normally do here at AfterDawn, we want to make sure our gamer readers know when the scheduled PSN maintenance times are. Sony confirmed ...... 15 Nov 2014
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