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Sony officially ends production and shipment of PlayStation 3 in Japan

2 Jun

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

After a lengthy eleven year journey, Sony is bidding adieu to the PlayStation 3. The company, via its official Japanese product page, has today confirmed that the production of the wildly popular PlayStation 3 (500GB model) has come to an end this week in Japan. This comes as no surprise because we had already received word back in March that the Japanese giant was planning to kill this console from its catalogue. (more…)

Sony’s Digital Paper tablet has been updated with a brand new screen and interface

27 May

By Aditya Srivastava, The Tech Portal

In case you still remember the colossal 13-inch Digital Paper tablet of Sony, which was much like a ginormous Kindle which you could also write on– we have some good news for you. Sony is once again looking back to this unique device and is making some significant improvements in order to revive it. (more…)

Sony Silently Launches Entry-Level Smartphone ‘Xperia L1’, Will Go on Sale in Late April

22 Mar

After launching its premium line-up of smartphones under XZ series at MWC this year, Sony has now launched a new smartphone — Xperia L1. Interestingly, this one is an entry-level smartphone, the market segment which Sony has not looked upon in a very long time. (more…)

Sony’s Latest Patent May Soon Enable Wireless Charging of One Phone Using Another

18 Mar

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

While the tech community is still striving to make wireless charging ubiquitous on smartphones, Sony has gone ahead and patented a new leapfrogging technique based on the same. The Japanese giant is planning to ask you to place your phone on a dock to charge the device but instead plans on allowing you to steal precious battery power from your friend’s phone. (more…)

Sony Will Now Let You Play PS4 Games Straight on Your PC

16 Mar

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Yup. God bless Sony. The company has announced that PlayStation 4 games are finally coming to PlayStation Now cloud gaming service. So basically, users will be able to stream PS4 games to either their PS4 or their PCs by paying a monthly subscription fees. (more…)

Sony Sold Almost 1 Million PlayStation VR Headsets within 4 Months

1 Mar

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

What is better than playing games on a huge screen with state-of-the art headsets plugged into your ears so that it feels as if you are almost inside the game. Well, being inside the game of course. I don’t know why people even bothered to doubt the success of VR gaming in the first place, it is here and it is becoming huge. Just ask Sony. (more…)

Ps4 Owners, Prepare Yourself for an Upcoming Major Update

17 Jan

By Dhruv Chopra, The Tech Portal

A pretty massive PlayStation 4 update, which will incidentally be the first large one since September 2016’s 4.00 update, is well on it’s way. Sony confirmed this update news just today in an official PlayStation Blog post, but didn’t share any details regarding the contents it’ll bring, only mentioning that it’s called 4.5 and will have some “improvements and new features.(more…)

Sony TV Business’ Turnaround: to Re-launch OLED Large Size TV

4 Jan

Sony plans to sell large size organic light emitting diodes (OLED) TV worldwide in summer 2017, according to Nikkei’s news. It aims to increase its sales via next generation display technology. OLED can present more vivid color, and higher contrast ratio, with faster processing speed. Sony’s OLED TV will use LG Display’s panels, with Sony’s researched image processing technology. It will be unveiled to the Europe, USA, and China markets in spring 2017. (more…)

Sony Announces Audio and Video Products that Work with the Google Assistant on Google Home

21 Dec

Sony Electronics has announced that with recent firmware updates, Google Home users can now use voice control to stream music and video to several models of new and existing Chromecast built-in Sony speakers and Android TV Sony 4K HDR televisions. (more…)

Sony Sells Over 50 million PlayStation 4 Units Worldwide

9 Dec

By Aastha Chugh, The Tech Portal

2016 has proved to be a fruitful year for Japanese multinational conglomerate, Sony Corporation. On Wednesday, the company announced that the sales of its PlayStation 4 video game console had exceeded 50 million units on 6th December 2016. (more…)