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  1. AlphaAtlas

    Sony Wants to Use Blockchain for DRM

    Sony is officially jumping on the blockchain bandwagon. The company announced that it intends to integrate blockchain technology into their current DRM scheme for "electronic textbooks and other educational content, music, films, VR content, and e-books" and possibly more. We've noted that...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Sony Confirms PlayStation 4 Successor

    Plenty of Playstation 5 rumors have been swirling around, but they're all just rumors. However, Sony's CEO Kenichiro Yoshida recently told the Financial Times that "At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware." While the next gen console wasn't named, the...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Sony Adds Offline Downloads to Playstation Now

    Following in the footsteps of services like EA Access and Xbox Game Pass, Playstation 4 users can now download PS4 and PS2 games to their consoles using Playstation Now. Sony launched Playstation Now as a subscription game streaming service in 2017, with a number of PS4, PS3 and PS2 titles...
  4. cageymaru

    Sony Has Announced the 25th Anniversary PlayStation Classic

    Sony Computer Entertainment has just announced the PlayStation Classic to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first PlayStation. The miniaturized version will come pre-loaded with 20 classic titles and will have a $99.99 MSRP when it launches on December 3, 2018. Images of the device can be...
  5. cageymaru

    USB-C Audio on Smartphones Is a Convoluted Mess

    Gordon Mah Ung of PCWorld has been trying to find out why the USB-C connection, which is supposed to be universal, doesn't always work for audio on smartphones. It seems that some phones such as the Google Pixel 2 XL require a USB-C audio device has a built in DAC (digital-to-analog converter)...
  6. cageymaru

    VR Shipments Decreased 33% Due to a Lack of Bundling and Discounts in 2018

    The International Data Corporation (IDC) conducted a study into 2018's decline in the number of VR headsets sold. First they found that many of the screenless viewers that were bundled with phones have been discontinued and they accounted for a large portion of the market. Tethered headsets...
  7. Armenius

    Gamestop ships PS4 Pro 500 Million LE in generic shipping box instead of special packaging from Sony

    All I can say is thank goodness Gamestop is going out of business. If you have not yet seen, the PS4 Pro 500 Million LE comes shipped in its own special packing material from Sony. It seems people who have ordered them through other retailers like Best Buy have gotten the package shipped to...
  8. cageymaru

    Cox Communications Sued for in Excess of $1 Billion for Ignoring Piracy by Customers

    Cox Communications has been hit with an over $1 billion lawsuit after multiple record labels sued the ISP for allegedly ignoring copyright infringement by customers. Under US law an ISP must take certain steps when sent a DMCA take down notice. Cox is accused of limiting the amount of notices...
  9. R

    Looking for 24' Sony GDM-FW900 near michigan

    I'm having trouble finding one and would really like one, if anyone has any info I'd appreciate it.
  10. M

    Who has already had experience with Sony Xperia Touch?

    Sony Xperia Touch is an Android device which projects its "screen" ona table or wall surface. It has much more potential than projecting a recipe on the kitchen wall while you are cooking. Have you already used it in work or maybe are you going to?
  11. cageymaru

    Venom Trailer #2 Is Out

    The second trailer for the upcoming Venom movie has been released. Venom is certainly not a good guy in this release as he eats people.
  12. cageymaru

    Sony Reinvigorates the Megapixel Race With IMX586 Image Sensor Announcement

    Sony has announced the industry leading 48 Megapixel IMX586 image sensor for smartphones. The new device packs the most amount of pixels on a smartphone camera image sensor to date. The CMOs sensors are estimated to cost $26.94 and have a September 2018 release date. The image quality is...
  13. DooKey

    NPD Predicts Switch Will Be 2018's Best-Selling Console

    The PS4 has been the best selling console of this generation, but the folks over at the NPD group are predicting the Switch is going to take that crown this year. Yes, God of War and other Sony exclusives are moving consoles, however, Nintendo has a nice stable of games for the Switch that are...
  14. cageymaru

    SteamVR Beta Supports 16 Base Stations and More VR News

    SteamVR Beta now supports up to 16 base stations that allows users to cover multiple rooms. In this Twitter post by the China President of HTC Vive, Alvin Graylin, he shows an associate opening doors and entering multiple rooms while being fully tracked by the HTC Vive VR headset. He touts the...
  15. DooKey

    Nintendo And Microsoft Are Rubbing Sony's Face In It

    Last week we brought you news of Sony locking Fortnite accounts to PS4 only and the uproar this is causing. This week Microsoft and Nintendo are jumping on the bandwagon and put out a joint video that highlights how they play well together and Sony doesn't. It's a pretty good jab at Sony and the...
  16. DooKey

    Sony is Locking Fortnite Accounts to PS4

    If you're a player of Fortnite on the PS4 you should just resign yourself to the fact that Sony isn't going to let you use the same Fortnite account on another platform. They are continuing their policy of keeping that garden walled off and no matter what you do you'll have to make a separate...
  17. FrgMstr

    AMD Navi Made for Sony - Less Vega for You

    Jason Evangelho is suggesting that Vega's R&D suffered greatly due to AMD's collaboration with Sony and it sucking up resources that would have delivered a better Vega to PC gamers. Certainly a good read! That all said, to this day, I have heard some sources that have told me this story as...
  18. Armenius

    Link your Epic Games account to your PSN account? You're now locked out of every other platform.

    Along with the announcement that Fortnite was coming to the Switch, people quickly discovered that if you linked your PSN account to your Epic Games account that you will not be able to use it on that version of the game. Okay, so just unlink your PSN account? Nope, you're still locked out...
  19. R

    Fortnite Now Available On Nintendo Switch

    Epic Games has announced that Fornite will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, and sooner than expected, it is available now as a free download on the Nintendo eShop. However, TechCrunch is reporting that Sony is blocking cross-platform play between the Switch and the PS4, similar to what they...
  20. R

    FTC Gives 30 Days to Get Rid Of Illegal Warranty Void Stickers

    In a follow up to a story we did last month where the FTC stated that "Warranty Void if Removed" stickers are BS, Motherboard has obtained copies of the letters sent to companies via a FoIA request. The companies that were warned in the letters were Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Hyundai, HTC, and...
  21. NoxTek

    Aptoyu dual driver (stereo) bluetooth speaker $9.89 @ Amazon

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XD9ZY3F?tag=slicinc-20&ascsubtag=8e923240497a11e8a20e2a70558bfcd60INT (Note, image isn't mine... just found a decent one on GIS) Click the 'Applicable promotion' under the $16.99 listed price or use promo code N5AAKWNX at checkout to knock the price down to...
  22. R

    Sony Announces Limited Edition God Of War PS4 Pro

    Today Sony has announced a limited edition God of War PS4 Pro bundle. Launching on April 20th to go alongside the game, the console features a fully customized design based on Kratos' axe, as well as a Leviathan Gray DualShock 4 wireless controller with insignia, and a physical copy of God of...
  23. DooKey

    Netflix, Amazon and Studios Going After Another Set Top Box Maker

    The makers of Dragon Box have just joined the club of set top box makers that are being sued by Amazon and others for providing a means to stream unauthorized content across the internet. The Dragon Box CEO sees it differently and says his company is only providing the means to stream content...
  24. A

    KD43X720E with GTX 970 flickering green pixels

    So I just picked up a Sony KD43X720E from Costco to use as a monitor and everything looks great, except in certain warm grays, there are flickering green pixels arranged in a grid like pattern. The grid is consistent and across the whole display and always the same pixels. It's hard to capture...
  25. FrgMstr

    Don't Expect XBone and PS4 Cross-Play Any Time Soon

    I honestly did not even know this was a thing till cageymaru pointed me to it, but it seems as though Microsoft has been talking at Sony a long time about getting cross-play enabled with XBone and PS4. Quite frankly, I doubt this would ever happen as Sony does not seem like the type of company...
  26. FrgMstr

    Sony Shows Off New PSVR with HDR Pass Through

    The Sony PlayStation VR is just about to be two years old in a couple of weeks and Sony is stepping up with an upgraded HMD with a some new design elements. Famitsu is reporting that Sony has moved the headphone jack to a more comfortable position at the rear of the headset with integrated...
  27. R

    Settlement In Sony Xperia Class Action Suit

    A federal court in New York ruled against Sony in a case that involved the waterproof capabilities of 24 Xperia models. Owners of the devices named in the lawsuit are entitled to have their warranty coverage for water damage extended by one year for models still in production, and 6 months for...
  28. FrgMstr

    You Can't Stop the Internet

    Joe Rogan used to say "You can't stop the Internet" all the time right after the UFC would run its copyright warnings, and to some extent he was, and still is for that matter, very correct. Many of the major picture studios, while focusing on copyright and pirating issues for a while now, are...
  29. A

    Sony GDM-fw900 problem

    Okay so I have a Sony GDM fw900 and use it very rarely like once in 2 months or so.Now the last time I used it was maybe 1.5 month ago and it worked perfectly. Yesterday I turned it on and was presented with the problem shown in the picture below. As you can see these horizontal bars appear on...
  30. M

    Sony Issuing Takedowns for Leaked PS4 Software Development Kits

    So it seems Sony is up to some shenanigans. The company is trying to pull the plug on PS4 Software Development Kits from the Web by way of DMCA's "Safe Harbor" provision, 17 U.S.C. 512. From Ars Technica, Sony is preventing any leaks of its current SDK, version 4.5 which includes files and any...
  31. scojer

    PS Store’s Mid-Year Sale

    https://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/06/27/save-up-to-50-with-ps-stores-mid-year-sale/ Two weeks of deep discounts on a huge lineup of titles - including favorites like Rayman Legends, Shadow of Mordor and more. PS Plus members save up to 75%. @ $4 I got GoW III Remastered Still debating on a...
  32. M

    Marvel's Spider-Man for PS4

    For all you Spidey fans, earlier in the week Sony demonstrated a storyline mission in the upcoming Marvel's Spider-Man title. Developed by Insomniac Games, Sony, and Marvel, the game appears to be another open-world action game. Only a planned release date of 2018 was announced. The last...
  33. M

    Days Gone Stage Demo E3 2017

    For any of you who missed it, I thought what Sony showed of Days Gone looked great, peformance hitches aside. Ride around in a bike in a post-apocalyptic zombie world is up my alley in an open world. In the mission, Deacon is able to sneak around and a set up environmental traps for the enemies...
  34. A

    FS: Brand New Sealed Sony Blu-ray Disc/DVD Player (BDP-S3700/BM)

    Hey there, I am selling a brand new sealed Sony Blu-ray Disc/DVD Player (BDP-S3700/BM). SOLD! I only accept Paypal. You must have a heatware account. PM me if you are interested. Pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5n81mvplgxvlzkx/AABaIpHFK2YkAPyWfX80-CIEa?dl=0 my heat: andyfastshipping...
  35. copy_run_start

    FS: Sony Smartwatch 2 (Metal Band)

    Selling my Sony Smartwatch 2 with black metal band. Great condition, no scratches on screen (whatever you see in the pictures is dust). Has always had a screen protector on. The frame and band are in good condition, typical wear over the few years I've owned it. Paint has worn off some of the...
  36. M

    FS/FT: PC Water Cooling setup

    Used this on an AMD FX-8350 setup that pushes 4.4GHz. Everything works just fine. I'm just getting too old/busy to bother with the maintenance required for a water cooling setup. Heatware: MrBaz UPDATED PRICES Items: EK-Supermecy EVO -- $45 D5 Photon 170 Reservoir/Pump Combo (Pump has 5...
  37. bleeblak8

    WTB - PSP 1000

    WTB PSP 1000, doesn't have to work, doesn't need any games. Looking to grab for $25 or so.
  38. Z

    Bought PS VR...feeling buyers remorse...

    After evaluating specs, software availability. reviews.etc. I bought a PSVR and since I don't have a PS a bought one of those too. After spending $800 pulse I started feeling buyers remorse. Could of bought a Vive or Rift. The one factor I did notice. Did not see any major franchise games in the...
  39. H

    PlayStation Will Lead Premium VR Market

    Let's hope this doesn't come true. Those of you that have been following our GPU VR performance reviews know that doing VR right takes a good deal of GPU horsepower. This means that, in order for Sony’s PlayStation VR to become the "standard" VR titles are developed for, we'll once again be...
  40. T

    Ideas for unused 32" TV? ...Pics of office area...

    I am a very amateur welder and built my desk around my 42" TV as a multimedia center for my small bedroom. I was given this nice Sony TV - completely due to the missing stand and damaged wall mount hardware. My office is run off of a Dell laptop (i7 8gb RAM, 1TB HDD, nothing too special). What...
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