Sony

UK police arrest six teens for using Lizard Squad’s hacking-for-hire tool

Authorities in the UK arrested six teenagers this week for attempting to attack several major websites using Lizard Squad's hacking for hire tools. All six are out currently on bail.

Computing

Xperia Z5 News: Rumors point to a Xperia Z5 Premium with a mega 4K display

Sony may have only recently announced the Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4, and the Xperia Z4V, but there are now rumors of a family of Xperia Z5 devices being revealed before the end of 2015. Here's everything we think we know about them.

Mobile

Did Sony just tease the Xperia Z5 on Twitter?

It appears Sony may be continuing its awkward bi-yearly flagship smartphone launch schedule, if a new tweet hinting at the Xperia Z5 coming to IFA 2015 is to be believed. The company will reveal all during the IFA tech show next week.

Mobile

Watch Sony’s new plane-shaped drone tear through the sky

Sony showed off its plane-shaped drone this week, sending it tearing through the sky after performing a steady vertical take-off. The machine is aimed at industry, though if we shout loud enough they might put one out for consumers, too.

Cool Tech

Sony takes a cue from Microsoft, offers an early look at PlayStation 4 updates

Sony is preparing the next major update to the PlayStation 4's system software, but first it wants a little help from the players. For the first time, Sony is looking for volunteers to take an early look at the next update.

Gaming

Sony’s back with the new SmartBand 2 fitness band, and this time it has a heart rate sensor

Sony has announced the SmartBand 2, the sequel to its original fitness band, that comes with several new features including a heart rate monitor, plus a new strap design. It's ready to go on sale in September.

Android Army

iFixit tears apart Sony A7R II camera, calls it ‘mighty feat of engineering’

Sony's A7 mirrorless full-frame cameras are an exercise in sophisticated engineering. The tear-down team at iFixit took apart the new A7R II and found that it is indeed a feat of engineering. It's also very difficult to repair, if you aren't Sony.

Photography

Sony, Microsoft publishing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 in Japan

Sony and Microsoft confirmed that they will publish Japanese versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, taking over regional publishing duties from Activision. The game features voice acting from Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, and Ron Perlman.

Gaming

PlayStation Experience moves to San Francisco for 2015

After last year's inaugural PlayStation Experience event took place in Las Vegas, Sony has decided to move the celebration of all things PlayStation to San Francisco. Expect new game demos, announcements, and the Capcom Cup.

Gaming

Sony to Vaio owners: Windows 10 upgrade ready in October

Stop! Don't upgrade your Vaio to Windows 10, as the drivers aren't ready. Sony is working on them though, despite the fact that it doesn't own the business any more, just give it a couple more months.

Computing

PlayStation Plus monthly costs increase significantly in Europe

Sony's PlayStation Plus service will increase in price in Europe starting next month for users who subscribe on a monthly or quarterly basis.

Gaming

Sony’s newest waterproof Xperia M5 is a mobile photographer’s dream

Sony has announced the Xperia M5, an impressive waterproof smartphone with a high-end spec sheet that includes a 21.5-megapixel rear camera, a 13-megapixel selfie cam, and a 5-inch 1080p screen.

Mobile

A super selfie cam, slim bezels, and a massive screen: the Xperia C5 Ultra’s right on trend

Sony has announced the Xperia C5 Ultra, a new smartphone that ticks all the trending boxes. It has a massive 6-inch screen, a 13-megapixel selfie camera with a flash, and super slim screen bezels.

Mobile

Tearaway Unfolded app brings the Vita experience to PlayStation 4

Media Molecule's Tearaway Unfolded will soon be on the PlayStation 4, and to implement Vita-centric features. The developers are also releasing a companion app for taking pictures and designing papercraft.

Gaming

Sony reports surging revenue as its mobile division continues to drown in red ink

As a whole, Sony reported very positive financial results, with several of the company's divisions reporting substantial growths. Unfortunately, the mobile division was not one of them, with the division reporting further losses.

Mobile