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How to update the firmware on the Sony WH1000XM3 headphones

The Sony WH1000XM3 headphones come with a range of excellent features, and Sony is updating them with new features all the time. Version 2.0 brings support for Google Assistant, with more feature set to be added later. This guide will show you how to update the firmware on your new headphones.

What you’ll need Amazon: Sony WH1000XM3 headphones ($ 348) Google Play Store: Sony | Headphones Connect app (Free) The Guide First, make sure your headphones are paired  [Read More…]

Sony WH1000XM3 vs. Sony MDR-1000X: Should you upgrade?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We love audio just as much as we love phones, and we test out as many headphones as we can to find the best options for you.

Sony WH1000XM3

ANC at its best

$ 348 at Amazon

Pros Unrivaled noise canceling Intuitive gesture controls USB-C charging Google Assistant-compatible Cons Bulkier than Bose QC35 Assistant replaces Ambient Sound onboard control

The WH1000XM3 puts  [Read More…]

First Impressions: What does the Sony Xperia XZ3 offer in 2018

Before getting started, it’s important to note that I have never owned or used a Sony smartphone for more than just a few minutes. Those times have been limited to seeing the display units in my local Best Buy and putting around with those for just a few moments before moving on.

Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about the Sony Xperia XZ3. This is just our first impressions of the device, as we have  [Read More…]

Sony won’t host a PlayStation Experience this year

This is rather surprising to say the least.

Every year, Sony hosts an event called the PlayStation Experience where the company reveals new games and other details about upcoming projects. It’s become somewhat of a tradition that even Xbox One owners have been urging Microsoft to adopt. Unfortunately, there won’t be a PlayStation Experience this year.

Today, on the PlayStation Blogcast, Sony Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden announced its cancellation. According to a report by Polygon,  [Read More…]

Notch-less smartphone showdown: Sony Xperia XZ3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9

It’s autumn, so we’re expecting a new wave of shiny flagships to be hitting soon. In October, we should see Google unveil the Pixel 3. LG will also launch the V40 ThinQ, while Huawei is expected to introduce the Mate 20 series. And if rumors are correct, the OnePlus 6T will also make a debut during the very same month.

But also in October, Sony’s latest Xperia XZ3 should go on sale in the US. The phone was announced at  [Read More…]

Sony S50G review: A Google Assistant speaker with Homepod looks

More and more Google Assistant smart speakers are coming out each year. As the number grows so do your choices. While they all essentially do the same thing, each speaker tries to find a way to stand out amongst the crowd. Keep reading below to find out the many ways the S50G loaned to us by Sony finds a way to separate itself from the flock.

Design

First and foremost you can’t overlook the design of the Sony S50G, mostly  [Read More…]

Sony unveils two new PlayStation VR bundles just in time for the holidays

Who’s surprised?

Earlier today, Sony tore the wrapping off two new PlayStation VR bundles which will be arriving in stores within just a few weeks — just in time for the holiday season, of course. Starting at $ 299.99, these bundles both include two games along with the PS VR Headset and PS Camera. Though the price is comparable with previous PS VR bundles, these options include two games whereas many of the previous bundles for this  [Read More…]

Sony DualShock 4 vs. Razer Raiju: Which controller should you buy?

Sony’s DualShock 4 may be the standard, but the Razer Raiju has extra features you shouldn’t overlook.

DualShock 4

Standard issue

$ 47 at Amazon

Pros Inexpensive Simple Classic design Cons Fewer customization options Inferior for competitive play

Your standard DualShock 4 gets the job done, but it lacks a lot of bells and whistles.

Razer Raiju

Competitive advantage

€150 at Razer

Pros Hair trigger mode 4 remappable multi-function buttons Razer Mecha-Tactile  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XZ3 hands-on: Damn fine hardware, with potential pain points

This is some beautiful hardware that steps beyond the XZ2 in the right ways.

Sony’s strategy of releasing a new flagship phone every six months means you don’t have to wait long to see the company’s latest mobile tech. But it also means that the generation-over-generation changes are extremely subtle compared to others that refresh once a year. The Xperia XZ3 hasn’t broken that mold, but what has changed is notable and the overall product is still  [Read More…]

Hot Take: Google Pixel 3 leaks, Sony Xperia ZX3, and BlackBerry’s new cost-efficient option (Episode 23)

Join us as we sit down and discuss some of the hot tech topics out there today. This edition focuses on the new BlackBerry Key2 LE, Sony’s new flagship device, and some brand new Pixel 3 (not XL) leaks.

What we talked about today The KEY 2 LE is the new more affordable phone from BlackBerry Sony launches the Xperia XZ3 with a display powered by Sony Bravia TV technology The Pixel 3 (non-XL) leaks More news Xiaomi Mi  [Read More…]