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PlayStation TV, also known as the PlayStation Vita TV, is basically a microconsole and streaming device in-one. Instead of featuring a display screen, the console connects to a television via HDMI and gamers can play using a DualShock 3 controller. The device is said to be compatible with over 100 Vita games, as well as various digital PlayStation Portable, PlayStation, and PC Engine titles, along with titles streamed from the upcoming PlayStation Now service. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Demonstrated at E3 2014 this week, Sony's Project Morpheus is the codename for an upcoming virtual reality headset that's designed to fully function with Sony PlayStation 4. It's currently a prototype and will be released sometime after 2014. Sony Computer Entertainment head Andrew House said sales of its PlayStation Camera had been better than expected, and Morpheus was an extension of that. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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The original Walkman introduced a change in music listening habits by allowing people to carry music with them and listen to music through lightweight headphones. The prototype was built in 1978 by audio-division engineer Nobutoshi Kihara for Sony co-chairman Akio Morita, who wanted to be able to listen to operas during his frequent trans-Pacific plane trips. Continue reading to see what happened when The Fine Bros gave a group of kids a Walkman and asked them to explain what it does.

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The winners for the Open, Youth and National Award competitions of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced by the World Photography Organisation (WPO), and they were selected from over 70,000 entries from across the world. Above, we have Michael Nordqvist's 1st place entry in the Nordics category. Continue reading to see them all.

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PS4 fans rejoice! Sony revealed Project Morpheus at GDC 2014 (Game Developer Conference) in San Francisco yesterday, and it's basically a virtual reality headset designed for their flagship gaming console. According to Yoshida, Morpheus is the "culmination of our work over the last three years to realize our vision of VR for games, and to push the boundaries of play." Continue reading for a video news report and more information.

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Sony released approximately 250,000 bouncy balls onto the streets of San Francisco and it looked something like this. The Bouncy ball was invented by a California chemist named Norman Stingley. In 1965, Stingley spent his spare time experimenting with rubber. He compressed various scraps of synthetic rubber together under about 3500 pounds of pressure per square inch. The result was a compressed rubber ball with an extreme resilience and high bounce. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to fly a paper airplane in an endless loop.

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The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards have announced this year's winning images, revealing some incredible sights from around the world. Starting off we have "Wet Dog", which is a series of portraits of dogs caught mid‐bath. The dogs are photographed at a vulnerable moment, half a second before they shake the water off their fur. Sophie Gamand's pictures capture their character and, in some cases, recognizable emotions (like annoyance, misery or vengefulness). Continue reading for more.

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There's nothing wrong with fans coming up with concept images, and this one by David Hansson looks very interesting to say the least. The first thing you probably noticed with the monolithic, glowing console, and then the carbon fiber controllers. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video exploring just how much of our brain we actually use.

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Sony's PS4 is sold out just about everywhere, whether it be online or a brick and mortar store, but Amazon has just got some back in stock. Best of all, if you order now, the console can still arrive before Christmas. The PS4 system is centered around a powerful custom chip that contains eight x86-64 cores and a state of the art 1.84 TFLOPS graphics processor with 8 GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 unified system memory, easing game creation and increasing the richness of content achievable on the platform. For those looking to pick up a few to resell, now would also be a great time to stock up. Product page. Continue reading for an Xbox One vs. PS4 comparison video and more information.

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For gamers, it may have seemed like just yesterday when Sony debuted the original PlayStation console, but in reality, it's already been nearly 13-years 19-years. This infographic shows just how much the PlayStation controller has changed over the years, including the upcoming PlayStation 4. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone aging from child to grandparent in just minutes.

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