PS2 Portable Mod
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Sony’s PlayStation 2 is currently the best-selling video game console of all time, having sold over 159 million units since its release in 2000. Over 3,800 games have been released for the console, with over 1.5 billion copies sold. There were several smaller, lighter revisions of the console known as Slimline models in 2004, but one thing they didn’t make was a portable version, but Reddit user “darkwingmod” created the next best thing. Read more for a video and additional information.

Sony PlayStation 5 Console Leak Patent
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There’s been no official leaks about the PlayStation 5, but Sony has hinted at a November 2020 release, just in time for the holiday season. The console will most likely be backwards compatible with PS4 games, since both are rumored to feature similar internal architectures. Inside, it’ll be powered by a semi-custom 7-nanometer, 8-core AMD Ryzen CPU and a Radeon Navi GPU with support for 8K gameplay.

PlayStation 5 Patent
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The Sony PlayStation 5 is rumored to be officially unveiled on February 12, 2020 during a press conference, but that has yet to be confirmed. However, a design patent recently uncovered reveals what just might be the final design. This patent is significant because it was drafted by Sony’s technical director Yusuhiro Ootori who appeared in the first PS4 teardown. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Sony Reon Pocket Air Conditioner Japan
Sony’s Reon Pocket may not be the first portable air conditioner, but it’s most certainly the latest. This device is designed to fit inside your shirt to keeps your body cool (or warm) and one model can be controlled using a smartphone app via Bluetooth. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with just any shirt, so that’s why the company has also created a specially modified shirt with an inner pocket at the back of the neck. Read more for a video and additional information.

Sony Foldable Xperia Smartphone
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Another day, another patent filing for something interesting, and this time, it’s from Sony, not Samsung. This patent for a flexible display with embedded sensors was filed on March 4, 2019 and published on June 27, 2019. This flexible display sports at least three sensors; a pressure sensor, temperature sensor and an acceleration sensor. A photo sensor and a resistance sensor can be added later by the user should the Xperia smartphone boast a modular design. Read more for the patent and another picture.

Sony Alpha 7R IV

Sony today unveiled the Alpha 7R Mark IV, the world’s first 61-megapixel full-frame camera, which is 50% more pixels than its predecessor. Featuring a back-illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor design and BIONZ X processor that work together to produce exceptionally clean images quickly, complete with up to 15 stops of dynamic range, making the a7R IV perfect for challenging lighting environments. A 5.76m-dot UXGA OLED electronic viewfinder improves resolution during capture, giving you the option of setting a refresh rate of 60 or 120 fps, depending on what you are trying to capture. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.

First Sony Walkman

Sony’s original Walkman was released on July 1, 1979, and this portable cassette player changed the music listening habits of people around the world, due to its compact size, or at least for the time. The idea came about from Sony cofounder Masaru Ibuka, who felt the compay’s existing portable player was far too expensive, so a prototype was manufactured from a modified Pressman, a compact tape recorder designed for journalists. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Sony PS5 Loading Times
Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki recently posted a new video on Twitter teasing the PlayStation 5 loading times. To be more specific, it was “Sony’s official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation.” You’ll not only get a glimpse of the loading times, but also the performance of Marvel’s Spider-Man between a PS4 Pro and PS5. Read more for the video and additional information.

PlayStation 5 PS5 All-Digital
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If Sony were to follow in the footsteps of Microsoft and release an all-digital version of their game console(s), then it would only make sense for the next-generation PlayStation 5 to have no disc drive. As for other specifications, it’s rumored that the PS5 will sport an 8-core AMD Ryzen processor with a GPU and AMD Navi architecture with ray tracing support as well as 8K games. Read more for a video, another picture an additional information.

Sony PlayStation 5 PS5
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Mark Cerny, chief architect of the PS4 and the upcoming PS5, has just leaked new details about Sony’s next-generation console. In addition to boasting vastly improved CPU / GPU performance, increased system memory, the game console is reportedly going to offer 8K resolution and 3D audio, all powered by an AMD Ryzen-based chip with 8 cores on the new 7nm Zen 2 micro-architecture. The GPU is an adapted variant of the Radeon Navi family, complete with support for ray tracing. It’s expected to hit the market some time in 2020. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.