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Apple, Warner Music have signed deal for iRadio, sources say

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Over the weekend, Apple signed a new deal with Warner Music Group for recorded music and music publishing rights, say sources for the New York Times. The deal comes on top of one with Universal Music for recorded music. Apple is reportedly scrambling to secure new deals with the major...
Apple, Warner Music have signed deal for iRadio, sources say

One issue holding up Apple iRadio: The economics of skipping songs

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Apple wants to roll out its streaming music service this summer, but it's still hammering out details with Sony Music over some very specific terms. [Read more]...
One issue holding up Apple iRadio: The economics of skipping songs

Sony's new $2,000 digital binoculars get better zoom, EVF

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A second-generation design improves zoom range, the electronic viewfinder, ruggedness, and size -- but not price. [Read more]...
Sony's new $2,000 digital binoculars get better zoom, EVF

UK top 20 video games chart

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There's no shifting Ms Croft, as Tomb Raider stays top of the pile with three new entries coming into the top fiveUKIE Games Charts © compiled by GfK Chart-TrackGamesXboxPS3PS VitaPSPNintendoSonyPCWiiguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is...
UK top 20 video games chart

Sony Xperia ZL goes on pre-order for US customers, off-contract: $720 for HSPA, $760 for LTE

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Remember the Xperia ZL? While it lingered in the shadow of the waterproof Xperia Z back at CES, the phone does still exist and has now gone on preorder at Sony's own webstore. Withc the same 5-inch 1080p display, 13-megapixel camera and Snapdragon S4 Pro of the omnibalanced Z...
Sony Xperia ZL goes on pre-order for US customers, off-contract: $720 for HSPA, $760 for LTE

Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design

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After the Xperia Z Ultra's launch event in both London and Shanghai, we had a brief chance to talk to Sony's Product Design Director, Jun Katsunuma, who was present in the latter city. Jun's been responsible for Sony's mobile devices since the Xperia S days, so the transition to...
Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design

Wii U Sales Still Lousy

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Nintendo’s Wii U isn’t proving to be much of a successor to the 100-million selling Wii. New metrics from NPD suggest that sales of the console continue to disappoint. The market researcher said Friday that Wii U shipments rose over 40 percent month-over-month in February — encouraging news, were it...
Wii U Sales Still Lousy

Sony earns first annual profit in five years after HQ sales

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Sony has managed to earn its first annual profit in five years, according to its most recent full-year financial report. Net income for the year ending March 31st saw the company earn 40 billion yen ($403 million), an improvement from the 456.7 billion yen ($6.4 billion at the time) loss...
Sony earns first annual profit in five years after HQ sales

How to Buy Netflix's House of Cards on Amazon

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Perhaps you’ve heard that Netflix is showing “House of Cards“, a new TV series starring Kevin Spacey. But maybe you don’t have a $8-a-month Netflix subscription, or don’t want to try the service’s free one-month trial. Or maybe you just don’t like streaming video. Here’s your answer: You can buy...
How to Buy Netflix's House of Cards on Amazon

How do the Xbox One and PS4 controllers stack up?

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Now that both Sony and Microsoft have had big coming out events for the next-gen consoles, the public finally has a real understanding of what we'll be holding for the next few years. Neither controller is extraordinarily different from the current generation, but they both have refined and tweaked core...
How do the Xbox One and PS4 controllers stack up?

Sony Computer Entertainment to fuse Asian and Japanese units into one

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As part of recent restructuring and cost-cutting efforts, Sony's Computer Entertainment (SCE) division will merge its Asian and Japanese operations into a single entity. The company said that it would result in a new management unit, with SCE Japan president Hiroshi Kawano taking the helm and the Asian unit's...
Sony Computer Entertainment to fuse Asian and Japanese units into one

Live from Sony's E3 PlayStation 4 keynote

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Live from Sony's E3 PlayStation 4 keynote

Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers

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The Kickstarter-funded, $99 device is expected to shake up the gaming industry. Ouya, the cube-shaped gaming console that won all its backing on Kickstarter, has started shipping units, reports the BBC. The system, which runs on Android, rapidly raised over $8 million in investment, and is expected to disrupt...
Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers
PlayStation Network hacker sentenced to year in prison

Report: Microsoft to debut next-gen console in April after being "caught off guard" by Sony

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It looks like Microsoft’s turn to impress the gaming world may come in April. That’s according to a report from computerandvideogames.com, who spoke with an unnamed Sony official that said Wednesday’s PS4 unveiling ”caught Microsoft off-guard,” and that “we definitely ruffled some feathers.” Sources said that Microsoft is planning on hosting...
Report: Microsoft to debut next-gen console in April after being "caught off guard" by Sony

Sony-backed ISP launches service that's twice as fast as Google Fiber

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Sony-backed ISP launches service that's twice as fast as Google Fiber

Editor's Letter: When it rains, it pours

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In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. It's been a slow couple of weeks here through the beginning of May. Everyone, it seems, was saving up to pile all of their announcements at once, leaving us scrambling and our RSS feed...
Editor's Letter: When it rains, it pours
Sony reportedly creating 'Google Edition' Xperia Z, following Samsung and HTC

Sony reports net profits of $458 million for 2012, returning to black for the first time in 5 years

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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai’s rebuilding job is showing its first signs of promise after the company posted net profits of $458 million (43 billion yen) for its 2012 financial year [PDF], its first annual profit for half a decade. The results have been helped by the sale of a string of assets...
Sony reports net profits of $458 million for 2012, returning to black for the first time in 5 years

Microsoft to unveil next Xbox at event on May 21st at its Redmond campus

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We’ve just received an invite from Microsoft to an event on May 21st where it will show off the next version of its Xbox console and media box. The next version of the company’s media play has been expected for a while, especially as Sony unveiled most of its PlayStation 4 at...
Microsoft to unveil next Xbox at event on May 21st at its Redmond campus

Xbox One will have a slot-loading Blu-ray drive to go with its 500GB HDD

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Microsoft has confirmed what many saw as inevitable: the Xbox will have a Blu-ray drive. The company just announced the victor in the drive wars will be installed as a slot-loading front unit in each of the new units to provide entertainment and gaming input along with a 500GB...
Xbox One will have a slot-loading Blu-ray drive to go with its 500GB HDD
Indie game roundup: Runner 2, The Bridge, and Leap Day
Sony to sell camera mount for extreme dogs

Sony PS4 share button the result of one first-party developer's eureka moment

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To share or not to share was never a question for the creation of the PS4 -- it was always more about the how. Right from the start, Sony's upcoming, next-gen console had been planned with a social networking bent, but as Shuhei Yoshida, the company's head of Worldwide...
Sony PS4 share button the result of one first-party developer's eureka moment
90 Seconds on The Verge: Google Fiber, Sony 4K, and Mega Man FPS

Sony Xperia Tablet Z pre-orders open, ships to US on May 24th

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Sony has opened up pre-orders for its Xperia Tablet Z in the United States via its online store. Shown off at Mobile World Congress in February, the ten-inch tablet measures just 6.9mm thick and weighs in at 495 grams (17.4 ounces), and as well as being dustproof, it is claimed...
Sony Xperia Tablet Z pre-orders open, ships to US on May 24th

VIDEO: 'Digital is saving, not killing music'

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Edgar Berger, President & CEO, International, Sony Music Entertainment, says contrary to predictions, the digital revolution has saved, not killed off, music....
VIDEO: 'Digital is saving, not killing music'

Hands-on with Sony's PlayStation 4 controller

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Several months after it was first revealed, we now know what Sony's PlayStation 4 looks like, and surprise: it's a black box. While we still haven't gotten to see the PlayStation 4 in person, we've gotten a quick look at the DualShock 4, Sony's new controller. Where the new...
Hands-on with Sony's PlayStation 4 controller

Sony: Things are looking better than we thought

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The company has upped its financial forecast for the period ended March 31, saying that its performance was stronger than expected. [Read more]...
Sony: Things are looking better than we thought

Engadget HD Podcast 344 - 04.09.13

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Sony kicked of NAB 2013 with some closer-to-mainstream-than-expected 4K pricing announcements, so that's where we'll begin. Is it time to consider buying an Ultra HDTV, and is it worth even thinking about at the 65- and 55-inch sizes? We've also got our review of the Roku 3 to discuss,...
Engadget HD Podcast 344 - 04.09.13
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