In case you hadn't heard, we're giving away three $999 flagship Sony Xperia XZ phones on Gizmodo this week. Want to win one? Here's how you do that.
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I've been stubbornly holding off upgrading to 4K for a while now. I mean, what am I going to do with it? Watch South Park? My current TV is adequate enough, and there's just not enough content out there yet to justify the investment, I tell myself. For anything where gorgeous gaming is super important I turn to PC, I tell myself.
Then PlayStation Experience 2016 happened. The Last Of Us Part II. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Horizon Zero Dawn. I'm now overwhelmed with a need to do these games justice. Dammit.
Here's all the trailers from the event so you can see for yourself.
We're coming up to Christmas with tremendous speed, and that means you're probably busily choosing and shopping and buying presents for everyone special in your life. But don't forget yourself — you deserve a special Christmas gift too. Here at Gizmodo, we want to give you a present. So we've teamed up with Sony Mobile to celebrate one of this year's best smartphones, the $999 Xperia XZ. We're giving you the chance to win one. As a matter of fact, we're giving three of you the chance to win.
Once in a while, a company takes all the good bits from its previous products and puts them together in a new one, one that hits the mark just right. Sony's newest headphones have all the noise-cancelling smarts of older MDR-series headsets, add a bunch of genuinely useful extras, and bring the fight to Bose's best QuietComforts with superior sound quality both wired and wireless.
There's a moment playing Infamous First Light, as the heroine made of light climbs up a wall in pitch black darkness, that I fully appreciate the hype around the PS4 Pro. The woman is a multicolored bundle of light particles and thanks to HDR, I can make out each particle and note the way they each cast their own vibrant glow on on the red brick wall. Normally, she'd be a big blob of light, but high dynamic range gives you details in moments of extreme brightness and extreme darkness. I'm watching the next big step in video games, and it is extraordinary.
Sony's latest and greatest PlayStation — the most powerful console ever, capable of 4K and HDR and VR — is out now. You can buy a PlayStation 4 Pro at a few different electronics stockists around the country, and while bundles and bargains are few and far between, here's where you can check for one.
Horizon: Zero Dawn is a game that's been built from the ground up to take advantage of the PlayStation 4 Pro's additional processing power over the now-three-year-old PS4. That means that if you have a 4K TV — especially one with HDR support — it'll look amazing. Even if you have a normal 1080p telly, it'll look better than any other console you can buy.
Sony's latest and greatest smartphone is the Xperia XZ, and it builds on a long history of more and more refined gadgets from one of the longest-lived smartphone brands. Sony says the XZ's camera is better than ever, the phone's battery will condition itself to last throughout the handset's entire life, and like other high-end Sony phones it's water and dust resistant. Keen? Read on to find out when you can get it and how much it'll cost you.
This image from the Emojimovie fills me with existential dread. The smile that looks coincidentally like Wyldstyle from the LEGO Movie. The bandage/bandanna on the high five. The bow-tied poo with raised eyebrows. The presence of T.J. Miller (Deadpool), James Corden (Into the Woods) and Ilana Glazer (Broad City) cannot remove that dread.
Someone asked me recently what home theatre setup I'd build myself if money was no issue. I'm not talking about an actual theatre — I'd rather just go to the movies for that — but here's what I'd buy myself. If you have an appropriately fat bank account, enough space at home and an afternoon to buy everything, here's what you should get.
Most LCD TVs either use a long string of LEDs around the edge of the panel or a thin sheet of LEDs across the back to light up their screens, meaning that large areas of the screen are lit by just a few LEDs — and generally that's meant that LCDs have struggled to display bright whites alongside dark blacks. Sony's new Z9D TV, though, uses a full-array backlight with hundreds of individually-controlled LEDs, giving just about the most complex and powerful range of brightness across the display of any LCD TV you can buy today. And when you're watching the right movie, the difference is colossal.
When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net. This week, JB has a deal for 10 per cent off a bunch of different Apple Macs, as well as the same 10 per cent off Ultra HD Sony TVs.