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Sony shocks gamers with Playstation revelation

Apparently players have been calling the controller's "X" button the wrong name for decades.

According to a recent poll run by the gaming giant on social media, 81% of fans pronounce it as they would the letter.

But in a shock turn of events, the company says the majority of fans are actually in the wrong.

Sony has insisted that users should be calling it the "Cross" button instead, and the news has left some fans completely baffled.

"If Cross is called X (it's not), then what are you calling Circle?", questioned the company on Twitter.

Microsoft and Sony strike games streaming deal

It is expected Sony will use Microsoft’s Azure cloud service to host its upcoming PlayStation streaming service.

Microsoft has been trialling a streaming offer of its own, under its Xbox brand.

The firms said they would also work together on semiconductors and artificial intelligence applications.

"For many years, Microsoft has been a key business partner for us, though of course the two companies have also been competing in some areas,” said Kenichio Yoshida, Sony’s chief executive.

PlayStation 5: Sony reveals first details of next-gen console

Gamers have been waiting patiently to find out any information about PS4's replacement, but until now details have been kept firmly under wraps.

Now Sony's system architect Mark Cerny has released information about what the "next-gen console" will look like.

In an interview with Wired, he reveals it will be much faster, more powerful and include improved audio.

But don't expect to be able to buy one in 2019 - you'll have to wait until at least next year to see it on shelves.

Sony posts whole movie on YouTube in trailer's place

Sony Pictures Entertainment had labelled the video as being a trailer for the movie Khali the Killer.

But its 90 minute duration acted as a giveaway that the upload contained more than just highlights from the film.

The video was wiped after being online for more than six hours but not before news of its availability had spread.

CBR.com - which seems to have been the first news site to report the discovery - described it as an "epic mistake".

Members of the public also made fun of the find via social media.

Sony is working on mobile-to-mobile wireless charging technology

The ideal solution is to charge your phone using a charger or a power bank, but not everyone carries power banks or chargers with them all the time, especially in a party.

What if you can charge your phone wirelessly using another phone when it runs out of battery?

J-pop row: Sony apologises for Keyakizaka46's 'Nazi' outfits

Keyakizaka46 went on stage in Yokohama on 22 October wearing black capes and caps resembling those of SS officers

Social media users were quick to point out similarities with the uniforms of Hitler's brutal paramilitary force.

Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) said in a statement: "We express our heartfelt apology for causing offence."

Sony reveals PS4 Pro with 4K graphics

The PS4 Pro will be able to render games with ultra-high definition 4K graphics, more detailed than 1080p HD.

A cosmetically redesigned, slimmer PlayStation 4 was also announced and will be sold at a cheaper price.

One analyst said releasing an upgraded console so soon after the PS4's debut in 2013 took the company into "unchartered territory".

Sony, DJI and Lenovo show off new smartphone camera tech

The new kit has been announced at the Ifa tech show in Berlin.

The idea is to add capabilities that are not currently built into handsets themselves.

But Sony's latest flagship phone also has new photography tricks of its own.

"It seems that people are holding on to their phones for longer, and, so, vendors are hoping to sell them extra things to add on," said Carolina Milanesi, a consumer tech analyst at Creative Strategies.

"And the camera is often the feature they use the most.

"But the price is critical.

LG's G5 might pack a killer Sony camera

Reports suggest that the Android handset is upping its camera game with the inclusion of a Sony-made 20-megapixel sensor on the rear.

It also promises to be a powerful beast, with a Snapdragon 820 processor running the show, according to Mihai Matei of G for Games.

File this one under rumour for now, but Matei's sources have proven accurate in the past, bringing us solid information about Apple's hardware plans.

Previous reports suggest that the LG G5 will embrace recent developments in biometric security with the inclusion of iris-scanning technology.

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Premium is a Japan-only variant with 1080p display

All three handsets offer several key improvements over the Z3 and Z4 series, and their arrival is easy the biggest news of IFA 2015. However, what you might not know is that Sony actually has a fourth Xperia Z5 family member on the way, at least according to the China-based tech site CnBeta.com.