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The best deals on PlayStation 4 consoles, controllers, and games right now — including $25 off 'Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order'

  Sony's PlayStation 4 has dominated the video game industry since it launched in November 2013, and deals on consoles, games, and accessories are frequently offered. Though the PlayStation 5 is due out in late 2020, Sony says it plans to continue supporting the PS4 for years to come thanks to its huge install base. The PlayStation 4 still has plenty of new games on the way, and you can find lots of great discounts on PS4 classics, even with a new console generation on the horizon. Right now,...
Tags: Amazon, Digital, Trends, Sony, Mlb, Playstation Network, Persona, Hdr, Gamestop, Netflix Spotify, Borderlands, Kevin Webb, GameStop Pre


The best TV deals — save $700 on Samsung's brand-new Q90T QLED 4K TV

  TVs can be quite pricey, but many manufacturers and retailers often offer sales. We've rounded up the best TV deals for July 2020. We'll update this list regularly with the top discounts as new promotions are announced. Right now, Samsung's 65-inch Q90T 4K TV is on sale for $1,997.99 — that's $700 off its regular price. Read more: HDR can make your 4K TV look brighter and more colorful than ever — here's everything you need to know about this must-have display feature A quality TV is the c...
Tags: Amazon, Samsung, Trends, Sony, Lg, Dolby Vision, Toshiba, Hdr, Amazon Fire TV, Hisense, Tcl, Insignia, Sony Samsung LG Vizio TCL


Epic Games, maker of 'Fortnite,' saw its value rise by $17 billion in just 8 years — a more than twentyfold increase

Epic Games, the studio behind "Fortnite," has skyrocketed in value across the past eight years. In 2012, Chinese conglomerate Tencent invested $330 million and got a 40% stake. Sony's $250 million investment earlier this month nabbed the company only a 1.4% stake in Epic. That means Epic's valuation has exploded: The company was worth approximately $1 billion in 2012, and is worth nearly $18 billion just eight years later. Epic Games remains privately owned, and the majority stake is held by T...
Tags: Trends, Epic, Sony, Tencent, North Carolina, Epic Games, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Ben Gilbert, Fortnite, Epic Games Store, Rocket League Epic, Fortnite Epic Games Join


Best Buy discounts top-rated Bose and Sony noise-canceling headphones

Two of the best noise-canceling headphones we've ever tested are both on sale at Best Buy for up to $72 off.
Tags: Deals, Trends, Noise-canceling Headphones, Sony, Home Theater, Bose, Bose QuietComfort 35 II, Sony WH-1000XM3, Headphones Deals


The best headphone deals — save $110 on Sony's flagship noise-cancelling headphones

  Good-quality headphones can be expensive, but they often go on sale. We've rounded up the best headphone deals for July 2020. We'll update this list regularly with the top deals. Right now, the Sony WH1000XM3 are on sale $110 off their original price, and the Apple AirPods Pro are on sale for $35 off their regular price. A great pair of headphones can change the way you listen to music. Sure, the random earbuds that you have in your bottom drawer may do the job just fine for some, but if y...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Walmart, Sony, Jabra, Steven Cohen, Shure, Marshall Mid ANC, Sennheiser Klipsch, Harman Kardon Soho Wireless Headphones


8 TV and streaming companies that media industry experts say are hot acquisition targets in 2020 (NFLX)

AMC Networks is the latest media company at the center of deal speculation, as larger rivals look for ways to scale up and bolster their emerging streaming offerings. Earlier this year, deal activity also ramped up around ad-supported streaming services like Tubi and Vudu  Business Insider compiled a list of other companies that media strategists and advisers say could be acquired this year — though this is speculation and not all these companies are discussing deals. They include potential ta...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hbo, Disney, US, NFL, Trends, Walmart, Power, Discovery, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Mtv, New York Times, Sony


The Exchange: Remote dealmaking, rapid-fire IPOs, and how much $250M buys you

Welcome to The Exchange, an upcoming weekly newsletter featuring TechCrunch and Extra Crunch reporting on startups, money, and markets. You can sign up for it here to receive it regularly when it launches on July 25th. You can email me about it here, or talk to me about it on Twitter. Let’s go! Ahead of parsing Q2 venture capital data, we got a look this week into the VC world’s take on making deals over Zoom. A few months ago it was an open question whether VCs would simply stop making new inve...
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, UK, Tech, Walgreens, Sony, SEC, Palantir, Cvs, Rackspace, Exchange, Ron, Ron Miller, OwnBackup


Sony’s buy-in shows just how monstrous Epic Games has become

It's gone from Jazz Jackrabbit to an $18 billion beast
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Sony, Tencent, Epic Games


Tencent knocks Sony out of race to buy Warframe’s Leyou

Tencent recently entered exclusive talks to buy Chinese gaming company Leyou, which produces the popular Warframe series of video games, and intends to take the company private. Leyou confirmed details of the agreement in a Friday press release. Bloomberg, which first reported the deal, noted the Hong Kong-listed company was worth around $1.1 billion before its trade was suspended in the lead-up to the announcement. China-based tech conglomerate Tencent serves as the world’s largest gaming compa...
Tags: Startups, Hong Kong, China, Bloomberg, Sony, Tencent, Fortnite, Hard Fork, Leyou


AMC Networks surged 12% on a report it had hired bankers to explore a deal. Here are 7 other TV and streaming companies experts say are acquisition targets in 2020. (NFLX)

AMC Networks is the latest media company at the center of deal speculation, as larger rivals look for ways to scale up and bolster their emerging streaming offerings. Earlier this year, deal activity also ramped up around ad-supported streaming services like Tubi and Vudu  Business Insider compiled a list of other companies that media strategists and advisers say could be acquired this year — though this is speculation and not all these companies are discussing deals. They include potential ta...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Hbo, Disney, US, NFL, Trends, Walmart, Power, Discovery, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Mtv, New York Times, Sony


Does Amazon Prime Video have 4K content? How to find Ultra High Definition movies and TV shows on your streaming device

Amazon Prime Video has hundreds of 4K movies and TV shows in its library.  Amazon doesn't have a premium subscription service for 4K content. There are 4K shows available for free with the usual Prime Video subscription.  You need to have a fully 4K-ready device to watch Amazon's 4K content.   Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Just a couple years ago, 4K was relatively uncommon, but these days, you're far more likely to find it built into a new TV than not. Man...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Trends, Netflix, Sony, Fire TV Stick, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Apple, Prime Video, YouTube TV, Amazon Roku, Roku Streaming Stick Plus, Amazon Sony Playstation, Apple Fire TV Stick


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Sony is making a $250 million "strategic investment" in Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," the two announced on Thursday. That $250 million buys Sony a 1.4% stake in Epic Games, which puts Epic's current valuation at just shy of $18 billion. Apple began rolling out the public beta of iOS 14, its next major software update for the iPhone, on Thursday. The update brings a bunch of new features to the iPhone that touch near...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, UK, Australia, US, Trends, Siri, Fbi, Epic, New York Times, Sony, Silicon Valley, Associated Press, Jack Dorsey, Robinhood


The PlayStation 5 may play PS1, PS2, and PS3 games via the cloud

Sony has been revealing more details about the PlayStation 5 and its games, looking towards the future. However, someone recently unearthed a patent that suggests the company is also interested in its past: namely, PS5 may have more games on it than just PS5 and Ps4 games. The patent was revealed by a Twitter user called @renka_schedule. If you translate from Japanese, it says a number of PS1, PS2, and PS3 games can be stored in the cloud, and can be played via a virtual machine that emulates th...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Sony


A new study suggests audiences would pay $14 to watch a new superhero movie at home. Here's how other genres compare.

If theaters remain closed for the foreseeable future, movie studios will face an unprecedented choice: resort to premium video-on-demand services for blockbuster titles or wait for theaters to reopen. A new study by TV tracking app TV Time, which surveyed 6,891 users, suggests that audiences would be willing to pay more for a superhero movie on PVOD platforms than other genres, with the average price among respondents being nearly $15. But most digital releases during the coronavirus pandemic ...
Tags: Amc, Disney, US, Trends, Broadway, Sony, Amc Theatres, Jeff Shell, Staten Island, Shell, Adam Aron, Bock, Jeff Bock, Shawn Robbins, Box Office Pro, PVOD


Sony just invested $250 million in the company behind 'Fortnite' (SNE)

Sony is making a $250 million "strategic investment" in Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," the two announced on Thursday. The big-money investment "cements an already close relationship between the two companies and reinforces the shared mission to advance the state of the art in technology, entertainment, and socially-connected online services," a press release said. It's unclear what impact, if any, the investment will have on Sony's PlayStation group. Visit Business Insider's homep...
Tags: Trends, Epic, Sony, Tencent, Tim Sweeney, Rocket League, Ben Gilbert, Fortnite, Kenichiro Yoshida, Fortnite Epic, Sony Epic Games, Fortnite SNE, Epic Games the North Carolina, Travis Scott Got


A new study suggests audiences would be willing to pay $14 to watch a new superhero movie at home, but premium rentals are still a tough sell for blockbusters

If theaters remain closed for the foreseeable future, movie studios will face an unprecedented choice: resort to premium video-on-demand services for blockbuster titles or wait for theaters to reopen. A new study by TV tracking app TV Time, which surveyed 6,891 users, suggests that audiences would be willing to pay more for a superhero movie on PVOD platforms than other genres, with the average price among respondents being nearly $15. But most digital releases during the coronavirus pandemic ...
Tags: Amc, Disney, US, Trends, Broadway, Sony, Amc Theatres, Jeff Shell, Donald Trump, Staten Island, Shell, Adam Aron, Bock, Jeff Bock, Shawn Robbins, Box Office Pro


GoPro turns the Hero 8 Black into a $249 webcam

The GoPro Hero 8 action camera can now be used as a webcam thanks to a software utility. The software, which is still in beta, lets users connect a Hero 8 camera through USB and use it as a webcam. Without this utility, owners had to use a combination of dongles and HDMI cables to use the camera with their computers. The GoPro app comes as most camera companies have released similar utilities for their latest DSLR cameras — Sony is the notable exception. TechCrunch has a running list right he...
Tags: Startups, TC, Microsoft, Sony, Logitech, Gopro, Dslr, Microsoft Teams Discord, Webex Skype Slack


'The Last Of Us Part II' is a masterclass in attention to detail. Here are 15 tiny design elements that amazed me as I played one of the best video games of the year.

I'm only about 10 hours into "The Last Of Us Part II," but I feel confident saying that it's one of the best video games of the year. In many ways, it represents the pinnacle of what's possible in the current generation of video game systems. While there's much to be said about the game's story, I wanted to highlight something everyone can appreciate: the game's visuals and attention to tiny details, which are second to none. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The PlayStation...
Tags: Trends, Sony, Dina


Audio-Technica ATH-ANC300TW review: A worthy Sony alternative

Audio-Technica's new true wireless earbuds feature exceptional sound and features that rival Sony's WF-100XM3.
Tags: Trends, Sony, Home Theater, Audio Technica ATH, Audio-Technica, Active Noise Cancellation, True Wireless Earbuds


Sony keeps you cool on the move with a wearable air conditioner

The tiny Reon Pocket AC can also keep you warm in the winter
Tags: Mobile, Wearables, News, Summer, Trends, Sony, Air Conditioner, Reon, Reon Pocket AC


Sony keeps you cool on the move with wearable air conditioner

Sony's tiny Reon Pocket air conditioner can also keep you warm in the winter
Tags: Mobile, Wearables, News, Summer, Trends, Sony, Air Conditioner, Reon


Sony's best noise-cancelling headphones are $72 off right now at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart

  The Sony WH-1000XM3 are arguably the best noise-cancelling headphones you can buy. They offer a great design, super comfortable fit, and excellent sound quality — making them a great choice for all situations. Their full retail price is $349.99, but Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy have them on sale now for $72 off, bringing their price down to $278.00. That's among the best deals we've seen for these excellent headphones so far.  For more headphone recommendations, be sure to check out our r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Walmart, Sony, Bose, Alexa, Amazon Best, Amazon Walmart, Best Buy Amazon


The best deals on PlayStation 4 consoles, controllers, and games right now — including $20 off 'Red Dead Redemption 2'

  Sony's PlayStation 4 has dominated the video game industry since it launched in November 2013, and deals on consoles, games, and accessories are frequently offered. Though the PlayStation 5 is due out in late 2020, Sony says it plans to continue supporting the PS4 for years to come thanks to its huge install base. The PlayStation 4 still has plenty of new games on the way, and you can find lots of great discounts on PS4 classics, even with a new console generation on the horizon. Right now,...
Tags: Digital, Trends, Sony, Mlb, Playstation Network, Hdr, Gamestop, Netflix Spotify, Borderlands, Red Dead Redemption, Kevin Webb, GameStop Pre


PlayStation 5 price apparently not yet finalized, claims survey taker

The survey assigned a 'random' PlayStation 5 price of 349 British pounds
Tags: Gaming, News, Trends, Playstation, Sony, PlayStation 5


Sony factory in Japan makes a PlayStation 4 every 30 seconds, mostly with robots

A total of 32 robots are working in the factory in Kisarazu
Tags: Gaming, Japan, News, Trends, Sony, Playstation 4, PlayStation 5


Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds on Your Side

When it comes to innovation, there are countless ways things might go wrong. However, one of the most prevalent ones is incorrect timing. If you manage to get the timing just right, your innovations will obviously benefit from huge tailwinds when entire industries are transitioning from the old to the new with you riding at the top of the wave. With the right timing, even mediocre execution can lead to extraordinary results. On the other hand, get it wrong, and you’ll fail almost inevitabl...
Tags: Apple, Business, Leadership, Disruption, Law, Entrepreneurship, Nokia, Strategy, Innovation, Gartner, Sony, Ibm, Bill Gross, Wright, Blue Ocean Strategy, Innovation Perspectives


Horizon Zero Dawn comes to PC in August

Horizon Zero Dawn, one of Sony‘s flagship PS4 exclusives, is coming to PC. We’ve known it was coming for months, but now we finally know when the game will be coming to Steam — namely, August 7. Check out these beautiful new screenshots from Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for PC Coming August 7 – Pre-order now! Steam: https://t.co/8aUMQZWd27Epic Games Store: https://t.co/eoagDoT151#HorizonZeroDawnPC #BeyondTheHorizon pic.twitter.com/CP3XbgcYmN — Guerrilla (@Guerrilla) July 3, 2020 Developer ...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Sony, Horizon Zero Dawn


How Have I Been Pwned became the keeper of the internet’s biggest data breaches

When Troy Hunt launched Have I Been Pwned in late 2013, he wanted it to answer a simple question: Have you fallen victim to a data breach? Seven years later, the data-breach notification service processes thousands of requests each day from users who check to see if their data was compromised — or pwned with a hard ‘p’ — by the hundreds of data breaches in its database, including some of the largest breaches in history. As it’s grown, now sitting just below the 10 billion breached-records mark, ...
Tags: Security, Startups, Microsoft, Privacy, Yahoo, Australia, Washington, Government, Tech, Data Breach, Information Technology, Internet Security, Password, Mozilla, Computing, Sony


Sony X900H 4K HDR TV review: Stunning value

This midrange TV delivers better picture quality than you'd expect.
Tags: Trends, Sony, Home Theater, Dolby Vision, 4K HDR, Sony X900H



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