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PlayStation VR Will Launch in October for $399

posted onMarch 16, 2016
by l33tdawg

PlayStation VR will launch in October 2016 for $399, Sony said on Tuesday at a Game Developers Conference event, calling it a “great value.”

Outside the US, the virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4 will cost 399 Euros, 349 GBP or 44,980 yen, all launching in October. It’s a bit of a delay for the device, originally slated to launch in the first half of this year, but Sony said it wanted to drive mass adoption early and have enough hardware to meet demand.

Sony unlocks seventh CPU core on PlayStation 4

posted onDecember 1, 2015
by l33tdawg

Back in January of this year, Microsoft unlocked its seventh CPU core in an effort to improve the performance of the Xbox One console. It looks like Sony has taken a page out of Microsoft's playbook because, according to the PlayStation 4 software changelog, an update to the console is opening up developer access to the seventh core of the CPU.

WikiLeaks’ Latest Dump: More Sony Documents

posted onJune 22, 2015
by l33tdawg

WikiLeaks has done yet another data dump of classified documents, this time of 276,394 Sony Corp. communications, including email, travel calendars, contact lists, expense reports and private files.

The whistleblower website disclosed the file release on Thursday, via its Twitter account. In April, WikiLeaks published its first set of 30,287 Sony documents and 173,132 email exchanges. Those documents were said to contain a series of incriminating disclosures about Sony, including “an investigation for bribery,” according to WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks Posts More Documents From Sony Pictures Hacking

posted onJune 19, 2015
by l33tdawg

WikiLeaks added a new set of records to its online database of documents stolen from Sony Pictures Entertainment and made public by hackers.

The new information includes “legal entanglements including an investigation for bribery,” WikiLeaks said in a Twitter post on Thursday. The organization, led by Julian Assange, is known for making unauthorized documents public. In April, it created a searchable, permanent library for Sony records that were stolen and originally posted by hackers in 2014.

What's in a typo? More evidence tying North Korea to the Sony hack

posted onFebruary 18, 2015
by l33tdawg

A security company in the U.S. has provided further evidence that last year’s devastating hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment was carried out by a group with ties to North Korea.

The FBI has already named North Korea as the source of the attack, but some security experts have been skeptical, in part because the FBI didn’t disclose all the details of its investigation.

Sony steps up in wearable space with SmartEyeglass

posted onFebruary 18, 2015
by l33tdawg

Sony on Tuesday began taking orders for SmartEyeglass Internet-linked eyewear, moving ahead in the market as Google steps back to revise its Glass strategy.

The offering from the Japanese consumer electronics comes amid growing interest in wearable computing, but also questions about whether consumers will warm to connected eyewear.

Doubts Persist Over North Korean Link to Sony Hack Despite NSA Claim

posted onJanuary 23, 2015
by l33tdawg

Despite documents showing the U.S. National Security Agency has infiltrated North Korean networks, security experts continue to doubt the country orchestrated the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.

Recent reports alleging that the National Security Agency has infiltrated North Korean networks and collected evidence connecting the country's leadership with the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment should have settled the question of who was responsible for the brazen breach of the Hollywood studio's data assets. Yet, doubts persist.

Tracking the hacker trail from North Korea to Sony

posted onJanuary 19, 2015
by l33tdawg

The trail that led US officials to blame North Korea for the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in November winds back to 2010, when the National Security Agency scrambled to break into the well-guarded computer systems of a country considered one of the most impenetrable targets on earth.