Japanese electronic giant Sony has unveiled a new mass storage format based on cartridges of up to 30 high density optical discs.
The ODS-D55U is equipped with a high-speed USB 3.0 interface and will come in storage capacities ranging between 300GB and 1.5TB. The company reckons the new standard "will deliver superior long-term storage capabilities, which are enabled through the use of media built to withstand changes in temperature and humidity, and is dust and water resistance."
Accused LulzSec hacker Cody Kretsinger pleaded guilty today in a federal court in Los Angeles, California, to felony charges associated with the breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment that occurred in mid-2011. Kretsinger went by the moniker "Recursion" and testified that he took part in a SQL injection attack on the Sony Pictures site, and stole personal information from thousands of people registered with the site. He also testified that he gave that personal information to other members of LulzSec to post publically.
Apparently when you connect your PlayStation Vita to your PS3, the PS3 will automatically locate and store all the content IDs from your PlayStation Network account. This, surmises the hacker who made this discovery, means that it’s possible for Sony to invalidate content on your systems regardless of where you acquired it.
Sony (NYSE: SNE) is facing yet another major security breach. Hackers reportedly illegally downloaded over Michael Jackson’s entire back catalog, consisting of 50,000 tracks, many never released. Sony purchased the catalog from Jackson’s estate for $250 (£157.51) million last year.
The attack itself appears to have taken last spring, around the same time that Sony’s PlayStation Network network was hacked and 77 million users’ data stolen.
The PlayStation 4 will not use Sony's Cell processor nor any possible successor to the vaunted chipset that was introduced to the world through the PlayStation 3, gaming industry sources tell Kotaku.
What we're hearing from sources follow a Forbes rumor last week that chip-maker AMD would make the graphics chip for a PS4, a shift from the PS3's use of a graphics chip from AMD rival Nvidia. The abandonment of the Cell architecture would thrill the many game developers who have struggled with the complex chipset, but it could also be viewed as the admission of a mistake.