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Sony Just Accidentally(?) Released A New Promo For The Interview

Despite the fact that Sony has absolutely no plans to release The Interview in any way anytime soon, a new promo just popped up on YouTube. Somewhere out there, a PR intern is about to have a very, very bad day.


Activists Want To Use Balloons To Airlift The Interview Into North Korea

Last year, an Atlantic article introduced us to an activist group run by a former North Korean who now uses balloons to airlift information and technology into into the tightly-controlled country. Now, its members want to use their balloons to tote in copies of The Interview, Sony’s beleaguered comedy about Kim Jong-un.


North Korea: No, We Didn't Hack Sony

Despite rumours that Sony Pictures would officially blame North Korea for the recent hack that exposed everything from its payroll to its employees medical records to unreleased scripts, a North Korean diplomat now says his country didn’t do it. The New York-based official says it’s just “another fabrication targeting the country”.


7 Bizarrely Fascinating Videos From A North Korean Travel Agency

It’s hard not to feel a sense of simultaneous discomfort and awe while watching the fascinatingly bizarre YouTube channel of Koryo Tours, a Beijing-based travel agency specialising in trips to North Korea.


North Korea Says It's Manufacturing Smartphones With 'High Pixels'

North Korea is known for a lot of things: propaganda, prison camps, starving citizens. Manufacturing high-end electronics is not one of them. But who says a totalitarian dictator can’t dream?


This Is Probably The First Instagram Of North Korea

Kim Jong-un’s hip, young reign over North Korea continues today as mobile operator Koryolink officially turns on its data services, opening the gate to social apps like Instagram, Foursquare and Twitter.


Can You Identify Kim Jong-Un's Phone?

This picture was recently released by North Korea’s state media, and it shows Kim Jong-un holding a meeting with his security advisers just last week. It also shows Kim’s phone close at hand — but can you help us work out exactly what it is?


Eric Schmidt Actually Landed In North Korea... Now What?

Despite the US State Department essentially saying that the Google chairman’s North Korean jaunt would be a horrible idea of which they want absolutely no part, this morning, Eric Schmidt landed in North Korea with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson in tow.


How 4Chan Made Kim Jong-un Time's Man Of The Year

Kim Jong-un invented time travel, cured cancer, cloned a woolly mammoth and became the first male human to give birth, which is exactly why he’s Time‘s 2012 man of the year. Wait, that’s the North Korean version of the story. In reality, 4Chan just manipulated the vote.


North Korean Archaeologists Claim To Discover Ancient Unicorn Lair

Archaeologists of the History Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences in North Korea claim they have found “a lair of the unicorn rode by King Tongmyong”. Yes, folks. A unicorn. The unicorn that their King used to ride back in the day.