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Report: Sony Hackers Used A Zero Day Vulnerability To Break In

That hackers really messed up Sony’s shit is indisputable, but how they did it (and also who they were) is still up in the air. A Recode report sheds some light on the former, though; access was apparently gained through a Zero Day vulnerability, a previously unknown hole that could very well have been for sale on the black market.


The NSA Saw Signs That The Sony Hacks Were Coming

When the FBI blamed North Korea for the Sony Pictures hacks, some wondered how that finding had been made so quickly. Now, new interviews and documents reveal that the NSA had tapped into North Korean networks years before the attacks and saw indications that such an attack may be imminent.



Don't Buy What Neil Young Is Selling

Neil Young’s “high resolution” PonoPlayer goes on sale for $US400 today. You shouldn’t buy it. The recalcitrant rocker isn’t wrong for wanting to reclaim audio quality in the digital age, but in the service of that goal he’s peddling junk science, and supporting expensive gear and music files you don’t need.


A Trailer For The Interview, As Directed By Kim Jong-Un

Video: The Interview, the most talked-about crap movie of 2014, was not very flattering to North Korea’s leader. Actually, it showed his head going pop. But what would happen if the film were directed by the DPRK’s glorious leader, rather than those American fascists?


Sony Smart B-Trainer: A Walkman That Tracks Your Every Move

Sony’s showing off a new sports and training headset prototype that’s basically the waterproof, head-mounted Walkman the company’s been trying to sell for a few years crammed with a heartrate monitor, GPS radio, and an accelerometer for counting your steps.


Sony At CES 2015: 4K, 4K, And More 4K (Oh, And Hi-Res Audio Too)

In its big, glitzy press conference yesterday, Sony was all about the 4K. 4K camcorders, 4K action cams, 4K professional video production — for movies and TV — and, more than anything else, 4K TVs. That and super-high-quality audio, marking a continuation of the company’s big shift to make properly premium tech gadgets again.


Can 4K Make Camcorders Worth Buying Again?

Remember camcorders? They were those things you shot crappy video of your friends and family with, back before every phone and still camera on Earth gained the ability to shoot decent high-definition video. This year, they’re trying to ride 4K all the way to a comeback.


Sony Symphonic Light Speaker Reproduces Music Through Glass, Like Magic

Sony is showcasing its latest connected gadget, but it’s not just another piece of plastic. It’s a speaker, but it has no traditional drive units. It’s a lantern that plays music through glass. Sony calls it the Symphonic Light Speaker.


Sony's Action Cam Update Bites At GoPro's Heels With 4K Recording

Action cams have been catching the winds of 4K video since last year, with GoPro’s Hero 4 Black and DJI’s Inspire camera both offering ultra-high resolution options. Sony’s Action Cam will not be left behind with their newly announced model, the X100V. This thing sports 4K deliciousness of its own.


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