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It's been nearly two years since since Sony got into the rootkit business. Not intentionally, but the DRM installed by Sony BMG CDs when you tried to play them on your PC had rootkit qualities. Not only that, but in a real-life example of the vulnerability, hackers used it to hack World of Warcraft.Unfortunately, it seems Sony did not learn... Read more...
It's amazing that there are still Sony batteries in the world left that have not been recalled.  Or at least, it seems that way.  Today Toshiba annunced its second recall of Sony batteries in a month. This time around, the Consumer Product Safety Commission says 1,400 of the lithium-ion batteries containing Sony-made cells sold with... Read more...
Sony’s PlayStation 3 has experienced a huge problem with sales ever since its release in late 2006. Just when things were starting to look up with the price cut on the PS3 and the widespread backing of Blu-ray technology, the PS3 has managed to get itself in a bind again. U.S. company Parallel Processing has filed a lawsuit against Sony on... Read more...
While Gordon Gekko (from the movie Wall Street) might have argued that greed is good, excessive amounts of it aren’t always conducive to effective business relationships.Enter Steve Jobs and Sony CEO Howard Stringer.  Both of them are running corporations that sell music, and it appears that friction has developed as a result.  Jobs called... Read more...
Sony has lowered the price of their Playstation gaming console by $100.  Or they'll sell you  a new model with an improved 80 GB drive at the old $ 599 price point. While Microsoft is busy going through the couch cushions looking for a billion dollars to fix all the Xbox 360s with the "Red Ring Of Death," this move will probably jumpstart... Read more...
The sweet spot is the point in the room, in between the speakers, in which the stereo effect is the richest. Many enthusiasts have gone to great efforts to find the perfect sweet spot, but most sound systems have very small sweet spots, which means that moving even a few centimeters away from it can drastically alter one’s experience. Sony... Read more...
The boys at Sony’s video game department have announced a loss of $1.91 billion in the year ended March 31. There are growing concerns among investors that continued losses in the game division may offset progress made by vigorous sales of the Sony Bravia – a popular brand of flat TVs. Today, Sony declared it would try to increase its capacity... Read more...
Sony has recently cut $100 off its BDP-S300 Blu-ray DVD player, which has fallen to an unprecedented price of $499, about half of what it cost six months ago at its introduction. The price cut comes in response to growing demand for new technology and lower production costs, according to Sony. However, Sony's rival Toshiba is asking less than... Read more...
Daily Mail has a story posted today regarding a breakthrough TV screen developed by Sony.  We've all been hearing about the possibility of super-thin flexible displays for a while now, but Sony just took another step closer to making them a reality in the marketplace... "The display combines Sony's... Read more...
If Microsoft can't battle Google, somebody has to step up right?  And in this corner, weighing in at a svelte $64 billion in annual sales - S O N Y !!! "Sony Corp. said on Thursday it will launch a video-sharing site in Japan on Friday, marking the electronics and entertainment firm's first step towards challenging Google Inc.'s YouTube... Read more...
Sony has smelled the coffee and is discontinuing the production of their  Playstation 3 Gaming  Console with the 20 GB  harddrive.  Their  60 GB models was the only version consumers were interested in anyway.  While some industry watchers have speculated that the 20 GB model's demise will lead to an earlier than planned price... Read more...
Sony has announced that they've discontinued production of the $500 20GB model of their Playstation 3 console, as had been rumored for a while now. With the Playstation 3 having fewer sales than the other next generation consoles in the past few months, demand for the 20GB model has been especially low. "My thoughts? The industry buzz had... Read more...
Sony announced recently that it will be offering stand-alone Blu-Ray players for as cheap as $599 with the coming release of the Sony BDP-S300 Blu-Ray player. Sony's first stand-alone Blu-Ray players debuted at prices just under $1000, so the price cut of $400 is definitely a major plus for those looking to add a... Read more...
Sony announced they've configured their latest televisions to play video from the internet, and many other video sources. Sony, which unveiled the plan at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, said the drive to marry Internet and other digital video with traditional devices was... Read more...
Sony's CELL Processor, which is used in the Playstation 3, is getting an update according to SPPnG.com, shrinking it down to a 65nm chip, operating at 6GHz at 1.3v. The new update would allow for better performance, and a cooler running system, though producing a "better" Playstation 3 could upset some current owners, and cause... Read more...
Phil Harrison of Sony was interviewed by MTV, and had a lot of interesting things to say about the PlayStation 3, and gaming in general. Harrison's not shy; he says the PS 3 architecture is so powerful, no one will ever use all the pixel horsepower it's packing. Ars technica has the skinny:... Read more...
Jenova Chen was a graduate student at USC. He wanted to design an immersive computer game that would appeal to people who don't generally consider themselves gamers. He got three indications that his game "flOw" was a great idea. First, it got 100,000 hits in a just a few weeks when posted online... Read more...
And the hits just keep coming for Sony.  On top of the whole battery fiasco, now the US Justice Department has subpoenaed information from Sony with regards to their SRAM business.  After several charges and fines in recent years regarding allegations of price fixing in the DRAM industry, the DOJ does not appear to be taking any... Read more...
Another day, another Sony battery recall.  Sony today announced that it would be recalling up to 300,000 of their Vaio laptop batteries under intense industry pressure. Sony initially stated it would not be recalling its batteries, however, it appears that is not the case.  Sony has joined an ever increasing list of laptop manufacturers... Read more...
Sharp has announced that it is recalling 28,000 Sony Lithium-Ion laptop batteries that could be prone to overheating and subsequent fire.  Sharp has stated that the affected batteries are from 7 different models.  Fujitsu has also expanded their recall to include 51,000 more batteries on top of the already 287,0000 they recalled... Read more...
With HD DVD and Blu-ray fighting much like VHS and Betamax in the 1980's, Sony is trying to win a previously lost war by releasing Blu-ray titles starting today with the release of Click, the highly popular Adam Sandler movie in released theaters earlier this year. "Sony has announced that Click, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,... Read more...
And the hits just keep on coming for Sony.  Hitachi has announced that they will be recalling 16,000 Sony made lithium-ion batteries.  Hitachi has joined an increasing list of computer manufactures over the past two months who have recalled batteries.  Apple, Dell, Fujitsu, Toshiba, IBM/Lenovo have all participated in recalls... Read more...
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