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Sony, Spotify partnership expands music service to 41 countries

NEW YORK: Spotify hits the PlayStation 3 and 4 on Monday, with a new app adapted for large television screens. Sony says partnering with Spotify expands its music service to 41 countries, rather than the 19 available with Music Unlimited, and offers better tools for playlists and music discovery. PlayStation users have long been able to watch DVDs and stream ... Read More »

Disney steps in race: Disney to recreate its theme parks in head-mounted virtual reality displays to hit Facebook, Sony

SYDNEY: Disney has decided to recreate its theme parks in head-mounted virtual reality displays. Though the company’s Imagineering creative technical design lead Bei Yang didn’t explain how actually the showcasing of theme parks in head-mounted displays will work, he expressed his optimism for the potential possibility to work with both Disneyland and virtual re-creation of the land. Talking to Venture ... Read More »

Disney steps in race: Disney to recreate its theme parks in head-mounted virtual reality displays to hit Facebook, Sony

SYDNEY: Disney has decided to recreate its theme parks in head-mounted virtual reality displays. Though the company’s Imagineering creative technical design lead Bei Yang didn’t explain how actually the showcasing of theme parks in head-mounted displays will work, he expressed his optimism for the potential possibility to work with both Disneyland and virtual re-creation of the land. Talking to Venture ... Read More »

Sony, Microsoft decide to launch mid-range smartphones at Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona

LONDON: Both Sony and Microsoft have decided to launch mid-range smartphones at the Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona. Microsoft indicated it would wait until the release of Windows 10 to announce a new flagship, despite its high-end Lumia 930 dating back to April 2014. Sony’s Xperia Z3 is less old, having launched in September. But the firm had ... Read More »

Sony, Spotify ready to improve PlayStation Music in partnership

TOKYO: Sony and Spotify revealed a new partnership to improve and help the music to be found by gamers around the world. Called PlayStation Music, the service will let users import their Spotify settings into their PlayStations (versions 3 and 4), adding music to their gaming experience. In addition to traditional video game consoles, those with Xperia smartphones can also ... Read More »

Sony PlayStation celebration of 20th anniversary

TOKYO: The PlayStation starts in 1995 and now it is twenty years old. The console had entertained many gamers with its library of rich and varied video games; from Naughty Dog’s “Crash Bandicoot” series to “Final Fantasy VII” by Square Enix then called Square Soft, the console was a massive success. The console even managed to garner a few more ... Read More »

Philips, Sharp, Sony to run Android TV as Google’s effort to get foothold in living room pays off

CALIFORNIA: Google’s years-long effort to get a foothold in the living room is conclusively paying off. The search pioneer has promulgated that TVs from Sharp, Sony and TP Vision (aka Philips) will all run Android TV when they arrive this spring. Both Sharp and Sony will have multiple 4K models utilizing the cyber world-savvy software, and every single Philips set ... Read More »

Sony to delay sales of PlayStation 4 gaming console in China

JAPAN: Sony will delay sales of the PlayStation 4 gaming console in China, originally scheduled for Jan. 11, due to “various factors”, according to a statement. Sony Computer Entertainment said in the statement that a new sale date had not yet been determined. Prolonged negotiations with Chinese authorities were part of the reason for the delay, a company source in ... Read More »

Sony offers discounts to gamers after PlayStation hack on Christmas Day

TORONTO – Following the Christmas Day cyber-attack that took PlayStation’s network offline for days, Sony is endeavoring to make good with gamers by offering a five-day extension on PlayStation Plus memberships. “Since access to PlayStation Network was impacted during the holidays, we wanted to show our appreciation for your patience by offering all PlayStation Plus members that had an active ... Read More »

Sony’s ‘The Interview’ now available on iTunes

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc verbalized its iTunes store is now carrying Sony Corp’s “The Interview”, the film that vexed North Korea and triggered a cyberattack against the studio. The movie, steeped in gross-out humor depicting the travails of two journalists who get enlisted to assassinate North Korea bellwether Kim Jong UN, costs $14.99 to buy and $5.99 to rent on ... Read More »

Samsung smart TVs join Sony to start playstation games in 2015

LONDON: Samsung joined Sony to get the playstation Now service to select range of its smart TVs in 2015 that allow you to enjoy Playstation games without the actual PlayStation gaming comfort, although you ‘ll need to buy a Sony Dualshock controller. PlayStation Now on Samsung TVs will be available as an app that can be accessed through the company’s ... Read More »

Sony to release The Interview after Christmas

NEW YORK: Sony company has delayed release of The Interview. Now the company will release it after Christmas Day, said Attorney David Boies. The entertainment company had originally pulled the comedy film starring actors James Franco and Seth Rogen, when terrorist threats were made against theatre chains that chose to play the film, reported US magazine. The Sony hack was ... Read More »

American Entertainment Lions Gate tried to meet Hirai to discuss merger with Sony

TOKYO: Lions Gate Entertainment Movie maker Corporation executives last summer tried to meet with Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo Hirai to discuss a possible merger or acquisition, according to emails found in documents stolen by hackers. An investor Daniel Loeb was pushing Sony to partially spin off its entertainment business told Sony Corp of America President Nicole Seligman that Lions Gate ... Read More »

LG to use quantum-dot technology to make TV images more lifelike

GEORGIA: A new kind of display is about to make TV images appear even more lifelike. LG will show off a TV based on quantum-dot technology at CES 2015 in January, and the company also plans to start selling it later that year. LG has promulgated that next year, it will have an incipient set of 4K TVs to slot ... Read More »

FBI warns of destructive malware after attack on Sony

TORONTO: The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a secret five-page “flash” warning to US businesses late Monday of cyber attacks which use “destructive malware” to wipe data and may be impossible to recover. The report also said the malware has the power to shut down computer networks.  This malware has the capability to overwrite a victim host’s master boot record ... Read More »

Sony unveils Internet cable service Vue through PlayStation consoles

YORK HAMPSHIRE: Trying to gain an edge, Sony recently unveiled an Internet cable service called Vue, which would be accessible through PlayStation consoles instead of a cable box. The company is struggling. Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion in the current fiscal year, largely due to losses in the highly competitive smartphone industry. Depending on how old you ... Read More »

Sony plans to sell 12,300 honoring machines on 20th birthday of PS4

TOKYO: Its 20 years since the small, grey original PlayStation develop into the world and Sony, apparently aware that we might miss it, has launched a PS4 that looks like the original console.The machine was released in Japan on December 3, 1994, before coming to North America and Europe about nine months later. It will sell 12,300 of the honoring ... Read More »

FBI strictly warns cyberattacks after Sony hack

WASHINGTON D.C: Sony is just the first slight party in a wave of destructive cyberattacks. The Federal Bureau Investigate warned U.S. companies that might be hit by a damaging cyberattack that could remove their computers. The warning does not mention the immense hack that took down Sony’s computer systems last week. The resulted in the leak of some of the ... Read More »

Sony hires FireEye mandiant to resolve internal security infringe

CALIFORNIA:Sony tap Mandiant security firm  to help for clean up after so far another destructive cyber attack. The electronics giant was dealing with the result of network interruption, and as a result, was forced to shut down Sony Pictures Entertainment computer systems. FireEye’s Mandiant forensic squad, with the combination of US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is assisting with the ... Read More »

Sony unveils E-Paper Smartwatch experiment

TOKYO: Sony unveils the Fes Watch running on an e-paper display and new device offers a substitute to LCD displays on smartwatches. Sony has tried to keep the announcement low key, starting with a crowd funding effort in Japan, which raised $30,000. Sony said that they used the spinoff company to guess real interest in this type of product. Crowdfunding ... Read More »