Good Night, Sony Dream Machine

Good Night, Sony Dream Machine

The Sony Dream Machine isn’t an iconic, distinctive product like the iMac or the Dyson bladeless fan. It is, however, ubiquitous: if you’ve never owned at least one, you’ve surely stayed in a hotel or guest room equipped with one. They’ve been on the market for 30 years or so, and have come equipped with FM dials, tape decks, CD players, and iPod docks. Now Sony is discontinuing the long-lived, diverse brand with the evocative and ironic name. [More]

93,000 PSN Accounts Suspended After Latest Attack

93,000 PSN Accounts Suspended After Latest Attack

PlayStation announced they’ve suspended 93,000 PSN accounts after the latest attack against their network. [More]

Big Sony Bravia TV Fire Recall Is Only In Japan, But US Models May Be Affected

Big Sony Bravia TV Fire Recall Is Only In Japan, But US Models May Be Affected

Headlines are blaring about the 1.6 million 40″ Sony Bravia TVs getting recalled for fire and smoke risk, but they’re overlooking a key fact. The recalled models were only sold in Japan. No recall has been issued in America. However, there are 400,000 models that were sold in the US that contain the same component that prompted the Japan recall. Here are the Sony Bravia TV model numbers you should check to see if you have. [More]

Sony Says All Future Sony Games Will Require Code To Play Online

Sony Says All Future Sony Games Will Require Code To Play Online

Out to swipe some profits from the used video game machine, some publishers have moved toward packing new games with codes that unlock online features and selling the codes to those who buy the games used. Sony is going all-in on the tactic, announcing all games it publishes, starting with next month’s Uncharted 3, will be stuck with online passes. [More]

Movie Theaters May Start Charging For 3-D Glasses

Movie Theaters May Start Charging For 3-D Glasses

In case you thought that part of that higher ticket price you pay for seeing a 3-D movie goes to pay for the glasses required to see the often poorly done, post-production 3-D effects, you’re mistaken. It’s the studios behind these big-budget cash-ins that have been footing the bill, but that could all change in the next year. [More]

Instead Of Fixing His Computer, Sony Sends Him 7 Other Customers' Broken Ones

Instead Of Fixing His Computer, Sony Sends Him 7 Other Customers' Broken Ones

A man was waiting for Sony to send him a box and a shipping label so he could send his laptop off for repair. Instead, he got sent broken computers from seven other Sony customers. [More]

Sony Changes PS3 Terms Of Service To Avoid Class-Action Lawsuits

Sony Changes PS3 Terms Of Service To Avoid Class-Action Lawsuits

When AT&T recently convinced the Supreme Court that a mandatory binding arbitration clause hidden deep in a customer’s terms of service contract was enough to keep said customer from joining a class-action lawsuit against the company, many of us predicted that a number of large companies would follow AT&T’s example, adding arbitration clauses to avoid expensive class actions. And it looks like Sony has opted to go that route. [More]

A Simple Way To Fix A Jammed PlayStation 3 Disc Drive

A Simple Way To Fix A Jammed PlayStation 3 Disc Drive

Devices with internal disc drives that suck and spit out your circular entertainment are fantastic until someone (let’s call her 2-year-old Emma) comes along and renders it (let’s call it a PS3) useless by stuffing it with multiple discs. No matter how much you curse at the device or pound on the eject button, the discs will stay stuck until you either send the console in for repair or work some magic. [More]

I Miss Sunday Ticket Football Games, Get Refund In Sony Online Store Credit

I Miss Sunday Ticket Football Games, Get Refund In Sony Online Store Credit

DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket To Go is a service for football fans who can’t have or don’t want a satellite dish bolted to the side of their house. It streams Sunday afternoon out-of-market football games to computers, mobile devices, and as of this week, to the Sony Playstation 3. At $340 for the season, it’s not cheap, but football fans love it anyway. The service’s Playstation debut on Sunday didn’t work all that well for most customers, and didn’t work for Edward at all. He called for a refund, which was issued, then canceled. Instead of a refund to his credit card, he and other users will receive a store credit. For $25. To the Playstation Network store. “As if that is somehow comparable!” he fumed to Consumerist. [More]

NFL Sunday Ticket Comes To PS3, Android Tablets

NFL Sunday Ticket Comes To PS3, Android Tablets

DirecTV is taking strides to open up its NFL Sunday Ticket package, which lets viewers watch games not televised in their home markets. This season, non-DirecTV subscribing PlayStation 3 owners can access the service through an app for $340. The package includes the RedZone channel, which switches through different games between plays throughout the day. [More]

Sony Has Been Trying To Fix My Laptop For 7 Months And Already Charged Me $1,000

Sony Has Been Trying To Fix My Laptop For 7 Months And Already Charged Me $1,000

John doesn’t exactly have much love in heart for the people at Sony right now. He spent thousands of dollars on a laptop that broke after only three months. Then, he says, someone at the Sony store did further damage — and passed the repair bill on to him, but the absolute last straw is that his laptop still hasn’t been fixed in almost eight months. [More]

EECB To Sony Turns Lemon Laptop Into New Laptop

EECB To Sony Turns Lemon Laptop Into New Laptop

Aaron’s Sony VAIO has failed a few times too many. He faithfully sent it back for repair or had a technician visit his home four times, believing Sony’s promise that the repairs would fix the issue. The last time, it failed during finals week at his college on the East Coast. Sony’s repair depot kept the machine for a month, yet the issue still wasn’t fixed for good. The laptop is now out of warranty, but Aaron had the law on his side. He launched an executive e-mail carpet bomb to some Sony contacts, copying Consumerist. The next day, he heard back from two different people at Sony, offering him a new machine comparable to the one that had failed him. [More]

Sony Extends Identity Theft Protection Offer For PlayStation Network Users Through july

Sony Extends Identity Theft Protection Offer For PlayStation Network Users Through july

To help calm the nerves of users whose personal information was swiped during the PlayStation Network outage, Sony offered a year of free identity theft protection through Debix’s AllClear ID PLUS program. The deadline to register was set to expire June 28, but Sony has extended it through the end of the day July 31. [More]

Sony Sends Technician To Your House To Break Your Computer

Sony Sends Technician To Your House To Break Your Computer

A functioning touchscreen is an important feature of a touchscreen computer. Yet the Sony VAIO desktop that Frank purchased at a Microsoft store and had shipped to his home on the other side of the country had a faulty touchscreen. Since he was on vacation when purchasing the computer, It was too late for a store return, so he had to deal with Sony. They very helpfully sent someone to his home to fix the computer, but the technician instead broke his VAIO even more, then didn’t show up for the return visit where he was supposed to actually fix the darn thing. [More]

Video Of 25,727 Passwords From The Sony Hack, One Per Frame

Video Of 25,727 Passwords From The Sony Hack, One Per Frame

Stare agog as all the the passwords released in the Sony LulzSec breach race past your eyes in this video. [More]

Sony Apparently Ends PSN Outage Welcome Back Offer A Day Early (Updated)

Sony Apparently Ends PSN Outage Welcome Back Offer A Day Early (Updated)

UPDATE: Sony has extended its welcome back program through 9 a.m. Tuesday. [More]

Netflix Stops Streaming Sony Movies Due To Temporary Starz Contract Snafu

Netflix Stops Streaming Sony Movies Due To Temporary Starz Contract Snafu

In case you were trying to watch Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo streaming on Netflix and you were denied, it’s because Netflix and Starz, the pay TV distributor for Sony, are having a “temporary contract issue.” [More]

HasSonyBeenHackedThisWeek.com Does What It Says

HasSonyBeenHackedThisWeek.com Does What It Says

With hit after hit coming on a regular basis it can be hard to keep track of whether Sony has been hacked this week or not, and it’s easy to tune out. Thankfully, a simple new service has stepped in to make it a lot easier to find out if Sony has been hacked recently. It’s called HasSonyBeenHackedThisWeek.com. [More]