Dish Says Sony’s Streaming Service Will Be Real Substitute For Cable

Dish Says Sony’s Streaming Service Will Be Real Substitute For Cable

Just a few weeks ago, Dish launched its Sling TV streaming service which some hailed as a cord-cutter’s dream, but which is honestly more targeted at people who want only the most basic cable TV access without having to deal with cable companies. Dish’s founder (and soon-to-return CEO) recognizes Sling’s limits and says that Sony’s forthcoming streaming service is likely to be the real marketplace disruptor. [More]

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Sony Isn’t Sure People Want To Pay $160 For A Quieter Memory Card, Is Going To Sell’em Anyway

Don’t you just hate all that noise your memory cards make? No? Then you probably aren’t going to want to buy Sony’s new $160 memory cards, which the company brags offers “Premium Sound” that generates less electrical noise when reading data. [More]

The dream of having all the Marvel heroes in the same film universe is getting closer to a reality, though Fox still controls the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises. (Michael Saechang)

Sony Realizes There’s Money To Be Made In Sharing Spider-Man With Rest Of Marvel Universe

While Disney-owned Marvel Studios has Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and The Avengers to play with, one marquee Marvel character, Spider-Man, is controlled by Sony, which hasn’t been eager to share its lucrative toy with others. But Sony is apparently in a more generous mood after seeing a string of Marvel movies make boffo box-office returns and is willing to let their web-slinging superhero play with his pals. [More]

Report: Russians (Not Just North Korea) Behind Sony Data Hack, Are Still Doing It Right Now

Report: Russians (Not Just North Korea) Behind Sony Data Hack, Are Still Doing It Right Now


The hack into Sony Pictures was big news late last year, but that was last year. They figured out who did it, fixed the problem, and moved on, right? Wrong, says one analyst firm: not only did Sony finger the wrong bad guys, but the hack is still going on to this day. [More]

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Sony Ditches Its Streaming Music Service, Teams With Spotify For Playstation Music

If at first you don’t succeed, try again using someone else’s system: Sony is pulling the plug on its current streaming music offering, Music Unlimited, and hitching its wagon to Spotify’s star with a new partnership for PlayStation. [More]

Are Any Of The New 4K TVs Worth Blowing Your Paycheck On?

Are Any Of The New 4K TVs Worth Blowing Your Paycheck On?

Make no bones about it — 4K TVs are going to become the standard for new televisions very quickly. But is there enough content to justify making the leap now? [More]

Speaker-Lamps, 4K Action Cams, The Next-Gen Walkman & Other Highlights Of Sony’s New Product Line

Speaker-Lamps, 4K Action Cams, The Next-Gen Walkman & Other Highlights Of Sony’s New Product Line

It wasn’t all just super-skinny TV sets at the Sony press conference that has been closing out Press Day at International CES for years. The company makes a lot of stuff, and it highlighted a wide range of new products for the coming year and beyond. [More]

Just How Thin Is Sony’s New Crazy-Skinny TV?

Just How Thin Is Sony’s New Crazy-Skinny TV?

I remember when I bought my first widescreen HDTV in 2001. It cost about a month’s pay was deeper than it was wide and weighed about 200 pounds. And it was only a 38″ screen. Thirteen years later, I’m at International CES staring at a much wider TV that is skinnier than a smartphone. [More]

Sony’s PlayStation Now Netflix-Style Game Streaming Rental Subscription Service To Launch Jan. 13

Sony’s PlayStation Now Netflix-Style Game Streaming Rental Subscription Service To Launch Jan. 13

It’s been a full year since Sony announced their Playstation Now streaming game service at last year’s CES. The streaming, cloud-based, Netflix-style solution to keeping old video games available on newer hardware seemed like a great idea, but details (and access) were slow to materialize. [More]

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Sony Offers Membership Extension, 10% Store Discount In Wake Of PlayStation Network Outage

A week after gamers on Sony’s PlayStation Network were stuck battling connectivity issues for days, the company is now trying to make peace for by offering a five-day extension for PlayStation Plus members, as well as a 10% off discount code for all PSN members as a “thank you.” [More]

2014: By The Numbers

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2014 was a record-setting year in an enormous variety of ways, both good and bad. As we wrap up and head into 2015, here’s a look at what happened, and what we learned, in the 2014 that was. [More]

Sony Extends PlayStation Store Sales While Still Experiencing Connectivity Issues

Sony Extends PlayStation Store Sales While Still Experiencing Connectivity Issues

If you have a Sony PlayStation, you’re no doubt aware that the PlayStation Network went down for several days during the Christmas holiday and is still apparently experiencing problems. While the company isn’t yet offering any free stuff or reimbursing PlayStation Plus members for the downtime, it is extending a pair of sales in response to the incident. [More]

Sony Releasing “The Interview” Online Today For $6

Sony Releasing “The Interview” Online Today For $6

The saga of the The Interview may finally be coming to an end, with Sony deciding to release the film for rental and purchase through multiple online outlets a day earlier than it had originally planned to put it in theaters. [More]

Sony’s PlayStation Now Coming To Samsung Smart TVs

Sony’s PlayStation Now Coming To Samsung Smart TVs

Nearly a year ago at CES 2014, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai announced PlayStation Now, a cloud-based gaming service that would lets users access PlayStation 3 games without requiring a PS3. The service has thus far been available only on Sony devices, but the company confirmed today that it will bring PS Now to Samsung Smart TVs at some point in 2015. [More]

“The Interview” Will Actually Get A Limited Christmas Day Release

“The Interview” Will Actually Get A Limited Christmas Day Release

Take that, terrorists who may or may not be backed by the government of North Korea! Sony has confirmed today that it will go ahead with the Christmas Day release of The Interview but only at a small number of theaters. [More]

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Sony To Twitter: Stop User From Publishing Stolen Files Or We’ll Sue

A week after Sony told reporters to stop doing their job of reporting on the contents stolen in the massive Sony data breach, the company is threatening to sue Twitter unless it stops users from sharing files that have been leaked. [More]

The North Korean government has been openly critical of the upcoming Sony-distributed comedy The Interview, in which James Franco and Seth Rogen are tasked with assassinating Kim Jong-Un.

Sony Says ‘The Interview’ Will Be Distributed Somehow — George RR Martin Says “Let Me Show It”

The fallout continues from Sony’s decision to pull The Interview following threats from hackers with alleged ties to North Korea. Over the weekend, a lawyer for the entertainment giant said the movie will eventually be distributed but no one is saying just how this could happen. [More]

Obama: Sony “Made A Mistake” Pulling ‘The Interview’ From Theaters

Obama: Sony “Made A Mistake” Pulling ‘The Interview’ From Theaters

The FBI announced today, and President Obama confirmed during a press conference, that North Korea is indeed behind the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. The President expressed his sympathy for Sony employees, but gave voice to what many in the United States are thinking: that hacks are inevitable, and in pulling their movie, Sony did the wrong thing. [More]