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Can the film industry learn from the music industry to stop piracy?

James O'Malley Movies, Online TV, Skeptech 2 Comments

Over the weekend we heard the news that Sony Pictures has been hacked by a group known as "GOP" (who aren't the same people as the US Republican "Grand Old Party", presumably). GOP claims to have stolen many of Sony's "secrets", including copies of films that haven't been released, or at least released outside of…

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Is Sony planning a 12″ tablet?

James O'Malley Android, Gadgets, Sony, Tablet 1 Comment

The notoriously unreliable Taiwan Digitimes is reporting that Sony could be planning a 12" tablet. Hmm. According to the short report: "Sony Mobile Communications will launch a 12-inch tablet in the first quarter of 2015. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second quarters, according to Taiwan-based supply…

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Carphone Warehouse takes pre-orders for Sony Experia Z3

Chris Price Mobile phones, Smartphones, Sony Leave a Comment

It isn't all about the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus you know! There are other smartphones out there that are being eagerly anticipated including the new Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact devices. Now available to pre-order from Carphone Warehouse,  the mobile retailer will be stocking the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact handset exclusively in green (see…

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Sony SmartWatch 3 rumoured to not run Android Wear

James O'Malley Android, Smartwatches, Wearables Leave a Comment

Rumour has it that Sony's planned SmartWatch 3 won't run Android Wear, and will instead stick with Sony's own proprietary platform. According to VR Zone, the watch will also support wireless charging (so no need to plug in) and though it will connect to your phone via bluetooth like most other smartwatches, it will also…

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Microsoft loses $400m on Xbox One

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, PlayStation 4, Sony, Video games, Xbox One 2 Comments

In news that will no doubt please Sony, Microsoft - which spent $2.1 billion producing and marketing the Xbox One - has reported a loss of $400 million (£238m) since launching the console in November last year. The Independent reports that the news comes from Microsoft’s annual earnings report for 2014, and shows the loss…

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