The Digest: New details on Sony hack… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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FBI Director Comey reveals new details on the Sony hack | The Verge

“Speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Manhattan, FBI director James Comey went into more detail about how the FBI determined North Korea was behind the recent digital attacks on Sony Pictures, which culminated in the partially canceled release of The Interview. According to Comey, the Guardians of Peace ‘got sloppy’ when masking their IP addresses, allowing FBI researchers to determine that emails and other messages to Sony employees were originating from internet connections used exclusively by North Korea”

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Barking mad? A ‘smartphone’ for dogs | The Telegraph

“Wearable technology is coming to the pet market with a smart collar for dogs to keep them and their owners connected. Motorola has unveiled the Scout 5000, effectively a smartphone for dogs that can stream video of what pooches are up, track their location, monitor their health through footsteps taken and even allow owners to speak to their hounds.”

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YouTube will soon support 360-degree video uploads | Gizmodo

“Look out YouTube fans: soon, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in videos that go all the way around. Google has just confirmed to Gizmodo that it will be adding native support for 360-degree videos to its streaming video service.”

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How Sony’s PS4 came to dominate the market | Tech Gen Mag

“As of January 2015, Sony has sold more than 18.5 million units of its PlayStation 4 game console worldwide. Released in November of 2013, Sony’s PS4 quickly established itself as the fastest selling console of all time, outpacing previous highest-selling consoles such as the PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo Wii. After enduring slightly troubled consumer waters with its PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, Sony’s PS4 is a hit few had expected.”

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iPhone 6 sales boost Apple’s smartphone OS market share | MacWorld

“The launch of the iPhone 6 helped Apple increase its share of the smartphone OS market in eight countries, according to a report from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. For the three months ending in November 2014, iOS’s market share grew in the US, Germany, the UK, China, France, Australia, Italy and Spain. Sales were weaker in only one of the surveyed countries, Japan, where Apple’s share fell by 15.3 percentage points.”

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Stuart O’Connor