Sony Hackers Used a Zero Day Vulnerability to Break In

That hackers really messed up Sony's shit is indisputable, but how they did it (and also who they were) is still up in the air. A Recode report sheds some light on the former, though; access was apparently gained through a Zero Day vulnerability, a previously unknown hole that could very well have been for sale on the… » 1/20/15 10:24am 1/20/15 10:24am

I Tried Sony's Do-It-Yourself Google Glass

Wearable computers are the hot trend in technology, and the holy grail for any electronics company is augmenting your vision with crazy computer glasses. Google started it, Microsoft's allegedly working on it, and Sony's got one too—fashion be damned. But at least Sony's new cyborg eye can attach to your existing… » 1/05/15 8:30pm 1/05/15 8:30pm

Sony's Kaz Hirai on Hack: It's About Freedom Of Speech

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai started off his CES keynote by addressing the elephant in the room: how Sony is holding up after the giant hack that brought the company to its knees. "We were the victim of one of the most vicious and malicious cyberattacks in history," he said, but was classy enough not to dwell on that point. He… » 1/05/15 8:16pm 1/05/15 8:16pm

Sony's Action Cam Update Bites At GoPro's Heels With 4K Recording

Action cams have been catching the winds of 4K video since last year, with GoPro's Hero 4 Black and DJI's Inspire camera both offering ultra-high resolution options. Sony's Action Cam will not be left behind with their newly announced model, the X100V. This thing sports 4K deliciousness of its own. » 1/05/15 8:00pm 1/05/15 8:00pm

'We Do Apologize': Life At Sony Customer Service During The PSN Attack

A few days ago, I got an e-mail from someone who said he was a customer service agent for PlayStation. He asked me—and, really, all of Kotaku's readers—to cut Sony a little slack in the wake of a DDoS attack that took the PlayStation Network down for several days. Have some sympathy for the people who work there, he… » 1/05/15 5:23pm 1/05/15 5:23pm

It Looks Like Netflix Is Cracking Down On VPN 'Pirating' 

It's one of the internet's open secrets that if you don't live in the US, but wish you did because of the better Netflix offerings, you can use any number of Chrome extensions or VPNs to get around the geo-blocker. However, it looks like the free ride might be coming to an end, as Netflix is starting to crack down on… » 1/03/15 3:35pm 1/03/15 3:35pm

Sony Is Giving PSN Users Gifts To Make Up For The Hacking

Over Christmas, the self-styled group of lulz-seeking lowlifes known as the Lizard Squad DDoSed the shit out of PSN and Xbox Live, ruining Christmas for untold numbers of 8-year-olds, and by extension their parents. Law enforcement is slowly but surely bringing them to justice, but now Sony is also trying to make… » 1/03/15 9:34am 1/03/15 9:34am