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# Sony

All time
# Snap Snap
10 stunning photos from Sony World Photography Awards' Open competition
The categories include Natural World, Portraiture, Landscape and Architecture.
# Ballyvourney
The world's best photographs have been announced - and a shot of Ireland is part of the winning entry
British photographer Alys Tomlinson won Photographer of the Year at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.
# Game of Thrones
Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data
They’ve threatened to upload entire series and sensitive proprietary files.
# a picture paints...
Wars, brothels and passionate love: Images from some of the best photographers in the world
Irish photographer Ivor Prickett is among those shortlisted for a Sony World Photography award.
# we can work it out
Paul McCartney is suing Sony to get the rights to Beatles songs back
Duran Duran lost a similar case in December.
# suspicious messages
Britney Spears claimed to be dead in suspected 'hack' of Sony Twitter account
A Bob Dylan account also tweeted that Spears was dead.
# smartphone
Sony has a new smartphone range, but does X mark the spot?
The Xperia gets a new range of smartphones, but is the X the beginning of something new and better?
# eyeful
The simple contact lens could be the next place for your camera
The latest patent awarded to Sony describes a contact lens that can take photos by recognising deliberate blinks.
# Court Case
Taylor Swift donates $250k to help Kesha's 'financial needs'
A judge refused to end the singer’s six-album contract with Sony.
# tech review
Sony's Xperia Z5 Compact is the best sub-5-inch screen smartphone around
The mid-range series has been a highlight in Sony’s smartphone portfolio, and it’s still going strong.
# Will Smith
Sony deny that new movie was changed to keep the NFL happy
Leaked emails appeared to show some of the script was softened.
# prototype
This is the Nintendo PlayStation that never saw the light of day
Both Sony and Nintendo had a partnership during the early 90s, but disagreements over licensing saw them go their separate ways.
# fundraiser
Sony wants to raise €3.2 billion so your phone can take better pictures
The company hopes to return to long-term profit by boosting its production on image sensors for smartphone and digital cameras.
# fan favourites
Sony surprised everyone at E3 with two blasts from the past
And it only took 18 years for one to become a reality.
# James Bond
This is how much Sony offered Daniel Craig just to hold its new phone
But the star resisted because Bond ‘only uses the best’.
# finding your roots
Ben Affleck wanted to hide his slave-owning ancestor from documentary
It was for a show about his family’s past.
# Wikileaks
Here's what the leaked Sony Pictures emails reveal about Irish actors
And directors. And authors. And TV shows.
# Data dump
Wikileaks has published thousands of leaked Sony emails
And it’s all in a searchable archive. Handy.
# pick of the bunch
Some great smartphones were announced this week, but what are they like?
All the big players revealed their latest editions at Mobile World Congress this week, and it’s quite a lineup.
# 2k display
Sony ditches the flagship (for now) to focus on creating a standout tablet*
*Also, it announced a mid-range smartphone, the M4 Aqua, to keep that business ticking along.
# eyesore
Is this weird Sony contraption better than Google Glass?
Yet they’re not exactly stylish, are they?
# Workout
Sony claims watching Whiplash burns 375 calories... same as a 2.5k jog!
It’s a physically exhausting movie.
North Korea made a schoolboy error when they hacked Sony, says FBI
The FBI says they “got sloppy” and sometimes didn’t block their IP addresses.
# all eyes on kim
Sony hacks were 'extortionist efforts by criminals who attacked us': CEO
But the company’s boss didn’t make any mention of North Korea in his first public comments about the cyber attacks.
# sliver lining
Playstation 4 gives Sony something to shout about as sales top 18.5 million
More than four million PS4 consoles were bought during the year-end holiday season, while game sales remained strong.
# tensions
North Korea is really unhappy with the US over those new sanctions
North Korea said the US is focused on ‘inveterate repugnancy and hostility’. Ouch.
# sweetener
Sony is hoping discounts and extensions will make up for PSN's Christmas outage
Playstation Network went down over the Christmas period after a group called Lizard Squad allegedly performed a cyberattack on it.
# North Korea
Hacking, war and talks with South Korea... Kim Jong Un gave a New Year's Day speech
A summit between the two countries has not been held since 2007.
# fun and games
Who was playing games in 2014? Half a billion people...
From virtual to reality, what do gamers look like in 2014?
# let the games begin
Sony's Playstation network is up again as the company admits it WAS attacked by hackers
No direct link is being made to the cyber attack over ‘The Interview’.
# Review 2014
A year in red and black ink: 2014's biggest winners and losers from world of business
There was no escaping Michael O’Leary, Irish Water or Apple’s world domination.
# kim kringle
Did Kim Dotcom save Xbox and Playstation users from a game-free Christmas?
A hacking group claimed responsibility for another attack on both the systems.
# don't believe the hype
So after all that hassle is The Interview actually any good?
The reviews are mixed to say the least.
# Pay Per View
The Interview can now be streamed on Youtube (with a little help from Ireland)
Payments for the US-only rental are being powered by Stripe.
# pr money can't buy
Sony is now going to release The Interview to "the largest possible audience"
Only 200-300 cinemas are, however, expected to show the film.
# Hacking
US to review North Korea terror status after Sony hack
President Barack Obama said the hacking incident was not an act of war.
# proposal
North Korea: 'We had nothing to do with the Sony attack'
Pyongyang warned the US of “grave consequences” if the proposal for the joint investigation was rejected.
Opinion: Sony has capitulated to terrorist demands – it will have a chilling effect on freedom of speech
Pretty much any nefarious tin-pot dictator can pay hackers to go do a job for them. Will the people of the free world just throw their hands up in surrender?
# the interview
Obama: 'We will respond' to North Korea hack
Sony said it still plans to release The Interview… but in a different format.
Cinemas now can't even show Team America: World Police