All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sony’

Margot Robbie Might Play Barbie In Live-Action Movie

Sony Pictures is rumored to be planning a live-action movie of everyone’s favorite doll, and Margot Robbie is said to be in the running to play Barbie. The news didn’t come from any official statement from Sony Studios or the producers, but from some of the 170,000 emails that were hacked from Sony’s servers and released on Wikileaks. The emails …

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Here Are the Best TVs for Netflix, According to Netflix

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this past January, Netflix unveiled a new program called Netflix Recommended TV, “to help consumers identify smart TVs that offer better performance, easier menu navigation and new features that improve the experience for Internet TV services.” Now, the independent smart TV evaluation program has just produced its first picks. Without further ado, these …

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Netflix Picks Up Series ‘The Get Down’ From Baz Luhrmann

Netflix announced that it has picked up a new television series called The Get Down from Sony Pictures Television and director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby), which will premiere exclusively on the streaming provider next year. Here’s the description: The one-hour, 13-episode drama from Sony Pictures Television will focus on 1970s New York City – …

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The Interview Has Made $31M Online, Still Won’t Break Even

If the metric of success for Sony regarding The Interview is recouping its money (which at this point it’s probably not), then the film will likely fall short. But by any other metric, the Seth Rogen/James Franco film has been a pretty big hit. Sony has announced that the film, which was released online on Christmas Eve, has since raked …

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CES: Sony’s New $1,100 Walkman Can Soon Be Yours (Complete With Outdated Android Jelly Bean)

Sony unveiled its new Walkman at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It will reportedly cost just north of $1,100. Seems pretty reasonable. Business Insider says Sony hasn’t set price for the device yet, but both The Verge and CBS News are reporting about $1,120. The Walkman NW-ZX2 is due out in the spring, and runs Android Jelly Bean, …

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‘The Interview’ Nabs $15M Online in First Weekend

Sony’s decision to release the now-controversial film The Interview online seems to have paid off – at least financially. According to the company, the film has already generated over $15 million in sales, having been downloaded or rented over two million times in the past few days. By comparison, it’s made about $3 million in theaters (though it did have …

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Sony Says It Will Release The Interview In Theaters

After all the chaos and controversy over the past couple weeks with regards to The Interview, Sony has now come out and announced it will indeed release the film in some theaters. It just won’t be getting the wide release it was originally expected to. Multiple outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter, are sharing a statement from Sony Entertainment chairman and …

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Sony Goes After Twitter For User Tweets About Hacked Emails

Sony appears to be trying to sue just about anybody it can, who as anything to do with sharing materials from its now famously hacked emails. This includes news organizations, Twitter users, and now Twitter. Vice’s Motherboard reports that it has obtained an email sent from Sony to Twitter, which Twitter confirmed as authentic. The publication reports: The letter—sent from …

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North Korea Denies Sony Hack, Makes Threats

The point of North Korea’s lengthy, rambling denial of involvement in the recent Sony hacks is pretty clear – but the way they get to that point is anything but. Per usual, broken English is the method of delivery for “The Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK”, which has released a statement of sorts re: Sony …

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‘The Interview’: NYC Comedians Plan a Live Read ‘in the Name of Free Speech’

Who knows when you’ll get to see The Interview? Last week Sony execs decided to cave to vague, terroristic threats and postpone the release of the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy indefinitely. According to reports, Sony was not alone in its cowardice. At this point nobody knows when the film, which was originally scheduled for a Christmas Day release, will see …

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Obama: Sony ‘Made a Mistake’ by Canceling The Interview

President Obama has officially weighed in on Sony’s decision to pull the new film The Interview, due to threats made by a hacker group which previously exposed company documents. “Sony’s a corporation. It suffered significant damage. There were threats against some of its employees,” he said “I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, …

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FBI: North Korea Responsible for Sony Hack

According to the FBI the November hack of Sony Pictures, which led to the leak of tons of company data as well as influenced the company’s recent decision to yank the film The Interview from theaters, was the work of North Korea. From the FBI: As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments …

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‘Team America: World Police’ Is Also Getting Yanked from Theaters

According to several theaters which had planned to screen the 2004 comedy Team America: World Police in lieu of the film The Interview, Paramount has put the kibosh on the whole thing. Texas regional theater group Alamo Drafthouse made headlines earlier when they announced a screening of the Trey Parker/Matt Stone film this Christmas to replace a screening of the …

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Theater to Show ‘Team America: World Police’ in Lieu of ‘The Interview’

While it’s still up in the air whether or not the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview will ever see a theatrical release, we do know that it won’t happen anytime soon. Since Sony pulled the plug on the film’s Christmas premiere due to vague threats from alleged Sony hackers, one regional theater is doing the next best thing to …

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FTC Doesn’t Like When You Ask Employees To Tweet Promotional Content Without Disclosure

Ad agencies may want to steer clear of asking employees to post positive messages about clients without disclosing their affiliation with campaigns. The Federal Trade Commission may not take too kindly to it. Last week, Sony Computer Entertainment America reached a settlement with the FTC over charges that it deceived consumers with false advertising claims about the “game changing” technological …

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Steve Jobs Movie Finds New Life at Universal

The Steve Jobs movie has life, as Universal Pictures has decided to pick up the recently-abandoned project. Last week, Sony Pictures abruptly ditched the high-profile film. It appeared that the company had become a bit frustrated with the project, which had been sitting in limbo watching an acting/directing carousel spin – despite having a completed script since January. Rumor had …

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Steve Jobs Movie Dropped by Sony But May Find Life Elsewhere

It appears that Sony, like the rest of us, are sick and tired of waiting for the newest Steve Jobs movie to get off the ground. According to Deadline, Sony Pictures just dumped the project. If you haven’t been following the talent drama surrounding the film, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography, here’s a brief explainer. The film …

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Android Wear Update Lets You Leave The Phone At Home

Google announced a new update for Android Wear, its wearables operating system, as well as a new watch from Sony. The update enables Android Wear support of watches with GPS sensors, which means you won’t have to have your phone close by to do things like track your route, distance, and speed or listen to music while you’re running or …

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Chromecast ‘Cast Screen’ Feature Now Supported By Sony Xperia Z3 Phones

In July, Google launched Android screen mirroring via Chromeast with the Chromecast app’s “Cast Screen” feature. It had previewed the feature, which automatically makes the Chromecast device roughly a billion times better, at Google I/O earlier in the summer. The feature launched, but it only supported certain devices. That list has now grown to include the Sony Xperia Z3 series. …

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Crackle’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 5 Gets Release Date

The fourth season only debuted in June, but Crackle has already announced the fifth season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – its flagship show, which features comedian Jerry Seinfeld driving around in cars and drinking coffee with other comedians. It will debut on November 6th. The last season included such stars as Aziz Ansari, Robert Klein, Sarah Jessica Parker, …

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Announced at IFA

As expected, this week’s IFA conference in Berlin has been host to many new smartphone announcements. Just like last year Sony used the conference as a chance to push its latest flagship smartphone. This year’s big Sony phone is the Xperia Z3, another waterproof smartphone with a 5.2″ display. Sony, however, is now diversifying its Xperia offerings in much the …

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Sony Makes $15M Settlement Over 2011 PSN Hack

In April of 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network was hit with an “external intrusion,” prompting a massive shutdown amid concerns that personal information – possibly even credit card info – had been compromised. Those fears were eventually confirmed, as Sony admitted to a data breach. The PlayStation Network was down for nearly a month, slowly coming back online in mid-May. A …

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Melissa Rauch To Star in Sony Pictures’ “The Bronze”

The Bronze is the latest movie to be picked up by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, and it just so happens to star Melissa Rauch from The Big Bang Theory. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie is an indie flick, and currently being shot in Ohio. The director, Bryan Buckley, is mostly know for his Super Bowl commercials. As for …

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Doc Savage Reboot: Shane Black Eyes Chris Hemsworth For Title Role

In the era of superhero movies, there comes a time for every hero to be played by a Hollywood actor. For Doc Savage that actor may very well be Chris Hemsworth. At the end of an article about director Shane Black’s involvement with a Predator reboot, the Hollywood Reporter softly broke the news that Black has met with Hemsworth to …

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Beats Headphones Banned at World Cup, But That’s Not All Bad from a Marketing Standpoint

You won’t see any stars wearing Beats by Dre headphones on the pitch or at press conferences during the 2014 World Cup, but that doesn’t mean that Beats aren’t enjoying a nice marketing opportunity. As Reuters reports, FIFA has banned the on-field use of Beats headphones, due to a licensing agreement with rival Sony. But Beats has the support of …

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Crackle’s ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’ Season 4 Gets Release Date

Crackle, Sony’s online video streaming service, announced that it’s getting the fourth season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee on June 19th. The show on Sony’s free service, which recently added Chromecast support, has featured guests like Louis CK, David Letterman, Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Chris Rock, and Seinfeld alumni Larry David, Jason Alexander, and Michael …

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Cassette Tape That Can Hold 185TB Revealed by Sony

The cassette tape has long been irrelevant in the consumer market, with the technology hanging on only in a few isolated hipster music circles. In storage media industry, however, cassettes have never really gone out of style. Magnetic tape is still one of the most reliable ways to archive large amounts of data, and the technology is still improving. Sony …

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Battlestar Galactica’s Sackhoff Voices EVE: Valkyrie

Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff is starring in CCP Games’ upcoming multiplayer virtual reality dogfighting shooter, EVE: Valkyrie, playing the role of Rán Kavik. Sackhoff’s Rán isn’t a playable character, but rather a voice that can be heard in the player’s ear, akin to Cortana in the Halo franchise. Commenting on the new game, Sackhoff said, “The first time I played …

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PS4 Games: Which Ones Are You Picking Up This Week?

PS4 games are not exactly a commodity at this point in time. Sony’s new console is less than six months old and it still only has a handful of games. That’s to be expected in a console’s first year on the market, but there’s a lot of quality content hitting the PS4 this week. The PlayStation Blog announced over the …

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Sony Has Sold 7 Million PS4s Since Launch

Sony has time and time again said that it’s having trouble keeping the PS4 on store shelves. It’s been that way since launch and the demand for the new console hasn’t died down since. It’s only been six months since the launch of the console and Sony has already hit another huge milestone. On Wednesday, Sony announced that it has …

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