Sony hack a 'practice run'

2014-12-19 13:40

The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids.

The Interview’s Kim Jong Un death scene leaked

2014-12-19 09:58

The climax scene of the Sony Pictures’ comedy film has been leaked after the studio suffered one of corporate America's worst-ever hacking incidents.

A timeline of how the Sony hack horror unfolded

2014-12-19 08:38

It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Stoned Seth Rogen reveals why Kim Jong Un was target of new film

2014-12-18 12:54

A few weeks ago, when a freshly stoned Seth Rogen sat down for a lunch interview about The Interview, the likelihood of trouble seemed remote.

Sony cancels The Interview after chilling threats

2014-12-18 07:41

Sony Pictures cancelled the release of a madcap comedy about North Korea that triggered chilling threats from hackers.

Sony hacking highlights cultural challenge

2014-12-15 11:33

Leaked e-mails reveal a cultural gulf between Japan's Sony and Hollywood subsidiary Sony Pictures Entertainment, highlighting the challenge of CEO Kazuo Hirai to turn around the money-losing company.

Sony: Our Xperia smartphone can swim

2014-12-10 09:36

Sony Mobile has won its appeal against an Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) decision that prohibited it from describing its Z1 phones as waterproof.


Technology journalist, Duncan Alfreds, joins us in studio and tells us what he thinks of the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. We even dunk the two devices in water! Watch.

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Sony Xperia Z1 ad doesn't hold water

2014-10-03 11:45

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled against Sony Mobile SA saying that it must withdraw the word "waterproof" regarding the Xperia Z1 smartphone.

Best SA tablet brand revealed

2014-09-09 12:10

The Target Group Index has announced the best tablet brand in South Africa.

Sony Z3 in SA before Christmas

2014-09-05 09:46

Sony has announced that the new range of Xperia Z3 devices will be launched in South Africa.

Sony sends SA man new smartphone to fix problem

2014-08-11 11:53

Sony has moved to assure South African customers that it is serious about after sales service with respect to its smartphones.

Sony looks to PlayStation Network to build future

2014-07-30 08:04

Sony is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10bn lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster - the PlayStation.

PlayStation makes a grab for home entertainment crown

2014-06-12 13:55

Sony's new-generation PlayStation 4 console has ramped up its winning momentum at international E3 video game show.

Microsoft, Sony battle for throne at E3

2014-06-08 21:16

Muscular new consoles from Microsoft and Sony are girding to battle for the throne of the video game industry at the E3 extravaganza set to kick off in Los Angeles.

Sony to kill PlayStation Portable

2014-06-03 11:01

Sony is pulling the plug on its hand-held PlayStation Portable video game machine after 10 years.

Sony to sell PlayStation in China

2014-05-26 09:11

Sony will bring its PlayStation consoles to China in joint ventures, says its Chinese partner, as the Japanese gaming giant seeks to tap a newly opened market.

Indie music gives YouTube ultimatum

2014-05-22 17:15

The independent music trade organisation has given YouTube 24 hours to withdraw threats over plans to launch a music streaming service.

Sony Music invests in Shazam

2014-05-15 11:58

Sony Music Entertainment, a unit of Sony, has invested in music-recognition application maker Shazam Entertainment, a source says.

PlayStation ramps play with 'sassy' games

2014-05-02 09:26

While major video game makers place sure bets on sequels to blockbuster titles, Sony is working with independent studios to bring sassy new titles to the PlayStation platform

Microsoft reports strong sales of XBox One

2014-04-18 08:44

Microsoft says it it has sold more than five million XBox One consoles since they were launched in November.

Sony issues battery-fire warning over Vaio laptops

2014-04-11 12:10

Sony has warned customers to stop using its new Vaio Fit 11A laptops due to an overheating battery problem that poses a fire risk.

SET and Sony Max showcase their exciting line-up

2014-04-05 12:00

Sony Entertainment Television (SET) and Sony Max revealed their line-up this week and we cannot wait to catch these shows.


A look at North Korea's cyber war capabilities

2014-12-18 15:11

The secretive country has been linked to the controversial Sony hack, but what capabilities does North Korea have when it comes to inflicting cyber attacks?

FBI leads cyber attack probe on Sony Pictures

2014-12-18 09:47

The FBI is leading the investigation on a cyber attack on Sony Pictures and that the U.S. government has offered the company support and assistance.

Sony hackers release chilling terror threat

2014-12-17 07:50

Hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks in their most chilling threat yet against Sony Pictures, warning cinema-goers not to see a film which has angered North Korea.

China censors loom large over Sony PlayStation

2014-12-11 10:03

Sony should fear China's censors almost as much as rival Microsoft as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console.

Sony hackers demand movie be blocked

2014-12-09 08:57

A group that claimed to be responsible for the massive computer hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment demanded that the company cancel the release of a movie.

An Avengers and Spider-Man crossover on the cards

2014-10-10 22:30

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures are reportedly in early talks to create a crossover movie featuring The Avengers and Spider-Man.

Z3, G3 - who will wear the crown?

2014-09-09 15:46

The LG G3 has been touted as contender for 2014 Phone of the Year, but the Sony Z3 shouldn't be discarded, according to user choices.

Sony Xperia Z2 mobile fun - review

2014-09-05 12:32

Sony wants you to think fun with the Xperia Z2 - billed as a waterproof smart device on sale in South Africa.

Apple shadow looms over Berlin gadget show

2014-09-02 07:53

Berlin's gigantic IFA consumer electronics fair opens with the shadow of Apple looming large, even if the US company traditionally snubs the event.

SA man battles to get Sony smartphone fixed

2014-08-07 13:05

A South African who bought a top-end smartphone is frustrated after the device malfunctioned and the service provider response was poor.

Sony smart watch stretches the game - review

2014-07-01 09:25

South Africans love technology and Sony is hoping that some of that love will extend to smart wearable technology.

Sony grabs for home entertainment crown

2014-06-12 09:21

Sony's new-generation PlayStation 4 console has ramped up its winning momentum at the international E3 video game show.

Sony back at top of after eight years

2014-06-08 12:16

Sony have topped worldwide sales of video game consoles for the first time in eight years, according to a report.

China could be a 'gold mine' for Sony - CEO

2014-05-26 19:56

The opening of the huge Chinese market could be a major boost for Sony's videogame business, says chief executive Kazuo Hirai.

Sony to start selling PlayStation in China

2014-05-26 07:29

Sony will bring its PlayStation consoles to China through two joint ventures, as the Japanese gaming giant seeks to tap a newly opened market.

PlayStation 4 leads jump in US console sales

2014-05-16 09:01

Sony's PlayStation 4 has led a surge in console sales that has lifted the US video game market.

Sony predicts net loss yet again

2014-05-14 11:53

Sony expects a net loss of ¥50bn for the current financial year due to restructuring costs, the Japanese electronics giant predicts an operating profit.

Sony warns of deeper loss on PC exit

2014-05-01 10:42

Sony says it will report a bigger-than-expected annual loss as the once-mighty firm undergoes a painful restructuring and exits the personal computer business.

Sony PlayStation 4 sales top seven million

2014-04-17 14:40

Sony says it has sold seven million PlayStation 4 worldwide since its launch in 2013 and admitted it can't make them fast enough.

Tech giants rush into original TV

2014-04-09 09:49

The battle of the tech giants is now moving into television, following the success of Netflix and a fresh push by Amazon in online video.

Sony to close 20 US retail stores

2014-02-27 17:00

Sony is closing 20 US retail stores as part of the streamlining of the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant.

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