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NKorea says new US sanctions a hostile policy

NKorea says new US sanctions a hostile policy

North Korea on Sunday slammed fresh US sanctions against it, calling them hostile and repressive policies by Washington. US President Barack Obama issued an executive order authorising expanded sanctions against North Korea in the wake of the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which Washington blamed on Pyongyang. "The policy persistently pursued by the US to...

The Interview makes $15m in online release

The Interview makes $15m in online release

Controversial Sony film The Interview has become the number one online movie ever released by the studio just four days after its release on 24 December. The film raked in over $15m (£9.6m) and was downloaded more than two million times as of 27 December. The film, about a fictional American plot to kill North...

Xbox, PlayStation tackle cyber attacks

Xbox, PlayStation tackle cyber attacks

Microsoft and Sony have been working to restore internet platforms for their Xbox and PlayStation gamers' consoles. Attacks disabled the online services on Christmas Day, making it difficult for users to log on. A message on the Xbox status page on Friday said that its live core services were "limited". Meanwhile, PlayStation network remained offline,...

Obama hails The Interview screenings

Obama hails The Interview screenings

US President Barack Obama has welcomed a decision by Sony to screen a comedy about North Korea in some US cinemas. Sony initially pulled the film following a cyber-attack and threats against cinemas, but reversed that decision in the face of criticism. The US has accused North Korea of being behind the cyber-attack. The film is...

Sony 'will not drop' NKorea film The Interview

Sony 'will not drop' NKorea film The Interview

Sony Pictures says it is looking at different ways to release the film satire the Interview, after scrapping its opening following a cyber-attack blamed on North Korea. It said it had only cancelled the film's Christmas Day release after cinemas pulled out.

Google unveils smartphone with 3D sensors

Google unveils smartphone with 3D sensors

Google has unveiled a prototype smartphone with "customised hardware and software" that enables it to create 3D maps of a user's surroundings. The device's sensors allow it make over 250,000 3D measurements every second and update its position in real-time. Google said potential applications may include indoor mapping, helping the visually-impaired navigate unfamiliar indoor places...

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