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Sony: PSN fully restored by end of this week
Sony announces full restoration of PSN services by the end of the week
Update: Vodafone Xperia Play shipment (probably not) stolen
Vodafone has announced its shipment of Xperia Play phones has been stolen.
Sony US CEO addresses PSN outage
The CEO of Sony USA apologises for the PSN security breach and assures PlayStation gamers that their online drought is about to end.
Sony security saga spreads to PC
The bad news continues for Sony as it's revealed today that the company's PC gaming component, Sony Online Entertainment, has also fallen foul of hackers, with the personal information of some 25 million users possibly stolen.
Sony begins restoration of PlayStation Network
Nearly two weeks after an internal intrusion brought the PlayStation Network to its knees, Sony begins the daunting task of restoring the network and convincing customers it's safe to return.
Sony sued over PSN breach
A US law firm takes action against Sony's inability to protect the sensitive data of its customers.
Sony unveils dual-screen tablet
Two Android 3.0-powered Sony tablets are due to be released before the end of the year.
Sony releases security breach FAQ
There's a very real possibility that every PlayStation Network and Qriocity user has had their personal details compromised, says Sony.
Govt launches small business promotion
Submit a business plan through www.business.govt.nz and be in to win a $60,000 prize package.
PSN outage: credit-card compromise "uncertain"
An ongoing outage for the PlayStation Network continues to prevent its users from accessing the online service, although a spokesperson for Sony Computer Entertainment hasn't yet ruled out the possibility of compromised credit-card details.
Rumour: Next Microsoft, Sony consoles due 2014
With rumours gathering steam that Nintendo's next console will release next year, industry sources claim that Sony and Microsoft have no plans to join the fray until two years later.
Sony launches new internet TV range
The 'idiot box' has become the smartest device in the house, says Sony of its latest IPTV-enabled Bravias.
inFamous 2 features user-generated levels
inFamous 2 takes a page from LittleBigPlanet's book and introduces user-generated missions that can be shared online. But Sucker Punch adds its own, unique twist to this special feature...
Sony launches iTunes rival in New Zealand
Sony has launched its snappily titled music streaming service - Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity - in New Zealand.
Sony to launch gaming tablet?
Engadget strikes again, this time lifting the lid on a PlayStation-Certified gaming tablet.
Ingram introduces Samsung notebooks to NZ
Korean manufacturer Samsung launches five notebooks into the New Zealand channel.
Sony to take cues from EA's Online Pass?
Evidence mounts that Sony is looking to monetise second-hand game sales by implementing a paid online access model similar to EA's Online Pass.
Mass Effect 2 announced for PS3
Yep, that's right. BioWare confirms a PS3 version for January 2011, a year after it came out on Xbox 360.
Review: Sony Walkman Nwz-W252
This one’s for the joggers out there: a hands-free mp3 player perfect for those who like to listen to music while they run but don’t want a bulky player either in their hands or bouncing around in their pockets.
Review: Sony A550 Digital SLR
Digital SLR enthusiasts have a serious new contender for their attention in the Sony A550.
Game review: Infamous
If you developed amazing super powers, would you really put together an elaborate costume and rush out to save the city? Or would you just look after yourself? These are the questions asked in Sucker Punch Productions’ upcoming PS3 exclusive super-powered sandbox game, inFamous.
Review: Sony Vaio VGNZ17GNB
In stark contrast to this month’s netbook roundups (see page 38), Sony’s VGNZ17GNB is a premium-priced notebook with all the trimmings and a very slim profile.
Review: Sony Ps-Lx300USB Turntable
Hang on - isn’t vinyl dead? Well, in one sense it might be, but if you’re still holding on to stacks of LPs with no playback solution, then Sony’s latest turntable might be right for you.
Review: Sony PSP 3000
The PSP 3000 is Sony’s latest portable gaming system that kids of all ages will be nagging Santa for this Christmas.