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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

North Korean charged in crippling Sony hack, WannaCry virus

A computer programmer working for the North Korean government was charged with devastating cyberattacks that hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment and unleashed the WannaCry ransomware virus that infected computers in 150 …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

U.S. says North Korean charged in Sony hack, WannaCry attack

A computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government was charged Thursday in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and …


Sony taps CFO Yoshida as new president, replacing Hirai

Sony Corp. named Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida as its new president and CEO on Friday, replacing Kazuo Hirai, who led a turnaround at the Japanese electronics and entertainment company …


In the very fun ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ Marvel Studios makes the difference

Now that Marvel Studios is helping Sony, we’re treated to a Spider-Man movie experience that, against all odds and five previous films, feels new.


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‘Myst’ creators Cyan break into virtual reality game design with ‘Obduction’

Rand Miller, co-creator of the classic computer game “Myst,” said his small team of developers is closer now, with the advent of virtual reality technology, to creating the immersive experience …


Hulu confirms cable-like digital bundle

Hulu will offer a live-streaming service in 2017 that will offer a mix of cable and broadcast programming as well as news, sports and events.


Spokane game developers seek to ride new wave of virtual reality excitement

Anna Czoski and Lew Strachman co-founded Novawake Studios to explore the potential of virtual reality technology. Their projects, which are loosely defined as “video games,” can be experienced at the …


Sony explains “The Interview” decision

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment issues new statement Wednesday on the on-demand release of “The Interview.”


Doug Clark: Sony, give us back our Rogen-Franco Christmas

I don’t believe for a nanosecond that a corporation like the great and all-powerful Sony would pull the plug on the Christmas Day release of the “The Interview” movie over …


PlayStation 4, Xbox One face changed videogame landscape

NEW YORK – The last time Sony and Microsoft came out with new video game consoles, there was no iPad, the iPhone was months away and “FarmVille” and “Angry Birds” …


Playstation 4 reveal keeps Sony in game

NEW YORK – Sony unveiled its next-generation gaming system, PlayStation 4, at an event in New York, saying the console will be part of a new ecosystem focused on hardware, …


Sony to cut 10,000 jobs, turn around TV business

Faced with mounting losses, Sony Corp. said Thursday it will slash 10,000 jobs, or about 6 percent of its global workforce, and try to turn around its money-losing TV business …


Video game industry upbeat

NEW YORK – With a little help from the Beatles, Super Mario and price cuts from Sony and Microsoft, the slumping video game industry is hoping for a sales resurrection …


BlueRay has a vision for Spokane

A player in the technology battle to replace DVDs is coming to Spokane. California-based BlueRay Technologies Inc. has agreed to purchase a downtown building to house a $12 million environmentally …