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Sony’s own Backup & Restore app hacked, taken over

Sony’s own Backup & Restore app hacked, taken over

When you have a smartphone, you’d like to trust that the apps coming straight form the manufacturer of that phone are secure. More to the point, you’d probably safely assume any software designed to access your information stored in your phone would be something that couldn’t be compromised in any way. A new report suggests Sony’s own backup and restore app has been hacked, but that’s not even the most sensational news. Hackers have taken over the app entirely, even claiming ownership in Google Play.

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Sony’s rejected, crowdsourced logo redesigns from 1981

Sony’s rejected, crowdsourced logo redesigns from 1981

Japan's Sony is one of those rare companies that has had a nearly unaltered logo for more than 50 years, with the current design being used since 1956. But when Sony was riding high in 1981, a year and a half after the debut of the first Walkman, the company thought it would be a good idea to celebrate their 35th anniversary with a contest asking the public to redesign its logo. Thankfully, before it was too late, they realized it was not a good idea.

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Steve Jobs pic ditched by Sony, rumored for Universal Pictures pickup

Steve Jobs pic ditched by Sony, rumored for Universal Pictures pickup

We've been hearing about the Steve Jobs biopic that Sony is working on for a long time now. The movie has a script written by Aaron Sorkin and had Christian Bale in talks to play Jobs. However, Bale recently backed out of the film leaving things in limbo. After Bale backed away from the film, things turned sour for Sony and the film has been put into turnaround by Sony Pictures.

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Sony A7 II boasts 5-axis in-body stabilization

Sony A7 II boasts 5-axis in-body stabilization

Sony has announced a new mirrorless camera, for now only in Japan, that will succeed its already impressive A7 camera from late 2013. This aptly named A7 II carries on many of the features of its predecessor, including the full-frame sensor and the hybrid auto focus. What's different here really, is the image stabilization technology. According to Sony, the A7 II has the worlds first optical 5-axis in-body shake correction mechanism that will further give confidence to photographers, letting them take steady shots even without a tripod.

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Apple’s next iPhone may offer DSLR-quality shots, courtesy of Sony

Apple’s next iPhone may offer DSLR-quality shots, courtesy of Sony

If you have an iPhone, your purchase was likely due to — at least in part — the camera. Apple’s iPhone has always had a really nice camera, and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus do the lineup justice. Recent comments made by a notable and trustworthy Apple pundit suggest the next camera will be equally impressive. In fact, John Gruber of Daring Fireball says Apple’s next iPhone camera could provide DSLR quality shots. How are they going to accomplish that? Easy: Sony.

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Sony’s new stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones: HDR everywhere

Sony’s new stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones: HDR everywhere

Today, Sony is unveiling a new stacked sensor that could greatly improve smartphone photography as we know it. The stacked CMOS sensor from Sony is the latest in a long line of mobile photography improvements from Sony, and will likely make its place on their incoming Xperia Z4 handset. Though it has the same pixel count as the Xperia Z3’s EXMOR sensor, this new hardware makes better use of those pixels. The stacked sensor isn’t new, but it’s the first time Sony is bringing it to a mobile platform.

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Sony IMX230 brings mirrorless camera features to phones

Sony IMX230 brings mirrorless camera features to phones

Sony has just announced a new EXMOR RS sensor and it is poised to take smartphone photography to the next level. Although the new IMX230 has almost the same effective 21 megapixel count as the camera found on, say, the Xperia Z3, this new sensor uses a stacked design that allows it to cram high-end camera functionality in a 1/2.4 size CMOS sensor. Such functionality include an image plane phase detection autofocus system and HDR imaging not just for videos but for still photos as well.

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Sony SmartWatch 3 joins LG G Watch R on Google Play

Sony SmartWatch 3 joins LG G Watch R on Google Play

Joining a whole collection of Android Wear devices in the Google Play market this week is the Sony SmartWatch 3, the first Sony SmartWatch to be offered direct by Google. This is also only the second time Google Play has sold a Sony device from their online store, the first being the massive Sony X Ultra Google Play Edition. Sony comes with their third-generation smartwatch with Android Wear while previous editions used a unique version of a slightly less wearables-aimed Android, before Google jumped in.

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Sony promises VR will be showcased at PlayStation Experience

Sony promises VR will be showcased at PlayStation Experience

In case you missed it, Sony has a big community event planned for its gamers this coming December. The company has been teasing this event in bits and pieces, dangling precious few details amidst big promises that things will be spectacular. We recently found out about ticket availability and pricing, and now that sales have started, Sony has again taken to its blog with some promises. Among the tech and events attendees can expect to see at the PlayStation Experience, as it's called, is the company's virtual reality technology.

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Sony Xperia Z3 arrives at T-Mobile

Sony Xperia Z3 arrives at T-Mobile

Earlier this month T-Mobile revealed that the Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone would be arriving on its shelves October 29, and as promised the handset went live on the carrier's site yesterday. As with most phones, subscribers have the option to buy it outright from the carrier or shell out in piecemeal fashion via monthly payments (for those who qualify). In case you missed it, we got our hands on Sony's sleek smartphone back in September, detailing all it has to offer alongside a large gallery of the device.

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