Sony has sent out a password reset message due to suspicious activity on PlayStation Network accounts, according to a moderator post from the PlayStation Community forums. PSN users that receive a warning that their account password is incorrect will need to rest it through PlayStation change and reset password page.
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Sony Corporation has filed a patent for a “smart wig.” The Sony SmartWig is a hairpiece that covers and hides some sensors, a control unit, and a communication interface. The wig can act as a second computing device like a smartphone and receive feedback such as vibrations. Sony also said that the wig could have a GPS sensor and the ability to use sound waves for detecting objects around it. The wig could be made from horse hair, human hair, wool, feathers, buffalo hair, yak hair, or other synthetic materials.
Sony Corporation is expected to announced that they have hired Bain & Co to help them dust costs by almost $100 million. This will definitely result in layoffs. One of the major reasons why Sony likely hired Bain is because of pressures from activist investor Daniel Loeb.
Sony has updated the numbers for the number of faulty PlayStation 4 consoles that they have sold at the launch on Friday and through the weekend. The PlayStation 4 had several issues reported rather than a single issue. However, the problematic percentage was at 0.4%. A Sony spokesperson told AllThingsD that less than 1% of the PlayStation 4 consoles were affected, which is small and within the expected range for a new introduction.
Sony Corporation (TYO:6758) has announced that they have sold over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in 24 hours. Sony started selling the PlayStation 4 in the U.S. and Canada on Friday.
Sony launched the PlayStation 4 last night at midnight. Thousands of people around the U.S. waited in line to get their hands on the PlayStation 4 console. Joey Chiu was first in line in Brooklyn. He waited in line for 20 hours. There was also hundreds of people waiting at the GameStop retail store on Market Street in San Francisco. People were willing to wait in line for a long time because they are loyal to the brands. The PlayStation 4 is the successor to the PlayStation 3, which debuted in 2006. The PlayStation 4 has a price of $400. The PlayStation 4 specs includes 8GB of DDR5 RAM, a low power x86-64 “Jaguar” eight-core chip, and graphics powered by a 1.84 TFLOP AMD Radeon “next engine.” The PS4 costs $100 less than the Xbox One.
Sony Corporation’s official PlayStation app is now available for download on Android and iOS. The PlayStation app lets users access the PlayStation Network on smartphones and tablets. When you are away from your PlayStation console, you can still compare trophies, chat with friends, receive game alerts, set up invitations, and see what games your contacts are playing.
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Sony is now going to allow users to buy digital goods from Amazon.com rather than just the PlayStation Network (PSN) Store. This model can be considered similar to the Steam game marketplace put together by Valve. The online retailers will be able to launch their own storefronts for PS3, PS4, and PlayStation Vita titles. Amazon launched the PlayStation Network store earlier this week and is offering $5 PSN credit for digital orders. Some of the PlayStation Network users are excited about this situation because they do not trust their credit cards on Sony servers compared to Amazon’s servers. You may remember when the PlayStation Network got hacked.