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Ben Affleck hid ancestry, appologizes on Facebook

A trailer for "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" starring Ben Affleck was just released. But the actor's appearance on the PBS show "Finding Your Roots" is also turning heads. Leaked emails suggest that Affleck asked the show to censor one finding.

Sony unveils the Xperia Z4: Uncannily like the Xperia Z3

Sony has announced the Xperia Z4, its flagship Android smartphone for this year. It uses a design that is almost identical to its predecessor though with the only notable changes being some of the internals.

Op-Ed: Sony's Action Cam is gunning for GoPro

Sony's recently-launched Action Cam has gotten plenty of viral interest on the Web. The buzz started with a March YouTube video of a POV shot from an eagle, which generated millions of views in a matter of days.

Review: 'Chappie' is jack-of-all trades, master of none Special

A sci-fi movie that's a weird melange of Robocop, Call of Duty, Short Circuit, and a Michel Gondry music video all in one. Clearly, Chappie suffers from an identity crisis.

'SpongeBob' squeezes in while '50 Shades of Grey' grabs spotlight

A sponge will unseat a sniper at the box office this weekend. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" will settle at the top as "American Sniper" will still be making those headlines.

Lizard Squad attacks Malaysia Airlines website, replaces homepage

Hacking group Lizard Squad took control of the Malaysia Airlines website homepage for a while earlier today, replacing it with a high-profile mocking of the disasters that have struck the troubled company in the past year.

Sony closing all 15 Canadian stores

Sony announced Thursday that it will close all 15 remaining Sony stores in Canada, which will leave 90 people without a job.

Sony 4K Handycam tackles usability for video rookies Special

With the ability to shoot 4K, and boasting perhaps the best optical image stabilization available on a consumer camcorder, Sony's new FDR-AX33 handycam is blurring the line between professional and consumer video recording.

Sony boss claims no financial loss after hacking scandal

According to Sony Corp Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai, the cyber-attack in November has not had a significant financial impact on the studio, two weeks after it released The Interview online and in selected theaters.

U.S. spymaster dined with N.Korea general responsible for Sony hack

New York - The U.S. intelligence chief revealed Wednesday that he dined with the North Korean general believed responsible for hacking Hollywood studio Sony, during a secret mission to Pyongyang two months ago.

N. Korea slams 'hostile' U.S. sanctions over Sony hack

Seoul - North Korea on Sunday lashed out at fresh sanctions imposed by the United States in retaliation for its alleged cyber attack on Sony Pictures, criticising Washington for refusing a proposed joint investigation.

US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack

Washington - The United States imposed new sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for a cyber attack on Hollywood studio Sony Pictures.

Box office sinks in 2014

All is not well at the box office. As 2014 winds down, the movie box office will be off from last year. The real takeaway is that less people are seeing movies in theaters.

Doubts remain on North Korea role in Sony attack

Washington - Even after Washington pointed the finger at North Korea for the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures, some experts say the evidence is far from clear cut.

Sony gets $15 million from The Interview online

Sony has announced that its controversial comedy film about the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has raised over $15 million in revenue from online streaming services since it became available on Christmas Eve.

Controversial comedy to haul in $3-4 million over holiday

UPDATE: "The Interview" took in over $1 million on Christmas, but no sales figures are available for the various streaming services.

Op-Ed: Revenge, PR and the brilliant troll behind the Sony hack

Washington D.c. - President Obama and the F.B.I claim North Korea is at the center of the Sony hack that shook Hollywood, but as many look inside the claims and put the pieces together, the story in Washington is being exposed as false.

Sony releases the Interview on YouTube, Google Pay and Xbox

Los Angeles - Sony released The Interview on Xbox, Google Play and Youtube. It earlier said it would be shown in about 200 independent theaters Christmas Day.

List of theaters showing 'The Interview'

UPDATE: The list of theaters showing the controversial film "The Interview" is at 300, (not including You Tube or VOD). Its Christmas day release is now all the buzz, like it or not.

Theater chains not happy with Sony 'Interview' announcement

UPDATE: Sony has announced today (Dec. 24) that they will upload "The Interview" to You Tube. Now, in theaters and offered up on You Tube for a movie that would have never gotten this much attention had it gone on as scheduled.

Sony to release 'Interview' after hack attack

Los Angeles - Sony Pictures says it will screen madcap comedy "The Interview" in some US theaters on Christmas Day, a dramatic U-turn after its widely criticized decision to cancel the film following a cyber-assault blamed on North Korea.

Op-Ed: Putin shuts down media inside and outside Russia

Moscow - This weekend President Vladimir Putin convinced Facebook to shut down an organizing page used by his opponents to try to mimic the April Spring.

North Korea's Internet collapses after Sony hack

Washington - North Korea's Internet went dark for several hours amid rumors of US retaliation over its alleged hacking of a Hollywood studio, just as the pariah state came under attack at the UN over its rights record.

Op-Ed: North Korea offline following Sony cyber attack

Pyongyang - Internet experts said North Korea was offline Monday, and there was no immediate explanation of why or for what reason. The U.S. State Department declined to comment, saying that if it is true questions should be directed to Pyongyang.

U.S. urges N. Korea to compensate Sony for cyberattack

Washington - The United States urged North Korea on Monday to admit it ordered a cyberattack on the Hollywood studio Sony Pictures and to pay for the damage it had caused.

China condemns 'cyber terrorism' as Obama pledges N. Korea review

Bejing - China condemned "cyber terrorism" on Monday after US President Barack Obama pledged to consider officially labelling North Korea, accused by Washington of hacking Sony Pictures, a state sponsor of terrorism.

Obama says Sony hack was not 'an act of war'

Washington - North Korea's alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions.

US dismisses N. Korea hacking probe offer, seeks China's help

Seoul - The United States has dismissed a call by North Korea for a joint investigation into the hacking of Sony Pictures and wants China to help block cyber attacks from Pyongyang.

Obama warns N. Korea over Sony hack: 'We will respond'

Washington - US President Barack Obama warned North Korea it would face retaliation for a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures over an irreverent film comedy that infuriated Pyongyang.

MPAA: 'It is a despicable, criminal act'; Obama weighs in, too

In his last press conference of the year, President Obama said he wished Sony had not pulled "The Interview." He and his family head to Hawaii for a holiday break.
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