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Hollywood Wants to Make You Pay $30 to “Rent” Movies

Actually, it’s not a joke. Four big studios are rolling out “premium VOD,” and they want you to pay $30 to watch a movie. The service will actually let users view recent movies that haven’t hit DVD yet.

Warner Bros., Sony, Universal and 20th Century Fox will let the charges roll through its”Home Premiere.” It only includes …

Sony Can Collect IP Addresses of PS3 Hacker’s Site Visitors

I’m no lawyer, but this seems a bit frightening. As the story goes, a well-known hacker named George Hotz—also known as GeoHot—figured out how to “jailbreak” Sony’s PlayStation 3 video game console. The trick essentially lets PS3 owners load alternative operating systems or run games that haven’t been sanctioned by Sony on their …

Google, Sony, Tivo Form Crusading Supergroup For Smart Televisions

It’s like the Justice League of Technology: Google, Sony, TiVo, Mitsubishi, Best Buy and two lesser-known companies (NagraVision and SageTV – Think of them as the Martian Manhunter and Aquaman of the team) have joined together to support the Federal Communication Commission’s AllVid proposal, calling themselves the AllVid Tech Company …

Sony Exec: “No Intention” of Ending Partnership With iTunes

Despite having their e-reader app banned from the App Store, Sony Network Entertainment COO Shawn Layden said the company has no plans of stopping their relationship with Apple’s music service, even though they are launching their own music subscription service, Music Unlimited, in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand today.

“Sony …

A Lot Of People Still Buy Playstation 2 Consoles

Sony released their quarterly financial results overnight, and while nothing is completely shocking, Gizmodo points out one interesting fact: Playstation 2 sales have stayed the same.

Normally this wouldn’t exactly be good news, but the fact that the console is 11 years old AND still managed to pull off six million units sold by …

Latest PS3 Firmware Update Blocks “Call of Duty” Hackers

If you downloaded the new PS3 firmware 3.56 update and you happened to, um, tweak the Call of Duty: Black Ops game to boost your stats, you might have found yourself among the angry people who had their account blocked.

It seems to be part of Sony’s promise to crack down on piracy; last weeks Xbox 360 firmware 3.56 update …

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