Sony admits PSN is down, also admits your credit card details and other personal info may have been stolen
The Sony Saga is ongoing and while the PlayStation Network is still down, more information is leaking out on just how severe this hack has been for Sony. The intrusion started nine days ago and it [the PSN and Qriocity services] have been down for six days.
Sony have stated they've hired a "recognized security firm" to conduct a complete investigation into what happened and have taken steps to enhance security and strengthen network infrastructure.
Terminator 5 coming? Arnold Schwarzenneger is back, as he promised in Terminator 2 - directed by Fast Five director, Justin Lin?
Terminator 5 is being shopped around in Hollywood right now, the package includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Justin Lin directing and comes in at a sweet minimum of $25 million up-front against a purchase price near $36 million - hold on while I pull my credit card out.
Lin is quite the director now which is putting him in a very good position to lead Arnold in another Terminator movie with his Fast Five international grosses being huge and the expectations of the strong domestic opening on Friday has him being targeted (by Skynet?) to direct this movie. Shouldn't be long until we have some definite news on this!
It was only a few months ago that Facebook rolled out Check-In Deals which allowed you to gain access to special offers when you check in at a local business from your mobile. Deals on Facebook is a step further which lets you help find fun experiences to share with your favorite people.
Deals on Facebook is currently limited to just a few US-based cities: Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, San Diego and San Fransisco. Facebook have worked with partners and local businesses to help deliver the best social activities in your area. Once you've found a deal that you like, you can then share the activity to friends, buy it and plan it all from Facebook.
Tweeters, shortformers, and lazy people alike: if you're in college / university or just recently out and enjoying how deplorable the job market is out there, check out this post from . Under Armour's Facebook page:
Got any plans for the summer? Waiting tables? Lurking in your parents' basement? We've got a better idea. How does hanging with world class athletes, helping to develop the newest innovations in all of sports, and working with the world's original performance brand sound? Good? Then get ready for the most memorable summer of your life.
How does one apply for such a grandiose position? Crazy good references? Incessant email pinging and queries? In with LeBron?
Nope. Just submit a 140-character (re: a Tweet) cover letter with your CV / resume attached. Also, "like" their Facebook page to get started.
Submissions are due May 12th- they'll let you know by May 16th if you get in. So get creative, get witty, get social- all so you can get an internship.
Damn if the world isn't a crazy place.
Does anyone remember Friendster? Better yet, does anyone still have a Friendster account? Deemed "the social network pioneer", Friendster began in 2002- and that's pretty much it. It began in 2002.
For some reason, Friendster was just a tad too early to enjoy what would become a social media boom- then again, MySpace hasn't really fared any better. It has been the subject of nigh infinite malign ever since its inception- including one my favorites by the Onion- which will now be just as outdated as its subject:
Evidently Friendster hasn't been doing that badly, as it managed to raise almost $50 million in venture capital and was subsequently acquired by a Malaysian firm, MOL Global for possibly $40 million in 2009.
Much like MySpace, Friendster is repositioning as an "entertainment and news site" (I wonder if at some point there's going to be some kind of internet elephant graveyard for social-networks-turned-entertainment-news...
Everyone that's excited about a white iPhone 4 can finally have it! Everyone in Belgium, that is. A Belgian website, Webstore.be, put the following listing up on their site with a listing for "Apple Iphone 4 16GB Wit":
I know it's a novelty and all, but who really wants a white iPhone 4? You're just going to cover it with a case anyway- and if you don't your white iPhone 4 is soon going to "mottled smudgy charcoalish" iPhone 4.
No one has confirmed whether the "early shipment" is actually white iPhones and not just a bored Luxembourgian with Photoshop, but if you really want to find out go to the site and "Klik Hier".
The conversation between Jony Ives and Steve Jobs when they saw this:
Ives: "We're going to sue the @#$% of these guys."
Jobs: "I know."
From the clever minds at Society 6 comes this definitely-good-for-a-laugh iPhone 4 case. It's actually made of hard plastic, not carbonite, but the spirit is in the right place.
Even better, S6 is also selling t-shirts and art prints that feature the same depiction of Jobs frozen in Carbonite, glasses and all, with the insanely clever slogan, "iKnow". Fans of Star Wars will recall the similarly-sounding and infamous Harrison Ford/Han Solo quote, said to Carrie Fischer's Princess Leia after she confesses her love for him, and just before he is frozen in Carbonite.
Not so great for professional encounters, but sure to get a second look around town. It's yours for $35, and be sure to check out the site for the other merch available.
The latest happenings from around the web - April 26th, 2011
- ASUS N53SV Notebook @ Hardware Secrets
- Intel's Xeon X7560 and Dell's R810 server @ Tech Report
- Maingear eX-L 15 Gaming Notebook Review: Sandy Bridge and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 485M Rip Benchmarks @ Hot Hardware
- ASUS Eee PC 1215N Review: Atom and Ion, Back Together Again @ PC Perspective
- Gigabyte P67A-UD7 Sandy Bridge Motherboard @ Overclockers.com
- ASRock E350M1 Motherboard @ ixbtlabs
- GIGABYTE G1.Assassin G1-Killer LGA1366 Motherboard @ Hardware Canucks
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I guess Sonic would be a sure thing for the 100m dash. Or you know, any running event. I guess Mario could high jump? The upcoming 2012 London Olympics will welcome the reuniting two of retro and modern gamers' favorite iconic mascots, Nintendo's Mario and SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog. These two don't generally play together (miles and miles of red tape), but the Olympics (for some reason) means they're going to be hanging out.
Their suite of special games will be hitting the Wii (probably the Wii 2/Stream/Project Cafe by that point, no?) and the 3DS, so stay posted for more news on this.
Also, do you think the Sonic games will have Olympic rings everywhere? Just a thought.
TOKYO (April 21, 2011) - SEGA® Corporation and Nintendo Co., Ltd. today announced that the record breaking partnership of Mario and Sonic will once again join forces on the Wii home video game system and, for the first time ever, on the Nintendo 3DS . Over 19 million people worldwide have bought video games from the Mario and Sonic series, and now the much loved duo are heading to London to participate in the officially licensed Olympic-themed video game, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.A host of exciting new headline events, including soccer and equestrian will debut on the Wii version appearing alongside classic Olympic disciplines, such as athletics, aquatics and table tennis. These new sports are sure to ignite even more fierce...