It’s not a good day for Sony Pictures. Some of os can be happier about Best Buy’s latest Nexus 9 deal and an upcoming smart cooking product, though.
Sony may be mostly known for its electronics, but the business also holds a huge influence in the movie industry. Sony Pictures is huge, which makes today’s news very important. The company has been hacked, and its systems have been crippled. Workers can’t even access the internet. Their computers can’t be accessed.
The one thing they can see with their computers seems to be the image below, which is asking Sony to meet their requests (whatever they may be), or they will display the listed content to the world. This includes financial records and private keys for accessing their servers. The message says these requests must be met by today (November 24th) at 11 PM GMT.
Opinion: Attacking Sony Pictures is no small feat. This takes some talent, and we are sure there will be some legal action going on.
Best Buy has a neat deal going on for those interested in purchasing a Nexus 9. They are offering a minimum of $100 in savings for those who trade in “any working tablet.” This would come in the form of a $50 gift card and a $50 coupon to go towards a Nexus 9, specifically.
Does this mean you can take any crappy old tablet in? Well, Best Buy is a bit vague about which tablets apply. And it seems there are some restrictions. Barnes & Noble tablets and eReaders are excluded, for example.
Your best bet would be to go ask an employee about this deal and see if they take your specific device. It does have to turn on and have no screen cracks or water damage, though.
Opinion: The Nexus 9 is not a bad tablet at all. In fact, we think it’s awesome. I wouldn’t mind trading one of my old tablets for a good discount on it. I jsut might go check later.
A new smart device will be taking over your kitchen soon. It’s called ChefBot, and can replace recipe books, timers, scales and even your music players. It works with your smartphone to make cooking much easier and less cluttered.
The digital scale can measure your ingredients and even count calories. Of course, it doubles as a clock, but it also has a timer that starts automatically, depending on the recipe’s directions. And talking about recipes, it can read them out to you, and you ca access a huge library of them via the app. And when it’s time to wait, it can play your tunes.
Pretty cool, and a KickStarter campaign is launching in the coming days. You can get it pledging as low as $129, so get ready for those early bird specials.
Opinion: I can see this becoming a pretty awesome tool for the modern cook. Even cooler would be to have a features that messages your family when you start a recipe, letting them now what they will be eating. How about a feature like that, ChefBot?