Sony is investigating possible ties between hackers and North Korea. On a brighter note, we have a new Moto X commercial HP released a new tablet in India.
Sony’s whole computer system was shut down earlier this week. The incident can be attributed to actions brought by GOP (Guardians of Peace), w group of hackers demanding “equality”. The interesting part is that they got inside help, so it must be a major issue, and so far we have no idea what GOP’s reasoning for doing this is.
New reports say the attack could be linked to North Korea. Why? Well, it seems the country’s government is not a big fan of the movie The Interview, which is set to be released on Christmas.
In this movie, Seth Rogen and James Franco play a couple journalists who are ordered to assassinate Kim Jong-Un, the North Korean leader. Kim takes this as an act of war, and swears he will retaliate if the movie is released.
Opinion: Can a movie be reason enough to hack a whole company? Maybe. I mean no president or leader would like to see a movie like this, right? Regardless, we hope a peaceful resolution can be reached. If it was, in fact, North Korea, that is. If not, we are sure Sony will be looking into the matter more.
HP is known for its good quality, affordable tablets. This time around they have a little something for our fellow Indian geeks. The manufacturer has released the HP Slate 6 VocieTab II in India for 15,990 Rupees. That is about $258 USD.
This tablet is a bit unique in that it actually works as a smartphone too, feature voice calling capabilities. Other specs include a 720p display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, an 8 MP camera and dual-SIM support. All powered by Android 4.4 KitKat.
Opinion: Not a bad tablet for the price, especially if it can also be your smartphone. I mean, this is pretty much the size of a Nexus 6, so the size doesn’t seem that outrageous anymore.
Lastly, we wanted to give you a little something fun for the weekend. How about Motorola’s new Moto X commercial? It’s all about the device’s level of customization. You can choose colors, engravings and more. This video clearly shows such capabilities in a creative and fun matter. Check it out!
Opinion: I found the video to be quite fun, even if a bit dorky.