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N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie "The Interview."...

PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning....

Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony Corp. has not attained the magic synergy it was hoping for....

Will 'The Interview' change how Hollywood does business?
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "The Interview" was never supposed to be a paradigm-shifting film. But unusual doesn't even begin to describe the series of events that transpired over the past few weeks, culminating in the truly unprecedented move by a major studio to release a film in theaters and on digital platforms simultaneously....

Russia offers support to North Korea amid Sony hack
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable."...

Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry
ATLANTA (AP) -- Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release....

Who hacked Sony becomes Internet's new mystery
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc....

Correction: NKorea-Mystery Outage story
LONDON (AP) -- In a story Dec. 24 about North Korea's Internet outages, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Falkland Islands are located in the North Atlantic. The Falkland Islands are in the South Atlantic....

Feline fame in cyberspace gives species a boost
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Cats these days aren't associated with deities the way they were in ancient Egypt, but the Internet has gotten them a little closer....

Drones become popular holiday gifts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Santa's sleigh isn't the only thing flying this holiday season....

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