Humor: In light of Sony’s hacking troubles, we may have something else to credit to the dear leader of North Korea

Humor: In light of Sony’s hacking troubles, we may have something else to credit to the dear leader of North Korea
If by some chance you have not been paying attention, Sony was in the news a lot the past several days, but not because of anything mobile related. It looks like Sony Entertainment was the target and victim of an extremely effective hack, so far attributed to the North Koreans.

At issue is the movie studio’s now canceled plans to release a movie, The Interview, which was a satire about two unlikely guys getting recruited to kill Kim Jong Un, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s “dear leader.”

DPRK makes the news here occasionally when something related to mobile comes along, whether it is a copy of a mobile operating system for a tablet with no internet access, or a fancy new smartphone that is a copy of a cheap-even-by-Chinese-standards technology, or even the existence of mobile service itself given the country has trouble keeping the lights on.

It turns out there may be quite a bit we can attribute to Kim Jong Un, like bigger iPhones, and the fact that the original cast of the first Star Wars trilogy will be part of Episode VII. While Sony was making waves bowing to demands from the hermit kingdom, other news was made this week too, with the introduction of the new (old) BlackBerry Classic.

BlackBerry made a big deal catering to the ultra-faithful BlackBerry user, all the way down to sub-3.5-inch screen, full QWERTY keyboard, and three-generation-old Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU to power the whole shebang. Of course, even with specs like that, it is a space shuttle compared to what is on the shelf in the store in Pyongyang. O, thank you dear leader.


source: The Joy of Tech

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