Sony replaces it’s Music Unlimited service with Spotify

Spotfiy hits the Playstation 3 and 4 today, with a new app adapted for large television screens. Sony says partnering with Spotify expands its music service to 41 countries, rather than the 10 available with Music Unlimited, and offers better tools for playlists and music discovery.

Spotify says its worked closely with Sony to optimize its service for Playstation. Notable features include: the ability to listen to music while playing a game and still listening to sound effects, or automatically pausing the game while changing volume or playlists.

(Via CTV News)

Sony looks to revolutionize the way doors lock

In attempt to divert some attention from Sony Pictures’ recent security breach, the Japanese conglomerate reveals its latest innovation, the Qrio Smart Lock. Touted as the smallest and most intuitive of its kind, the device allows users to open doors with their smartphones and share encrypted keys with friends through messaging apps like LINE and Facebook. Sony has chosen to launch Qrio via crowdfunding site Makuake as a way to bring back the pioneering spirit that defined the company in previous decades. While this invention isn’t the first, it is expected to retail for around ¥15,000 JPY ($126 USD) which is cheaper than most alternatives. Sony also claims it can be quickly and securely installed without any tools.