The attacks that knocked South Korean banks and media outlets offline this week appear to be the latest examples of international “cyberwar.” But among the many ways that digital warfare differs from conventional combat: There’s often no good way of knowing who’s behind an attack.
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Just when we had gotten used to the idea that the PS Vita’s price drop in Japan would not be followed by a similar one here, Joystiq reports many Sony stores are offering the 3G bundle at a discount. While not all the stores contacted had the lowered $ 199 price, most of the ones that were still open at this hour did. We’re not seeing this price drop reflected in any other stores, and there’s no official announcement of any change, which only contributes to the confusion. Different store employees gave different explanations for the change, including a few indicating the model would be discontinued. The online shop still shows both the WiFi and 3G models for $ 249, so for now all we know is that if you are interested in buying, it would serve you well to look around for the lower price.
Still driving to your local Best Buy to fondle all the latest gadgets before swiping your card, or hopping to the web to pull the trigger? That tradition could be short-lived, if you happen to live near one of 50 big box retail stores that the company plans to shutter in 2013. The move was announced alongside Best Buy’s Q4 earnings report, which includes action items aimed to trim $ 800 million in costs by 2015. The closings will no-doubt come along with staffer reductions, some of whom could be transferred to one of 100 Best Buy Mobile “small format stand-alone stores” set to launch next year. While an unfortunate move for some customers and employees, it does show some foresight on behalf of BBY management, who likely recognize a continuing shift to online purchasing, and a greater emphasis on mobile devices, which require significantly smaller showrooms, cost less to ship and could offer greater margins to boot.
Social giant Facebook shared a list Tuesday of what it called the most shared articles of 2011 — ignoring several scoops from FoxNews.com that were clearly among the year’s most liked.