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Sony PS3 firmware v3.21 strips “Other OS” functionality

Sony PS3 firmware v3.21 strips “Other OS” functionality

Sony have announced a new PS3 firmware update, but while most users generally look forward to such events, v3.21 is likely to cause Sony no end of headaches.  That's because, rather than add in functionality, PS3 firmware v3.21 seems only intended to remove the ability to install other OSes to the console.  Sony have described the move - which will impact versions of the PS3 prior to the current PS3 Slim model - as prompted by "security concerns", though fail to detail exactly what those concerns might be.  It's a decision that some believe is connected to geohot's hacking of the PS3 back in January 2010.

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The Daily Slash: January 12, 2011

The Daily Slash: January 12, 2011

Today was a bit of a this-and-that day with news stories coming in from all manner of sources on oh... leaks and bust-ups and business mergers and the like. Want a random example? Here's a Just Mobile AluPen Hands-On - that's a brand new stylus for mobile phones. Weird! Next check it out as Samsung supposedly stops an Android update from moving to a popular phone in order to promote another phone: Why Leo, Why?! Take a long glance at a review of the HTC EVO Shift 4G by my main homie Dylan Bailey. Discover a whole new worldwide communication as Google Translate for Android Introduces Conversation Mode. Be amazed at the magic of an "Industry First" promise on our fabulous Sprint Event Invite - featuring David Blaine! Discover the newness of iOS 4.3 Beta. Grab some insight from Ben Bajarin in The Impact of the Verizon iPhone on Android’s Growth. Finally, have yourselves a bit of a ASUS Eee Pad Slider & Transform hands-on with Chris Davies. You're gonna love it! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 12 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 12 2011

Yesterday was all about the iPhone being on Verizon. Today is all about... well first there's a little iPhone news: iPhone Personal Hotspot coming to all in iOS 4.3, then it's all about the ASUS Eee Pad Slider & Transform hands-on [Video]! Wowzers. Then take a peek at the possible Android Facebook Phone, and see the unfolding story surrounding Sony's legal action against the Geohot PS3 hack. Get yourself a tasty treat over at Android Community with the revealing of Android 2.4 Ice Cream SANDWICH, and finally take a guess at which phone is coming packaged with Inception - yes, the movie, the one with the BWAAAM and the folding cities and the dreaming and the whatnot. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Sony moving PSN data center in hack response

Sony moving PSN data center in hack response

Sony still refuses to detail the exact exploit used to hack the PlayStation Network and its Qriocity streaming service, but has admitted that as well as updating the software security of the network, it is physically "moving our network infrastructure and data center to a new, more secure location." The changes are part of a number of steps Sony has been forced to take after reportedly pulling down the PSN after rampant piracy took hold.

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Sony Issues Update: PlayStation Network Account Information Compromised

Sony Issues Update: PlayStation Network Account Information Compromised

After many fits and starts, we finally have the real story of the the PlayStation Network outage. We had heard that there was an "external intrusion" into the network, we had heard that there had been rampant piracy, and we had been assured by Anonymous that they had nothing to do with it. Now Sony has issued a statement confirming that user account information has been compromised. See the full statement after the cut.

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PlayStation 3 Hacker George Hotz Donates $10k to EFF, Mocks Sony in Process

PlayStation 3 Hacker George Hotz Donates $10k to EFF, Mocks Sony in Process

If you'll take the time to remember back a few days ago, a lawsuit between Sony and PlayStation 3 hacker George "Geohotz" Hotz ended in an agreement that Hotz would never again tinker with the game console or any other Sony product ever again. During the suit, Hotz had thousands of dollars donated to his name in order to hire legal defense so that he might have a fair shot at defending himself against the army of legal beans Sony had/has working for them. Now that the suit is over, what happens to the $10,000 or so left over? Only Hotz knows for sure.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 16 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 16 2011

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! It has been another busy week in the tech world with all sorts of cool and new tech and gear turning up so let's get to it. Monday Adobe Photoshop touch apps for the iPad surfaced that allow the user to interact with content on Photoshop running on a computer using the Apple tablet. It's really cool and turns the iPad into a heck of a drawing pad.

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SlashGear Week in Review- Week 7 2011

SlashGear Week in Review- Week 7 2011

Welcome to another edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! Before we get into the meat today, I want to note that SlashGear will be at MWC 2011 next week and you can get your MWC fix by following the "MWC 2011" tag. Monday Canon outted a pair of new DSLR cameras for the entry-level user called the T3i and the T3. The cameras have nice features, the T3i will sell for $899.99 in kit form, and the T3 will be $599.99 in kit form.

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