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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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PlayStation Network may have been hacked

PlayStation Network may have been hacked

For those of you that are PS3 users, have you had any issues signing into your PlayStation Network account lately? If so, you may have fallen victim to a recent infiltration of Sony's network.

Sony has issued a statement regarding a vulnerability in the PlayStation Network which may have allowed hackers to gain “unauthorized access” to passwords and personal info of its users. While Sony can't confirm that this has actually happened, they have chosen to alert users to the possibility.

DIY supercomputer powered by Sony

DIY supercomputer powered by Sony

So let’s say you have roughly $5000 sitting around and want to make a supercomputer. You could try and hunt for the necessary hardware, such as RISC processors, motherboards with high speed bus’ stuff like that, and probably spend a small fortune, or you could buy 8 PS3s.

I don’t know how much you do or don’t know about the PS3’s hardware, but 8 PS3s will net you 8 very, very, powerful Cell processors that are made specifically to do mathematical computations really, really fast, which is great for a supercomputer. You also get some seriously speedy system buses, high speed memory and since I am pretty sure these are all 60 GB models, 480GB of storage, which may not seem like a lot, but that’s probably enough for about 1 project, then you’d probably have to offload it.

Game streaming: fad or future?

Game streaming: fad or future?

Sony, NVIDIA, and, just recently, GameFly. These are the companies that are trying to push game streaming to the forefront. And they are just the bigger ones, with smaller players also trying to make a name for themselves in this niche, either through innovation or through sheer force of will. But behind all these attempt lurks one unanswered question: is it worth it? Is game streaming just a fad that will fade away quietly or is it the path to the future? While the technology admittedly has benefits, who is it really benefiting, players or the big companies?

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Gmail out in China: How much do you rely on one company?

Gmail out in China: How much do you rely on one company?

This week Gmail is out in China. Most Google services have been disrupted in China since June. Google's own traffic listing for Gmail in China shows the service dropping down to zero near the end of the 25th of December - it's been at around a zero signal since then. Imagine if this happened in the United States. Even a disruption of an hour in the USA results in a news blast and a Twitter explosion - imagine if not only Gmail was out, but all Google services at once.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 15, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 15, 2012

The week is halfway over folks - just two more work days to go and the weekend is here again. Today brought a wealth of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 stories, with the company officially unveiling it for the US today. We were right there with a review of it, and we also compared Samsung's new flagship tablet to the 3rd generation iPad, just in case you were curious as to how the Galaxy Note 10.1 stands up. A little bit later in the day, Samsung announced the price of Galaxy Note 10.1 and also revealed some accessories, so if you're planning to pick one up, be sure to check that out.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: March 30, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. We're wrapping up the month just around the corner, and the last business day of March proved to be chock full of news. And it isn't all good news - Global Payments hacked, 50000 cardholders at risk. On a lighter note, though, the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone is now available for pre-orders. And here's something that'll have you thinking, "Why did it take so long?" - Google Maps gets real-time traffic.

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PS Vita games will be cheaper downloaded

PS Vita games will be cheaper downloaded

A Sony rep has confirmed that PlayStation Vita game titles coming to the US will be cheaper if purchased and downloaded directly from the PlayStation Network as opposed to buying the boxed copies. Discounted digital copies have been confirmed for the PS Vita in Japan, but the company has yet to make an official announcement as to whether the discount would extend to the US.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 3 2012

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 3 2012

Incase you're wondering where Week 2 went, we've got that for you too in the form of a whole mass of CES 2012 wrap-ups, complete with videos, photos, and every bit of awesome information you could have ever hoped for in what would otherwise be a "Week in Review" post here on SlashGear. As for the week we just got done with, there's certainly a lot of aftershocks to be had as well, plus a whole mess of SOPA. As you may or may not know, this very moment in Washington there is a brand new bill numbered 1981 that's much worse than the "piracy" bills SOPA and PIPA we just destroyed - so get excited about a new war here and now!

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