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PSP-Maps 2.0 Released, Includes GPS Support!

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315w ago - Per royale: I have just released PSP-Maps version 2.0, which introduces GPS support.

Download: PSP-Maps 2.0

Here is the changelog:

* added basic PSP-290 GPS support
* removed the spash screen
* cheat for sky/moon/mars has been moved to the menu
* protect .dat files from accidental overwrites

Controls:

* Digital pad: move the map.
* Analog pad: move smoothly the map.
* R button: zoom in.
* L button: zoom out.
* X button: next view.
* [] button: previous view.
* / button: go to address.
* O button: show/hide informations.
* Start: menu.
 

PSP Keyboard and GPS due Within the Next 12 Months

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335w ago - Sony senior marketing manager John Koller has revealed that the company's official PSP keyboard peripheral, first announced during this year's Consumer Electronics Show, is slated to hit North American within "the next 12 months."

Additionally, Koller once again reiterated that the GPS peripheral, already released in Japan and Europe, is also due for a stateside release during same timeframe as part of the company's mobile social focus.

Sony has been talking about both peripherals for some time, let's hope at least one of them will hit the market by the end of this year.
 

PSP GPS Go Explore review with video!

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342w ago - Ever since Sony announced that GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver and mapping software for PSP would be available in Japan, PSP fans have been waiting with baited breath that maps for other part of the world would be made available as well. Wait no further... the GPS receiver is now available for sale elsewhere.

Good news to all PSP fans in UK. The Go Explore software and GPS receiver is coming to you. You can now use your PSP as GPS Sat Nav system to navigate around London in 3D. How cool is that?

Here's a review of Go Explore UK/Ireland Edition. Check out the video of Go Explore in action below!




 

PS3 blue tooth headset and PSP GPS unit details!

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345w ago - Details have emerged for the PS3 Blue tooth headset and the GPS unit. The PS3 headset will cost $49.99 for the standalone version and the SOCOM: Confrontation bundle will cost $59.99, it is expected to launch in July/August.

The PSP GPS Unit will apparently be competitive against any current GPS system and will be a extremely high value/low consumer cost portable navigation solution.

To quote: PlayStation 3 BlueTooth Headset

Description

- Provides High-fidelity audio input to PS3
- Supports "voice command" in certain PS3 games
- Easy pairing through USB connection with PS3
- Comes with docking station for easy charging
- Compatible with cellphones

Target

Consumers who want to communicate while in-game

Price

Standalone - $49.99 MSRP; SOCOM: Confrontation bundle - $59.99 MSRP

Launch

July/August

PlayStation Portable GPS Unit

Competitive against any current GPS system
Extremely high value/low consumer cost portable navigation solution

Features

- 3D city maps and 3D landmarks
- Find & Go - easy search and keyboard
- POI's - over 70 categories in thousands of locations
- U.S. and Canada maps on one...
 

Huge space truck races into orbit

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345w ago - Europe's new orbital cargo ship has launched from French Guiana on a mission to resupply the space station.

The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) is the biggest and most complex spacecraft Europe has ever tried to put in orbit.

The 20-tonne unmanned freighter left the Kourou spaceport at 0403 GMT, riding atop an Ariane 5 rocket.

The spectacular night launch in the South American jungle was declared a success once the ATV had separated from its booster 66 minutes after lift-off.

The news was cheered by a huge crowd of VIPs, space agency officials and representatives of the industrial teams that have worked on the development of the ship for past 11 years.

"With the launch of the ATV, we are embarking on an extraordinary voyage," reflected European Space Agency chief, Jean Jacques Dordain.

"As of today, Europe is an essential partner of the International Space Station (ISS)."

The ATV is the largest, completely automated rendezvous and docking ship to go to the ISS. When it attaches to the platform on 3 April, it will do so without any human assistance.

The vessel will provide the largest refuelling and waste elimination capability for the ISS; and it is the only vehicle on the current timeline that will be able to de-orbit...
 
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