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PS3 Cell Chip Designer Felt 'Contaminated' by Microsoft's XBox

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312w ago - A new book from the designer of the heart of Sony's PS3 - the Cell processor - reveals how Sony inadvertently worked with Microsoft on games consoles.

The book, [Register or Login to view links], details how Sony, working with Toshiba and IBM to produce the powerful processor found itself in bed with arch-gaming rival Microsoft due to business alliances.

Two authors produced the book: Mickie Phipps who worked with David Shippy. The latter was chief architect for the power processing unit for the Cell processor at IBM in Austin, Texas. Prior to this he had worked on the G3 PowerPC.

The Race for a New Game Machine details how Sony, Toshiba and IBM formed the Cell partnership in 2001, each committing several hundred million dollars. It was agreed that IBM would be able to sell the Cell to third-parties. Everybody gathered at IBM's Austin HQ.

Then, in 2002, Microsoft approached its old ally-cum-adversary, IBM, with a view to Big Blue creating a chip for a new game console.

This lead to what could be seen either as a comedy or a tragedy depending on your loyalty. Agreements meant that engineers within the IBM team could not share knowledge with Toshiba or Sony colleagues regarding...
 

Researchers Use PS3 Cluster to Reveal an Internet Security Flaw

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313w ago - Update: Verisign says it's stopped using MD5, as of around noon Pacific time. To quote:

"We're disappointed that these researchers did not share their results with us earlier," writes Tim Callan, "but we're happy to report that we have completely mitigated this attack."

Is there anything the PlayStation 3 console can't do? From [Register or Login to view links] to simulating [Register or Login to view links]... and now breaking Internet security?!

A team of researchers from the U.S., Switzerland and the Netherlands have found a way of bypassing the security of digital certificates provided by companies like Verisign. These digital certificates help transmit your credit card information on the Internet in a secure manner.

By using 200 PS3 systems linked together, researchers were able to do the math that helped them decrypt the MD5 hash that's used by Verisign. The researchers would be able to mimic online retail sites, potentially stealing tons of valuable information from consumers. It appears researchers want the hash to be replaced by a more potent one.

Finally, it's unrealistic to expect hackers...
 

PlayStation 3 Guide: Setting Up Remote Play Between PSP & PS3

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313w ago - Here is the third how-to guide, courtesy of Kristin Neirinckx (Associate Product Manager, SCEA) via PS Blog today:

Today is kind of a big deal because Remote Play is arguably one of the coolest features available on the PLAYSTATION 3... and my personal favorite.

This video will teach you how to set up Remote Play between your PS3 and PSP.

I love being able to show off all of my photos, movies and music saved on my PS3's hard drive on my PSP... and it's a feature completely unique to PlayStation. Enjoy!




 

PS360 Mod: Fitting an XBox 360 Into a PlayStation 3 Case

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313w ago - Well it finally happened, Microsoft's XBox 360 was fit into a PlayStation 3 case.

It's now up for sale on [Register or Login to view links] and currently the top bid is US $305.00.

To quote: You are viewing the first ever PS360! Now this is the only PS360 that has been made. I have not seen this any other place but this site, which I made. So therefore, I made the PS360!

It was hard, and I did it right after the Wii64 which is in the [Register or Login to view links].. and the cool thing is the PS360 is 100% working!

A step by step process for building the PS360 is outlined at the link above for those interested.
 

CNET: Why Sony Needs to Drop the Price of the PS3, but Can't

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313w ago - Today Don Reisinger of CNET wrote an article detailing how Sony needs to cut the price of the PlayStation 3 console, but just can't do it.

Sony's apparently unwilling to admit it, but with all the financial trouble, Sony is trying to turn a profit and limit losses in order to ensure shareholders happy.

Thus, Sony is keeping is the prices high but its not selling as many units as desired, however Sony is now finding out that it's not a good time to be a value leader instead of a cost leader in this difficult economic climate.

To quote: Sony knows this and although it's unwilling to admit it, the company seems to want to compete on price too. But with financial troubles unlike anything it has ever seen, Sony is trying to turn a profit and limit losses to keep shareholders happy.

In essence, Sony finds itself in a dangerous position: it needs to make money, so it wants to keep its prices high, but by doing so, it's not selling as many units and its goal of becoming profitable byway of the "value" argument simply isn't working. And as the recession deepens and consumers are looking to save money wherever possible, Sony is quickly finding out that it's not a good time to be the "value leader" instead of the "cost leader."

I truly believe Sony's gaming division...
 
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