270w ago - With PlayStation Home on the way soon (at least we hope it is, but we would not bet money on it), Sony has shown an image at TGS 2008 that shows what companies they are working with to include features in Home.
Sony did not reveal what each companies would be doing what, so some could just be sticking their logo on in-game items, while others may going all out and creating rooms to go hand in hand with upcoming game.
Regardless, the list of companies looks interesting, with many of the big names in the industry looking to offer something to the service.
However, we have to say the lack of a SquareEnix logo is very surprising.
271w ago - Hitachi has announced anti-counterfeiting functionalities on memory chips without microprocessor such as memory cards, tickets or cartridges.
The Japanese company announced today the development of a mechanism for attesting the authenticity of memory chips using highly secure digital signatures.
Since the mechanism requires neither a CPU nor a computational unit, high security can be attained at a very low cost. As a result, counterfeited or altered memory devices can be recognized as such, with a wide range of applications, including memory cards for digital cameras or handheld video game consoles, cartridges for consumer products, admission tickets or gift coupons.
In order to establish that digital contents are authentic and have not been tampered with, digital signatures usually involve cost-intensive computations and require an important processing power. For instance, in some schemes, large integers with hundreds of digits are multiplied hundreds of times using a powerful CPU.
As a consequence, conventional memory chips without CPU cannot handle digital signatures and are confined to the use of basic identification techniques based for example on serial numbers. Moreover, adding a CPU with sufficient processing power...
274w ago - Nintendo has unveiled a wireless router/bridge for sale (in Japan) that works to connect your Wii, DS and/or PC to the Internet.
Famitsu (linked above) has more picss of it, including a router/bridge switch. The router costs you ¥5,800 (US $53). No word on a release outside of Japan, although the Wi-Fi USB Connector has reportedly been discontinued, so it'd make sense to have this as a replacement.
The Wi-Fi Network Adaptor will be available via Nintendo Japan's Web site on September 18.
This appears to be good news for less tech-savvy folks, for which a majority of Nintendo's userbase generally consists of... although almost every standard router available works with both systems already.