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PSN Download Manager 3.92 is Released with Web site Updates

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184w ago - Hey, this weekend I got together with a group of friends and we worked very hard to deliver some big changes and to expand our work.

First of all, we've revamped the website with many more features and support for 57 languages so everyone can enjoy our content, and find what they're looking for quicker.

Then we improved are website's stability, and made some changes with the download manager to take this into account, so if we go into maintenance mode the download manager doesn't stop working.

And after the website was finished, I thought 'Why is my code so messy, can I make it faster? smoother? and smaller? yet keep the functionality?' and yes, I did exactly that and reduced the amount of code by around 100KB and it's only limitation is your computer, the code is as optimized as possible.

Here are the changes in 3.92:

1) URL Detection is now 200ms faster per file
2) New File-Type Menu for those with limited technical ability
3) Huge Code optimizations reducing the code by around 100 KB
4) Stability fixes, and modification to the advertisement in attempt to improve closing speed after clicking skip.
5) Framework for our Android Application (For activation in the next build, I expect it will be 4.00)
6) Update Notification...
 

Rumor: PS3 to Get Google Chrome Web Browser Soon?

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193w ago - Update: [Register or Login to view links] has now clarified that the ChromeClientPOSIX discovery was referring to the browser chrome not 'Google Chrome' the Web browser, and concludes that Google Chrome is not likely coming to the PS3 entertainment system after all.

According to Dutch site PS3Life.nl (linked above), Sony's PS3 entertainment system may soon be getting the popular Google Chrome Web browser despite Google [Register or Login to view links] that they have nothing to announce at this time.

Additionally, a [Register or Login to view links] implies that Sony is indeed hiring a developer to work with Google Chrome's Engine.

To quote, roughly translated: Sony has a Webkit source for their PS3 Web browser and can be found [Register or Login to view links] (with a test page now added [Register or Login to view links]).

Here you can see several things that Sony has updated on March 31 for pilot testing. A forum user NeoGaf the forum was, incidentally, to the bored and a look in the ps3-webkit-support.diff...
 

Sony Announces New Web site Launch on PS3 via PSN

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210w ago - Today Sony Portal Manager Emmanuel Orssaud has announced that a new Web site is launching on PS3 via PlayStation Network.

To quote: From today, when you launch the Internet Browser from your PS3 system and check out the home page, you'll notice a few changes...

eu.playstation.com has been revamped with a new interface to make the most of your HDTV. It is now easier to navigate and you can even use PlayStation Move.

In terms of content, we bring you there all the latest trailers from the world of PlayStation, news and features, as well as guides to help you get the most of your PS3.

Go check out the new site now at eu.playstation.com from the Internet Browser on your PS3.

In the New Year you can expect more to come to this new site, with the integration of the PlayStation.Blog and PSN community features.

I look forward to hearing your first impressions on the new site and, for those without immediate access to their PS3, here are a few screens.
 

Guide: How to Use Your PS3 Eye as a Webcam for Windows PC

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213w ago - This weekend fl1pp13 has shared a guide on Dutch site PS3-Sense.nl (linked above) on how to use your PS3 Eye from the PlayStation 3 entertainment system as a Webcam for a Windows PC.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (for the required PS3EyeTest.exe) / [Register or Login to view links]

To quote, roughly translated: It is now increasingly common for laptops have a built-in webcam. Because of this chat is becoming increasingly popular.

Not everyone has the money for a laptop or an external webcam. But what if you already have the PlayStation Eye? For several months, this one with some special drivers to get working on almost every version of Windows.

The webcam has pretty good specs, but for the experts among us we have a list:

•4 channel audio input:16 bits/channel, 48kHz, SNR 90db - 4 channel audio input: 16 bits / channel, 48kHz, SNR 90dB
•56 or 75 Field of View zoom lens - 56 or 75 Field of View zoom lens
•2.1 F-stop, less than 1% distortion, fixed focus (25cm to 8 at 75 FOV)
•640 x 480 at 60 frames/second - 640 x 480 at 60 frames / second
•320...
 

Killzone 3 PS3 Beta Multiplayer Web site Launches, Details Coming

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228w ago - A few days back we saw hints that the Killzone 3 PS3 beta may be coming, and today further confirmation arrives with the launch of the official Killzone 3 PlayStation 3 Web site [Register or Login to view links].

According to JamesM5150 via IronStarMovement.com (linked above), more Killzone 3 PS3 details are expected to surface at this year's Gamescom convention, which runs from August 18th to the 22nd, 2010.

To quote: "This pretty much confirms that there will be indeed some sort of public beta announcement soon, considering everyone that had access to the Killzone 2 multiplayer beta (which started: 10/08/08) can view the Killzone 3 beta listing themselves.

There is also a Killzone 3 beta website that allows you to log-in with your PlayStation Network ID, however, you cannot access the contents of the webpage just yet and your PSN ID is claimed to be invalid."
 
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