Archive for December 14th, 2008

December 14, 2008
Filed Under (Gadgets, Sony Stuff, Technology) by Ollie Cronk on 14-12-2008

The latest firmware upgrade for the PS3 (is it me or does the thing love to spend half its time updating itself or something or other?!) is worthwhile – whilst the last one added Life with Playstation (which is an enchancement to the folding@home application that puts spare processing power to use) this one adds Playstation Home (think Second Life) and the ability to play Iplayer videos (although not download) which is really cool and very useful.

Playstation Home looks really good although it must be struggling with increased demand – as most of the time it fails to connect which is a shame.

Can’t help but think though that some of these products – Life@Playstation, Playstation Home could use better more imaginative names…?



December 14, 2008
Filed Under (Technology, Web Development) by Ollie Cronk on 14-12-2008

Internet Explorer 8 ScreenshotSeems the web browser market is hotting up again, what with the recent launch of Google’s chrome browser (which I suggest you check out – and the cartoon – if you haven’t already – although I have pretty much stuck to Firefox due to some extensions I can’t live without – link). And now Microsoft have IE 8 in public beta: – http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/beta/worldwide-sites.aspx

Will write more once I’ve tried the IE8 beta out but more it would seem that it has (in classic Microsoft style) “borrowed” quite a few features from elsewhere – including some of the stability enhancements that Chrome has introduced…