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Hong Kong International Airport Gets PlayStation 3 Game Kiosks

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266w ago - According to MoodieReport.com (linked above), the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) now offers PlayStation 3 game kiosks to visitors providing free public PS3 access to all.

This means of course that while waiting for flights, passengers will be able to entertain themselves on any one of the 14 PS3 consoles available!

To quote: "Implemented in partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong, the developer of PlayStation 3, the PS3 Game Poles comprise a total of 14 units of PlayStation 3.

Stationed at various spots, including areas near the boarding gates at Terminal 1 and the Coach Station at Terminal 2, these PS3 Game Poles allow travellers to enjoy themselves while waiting for flights."
 

Sony Secretly Raises PlayStation 3 Repair Fee on Launch Consoles

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271w ago - According to AnalogHype.com (linked above), Sony has secretly raised the PlayStation 3 repair fee on launch consoles this week.

Apparently they used to charge a flat $150 service fee, which has now been quietly increased to $179.

To quote: "Sony Computer Entertainment secretly raised the price for servicing your PlayStation 3 at the beginning of this week. Originally a $150 flat rate fee including shipping has gone up to $179.

Sony is pushing to have the launch consoles replaced with the new 120 gb Playstation 3 Slim. All you have to do is pay $120 and lose your backward compatible console for the new and improved PS3 Slim."
 

US Air Force is Buying 2200 PlayStation 3 Consoles for Research

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275w ago - The United States Air Force will soon be placing an order with Sony for 2,200 PlayStation 3 consoles... and they're not even going to play games on them.

Instead, the consoles will be headed to the USAF Research Laboratory's information directorate in Rome, New York, where they'll be combined with 336 consoles the lab already own to form a "cluster" of Cell chips.

This cluster will then be put to work grinding out better ways to process high-res radar images, video footage, as well as research on "neuromorphic computing."

To quote: "The Air Force will use the system to "to determine the best fit for implementation of various applications," including commercial and internally developed software specific to the PS3's Cell Broadband Engine processor architecture.

The research will help the Air Force decide where Cell Broadband Engine processor-derived hardware and software could be used in military systems.

The Air Force has used the cluster to test a method of processing multiple radar images into higher resolution composite images (known as synthetic aperture radar image formation), high-def video processing, and "neuromorphic computing," or building computers with brain-like properties."
 

Playlogic Announces Limited Time Fairytale Fights Free PS3 DLC

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279w ago - Playlogic Entertainment has announced that Fairytale Fights for Sony's PS3 (and Microsoft's XBox 360) will have free downloadable content for a limited period of time, specifically 90 days after release for those that purchase the game within 90 days of launch.

Press Release: Playlogic Offers Bloody DLC for FREE Within 90 Days of Release

October 28, 2009- Amsterdam/New York- Playlogic Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq OTC: PLGC.OB), an independent worldwide publisher of entertainment software, are thrilled to announce today that its highly anticipated hack'n'slash gore-fest Fairytale Fights will have FREE DLC for all gamers available for a limited period of time (90 days after release).

Gamers who buy the game within 90 days of launch can receive exclusive FREE DLC valued at over $15 by registering on the Fairytale Fights official website at www.fairytalefights.com/dlc. Once the downloadable content is available, bloodthirsty Fairytale Fights fans will receive exclusive redeemable codes, courtesy of Little Red Riding Hood!

Part of the FREE DLC will be exclusive to those who register on www.fairytalefights.com/dlc.

Fairytale Fights FREE DLC (for registered users) includes

• 4 Brand New Playable Characters

• 3 Brand New PvP Arenas
 

Sony Prototype Power System Sends Electricity Through the Air

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282w ago - On Friday Sony announced they have developed a prototype power system that can send enough electricity to power a television set wirelessly over a short distance.

In tests, the company succeeded in sending a conventional 100 volt electricity supply over a distance of 50 centimeters to power a 22-inch LCD television.

To quote: "The system achieves this feat through magnetic resonance. A power supply feeds electricity into a square coil of wires 40 cm across, called the primary coil, to produce a magnetic field. When a secondary coil is brought within the magnetic field this causes a current to be induced and so the electricity transfer is completed.

Both devices have to be tuned to the same resonant frequency for the power transfer to be successful but that also means exact alignment of the two coils isn't necessary, said Sony. It also means that metallic devices placed inside the magnetic field won't cause them to heat up.

There are drawbacks, including the system's efficiency and the distance over which it works. Sony's prototype set-up was 80 percent efficient, which meant a fifth of the power fed into it was wasted. Further losses occured in circuitry connected to the secondary coil so the original 80 watts of power was cut by roughly a quarter to 60 watts once it had made its...
 
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