Printed from http://www.electronista.com

PS3 update with background downloads, folding debuts

updated 09:35 am EDT, Tue March 20, 2007

PS3 1.6 Update Official

Sony today confirmed that it would release its anticipated 1.6 PlayStation 3 Update on Thursday, adding some of the most heavily requested features to the recent game console. Background downloading is one of the most important changes, the company says. As with an update last year to the Xbox 360, the PS3 can now download games, movies, and other content in the background, queuing up as many as six files while browsing the web or playing media through the main console interface. Owners will also have the option of running Folding@home on idle systems, using the specialized Cell CPU to help solve protein folding problems roughly 20-30 times faster than a normal PC.

Other major changes slated to go live include Bluetooth keyboard and mouse support with a more advanced on-screen keyboard for those who use only the gamepad; a Remote Play feature for 20GB PS3 owners who want to stream media to the PSP handheld over a local Wi-Fi network without the 60GB console's built-in wireless; and the ability to set the Web browser's resolution independently from the TV. The 1.6 upgrade should be a free download when it becomes available on March 22nd.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. Guest

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Nov 1999

    0

    UPDATE NOT SO GOOD

    THE 1.6 UPDATE IS THE SAME THING NOTREALY NEW THE ONLY THING IS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD STUFF AND BE DOING SOMETHING ELSE NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As 802.11ac networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices, you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News