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Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Ars Technica reviews Sony's much-anticipated motion control scheme for PlayStation 3.Ars Technica reviews Sony's much-anticipated motion control scheme for PlayStation 3.

It's bad news when you reveal a product this large, with so much riding on it, and within an hour people are putting down the controller and walking away from the demos.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:07 AM | Tags (10) | arstechnica | controls | gaming | motion | move | playstation | ps3 | review | sony | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

Sony finally pulls the curtain back on their new Wii-like motion controllers.Sony finally pulls the curtain back on their new Wii-like motion controllers.

I like how Sony's marketing department is billing this a way to 'graduate' for respective owners of the Nintendo Wii console.  Upgrading your current PS3 setup with these new motion controllers (with video camera) will set you back a hundred bucks or less.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:13 AM | Tags (8) | controllers | graduation | marketing | motion | playstation | ps3 | sony | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Y2K-like bug responsible for recent PlayStation Network outage.Y2K-like bug responsible for recent PlayStation Network outage.

The company urged customers not to use the older PlayStation 3 systems until the problem is resolved, warning that doing so could cause errors and make it impossible to record gaming achievements and restore some data.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:41 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | videogames | sony | outage | playstation | network | y2k | bug |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

PlayStation Network outage causes some annoyance for owners of the PS3 console.PlayStation Network outage causes some annoyance for owners of the PS3 console.

Although Sony says it will have a fix by this morning, it has not yet said what went wrong. Anecdotal evidence points to a combination of DRM and firmware issues rather than a network outage.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:54 AM | Tags (9) | psn | sony | playstation | rrod | wired | downtime | meltdown | outage | firmware |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Take a video tour of the International Space Station in HD thanks to YouTube.Take a video tour of the International Space Station in HD thanks to YouTube.

Always wanted to know what life would be like aboard a working space station? This seven minute video will give you a good indication of just that. Enjoy, future space travelers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:08 AM | Tags (7) | iss | space | station | tour | hd | highdef | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

Internet access finally comes to astronauts aboard the International Space Station.Internet access finally comes to astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

And what did the astronauts do first with said brand new Internet access capabilities? Why they sent the first tweet from space of course. NASA expects this newly announced capability to 'enhance morale and productivity.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:47 AM | Tags (6) | space | astronauts | internet | access | station | iss |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Gamer pays $330,000 for virtual space station.Gamer pays $330,000 for virtual space station.

...$330,000 for a fully-equipped space station, boasting multiple biodomes packed with exciting hunting opportunities, a thriving bar, and extensive shopping and reincarnation facilities. Sounds like a bargain, but there's one drawback: it's not real.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:21 AM | Tags (11) | gamer | online | virtual | space | station | money | currency | dumb | silly | crystalpalace | entopia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Ten of the coolest train stations around the world for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the coolest train stations around the world for your viewing pleasure.

The recently remodeled Southern Cross Station has a distinctive wavy roof that looks like a mix between metal ant hills and rolling waves. The roof is both distinctive and oddly beautiful, and even has the practical function of dispelling fumes from the tracks bellow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:13 PM | Tags (5) | trains | stations | travel | nileguide | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.

The bad news: PS3 owners will need to put a special Blu-ray disc in the game console, which will enable streaming via the Blu-ray's BD Live functionality. That's a departure from all other Netflix-enabled devices, which just have the Netflix option as a built-in feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:42 AM | Tags (10) | bluray | departure | disc | live | netflix | playstation | ps3 | sony | special | streaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Playstation 3 managed to outsell Xbox and Wii in September.Playstation 3 managed to outsell Xbox and Wii in September.

Enticed by the PS3s newly reduced price, U.S. consumers bought 481,800 consoles, edging out the Wii's 462,800. Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox came in third with 352,600 sales.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:23 PM | Tags (10) | gaming | videogames | ps3 | wii | nintendo | xbox | microsoft | sales | outsell | playstation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Sony PlayStation 3 sales doing quite well after latest price drop.Sony PlayStation 3 sales doing quite well after latest price drop.

Sales of PS3 hardware at its 'top retailers' jumped 300% for the first week of September versus the week before the system's price was cut to $299 for the 120GB 'slim' unit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:11 AM | Tags (8) | ps3 | sony | playstation | sales | price | cut | drop | increase |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Buzz Lightyear all set to make journey home from the International Space Station.Buzz Lightyear all set to make journey home from the International Space Station.

Disney is even planning a ticker-tape parade celebrating his return to this planet. No, seriously.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 11:07 AM | Tags (7) | buzz | home | iss | lightyear | return | space | station |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Your iPhone packaging can also double as a makeshift docking station.Your iPhone packaging can also double as a makeshift docking station.

A pretty swanky way to make an iPhone dock on the cheap.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 12:29 PM | Tags (7) | apple | iphone | diy | dock | station | glue | makeshift |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sony pulls the curtain back on slim version of PlayStation 3.Sony pulls the curtain back on slim version of PlayStation 3.

...and it also comes with a lower price tag now at just $299 now too. Welcome back to the party Sony.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:22 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | gaming | playstation | pricedrop | ps3 | slim | sony | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Netflix and Sony team up to stream movies to Bravia television owners.Netflix and Sony team up to stream movies to Bravia television owners.

But what about that certain other particular Sony device that people seem to use a lot?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:31 AM | Tags (8) | bravia | netflix | partnership | playstation | ps3 | sony | streaming | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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