08-29-2008 02:09 PM
Sony Computer Entertainment exec Kaz Hirai announced "Life with layStation®" for the PS®3. During the presentation, the "Life" was demoed for the audience for the first time — the service shows the Earth, and users can access current news and weather for locations around the world. It's possible to even pull up the full article from the headline. Users can also set background music while looking at the Earth, checking the weather and the world news. Click through pics below to see it in action.
Kaz also added;
“For the primary version the application sticks to the present time but in the future we plan to build a system that can visually present stored photos and movies according to their recorded time and place, allowing users with their friends and family to enjoy the visuals in chronological order.”
Check the video of the conference in Japan: http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2008/06/27/life-with-play
As you all heard on E3 2008.
It will be a new feature that will be added to your PLAYSTATION®3. But in "Life with PlayStation®" you would be able to check local or international News that you are interesting on around the world and Weathers of different region.You would be able to use FOLDING@HOME at the same time you would be using Life with PlayStation®.
As Many of us heard Jack Tretton (President and CEO Sony Computer Entertainment America) on SONY's E3 2008 Press Conference. He anaunced that "Life with PlayStation®" was going to be available by the end of July, 2008. But apperantly they move it for anytime in 2008.
I’ve got some good news and some okay news. We’ll start with the okay part. We’re still pushing some paperwork on Life with PlayStation — so hold tight just a bit longer. Now on to the good news, the Life with PlayStation application is looking great and to quench some of the curiosity around what it’s all about, here’s what I can share today.
We’re going to offer this as a free service that will be easily accessible directly from the XMB. Life with PlayStation will feed live content to your PS3 with updates on news and weather on a visually stunning and interactive global map. Imagine being able to wake up to your PS3 to see if you need to pack an umbrella for the day. Or just relax as you listen to your favorite tunes while reading up on top news from around the world.
We’re also very excited to share that Life with PlayStation will be combined with our Folding@home project. What does this mean? While you’re tuned into Life with PlayStation, you’ll also be helping Stanford researchers cure diseases like Alzheimer’s and various types of cancer while Folding@home is running in the background.
We know you’re eager to check it out for yourself, so we’re working hard to get it in your hands. Stay tuned.
We’d like to provide a quick update on Life with PlayStation for PLAYSTATION 3. We know many of you are eager to try out the new service for yourself, but you’ll have to hold tight. Due to a few procedural matters, the new service will make its way to PlayStation fans in August.
Rest assured, Life with PlayStation will be a service that introduces a new way to interact with your PS3. By bringing information from around the world into your living room, Life with PlayStation will offer a variety of interactive content and channels on a visually stunning worldwide map interface.
We’re focused on continuously expanding the world of PS3 through new services and hope to do just that with the upcoming launch of Life with PlayStation.