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Custom PS3 firmware released

Following yesterday’s news that the keys to PS3’s most secrets cupboards have been published online, hackers have now released the tools needed to run a custom firmware version on the PS3. Kotaku reports that, for the time being, the exploit itself does not allow the running of either homebrew code …

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Sony: How precise does Move need to be?

In the future Sony could choose to upgrade its motion controller Move via firmware updates over PSN – but the platform holder has said that the device is accurate enough for the time being. We can certainly update it through firmware – the real question is, do we want to?” …

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iOS 4.2 goes live today

Apple has confirmed that its iOS 4.2 software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available today. The update is the first time that iPad has got iOS 4, including multi-tasking, folders, Game Center and a unified email inbox. Meanwhile, all devices are getting access to new wireless printing …

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PSJailbreak returns

It was thought that Sony had won the battle, but the team behind the PSJailbreak hack has released a new version of the device that works with Sony’s latest firmware for PS3. Last month it was reported that the measures implemented by Sony in the latest update for the console …

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Latest Xbox update blocks piracy

It looks as if the recent update to the Xbox 360 UI was more than simply preparation for the arrival of Kinect – it’s also dealt a big blow to the piracy community on the console. Xbox 360 piracy typically works by altering the firmware for the internal DVD drive, …

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Best Buy defends PS3 update charge

US retailer Best Buy has defended the $30 charge it is asking of US customers to update the firmware on their PS3s – a procedure that’s completely free to any consumer with access to the internet. Best Buy’s Geek Squad offers services to support virtually all the gear we sell …

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Best Buy charging for PS3 firmware upgrade

A New York branch on Best Buy is charging customers $30 for upgrading the firmware on their PS3 console, according to a report on DualShockers. Users of the console will know that all they have to do to upgrade the firmware themselves is plug the console into the internet, turn …

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3DS to automatically block pirates

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata has stated that the 3DS will automatically download firmware updates – a method that the exec hopes will help combat Nintendo’s handheld piracy problems. Andriasang reports that the functionality will be included as part of the SpotPass feature set, which allows 3DS machines to autonomously connect …

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Latest PS3 update blocks accessories

A number of third party devices have been rendered redundant following the release of Sony’s latest PS3 firmware update that, amongst other things, introduces some new security measures to combat the recent spate of PS3 piracy devices. Specifically, it looks a number of accessories that connect to console via its …

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Nintendo upgrades Wii, DSi piracy protection

Nintendo has improved its protection against piracy on Wii and DS with new firmware updates. The downloads were released earlier this week and are said to block consumers from using many of the more common flash carts and software modifications that allow pirated games to be played. Official release notes …

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