Sony PS3 Comes to Life

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Sony just released Life with PlayStation worldwide to owners of the PlayStation 3. This is a new lifestyle service that offers a visual and interactive way to access information from around the globe.

The first installation will be Live Channel, which will have a place and time world map with cloud imagery, which is provided in participation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center. The channel will also have weather information from The Weather Channel, news headlines from Google News, and live camera images of nearly 60 cities around the globe provided in part by The Earth Television Network.

It looks like Sony plans to deliver interactive content through Live Channel and other channels, and possibly open the door for branded partnerships down the line. Life with PlayStation is made available through Sony as part of Stanford University’s distributed computing project Folding@home.

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