Hello Daniweb Community, I have recently been thinking about switching from a Wi-Fi connection to a direct connection over ethernet, however when I tried an ethernet connection from my router to my PS4, I calculated the average download speed after about 5 Wi-Fi connection tests and 5 ethernet connection tests and it averaged around the same. So there was no major difference, so what benefits would I have with a ethernet connection? I use my PS4 to listen to [Spotify](http://spotify.com) and sometimes it will drop or lag a bit, as well as when I have more than one person on …

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Hello guys, right now am trying to develope many php applications trying to learn php, now am good enough to start my own project, and am thinking to develope a games staticstis site for PS3 players I've done a leaderboard containe many players to get thier stats from Sony here is an example : http://pic4u.netau.net/iqlb/indexv2.php now am trying to add games sections which contain games that players have, so if someone clicked on player name it will shows his games, now its come to my first question in project. if I create a 'games' table in my DB how I …

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Hello Community, I was wondering why can't i access my website on both of my computers, but for some reason i can access it on my ps3. I can't even access it from filezilla, i't is like my computers are ignoring my website, and on both computer i get this message (Image-Below): ![AccountUnavailable](/attachments/large/3/Untitled-12.png) Can someone please help...

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Trying to determine if my Linksys router is bad or not. Internet through Insight Arris cable modem with Linksys router. PC connects to internet fine through wired connection from router. PS3 game system won't connect via wireless or wired connection. DNS error. Phone won't connect to wireless. Used to work with no problem Can not connect to Linksys via 192.168.1.1 Have completed a factory reset on router.

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It's very interesting to read that the Playstation 3 [URL="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8478764.stm"]might at last have been hacked[/URL] by the same man who 'jailbroke' the iPhone for the first time. Interesting but not all that much use. I mean, who wants a hacked PS3 anyway? The report to which I've linked says there are a number of reasons someone might want to do this. You could persuade it to play home made games. OK, copy that, it might be interesting. You could play pirated games. Not to be encouraged but I understand the appeal (although a second-hand game is usually so cheap it's …

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If you have not used one of these 'universal' programmable remote control devices for a while then prepare yourself for a shock of stellar proportions: this thing is really easy to use. No, I mean it, really easy. One For All rightly claims that it is just a three button process. The first of those buttons is quite aptly labelled 'magic' because that's exactly what appears to happen. [attach]17970[/attach] Press the 'magic' button, select the type of device you want to control (TV, Set Top Box, DVD, AMP, MP3 or Games Console) and then enter the appropriate generic code for …

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So i have a video that i want to convert, so my PS3 can read it. It is an mp4 that i wish to convert for the PS3, so a possible output would be to an avi or divx file. However some of the converters i have tried take up to an hour just to convert 20% of the video! So my question is what is the [B]fastest free[/B] video converter? Additional info - File size 151mb File Format - mp4 Preferred output - PS3 (avi?) The file may be HD, and i am looking to change the resolution to …

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Hi, I am about to get a PS3. I know that you install Linux distros for the system. Anyways, I would like to play XBox 360 games on my PS3. Does anyone know any good emulators for that?

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I am a budding game programmer trying to get into the industry programming for PS3, Xbox 360. The main problem I see is the need to demonstrate my skills to a potential employer, but without access to Dev kits for the PS3 or Xbox 360, doing this directly is impossible. My question is, what is the best alternative way to show console developers my skills? C++ programming in DirectX for Windows seems close to showing Xbox 360 programming skills, and C++ programming in OpenGL seems relatively close to showing PS3 programming skills. Unfortunately, it seems from web research as if …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16747[/ATTACH]Sony’s impenetrable fortress, a.k.a, the PlayStation 3, has been compromised. OzModChips.com just announced their version of a “jailbreak” for the PS3. What they claim to have is a plug-and-play modchip in the form of a USB stick. When plugged into the PS3, it allows an impressive amount of access into the system, most important of all, the ability to backup your retail PS3 discs onto a USB hard-drive, and subsequently, play the backups without the retail disc in the system. Does it really work? Have the hackers really found a way to exploit a weakness in the PS3? Well, it’s …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16784[/ATTACH]Polyphony Digital has been working on Gran Turismo 5 for nearly six years, and finally, the game’s November 2010 release date is just around the corner. When the lead designer, Kazunori Yamauchi, told press at E3 that, "We've actually reached a point where we can probably release [GT5] anytime, except that you can also keep working as long as you want to as well, it's just a matter of timing”, what he should have said was that they were trying to cram as much content into the game as possible. Three new features were announced at the recent Gamescom conference …

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16693[/ATTACH]Kotaku reported a convincing rumor this morning that the new president over at LucasArts, Paul Meegan, has cancelled [I]The Force Unleashed 3[/I] for all platforms. This is an extremely bold move considering his limited, two-month employment at LucasArts. The game was already in production, and it’s likely that the favorable [I]Force Unleashed 2[/I] team leader, former creative-director Haden Blackman, exited late July because he had a sense of what LucasArts was to become under the new leader. To add further insult to all things [I]Unleashed[/I], Kotaku’s source also claims that once [I]The Force Unleashed 2[/I] ships in October, Meegan will …

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As more Q1 fiscal reports keep rolling in, it's clear that Sony stands out among the gaming pack, thanks in part to a significant rise is PS3 Sales. Unfortunately, Nintendo and Capcom didn't fare so well. [ATTACH=RIGHT]16254[/ATTACH][B]Sony[/B] Sony bounced back from a 1st quarter loss of $426 million last year, fueled by increased sales of the PlayStation 3 hardware and software. They finished the quarter ending June 30th with a net income of $295 million, and sales of $18.7 billion. The PlayStation arm of Sony is still reporting an operating loss of $43 million, but it is a significant improvement …

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It only took Sony four years, but they’ve finally created their version of the Wii killer: a glowing magic wand lollipop known to the world as the PlayStation Move. Requiring Sony's PlayStation Eye camera to deliver the experience dubbed by some as the most advanced motion controlled gaming to date via Bluetooth technology, it is slated to take interactivity to new heights for casual and hardcore gamers alike[ATTACH]15862[/ATTACH]In conjunction with its release on September 19th, Sony plans to release two Move bundles, which were announced and priced on Wednesday: the PlayStation 3 Sports Champion Move Bundle and the Playstation Move …

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Sales for the latest Tiger Woods PGA Tour titles from Electronic Arts have plummeted 68% from last years edition of the game and people have begun pointing fingers at the entitled golfer's promiscuity. It sure is easy to pass the buck when the accused is steeping in scandal, but that isn't the only factor at hand. [ATTACH=RIGHT]15911[/ATTACH]Doug Creutz of Cowan & Company believes Tiger caused permanent damage to the franchise, but he recognizes that he isn't entirely to blame. In a note to investors, he states, “Although this is probably due in part to the fact that last year's version …

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Sony has just put its Linux user base in the dust bin with its newest update that doesn't allow installing another operating system to its popular game console. Thanks, Sony. I'm now making believe that you're going to lose market share because of this. I'm also making believe that this move is another attempt to remove Linux' competitive edge from the marketplace. Your excuse that you, "don't want people tinkering with the system" is bogus. I think I smell a rat. I rat that smells of rainy days, seawater and space needles. Users are already upset about Sony removing this …

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Hi everyone, I'm looking to tinker with developing an OS from scratch, but the only machine I have that's 'tinkerable' (i.e. that I don't have important work or anything on) is my PS3 (not the slim version, so I can install "Other OS"). I've seen an example on the net of how to write a bootloader that simply displays "Hello World" on the screen, but I'm wondering how to do this on the PS3. In short, I'm looking for a tutorial on how to write a bootloader for the PS3. If there's any experts out there, a few tutorials for …

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Ok I have been looking for this for a while it is the ultimate list of repositories for the Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake distro. It will give you so many program choices you wont know what to do. simply goto your terminal and type sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list (I chose gedit for this because im assuming it is the easiest for people try kate for kde, also nano,vi, and emacs should work) and then add this to the file # Treviño’s Ubuntu Dapper Sources list # http://italy.copybase.ch/blog/?page_id=13 # # Based on source-o-matic (http://www.ubuntulinux.nl/source-o-matic) list # Added extra repository # # If …

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Sony Computer Entertainment America has filed a patent application, number [URL="http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=2&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PG01&s1=laugh&OS=laugh&RS=laugh"]20090195392[/URL], which could lead to a PlayStation controller that knows when you are happy, sad or just plain angry. The patent application is officially for a 'laugh detector and system and method for tracking an emotional response to a media presentation' has an abstract which reads "Information in the form of emotional responses to a media presentation may be passively collected, for example by a microphone and/or a camera. This information may be tied to metadata at a time reference level in the media presentation and used to examine the …

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If it wasn't bad enough that someone is filing for a trademark to cover an adult-oriented games console called a SexBox, the world's largest adult entertainment company is seeking approval from Sony to turn its entertainment console into a PornStation 3. Silican Xtal Corp, a San Jose based integrated circuit manufacturing company, has filed a trademark claim with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a SexBox. The filing refers to a "Video Gaming System Console comprised of computer hardware with unique user controls which plays interactive Adult Only rated video game software titles." I cannot imagine that the Microsoft …

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Most people welcomed the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4642.html"]news[/URL] that the Sony PlayStation 3 was slimming down, both in physical size and in terms of off the shelf pricing. The Linux crowd are not so impressed however. According to SCE president and CEO Kazuo Hirai, the PS3 slim is some 36 percent lighter and 32 percent smaller than the original PS3 but retains the Blu-ray player along with a 120GB hard drive. What it has got rid of, according to [URL="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/28/sony_ps3_slim_linux_install_loss/"]reports[/URL], is the option to run Linux under an Install Other OS option that is available on the fat PS3. Who cares, you might …

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Don't get me wrong, I'm a great fan of the PS3 but not for the gaming which, when compared to the Xbox 360 is in a totally different league in my opinion. But when it comes to the actual hardware, well, the PS3 wins every time. Not only is it of a far higher quality than the Xbox 360, and if you don't believe me then ask those people who when surveyed revealed the Xbox 360 has a [URL="http://www.itpro.co.uk/blogs/daveyw/2009/08/21/xbox-360-fail/"]failure rate of 50 percent[/URL] compared to just 10 percent for the PS3, but it also has Blu-ray. Truth be told, when …

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According to the latest figures to be released, it would seem that as far as gamers in the UK are concerned Nintendo is the bees knees grabbing nearly half the market. The [URL="http://www.elspa.com/"]ELSPA[/URL] numbers show that the [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/22425/532/"]Wii[/URL] managed to increase game software sales by 112 percent over the previous year to hit a total of 20.1 million sold. Only just behind was the DS with some 19.1 million games. Add it all up and you get, if my math is correct, 39.2 million Nintendo games sold in the UK during 2008. Not bad, considering the total number of games …

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A typically eloquent contribution from my colleague Happygeek tells us a great deal about the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3522.html"]games console wars[/URL]. Xbox is outselling the PS3 but they're both being trounced by the Wii. So far so good, but my guess is that the Xbox will still be the long-term loser. And I'll tell you why - the PS3 isn't going to be a games console in its next iteration. That's my guess. You'll want a bit of evidence. First let's have a look at a release I received last week. HiFi manufacturer Denon is releasing what it's convinced is a good-value Blu-Ray …

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The official US PlayStation 3 blog has [URL="http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/06/17/firmware-v236-coming-soon-v240-to-include-trophies-in-game-xmb/"]posted a confirmation[/URL] of the forthcoming firmware update. I think we can accept this as being genuine, seeing as how it has come from the Director of PlayStation Network Operations, Eric Lempel, himself. So no more speculation and rumor, the truth is finally out there. In what is, admittedly, a rather short posting Lempel confirms that the update will include the long awaited XMB access in-game to enable players to access the console menu without first having to quit the game they are playing. About time too. I am sure I cannot be …

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Nick Breese is a researcher with New Zealand based security outfit [URL="http://security-assessment.com/"]Security-Assessment.com[/URL] and found himself giving a presentation at the Kiwicon hacker conference in Wellington earlier this week. His presentation looked at the use of the PlayStation 3 games console to crack passwords, and Breese concluded that when compared to the current best speeds of Intel for the same purpose, the PS3 performed an incredible 100 times faster. According to Breese, eight character strong passwords can be brute force broken in just a couple of days by making the most of the Cell processor in the PS3 whereas before it …

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[URL="http://www.playstation.com/"]Sony Computer Entertainment[/URL] Europe has announced the availability of the latest system software for the PlayStation 3, finally taking it into V2.00 territory. To be honest it isn't that great a leap forward, although there is one nice new feature: the ability to turn a PS3 system on and off remotely, using a PlayStation Portable via the Remote Play1 function, allowing for a truly mobile partnership between the two systems. Assuming, that is, your PSP has firmware version 3.50 (so none of the naughty rolling back of PSP software to allow game 'backups' to be played) and also assuming that …

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So the Sony PlayStation 3 has been available for a little over a week in Europe, and in that time it has officially become the second fastest selling games console ever in the UK. [URL="http://www.charttrack.co.uk/"]ChartTrack[/URL], an organisation that monitors such things, reports that the first two days of release saw some 165,000 PS3 consoles sold. Second place in the history stakes isn’t all bad news for Sony, it also has the number one spot which was with the PlayStation Portable. The PSP shifted some 185,000 units at launch. The PS3 did break one record though, as the most expensive games …

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Everyone is up-in-the-arms about Nintendo's new console beating Sony's. The sales of the Wii in November (roughly 467,000) are more than double the PS3 sales (147,000), according to NPD. But what most articles about this don't talk about: the PS2 is still winning, and easily. It managed to sell 664,000 Playstation 2 units. That's a lot. Especially for an old console. Why is this so? Many people probably like their PS2s. After all, that's why the Playstation 2 became so popular. The Playstation 3 also costs way too much. The Blu-ray support adds a lot of $$$, and Sony's been …

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All 3 major game consoles have been released -- Microsoft's Xbox 360, Nintendo's Wii, and Sony's Playstation 3. Out of all of these, the [URL="http://today.reuters.com/news/articlebusiness.aspx?type=technology&storyID=nN29388999&from=business"]PlayStation 3 appears to be losing[/URL]. Why? The previous generation console, the PS2, dominated consoles created by Microsoft and Nintendo. The answer lies in the companies objectives when creating their console. Microsoft basically created something with better graphics, and focused on what was most popular in their previous console: Xbox Live. The graphics aren't a huge leap on all games, but they found what worked. They're doing alright. Nintendo decided to think outside the box. They …

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The End.