Feeds

Sony to tune slimline PSP into Japanese TV

Final Fantasy anniversary handheld coming too

Security for virtualized datacentres

If you're already annoyed that Japan gets most of the good gadgets first, then Sony's announcement that a TV tuner for the upcoming, slimmed down 'PSP 2' will only appear there is likely to enrage you further still.

PSP_tvtuner
Sony's PSP TV tuner: Japan only

The 17g TV Tuner was announced this week, following last week's unveiling of the thinner PSP. The device will only be available on Sony's home turf because it tunes into 1seg, Japan's mobile terrestrial digital audio, video and data broadcasting service. It's only compatible with the PSP-2000, not the original console, the PSP-1000.

Sony also announced that it will release its new PSP model in an additional "Bloom" colour series, which includes rose pink, lavender purple and felicia blue.

The PSP TV tuner is due to hit Japanese stores this September, around the same time as the slim PSP's launch, and will cost ¥6980 (£27/€41/$57).

Japan will also take stock of a limited, numbered edition Final Fantasy slim PSP, for the game's tenth anniversary. This will be sold as a bundle pack that includes the Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII game, a silver PSP emblazoned with Final Fantasy logos, and a key-ring.

PSP_finalfant
The Final Fantasy special edition PSP

The bundle pack, of which its rumoured only 77,777 will be made, will appear in Japanese stores a week earlier than the official slim PSP in Japan and retail for around ¥25,890 (£103/€153/$212).

Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE
Rival electronic giant tries to iron out allegations
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.