Archive for category Life with Playstation
I only checked this out for a couple minutes before work so I can’t give a full impression yet. But first thing I noticed is that it doesn’t have very many cities yet. It doesn’t list mine either. Hopefully they’ll add more cities over time.
It’s to bad you can’t add your own city via zip code to get the weather and news for your area. It’s just using Google news for the news in that area. Oh well, maybe in a later update?
A cool feature with Life with PlayStation is real time clouds all over the world. They are updated about every hour or so. That info is coming from University of Wisconsin. And the actual weather is from the Weather Channel. It also has a web cams for the supported cities to.
To update just start up Folding@home, after the update the icon will change to Life with Playstation. Let us know what you think.
Folding@home does run in the background so might as well join our folding team 55054
Sony says it’s on it’s way, but it seems it won’t be August any more. It will be accessed directly from the XMB and it will be combined with Folding@home. So you check the news, weather, etc. and use Folding@home all at once.
While I’m talking about Folding@home be sure to join our team 55054, at the moment we only have 14 active members. But we are currently ranked 359, not bad, keep it up
Come join our PS3Blog.net Folding@Home Team
The Team Number is 55054
Here is another website to check our stats.
It’s very simple to join our team. Once you’ve launched Life With PlayStation, hold square and select Folding@home. Press the triangle button to bring up the Options, select “Current Channel”, and then select “Identity”. Here you can change your donor name, which I suggest doing. If not it defaults to PS3. After that select “Join an exiting team” and enter PS3Blog.net’s team number 55054. And that’s it, your now part of the team. To get more points on your PS3, choose the advanced option in the settings.
Here is a nice option for people that use the remote play option of the PS3. Just start remote play and start the Folding@home app. Then you can turn off your PSP, and the folding@home app will continue. Then when you try to connect again via remote play you will get the folding@home screen. From there you can go back to XMB if you wish.
Even PC users can join the team. I have my work PC running the folding@home software as well. You can download the PC version here.
For those who are yet unfamiliar with the term, Folding@Home is a project which was started by researchers from Stanford University. The project involves the study of protein folding which has been thought to be the root of diseases such as Alzheimer s Disease, Parkinson s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, cystic fibrosis, and some types of cancer. The aim of the project is to help the researchers to build models and simulations of these proteins by lending them some CPU power and a bit of bandwidth.
My Donor name is xBerserker