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Sony comments on PSP-3000 battery life, will be same as current model

After Sony talked with Gamespot about the upcoming PSP-3000 and its brighter screen, word quickly spread across the Internet that the battery life would be noticeably worse than that of the current PSP-2000 model and that users would have to use an new extended life battery to get the same life as the PSP-2000 with a standard battery.

In a new post at PlayStation.Blog, Sony’s directory of hardware marketing John Koller attempts to set the record straight.

According to Koller, the PSP-3000 will have the same battery life as the PSP-2000. Yes, the new, brighter screen does draw more power, but Sony’s engineers have worked to reduce the power consumption of other components within the system.

On a full charge, the PSP-3000 should get 4 – 6 hours of gameplay time or about 4 – 5 hours of watching UMD videos.

[Via PlayStation.Blog]

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Life Machines concepts entertain/frighten

life_concepts_shaving_machineWhen computers finally overthrow us (probably thanks to some Google idea gone horribly wrong), they’ll need some robot enforcers. A good place to start might be with the PostlerFurguson “Life Machines”.

UK-based designer PostlerFurguson is trying to work out how “an aging population’s needs can be met through technology.”

To help illustrate some ideas, they’ve created and photographed several concepts to (I assume) get us thinking about them.

The picture you see here of the clothes dryer exhaust tubing (or robot of the “future” from the 1950’s) shaving to man is one of them–that’s the machine shaving concept.

A couple more of my favorites are the machine breakfast, and the machine ear cleaning concepts.

Check of the rest here.

[Via Gizmodo]