Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jan 2010 23:34 UTC
Games "The first hacker to successfully jailbreak the iPhone says he has pulled off yet another modding marvel, this time penetrating the previously impervious PlayStation 3 gaming console. The hack by 20-year-old George Hotz, aka geohot, is significant because the PS3 was the only game console that hadn't been hacked, despite being on the market for more than three years. The feat greatly expands the functionality of the box by allowing it to run unrestricted versions of Linux and a wide range of games that are currently forbidden. The hardware and software designer told El Reg it took him five weeks to develop the hack using a combination of modifications to the console's hardware and software."
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by Doca on Tue 26th Jan 2010 10:22 UTC
Doca
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2006-01-30

"We need a new blockbuster to build up marketing and raise sales again"
"There is this boy that's tinkering with our hardware..."
"Oh... nevermind, then. Prepare estrategy 66"
"Order 66, you said?"
"Whatever... It's 'How to counter-react furious publishers and all other people we promised the architecture won't be hacked' "
"You mean THIS, sir?" (shows a glowing book with several locks and human skin as cover)
"Yes, that one".

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