Items tagged with ngp

And now, we know the name for Sony's Next Generation Portable. The NGP, as it's called, will now be forever known as the PlayStation Vita, and unlike the PSPgo launch, it's looking more and more like Sony may just get this one right. The Vita will be sold as a standalone handheld gaming console (with Wi-Fi), or as a 3G device exclusively from AT&T. Sony Ericsson and AT&T have a longstanding relationship, so it's possible that the Sony roots there assisted in making this one available only to America's most hated network. The PS Vita will sell for $249 (Wi-Fi) or $299 (3G), and the name... Read more...
Location-based apps and gaming is surely the "next big thing," and Sony looks to be riding that wave right along. The company, along with Skyhook, has this week announced that Skyhook's Core Engine will be embedded in the next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP) from Sony Computer Entertainment. The NGP shook up the gaming universe earlier this year, and while a lot of details remain to be sorted (including a price), this detail is a mystery no more. It'll be able to keep tabs on your location if you opt-in, and it will better enable gamers to enjoy location-aware games and... Read more...
Can you believe this? That's not the PSP, that's the next PSP. And not the next PSPgo. Are you still with us? We hope so. Sony's PSPgo was more of an experiment than anything else. It relied solely on digital downloads, not accepting UMDs or physical discs of any kind. It was a drastic shift in approach for the company's handheld business, and they apparently learned a thing or two from it: physical media is still useful, and still demanded. The next-generation PSP, codenamed the NGP for now, was introduced today in Tokyo, Japan. The company announced that it wouldn't actually be on sale until... Read more...
In an effort to combat phishing attacks, the CA/Browser forum has come up with an extended validation certificate for websites. You'll have to verify your business isn't just a Post Office box and a server in Russia to get validated. The Forum has developed guidelines for Extended Validation SSL certificates that are far more robust than traditional SSL certificates. They will suddenly become much more important to consumers in January, when Microsoft begins using them with IE7 to verify that sites are safe to use. A green address bar... Read more...