Sony has announced that they will be releasing the latest PS3 software update next Tuesday the 23rd October 2012.

The latest update isn’t too drastic but will allow PS3 gamers the ability to see their PS Vita trophies on their PS3. An upgrade that fans have been demanding since the PS Vita was released back in February.

The update will also remove the Life with PlayStation application and concludes Sony’s partnership with Stanford University’s Folding@home. 15 million  gamers have given over 100 million computation hours to the Folding@home project to date.

Vijay Pande, Folding@home research lead at Stanford University, had this to say about your contributions:
“The PS3 system was a game changer for Folding@home, as it opened the door for new methods and new processors, eventually also leading to the use of GPUs.

“We have had numerous successes in recent years. Specifically, in a paper just published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, we report on tests of predictions from earlier Folding@home simulations, and how these predictions have led to a new strategy to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

“The next steps, now underway at Stanford, are to take this lead compound and help push it towards a viable drug. It’s too early to report on our preliminary results there, but I’m very excited that the directions set out in this paper do appear to be bearing fruit in terms of a viable drug (not just a drug candidate).”

Source: EU PS Blog

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