After yesterday’s early accidental release of Life with PlayStation, Sony has officially announced the release of the new service today. The service is available for free and can be downloaded through the Folding@Home icon on the XMB under the [Network] category. Life with PlayStation delivers a new way for you to utilize your PS3 to instantly access real-time news and information like weather updates from over 60 cities around the world. While the service is in use, you will also be helping Stanford University to work towards curing diseases such as Alzheimer?s and various types of cancers.
Life with PlayStation provides a stunning interactive globe, a 3D world map that you can twirl around to see live cloud movement courtesy of the University of Wisconsin, combined with up-to-date weather information from the Weather Channel, top news headlines provided by Google news, and live web cam images via the Earth Television Network – all localized to the select city.