Life with PlayStation is a lifestyle service that offers users a visual and interactive way to use their PlayStation 3 to access news and information from around the world.
LIVE CHANNEL delivers worldwide news and information centering on the themes of place and time using a world map interface.
Some of the live content includes cloud imagery (provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center), along with weather information (provided by The Weather Channel), news headlines (provided by Google News™), and live camera images (partially provided by The Earth Television Network) of nearly 60 cities around the globe.
Through LIVE CHANNEL, PS3 users can enjoy worldwide news and live information free of charge.
Life with PlayStation will continually deliver a wide variety of interactive content and channels to living rooms through network connected PS3 systems to enhance the world of entertainment made possible by PS3.
While you browse any channel, your PS3 system will also contribute to Stanford University's Folding@home - a distributed computing project aimed at understanding protein folding, misfolding and related diseases. Folding@home supports a unique ranking system for PS3, which enables users to see where they stand among the worldwide contributors based on their level of contribution.
PS3 users can easily join Life with PlayStation by simply clicking the icon located under Network on the PS3 Home Menu (XMB).