PS3 Firmware 1.8 Details
Firmware 1.8 will also allow PSP's with the new firmware 3.5 to be able to remote play via PS3. In other words, the PSP can now read stored content on the PlayStation 3 from anywhere in the world. If you're in London and have internet access (or a hotspot) you can launch your PSP to connect to your PS3 all the way back home in New York and stream music, videos, and images from your console. When you're session is done and your connection is closed, the PSP will shut off the PS3. Amazing isn't it?
This feature isn't just limited to the PSP, as the firmware will enable DNLA3 in the PS3 which will allow you to wirelessly connect your DNLA3 compatible laptop, computer, or home network to your PS3 and stream content from it anywhere you are. Visit http://www.dlna.org/en/consumer/home for more information.
The update should go live around midnight on the 24th of May.
5/23/2007 Arnold Katayev