Today Sony released an update for PSP. This update boosted the systems audio funtions. The update can be installed directly through the PSP using System Update. When connected to the internet through your PSP, you can get the update from Sonys Website to a memory stick and then installed, or can be ran from an updated UMD disc.
1) RSS (Really Simple Syndication v2.0) functionality has been added for audio streams. PSP owners connected to the Internet can now easily check through Web sites for updated streaming audio content such as podcasts. The RSS function works only for streaming audio files, and playback only.
2) Windows Media Audio files are now supported with Firmware 2.6. Copyright-protected files will not be playable, but all other WMA files saved on Memory Stick Duos can be heard through the PSPs Music menu.
Smaller additions include volume adjustment in the control panel of the LocationFree player, Chinese character font support for the Internet Browser, and copy-protected video content downloadable directly to the units Memory Stick Duo.
News source: GameSpot
The immediately noticeable changes are that we are running Invision Power Board 2.1.3 and the v3.9 design has been revamped, codenamed Swift the new design removes a lot of the nested tables present in the 2001 v3.0 design here at Neowin.net.
Most of the changes are in the code, but we also made huge improvements to the layout and underlying css.
The server layout has changed too. We now use 1 dedicated server for MySQL data and 2 for Apache, the 4th does DNS, web and pop email.
Marcel (Redmak) has also coded a new news script backend and the design was updated there aswell, making the page lighter and more responsive overall.
The neowin 5 theme is not completed yet, due to the fact that staff have day jobs and the recent thanksgiving holiday halted development there temporarily, its next on the list. The most important thing is to have a working situation we can move to and Im confident the updates will be sufficient while we finish up the new design on the new servers.