Sony's new PSP proves to be a hackers' paradise

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You have to admire the way computer hackers take to new devices - they turn them inside out and figure out how to do things with them the manufacturers never intended.

Sony's handheld gaming machine, the PSP, officially hits the market here on September 1 (you can pre-order the value pack at Dick Smith Electronics for $430).

The PSP will let you play games, connect wirelessly to multiplayer gaming websites, watch movies, look at pictures and listen to music. But overseas users have already made it do much more.

Innovative hacks for the PSP include giving it the ability to freely surf the web (something not currently possible on the device), host internet chat sessions, store regular media files and emulate versions of old games from other platforms.

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