Sony Japan has announced the upcoming release of a new USB device for the PS3 named torne. Apparently the device is part TV tuner and part DVR as it allows you to watch, search, and record television using the PS3 itself. DVR’d shows can be saved either to the PS3’s hard drive or a USB-connected external drive. The device can record even while the PS3 is engaged in a Blu-Ray or game. Shows can also be watched on a PSP using Remote Play or transferred to a Memory Stick. torne will be available in Japan this March. As of right now there have been no announcements on releases in other regions.