PS5 hardware, memes, and games, Galaxy S20 Lite, and more tech news today

PS5 hardware, memes, and games, Galaxy S20 Lite, and more tech news today

Your tech information digest, by the use of the DGiT Daily tech e-newsletter, for Friday, June 12.

1. Finally, the Sony PlayStation 5

Well! Not one however two* PS5 consoles have lastly been unveiled by Sony! (Or to be tremendous grammatically right and never enjoyable in any respect, PlayStations 5).

Here’s what we noticed:

Credit: Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority

  • The shock isn’t simply the design, however that Sony may also provide a less expensive ‘Digital Edition’ of its console. There’s nonetheless a standard Blu-ray disc drive model, as you’d count on, whereas the brand new SSD-only model with no drive in any respect will obtain video games, solely.
  • We don’t know prices or launch date but.
  • *Is it proper to say two? Or only a cheaper, non-disc version? It’s not prefer it’s a PS5 Lite, actually? I welcome your ideas.

The console:

  • Just have a look at that factor. The PlayStation 5 design was hinted at via the sooner DualSense controller launch, and the basic black on black with blue LEDs is gone, now we see aggressive, futuristic curves, white with black touches and blue LED lights.
  • If you missed it, the three-minute reveal is price your time: Sony revealed it standing up, an enormous tower with billowing white curtains virtually, and searching nothing just like the Xbox Series X brick/tower/skyscraper.
  • Later, Sony did exhibit the way it appears to be like if you wish to orientate it horizontally or sideways, which appears to be like a bit extra like a development from PlayStation Three to Four to five, simply with drapes:

1591989282 376 PS5 hardware memes and games Galaxy S20 Lite and moreCredit: Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority

  • The design appears to be like prefer it has lots of warmth dissipation happening in direction of the highest, which means a neatly packaged end wasn’t an choice, with a number of channels wanted for extra warmth to be eliminated.
  • I’m within the camp that by no means needs a tool to overheat, so purposeful design that dissipates warmth with out strictly worrying about measurement, or the way it appears to be like, is nice with me. Even if it’ll by no means be lovely, though seeing it in individual is all the time totally different to the renders.
  • No clues if there’s simply the stark white, or if a black version shall be unveiled.
  • The PS5 Digital Edition is barely slimmer, given the dearth of disc drive.
  • There’s one USB-A and one USB-C port on the entrance of the console, with yet one more USB-A hidden someplace, and two little unnamed button trying issues on the entrance.
  • Given the digital version solely has one in every of these, they’re possible energy and eject buttons.
  • Sony’s made a brand new round stand for conserving it steady vertically and on its aspect, too.
  • PS5 equipment! There’s additionally a brand new dual-lens HD Camera, a DualSense charging station to cost two controllers without delay, new Pulse 3D wi-fi headset/headphones, and a media distant, with a few mysterious unmarked buttons on the underside.
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The video games:

  • For a lot of the present, the main target was on video games. Sony saved folks ready for the {hardware}, in fact, however the entire thing had enormous traction, with Twitter dominated by reactions and pleasure.
  • The video games did a lot of the speaking, which is a secure behavior of PlayStation in retaining concentrate on the experiences that await. And, additionally,, it wasn’t simply going for blow-you-away graphics and AAA video games, however a wide range of artwork types and gameplay and experiences.
  • The likes of Spider-Man Miles Morales opened the occasion, most likely the highest spotlight, with Horizon: Forbidden West closing the present in one other massive second. Big AAA titles captured a great deal of consideration, with epics like Resident Evil Village, Gran Turismo 7, and extra, and arguably, one of many greatest wow moments for the graphics/physics now attainable was with NBA 2K21, with rookie Zion Williamson trying fairly, fairly sensible together with sweat physics, and a candy dunk.
  • But nobody might’ve missed that enjoyable indie video games additionally had loads of time within the solar, too, together with Little Devil Inside, a unusual trying motion sport that doesn’t seem like one thing I’ve performed earlier than, and appears like one of many extra fascinating video games to get to PS5.
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Future of gaming?

  • Sony billed this as the long run. And it will likely be, as a result of this console ought to final half a decade or extra; 2025+. What we noticed did appear and feel a bit extra like right this moment in 4K, with video games working on a a lot sooner and extra succesful system. This future appears to be like nice! It’s simply not that a lot totally different. Which isn’t a foul factor, however…
  • Xbox is specializing in subscription gaming, Game Pass, and Project xCloud for streaming video games.
  • Sony appears to be like prefer it isn’t messing with what’s labored for it since 1994: significantly nice video games, with virtually sure unique hits within the vault that ensures few can resist opting in.
  • The factor is, each approaches really feel like they’ll work. The Xbox path feels a bit extra futuristic, however probably a bumpy street alongside the best way given the subscription-based method, plus {hardware} value. I’d say the ‘Netflix Of Games’ method from Xbox Game Pass works higher while you don’t have to purchase a Netflix field simply to get entry.
  • Let’s see how pricing (and the financial system) appears to be like as we get nearer to the promised Holidays 2020 launch dates for each consoles.


  • Here’s each PS5 sport Sony simply introduced, together with trailers (Wired).
  • What we nonetheless don’t learn about PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (Kotaku).
  • One prolific leaker suggests pricing of $499 and a November 16 launch date for the next-gen console, for no matter that’s price this far out (Laptop Mag).
  • And, on queue, The Last Of Us II evaluations at the moment are out, and practically all describe it as practically insufferable (Kotaku), needlessly bleak (Polygon), perplexing amid decaying magnificence (Ars Technica), and with out the influence for the primary.
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2. Samsung appears to be like like it’s engaged on an reasonably priced Galaxy S20 Lite cellphone, however nonetheless with flagship Snapdragon 865 chip (Android Authority).

3. Here’s our first have a look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, an awesome trying, most likely costly pill (Android Authority).

4. Here is Apple’s lineup for WWDC 2020, together with the keynote on June 22, 10AM PT, and later that day, ‘Platforms State of the Union’ (TechCrunch).

5. Light is out: Firm behind Nokia 9 PureView digicam tech quits smartphones, is now in self-driving autos (Android Authority).

6. Apple and YouTube each launch $100M racial fairness initiatives to help Black causes and creators (Reuters).

7. Veteran chip engineer (and CPU god?) Jim Keller leaves Intel after simply two years (The Verge).

8. Plastic rain is the brand new acid rain, besides worse: there’s no option to scrub water or land or air of the particles (Wired).

9. FCC has “critical doubts” that SpaceX can ship latencies beneath 100ms (Ars Technica).


The PS5 memes are nice and I can’t cease laughing at “i’m glad my router developed the arrogance to pop its collar”, and this, uh, design prototype:

PS5 hardware memes and games Galaxy S20 Lite and moreCredit: Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority

And this:

1591989283 39 PS5 hardware memes and games Galaxy S20 Lite and moreCredit: Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority

  • Here are many extra (Kotaku).


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