The Morning After – Engadget

Sony’s huge PlayStation State of Play presentation gave me all the pieces I wanted: plenty of Last Fantasy VII Remake information. Apart from that Mat-specific a part of the showcase (a brand new chunk of DLC alongside a free PS5 improve with a terrible name, an FF7 battle royale mobile game that no-one requested for, soundtracks coming to streaming services), there wasn’t any earth-shattering information. There have been a few new titles, some launch dates and extra gameplay footage — I’m already excited for Deathloop.

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Sony

The most important information might need come the morning after State of Play, when a Bloomberg report recommended you’ll be capable of upgrade the PS5’s storage this summer.

The PlayStation 5’s 825GB inner SSD appeared small at launch, particularly when video games already circle 250GB. Whilst you have been in a position to increase storage by way of USB, any enlargement made wouldn’t work for PS5 titles (and the high-speed loading demanded by new-generation consoles). If the report proves true, you’ll be capable of put one other drive into the PS5’s presently empty M.2 enlargement slot, with a firmware console improve apparently guaranteeing there’s no overheating when the system kicks it up a gear.

Now, in case you’ll excuse me, I have to take heed to something. Have an incredible weekend.

— Mat Smith

Kiwi Crates, JuniorJams headphones and digital museum excursions.

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COVID-19 means a number of Engadget editors are homeschooling their youngsters whereas juggling work. Naturally, this has been a wonderful time to embrace the devices we already personal to assist preserve our children engaged. We put out a name asking our editors to inform us which units have confirmed important during the last yr — try the units they discovered useful. Continue reading.

And all of the port choices.

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Framework

Framework, a {hardware} startup based by former Oculus engineer Nirav Patel, desires to take the Fairphone mannequin of a repairable smartphone and convey it to laptops. Virtually all of the machine’s elements, together with the show, battery, keyboard and the show bezels are replaceable. Inside, you’ll additionally discover the SSDs, reminiscence and WiFi modules all use industry-standard sockets. Fairly than fixing the port choice, the corporate has created enlargement playing cards. These are little USB-C linked containers that may add a USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, DisplayPort, MicroSD, an additional SSD or perhaps a discrete headphone amp to the chassis. The gadget will ship summer season 2021, however no value has been set but. Continue reading.

It’s like an Apple retailer, but it surely’s Goal.

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Target

Goal will reportedly open mini Apple shops that make it simpler to browse and purchase devices at its big-box shops. You should buy a brand new iPhone or try the most recent Apple Watch types whilst you’re choosing up some socks, cereal or chewable nutritional vitamins. The primary of those shops will open in February, with Goal employees in these ‘enhanced’ areas getting particular coaching from Apple. Continue reading.

The latter will attempt to sidestep imply Twitter.

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Twitter

Throughout Twitter’s Analyst Day, the social community revealed some huge plans for the long run. Communities could be a Fb groups-like function that may permit Twitter customers to come back collectively primarily based on their pursuits. The corporate additionally mentioned it’s “exploring” options geared extra towards creators who wish to monetize their Twitter following, together with tipping and “tremendous follows.” In response to pictures shared by Twitter, tremendous follows would supply customers with entry to newsletters, particular badges and different “unique content material.”

Twitter can also be engaged on a brand new software that may robotically detect and block abusive accounts for customers, the corporate mentioned throughout its current 2021 Analyst Day presentation. Twitter did not present quite a lot of particulars on the function. Nevertheless, two screenshots confirmed a brand new Safety Mode option customers will be capable of toggle to “mute accounts that is perhaps utilizing insults, name-calling, sturdy language or hateful remarks.” Continue reading.

It goals to present everybody a good shot at a brand new console or graphics card.

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Newegg

Newegg Shuffle is a lottery system. Forward of every draw, you’ll be able to choose sure merchandise that you just’d like a shot at shopping for. For those who’re chosen, Newegg will notify you by e mail and place the objects in your cart.

On the time of writing, Newegg is providing clients the prospect to assert a PS5 bundle (with three video games and an additional DualSense controller) or one in every of a number of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Sequence graphics playing cards. Different merchandise which may seem within the lineup embrace Xbox Sequence X/S, AMD Radeon 6000 collection GPUs and AMD Ryzen 5000 collection graphics playing cards. For those who’ve been attempting to beat bots to extremely sought-after merchandise, then random likelihood is perhaps the most suitable choice accessible. Continue reading.

However wait, there’s extra…

Polestar 2 OTA update improves range and DC charging speeds

Oculus Quest 2 and Portal devices now respond to ‘Hey Facebook’

‘PUBG: New State’ for Android and iOS is set 30 years in the future

Valve pushes developers to consider controller support in Steam games

‘Destiny 2: The Witch Queen’ expansion has been delayed until 2022

‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf’ Sanrio collab brings Hello Kitty items to your town

Xbox Live outage cut off players for over six hours

Amazon loses its head of Fire TV, Kindle and Luna to Unity

There’s a Pokémon news event today at 10 AM ET

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