The PS4 controller will work with PS5, but not PS5 games

Well, R.I.P. the PS4 controller… kind of. Sony today revealed in an official PlayStation blog post which PS4 peripherals can still be used with the upcoming PlayStation 5. While some peripherals will carry over, the PS4 controller won’t, at least not when it comes to playing the new games. The company says, in response to the question of whether the DualShock 4 controller will work with PS5 games: “No, we believe that PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features we’re bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller.” Read: A eulogy for my deceased… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Google confirms the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G are coming this fall

The Pixel 4a‘s reveal was Google‘s biggest news of the day, but that technically wasn’t the only device the company announced today. It also confirmed the existence of the upcoming Pixel 5, as well as a 5g edition of the Pixel 4a. That’s not surprising given all the rumors so far, but it shouldn’t be taken for granted considering the wealth of delays and cancellations due to coronavirus. The company says the new devices will arrive ‘this fall,’ and will be avaible in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia. Moreover, the company was even… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google...
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Google’s $349 Pixel 4a is finally here — but is it too little too late?

After waits of eons and tons of rumors, Google‘s mid-range Pixel 4a is finally here. The company announced the device today with a starting price of $349. Google’s naturally banking on its renowned camera tech along with nifty and clean Android experience to entice users. Before we talk more about the device, let’s have a look at the device’s not-so-impressive spec sheet. Specifications Screen: 5.81-inch full HD+ display Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G RAM: 6GB Rear camera: 12-megapixel single camera with f/1.7 aperture Front camera: 8-megapixel single camera with f/1.7 aperture Internal storage: 128GB Battery: 3,140mAh Charging: 18W USB-PD fast charging.  Software: Oxygen OS 10.5 based on Android 10 The… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google...
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We charted the screen-to-body ratio of Google Pixel phones

One of the most noticeable differences between today’s phones and those of five years ago is the screen-to-body ratio. Bezel sizes have dropped and we now have a lot more screen. The other week I looked at how this had changed on iPhones, but I’m currently intrigued about other phone manufacturers. Specifically, I wanted to learn about the screen-to-body ratio of Google Pixel phones over time. Before we go on though, a definition. The screen-to-body ratio is simply a number that shows what percentage of a phone’s front is screen compared to, well, not screen. The bigger the number, the bigger… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google...
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What to expect from Samsung’s Note 20 event on August 5

Samsung is holding its marquee Galaxy Unpacked event on August 5 where the company is slated to launch a trove of new devices, including the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Fold 2. The event is virtual this year because well, coronavirus. The show will start at 10 AM ET/ 7 AM PT / 7.30 PM IST/ 4 PM CET, and you can catch it live on Samsung’s site. Let’s get down and dirty with all the announcements we expect at Samsung’s mega event. Galaxy Note 20 Well, duh, Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 20 at its Note 20 event.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung...
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COVID got the world addicted to (computer) tablets — we made some pie charts about it

While most industries suffered during the pandemic, things went well for one technological sector: tablet computers. According to a recent report from analyst firm IDC, the global tablet market recorded 18.6% year-over-year growth in Q2 of 2020. In actual numbers, this meant there were 38.6 million tablets shipped across the world during that three month period. What’s impressive about this is the tablet market saw a decline over the two quarters prior to this, suggesting that, for once, coronavirus actually helped an industry. Who did well? Five companies dominated the tablet market, with Apple coming out at the top spot with a… This story continues at The Next Web...
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Apple confirms the new iPhone will be delayed — but it doesn’t matter

After plenty of rumors, Apple confirmed earlier today that its new iPhone — presumably the iPhone 12 — will be delayed by a few weeks due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. During the company’s Q2 2020 earnings call, Apple‘s senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer, Luca Maestri, confirmed the development: In addition, as you know, last year we started selling new iPhones in late September. This year we project supply to be available a few weeks later. However, a few weeks of delay might not hurt Apple badly. Because of the pandemic, products have been delayed throughout the year,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPhone,Apple...
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6 things I learned about the Meizu 17 Pro’s design after our steamy week together

I’ve been a fan of Meizu phones for the past few years. The devices manage to be reliable, well-built, and reasonably priced — a tough combination to go wrong with. Anyway, the company recently released the Meizu 17 Pro. And I got my hands on one. Now, rather than just doing a straightforward review, I thought I’d focus more on the design and user experience. Specifically, in a listicle format. You can’t stop me. HERE WE GO! The ceramic sides of the Meizu 17 Pro are delicious Not only do the ceramic sides of the Meizu 17 Pro look great, but… This story continues at The Next Web...
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We charted the battery life of Google Pixel phones

One of the biggest stories around the launch of the Pixel 4 was its reduced battery life in comparison to the previous model. Now, with the Pixel 4a still in purgatory — but supposedly coming out soon (??) — I had a thought: what would a comparison of the battery life of Google Pixel phones look like? Did the Pixel 4 range have a battery that was that bad? How has this evolved across different devices? Well, we made some graphs to find out. Because, well, yes, I’ve got little better to do. And what of it? First though, the methodology. How we… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google...
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Designers rejoice! Photoshop’s iPad app makes it way easier to select subjects

I’ve been on an iPad journey the last couple of months. I hadn’t used one of Apple’s tablets regularly for almost a decade, giving me a lot to catch up on. And one of those things was the iPad Photoshop app. When I last used Apple’s tablet, there was no proper Photoshop app on there. Which didn’t bother me. But these days — because graphic design has become my passion — I was excited to give it a go. Unfortunately though, I was left disappointed with Photoshop’s iPad app. For someone used to the desktop version, it’s nowhere near as powerful and… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPad...
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