Monday, April 19, 2021

The Morning After: PlayStation’s next-gen VR controllers are very different

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While the supply still doesn’t quite meet the demand for the new consoles, neither Sony nor Microsoft is standing still. For Xbox, its Game Pass benefited from two waves of games from EA and now Microsoft-owned Bethesda, while PlayStation countered with a handful of free games, both AAA and indie, and gave us another preview in the future of PSVR.

Sony

Sony’s new VR controllers look more like orbs (or an old mobile logo) than the old Move wands, ensuring the next-gen PSVR should at least look more like rival VR platforms including Oculus. and HTC Vive. Like the PS5’s DualSense controller, expect adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, and there’s also tactile sensing that will let you interact with your virtual worlds by pointing. Instead of the light orbs from the old Move controllers, all controller tracking will be done by the headset itself, which could make the VR experience more stable and precise – when it finally gets here.

Sony warned earlier this year that you won’t be seeing its new VR headset in 2021, so that should hold true for those controllers as well.

-Mat Smith

A Perseverance recording offers the sound of the road on the red planet.

NASA

NASA

We can probably blame the metal wheels, but the Perseverance rover’s 90-foot drive in Jezero Crater on March 7 didn’t look cold at all. You will hear the rover’s wheels crackle on the surface, alongside the fringes and creaks of very expensive space equipment. The original recording also contains a high-pitched scratch, which the engineering team at Perseverance are still trying to figure out. According to them, the sounds could have been emitted by the mobility system itself or be due to electromagnetic interference. Listen for yourself. Read on.

“Ready For” is the company’s take on users of Samsung’s Dex for Edge Plus.

A decade after the failed to change the world, Motorola is once again trying to turn your phone into a computer. Through an Android 11 update, Verizon users can now connect the handset to a larger screen for a Samsung-style desktop-style experience . This means that you will be able to access all the productivity, gaming and streaming apps on your phone and view them on a monitor or TV, and even use a mouse or keyboard. Read on.

Is it time to upgrade your Blue Yeti mic?

The next morning

Engadget

Everyone starts a podcast. But how can you improve your game when you have mastered the basics? How do you bring that NPR feel to your 12-part deep dive on Nando’s? James Trew, who talks a lot about the quirks of mics, audio, and podcasts he hates, has a guide to upgrading your podcasting setup, from mics to interfaces. And it doesn’t stop there. We have the second part of the guide coming up next week. Read on.

It’s there to feed your addiction once again.

The next morning

NBC

You will have at least one opportunity to marathon the series without considering another subscription. NBC’s Peacock Airs Every Episode Of Office free for a week starting March 18, with new “Superfan” episodes (ie with added footage) and behind-the-scenes videos. So far, only the first two seasons have been available to watch for free (with ads) on Peacock. Read on.

A sustainable alternative to the typical artificial leather.

The next morning

Stella mccartney

This two-piece bustier from Stella McCartney uses recycled nylon panels attached to panels from Mylo’s Unleather. It is a mycelium leather extracted from the root system of fungi and promises to behave and look like animal leather, without the same environmental and ethical cost.

Unfortunately, this first outfit will not be available for purchase, but it is the second product that McCartney’s makes with the faux leather substitute. She designed a version of her in 2018, which was on display at the V&A Museum in London, UK. Read on.

But first he must overcome certain obstacles.

The next morning

Engadget

Oppo’s X 2021 has a conventional 6.7-inch smartphone screen that transforms into a 7.4-inch mini-tablet-like display, the former offering better portability and the latter a better experience for consumers. videos, reading, gaming and multitasking. Because the screen unfolds, it should also avoid the creases found in other foldable screen devices. Engadget Chinese editor-in-chief Richard Lai has spent time playing around with Oppo’s proof of concept. Read on.

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