While you can use your existing PlayStation VR headset on the PS5 (if you have the adapter), Sony has revealed the first details of a brand new PSVR visor designed for its new console. Some of the upgrades are predictable (and must-have), like “dramatic leaps” in performance, higher resolution displays, a wider field of view, and better tracking. On the follow-up side, also expect a new VR controller, which will include elements of the DualSense controller and better ergonomics. Finally, you can retire your decades-old Move controllers.
Not yet, the mind. Sony has warned you won’t see a VR headset for PS5 in 2021, so it’s back to VR Beat Saber, Blood and truth and Ground for the time being.
Sony has had a busy day. He also announced a revived Play At Home Program, offering PlayStation giveaways between March and June, which includes a free copy of Ratchet and Clank for PS4 available for download from March 1. No PlayStation Plus subscription required. Before that, there is also a Playback state preview event coming Thursday February 25 – it’s tomorrow.
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It’s the next-generation USPS minivan, which will replace an aging fleet of vehicles powered by gasoline engines that can barely crack 10 MPG. The Postal Service said its 10-year, multibillion-dollar modernization plan will revolve around these slightly cartoonish vehicles, built by a company called Oshkosh Defense, which typically produces tactical vehicles for the military.
The Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) does not have turrets or gun racks, but has air conditioning, blind spot warning, automatic braking and a rear view camera . Most notably, however, is the option of an electric powertrain, which the USPS says allows for upgrades in the future as technology improves.
Fry’s Electronics used to be a primarily West Coast-based shopping destination for heads of gadgets of all kinds, but now the retailer has decided to quit. Yesterday was the last day stores were open, and the website is now offline, replaced with a farewell message. Founded in 1985, Fry’s was known both for stocking all the electronic parts you might need and for its often notoriously poor customer service. The retailer had previously closed a number of its stores, but that wasn’t enough to survive of late, on top of the online retail landscape in 2021.
Sony has announced the FX3, a cinematic A7S III, crammed into a body that resembles the A7C. The FX3 can shoot 4K footage with 10-bit 4: 2: 2 color sampling. Now there is no 8K, but the FX3 can still capture 4K video at 120 fps and 1080p video at 240 fps. . And thanks to an active cooling system inside, Sony claims the FX3 can record video for up to 13 hours without interruption. Pre-orders begin today.
Yeah, I’m confused too.
OnLeaks and Voice have sharing what they’re saying are design details of a leaked Pixel 5a, and it appears to be the Pixel 4a 5G, with a few minor changes. This phone was a mix of the Pixel 4a, which appeared a few months before it, and the Pixel 5, which launched at the same time. Nothing notable, as of yet, in these leaked images, just that the Pixel 5a may well exist and arrive sooner rather than later.
But wait, there is more …