Sony reveals the first PlayStation 5 details
So what's next for PlayStation 4 Pro? System architect Mark Cerny told Wired that the next PlayStation console will be powered by a third-generation eight-core AMD processor built on its 7nm Zen 2 micro-architecture. A custom Radeon GPU will support ray tracking and 3D audio reproduction, as well as resolutions up to 8K, and its SSD can load games into a flash.
The biggest news is that it will be backwards compatible with the PS4 and current PS VR headset. Cerny also said that it will continue to support physical media, but did not confirm much else as a name or any launch window than not-in-2019.
Apple and Qualcomm settle contract law with a new patent agreement
The two companies have settled their patent litigation dispute and terminate all ongoing legal action (including Apple's manufacturing partners). Apple has agreed to pay Qualcomm an unspecified amount, while both sides have signed a six-year patent license agreement and a "multiyear" wireless chipset solution. If you are wondering why they suddenly made up, Intel's message is that it gives up trying to develop 5G modems for smartphones – the 5G modems that would replace Qualcomm's chips in future iPhones – are quite a big clue.
The all digital Xbox One hits stores May 7 to $ 250
Yes, an Xbox One without regard to the physical medium is right, and it goes on sale next month. It is discounted by $ 50 over the standard Xbox One S, comes with Thiefs, Forza Horizon 3 and Minecraft plus a special test for the Xbox Game Pass. Talking about the Game Pass, an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offer ties the all-you-can-eat game package to the Xbox Live features for $ 15 per month.
Boston Dynamics SpotMini robots are strong enough to lift a box car
Boston Dynamics new video shows 10 of their dog inspired SpotMinis linked to a box truck as sled dogs, pulling it across the company's parking lot with a gradual uphill. There was a driver behind the wheel during the demonstration, presumably to prevent accidents, but the vehicle itself was in neutral.
Twitter says new tools automatically flag 38 percent of abusive tweets
Twitter gave a status update on Tuesday about its plans to target online harassment, which the company claims to work. The platform has made "meaningful progress" when it comes to moving towards its goal of cutting back on the platform's abuses, wrote Twitter Vice President Donald Hicks. Obviously, new tools that proactively flag problematic content can show 38 percent of abusive tweets for review.
Avengers: Endgame images and details leak online
Several Minutes of Blurred Avengers: Endgame footage has leaked, spread over Twitter, YouTube and Reddit. It contained some important chart details, GIF files, screenshots and descriptions (none of which we share here), so be careful about how deep you are about Marvel's greatest movie event yet.
Upscale: This is the year of the processor's "chiplet"
Chips are still faster, but at a rate much slower than most predictions. 2019 may be the year that changes anyway, and we are happy about some developments that should come later this year.
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