First PS5 photos show just how big Sony’s next-gen console truly is

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Sony’s upcoming PS5 hardware has appeared at the FCC, providing us with the first close up photos of the next-gen console. The FCC has published a variety of images, showing the standard PS5 laying horizontally, the included cables, and the removable base that holds the console in both vertical and horizontal positions.

The photos also show just how big the PS5 truly is. We learned earlier this week that the PS5 is the biggest game console in modern history, even topping the Xbox One VCR-like shape and Sony’s own PS3. Sony released official dimensions during its PS5 event this week, but they don’t include the “largest projection” or the optional base measurements.

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It’s like Black Friday in September with huge discounts on products from Apple, Sony, and more

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If you’re catching the feeling of good cheer and holiday merriment in the air, that’s probably because we’re smack in the middle of The Boing Boing Store’s Three-Day VIP Annual Sale. One of the biggest discount shopping sprints of the year, you can save serious cash on huge collections of the best items we bring…

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Nile Rodgers & Chic, with Rebecca Ferguson, performing “Good Times”

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Another great backyard “Live at Home” moment from BBC Radio 2. It’s disco funk-rockers Chic, joined by UK singer-songwriter, Rebecca Ferguson, doing Chic’s iconic 1979 disco hit, “Good Times.” Kind of heartbreaking to hear such a joyous booty-shaker at this particular point in time, but it’s at least fun to dance to and dream of…

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‘The World’s Really F*cked But This Show Will Be Pretty Good’

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Inspired by that shitshow that is 2020, Oakland-based singer/songwriter Rachel Lark (whose bio reads “confrontational comedy punk for weird people and weird times”) has just dropped an existential crisis of a music video on us for her single, “The World’s Really F*cked But This Show Will Be Pretty Good.” Prepare to both smile and weep.…

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Procreate 5X adds new filters and a handy reference companion view

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Procreate’s next big update, Procreate 5X, adds new filters and adjustments that’ll be really helpful for those who are trying to do more in Procreate and less in Photoshop. The update will be available starting September 21st.

The new filters include halftone, gradient map, chromatic aberration, glitch effects, and more. The iPad illustration app has also added a reference companion window, allowing you to view your whole canvas or another image on the side while you work. While overall this feels less flashy than the Procreate 5 update (which added Animation Assist, a tool that adds a timeline to the app for looping GIFs and animated videos), it includes some great features that help to close the gap with Adobe’s more powerful desktop…

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YouTube’s website now blocks iOS 14’s picture-in-picture mode unless you pay for Premium

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One of iOS 14’s big new features is picture-in-picture mode, which lets you watch a video in a small window while you’re doing other things on your iPhone. That could be handy if you, say, wanted to watch a YouTube video in Safari while chatting with your friends or checking email. But unfortunately, it seems YouTube has done something to stop videos from continuing to play when PIP mode is activated — unless you pay for YouTube Premium, that is.

See for yourself. Pull up a video on YouTube’s website in Safari on your iPhone and take it full screen. If you tap to pull up playback controls, you should see a picture-in-picture icon in the top-left corner of your screen. Tap that, and the video briefly goes into its own window before…

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Join Our Webinars To Learn How To Get The Most Out Of Make: Projects

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  Learning is best done with people, not for them. It is most effective when learners are participants rather than recipients. The central element in promoting learning, therefore, is promoting relationships—teacher-pupil relationships; peer-to-peer relationships; and children’s relationships with siblings, mentors, and role models. All the traditional and high-tech resources of […]

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Vintage Polaroid camera modded with a thermal printer and Raspberry Pi

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College engineering student Sam Zeloof, known for converting his parents’ garage into a semiconductor fab while in high school, transformed a vintage Polaroid camera into a digital camera with a thermal printer scavenged from a receipt machine. Press the button and the camera spits out a photo print from what was formerly the film cartridge…

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OnePlus will release an app to make its OnePlus Buds work better with other Android phones

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A close-up photo of the OnePlus earbuds in a person’s hand.

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OnePlus released the OnePlus Buds, its $79 true wireless earbuds, back in July. While they have great battery and an affordable price, if you used them with a non-OnePlus phone, you weren’t able to manage some settings or get firmware updates. That should change in the future, though, as a OnePlus Buds app will be coming to other Android devices, according to a Q&A on OnePlus’ Chinese website (via 9to5Google).

The Q&A doesn’t give a timeline as to when we can expect to see that app on other phones, and OnePlus didn’t reply to a question about when the app might be released more broadly. If you want, you can already check out the OnePlus Buds app on Google’s Play Store, but the app’s description says it can only be installed on OnePlus…

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Amazon warns PS5 preorder customers that consoles might arrive after launch day

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It seemed a little too good to be true the other night when Amazon successfully processed a bunch of PlayStation 5 preorders after other retailers dropped the ball spectacularly. And, well, maybe it was.

Today, the company has sent out an email to many who preordered a PS5 — both the regular and Digital Edition consoles — advising that shipments might not arrive in time for the November 12th release date. “We’re contacting you about your order of PlayStation 5 to let you know in advance that you may not receive this item on the day it is released due to high demand,” the email reads. “We’ll make every effort to get the item to you as soon as possible once released.”

This is probably a situation where not even Amazon yet…

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Here’s what you need to run Cyberpunk 2077 on PC

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Cyberpunk 2077 will be released in a few months, but ahead of its mid-November launch, developer CD Projekt Red unveiled the system requirements needed to run the PC version of the game, and shockingly, you don’t need to upgrade your computer to play the game.

The game’s recommended specs are not too heavy, requiring only an Intel Core i7-4790 or an AMD Ryzen 3 3200G processor, and either an Nvidia GTX 1060 or an AMD Radeon R9 Fury graphics card. So if you have not upgraded your rig in a bit, you’ll likely still be able to run the game at 1080p. However, if you are looking to run the game at 1440p or 4K resolution or take advantage of the game’s technical features like ray tracing, you will need to upgrade to an RTX 20-series or RTX…

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How to use iOS 14’s App Library to organize your apps

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If you’re an organization junkie and an iPhone user, then iOS 14 has provided you with a new tool: the App Library, which organizes your apps in labeled groups to make them easier to find. In fact, all your current apps can now be found there, and any apps you download in the future will be placed there as well. (You can decide whether you want the apps to also be visible on your home screen; we’ll tell you how later in this article.)

This new feature can be very useful, especially if you tend to download a lot of apps.

Automatic groupings

The App Library appears as a separate page on your home screen. After you’ve updated to iOS 14, just keep swiping left; the App Library will be the last page you hit.

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