Your tech news digest, by way of the DGiT Daily tech newsletter, for Monday, 5 October 2020.
1. Out of Japan: First PS5 hands-on reviews
Japanese reviewers are the first in the world to get their hands on Sony’s new PlayStation 5. A bunch of outlets showed off photos and video of the console in the flesh, and had the chance to play a few games, with some early vision of load times and gaming.
- It’s a beast. The PS5 is the biggest console ever and early photos (still with plastic film on!) from 4Gamer, uploaded in very high-resolutions. Do check out what you see, even if most people will need Google Translate!
- The images just lack the classic banana-for-scale type arrangement to really figure out sizing and dimensions, but hopefully no one should be surprised that it’s a big unit by the time first boxes are being delivered.
As noted by The Verge, there are a few hints at bits of metal hiding in the fins and vents, with this metal bit here supposedly a latch:
- The latch (or is it just a bolt/screw?) may be semi-accessible to open up the hardware box to add expandable storage with an SSD.
- Sony promised this would be possible, but it hasn’t yet been explained exactly how it’ll work, including which type of connection is needed to connect your SSD of choice.
- (4Gamer also explained that they hadn’t removed dust due to rushing through the photography and post-production process, but the non-matte finish may well collect dust anyway.)
- Putting the console through its paces in a gaming session, 4Gamer said the console warmed up but remained cool: “As mentioned above, the exhaust was gentle, and I could hardly hear what seemed to be the rotating noise of the fan,” via translation.
Trump has been infected with Coronavirus. You can defy laws, but not mother nature. Because science. I doubt the rumors he’s faking it, but so many crazy things have happened. There aren’t any big tech headlines this week, which doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to talk about.
U.S. Judge Halts Trump’s TikTok Ban, Hours Before It Was Set To Start The divestment deadline of November 13th remains in force.
Whistle Out issued the results of a survey that showed a majority of social media users believe they are being spied on. One in five people think Facebook should be banned. Although the company is trying to mitigate the unintended consequences of its algorithms, I’m beginning to think its harshest critics are right.
What if I had told you in 2000 that in twenty years recommendation algorithms created for advertising would become capable of mind control. We will willingly submit to this mind control for the ephemeral benefits of little dopamine hits. What if I said you would crave these meager benefits. You’d be, in effect, an addict. A captive. What if I said the satisfaction of this craving was controlled by a decabillionaire, a private citizen. And that private citizen asserts only he has the right to control his creation, even though he was selected not by the public, but by consumers’ casual use of his company’s free products, and is accountable to
Glassdoor is now letting employees write diversity and inclusion reviews for companies in a way to make employers more transparent. Employees will be able to rate and review companies on how they treat employees based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other underrepresented groups.
In a poll, Mill Valley, California-based Glassdoor, which has ratings on more than a million companies, found that job seekers and employees trust the employees already working at a company when it comes to understanding the state of diversity and inclusion at a company. Glassdoor said that 76% of job seekers and employees today report that a diverse workforce is an important factor when evaluating companies and job offers. The company said these new features are part of its public commitment to leveraging its product and resources to help achieve equity in and out of the workplace.
The Glassdoor survey was conducted by The Harris Poll. It found that job seekers and employees report that disparities still exist within companies with respect to experiences with and perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. The company undertook the effort after this year’s racial unrest.
“In recent months, many of Glassdoor’s more than 50 million users have been telling us they want more insight into what the current state of diversity & inclusion is like at a company,” Scott Dobroski, spokesman for Glassdoor, wrote in an email. “Then, after the murder of George Floyd, we saw employee reviews talking about diversity, racial justice, and related topics rise by 63% on Glassdoor.”
Because of this, the company knew people wanted more data. “We believe we have a responsibility as a platform and as an employer to help drive equity in society, and we can help to create more equitable workplaces,” Dobroski said.
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Through the years expertise has really grown and if asked virtually all of us will answer that we love how a lot it has made our lives easier and more handy. In fact, if someone who calls you now without being charged can call your landline because it’s inside their space, there’s the chance a distinction space code with the Magic Jack may end up ensuing in their getting toll fees if they name your Magic Jack.
These gadgets could make distant things come close to and makes human accessibility very simple. It has been over 16 months since I bought MagicJack (as a result of an impulse, infomercial, buy). The online stores normally supply a wide variety of digital gadgets as compared to the local stores.
It works magically by taking pictures similar to a real digital camera plus one of the best part is that it’s appropriate with a Smartphone for higher capturing of images. I’ve learn Matt’s critique below and he’s spot on about outsourced customer service and Magic Jack.
Magic Jack doesn’t provide any sort of buyer support other than online dwell chat, and my on-line chat lasted round an hour, with lengthy, long, intervals between my input and getting a reply. I can see a scenario the place a MagicJack account may have lots of prepaid Worldwide minutes on it already.
One way or the other, with all the warnings about limitations of Magic Jack with regards to 911 service I’ve just never planned to make use of it (even though I do have my location info listed simply in case). Cancel) or released to magicJack (in the event you keep the service).…
We still haven’t yet digested some of the newest gadget choices last 12 months and now, upcoming gadget and system conventions are abound, but once more, providing wonderful new gadgets from tablets, web books, tv screens and cell phones. Apparently Matt is as full of BS as Magic Jack’s chat room persons are filled with not realizing what they’re speaking about. The device’s lamp life lasts for a very long time and it’s appropriate with HDMI 2. If your MagicJack turns into misplaced or stolen contact the corporate instantly to dam service.
Based on a live-chat with the MagicJack folks, that 911 icon is apparently a dwell one. It is too straightforward to have an error occur on the finish, after they ask in order for you priority transport, the second 12 months, and any further gadgets. I’ve no actual plans to use the MagicJack on that little laptop computer, however it’s good to know that if, for some reason, I ever did, I might.
The ‘consultants’ might imagine that this is the case, nevertheless, they can’t say for certain that children using technology gadgets from an early age will give the children that use them, extra chance of owning their own enterprise or being more artistic and so on.
One way or the other, with all of the warnings about limitations of Magic Jack with regards to 911 service I’ve just by no means planned to make use of it (although I do have my location info listed just in case). Cancel) or launched to magicJack (if you happen to preserve the service).
A commenter introduced up a state of affairs wherein he’d purchased a second-hand MagicJack but didn’t have the original password and account data. For me, the cordless telephone system I take advantage of with MagicJack had …