Engadget Podcast: Is macOS Catalina Apple's Vista?
In this episode, Devindra and Cherlynn get engaged by Engadget chief editor Dana Wollman to discuss Apple's latest desktop OS. We're also pondering what Google will show at next week's Pixel event; chat about PG & E's widespread power outage in California; and delve into the weird conditions of Andy Rubin's latest Essential phone, Project Gem. If you have any suggestions or topics you would like covered on the show, be sure to send us an email or drop a comment!
eBay, Visa and Mastercard pull out of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency
The Libra Association will hold its first board meeting on Monday. Unfortunately, the big name includes "basic members" who won't, PayPal – it was supported a week ago – in addition to Visa, Mastercard, eBay and Stripe. Facebook's cryptocurrency scheme still seems to have the support of some others including Uber and Lyft, but we'll see who manages it this weekend. The watchful exec Marcus suggested that these moves are temporary until there is "regulatory clarity" and urged everyone to "stay tuned for more soon."
Inside Cirque du Soleil's technology laboratory
Cirque du Soleil is iconic: both a smooth corporate machine and pop culture staple. The company's approach has been to launch its latest innovation lab called Nextasy. In Montreal's global headquarters, the motion-sensing lab is playing a soundtrack to respond to dancers' actions, AI to awaken new makeup ideas, and expanded the reality to overlay live performance animations.
Amazon Fire TV Cube Review (2019)
The new Amazon Fire TV Cube is much improved over last year's model. It now has YouTube and YouTube TV, Dolby Vision and HDR + support, and much more video clip commands than before. You can use it as an echo too, with the ability to call and control your smart home.
PlayStation 5 officially launches & # 39; vacation 2020 & # 39;
It is official: Sony does not depart from the book on naming convention. PlayStation 5 will land at the end of 2020, and the company details how it will upgrade next-generation console controllers. Much of it has to do with haptics, with more refined vibrations and rumbles meant to better represent your world in the game. New adaptive triggers on the L2 and R2 buttons will offer something close to forcing feedback, representing, for example, the tension of a bow string or pushback from the accelerator pedal.
The game competition Nintendo also tried advanced haptics in the switch, but it never completely took off. The company dropped the feature from the cheaper Switch Lite. However, it is a little premature to draw conclusions about Sony's application. It's over a year away.
You can see & # 39; Gemini Man & # 39; at 120 fps or 4K, but not both
Nearly all HFR (high frame rate) next-door 3D views will be estimated at 60 fps, despite distributor Paramount urging theater chains earlier in years to get ready for the girl. In 14 places, 120 fps will be displayed, but only in 2K resolution. If you want both, try theaters in the UK or "pick" locations in Asia.
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