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The PS5’s dashboard will have ‘a whole new visual language’
‘More Subtle Than Flashy’
The PlayStation 5 was finally unveiled last week and whatever you make of the design, we can probably agree that it’s something of a departure from the console’s previous iterations.
A new interface was always on the cards — something that was confirmed last week after we were given a quick demonstration of the start-up screen.
MacLaurin said. The PS5 UI will have a whole new visual language along with a redesign of the user interface. Calling this evolution of the operating system “more subtle than flashy.”MacLaurin said that no pixel has been left untouched.
MacLaurin also hinted at changes to the homescreen without sharing any detail about the same. Additionally, there could be a different colour console, possibly a black variant, along with some special editions that may come after the PS5 is officially launched.
At the event, it was revealed that the PS5 console has two variants, a physical disc edition with a 4K Blu-ray disc drive and a digital edition. Both follow the same design language with some subtle changes. The event also brought several trailers and teasers for upcoming games including a remastered Grand Theft Auto V, Resident Evil Village, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and many more.
The PlayStation 5 is set for a 2020 launch and the exact date has not been disclosed by Sony as of yet.
Google’s Home speaker could get a Nest-branded replacement
A few weeks ago, the Google Store listed the Google Home smart speaker as “no longer available.” Now, we might know why. According to 9to5Google, the company is planning on a new Nest-branded smart speaker that is more in line with the minimalist look and fabric stylings of the Nest Mini and the Nest Hub.
In many ways, the Google Home speaker is overdue for a refresh. Released in 2016 as a rival to Amazon’s Echo, it was the company’s first foray into smart speakers. It was soon overshadowed by the smaller Home Mini (now rebranded as the Nest Mini) and the aforementioned Home Max (which has yet to be renamed), which boasts a louder, deeper sound. Amazon has since released several more updates to its own Echo lineup, making the Google Home look relatively ancient by comparison. What’s more, ever since Sonos introduced support for Google Assistant, the Sonos One is often seen as the Google-powered smart speaker of choice. It would make sense for Google to want to offer its own take on a powerful smart speaker.
side from the Pixel 4a, other Google hardware plans for 2020 include a possible Pixel 5 and an Android TV dongle codenamed Sabrina. It’s not clear yet when all of these will be revealed, but if rumors are to be believed, it’ll be some time this fall.
Sony WF-SP800N review
Sony has been on quite a run, at least in terms of headphones.The company has introduced more-affordable options in different styles that might not offer all the flashy features but are solid performers nonetheless.
Sony’s new mid-range model offers a lot of high-end features at an affordable price. The WF-SP800N are designed to withstand your sweaty workouts with the company’s powerful Adaptive Sound Control on top of great sound quality, reliable touch controls and customizable EQ. There are better options if you’re willing to spend more, but you’ll have a hard time doing better than these earbuds at this price.
The overall shape of the earbuds is very similar to the WF-1000XM3. The touch pad for the onboard controls isn’t a circle on the WF-SP800N, and there’s a removable “arc supporter,” or fit wing. Once you take that piece off, it’s hard to tell Sony’s new midrange and current high-end true wireless earbuds apart. When these earbuds were announced,
Sony also revealed that this feature would now adjust itself based on your location. You can have specific settings for home, work, school, gym and any other place you want. Simply register the location with your phone’s default map app (Apple Maps, in my case) and you’re all set. Of course, there’s a key trade-off: You have to give the Sony Headphones app access to your location at all times for this to work. Even if you pass on the location tools, the aforementioned activity-based Adaptive Sound feature works well and gives the WF-SP800N some of the best ANC you’ll find on true wireless earbuds.