AMD accidentally confirms that the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett will arrive in 2020

We are slowly getting more details of the next consoles that Sony and Microsoft will launch. Sony’s console will be named PlayStation 5, but Microsoft’s console has no official name yet and is called Xbox Scarlett. According to AMD, both consoles will arrive in 2020, which has been rumored for months.

The PS5 would use an 8-core AMD Ryzen CPU and AMD Navi GPU: both are 7 nm

2020 is a reasonable date if we take into account that the life span of each console generation is about 7 years. The PS4 and Xbox One X were launched in late 2013, replacing consoles that were launched 7 years before. Sony and Microsoft have confirmed they are working on next-gen consoles. If we add AMD’s confirmation to it, then all the pieces fit together. Continue reading “AMD accidentally confirms that the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett will arrive in 2020”

DJI announced the Osmo Pocket, a 4K camera to take everywhere

DJI has announced the launch of the Osmo Pocket, a handheld camera that can be used anywhere due to its small size and promises both great stability and 4K shots.

DJI is one of the biggest drone companies in the world. The experience with such unmanned aerial vehicles has helped the company create cameras as interesting as the Osmo Pocket.

The camera is 10 cm long, but it has a stabilizer, a 1-inch display and a lot of smart features. It rocks a 1/2.3-inch, 12 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, the same sensor found in the Mavic Pro and Mavic Air. If you see photos taken with said drones, you should be able to have an approximate idea of the results you can get with the Osmo Pocket. Continue reading “DJI announced the Osmo Pocket, a 4K camera to take everywhere”

Apple makes move to stop market plunge: the iPhone XR is selling well

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of product marketing, has stated “the iPhone XR has been our most popular iPhone each and every day since the day it became available,” addressing the exaggerated news about production cuts due to poor sales and a steep market plunge that saw Microsoft overtaking Apple’s first place in terms of market cap value.

Nothing lasts forever, and Apple has problems to keep growing. The honeymoon is over and iPhone sales dwindle. If 65% of your profits rely on phone sales, if the global market is clearly oversaturated, on a falling trend, and does not have any innovations that prompt users to upgrade their phones, and if you increase prices, the result will be evident. Continue reading “Apple makes move to stop market plunge: the iPhone XR is selling well”

ASUS proposes cryptomining while the GPU is idle

Cryptomining is not an attractive idea anymore, at least not how it was a few years ago when the giant bubble made Bitcoin skyrocket to $20,000.

The bubble burst had a big impact on what users think about cryptocurrencies and their value. Bitcoin’s value has even been below $3,500 while Ethereum, which was wort $1,200 at some point, fell to $120.

Despite the situation, ASUS made a surprising and quite confusing move: it has partnered with Quantumcloud to develop a software that would let users mine cryptocurrency in idle GPUs. Continue reading “ASUS proposes cryptomining while the GPU is idle”

Dell.com resets passwords after cyberattack

Dell.com reset its accounts five days after a cyberattack to steal user data was discovered.

Dell released a statement saying that on December 9 the company detected and stopped hackers that violated its network and attempted to extract customer data. The company found no conclusive evidence that hackers were successful, although it does not rule out the possibility that some data might have been stolen.  Continue reading “Dell.com resets passwords after cyberattack”