PS4 software sales spike during the pandemic

PS4 software sales spike during the pandemic

The PlayStation 4 era may be winding down, but people are playing their consoles more than ever at home. Sony just announced as part of its first-quarter earnings that despite a 22 percent decrease in sales of hardware and packaged games, digital software sales are up 83 percent year-on-year, bringing in revenue of 395 trillion…

iPhone 12 could launch in two stages

iPhone 12 could launch in two stages

The current iPhone 11. Angela Lang/CNET With Apple’s iOS 14 available for public beta, we now know more about what the upcoming iPhone, and all the other iPhones compatible with the update, can do. From widgets and app libraries to picture-in-picture, you can expect a bunch of software as well as hardware upgrades to the iPhone 12, 12…

The 7 Best Chromebooks for Every Budget (2020)

The 7 Best Chromebooks for Every Budget (2020)

If you spend all day in a web browser, use Google apps, and don’t need all the rest of the stuff that comes with Apple’s MacOS or Microsoft Windows, Google’s ChromeOS offers a sleek, all-you-need, nothing-you-don’t computing experience. Throw in the ability to run both Android and Linux apps and you just might be able…

The Rise of the Virtual Being

The Rise of the Virtual Being

For many of us, the pandemic means we’re living increasing portions of our lives through screens: working, Zooming, streaming, gaming, connecting. That last part—connecting—is in some ways the most challenging. Spend enough time on screens, and even the real live humans we’re interacting with can start to feel like avatars. So what happens, in the…