Welcome to 2021! So many issues are completely different this 12 months, however one factor is similar — a brand new 12 months means it’s nearly time for CES. Whereas this 12 months’s occasion is occurring fully on-line, we’re nonetheless planning on protecting the entire information from begin to end.
Whereas we prepare for the present, there’s nonetheless a number of fascinating tales to pore over, and for these kicking issues off with a decision, Valentina Palladino has suggestions on tech that can help keep you on track for the next twelve months.
— Richard Lawler
Subsequent-gen isn’t gaming solely about ray tracing and SSDs.
A bunch of bizarre and hopefully fantastic consoles are scheduled to return out subsequent 12 months. They gained’t have the ability to match the PS5 or Xbox Collection X. None of them may have new launch titles from main publishers like Ubisoft, Capcom and EA, both.
As a substitute, they’ll be interesting to individuals who love retro classics and indie gems as a lot as the newest blockbuster. The type that loves sifting via Itch.io and CRT TV listings on eBay. If you happen to fall into that camp, learn on for our shortlist of ‘different consoles’ due in 2021.
Answering your questions on the PS5, foldable PCs and extra!
For the final episode of 2020, Cherlynn and Devindra reply a slew of listener questions, protecting every little thing from when to purchase a PlayStation 5 to the way forward for folding PCs. We additionally look again at the perfect moments of protecting tech all year long (which largely contain this podcast). And naturally, we will’t assist however dream about what we’d prefer to see in 2021, when society (hopefully) shifts again into gear.
Pleased New Yr.
New York’s MTA has completed rolling out contactless funds throughout all of the subway stations and bus strains in all 5 boroughs. The OMNY (One Metro New York) system permits riders to tap-and-pay for fares with smartphones, smartwatches and contactless credit score and debit playing cards. For now, riders nonetheless have the choice of utilizing their MetroCards, however that gained’t all the time be the case. MTA plans to utterly substitute MetroCards with OMNY in 2023.