Retailer Fights Against Ps5 Scalpers By Mercilessly Canceling Orders

Retailer Fights Against PS5 Scalpers By Mercilessly Canceling Orders

Right now, people or groups who are buying up PS5 consoles and reselling them at a marked up price are a huge problem. From what we’ve noticed, a lot of these scalpers are trying to sell the consoles at almost double the retail price that online retailers are selling the console at, and are netting a pretty decent profit out of it.

That being said, a report from Kotaku has revealed that over in South Korea, one retailer by the name Gamewoori is trying to fight against these scalpers by taking a no-mercy approach and outright cancelling orders if they are found to be bought for the intention of resale. According to the retailer’s Instagram, they claim that if they find any evidence that one of their customers is trying to resell their pre-order at marked up prices, they will cancel their orders, even if payment has already been made (presumably they will refund these orders).

Spotify On Android Might Start To Support Playback Of Local Files

Spotify On Android Might Start To Support Playback Of Local Files

Spotify is a music streaming app and we’re sure that many of you know this, but what if you had local music files stored on your phone before you started using Spotify? One of the options was uploading your music to Spotify, but this needed to be done through your computer. An alternative is to find and use a different music player for locally stored files.

The good news is that you may soon no longer have to. According to researcher Jane Manchun Wong, she discovered that Spotify could soon add support for playback of local files. This means that essentially the Spotify app will become an all-in-one app for playback of files stored on your phone, stream music, podcasts, and more.

Facebook Is Deleting Pictures, Videos Uploaded From The Ps4

Facebook Is Deleting Pictures, Videos Uploaded From The PS4

If you thought that maybe keeping your photos and videos on Facebook might be a good way to preserve them and act as a backup, you might want to rethink that. This is because according to multiple user reports, it seems that Facebook has started to delete pictures and videos uploaded to its platform via the PS4.

For those unfamiliar, in the past Facebook and the PS4 were integrated with each other, meaning that gamers on the PS4 could directly uploaded screenshots and videos taken on their console directly to the social media platform and share it with their friends and followers. However, about a year ago, Sony announced that they would be removing the integration.

Sony's Visual Story Is A New Cloud Storage Service For Professional Photographers

Sony's Visual Story Is A New Cloud Storage Service For Professional Photographers

One of the problems that professional photographers face when shooting in the field, like during a live event such as a wedding, is that there is always a chance that their cameras or memory cards can fail and all the photos that they’ve taken are lost. This is usually why wedding photographers work in teams and carry multiple cameras.

Sony is hoping to make their lives easier by launching a new app and storage service called Visual Story. This app allows users to pair their Sony cameras with a mobile device like an iPhone or iPad, and whenever photos are taken they are immediately transferred to the app and to Sony’s cloud service.

Ps5 Scalper Made $40,000 In A Single Week

PS5 Scalper Made $40,000 In A Single Week

The concept of scalping is buying high demand items and then flipping them for a huge markup. This is based on the extremely high demand for certain items that are either difficult to get or are limited in nature. This is the case for the Sony PS5 in which Sony is struggling to try and meet the demand of the market right now, creating a space for scalpers.

In fact according to a report from Business Insider, they found a PS5 scalper calling himself Mark F who apparently managed to nab himself 221 PS5 consoles. Mark F also sold these scalped units for a whopping $1,000 each, and in the first week of his sales alone, he managed to nab a cool $40,000.

Sony Confirms Android 11 Xperia Rollout Timeline

Sony confirms Android 11 Xperia rollout timeline

Sony has confirmed that its Android 11 firmware rollout will start from December 2020. The first phone to get the update will be the Xperia 1 II, this year's current flagship. Sony has also confirmed that the Xperia 1 II will be updated at the same time to support slow motion video recordings in 4K HDR at 120 fps (frames per second).

Uber Hw Camera Scores #005: Sony Xperia 1 Ii, Xiaomi Mi 10t, And More!

Uber HW Camera Scores #005: Sony XPERIA 1 II, Xiaomi Mi 10T, and More!

This week, we’re adding 14 new mobile camera hardware scores, from Sony phones that cost $1199 down to $160 for the Oppo A33 (2020) as we need to cover all price points if we are to help as many people as possible navigate the maze of camera options.

But first, a few words about our mobile camera HardWare benchmark called Uber HW Camera, since it is how we estimate how powerful these camera systems are and rank them.

Ps5's Dualsense Controllers Will Tighten As Fifa 21 Players Get Tired

PS5's DualSense Controllers Will Tighten As FIFA 21 Players Get Tired

With every console generation, companies tend to make changes to the design and features of its gaming controllers, and the Sony PS5’s DualSense controllers are no exception. They come with adaptive triggers which EA is taking advantage of with its FIFA 21 game, where the controls will actually “tighten” as the players in the game get fatigued.

Some might have criticized sports games in the past for being unrealistic as players don’t get tired or suffer from injury, but with these changes, players will now have a sense of when their characters in the game start to tire and might take it as a sign to swap out players. It also adds a sense of strategy to the game where they’ll need to ensure that their characters are always playing at optimal levels if they don’t want to start lagging behind their opponent.

Ps5 Scalper Group Managed To Nab 3,500 Units

PS5 Scalper Group Managed To Nab 3,500 Units

If you are having a tough time getting your hands on Sony’s PS5 console, then you have scalpers to blame. This is because according to a report from Business Insider, it appears that a UK based scalper group calling themselves CrepChiefNotify have managed to nab as many as 3,500 units in total and are reselling them at premium prices.

According to the report, the group relied on a variety of tools to help them nab all these units, including communications over Discord, retail-scalping bots, and also inside information to give them an advantage over regular shoppers. Sony has attempted to combat scalpers by limiting the number of units that customers can purchase per household, but it seems that whatever measures they put into place did not help as it is clear that the group managed to find a way around it.

Steam Will Now Support Sony's New Ps5 Dualsense Controller

Steam Will Now Support Sony's New PS5 DualSense Controller

Valve has announced over the weekend that they’ve added support for the DualSense controller. What this means is that games that support controller input will also support the DualSense, although given that the DualSense wasn’t designed for PC gaming in mind, and PC games weren’t necessarily created around it, you might miss out on certain features that would otherwise be available for the PS5.

However, for the most part it should still be more than capable of playing games, so if you’re just looking for controller support, you’ll have an additional option in the form of the DualSense controller. Right now, Steam supports a multitude of different controllers made by various companies, including the PS4’s controller, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, and more.

Xperia 1 Ii Gets November 2020 Security Patches (58.0.a.3.224)

Xperia 1 II gets November 2020 security patches (58.0.A.3.224)

Sony is pushing out the November 2020 Android security patch for its flagship Xperia 1 II (Mark 2). The new update arrives with build number 58.0.A.3.224 in the form of a 108.6MB OTA update. As usual, frustratingly there is no changelog so we cannot say definitively if there are other changes. If you've updated please let know your impressions below.

Early Ps5 Adopters Are Reporting Issues With Their Consoles

Early PS5 Adopters Are Reporting Issues With Their Consoles

While it is tempting to rush out and get the latest gadget, sometimes it might be better to wait. This is because as much testing and prototyping a company does, it’s hard to predict how a device behaves when it gets put into the hands of thousands of users who are doing all kinds of things with them, some of which might result in unintended consequences.

This seems to be the case with some early PS5 adopters who are reporting a variety of issues with their consoles, such as loud, buzzing sounds, and in some instances of unlucky gamers, their consoles are getting bricked which usually means that they’ll need to send it back to Sony to get it fixed.

Scalpers Are Reselling The Ps5 For $2,000

Scalpers Are Reselling The PS5 For $2,000

Despite Sony’s best attempts, the PS5 was too hyped where initial stocks ran out in a very short amount of time. This means that gamers who failed to secure themselves a unit will have to wait until new units are back in stock, but some people are betting that there are gamers out there who probably can’t wait.

So much so that according to sightings on eBay, it seems that there are some people who are reselling PS5 units for crazy amounts of money, where some are being sold for $2,000. We can’t be sure if all these listings are legit to begin with, and we’re pretty sure that there are bound to be a few scammers who are trying to make a quick buck.