Japanese Retailers Are Drawing On Ps5 Boxes To Discourage Scalpers

Japanese Retailers Are Drawing On PS5 Boxes To Discourage Scalpers

Due to a variety of factors such as popularity and the global chip shortage, even until today it is still somewhat difficult to get your hands on a Sony PS5 console. This means that this has created a market for scalpers to profit from, where they snap up any available unit and then resell it at heavily marked up prices.

However, over in Japan, retailers are trying to take steps to counter these scalpers. One of those methods involves writing or drawing on the box of the console itself. For example, as report by VGC, retail chain Nojima Denki has taken to writing the name of the buyer inside the box of the PS5, and also removing the packaging of the controller.

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How To Uninstall Multiple Android Apps At Once

How To Uninstall Multiple Android Apps At Once

Over the years of using our phones, we accumulate a ton of apps. Some of these apps might only be used once or twice because of special circumstances or needs, and then never used again. Ideally we would delete these apps after using them, but more often than not, we forget.

This means that over time, our phone’s storage ends up being eaten up by these apps that we no longer use. If you’d like to learn how to do some spring cleaning of your phone quickly and efficiently, instead of going through apps one by one, then here’s what you need to know on how to batch uninstall multiple Android apps at once.

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Fujifilm's Instax Mini Evo Is A Hybrid Camera And Photo Printer

Fujifilm's Instax Mini Evo Is A Hybrid Camera And Photo Printer

There is something very charming about film photos. This is because once they’re taken, you can’t just delete them. This is versus digital cameras where you can always delete photos you don’t like, and take as many as your memory card can hold. If you do love the feel of a printed photo but want the flexibility of a digital camera, Fujifilm has something for you.

The company has recently announced their new Instax Mini Evo camera printer hybrid. Now, Fujifilm is known for its Instax cameras that can take photos and print them on the spot. With the Instax Mini Evo, it combines features of a digital camera, such as the ability to preview photos, while also allowing users to print them as well.

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This Is When Samsung's Phones Will Be Updated To Android 12

This Is When Samsung's Phones Will Be Updated To Android 12

Samsung has recently started the rollout of the One UI 4 update based on Android 12 to its Galaxy S21 phones. As the Galaxy S21 series is the company’s latest flagship lineup, it’s not surprising that it is amongst the first devices from the company to receive the much-awaited Android 12 update.

So that begs the question of when will Samsung’s other devices receive the update? According to Samsung’s website, they confirmed that the update will be coming to the Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, S20 FE, Note20, Note20 Ultra, S10, S10e, S10+, S10 5G, Note10, Note 10+, Galaxy Fold, Z Fold3, Z Flip3, Z Fold2, Z Flip, Z Flip 5G, Galaxy A82 5G, A72, A52, A52 5G, A52s 5G, A42 5G, and Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+, but said that it would only arrive at a later date.

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Netflix Brings Av1 Codec Streaming To Tvs And Ps4 Pro

Netflix Brings AV1 Codec Streaming To TVs And PS4 Pro

As Netflix has to stream dozens of videos to millions of users a day, this takes up quite a bit of bandwidth, not just on the company’s end, but on the user’s end as well. To help ensure a smoother streaming process, the company has announced that they will be bringing its AV1 streaming codec onto select TVs and the PS4 Pro.

For those wondering why this is a good thing, it is because the AV1 codec not only allows users to stream higher-quality content with better compression, but also at the same bitrate as other formats. They also noticed during testing that they saw fewer noticeable drops in video quality during the streaming process.

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Twitch Is Now Available On The Nintendo Switch

Twitch Is Now Available On The Nintendo Switch

These days, consoles are more than just about playing games. Because there are so many other devices and services to compete with, consoles need to be more than just a gaming machine to keep players invested in using it. This is why consoles these days have a lot more social features than before.

If you own the Nintendo Switch and want to be able to do more on the console than just play games, you’ll be interested to learn that the Twitch app is now available for the console. This means that if you want to take a break from playing games, you can use the Twitch app to watch video streams from some of your favorite streamers.

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Sigma May Finally Launch Canon Eos R Compatible Lenses In 2022

Sigma May Finally Launch Canon EOS R Compatible Lenses In 2022

Companies like Sigma are known for creating relatively affordable third-party lenses for brands like Sony, Canon, Nikon, and so on. This is a great alternative for photographers who might find that first-party lenses are too expensive. However, given that these are third-party lenses, compatibility might be an issue.

In the case of Canon’s EOS R lineup, users had to rely on an adapter made by Canon, although in some instances, there are limitations. However, a report from Canon Rumors claims that based on what they’ve heard from their sources, apparently come 2022 Sigma will be releasing lenses that will work with the EOS R’s RF mount.

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The Nintendo Switch's Successor Might Not Be Coming Anytime Soon

The Nintendo Switch's Successor Might Not Be Coming Anytime Soon

Given the track record of console companies, it is to be expected that every few years or so, a new console will be released. Nintendo themselves have created a variety of consoles over the decades, so it stands to reason that the Switch won’t be the company’s last console and that there could be a new model in the cards.

However, it seems that gamers who are interested in seeing what Nintendo has planned for the future might have to wait quite a bit. This is according to Nintendo’s latest financial results Q&A in which when asked about Nintendo’s next-gen device, the company president Shuntaro Furukawa’s response suggested that it was too early to tell.

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Swiftkey Now Lets Users Copy And Paste Between Windows And Android Devices

SwiftKey now lets users copy and paste between Windows and Android devices

An advantage of buying into the Apple ecosystem is that you get cool features like Handoff and Universal Clipboard, the latter of which lets you copy and paste from an iPhone or iPad onto a Mac and vice versa.

To be fair, since Android and Windows are made by different companies, we can’t really expect the same level of integration, but that won’t be the case anymore if you use SwiftKey. In the latest update to the app, Microsoft has enabled it so that users will now be able to copy and paste text between their Windows computers and their Android devices.

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Nintendo Switch Sales Is Close To Catching Up With The Wii

Nintendo Switch Sales Is Close To Catching Up With The Wii

Following the disastrous launch of the Nintendo Wii U, many were worried about Nintendo’s future when they launched the Switch, hoping that it would not be another Wii U flop. Looking at the figures now, it seems that this is no longer an issue. In fact, the most recent sales estimates suggest that the Switch could actually catch up to the Wii very soon.

Based on the sales estimates, the Switch has managed to sell 92.87 million units to date. The Wii, which is Nintendo’s most popular home console in history, sold 101.63 million units over its lifetime. To give you some context, the Wii U only managed a paltry 13.56 million units before it was discontinued.

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Sony Has Quietly Fixed The Ps5's Cmos Battery Issue

Sony Has Quietly Fixed The PS5's CMOS Battery Issue

Earlier this year, an issue was raised with Sony’s PS4 and PS5 consoles in which it was discovered that if the console’s CMOS battery dies, gamers would no longer be able to play their games. This is because the battery essentially controls the console’s internal clock which is also used to check ownership of a game.

If the battery dies, it would be unable to verify if the gamer owns the game and thus would prevent them from playing it. While these batteries do last quite a while, it is rather annoying that a battery that only costs a few bucks dictates whether or not you can play games on a console you paid for and games you probably spent hundreds on.

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The Nintendo Switch Could Be Even Harder During The Holidays

The Nintendo Switch Could Be Even Harder During The Holidays

Are you planning on buying a Nintendo Switch during the holiday season, maybe as a gift to someone or a present for yourself? If you were, then you might want to consider buying it a bit early because it might become difficult to get your hands on the console in the future.

This is because according to a report from Nikkei, due to the ongoing global chip shortage, it has forced companies to cut back on production of their products. This includes the Nintendo Switch in which the company is said to be producing 24 million units for their current fiscal year. This is a 20% drop from what they had previously estimated.

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Netflix's Gaming Service Has Launched For All, Now Available On Android

Netflix's Gaming Service Has Launched For All, Now Available On Android

Netflix is best known for its video streaming services, but earlier this year, the company announced their plans to expand on its product offerings by getting into gaming. The company later started to test out the feature over in Poland, but for those who have been looking forward to what Netflix might have to offer, the wait is over.

This is because Netflix has announced that they have started to roll out its gaming service to users. This will be available via mobile where gamers can play games through the Android app, but iOS users will have to wait a bit longer.

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Nintendo Officially Shuts Down Dr. Mario World For Mobile Devices

Nintendo Officially Shuts Down Dr. Mario World For Mobile Devices

In the past few years, Nintendo has started to make a bigger effort at launching games on mobile. Some of these titles have proven very popular over the years, like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes, but others not so much, so much so that Nintendo has shuttered some of their mobile efforts.

The latest victim comes in the form of Dr. Mario World which has been officially shut down as of the 31st of October, 2021. Nintendo had previously warned gamers that they would be shutting down the game and its service back in July, and it looks like that time has come.

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