QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Intelligence is the source of technology. If we can use technology to improve intelligence that closes the loop and potentially creates a positive feedback cycle.” ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky
AMAZON TO SELL CHROMECAST & APPLE TV
Amazon will start Google Chromecast and Apple TV devices.
WHEN IS IT GOING TO HAPPEN?
Amazon announced on Thursday that it will soon start sell Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices on its online store. Amazon removed these devices from its e-commerce platform two years ago, when launched its Fire products. The company mentioned that it has removed the competing streaming devices to “avoid customer confusion” as they might buy those products in a dilemma that it will work with Amazon’s Video service.
Amazon has already added product listing pages for Apple TV along with two versions of Apple TV 4K. You can also see Google Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra’s listing on Amazon. However, you can’t buy them as of now, but they will be soon available on the site.
IS THIS THE END OF THE COLD WAR BETWEEN APPLE & AMAZON, GOOGLE & AMAZON?
With the entry of Google and Apple products on Amazon, the customers of the trio would get relieved of the unnecessary stress.
An Amazon spokeswoman said in a statement,”I can confirm that we are asserting Apple TV Amazon Prime Streaming services made its way to Apple TV a few days back which made Amazon come to this decision of selling Apple TV devices on its e-commerce platform. This is a win-win for the loyal customers of the duo.
As far as this dispute is concerned, Google removed YouTube from Amazon Echo show and Fire TV devices last week.
Google spokesperson stated, “We are in productive discussions with Amazon to reach an agreement for the benefit of our mutual customers”. “We hope we can reach an agreement to resolve these issues soon.”
With Amazon’s move of bringing back the chromecast devices, Google might consider bringing YouTube back to Echo show and other Amazon devices.
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PS4’S UPDATE 5.03 IS AVAILABLE NOW
PlayStation 4 firmware update is available now and as per Sony, it will improve the performance of your system.
WHAT COULD BE EXPECTED WITH THE UPDATE?
It is almost Christmas and end of a good year but looks like Sony is not done with it. Sony has released a new updated for PlayStation 4. PS4’s new firmware update 5.03 is available to download. However, there is not much to expect. According to Sony, the firmware update 5.03 will improve system’s performance. The patch is of 375 MB which is not bulky. The patch is essential to be installed. To install the same, you need to turn PS4 on and the downloading process of the update should begin on its own.
Unlike 5.0 which launched in October 2017, this update is a minor one. The last update brought improvements to many existing features and also included some new features. Some of the new features are revamped parental control features, enhanced Friends list, better streaming capabilities and more.
WHAT NEW SURPRISES BY SONY?
So far it has been a good year for Sony with all the success on the sales front. There is another good news from Sony. PlayStation chief Shawn Layden when spoke at PSX, gave an indication towards the probability that the users may be able to change their PSN usernames within a year.
He also stated in an interview, “I hope we’ll see events occur that you won’t have to ask me that question next PSX, ” when he was asked by about the ability to change a PSN name. This gave a strong vibe that the users could expect this change to come on to Playstation very soon.
The name change is available on Xbox platforms for years. If you change a name for the first time, it is free excluding the additional changes. It has been years people have been waiting for this feature on PlayStation, we hope the coming year will have the change in its stars.