After months of anticipation, Sony’s PlayStation 5 launched on Thursday.
Because of the pandemic, Sony decided not to go the traditional console launch route and isn’t selling the new game console in retail stores at launch. Instead of massive launch lines and stories of excited fans camping out overnight in front of GameStop, the main way to get a PS5 on November 12 is to have preordered the console months ago through one of several retailers.
Beyond that, PlayStation 5 buyers have one recourse on launch day: the digital storefronts of major retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. And at 12 p.m. ET on November 12, people got a look at how well that system worked.
The flood of customers at noon was so voluminous that it caused the entire Walmart
Dispelling every bullshit election conspiracy that’s inundated the internet this week would be a full-time job in and of itself, but one particularly insidious theory has blown up to such a ridiculous degree that it deserves to be set straight.
Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox claimed at a press conference Friday that an election software “glitch” in one Michigan county switched thousands of votes for President Donald Trump to votes for Democratic challenger (now President-Elect) Joe Biden. Sounds like a pretty big scandal, right? Well, it very well might be if any portion of that statement was true. But though this conspiracy theory has been thoroughly debunked by Michigan election officials, that hasn’t stopped Trump supporters from sounding alarms about
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I had high hopes that the iPhone 12 would move to a universal port that’s already everywhere. Instead, it’s traded one proprietary format for another. The iPhone 12 didn’t get USB-C at Apple’s event last week. (Here’s how to preorder and buy all four Apple 12 models.) Instead, it kept Lightning and added a new MagSafe connector.
I’ve been impressed by MagSafe on the iPhone 12 Pro so far. But I’m also starting to accept that USB-C on the iPhone will never happen. And the two shouldn’t be mutually exclusive.
Lightning has been around since the iPhone 5 in 2012, when it debuted as a replacement for the old 30-pin charger that had been around since the iPod. Lightning had its advantages, way back last decade:
While a bipartisan group of lawmakers have criticized the market power of Big Tech, some might argue that the Justice Department’s new antitrust lawsuit against Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is politically motivated. Notably, the 11 attorneys general who joined the lawsuit were all Republicans, and the timing of the filing comes two weeks before the presidential election.
However, the Trump administration’s antitrust case filed against Google on Tuesday alleges even-handed claims, according to Matt Stoller, the research director for the non-profit American Economic Liberties Project, which advocates for robust antitrust regulation.
“It’s a solid complaint. It’s well argued. It’s good framing,” Stoller told Yahoo Finance’s The Final Round Tuesday, acknowledging that he is a Democrat. “It’s narrow, so it’s only handling how [Google] distribute[s] search, not the behavior they’re engaging in.”
The long-expected lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Google of violating the Sherman Act, which prohibits actions that restrict marketplace competition. The