Why it matters: While Sony and Microsoft are poised to offer next-gen gaming experiences with their respective consoles, both companies' superfast custom SSDs - 825GB for the PS5, 1TB for the Series X, and a paltry 512GB for the Series S - won't stand a chance against the install sizes of modern and upcoming AAA titles, as well as massive game libraries of today's console players. Both Sony and Microsoft know this, which is why they've included an additional NVMe slot and multiple USB ports for storage expansion on their consoles. While Sony's certified third-party drives for the PS5 are yet to appear, we now know what Seagate's 1TB expansion card, which it revealed earlier this year, will cost buyers of the Xbox Series S | X. Microsoft's Velocity Architecture on the Xbox Series S | X will load and switch games in a matter of seconds, thanks in part to its custom NVMe SSD capable of up to 2.4GB/s of raw throughput. In terms of storage, however, players with huge game libraries … [Read more...] about Best Buy reveals what it’ll cost to expand your Xbox Series S | X storage
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After the Galaxy Note 10 series, Samsung is now rolling out Android 11 update to the Galaxy Z Flip devices. As per a report by the GSMarena, owners of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip in Europe and Nigeria are receiving the OneUI 3.0 firmware update based on the latest Android 11 operating system. The software brings the F700FxXx3CTLx build version to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip . It also comes with the December 2020 Android security patch and measures over 2GB in size. The update will bring Android 11 features including chat bubbles, media playback widget and a separate conversation section in the notifications. It will also add a one-time permissions feature to the device to improve the user’s control over the device. Also Read: Samsung rolls out Android 11 update to the Galaxy Note 10 series phones Additional features coming with Samsung One UI 3.0 are dynamic Lock Screen, new UI design having updated stock apps and a renewed keyboard. The update will also … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Z Flip gets Android 11 based One UI 3.0 update
1Password See at 1Password LastPass See at LastPass It wasn't long ago that I raised an editorial toast to the reigning champion of password managers , LastPass, recommending it not only for its broad suite of premium features but -- most crucially -- for its refusal to let down its veteran fanbase of free users, even as it faced sweeping scrutiny over an ownership change. A moment of silence, then, for our beloved fallen freeware: As of March 16, LastPass free-tier users will only be able to use the service on just one device type -- either desktop or mobile, but not both. Goodnight, sweet prince. Read more: Best password manager to use for 2021 The move tragically undermines a key security principle that's made LastPass's free version so effective at core security -- its seamless multiplatform integration. Using a password manager to boost security, perhaps more so than many other privacy products, pivots on a fulcrum of … [Read more...] about LastPass vs. 1Password: Which password manager should you use?
Special Feature Special Report: 5G: What it means for edge computing (free PDF) This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet / TechRepublic special feature, helps business leaders understand how cloud providers, telecoms, and carriers will make 5G part of their edge-computing plans. Read More You have until the end of the day to preorder the Galaxy S21 and get all the perks that go with it. Every major US carrier and most retailers are accepting preorders for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. They're all offering $200 in Samsung credit for you to grab accessories on its site, as well as a free Samsung SmartTag. If you're planning on getting any Galaxy S21 model, now is the best time to buy it. There likely won't be any major price reductions -- let alone complimentary credit and gifts -- for months, so the pre-order deals on offer right now are truly worth it. First look: Galaxy S21 and everything else... SEE FULL GALLERY … [Read more...] about Those fantastic Samsung Galaxy S21 preorder deals end soon
Realme has launched a mid-range smartphone — called Realme V15 — in the company's home country China. Realme V15 price The smartphone has been launched in two storage variants. The base variant has 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage and costs CNY 1,399 (approximately Rs 15,000). The second variant of the handset offers 8GB RAM and 128GB storage that costs CNY 1,999. The Realme V15 has been launched in three colour options — Koi, Blue and Silver colours and will go on pre-order in China starting January 14. Realme V15 specs Running on Realme UI-based on Android 10 out of the box, the Realme V15 smartphone offers a display of 6.5-inch FHD+ screen of 2400x1800p resolution with a punch-hole camera and 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. The Realme V15 smartphone comes powered by MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC. On the storage front, the device offers up to 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. For imaging duties, the Realme V15 has a quad-camera setup on the back. … [Read more...] about Realme V15 with 4130mAh battery, 64MP primary rear camera launched in China: Price, availability and more