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UI, Create Button Functions Are Still Mysteries One Month Before Launch

KEY POINTS

  • Prospective PS5 buyers remain intrigued over the UI and create button
  • Despite allowing people to demo games, Sony has yet to reveal these DualSense functions 
  • It remains uncertain if Sony will clear these up before the console launches on Nov. 12

Despite the PlayStation 5 console launch rapidly approaching, Sony is still keeping certain aspects of its DualSense controller a mystery.

During a recent preview event, both the console’s menus and the new controller button were purposely made inaccessible to players who had the opportunity to try the new system, Screen Rant noted.

The Verge reported that some members of the Japanese media and influencers were given early access to the PS5 at an event and were allowed to play some games on the console. Footage from “Astro’s Playroom,” “Godfall” and some other games were posted online, but attendees were not given access to the unit’s user interface.

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Power button Touch ID on the iPad Air 4 was an ‘incredible feat’

A pair of Apple executives have discussed changes to the iPad introduced in the iPad Air 4, including the “incredible feat of engineering” to add a Touch ID sensor to the power button on the new model.

Apple revealed its iPad Air 4 on September 15, complete with an updated A14 Bionic chip, a design inspired by the iPad Pro line, and a larger 10.9-inch display. Arguably the biggest departure for the iPad Air is its biometric alterations, with Touch ID moved from the now-gone Home button to the power button on the top.

Speaking on the iJustine and Jenna Ezarik podcast Same Brain published on Saturday, Apple VP of hardware engineering John Ternus and Apple VP of product marketing Bob Borchers talked about the changes that the iPad lineup underwent during the September event.

On the subject of Touch ID on the tablet, Borchers described the

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Hit the Reset Button on IBM Stock with New Management



Sign of IBM with Canada Head Office Building in background in Markham, Ontario, Canada. IBM is an American multinational technology company.


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Sign of IBM with Canada Head Office Building in background in Markham, Ontario, Canada. IBM is an American multinational technology company.

In the last five years, technology companies have shifted focus. The new normal is to build a subscription-based business that revolves around the cloud. Most mega-tech companies have successfully transitioned … except IBM (NYSE:IBM). So it is not a surprise then to see IBM stock languish so low, comparatively.



a sign on the side of a building: Sign of IBM with Canada Head Office Building in background in Markham, Ontario, Canada. IBM is an American multinational technology company.


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It has been a while since I shared my opinion on IBM. I did that last back in June of 2019, when I wrote that “it had an 18% rally at hand” and that they needed a new CEO. Both things came true since then.  The reign of

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Gmail mistakenly removed the button that lets you triage loads of emails at once, but it’s coming back

If you’re not the inbox zero type — and I’m definitely not — you might sometimes rely on Gmail’s “Select all conversations that match this search” option to read, archive, or delete hundreds or thousands of messages at once.

Except we can’t do that anymore, and neither can a number of angry Gmail users we’ve spotted. The option has up and disappeared. Google accidentally removed it, the company confirms to The Verge.

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The literally useless Roku diamond button might actually be a good idea

On the corner of the Roku Touch remote is a strange, unlabeled button marked only with a mysterious glyph of two overlapping diamonds. Press it, and a voice will ring out: “This feature is not yet available.”

The button does absolutely nothing, and it’s been that way for nearly two years.

Back in 2018, Roku launched its TV Wireless speaker, along with the Roku Touch remote to match. On that remote, there are a plethora of buttons: volume controls, play / pause / skip buttons, a microphone button, and even two programmable presets that can be tied to frequently used commands.

But Roku also reserved a final button for a future software feature — the odd diamond-marked button seen here. Nearly two years on, Roku has yet to say what feature the button is reserved for or when (or even if) that update will come.

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The original digital watch button foretold the battery life struggle of modern smartwatches

In hindsight, it sounds almost ridiculous. An expensive watch with technology that’s never been put on your wrist before that costs hundreds of dollars more than a traditional timepiece. And get this: this fancy, futuristic gadget cant even continuously show the time.



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No, I’m not talking about the original Apple Watch. I’m talking about the Pulsar Time Computer, the first commercially sold digital watch, which was released back in the 1970s by Hamilton. But despite the 50-year difference, the Pulsar foretold the same issues that we still struggle with today on our modern smartwatches — and fixed them the way we do, too: with a button.

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50 years later, we still struggle with battery life

The original Pulsar was a revolutionary device, so cool and futuristic that it appeared in Live and Let Die on the wrist of Roger Moore’s

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