We’ve finally got details on the next PlayStation, Elon Musk is in trouble again, and tiny keyboards are having a moment. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.
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A deeper look at the PlayStation 5
Yes, the PlayStation 5 is real, and it’s coming next year. The PS5 is set to come with a lightning-fast solid-state drive (bye-bye, loading screens), a next-gen controller that has “adaptive triggers” offering varying degrees of resistance (so shooting a bow and arrow might actually feel like shooting a bow and arrow), and a much-improved UI. “We’re stepping into the generation of immediacy. In mobile games, we expect a game to download in moments, and to be just a few taps from jumping right in,” says Laura Miele, chief studio officer for EA. “Now we’re able to tackle that in a big way.” The console is expected to be available toward the end of 2020.
Elon Musk’s mouth, and tweets, land him in trouble again
Months after Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted an unfounded claim insinuating a British cave expert was a pedophile to his millions of followers, court filings reveal a behind-the-scenes scramble, and even more drama. One nugget from the files: Musk hired a convicted felon posing as a private investigator to probe said cave expert. But according to emails also in the filing, Musk has regrets. “I’m a fucking idiot,” he wrote to a public relations adviser in September 2018.
Fast Fact: 614 Horsepower
That’s how much power two new dual-engined electric Bollinger vehicles will boast. The rugged vehicles—an SUV and a truck—are specifically designed for off-roading, can carry a 5,000-pound payload, and go 200 miles on a charge.
WIRED Recommends: Tiny Keyboards
All those gizmos and gadgets stacked up on your desk mean you’ll do anything for more space. Enter the tiny keyboard movement, where custom configurations and fewer keys can shrink your keyboard to the size of a king-size candy bar.
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