The 9 most important details we already know about PlayStation 5, Sony’s next-generation video game console

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The PlayStation 5, Sony’s next generation console that’s deep in production, will arrive during the 2020 holiday season.
The first details about the PS5, however, were actually revealed in an interview with Wired in April.
As expected, the PlayStation 5 is promised to be more powerful than the existing PlayStation 4— but we’ve slowly been learning more about the next-gen console’s new features.
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Who’s ready for the PlayStation 5?

After months of speculation, Sony finally confirmed the name of the PlayStation 5 in a blog post on Tuesday and set a release window for the 2020 holiday season. The company first detailed the successor to the PlayStation 4 in an interview with Wired in April, where it discussed the specific chips and hardware powering the console without revealing its name.

Though the console is still more than a year away, more details about the PlayStation 5 have emerged slowly but surely.

Here are all the most important things we know about the PlayStation 5 so far:

SEE ALSO: A bunch of PlayStation 5 details just got unveiled: Here’s everything we know

1. It will have much nicer graphics.

Unlike the PlayStation 4 Pro and the Xbox One X — half-step consoles that offered more power in the same console generation — the PlayStation 5 “allows for fundamental changes in what a game can be,” Mark Cerny, Sony’s lead system architect, told Wired.

Core to that mission is the new console’s processing chips: a new central processing unit and a graphics processing unit from AMD. The former is based on AMD’s Ryzen line, while the latter is part of Radeon’s Navi GPU line.

What that means for you: The PlayStation 5 is built on chips that are yet-to-be-released.

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Amazon reportedly plans bigger cashierless supermarkets for 2020

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Amazon is reportedly planning a big expansion for its cashierless store format in 2020.

According to Bloomberg, the retail giant wants to open both larger supermarkets and smaller pop-up stores as early as the first quarter of 2020, both using the same Amazon Go technology that creates a shopping experience without any checkout lines. Bloomberg notes that this expansion could include Amazon licensing its technology to rival retailers, some of which have been investing in cashierless tech of their own.

When Amazon first began developing the Go format, it planned to create large-scale cashierless supermarkets that stocked a wide range of goods. It eventually downsized these plans, and Go stores today tend to be smaller spaces (around…

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Sponsored: Remodeled home in desirable Blossom Valley neighborhood

Completely remodeled and shining like new, this single-level home at 663 Alamo Drive in San Jose is move-in ready.

This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home comes with new floors, decorative crown molding and plantation shutters on new dual-pane windows.

From floors to ceilings and from front to back yards, this property has been thoughtfully updated with stylish features and amenities. Located in the popular and desirable Blossom Valley neighborhood, this home features almost 1,350 square feet of living space. Walk in to a virtually new home with an open, light-filled floor plan that includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms, a large living room, chef’s kitchen, dining area, and step-down family room.

Enhanced with new floors, fresh paint, decorative crown molding and recessed lighting, the home also features plantation shutters on new dual-pane windows. New doors and brushed nickel hardware includes a keyless Emtek front entry lock and Ring doorbell.

Fresh sod and garden beds create an inviting entrance to the front porch.

The new kitchen sparkles with all new stainless GE appliances, slab quartz counters, a decorative glass mosaic tile backsplash and stainless sink with a front-facing view.

The kitchen is ready to go with new stainless appliances, a pantry and eat-in island.

An island/breakfast bar offers additional casual seating and convenient location for cooktop and oven. White soft-close cabinetry wraps around the kitchen offering lots of storage space including a pantry with shelving.

The open flow plan connects the dining area to the step-down family room.

In addition to the spacious living room and dining areas, the family room is another inviting room this time anchored by a fireplace with tile surround, raised hearth, and a wood mantel. Open the sliding glass door to extend the entertaining space out to the inviting and private backyard.

Entertain or relax on the spacious stamped concrete patio and cook to your …read more

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From taking the pressure off ‘glamorous’ photos of their trips to a new focus on comments, here’s how travel influencers feel about Instagram hiding likes

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Instagram started removing “likes” on posts by US users this month.
With the change, users will be able to see likes on their own posts — but not on posts by others.
Business Insider asked five Instagram influencers in the travel space what they thought about Instagram hiding likes.
They told Business Insider that the change will allow them to experiment with new types of content, engage more with followers, and is a step in the right direction when it comes to mental health.
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Earlier this month, Instagram announced that it would start removing “likes” on posts by users based in the US.

The experiment comes on the heels of similar tests in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand. Users will still be able to see how many likes their posts received; however, their followers will not.

At the Wired tech 25 conference, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri discussed the impetus for the platform tweak.

“It’s about young people,” he said. “The idea is to try to ‘depressurize’ Instagram, make it less of a competition and give people more space to focus on connecting with people that they love, things that inspire them.”

The announcement was met with a flurry of responses from influencers and celebrities, ranging from the supportive to the downright enraged. Some even threatened to stop posting on the app altogether.

Business Insider spoke with five Instagram influencers in the travel space about the platform’s move to hide likes, and they said that the decision’s effects would be felt in a variety of ways.

Room to focus on quality content that engages with followers, not just content that chases numbers

Shivya Nath (@shivya), the India-based blogger behind The Shooting Star responsible travel blog, describes the current Instagram ecosystem as being …read more

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