The PlayStation 5’s UI looks cooler than the PS4’s, but it’s cluttered

After so many months of delay, Sony is releasing a lot of new info on the PlayStation 5 in short order. Today, we got a look at what the new user interface looks like — and if you wanted more stuff in your console menu, then you certainly got that. The Home Screen looks similar to the PS4’s, in that it’ll show you a list of your games and media apps in a bar at the top of your screen — thankfully they have their own separate tabs. The new UI looks a bit better than the PS4’s, especially because it looks like I’ll… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Russian and Chinese spacecrafts could collide in space junk super-spreader

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. The coronavirus pandemic has accustomed people to the cruel reality of “superspreader” events, when an unusually contagious virus, like the one behind COVID-19, infects many people at once. Now the world is preparing for a superspreading contingency of another sort. On Thursday night, two decommissioned spacecraft could collide, spraying dangerous space junk across the sky. The encounter is expected to occur at 8:56 p.m. ET, according to estimates from LeoLabs, a sky-mapping startup based in Menlo Park, Calif. This visualization shows our latest information on the event: pic.twitter.com/qaI2NXhZmi —… Read More

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Twitter is investigating widespread outage reports

If you’re reading this, you probably didn’t get here from Twitter . The service has been experiencing widespread reports of outages for at least an hour. The issue has impact a range of different activities on the site, ranging from newsfeeds to the ability to tweet. The company has acknowledged the on-going problem, noting that it is investigating things on its official status page, Update – We are continuing to monitor as our teams investigate. More updates to come. Oct 15, 22:31 UTC Investigating – We are currently investigating this issue. More updates to come. Oct 15, 21:56 UTC Twitter responded to our request for comment, stating, “We know people are having trouble Tweeting and using Twitter. We’re… Read More

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