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Sony reveals PS5 accessory pricing, including $70 DualSense controller

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Sony reveals PS5 accessory pricing, including $70 DualSense controller

Alongside the reveal of the PlayStation 5’s $399 and $499 price tags and November 12th release date, Sony also announced how much the various accessories for the upcoming console will cost.

The most important price is that of Sony’s new DualSense controller, which will cost $69.99 for additional gamepads. That’s a $10 increase compared to the $59.99 MSRP for the DualShock 4 — apparently all the fancy haptic feedback technology and adaptive triggers that Sony is adding don’t come cheap. And the charging station, which can recharge two DualSense controllers at once, is set to cost $29.99.

Meanwhile, the Pulse 3D wireless headset — which will support Sony’s big push for 3D audio — is set to cost $99.99, while the PlayStation 5’s media remote will cost $29.99.

Lastly, the HD Camera, which features dual 1080p lenses and allows for players to broadcast themselves alongside streamed gameplay directly from the PlayStation 5, is set to cost $59.99. The dual-lens system would seem to indicate the Sony has ambitions to use the new camera for VR applications at some point, although its not clear whether the new camera will work with the existing PlayStation VR headset. (Sony’s accessories for the the PlayStation 5 seems to indicate that only the Playstation 4’s camera will work for the current PSVR, and promises that it’ll be offering a free adapter for customers in the future.)

The various PlayStation 5 accessories are expected to launch alongside the console on November 12th.

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After lengthy delays, ULA’s most powerful rocket poised to launch classified spy satellite

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After lengthy delays, ULA’s most powerful rocket poised to launch classified spy satellite

After many weeks of delays due to faulty equipment and bad weather, the United Launch Alliance is set to launch its most powerful rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, lofting a classified spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. The mission is finally ready to fly a full month after the rocket’s first launch attempt, which was aborted just three seconds before liftoff.

The rocket going up on ULA’s mission is the Delta IV Heavy, a giant vehicle that consists of three rocket cores strapped together to provide extra thrust. It’s one of the most powerful rockets in the world, though it falls short of the power packed into SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy. ULA doesn’t fly the Delta IV Heavy very often, as it’s an expensive vehicle to make, but the company uses the rocket for large, heavy satellites headed to super-high orbits.

The rocket’s payload is NROL-44, and like all NRO missions, its purpose is cloaked in secrecy. The office simply notes that “NROL-44 supports NRO’s overall national security mission to provide intelligence data to the United States’ senior policymakers, the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.” ULA has already launched 29 missions for the NRO, many of which have required the Delta IV Heavy.

ULA was all set to launch NROL-44 in the wee hours of the morning on August 29th. ULA counted all the way down to just seconds before liftoff, with the Delta IV Heavy’s main engines briefly igniting. But the engines quickly shut off and the rocket remained fixed on the launchpad. ULA later learned that a piece of ground equipment had failed, prompting the abort. It took the company a few weeks to replace the faulty equipment.

Further problems with equipment on the launchpad pushed back the launch time again, but ULA is hoping to get off the ground this week. Unfortunately weather has not been agreeable, with bad conditions delaying attempts on Monday and on Tuesday. But at last, there’s a 70 percent chance that weather will cooperate for launch tonight — so perhaps today is the day.

The Delta IV Heavy is scheduled to lift off on Tuesday at 11:54PM ET out of ULA’s launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. ULA’s launch blog will begin at 3:15PM ET, and its webcast will begin at 11:34PM ET, for anyone who is still awake and hoping to catch a midnight launch.

Update September 30th, 3:00PM ET: This post has been updated from an older post, after multiple launch delays.

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How to get Halloween skin tones and eye colors in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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How to get Halloween skin tones and eye colors in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A new batch of eye colors and skin tones are available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons to help celebrate Halloween.

These new shades are only purchasable during October, but are useable year-round. To grab the new eye and skin colors, you’ll need to buy them from the Nook Stop. “Body-Paint Costume Tips” and “Exploring New Eye Colors” are both available for 2,400 Nook Miles.

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Once you buy the packs, you can immediately head over to a mirror furnishing item to change your skin or eye color.

Other Halloween-based customization, like clothes and accessories, can be bought from The Able Sisters or from Kicks to complete your look. You can also find Halloween DIY recipes, which use Pumpkins to craft, from talking to villagers crafting items in their homes.

While you don’t need to be dressed up as anything scary for the in-game Halloween event, having more color options for customization is always nice.

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The Pixel 5 vs. the competition: Ultrawide cameras all around

It’s time for the fall phone launch season to begin and, unlike previous years, the first flagship out of the gate is the Pixel 5. At $599, it certainly undercuts its major competition on price. But how much power does Google’s new handset actually offer? The standout features include 5G and an ultrawide camera but, for a deeper look, we’ve laid everything out in the handy table below. Check out how the new Pixel compares to this year’s Galaxy S20 and the current iPhone 11 Pro — we’ll have to wait to see how Google’s new handset compares to this year’s Apple flagship when it’s actually announced.

Pixel 5

Galaxy S20

iPhone 11 Pro

Pricing

$699

Starts at $999

$999 / $1149 / $1349

Dimensions

144.7 x 70.4 x 8 mm (5.7 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches)

151.7 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm (5.97 x 2.72 x 0.31 inches)

144 x 71.4 x 8.1 mm (5.67 x 2.81 x 0.32 inches)

Weight

151g (5.33 ounces)

163g (5.75 ounces)

188g (6.63 ounces)

Screen size

6 inches (152.4 mm)

6.2 inches (157.58 mm)

5.8 inches (147.32 mm)

Screen resolution

2,340 x 1,080 (432 ppi)

3,040 x 1,440 (563 ppi)

2,436 x 1,125 (458 ppi)

Screen type

FHD+ Flexible OLED

Quad HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X

Super Retina XDR OLED

Battery

4,080 mAh

4,000 mAh

Up to 18 hours of video playback

Internal storage

128 GB

128 GB

64 / 256 / 512 GB

External storage

None

micro SD

None

Rear camera(s)

Two cameras:
Ultrawide, 16MP, f/2.2
Dual-pixel, 12.2MP, f/1.7

Three cameras:
Ultrawide, 12MP, f/2.2
Wide, 12MP, f/1.8
Telephoto, 64MP, f/2.0

Three cameras:
Ultrawide, 12MP, f/2.4
Wide, 12MP, f/1.8
Telephoto, 12MP, f/2.0

Front camera(s)

8MP, f/2.0

10MP, f/2.2

12MP, f/2.2

Video capture

4K at 60 fps

8K

4K at 60 fps

SoC

Qualcomm 765G

Samsung Exynos 9825

Apple A13 Bionic

CPU

2.4 GHz octa-core

2.7 GHz octa-core

2.65 GHz hexa-core

GPU

Adreno 620

ARM Mali-G76 MP12

unnamed quad-core

RAM

8 GB

12 GB

4 GB

WiFi

Dual band, 802.11ac

Dual band, 802.11ac/ax

Dual band, 802.11ac/ax

Bluetooth

v5.0

v5.0

v5.0

NFC

Yes

Yes

Yes

Operating system

Android 11

Android 10

iOS 13

Other features

IP68 certified, USB-C, Qi wireless charging

IP68 certified, USB-C, WPC/PMA wireless charging

IP68 certified, Lightning connector, Qi wireless charging

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