PS4 update lets parents decide which games kids can and can’t chat in

Sony is giving the PlayStation 4 one more big update before the PS5 arrives, and it’s particularly good news for parents. A version 8.00 update releasing today makes multiple additions, including simpler and more adaptable parental controls. Limits on communication and viewing user-made content are now lumped together to make it “easier for parents to understand.” Crucially, kids can now ask for permission to use communications in specific games — you can make an exception if you know a young one will be talking to friends.

Not everything is positive. The 8.00 update removes user-made events and the creation of private communities. You can still use private communities that already exist, but they’ll clearly dwindle without the option to make more. Sony hasn’t explained the move, but we’ve asked for comment.

There are more additions that might offset that decision. Party and Messages are now more closely connected, with a

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The crazy camera that lets your phone see inside anything is $29 for Prime Day



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Wireless Borescope Camera

Thousands upon thousands of popular products went on sale with deep discounts last year during Prime Day, and most of the best-sellers among our readers were high-profile items. Examples include the Echo Dot, Instant Pots, wireless noise cancelling headphones, and Apple’s AirPods Pro (which, by the way, are on sale right now with double the discount from last year). Despite Amazon’s massive efforts in promoting those popular products, however, there was one device from a relatively unknown brand that sold just as well as anything else we covered last year.

Now, that wildly popular deal is back at the same all-time low price!

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The Depstech WF010 borescope is best described as a crazy wireless camera that lets your iPhone or Android device see inside just about anything. Just snake the semi-rigid tube into

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If the ad industry is serious about transparency, let’s open-source our SDKs

Year after year, a lack of transparency in how ad traffic is sourced, sold and measured is cited by advertisers as a source of frustration and a barrier to entry in working with various providers. But despite progress on the protection and privacy of data through laws like GDPR and COPPA, the overall picture regarding ad-marketing transparency has changed very little.

In part, this is due to the staggering complexity of how programmatic and other advertising technologies work. With automated processes managing billions of impressions every day, there is no universal solution to making things more simple and clear. So the struggle for the industry is not necessarily a lack of intent around transparency, but rather how to deliver it.

Frustratingly, evidence shows that the way data is collected and used by some industry players has played a large part in reducing people’s trust in online advertising. This is not

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FOX Sports and Samsung’s Exclusive 5G Smartphone Experience Lets Fans Control the Action During the MLB Postseason

90+ Proprietary In-Stadium Cameras Drive the “FOX Sports 5G View Powered by SAMSUNG Galaxy” App for NLCS Presented by Camping World and World Series

LOS ANGELES – During the NLCS presented by Camping World and World Series, FOX Sports’ 25th season of MLB Postseason coverage features the FOX Sports 5G View Powered by Samsung, a brand-new bonus app experience exclusively for 5G-enabled smartphones. This innovative collaboration between the two brands, in the heart of the massive October sports calendar, delivers a custom design experience for Android users, including:

Interactive video-player: Empowers the viewer to be the director, with the ability to rotate around the action and zoom in/out during live games for a closer look at plays at the plate, down-the-line hits or a fastball right on the corner
Multi-view feature: Offers five unique camera angles from around the diamond
Highlights: Updated throughout the game to let

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Free Pikmin 3 Deluxe Demo Now Live On Switch eShop, Lets You Transfer Progress To Full Game

Pikmin 3 Deluxe launches on Nintendo Switch later this month, but players will have a chance to sample it before then. During today’s Treehouse Live stream, Nintendo announced that a free Pikmin 3 Deluxe demo is coming to the eShop tonight. The demo is now live, and you’ll unlock some things in the full game for playing it.

If you can defeat the final boss at the end of the demo, you’ll unlock the Ultra-Spicy difficulty in the full version of Pikmin 3 Deluxe right from the outset. Ultra-Spicy is a brand-new difficulty option for Pikmin veterans that caps your Pikmin field limit at 60, making the experience more challenging.

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New Amazon One Lets You Use Your Palm to Make Payments

Amazon announced a new payment technology on Tuesday, which uses the palm of your hand instead of plastic or cash. While the Amazon One palm scanners have some traction—the company says it’s actively discussing expanding the technology with several potential customers—privacy concerns may be a roadblock to widespread adoption.

Key Takeaways

  • Amazon One is a new form of contactless payment technology that scans your palm to identify you. 
  • The e-commerce giant plans to test its Amazon One palm scanners at two of its physical stores in Seattle.
  • Some details remain unclear, but privacy concerns could be a major obstacle to widespread adoption.

How the Amazon One Technology Works

Biometric authentication has been around for years. Most consumers are familiar with the facial or fingerprint recognition technology they can use to unlock their phones. 

Amazon One’s payment technology uses proprietary algorithms to scan the unique features below the surface of a

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Save $22 on the crazy camera that lets you see inside almost anything



a hand holding a smart phone sitting on top of a car: Wireless Borescope Camera


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Wireless Borescope Camera

Longtime readers who have been following BGR Deals for years know that the Depstech WF010 Wireless Borescope Camera is one of the most popular smartphone accessories we cover. This brilliant little device connects wirelessly to your phone and uses it as a viewfinder as you snake it into just about anything. You can capture video, snap still photos, or just peer into tight spaces as you work on something or look for a problem. There’s also a mirror attachment so you can see around corners, plus a hook attachment that lets you grab tiny objects that might’ve been dropped into tight spaces.

It’s an awesome accessory and it happens to be discounted right now at Amazon. Clip the 10% coupon on the product page and you can snag one for $32.39 instead of $36. That’s a decent discount on a great product that’s

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Gmail seemingly just removed the button that lets you triage loads of emails at once

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.

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Landmark waiver lets drones fly into fire

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A landmark emergency waiver granted by the FAA has allowed Verizon to deploy industrial drones to inspect their critical infrastructure during the US wildfires, ensuring first responders have reliable communications for disaster response. The drones are made by a company called Percepto, which are currently operating beyond-line-of-sight for this emergency deployment.

The FAA granted Skyward, A Verizon company, a temporary waiver that allows company pilots to fly the Percepto Sparrow drone from their homes to inspect critical communications infrastructure near the Big Hollow wildfire in Washington. The waiver permits operations 24 hours a day, with less than 3 miles of visibility and no pilot or observer on site. This is the first time a Beyond the Visual Line Of Sight waiver has been granted that allows pilots to control the drone from home. 

The Sparrow drone platform is already able to land in high winds and in snow. Percepto recently

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Amazon One lets you pay at stores by scanning your palm

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Palm reading has arrived at two Amazon Go stores.


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Amazon already got rid of checkout lines at its brick-and-mortar Amazon Go stores. Now, it wants to make getting into those stores easier too. Starting Tuesday, the retail giant will let people use its latest biometric tech — dubbed Amazon One — to enter two Amazon Go locations in Seattle. 

“Amazon One is a fast, convenient, contactless way for people to use their palm to make everyday activities like paying at a store, presenting a loyalty card, entering a location like a stadium, or badging into work more effortless,” Dilip Kumar, Amazon’s vice president of physical retail and technology, said Tuesday in a blog post. “The service is designed to be highly secure and uses custom-built algorithms and hardware to create a person’s unique palm signature.”

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