Tech wrap: Farmville shuts down, Sony PS5 India launch date revealed and more
We have news coming from Apple, Amazon, Sony and more. While Sony finally announced the PS5 India launch date, Zynga killed its 11-year old game – Farmville as Adobe Flash dies.
The first day of 2021 was came with some rumours and announcements in the world of tech. We have news coming from Apple, Amazon, Sony and more. While Sony finally announced the PS5 India launch date, Zynga killed its 11-year old game – Farmville as Adobe Flash dies. These and much more in our tech wrap for now.
Remember Farmville? Here's why it finally got shut after 11 years
After 11 years of its existence, Farmville creator Zynga shut down the game on December 31, 2020. The sad news comes due to Adobe's decision to stop distributing and updating Flash Player for all web browsers starting Dec 31, 2020. Since FarmVille required the Flash Player plugin, it dies along with the Flash Player.
Sony PS5 India launch date finally announced, pre-orders begin this month
The new device will be launched in India on February 2nd, 2021. However, you can pre order it starting 12PM IST on January 12. Sony adds that the pre-orders will be available until stocks last at respective retailers. In a statement given via Twitter, Sony' PlayStation India acc mentioned that “We take this opportunity to once more thank our PlayStation enthusiasts for their patience and enthusiasm around PS5.”
AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition Ultra-HD TVs launched, prices start from Rs 29,999
Amazon today launched the AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition Ultra-HD TVs in India. With prices starting from Rs 29,999, the smart TVs are going to be available in two sizes - 50-inches and 55-inches. The AmazonBasics Fire TV Edition smart TVs come with 4K HDR LED display panels and support for both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for HDR and audio. These smart TVs will be taking on the likes of Xiaomi, TCL, Vu etc in this particular segment.
Apple AirPods Max users are complaining about condensation issues in the ear cups
Some Apple AirPods Max users have been reporting issues with condensation within the ear cups of the headphones. According to reports, there are water droplets forming under the removable ear pads near the drivers.
Apple's foldable iPhone prototypes have passed internal durability tests: Details
According to a report by a Taiwanese publication, the foldable iPhone prototypes have passed internal tests for durability. These two prototypes were being tested in Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen, China. While one of them reportedly has a dual screen, the other one has a clamshell design just like Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip or Moto Razr.
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