Intel and Samsung’s new demo shows how blisteringly fast a PCIe 5.0 SSD setup will be

PCIe 5.0 SSDs have already started to get announced ahead of CES 2022, with Samsung and Adata teasing early hardware that supports the new standard. via Technology and News Today

CES 2022 will introduce HDMI 2.1a, another confusing new spec

The HDMI standards are a mess. HDMI 2.1, in particular, is a uniquely frustrating mess, with haphazard support among TV manufacturers, cable makers, and devices that make setting up, say 120Hz gaming on a PS5 or Xbox Series X a uniquely harrowing experience. via Technology and News Today

HBO Max offers first look at Westworld season 4, Barry, and the 2022 release slate

The Dec. 22 premiere of The Matrix Resurrections on HBO Max concludes a risky year in which all of WarnerMedia’s major theatrical releases simultaneously hit the streaming platform. The results of the experiment are a great unknown; few of Warner Bros. Pictures’ movies took off at the U.S. via Technology and News Today

TSA checkpoints will start supporting Apple Wallet IDs in February

When Apple introduced its updated Apple Wallet in June, the company said it was working to ensure you could use it to get through airport security — and now, we have our first word from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on exactly when that will happen. via Technology and News Today

Comcast won’t enforce Northeast data caps until 2023 at the earliest

Comcast subscribers in the US Northeast just got another reprieve from data caps, and this one might stick. According to Light Reading and The Verge, a Comcast spokesperson said the cable giant now had “no plans” to enforce internet data caps in the region throughout 2022. State Rep. via Technology and News Today

Sony’s latest smartphone camera sensor gathers twice as much light

Sony has unveiled a new type of stacked CMOS sensor that uses “two-layer transistor pixels” to double the light gathering capability. Typical image sensors have the light-sensitive photodiodes and pixel transistors that control and amplify the signal on the same layer. via Technology and News Today