Sony admits it made ‘wrong decision’ and will keep PS3, Vita stores open

Sony has announced that it’ll be keeping its PS3 and PlayStation Vita digital storefront open “for the foreseeable future.” The PSP’s store will still be , as originally planned. “Upon further reflection, however, it’s clear that we made the wrong decision here. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/19/22392126/sony-ps3-ps-vita-stores-open-backtrack-psp-july-2nd-mistake

NASA’s Mars helicopter becomes the first aircraft to fly on another planet

NASA just made aviation history. The agency has confirmed that the Ingenuity Mars helicopter completed its initial test flight, making it the first aircraft to fly on another planet. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/nasa-mars-ingenuity-helicopter-first-flight-124343002.html

Penny Dreadful and His Dark Materials’ Helen McCrory Dies at 52

Helen McCrory, the British actress best known for roles in Harry Potter and His Dark Materials, and more, has died after a long battle with cancer. Her husband, actor Damian Lewis, announced via social media to inform the public on Friday, April 16. via Technology and News Today https://io9.gizmodo.com/penny-dreadful-and-his-dark-materials-helen-mccrory-die-1846705445

Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe and co-inventor of the PDF, has died at 81

Charles “Chuck” Geschke, a co-founder of Adobe who helped develop the PDF, has died at age 81, the company said in a statement. ”As co-founders of Adobe, Chuck and John Warnock developed groundbreaking software that has revolutionized how people create and communicate,” Narayen said. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/18/22390452/charles-geschke-cofounder-adobe-inventor-pdf-obituary

NASA will attempt to fly its Mars helicopter on April 19th

NASA finally has a new flight date for its Mars helicopter after a bug fix prompted a delay. The space agency now expects to fly Ingenuity “no earlier than” April 19th at about 3:30AM Eastern. Don’t worry about staying up all night to follow along, though. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/nasa-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-flight-date-184556782.html

We’re still spending record amounts on gaming, a year into the pandemic

Video game sales are still smashing records roughly a year after the COVID-19 pandemic led many people to stay indoors. The NPD Group has determined that video game spending in the US surged 18 percent in March 2021 compared to a year earlier, hitting a new record of $5.6 billion. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/npd-video-game-spending-record-march-2021-144536464.html

Peak Design’s new magnet-powered phone case system delayed until August

Peak Design has announced it is delaying shipment of products in its Kickstarter campaign for Mobile, a broad range of phone accessories designed to make it easy to mount your phone on everything from a motorcycle handlebar to a simple dock on your desk. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/16/22388468/peak-design-new-magnet-iphone-case-system-delayed

The 2021 World Press Photo Category Winners Used These Cameras

Today, the 2021 World Press Photo Category winners are being announced. These journalists risked their lives in a pandemic to tell lots of different stories. Some of them are pandemic-related. But depending on where you are in the world, you probably haven’t seen these images. via Technology and News Today https://www.thephoblographer.com/2021/04/15/world-press-photo-2021-category-awards-cameras/

Sony Announces New Xperia Flagship Models With Powerful Photo & Video Capabilities

New 5G Capable Models Feature World’s First Variable Smartphone Telephoto Lens with a Dual PD Sensor1, World’s First 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh Rate Display2 and more Sony Xperia 1 III Sony Xperia 5 III Key Features World’s first smartphone with a Variable telephoto lens paired with a Dual PD s via Technology and News Today https://alphauniverse.com/stories/sony-announces-new-xperia-flagship-models-with-powerful-photo-and-video-capabilities/