Winamp is the music software that just won’t die. In the first update in four years, the producers described it as the “culmination” of years of hard work, including two teams and a pandemic-dictated hiatus. The result is a ton of upgrades and improvements under the hood, but it’s still the music player many of us remember.
Winamp was once the MP3 software of choice, where many of us saved our music files from fledgling digital stores and peer-to-peer apps. Parent company AOL (which also once owned Engadget) stopped working in , years after Spotify took hold. But after a takeover by Radionomy, Winamp lives on. Still.
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Speed above all else.
OnePlus’ mid-term phone refresh is unusual. The 10T has the fastest Snapdragon chip, but many compromises. According to Sam Rutherford of Engadget, it’s a solid device for an affordable $649, but for now, say goodbye to the Alert Slider, wireless charging, and a dedicated launch partner for US carriers.
The company struggles with Stage Manager’s Multitasking feature.
Bloomberg reports that Apple could delay iPadOS 16 by a month or so. The biggest problem would have to do with the Stage Manager multitasking tool, which will only be available on M1-powered iPads. It allows users to resize windows and overlap them. However, those who tried the beta in general liked the feature buggy – something we noticed in our . Earlier reports indicated that Apple has new iPads for later this year, and delaying iPadOS 16 could mean getting closer to the new tablets as well.
Game sales also fell, but first-party sales improved.
Nintendo’s Switch sales fell significantly in the past quarter, falling to 3.43 million units compared to 4.45 million in the same period last year, according to the earnings report. The company attributed the Switch’s sales problem to a shortage of parts, the same thing that Sony struggled with. “Hardware manufacturing was impacted by factors such as the global shortage of semiconductor components, which resulted in a decline in hardware shipments,” the company said.
The new policy aims to increase passenger safety on commercial space flights.
NASA will soon need a retired astronaut to serve as mission commander on all private flights to the International Space Station, according to a notice posted today. The policy – which has yet to be finalized – aims to both increase passenger safety and reduce pressure on existing ISS operations. According to the report, the new changes came after “lessons learned” on last April’s Axiom Space flight, where passengers paid $55 million each to fly on the first private astronaut mission to the ISS. The hectic two-week journey took its toll on both the ISS and Axiom crews.
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It’s Sony’s turn. As always, we looked for games that generally offer meaningful improvements over their last-gen counterparts when played on PS5 or that are system exclusives. Our 2022 update sees two third-party titles — death loop and Final Fantasy VII Remake – join the overwhelming internal struggle.
Apparently a $300 textbook isn’t enough as a grit.
Proponents of NFT often cite the technology’s ability to give the maker a share of second-hand sales as one of its key features. That intrigued Pearson, a major textbook publisher. “In the analog world, a Pearson textbook was resold up to seven times, and we would only participate in the first sale,” CEO Andy Bird said. Bloomberg this week. “The move to digital is helping to shrink the secondary market.” Do you know why students resell textbooks? Because they are fucking.
A tongue-twisting way to see tours.
TikTok has partnered with Ticketmaster to help users discover events and purchase tickets directly through the app. Music artists, comedians, sports teams and venues can search for relevant Ticketmaster events and link to them in their videos. The feature is only available to select creators at first. TikTok is increasingly focusing on music: Earlier this week, it emerged that the company may be on its way.
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