Here are the top 5 trending news from the tech world
Apple launches new products amid coronavirus pandemic
Going against wind has always been Apple’s trademark style. So in its classic vintage style, Apple on Wednesday unveiled new products – iPad pro and MacBook Air – without paying any heeds to growing concerns over coronavirus pandemic. Among the host of features, both devices boost faster processors, highly improved camera and new keyboards. The timing of the product launch is bit surprising, considering that coronavirus pandemic has badly hit Apple’s global sales.
Sony finally (I mean finally) reveals full PS5 specifications
After giving information in bits and pieces for several months, Sony on Thursday finally shed light on PS5’s full specifications. And here are some of the important specifications. The PS5 will boost eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture hardware. The custom GPU promises to deliver 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz. Additionally, it will also have 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a custom 825GB SSD. PS5 is scheduled for release this holiday season. But growing concerns over coronavirus may very well spoil the release date.
Coronavirus even forces highly anticipated Friends reunion special to postpone
It seems that the fast spreading coronavirus has ended up paralyzing the entire world. So much so that it has even forced HBO to postpone the launch of highly anticipated Friends reunion special, according to The Hollywood Reporter. With coronavirus pandemic causing shutdown of studios across Hollywood, the telecast of Friends reunion special has now been postponed indefinitely. The special episode will bring back all the original cast members – Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc.
NASA and SpaceX’s first astronaut launch scheduled for mid-May launch
Nasa and Spacex’s first astronaut project is scheduled to be launched by mid-May. This was announced by NASA on Wednesday, confirming that Elon Musk’s SpaceX will be first of NASA’s first private partner under commercial crew program. Dubbed as Demo 2 mission, this will be first crewed launch from US soil in almost a decade.
Twitter cracks down on COVID-19 Tweets
In order to prevent misinformation on coronavirus, Twitter updated its safety policy to prohibit tweets that aim to misguide people on COVID-19. As per the new policy, tweets encouraging fake or substandard treatments, preventions and diagnostic techniques will be banned. Even tweets that misinform people by pretending to be from health authorities or experts will also be banned.