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1. Amazon warns PS5 preorder customers that consoles might arrive after launch day22:05[−]
Image: Sony

It seemed a little too good to be true the other night when Amazon successfully processed a bunch of PlayStation 5 preorders after other retailers dropped the ball spectacularly. And, well, maybe it was.

Today, the company has sent out an email to many who preordered a PS5 — both the regular and Digital Edition consoles — advising that shipments might not arrive in time for the November 12th release date. “We’re contacting you about your order of PlayStation 5 to let you know in advance that you may not receive this item on the day it is released due to high demand,” the email reads. “We’ll make every effort to get the item to you as soon as possible once released.”

This is probably a situation where not even Amazon yet...

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2. CDC says asymptomatic people should get tested for COVID-19 after all22:04[−]
Coronavirus Testing In DedhamPhoto by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today that individuals who don’t have coronavirus symptoms should get tested, reversing guidance that stirred controversy last month. The reversal follows a report published yesterday by The New York Times which revealed that the initial guidance was pushed by non-scientists in the Trump administration against the objections of public health officials and experts.

The new guidance, issued on the CDC’s website on Friday, now clarifies that individuals should seek a COVID-19 test if they feel they’ve been in close contact with those who tested positive for the virus, regardless of whether they’re displaying symptoms. “Due to the significance of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic...

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3. OnePlus will release an app to make its OnePlus Buds work better with other Android phones21:59[−]
A close-up photo of the OnePlus earbuds in a person’s hand.Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

OnePlus released the OnePlus Buds, its $79 true wireless earbuds, back in July. While they have great battery and an affordable price, if you used them with a non-OnePlus phone, you weren’t able to manage some settings or get firmware updates. That should change in the future, though, as a OnePlus Buds app will be coming to other Android devices, according to a Q&A on OnePlus’ Chinese website ( via 9to5Google).

The Q&A doesn’t give a timeline as to when we can expect to see that app on other phones, and OnePlus didn’t reply to a question about when the app might be released more broadly. If you want, you can already check out the OnePlus Buds app on Google’s Play Store, but the app’s description says it can only be installed on OnePlus...

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4. How to use iOS 14’s App Library to organize your apps21:21[−]
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

If you’re an organization junkie and an iPhone user, then iOS 14 has provided you with a new tool: the App Library, which organizes your apps in labeled groups to make them easier to find. In fact, all your current apps can now be found there, and any apps you download in the future will be placed there as well. (You can decide whether you want the apps to also be visible on your home screen; we’ll tell you how later in this article.)

This new feature can be very useful, especially if you tend to download a lot of apps.

Automatic groupings

The App Library appears as a separate page on your home screen. After you’ve updated to iOS 14, just keep swiping left; the App Library will be the last page you hit.

It automatically organizes your...

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5. Here’s what you need to run Cyberpunk 2077 on PC21:11[−]
Cyberpunk 2077CD Projekt Red

Cyberpunk 2077 will be released in a few months, but ahead of its mid-November launch, developer CD Projekt Red unveiled the system requirements needed to run the PC version of the game, and shockingly, you don’t need to upgrade your computer to play the game.

The game’s recommended specs are not too heavy, requiring only an Intel Core i7-4790 or an AMD Ryzen 3 3200G processor, and either an Nvidia GTX 1060 or an AMD Radeon R9 Fury graphics card. So if you have not upgraded your rig in a bit, you’ll likely still be able to run the game at 1080p. However, if you are looking to run the game at 1440p or 4K resolution or take advantage of the game’s technical features like ray tracing, you will need to upgrade to an RTX 20-series or RTX...

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6. Amazon’s fall Alexa hardware event is set for September 24th20:25[−]
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

Amazon’s fall Alexa hardware event is scheduled for September 24th at 1PM ET. It’s not clear exactly what might be revealed at the event — an invite sent to The Verge only said that Amazon’s Devices and Services team would be sharing “some news.” An Amazon spokesperson specified that the event is invite-only, however, which suggests it won’t be live streamed for the public.

It seems likely we’ll see new smart speakers and smart displays of some kind. At last year’s event, for example, Amazon launched the high-end Echo Studio speaker, the Echo Show 8 smart display, and a third-generation Echo speaker. But Amazon could also show off some more surprising hardware; the company revealed the Echo Frames glasses, which had Alexa built in, and...

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7. Amazon won’t confirm latest rumors of mid-October Prime Day20:10[−]
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Amazon postponed its annual Prime Day from July to a date TBD, but new rumors — with a hint of evidence — suggest it may be happening in mid-October. The latest rumor mill was set off after tech site T3 discovered a promotional poster from Braun, titled “Braun x Prime Day,” which reads, “In mid-October Braun will be taking part in Amazon Prime Day.” The T3 post has since been removed.

An Amazon spokesperson told The Verge in an email, however, that the company hasn’t made any announcement regarding the exact timing of the event. “We can confirm PD will take place in Q4,” the spokesperson says.

The fiscal year’s fourth quarter starts October 1st, but, according...

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8. The Devil All the Time is only good some of the time20:08[−]
Image: Netflix

Throughout The Devil All the Time’s sprawling story — which unfolds across generations, families, and two wars that shaped them all — men go to the woods to seek God, and instead find horror, usually of their own making. That horror stretches outward to the small rural towns of Knockemstiff, Ohio, and Coal River, West Virginia, usually under the shadow of a cross or not far from one. In this film, being a god-fearing person is an exercise in futility because this is a godless land.

The Netflix film, based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Donald Ray Pollock and directed by Antonio Campos, is a slow-burning rural gothic tale that begins with Willard Russell (Bill Skarsg?rd) returning home from the War in the Pacific. He starts a...

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9. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2, Tab S7, and Tab S7 Plus are available now19:53[−]

Samsung’s latest foldable, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, and its newest tablets, the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus, are now available to purchase. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 costs $1,999, the Galaxy Tab S7 starts at $649.99, and the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus starts at $849.99.

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a number of improvements intended to make the phone more durable than its predecessor, including an ultra-thin glass screen and a stronger hinge. The foldable also has larger inner and cover screens as well as five cameras: a triple-camera system on the back and a selfie camera on both the main display and the cover display. There are also a few neat software tricks, including “Flex mode,” which lets you put different features from an app across both halves of the...

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10. Here are the email apps iOS 14 now lets you set as default19:25[−]
iOS 14 on the iPhoneDieter Bohn / The Verge

Apple’s iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 launched this week, introducing a ton of new features to the company’s smartphones and tablets — including the option to change your default browser and default email apps to services like Chrome or Outlook to handle links by default instead of through Apple’s native Safari and Mail apps. Here’s a running list of available third-party browsers on iOS 14.

As for email, the available options are slightly slimmer right now. Third-party developers will need to update their apps before they can be selected as a default option on iOS 14. Due to the sensitive information in email communication, Apple has told developers that email apps, because they’re a critical avenue for communication, “must meet specific...

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