Technological World for June 23: Cyberpunk 2077 is back on the Playstation Store, how to join the PS5 software beta, Prime Day postponed in Canada, Dyson disrupts the floor game again

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This week, why Prime Day didn’t happen in Canada this week and Dyson disrupts the floor game again. But first, Cyberpunk 2077 is back on the Playstation Store, and Sony is starting a software beta program for the PS5.

Cyberpunk 2077 returns to the Playstation store

On Monday, Sony re-listed Cyberpunk 2077 on the Playstation Store.

The decision to reinstate CD Projekt Red’s futuristic role-playing adventure comes more than six months after the game was pulled and Sony offered refunds on the game. Which is priced at $60 CDN.

Cyberpunk 2077 has always been available in physical form and digitally from Microsoft, COG, Epic Games, and Steam.

Despite the fact that the game was made for last generation consoles, the PS4 and Xbox One (also Windows), it was an imperfect experience when playing on those systems. Players using the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S reported fewer problems, overall.

CD Projekt Red says that “users may continue to experience some performance issues with the PS4 edition” and recommend playing on a PS4 Pro or PS5 console.

A next-gen upgrade of the game, for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, is still planned for release in “the second half of 2021”.

Playstation launches a PS5 software beta program

Game consoles are like any other computer system in that they require operating system software to work.

PS5 owners in Canada now have an opportunity to test out new features that Sony is building into the PS5 system software.

To participate, you’ll need a PS5 (duh), a consistent internet connection, and a Playstation Network (PSN) account.

The last PS5 console software update introduced support for external storage devices and gave PS4 owners the chance to try out PS5 games owned by their friends through Share Play.

Sign up for the PS5 system software beta program

Prime Day did not happen in Canada this year

You may have noticed that while the Americans were talking about all the Prime Day deals this week, there weren’t any in Canada.

The annual sale, which is an Amazon campaign to sell Prime memberships to customers, usually happens in the spring or early summer. Last year it was postponed to October as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

This year, in Canada, Amazon says that Prime Day has been postponed.

The decision was made in May in part because of outbreaks at the company’s Canadian warehouses earlier in the spring.

“Due to the impact of covid-19 across Canada, we have decided to postpone Prime Day while we focus on the safety of our employee and supporting our customers and selling partners.”

A postponement date has not been announced.

Dyson disrupts floor cleaning again with new updates to high-tech vacuums

Yesterday, Dyson revealed two new floor care products that are good examples of how the company never stops working to improve.

The V15 Detect is a new portable system that is equipped with a laser diode that reveals the dirt on your floors. It’s also got an acoustic dust sensor, which listens for the sound of particles hitting a sensor, and can count them at the rate of 15,000 times per second.

The V15 Detect will adapt the suction based on the amount of dirt that is present and shows you on the LCD screen built into the handle just how many particles you’re vacuuming up.

The Absolute version of the V15 Detect includes a second battery pack and a HEPA filter. It’s worth the extra $50.

The Omni-Glide was designed to make your broom obsolete. It’s light enough to be wielded with one hand, and has a floating cleaning head that can spin and swivel in any direction, so you can easily manoeuvre around obstacles and under furniture.

Both of these new Dyson vacuums are available now.


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