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The next-gen PS5 operating system promises several innovative functions never seen before on a game console

The Japanese console giant has finally revealed the PlayStation 5 user interface. What we saw wasn’t just a pretty new UI, either. Sony is demonstrating a clear intention to build a machine that is faster and leaner than its predecessors — not just in terms of the launch titles, but in terms of numerous features that impact the day-to-day use of the console. Here’s an overview of the key elements of the PlayStation 5 operating system.

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Putting players at the center

The driving force behind the new interface is to meet the player’s needs, and to put them at the center of the experience. The player’s time is valuable, and it should be meaningful. Sony’s design emphasizes the player both in terms of the solo experience, as well as the moments when they are connecting with the broader community. Immediately after booting up the console — and after the appearance of the PlayStation logo — we move to a user selection screen with icons slightly reversed in terms of visual design (but not too distant from the ones we’re already familiar with on the PS4). …


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Make hybrid desktop applications with web technologies

Have you ever heard about hybrid applications?

Hybrid application development is a topic highly discussed nowadays and we are seeing a dizzying growth of this way of making applications.

Surely, you’ve heard about hybrid applications in the mobile environment with frameworks such as Cordova and Ionic, but today I want to introduce you to a framework that lets you make the exact same thing but with desktop operating systems and creating cross-platform desktop applications: Electron.

Electron is an open-source library developed by GitHub for building cross-platform desktop applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, next we’ll see how to create your first Electron application which can run on different operating systems and coding it only one time.


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A brief history of wonderful industrial design

The recent reveal of the PlayStation 5’s design has divided the gaming world. There are those who appreciate its bold, daring industrial design and those who would have preferred something a little less outlandish; perhaps a little more traditional.

Over the years, console design has differed greatly. …

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Denis Cangemi

Writing about Coding and Gaming | Full Stack Developer | Founder of Bumpware | bumpware.io

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