Tech News – The NEW Nintendo 2DS XL + OnePlus 5 Announced + NO Surface Pro 5

Hey guys Brainy here and welcome to a sort
of mini-episode of Tech News. The series on this channel where I keep you
up to date on some of the important things that have been happening in the Tech Industry. This video won’t have much to talk about,
but what I do have to talk about is considerably interesting. So stay tuned and let’s get into it. Let’s first talk a little bit about the
Nintendo 2DS XL. Nintendo’s newly announced handheld gaming
console. The New Nintendo 2DS XL came as a surprise
to the tech world. In the lead-up to the release of the Switch,
Nintendo said its new portable hardware and its old handhelds would coexist. Despite the 2DS branding, the New 2DS XL bears
a much stronger resemblance to the New 3DS XL than it does to the original budget 2DS. In fact, from an internal hardware perspective,
the New 2DS XL is essentially a New 3DS XL: it features the same faster and more powerful
processor; the same large screens; NFC support for Amiibo; a full set of Nintendo’s L,
R, ZL, and ZR shoulder buttons; and a C stick. Instead of the awkward wedge shape of the
2DS, the New 2DS XL features a clamshell design similar to every other member of the DS and
3DS line. The biggest difference between the New 2DS
XL and the New 3DS XL is in the name: the New 2DS ditches the stereoscopic 3D gimmick
of the 3DS entirely, opting for standard two-dimensional displays. The trade-off is in the price — at $149.99,
the New 2DS costs $50 less than the $199.99 New 3DS XL. To be honest, I don’t think anyone was really
expecting Nintendo to announce a new console right after releasing the Nintendo Switch
which is already a major success on its own. As for how well sales will go for the 2DS
XL, I don’t really think it can reach the level of the Nintendo Switch but there is
a decent chance that it could possibly beat the 3DS. The OnePlus 5 will arrive this summer. The OnePlus 5, the new phone is a successor
to the OnePlus 3 and 3T from last year. Little is known about the new phone itself,
but rumors have pegged it to have a dual camera setup and high-end specs. The phone is called the OnePlus 5 and not
the OnePlus 4 because the number four is considered unlucky in China, where OnePlus is based. Though it will be the fifth phone produced
by OnePlus, the company says that did not factor into its naming. OnePlus has made a name for itself with well-made,
high-performing phones that sell for considerably less than competing flagships from Google,
Samsung, and Apple. The OnePlus 3 and 3T turned out to be some
of the best phones released last year, and if the OnePlus 5 continues this trend, it
should be an exciting device for smartphone enthusiasts. I’m actually interested to see how this
devices does so I’ll keep you guys up to date with any news around the OnePlus 5. Microsoft’s Surface chief says “there’s
no such thing as a Surface Pro 5”. Microsoft’s devices chief, Panos Panay,
has strongly hinted that the company isn’t ready to launch a Surface Pro 5. In an interview with CNET, Panay says Microsoft
will launch the Surface Pro 5 when it has achieved enough “meaningful change” to make
it a new product. “Meaningful change isn’t necessarily a hardware
change, which is what a lot of people look for,” explains Panay. “They’re like, ‘Where’s the latest processor?’ That’s not what I mean. I’m looking for an experiential change that
makes a huge difference in product line.” Panay explains “there’s no such thing
as a Pro 5,” which suggests that we won’t see a true successor to the Surface Pro 4
anytime soon. The first details emerged about a potential
“Surface Pro 5” recently, suggesting that the successor would switch to a Kaby Lake
processor without any other dramatic differences. It’s likely that Microsoft is simply planning
to refresh its Surface Pro 4 with the latest Intel processors, and the timing of Panay’s
comments come just before Microsoft announced another hardware event. Oculus is closing its VR film studio. Oculus is closing Story Studio, the in-house
virtual reality film studio known for producing the Emmy Award-winning short Henry alongside
other pieces. In a statement, Oculus VP of content Jason
Rubin explained that the Facebook-owned company was shifting its focus to funding outside
creators, putting $50 million toward artists making non-gaming “experiential” VR. Oculus will also provide resources like tutorials,
development best practices, and networking opportunities. “We’re still absolutely committed to growing
the VR film and creative content ecosystem,” wrote Rubin. However, “now that a large community of
filmmakers and developers are committed to the narrative VR art form, we’re going to
focus on funding and supporting their content.” An Oculus spokesperson said that some of these
experiences could be released through Oculus Studios, which currently publishes major VR
games like Rock Band VR and Robo Recall. The two-year, $50 million pledge is supposed
to be a minimum figure; it will be drawn from an existing $250 million fund that currently
supports both games and films. And that’s about it for this video. Feel free to check out other cool stuff using
the links provided in the description below and also on screen.

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