Podcast: PlayStation 5 details and hesitation over facial recognition

How much will the next-gen console cost?


Sony unveiled the PlayStation 5 last week, sharing with the world the console’s design, specs, games and accessories. One question remains in everyone’s mind: How much will it cost? Devindra and Cherlynn are joined by deputy managing editor Nathan Ingraham to discuss this device’s eye-catching appearance, size and speculate how much it will cost. Nate also tells us why The Last Of Us II is a heartbreaking game worth the emotional investment. Then, our hosts take a look at the latest developments in major tech companies’ facial recognition systems, as well as Twitter’s new voice message format.

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Engadget · PlayStation 5 Details and Facial Recognition Woes



  • We finally know what the PS5 looks like! – 1:10

  • …but it’s going to be pretty expensive – 5:13

  • Games announced for PS5 (Spiderman, Stray) – 8:05

  • Nathan Ingraham reviews The Last of Us, Part II – 13:57

  • Nintendo announces a bunch of Pokemon games – 24:47

  • Big tech pauses work on facial recognition – 26:56

  • Other News – 33:58

  • Picks – 40:43


Hosts: Devindra Hardawar and Cherlynn Low

Guest: Nathan Ingraham

Producer: Ben Ellman

Music: Dale North and Terrence O'Brien

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