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Launch of the PS5 and redesign of Google Pay

Did not have time to follow the news yesterday? Here’s what stood out on Thursday, November 19: the PlayStation 5 was launched with a bang in France and Google has improved Google Pay to integrate banking services. To not miss any news, consider subscribing to the Frandroid newsletter.

PlayStation logo on the PS5

PlayStation logo on the PS5 // Gamesdone: Frandroid – Arnaud GELINEAU

Like every day, here is a summary of the news that you absolutely should not miss this Thursday, November 19, 2020.

The launch of the PS5 in France

A week after the launch in the United States, the PlayStation 5 finally arrived on the French market. Unsurprisingly given the craze for the console during pre-orders, potential buyers have flocked en masse to online stores (failing to be able to move physically due to confinement), to the point of bringing down some sites and create queues longer than a holiday at Disneyland in order to regulate traffic.

For those who have managed to find a copy, we have concocted a starter guide to start this new generation.

Google Pay is changing its skin

Google Pay, the contactless payment service of the Mountain View firm, is improving, at least in the United States (still them). First of all, the interface is getting a facelift with an online ordering system, payment tracking, or a tab dedicated to discount coupons to save money when shopping.

But even more, Google Pay wants to overshadow traditional banks (and other neobanks) with Plex. Plex allows you to manage a checking account without any monthly fees or overdraft fees. It remains to be seen when this service will be available in France.

Fortnite (more or less) back on iPhone

Soon you will be able to play Fortnite again on your iPhone or iPad! No need to look for it on the App Store, however, the war between Apple and Epic Games is not over (it is even far from it).

To chain the TOP1, you will therefore have to go through GeForce Now, the cloud gaming from Nvidia which will soon be available in beta from Safari on iOS. For now, the chameleon brand has not yet given a date for this version based on the WebRTC protocol, but we know that the Chrome version will be available in the first quarter of 2021.

Moreover, Stadia will also offer the same trick to invite itself to the iPhone.

Find the news of the previous days in Tech’spresso

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