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If you can't add music to an Instagram Story or video, it might mean you live in a country or region where the feature isn't available due to copyright issues.
Not being able to add music to an Instagram Story might also signal that you need to update your Instagram app.
If you're trying to share a branded content campaign, you can't put music in it, no matter where you are.
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Adding music to an Instagram Story is an easy way to add humor, interest, and emotion to your videos. It's one of the many effects and filters available that makes the platform so popular.
But if you find yourself not able to add music to your Instagram Stories — say, if the music sticker isn't available — you may think you're out of luck.
There are a few reasons why you might not be able to add music to your Instagram Story, and they include:
You live in a country where the feature isn't available. Music is enabled on the app in over 90 countries, but due to Instagram's strict adherence to copyright law, it's disabled in some countries.
Your app is out of date. You may need to simply update Instagram.
You're trying to share a branded content campaign. Due to copyright laws and Instagram's advertising policies, music and some other features like stickers and emojis aren't allowed in branded content ads.
Instagram's licensing agreements also limit the amount of music you can include in live videos, but there's no limits on adding music to Stories.
Here's how to tell if you can add music to your Instagram Story. This can be done using the Instagram app for both iPhone and Android devices.
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How to check if you can add music to an Instagram Story
Before adding music to any kind of Instagram post, you should read up on Instagram's music policies.
First, let's see if you can add music to your Instagram Story.
1. Open the Instagram app and tap the camera icon in the top left corner, or the blue plus icon on your profile image.
2. Record a video, then tap the sticker icon, which looks like a square smiley face with the corner bent.
3. On the pop-up screen, you should see a sticker that says "MUSIC," with little moving music bars next to it. You can also type "music" into the search bar to pull it up.
4. If you see the music option, you can continue adding music as you normally would.
If you don't see this option, you've fallen into one of the three categories explained above, and can't add music to your Instagram Stories normally.
However, even if you don't have this sticker, you're not out of luck. Playing music from a third-party app like Spotify or Amazon Music will work just fine.
How to add music to an Instagram Story if you don't have the music sticker
1. Open a music streaming app, like Spotify or Apple Music, on your device.
2. Start playing the song you want to use.
3. With the song still playing, go back to Instagram and record your Story; the music playing on your phone will be integrated. You won't be able to add a dynamic album cover or live lyrics, however.
Note that if you add music this way, Instagram will check your Story for copyright infringement, and if detected, will remove the sound from your video.
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The St. Louis couple under investigation for pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters calmly walking past their home popped up to rail about lawlessness during a Donald Trump campaign video Friday.Mark McCloskey, and his wife, Patricia McCloskey, who work together as personal injury attorneys, were captured on video brandishing a pistol and an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle as demonstrators walked past their palatial home last month.While critics called for their arrest, the two were hailed as heroes by right-wing gun lovers who claim they were protecting their home. The McCloskeys said the “angry mob” had been plotting to take over their house and kill them and their dog. But video of the protest that went viral shows protesters calmly walking along the sidewalk and not confronting the two. Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr’s girlfriend and a Trump campaign staffer, hosted the pair on the cable news style video “Making the Case,” posted to the campaign’s social media pages on Friday night. The former Fox News personality claimed, without any evidence, that the protesters were going to burn down the home and told the McCloskeys: “God bless you guys ... what was going on through your mind?”“I thought I was going to die,” said Mark McCloskey. Despite video evidence contradicting him, he insisted that some 500 protesters were “all rushing towards us” while “we’re just out in the east patio trying to barbecue dinner.”Guilfoyle responded: “That’s so terrifying.”She added, without irony: “Apparently people are allowed to just burn down other people’s homes or shoot people or kill people. It’s out of control.” Guilfoyle told Patricia McCloskey that she was “inspirational” and called the couple “courageous.”Mark McCloskey has claimed protesters smashed through a gate to get to the neighbourhood, but, again, videos don’t support that.St. Louis police armed with a search warrant seized Mark McCloskey’s rifle last week. “They took my AR,” he told a right-wing radio show. “I’m absolutely surprised by this.”A couple has come out of their house and is pointing guns at protesters in their neighborhood #StLouis#lydakrewsonpic.twitter.com/ZJ8a553PAU— Daniel Shular (@xshularx) June 29, 2020Trump is attempting to make the couple folk heroes, and has threatened to take action if they are charged with any crime.Kim Gardner, the circuit attorney for St. Louis County, accused Trump of playing politics by “spreading misinformation and distorting the truth.”Though she hasn’t yet decided whether to charge the McCloskeys with a crime, Gardner warned: “We will not tolerate the use of force against those exercising their First Amendment rights, and will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable.”The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported last week that the McCloskeys have a reputation as obnoxious neighbours who have “nearly constantly sued other people and ordered people off their property.”They have sued neighbours for making changes to their gravel road, sued a former employer for wrongful termination, sued others for defamation, and asserted “squatters’ rights” on common neighbourhood property, according to the newspaper.The common property was apparently part of the land they claimed to be guarding with their guns from an “angry mob.” Mark McCloskey said in an affidavit last year that he had once challenged a neighbour cutting through that property “at gunpoint.”Related...
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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk seems to prefer to keep his personal life under wraps.
It wasn't until 2017 that he opened up in an intensely candid Rolling Stone profile. Musk discussed topics he usually doesn't, from his breakup with actress Amber Heard to his strained relationship with his father.
Musk appears to be close with his mother, Maye, his sister, Tosca, and his brother, Kimbal. But he has had a stormy personal life at times as well. He's been divorced three times and his name has been recently dragged into a high-profile lawsuit between Heard and actor Johnny Depp.
These days, Musk is dating musician Grimes and the couple just had a baby together.
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In 2010, Elon Musk said he would "rather stick a fork in my hand than write about my personal life."
But the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX is a fascinating figure, and over the years, he's opened up here and there about his childhood, his parents, and his relationships.
Musk got uncharacteristically candid for perhaps the first time in an in-depth Rolling Stone interview by Neil Strauss published in November 2017. He spoke of his breakup with ex-girlfriend Amber Heard, expressing his heartbreak over their parting. Musk also touched upon his estranged relationship with his father Errol, calling him a "terrible human being."
These days, Musk is dating the musician Grimes — the pair debuted their relationship in May 2018, and just had their first child together.
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Born in 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa, Musk was the eldest of three children. His mother Maye Musk is a Canadian model who's appeared on the cover of Time and became a CoverGirl spokesperson at 69. His father Errol is an engineer.
Source: Vanity Fair, Town and Country, Vogue, Forbes
Musk told Rolling Stone he's struggled with loneliness since childhood. "When I was a child, there's one thing I said," Musk said. "'I never want to be alone.'"
Source: Rolling Stone, Business Insider
Overall, Musk's childhood was far from idyllic. He was ruthlessly bullied in school, and even ended up hospitalized after his tormentors shoved him down a staircase. Soon after his parents split in 1980, Musk went to live with his father.
Source: Business Insider, Business Insider
Today, Musk and Errol are estranged. The Tesla CEO told Rolling Stone that his father is "a terrible human being." "You have no idea about how bad," Musk said. "Almost every crime you can possibly think of, he has done."
Source: Rolling Stone
Musk's father, who is in his 70s, made headlines in 2018 when it was revealed that he had a child with his then-30-year-old former stepdaughter Jana Bezuidenhout, whom he's known since she was 4 years old.
Despite this familial rift, Musk is seemingly still close with his brother Kimbal and sister Tosca. All of the Musk siblings seemingly share an entrepreneurial streak. Kimbal is seeking to make the food industry more sustainable and healthy, while Tosca launched the romance film network Passionflix.
Source: CNBC, CNBC, Forbes, CNBC
Musk also seems to have a good relationship with his mother. Vanity Fair reported that he gifted Maye with a green Tesla. She also moved to California in 2013 to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
Source: Vanity Fair
Musk obtained Canadian citizenship through his mother. At the age of 17, he moved to Kingston, Ontario, to attend Queen's University.
Source: Twitter, Esquire
There, he met his first wife, Justine Wilson. Writing in Marie Claire, she recalled that Musk invited her out for ice cream. She decided to stay in to study, but he showed up with "two chocolate-chip ice cream cones dripping down his hands."
Source: Marie Claire
Musk transferred to Wharton, but kept sending Justine roses. They went their separate ways, but reconnected as Musk started working on his first startup and Justine started working on her first novel after graduation. Justine said Musk wooed her by giving her his credit card to buy as many books as she wanted. The pair tied the knot in 2000.
Source: Marie Claire
The couple moved to Los Angeles and had a son named Nevada, whom they lost to SIDS. They ultimately had twins and triplets — five sons in total. Musk said he strives to spend time with his sons. In 2010, he called his children "the love of my life."
Source: Business Insider, Business Insider, Business Insider
The couple split in 2008, and Justine kept her husband's last name for the sake of their kids. After his divorce, the tech mogul began dating actress Talulah Riley.
While Musk and his first wife became estranged, Justine wrote in Marie Claire that she and Riley ended up getting along very well. She even sent her ex-husband's girlfriend an email saying: "I would rather live out the French-movie version of things, in which the two women become friends and various philosophies are pondered."
Source: Marie Claire
Riley and Musk married in 2010. Two years later, news of their divorce became public when Musk tweeted: "It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever. You will make someone very happy one day" at Riley on Twitter.
The couple remarried in 2013. Musk filed for — then withdrew — a second divorce the following year.
In 2016, Riley filed for divorce from Musk, which was finalized in late 2016. The two are still on good terms, however — Riley even made an appearance during Strauss' Rolling Stone profile of Musk. "We still see each other all the time and take care of each other," she told People.
Source: Rolling Stone, People
Musk began dating actress Amber Heard in 2016, but they broke up a year later due to their intense schedules.
Source: The Cut, Rolling Stone
Commenting on one of Heard's Instagram posts, Musk said he and his ex were "still friends, remain close and love one another" and added "who knows what the future holds." He later told Rolling Stone: "I was really in love, and it hurt bad."
Source: Rolling Stone, The Cut
In May 2018, Musk arrived at the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art alongside Grimes, a Canadian musician. At the time, Page Six reported that the pair had been "quietly dating" for a few weeks.
Source: Page Six
Grimes and Musk met over Twitter. Musk was planning to make a joke about artificial intelligence — specifically, about the Rococo Basilisk character in her "Flesh Without Blood" video — and discovered she had beaten him to the punch.
Musk later told the Wall Street Journal that he loves Grimes for her "wild fae artistic creativity and hyper intense work ethic."
Source: The Wall Street Journal
In January 2020, Grimes posted a photo to her Instagram and Twitter accounts that showed her pregnant with a fetus Photoshopped on her belly. She later confirmed she was expecting a baby with Musk.
On May 4, 2020, Musk announced the birth of their son, who he and Grimes named "X Æ A-Xii Musk," seemingly pronounced "X Ash A-12." "Mom & baby all good," Musk wrote on Twitter.
Source: Business Insider, Business Insider
More recently, Musk has been dragged into an ugly court battle between Heard and her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp. Musk has denied any involvement with Heard while she was still married, as well as other salacious allegations that have come up during the proceedings.
Source: Page Six
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The easiest way to retrieve deleted emails from Yahoo is by quickly going to the Trash folder and undeleting them.
If the email is lost or not in your Trash folder, you can submit a request to Yahoo to restore your account so you can recover those messages.
You have seven days to submit a restore request with Yahoo, and restorations aren't always successful.
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Keeping a Yahoo Mail inbox tidy is no easy task.
Depending on how many messages you've got, deleting emails on Yahoo can be a tedious task — especially if you delete an email that you later regret losing.
But if you act fast enough, there are ways you can recover deleted emails by retrieving them from your Trash folder. If the message is lost or not in your Trash folder, you have a seven-day grace period to submit a request to Yahoo to help you restore the email.
Here's how to undelete emails from Yahoo, or submit a request for Yahoo to help you recover lost emails. You can do this through any browser on your Mac and PC, or via the mobile app on iPhone and Android devices.
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How to undelete emails from Yahoo via desktop
To save server space, Yahoo won't cling to your deleted emails forever. Yahoo automatically clears your Trash and Spam folders after a certain period of time — Trashed emails delete after seven days, while spam emails delete after 30 days — and these settings can't be changed.
Whenever you delete an email, Yahoo moves it to your Trash folder, where it sits for seven days. The easiest way to retrieve any deleted emails is to undelete the email from that folder.
1. Open Yahoo Mail in a web browser.
2. In the left-hand navigation pane, click "Trash."
3. Find and select the email you want to retrieve by clicking the checkbox to the left of the sender's name.
4. With the checkbox still marked, select "Restore to Inbox," from the list of options at the top of your inbox.
Your selected emails will now be available in your inbox.
How to undelete emails from Yahoo via the mobile app
1. In the Yahoo Mail app for iOS or Android, open the navigation menu by tapping the icon on the bottom left of your screen.
2. Once the navigation menu appears, tap "Trash."
3. Open the message you want to retrieve.
4. Tap "Move" and select "Inbox."
5. Your selected email is now available in your inbox.
How to recover lost emails with a Yahoo Restore Request
If you're not able to find a deleted email in your Trash folder, you can submit a restore request to Yahoo.
There's a possibility — albeit no guarantee — that Yahoo will be able to find and restore the email if you take these steps.
1. Open a Restore Request form via the Yahoo Help Central.
2. Specify in the required form whether you deleted the message in the mobile or desktop Yahoo Mail platform, and the approximate time frame when you last the saw message.
3. Enter your Yahoo ID, and an email address that you have access to.
4. Select "Create Request" to finalize your request.
If successful, the recovered message will be added back to the folder it was in previously. Check your Trash folder if you can't find a message after the restoration is complete.
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A time for comfortingly warm and forgettable Christmas movies, which happen to have amazing cringey titles, from the hilariously bland It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, to the bizarre Turkey Drop, to the best ever title in Christmas movie history: Sense, Sensibility & Snowmen.This year a new channel, or streamer to be specific, joins the likes of Hallmark and Netflix in providing Dec. 25 viewing.It's definitely not original, a mashup of Elf and Arthur Christmas and every other warm and cosy Christmas movie in existence, and it's definitely made for TV.But Kendrick is the acerbic gin to the Christmas pudding, and her personal brand of dry humor brings out the banter in this very Disney palette.Otherwise, a repeat of Elf is your best bet this Christmas.When Santa dies, it's Nick's turn to take over, but he's riddled with doubts and insecurity, which is why Disney cast Bill Hader in the role.
”It's no excuse, and can't forget about what happened to Jamal Khashoggi, and it was wrong of me to call it a mistake,” writes the Ubers, the ceo of Twitter.Jamal Khashoggi, was assassinated last fall in Saudi arabia's consulate in Istanbul, turkey.the U.S. secret service, the CIA, has put the responsibility of the saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.In the interview, the Axios was Dara Khosrowshahi questions about the company's links to the kingdom of saudi Arabia, where the state investment fund, owns five per cent of the Singles and the board of directors.Dara Khosrowshahi called the murder ”a big mistake” and compared it to a fatal accident with one of the Ubers self-driven cars.for more information, see Ubers kicked the co-founder dumps shares have been sold, 20 per cent.
On November 7, 2019, Microsoft announced that HoloLens 2 was “now shipping to customers.” The confusing bit here was the less-than-perfect clarity in the message and the differences between the various different sorts of “customers” about which Microsoft was speaking.The first sentence in the Microsoft news post was a bit broad, saying “Now shipping to customers, HoloLens 2 uses AI to facilitate one of the most basic human impulses: exchanging knowledge.”If you’ll take peek at the following Twitter exchange, you’ll see Microsoft’s Alex Kipman speaking with pre-order customer Bryan Crow.This exchange also links to the November 7 article posted to Microsoft News called “HoloLens 2: AI & the vision for ubiquitous computing.” That article was the source for this whole timeline of misunderstanding and sorta-mixed messages.Thank you for the feedback… will debug with our support folks.In that exchange, Kipman suggests that before the online store activates a “buy” button, Microsoft is “first fulfilling the pre-order interest, which is substantial.” This is likely a first-come, first-serve sort of situation, but we’ve not yet seen proof that any non-enterprise or non-press customers have received a HoloLens 2 device in the mail or through any sort of in-person purchase.
Way back in October, we told you there were 6 big categories of products that you shouldn't buy until Black Friday.High up on that list was any Amazon device.Amazon reps just emailed us with an early list of what's expected to go on sale, and when -- and it includes some of the best prices this side of Prime Day, back in July.We've listed the full swath of deals below.It's a rolling sale: Some deals start Nov. 22 (the Friday before Thanksgiving), with more devices being added every few days through Thanksgiving Day.Here are the best deals on Amazon now.
On the first world of The Outer Worlds, I meet a man whose job is collecting taxes for grave sites.See, here on Edgewater all the graves are owned by the company that also owns the settlement, the factory, the food, the electricity, and probably the air by some devious legal loophole or another.So for one of my first quests in The Outer Worlds, I help locals figure out how best to leverage their resources to pay what they owe, lest they end up dead and out of luck.On the far-flung space colonies of Obsidian Entertainment's latest, unregulated capitalism rules.The Outer Worlds is full of a lot of experiences like this, where the absolute bleak horror of a space empire run by lousy corporations melds with an intergalactic setting to produce moments that are stunning in their tragicomic brutality.The Outer Worlds follows in the tradition of some of the most lauded roleplaying games in existence.
Alexa may be the key to solving an already somewhat bizarre Florida case where a woman was killed by a footlong spear to the chest.Police have secured a search warrant for recordings from an Amazon Echo and Echo Dot in the home, which they believe may have witnessed the possible murder, according to the Sun Sentinel.The incident in question happened back in July: Sylvia Galva Crespo, 32, died in her Hallandale Beach, Florida, home after a mysterious accident left her stabbed through the chest with a spear inexplicably already in the apartment.At least, that’s the explanation her husband, Adam Crespo, 43, gave police before he was charged with second-degree murder.Police now believe Amazon Echo devices in the home may have been triggered by their “wake word” at the time of the incident, thus making Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa a possible witness, the Guardian reports.It feels like something straight out of Black Mirror.
Some might not see the fuss around cross-play; after all, don’t you have enough people to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with on just your PS4?Along with this unified experience, crossplay also enables cross-progression, which means your progression in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will carry over across all platforms linked to the same Activision/Call of Duty account."Big-name games that focus on broadly accessible play are the most likely to support cross-play, such as the battle royale game Fortnite, or the building block simulator Minecraft.There are a few major players leading the charge here.If the code for a game isn't written to allow play of this kind, it's not that simple to introduce retrospectively either.Overwatch developer Wes Yanagi has commented on how "Cross-play is something that would definitely be compelling for players, and as a player, I would love to see it happen.
Engineers at Google have unveiled Dex, a prototype functional language designed for array processing.The chief goal for the Dex language, according to a paper released by Google researchers, is to allow programmers to work efficiently and concisely with arrays using a compact, functional syntax.[ Go deep into machine learning at InfoWorld: The best machine learning and deep learning libraries | The best open source software for machine learning and deep learning | Dive into analytics and big data with the InfoWorld Machine Learning and Analytics Report newsletter. ]Existing math-and-stats languages and libraries, such as MATLAB and NumPy, already have widely used array processing techniques and syntaxes, as do more general purpose languages such as Fortran and C. But the paper’s authors were unhappy with the “obfuscated” feel of the former and the “heaviness” of the latter.Dex, patterned after the Haskell and ML family of languages, uses type information to make writing code for processing arrays both succinct and explicit.Introductory Dex examples show how the type system works with both regular values (integers and reals) and arrays.
Marc Benioff hosted the fourth Rebels With A Cause Gala at The Water Garden in Santa Monica on Thursday, a representative for USC told Business Insider.The billionaire couple hosted the fourth annual Rebels With a Cause Gala on Thursday in a Santa Monica office park.Ellison — a close friend and former mentor of Benioff's — was there alongside Ashton Kutcher and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.Keep reading to take a look inside the event, which is held every third year and always benefits cancer research.The Gala was held in the Los Angeles area in Santa Monica, California ...Joshua Blanchard / Getty Images for Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC
While some might be still debating the merits of hi-res audio, the music industry is about to make a big shift into surround-sound audio.Of the two leading surround formats — Dolby Atmos Music and Sony 360 Reality Audio — Sony 360 appears to be getting a leg-up in the form of big support from Deezer.Not only is Deezer adding Sony 360-encoded tracks to its library of over 50 million songs, but the streaming company has also launched a dedicated app for the format, letting subscribers immerse themselves in the surround format if they choose.“Our new app offers hi-fi enthusiasts a dedicated and exclusive experience where they can easily access their 360 Reality Audio tracks,” Stefan Tweraser, Deezer’s chief product and growth officer, said in an emailed press release.“The new format provides music fans with a virtual audio experience that could previously only be achieved with special sound gear in a dedicated space.Now, with the 360 by Deezer app, all they need is a pair of headphones.”
Facebook, along with Amazon and, of course, Google, is facing no small amount of opposition and inquiry into its use of face recognition systems.Primarily applied for things like tagging family and friends in photos, the social media giant is often accused of misusing that technology for less savory uses.Now the company’s own researchers are developing AI to combat other AI, perhaps including Facebook’s, that try to identify and tag faces in videos.While the Internet seems to be so fascinated by the entertainment value of some “deepfake” apps and services, others are already raising alarms over their privacy and accuracy implications.It might now be too easy to spread misinformation and is almost extremely trivial to identify people just from photos.Especially the ones they willingly submit only to swap with some other face.
CNET considers the iPhone 11 "the best $700 iPhone Apple has ever made."My car of choice was the McLaren 600LT Spider -- a V8-powered monster, capable of doing 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds and with a roof that folds away to let all of that beautiful outside in.As this is how I work with my pro equipment, it seemed the fairest comparison.It made for a tremendous backdrop and when I pulled up later at nearby Rogie waterfalls, the morning's golden light gave a beautiful glow to the autumnal colors.I took down the roof of the 600LT Spider immediately to take in my surroundings and help keep an eye out for good photo opportunities.My first stop was in the port town of Ullapool, where I pulled up and wandered down to the water's edge.
While we wait for the upcoming Walmart Black Friday sale, the retail giant is giving us an October preview with a price cut on the best-selling Apple iPad.Right now, you can get the 9.6-inch iPad on sale for $329.That's a $100 discount for the 2018 tablet that packs 128GB of storage.Walmart also has the 32GB Apple iPad on sale for $249.The Apple iPad was released in 2018 and features a 9.7-inch LED display with IPS technology.The powerful tablet packs 128GB of storage and features Apple's A10 Fusion chip which results in ultra-fast laptop-like performance.
The Star Wars saga likes mysterious helmeted characters, from Darth Vader to Boba Fett.Here's another: On Wednesday, Entertainment Weekly shared a photo of Keri Russell's new character, Zorri Bliss, but honestly, it could be anyone behind that full-face helmet.Russell's character will appear in December's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.EW called Russell's character a "helmeted rogue operative" and was vague about what she's holding in the photo, noting that Bliss seems to be "proffering an unmarked coin or data storage device of some kind."Or a car-wash voucher, a Showbiz Pizza token, you know, anything.Fans have seen Zorri Bliss before -- Vanity Fair ran a similar image back in May, describing her as a rogue who's neither Jedi nor Sith, but one of "a vital third class of heroes and villains that populate the galaxy: the smugglers, scrappers, bounty hunters and scoundrels who make a living on the edges of a war."
With the PS5 launch date now confirmed, gamers the world over will be speculating as to what features and services the PlayStation ecosystem will maintain from the current generation – and which ones will be dropped.For now, though, it looks like the PlayStation Now platform – which lets you stream a curated list of legacy PlayStation games directly to your console – will still be available on PS5.Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu recently featured an interview with software engineer Yasuhiro Osaki, who works at Sony Interactive Entertainment.According to DualShockers, Osaki confirmed that PS Now would continue on the next-gen PS5 console, though with some surprising limitations given wider trends in streaming for games – including a lack of support for PS Now for mobile.PS5 release date: when will the next-gen console land?PS Plus October: what free games can you get this month?