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Here’s Where The PlayStation 5’s Power Button Is

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PlayStation 4 owners know the pain. You unbox your new console, you plug it into your TV, you go to turn it on, and, wait, where’s the power button? The PlayStation 5’s power button isn’t quite as obscure, but it’s not much better. See above for a closer look.

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Simple: The big button is the power button. The small button is for ejecting discs from the disc drive. Look closely, and you’ll see tiny etch marks next to each, but they’re roughly size-6 font and match the color of the plastic they’re set against. Even the sharpest eyes couldn’t see them at a glance. So it’s best to just remember that “big equals on.”

You could also use the console’s orientation as a lodestar. If you set it up vertically, power’s on the bottom. Lay the thing horizontally, and it’s on the left. Place it horizontally but upside-down (not officially recommended), and it’s on the right. Stand it vertically but upside-down, and you’ll probably need a new PS5. There’s just no viable method for stabilizing the PS5 that way.

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Though not as obvious as a penny-sized circle with the universal power symbol, this is still a marked improvement over the PS4’s switch. Sony’s last mainline console, for those who’ve never touched one in the wild, featured two vertical lines just off-center from the console’s face. The top one controlled the unit’s power, while the bottom operated the disc drive. But they were hard to discern, and even more difficult to press. Savvy players relied instead on the console’s controller to turn the thing on and off.

The PlayStation 5 won’t be available for a few more weeks. Because the units we have were provided by Sony, we can’t yet talk about how it performs, how it operates, or even how these two buttons work. Today, we’re largely limited to showing you what the console looks like. Kotaku’s Mike Fahey also has some initial impressions of Astro’s Playroom, a platformer that comes pre-installed on all PS5 units and, more or less, serves as a tech demo for the new DualSense controller. (Short version: It’s fun.)

When the console launches stateside on November 12—and globally November 19—hopefully you’ll be prepared to prevent this barest of inconveniences from tripping you up.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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Apple will replace AirPods Pro for free with faulty noise cancellation, static or crackling

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Today, exactly one year after Apple first launched the AirPods Pro — and thus the same day the very first AirPods Pro owners will see their one-year warranties expire — Apple has launched a repair program that offers free repairs or replacements for another whole year if your AirPods Pro experience issues with noise cancellation or static.

Specifically, Apple will fix:

Crackling or static sounds that increase in loud environments, with exercise or while talking on the phone

Active Noise Cancellation not working as expected, such as a loss of bass sound, or an increase in background sounds, such as street or airplane noise

Apple says only a “small percentage of AirPods Pro” are affected by the issues, but it apparently wasn’t just an early batch — Apple says affected units were manufactured “before October 2020,” meaning every AirPods Pro ever made might be eligible. That’s quite a recall if so. Apple says it will repair faulty AirPods Pro for two years after you first buy them.

We’ve heard complaints about degraded noise cancellation before, and at least one Verge editor has replaced their AirPods Pro under warranty. It’s nice to hear that Apple isn’t just cutting buyers off as soon as that warranty expires.

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This 55″ 4K TCL Smart TV Hangs on Your Wall for $200

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TCL 55″ S434 4K Smart TV | $200 | Best Buy

Best Buy has an insane deal going for a brand new 55″ 4K TCL smart TV. It’s the S434, which is pretty baseline for TCL’s lineup, but at just $200, there’s little to complain about. TCL’s panels are plenty sharp and accurate, and with this set, you’ll get HDR10 compliance for enhanced color and brightness in supported games and video content. This model has Android TV onboard for all your app needs, and with an included voice remote, all your favorite content is just a shout away with the help of Google Assistant.

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