Is there anybody who plainly comprehends the distinction in between HBO, HBO Now, HBO Go and HBO Max? The folks at HBO don’t appear to think so, because 2 of those names are toast. HBO Go was the name for the streaming website utilized by cable television HBO subscribers, which will be terminated after July 31st. Meanwhile, HBO Now, which was the name for the version of HBO sold straight through the internet, is ending up being merely HBO.

The new streaming service that straps on a bunch of extra material for the same price? That’s still HBO Max … at least in the meantime.

Continue reading for some of Friday’s essential news, plus highlights from earlier in the week like Sony’s huge PlayStation 5 expose.

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It does not matter what the PS5 looks likeCan aesthetic appeals win or lose a console war?

Aaron Souppouris isn’t afraid to say what at least some of you are thinking: “The PlayStation 5 is an unappealing piece of tech.”

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Engadget Podcast: Diving into the Android 11 beta with Florence IonA weekly news show narrating our crippling collective addiction to innovation.

Devindra and Cherlynn are signed up with by skilled Android and wise home press reporter Florence Ion to discuss their feelings about the Android 11 beta. What are Bubbles? Is getting more controls and drawers much better for organizing, or is it simply more clutter? Then, our hosts go over what they’ve been dealing with, explaining why they are thrilled about advancements in the processor world.

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Pocket Casts or Stitcher.

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This week’s best deals: MacBook Air, Nintendo summer season sale and moreOther offers consist of Apple HomePod, Beats Solo Pro and the Fitbit Charge 4

If you’re thinking about buying a PS5, then this may be a great time to accumulate a couple of years of PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now memberships. 12-month subscriptions for both are still $42 each on Amazon, which is $18 off their usual price.

The new MacBook Air stays on sale at Amazon– you can get the base design with a 10th gen Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for $900. The higher-end design with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage is also $100 off. If you need a bit more power and flexibility, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is likewise on sale at Amazon for $2,100.

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Amazon and Best Purchase still have the Bose 700 cordless earphones in white for $100 off, bringing the rate to $300. You can also snag the Anova Precision Cooker Pro for only $200 at Amazon, which is 50 percent off its typical rate of $400.

Valentina Palladino has the complete rundown for you, and for more updates on Twitter, be sure to follow the @EngadgetDeals account.

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The very best presents for graduates under $50Give them something beneficial without breaking the bank.

The finishing class of 2020 might have a different experience to other years, however that’s no reason not to celebrate their efforts– even without breaking the bank. We have actually assembled everything in our graduate guide under $50 so you do not need to scour the web for presents that fit in your budget plan.

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Itch.io uses 700 video games in a pay-what-you-want racial justice bundle

‘ Stray’ is a futuristic cat simulator for PS4 and PS5

ASUS reveals a trio of WiFi 6-capable mesh routers for $300.

As ‘League of Legends’ summer games start, the pros talk player health.

Yes, ‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ for PS5 is a standalone game.

Engadget Offers: Get two 10-inch Echo Show shows for the rate of one.

Black voices in tech: We want change, not simply charity.

Amazon Fire HD 8 evaluation: A great, low-cost tablet with one big compromise.

EA formally reveals ‘Star Wars: Squadrons,’ trailer to debut Monday.

Cox slows a whole area’s internet after a single person’s ‘excessive usage’.

EV battery maker says its new cells can last a million miles.

The world’s first smartwatch had the very same problems we have today.

2 Las Vegas casinos wish to join the Boring Business’s tube system.

Tesla is ready to mass-produce the Semi, Elon Musk states.

Researchers confirm the basis of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

‘ Command & Conquer Remastered’ updates ’90s RTS action for 4K monitors.