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38m | Feb 26, 2021, 6:20:39 PM
The PS5 is back in stock at Best Buy
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Sony’s latest gaming console, the PS5, is one of many gaming gadgets that are pretty hard to find in stock right now due to mostly online-only sales. If you are trying to get your hands on one, Best Buy has restocked the PS5 and PS5 digital edition right now, while supplies last.
Similar to today’s Xbox Series X / Series S restocks, the retailer is releasing small waves of PS5 stock right now.

After you secure your PS5, you should consider picking up a few items that will help you get the most out of your next-gen console. I strongly suggest buying a one-year membership to PlayStation Plus and purchasing an extra DualSense controller. A one-year membership to PS Plus also gives you access to the PlayStation Plus Collection, a digital...

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The PS5 is back in stock at Best Buy
The next-gen console is available at Best Buy right now.
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2h | Feb 26, 2021, 5:20:47 PM
Watch 2020’s hurricane season unfold in a mesmerizing four-minute timelapse
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio


This week, NASA released a grim four-minute timelapse of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, a mesmerizing display of last year’s record-breaking string of tropical commotion.
2020’s season “smashed records with an unprecedented 30 named storms, marking the fifth year in a row with above-average hurricane activity,” NASA said in a blog accompanying the video.
The agency’s Scientific Visualization Studio used a complex algorithm to process and merge hordes of data from an array of weather satellites in orbit, combining it with estimates and observations from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center and National Hurricane Center.
The product is a fascinating four-minute and 26-second look at...

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Watch 2020’s hurricane season unfold in a mesmerizing four-minute timelapse
With 30 named storms, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season altered what researchers viewed as normal.
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2h | Feb 26, 2021, 5:20:47 PM
Best Buy has stock available for the Xbox Series X and S right now
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Update February 26th, 2021 12:05PM: Best Buy still has both consoles in stock, but the retailer is releasing small waves of inventory every few minutes, so if you’re unable to buy one immediately, it’s worth trying again in a few minutes.
Best Buy has restocked both of Microsoft’s next-gen consoles the Xbox Series X and Series S. Like some other gaming gadgets released late last year, these consoles are extremely difficult to buy, but if you move quickly, you have another chance to buy one right now.

Whether you buy the digital-only Series S or the more powerful Xbox Series X which includes a disc drive, you may want to consider picking up a few accessories that will help you get the most out of your new gadget, such as an extra...

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Best Buy has stock available for the Xbox Series X and S right now
Microsoft’s next-gen console is back in stock again.
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2h | Feb 26, 2021, 5:20:47 PM
Batman’s next comic series is a Fortnite crossover
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DC Comics and Fortnite developer Epic Games are joining forces on a new Batman and Fortnite-themed crossover comic book. The six-issue miniseries, titled Batman / Fortnite: Zero Point, will debut on April 20th. Two issues will then launch in both May and June before the series concludes with a final issue on July 6th.
Longtime Fortnite fans might have perked up at the mention of the Zero Point, a reality-warping ball of energy that is hovering over the middle of the Fortnite island and is the catalyst for this season’s many brand crossovers. (Just yesterday, Ellen Ripley and the Xenomorph from the Alien series were added to the game.) It seems the Zero Point will play a key role in this comic miniseries, according to this plot summary:

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Batman’s next comic series is a Fortnite crossover
It’s called Batman / Fortnite: Zero Point.
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2h | Feb 26, 2021, 5:20:46 PM
As WandaVision nears its end, episode 8 looks through the past
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The path to WandaVision hasn’t been an easy one for Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team. Well, at least the path to Wanda Maximoff.
Wanda Maximoff, one of the most powerful characters both in the MCU and the comics, found herself the child of divorced parents. There was Disney on one side that wanted to use the character in its Marvel Cinematic Universe films, and 20th Century Fox on the other that technically owned her rights. Marvel’s team found a way to make the character work, but something always felt off.
Following Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, and everything becoming one giant family, things have changed — and so much of how this can benefit the MCU became clear in WandaVision’s penultimate episode.
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As WandaVision nears its end, episode 8 looks through the past
Wanda Maximoff’s life is full of grief, and WandaVision’s eighth episode explores it in-depth
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3h | Feb 26, 2021, 4:20:41 PM
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is an open-world RPG coming to the Switch
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At a special live-streamed event today, The Pokémon Company revealed something fans having been waiting a long time for: an open-world Pokémon adventure. The next major entry in the franchise will be called Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and it looks to be a huge evolution of the long-running RPG formula. The developers describe it as a “pre-make,” which offers “a new challenge and a new frontier for the Pokémon world.”
The story takes place in the Sinnoh region, at a period that appears to be long before other Pokémon games, and will include a number of iconic monsters like Piplup, with your choice of starters including Rowlet, Oshawott, and Cyndaquil. It’s expected to launch worldwide on the Switch in early 2022.
Here’s the basic premise:
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Pokémon Legends: Arceus is an open-world RPG coming to the Switch
More room to catch ‘em all
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3h | Feb 26, 2021, 4:20:41 PM
Vergecast: 2021 plans for Spotify, Paramount Plus, and 5G
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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge


Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast The Vergecast, our chat show to discuss this week in tech news featuring our reporters and editors.

This week, co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn start off the show with Verge reporter Allison Johnson to discuss the state of 5G in America: T-Mobile bringing back their unlimited 5G plan with no throttling, the results of the C-band spectrum auction, and whether Dish is serious about building a 5G network.

What is 5G, and why is it kind of bad right now?
Dish is confident in its plan to offer 5G in its first major cities by end of Q3 2021
T-Mobile just brought back a true unlimited data plan with 5G and no throttling
T-Mobile has 5G leverage and isn’t afraid to use it
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Vergecast: 2021 plans for Spotify, Paramount Plus, and 5G
Our podcast runs through this week’s tech news.
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3h | Feb 26, 2021, 4:20:40 PM
Shadow and Bone’s first trailer teases Netflix’s next big hit
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Netflix is constantly looking for its next big franchise hit — a new Stranger Things or The Witcher. And the trailer for Shadow and Bone teases that the upcoming fantasy series could be next.
The first trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of the series showcases the series’ main protagonist, Alina, a map maker who discovers that she harbors a special power that can prevent the world from being swallowed up in darkness threatened by a terrifying sea-of-sorts called the Fold.
Shadow and Bone is Leigh Bardugo’s fantasy series that has swept readers by storm. The book, which introduces readers to the Grisha universe — a world inhabited by special people who practice a form of spell work known as small sciences — has become immensely popular on...

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Shadow and Bone’s first trailer teases Netflix’s next big hit
The first trailer for Shadow and Bone introduces the Grisha universe
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3h | Feb 26, 2021, 4:20:40 PM
Watch three minutes of New Pokémon Snap gameplay
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During today’s Pokémon Presents presentation, the company unveiled new gameplay footage for New Pokémon Snap, the long-awaited sequel to the N64 classic. The new footage showed off the lush and colorful settings that you will explore across the Lental region.
New Pokémon Snap will have players assuming the role of a pokémon photographer who will collaborate with the region’s pokémon expert, Professor Mirror, and his assistant Rita to observe pokémon in their natural habitats. Gameplay remains similar to its predecessor but introduces some new mechanics, such as a photo-sharing feature that will allow you to share your photos online, plus a ranking system so you can compete with other players across the globe.
The new footage is just one...

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Watch three minutes of New Pokémon Snap gameplay
Ahead of its April 30th release date.
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