• News
  • Science

PS4 System Software Update 5.50 to include new features; Details here

PS4 System Software Update 5.50 to include new features; Details here

Sony has revealed a number of new features that are set to come to the PlayStation 4 as part of the system's upcoming 5.50 update. In 5.50, we're introducing Play Time Management, Library plus Quick Menu updates and much more. Those who signed up and were selected for the beta program should receive an email today with instruction on how to download it and get started.

The signature feature is Play Time Management, which is created to give adult family members more control over how long kids are active on the PlayStation Network. This will give you the ability to apply playtime restrictions to make sure that a child (or overzealous adult) is only able to play for a set amount of time or within playable hours. Notifications are sent to children while they're playing, giving them a heads-up on when they should save or quit because their playtime is set to end. Another new option with the PS4 5.50 update will allow you to hide certain items from the Purchased list, which will likely be used for game demos, trials, and betas that you'll no longer want once the full game releases. To access this feature, go to Settings Family Management on your PS4. The family managers/guardians also have the option to add extra game time via their smartphone or PC.

That's on top of new Library tabs that make it easier to see which apps you've installed and own. A PS Plus tab will also be added, showing what games are in your library via PlayStation Plus. When listening to music on PS4, users can now access certain shortcuts from the Quick Menu. You can hide apps through the "Options" settings. Once the software goes live for everyone, you'll finally be able to change your PS4 wallpaper to an image from a USB stick, and do the same to customize a tournament or Team page. This is found under Settings Themes Select Theme Custom Select Image USB Storage Device. Once imported, you can even zoom, crop and preview them in-situ to help get the ideal look on your dashboard.

China, Russia not abiding by sanctions against N. Korea
Further, the 23 coal shipments were delivered using "a combination of multiple evasion techniques, routes and deceptive tactics". In addition to coal, North Korea is banned from exporting iron, lead and seafood, among other commodities.

He Needs Time - Mauricio Pochettino Eases Pressure On Lucas Moura
One more change could be in the offing, with Klopp unlikely to start James Milner in back-to-back games in midfield. Spurs are also on a roll, and their win over Manchester United was arguably the most impressive of Week 25.

WADA seriously concerned by CAS decision to lift sanctions against Russian athletes
Russian president Vladimir Putin suggests that most Russian athletes are clean. We will do this in determined fashion with WADA ".

Background Music on PS Now: This allows one to listen to their favorite tracks while streaming games through PS Now. The feature will downscale some, but not all games to match the capabilities of the connected HDTV (i.e. 1080p or less), allowing PS4 Pro players who haven't upgraded their TV to see an improvement to image clarity.

As covered earlier, PS4 Pro supersampling is now also supported via the new firmware. "Please note performance will vary, as games are optimised differently to take advantage of the power of PS4 Pro".

Let us know which features you're most excited about, and remember it's not too late to join the beta. "In addition, the family manager/guardians can choose whether or not to automatically log the child out of their PS4 once their playtime is over", wrote SIEA Vice President of PlayStation Marketing Mary Yee on the Official PlayStation Blog.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation  warns Facebook users to not share video of child pornography

    Federal Bureau of Investigation warns Facebook users to not share video of child pornography

    Law enforcement agencies from Alabama to France have gotten complaints as the video continues to spread, AL.com reported . If you find the video in your Messenger account, you should notify Facebook immediately and delete the message.
    Navy releases videos of 'unsafe' intercept by Russian jet

    Navy releases videos of 'unsafe' intercept by Russian jet

    Pamela Kunze, the US Naval Forces Europe says, "Unsafe actions‎ increase the risk of miscalculation and midair collisions". Navy EP-3, crossing within 10 feet and executing a sharp dive below, which resulted in violent turbulence for the U.S.
    New easyJet boss takes salary cut as airline reveals gender pay gap

    New easyJet boss takes salary cut as airline reveals gender pay gap

    So let's call this an important start - both in message and in action - aimed at keeping the critical conversation going. The gender pay gap in EasyJet is now 51.7%, but the budget airline says this is not because of unequal pay for women.
  • Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

    Ex-Sports Doctor Gets Up to 125 More Years Behind Bars

    Various high-ranking officials at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State have resigned in recent weeks as a result of the scandal. Nassar told the court: "It's impossible to convey the breadth and depth of how sorry I am to each and every one".
    Iraqi Kurds say 4000 belonging to IS detained including foreigners

    Iraqi Kurds say 4000 belonging to IS detained including foreigners

    Two Iraqi officials confirmed that US -led coalition and Iraqi government have reached an agreement to draw down troops in Iraq. The contractors spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations and declined to reveal the exact size of the drawdown.
    John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh Get Married in Beverly Hills

    John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh Get Married in Beverly Hills

    Meanwhile, a burglary took place at McHugh's room at a hotel in Beverly Hills while she was away, before the wedding. No amount of stolen jewelry could ruin John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh's big day.
  • Profit of the oil company BP increased more than twice in 2017

    Profit of the oil company BP increased more than twice in 2017

    The group benefitted from a rise in oil prices, with the price of a barrel of Brent crude having surged by 40 percent since July. In 2017, BP managed to cover the costs and pay full dividends at oil prices of 50 United States dollars per barrel.
    Tottenham superstar Harry Kane gives verdict on Lucas Moura transfer

    Tottenham superstar Harry Kane gives verdict on Lucas Moura transfer

    Tottenham have finally announced the signing of Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura for around £25million. Spurs will be hoping that a move to a new country will provide the fresh start that he needs.
    Simulation gives Cavs stunningly low chance to win NBA Finals

    Simulation gives Cavs stunningly low chance to win NBA Finals

    The Miami Heat are averaging 100.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. James scored 21 points for Cleveland , but Love's condition was foremost on everyone's mind. "It doesn't matter how".
  • De Kock ruled out of ODIs, T20s against India

    De Kock ruled out of ODIs, T20s against India

    And the list has only grown with Quinton de Kock (left wrist injury) ruled out before the third ODI. All of this places enormous pressure on South Africa's young stand-in captain Aiden Markram .
    Jammu and Kashmir: Avalanche kills three Indian Army jawan in Kupwara

    Jammu and Kashmir: Avalanche kills three Indian Army jawan in Kupwara

    The avalanche hit an army post near the Line of Control around 11:20 am, defence ministry sources told news agency IANS. In 2012, a massive avalanche in the Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir killed 140 people, including 129 soldiers.
    Pelicans Acquire Nikola Mirotic In Trade With Bulls

    Pelicans Acquire Nikola Mirotic In Trade With Bulls

    This will be the big man's second stint with Chicago; he played for them from 2010-2012, his first two seasons in the league. With Mirotic playing the best basketball of his NBA career, Chicago was wise to capitalize on his all-time high trade value.
  • Onigbinde backs Eagles for CHAN title

    Onigbinde backs Eagles for CHAN title

    In the second half, Morocco's first CHAN title edged even closer after Nigeria's Eneji Moses left the pitch after a second yellow card at the 47th minute.
    Support stir in Kashmir, says Pakistan PM

    Support stir in Kashmir, says Pakistan PM

    He said the dream of peace and prosperity in the region will remain elusive without resolving the Kashmir dispute. Kashmiris considered themselves Pakistani and wanted to live under the Pakistani flag, he added.
    FEMA to end hurricane-related food, water aid for Puerto Rico

    FEMA to end hurricane-related food, water aid for Puerto Rico

    San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz says many in the US territory still need the water and food they have been getting from FEMA. During the past decade, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has been facing an island-wide recession.
  • Two Dead in South Carolina Amtrak Collision

    Two Dead in South Carolina Amtrak Collision

    Authorities said they have not determined if both trains were moving or if the Amtrak train was diverted on to a side track. From there, he went to a shelter at Pine Ridge Middle School for passengers who didn't suffer serious injuries.
    Dad attacks doctor who sexually abused his 3 daughters

    Dad attacks doctor who sexually abused his 3 daughters

    Cunningham could have given Margraves a jail sentence or fine as she considered whether to hold him in contempt of court. Margraves then ran toward Nassar and got within a few feet of him before being tackled by courtroom security.
    Carrie Underwood's Husband Mike Fisher Not Retiring From Hockey After All!

    Carrie Underwood's Husband Mike Fisher Not Retiring From Hockey After All!

    Fisher had 18 goals and 24 assists last season as Nashville earned its first Western Conference title. Fisher said his wife, country music star Carrie Underwood , encouraged him to make a comeback.

Breaking News



Recommended

Josh McDaniels poaches Patriots QB coach for Colts

McDaniels had a disastrous stint as the head coach in Denver, where he posted an 11-17 record in 2009 and 2010. McDaniels, 41, had emerged as the clear front-runner and was the only candidate who merited a second interview.

USA 'shamelessly threatening Russian Federation with atomic weapon', says Iran's Rouhani

The strategy marks a resounding win for backers of the USA nuclear enterprise and a setback for disarmament advocates. The deal is scheduled to expire in 2021.

This Years Call Of Duty Will Be Black Ops 4

Eurogamer is reporting the existence of Black Ops 4 , but has yet to confirm a Switch version with its sources. His most recent predictions that turned out to be accurate were related to Dark Souls and Nintendo Labo .

South African Parliament Announces Debate Against President

The rand, which tends to strengthen on signs Zuma could leave office, pared losses on the announcement from parliament. Zuma has survived several no-confidence votes thanks to his ruling ANC party, which holds the majority in parliament.

Kirk Cousins breaks his silence after Redskins trade for Alex Smith

However, working around a franchise tag might limit Washington's leverage. The franchise tagging window goes from February 20 to March 6.

Iranian women take off hijabs in public to protest law

Women who appear in public without the obligatory hijab can face fines and prison sentences ranging from 10 days to two months. Writing on her Facebook page , Sotoudeh said that women should be given the right "to manage" their own bodies.

Overnight Rain and Snow

Light snow will be wrapping up early this morning, but as temps fall below freezing some areas will turn very slick. Icy conditions are expected across portions of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and western North Carolina .

Government Agencies Are Questioning Apple About Updates Which Slow down Older iPhones

Apple wants to make their devices more responsive and stable and to reduce customer support related issues. Apple's power management function may also be sidestepped by replacing an iPhone's battery if needed.

Google officially acquires HTC design team

As part of the agreement, Google will also receive a non-exclusive license of HTC's intellectual properties. Google is in a race with Apple and to win that race, it needs to do things a little more differently.

Alexa loses her voice in Amazon Super Bowl tease starring Jeff Bezos

Other voice assistants like Apple's Siri and Google Assistant can send SMS texts from iOS and Android smartphones. If the person doesn't have an Alexa powered speaker, then users will receive the message via SMS on their device.