Best answer: You can get away with some really slow internet speeds on the PlayStation 4, around 3 Mbps for download and an upload speed of 1Mbps, but it's the ping you need to watch out for. Keep it below 150ms and you should be fine. Speed matters If any of you are PC players as well as console players you will know that most games have a minimum system requirements list, and in that list is the minimum connection speed you can have to run the online services of the game. PlayStation games are a little different, the console itself has the minimum requirement and all the games must meet that minimum to be allowed onto the PlayStation platform. Sony's minimum requirement is pretty low. All you need is a download speed of 3Mbps and an upload speed of just 1Mbps. This really is very low by today's internet standards — the average US internet speed is now 19Mps — so any game should run fine if you have an average internet speed. As you can see from the picture below, even … [Read more...] about What internet speeds do you need to play PlayStation 4 online?
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The exploit relates to an issue with the Bluetooth module on the scooter that is designed to let the device communicate with a rider's smartphone. The researchers were able to connect with a scooter via Bluetooth without being prompted for a password or any other form of identification. Once connected, the researchers found that they could control the scooter from their phone, telling it to slow down or speed up regardless of what the rider was doing, potentially putting them in a dangerous situation. They also discovered it was possible to upload malware to the machine.Making matters even worse, after Zimperium reported the bug to Xiaomi, the company informed the researchers that they can't fix the issue on their own. The company got the Bluetooth implementation module used on the M365 model scooter from a third-party developer and will have to work with that firm to fix the issue. Until then, the M365 scooters will remain at risk of falling victim to Bluetooth hijacking. … [Read more...] about Hackers can stop or speed up Xiaomi’s M365 electric scooter
MICROSOFT has made a new Windows 10 update available to testers, after it pulled a previous update that deleted users' files. However, despite claiming that its latest fix resolves such issues, additional bugs appear to be preventing Microsoft from releasing the new build to the public. At the beginning of October, Microsoft released update 1809 of Windows 10, but it was quickly removed from circulation after it emerged that it deleted the documents and photos of a small proportion of users. Since then, other bugs affecting the update have emerged, including one that overwrites files without warning if a user tries to copy or move a .ZIP file with the same name as an existing file. Fortunately, Microsoft has been beavering away at updating its update, and it has now made a new version available to testers that resolves both the .ZIP file bug and the file-deleting problem. But despite its latest build containing these important fixes, Microsoft hasn't provided a public release date more … [Read more...] about Microsoft claims Windows 10 file-deletion bug has been FIXED, but it still hasn’t released new update
This is part of CNET's "Crossing the Broadband Divide" series exploring the challenges of getting internet access to everyone.I stare at my computer screen, waiting for my email to load. And I wait. And wait. Whipping out my phone, I try to run a speed test. But the internet's too slow for even that to load. I'm working from my parents' home in rural Iowa. Or trying to, anyway. But it's nearly lunchtime, and too many people are in their nearby houses, browsing the internet. I unplug my mom's wireless printer, turn off Wi-Fi on my smartphone and make sure the living room Roku TV box -- a well-intentioned but little-used Christmas gift from me -- is disconnected. When I finally get the Ookla speed test to work, it tells me my download speed is crawling along at 0.61 Mbps. Five hours later, at 4:21 p.m., it's only 2.12 Mbps. That's barely fast enough for me to access Twitter, let alone stream any videos on YouTube. Soon, I give up on work for the day. I'll try again at 2 a.m. when … [Read more...] about Life in the slow lane: Welcome to the internet in rural America
WE'VE all had Netflix troubles where the stream keeps pausing to load – but there's a simple fix. Netflix has a secret menu that you can unlock, giving you special controls over the playback of your TV show or movie. Netflix secret menu – how does it work? Netflix always tries to give you the best possible video and audio quality for your connection. But if you're having WiFi issues and your connection is changing very quickly, this causes problems for Netflix. You get situations where Netflix is trying to load high-quality video and simply can't respond fast enough to your failing connection. This can sometimes cause video to "buffer" – pausing, and then loading up content so that you can get uninterrupted playback. There's a better way, of course. A secret Netflix menu lets you control the bitrate of the audio and video. Bitrate is the rate at which video and audio data is transferred – so a higher bitrate effectively means better quality. So you could set … [Read more...] about Secret Netflix menu puts an end to slow loading and buffering – how to find it and what’s on it