Sigma Introduces Second Generation Lens and Other News

Sigma Introduces Second Generation 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Lens

On May 16, Sigma introduced the 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN II lens, which belongs to Sigma’s Art lens series, and is about 7% smaller and 10% lighter than its predecessor, with a built-in high-speed linear motor and improved focusing speed, and a close-up magnification of 1:2.7. Sigma has not yet announced a price for the product.

Microsoft Launches Proteus Accessible Xbox Gamepad

On May 16, Microsoft launched the Proteus accessible Xbox gamepad, designed by Xbox in collaboration with the Byowave team, and built to be “modular,” allowing gamers the freedom to customize different components to best meet their specific needs. The joystick is currently available for pre-order for $255, with an official launch price of $299. In addition, Microsoft says it’s working on an update to the Xbox Adaptive Controller that will allow the joystick to be compatible with more accessories when connected via a USB port, with a firmware OTA update available first to Xbox Insiders in a few weeks, and then fully available to all users in a few months.

Two Famous Game Emulators Hit the App Store

With Apple’s open-door policy, more and more console emulators are now available on the App Store, and RetroArch, a multi-platform emulator that supports multiple platforms and versions of games from Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, Sega, Sony, and more, was released on the App Store on May 16th. The emulator supports multiple platforms and versions of games from Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, Sega, Sony, NDS, Game Boy, NES, SNES, and Virtual Boy, as well as the NEC PC Engine and SNK’s Neo Geo Pocket, and features such as support for archiving, the use of secret codes, the ability to customize the screen, fast-forwarding, and rewinding, AI translation, and It supports archiving, using secrets, allowing players to customize the screen, fast forward and rewind, AI translation, and RetroAchievements. Most importantly, it also supports tvOS, which allows players to use the MFI controller to play games on the big screen. On the same day, the classic PSP emulator PPSSPP also hit the App Store, but due to Apple’s restrictions, the first version does not support Magic Keyboard, Vulkan support via MoltenVK is not enabled, JIT recompilation is not supported, and RetroAchievements has been temporarily disabled. Although the lack of JIT recompile support affects performance, iOS devices are fast enough to run most PSP games smoothly.

HBO Unveils Trailer for Dune Prequel Episode

On May 15, HBO released a trailer for the Dune prequel series Dune: Prophecy. Set in the same worldview as the movie of the same name, Dune: Prophecy is based on the novel The Sisterhood of Dune, and focuses on the founding of the Sisterhood and its grand plan to control the Empire through the breeding of the Chosen One.

Other News

According to the latest tweets from source @InstLatX64, Intel is preparing to launch the N250 Twin Lake series of low-power processors to succeed the N200 series Alder Lake-N series. The new Twin Lake processors are expected to feature Skymont E-core clusters with the same process nodes as the existing Core and Xeon processors, and there are also reports that Skymont does not support Hyper-Threading technology, and that the processors are quad-core, quad-threaded, and have a base clock frequency of 1.2GHz.

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