In this issue of Recap in Tech – Sony 20th Anniversary PS4 Sold Out, Apple’s Hour of Code Set for December 11, and Skype and Lync Users can Now Talk to Each Other.
Sony 20th Anniversary PS4 Sold Out
Within minutes of the limited edition PlayStation 4’s going on sale, they sold out. The gaming system was limited to only 12,300 units worldwide. Sony sold the PS4’s for $500 directly from their website. This was following Sony’s keynote presentation at the PlayStation Experience event in Las Vegas. The 20th Anniversary edition PS4 come with individually marked manufacturing numbers that let the buyer know which of the 12,300 units they received. Sony was estimating that gaming systems would begin shipping December 21.
Apple’s Hour of Code Set for December 11
Apple and nonprofit code.org are teaming up to celebrate Computer Science Education Week and offering free ‘Hour of Code’ workshops across the U.S. The Hour of Code workshops will be held at Apple’s retail stores on December 11. This one-hour coding instruction workshop will be available to all customers who visit Apple store locations on that day. The objective behind the Hour of Code workshops is to give people of all ages and all walks of life an opportunity to gain access to and understand the nature of technology.
Skype and Lync Users can Now Talk to Each Other
Microsoft has launched a new cross-app integration that will allow users of Skype and Lync to hold video calls with each other. The only caveat is that users must have the latest Skype for Windows desktop client and Lync 2013. This feature has evolved from an option that was achieved in 2013 when Microsoft allowed Skype and Lync users to send each other instant messages and share audio calls.