Technology News for Friday 1st October 2021

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Oct 01st 2021

1. Google Lens is coming to desktop Chrome, will soon handle text image search

Domain: arstechnica.com | Companies: Google

While Google.com's image search just tries to find similar pictures, Lens can actually identify things in a picture, like people, text, math equations, animals, ...

2. I can't escape the Billie Eilish Amazon Echo Studio, or Amazon for that matter

Domain: dbknews.com | Companies: Amazon

Amazon recently released a new version of its Echo Studio speaker featuring a design of Billie Eilish's Happier Than Ever album artwork.

3. Double XP weekend now live Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone

Domain: dotesports.com

Cold War and Warzone players have an extra boost this weekend to grind through the final ranks before season six launches on Oct. 7. Players can use this extra ...

4. 5 Insane Apps You Must Try This October

Domain: gadgets.ndtv.com

From apps where you can feel nostalgic about RoadRash. To apps that can co-create music with AI. We have a little something for everyone.

5. Apple to offer free AirPods with iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini: Check details

Domain: indianexpress.com | Companies: Apple

The Cupertino giant says users can also trade in their old smartphones for additional savings. It is giving up to Rs 36,485 discount on the iPhone 11 series, up ...

6. Bandai Namco Changed Its Logo And Fans Think It Kinda Sucks

Domain: kotaku.com

In 2005, Bandai and Namco merged, and the following year, Bandai Namco was born. To mark the new conglomerate, the company got a yellow, red, and orange ...

7. That New Final Fantasy Origins Trailer Is Actually Pretty Cool

Domain: kotaku.com

Whenever I think about the Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origins E3 trailer, the lasting impression of the game isn't the fact that it is a Final ...

8. The First Ever 8K 60 FPS Game Hits PS5

Domain: kotaku.com

The Touryst, first released on Switch in 2019 and Xbox in 2020, has finally made its way over to PS4 and PS5. But the PS5 port of this tropical, ...

9. Walz, Vikings hosting pop-up vaccine clinics at next two home games

Domain: kstp.com

Minnesotans who get vaccinated for COVID-19 at either of the next two Vikings home games could get a player-autographed mini helmet and win tickets to the ...

10. What Instagram Does to Teens

Domain: slate.com | Companies: Facebook

Since 2018, internal research teams at Facebook have been studying the effect on Instagram on mental health. Their results couldn't be more clear: Instagram ...

11. iOS 15 update to fix Apple Watch unlock bug is here

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Apple

The latest iOS 15 update (iOS 15.0.1) is here and according to the changelog, it brings bug fixes “including an issue where some users could not unlock iPhone ...

12. The Elder Scrolls Online: Deadlands concludes the MMO's Oblivion storyline

Domain: venturebeat.com

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next. Zenimax Online Studios announced ...

13. Amazon Finally Makes a Video Game People Want to Play With New World

Domain: bloomberg.com | Companies: Amazon

Things finally seem good for Bezos's gaming division. Yet in the wake of Activision Blizzard Inc.'s cultural reckoning over sexual discrimination and harassment ...

14. EVGA, Gigabyte Nvidia graphics cards bricking when playing New World

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Nvidia

So we knew this was going to happen. We have people sending in emails that their GPUs are no longer working after playing New World. All this means is they didn ...

15. iOS 15 update fixes unlock with Apple Watch bug on iPhone 13

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

To install iOS 15.0.1, head to the Settings app, tap on General and then Software Update. Choose "Download and Install" to begin the update.

16. iPhone 14 rumors: Release date, price, camera specs and will it finally go notchless?

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

Receive the latest news and reviews on Apple products, iOS updates and more. Delivered Fridays. Yes, I also want to receive ...

17. Missing iPhone 13 features that should have been on Apple's new phones

Domain: cnet.com

Apple's iPhone 13 lineup brings gains in battery life and camera performance. But it's still missing features like an in-screen fingerprint sensor and always-on ...

18. Pixel 6 is on the way, but a Google Pixel 3, 4, 5 or 5A could be better for you

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Google

The Pixel 4A comes with the Snapdragon 730G, a better processor than the 3 XL. You also get 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal memory and promised software updates ...

19. YouTube TV gets 'short extension' to stave off disappearing NBC channels

Domain: cnet.com

YouTube TV's deal to carry NBCUniversal networks -- including USA, E!, CNBC, Bravo and NBC with NFL Sunday Night Football -- is expiring, but they've reached a ...

20. How to use Bluetooth headphones with Nintendo Switch — and the best ones to buy

Domain: cnn.com | Companies: Nintendo, Bose

It's time to toss that third-party adapter to the side — the Nintendo Switch finally supports Bluetooth headphones. That means your AirPods, Bose headphones ...

21. Amazon's controversial vision for the future of your home security

Domain: cnn.com

New York (CNN Business) Amazon's vision for the future of home security includes drones flying over your roof, outdoor cameras that monitor for possible ...

22. How to unlock the LAPA in Warzone and Cold War

Domain: dexerto.com

Unlocking the LAPA in Warzone and Cold War Season 6 will be a top priority for any player SMG aficionado, so here's how you can add it to your weapon ...

23. Why Stock Prices for AMD and Nvidia Popped on Thursday

Domain: fool.com | Companies: Nvidia, Google

Google Cloud previously offered developers the ability to use virtual machines powered by AMD's second-generation server processors. It will now be offering ...

24. Google Kills The Google Plex: It Could Have Been A Digital Checking Account Killer App

Domain: forbes.com | Companies: Google

“A Google spokeswoman said the company would now focus primarily on delivering digital enablement for banks and other financial services providers rather than ...

25. Update Chrome Again: Google Confirms 12th Zero-Day Attack

Domain: forbes.com | Companies: Google

Google has updated Chrome to deal with fresh attacks on its browser, with three vulnerabilities patched, the tech giant wrote in a blog on Thursday.

26. How to Choose a Faction and Faction Benefits

Domain: ign.com

Each faction has its edge and exclusive items, so the faction you choose is dependent on several factors. On this New World Factions guide page, you will read ...

27. CDOT launches new, user-friendly road condition and travel planner website and mobile app

Domain: journal-advocate.com

New features to the interactive map on the Colorado Department of Transportation's COtrip.org are intended to make it easier for drivers to safely navigate ...

28. Nursing Homes Experienced Steeper Increase In COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in August 2021 Than the Rest of the ...

Domain: kff.org

As Delta spread across the US in the summer of 2021, much of the focus was on young children at risk during back-to-school; however, with the Delta surge, older ...

29. How to have FaceTime calls with Android users

Domain: laptopmag.com

Although Android users can join FaceTime calls, they cannot host any. Only an iPhone owner can launch a FaceTime call and send a link to an Android recipient ( ...

30. Three of Luke Bryan concert-goers who tested COVID positive were vaccinated, official says

Domain: livingstondaily.com

The health department is still investigating the possible outbreak, Courtney Rynkiewicz, public information officer for the Livingston County Health Department, ...

31. Back 4 Blood system requirements – your gaming PC won't feel Left 4 Dead

Domain: pcgamesn.com

Of course, Back 4 Blood's AMD requirements aren't quite as forgiving as Nvidia's, as the game's minimum and required specs both demand Radeon RX series cards.

32. New World devs are aiming to launch server transfers next week

Domain: pcgamesn.com | Companies: Amazon

New World, is turns out, is very popular. Amazon Games' fantasy MMORPG launched earlier this week and immediately saw budding adventures diving into ...

33. Stranger of Paradise teaches Final Fantasy fans how to enjoy Souls-likes

Domain: polygon.com

The result is a stout gameplay challenge and a first for the Final Fantasy franchise. Polygon played a PlayStation 5 preview build that allowed us to explore ...

34. Google says Bing users search for Google more than anything else

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Google

The regulator says that Google will have to stop forcing handset makers to pre-install Chrome and Google search if they want to have Android. Google's argument?

35. Apple updates iOS 15 to fix the iPhone 13's Apple Watch unlock bug

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

Apple's iPhone 13 lineup just launched last week, but some users ran into a frustrating issue where they couldn't use their Apple Watch to unlock their new ...

36. Twitch is testing a feature that lets viewers pay to promote streamers

Domain: theverge.com

The promotion works like this. For 10 minutes during a stream, a notification will pop up informing viewers that the boost option is available. Participating ...