Technology News for Friday 8th October 2021

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Oct 08th 2021

1. Moto G Pure is a $160 phone available just about everywhere in the US


Specs include a 6.5-inch, 1600×720 LCD; a MediaTek Helio G25 (that's eight Cortex A53 CPUs built on a 12 nm process); 3GB of RAM; 32GB of storage; and a 4000 ...

2. Far Cry 6: All 7 Amigos and How to Get Them


Guapo; Chorizo; Chicharron; Boom Boom; Oluso; K-9000; Champagne. How to Unlock Guapo. Far-Cry-6-Guapo-Crocodile. Guapo is the ...

3. Apex dev promises fixes to ranked Arenas


Ranked Arenas grinders, rejoice. Fixes are coming to your beloved bastion of combat. With the introduction of Seer, changes to World's Edge, and new ranked ...

4. And … action! 1st movie in space underway with Russian crew


Actress Yulia Peresild, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and director Klim Shipenko during training for their October 2021 flight to the International Space Station.

5. Avengers Adds Paid Experience Boosts, Pissing Off Everybody


Last week Marvel's Avengers was added to Xbox Game Pass, quickly becoming one of the most played games on the console. Perhaps capitalizing on this forward ...

6. Genshin Impact Developers Launch Closed Beta For Space Fantasy RPG


Yesterday, Genshin Impact developer miHoYo announced that closed beta sign-ups for their new game Honkai: Star Rail will begin today.

7. Metroid Dread: The Kotaku Review


I admit I was skeptical. If a game is genuinely going to conjure a sense of dread, as Metroid Dread's title seems to promise, I think it needs to be thorny ...

8. PlayStation Boss Wants Change He's Not Willing To Make


Yesterday, PlayStation boss Jim Ryan said he wants his company's games to one day be as prolific as music or movies. He would love to see a world where ...

9. Yakuza Creator Confirms He's Leaving Sega, Former Series Producer Joins Him


Having first been rumoured back in August, it's now been confirmed: Yakuza series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi is leaving both Sega and his own Ryu Ga Gotoku ...

10. Yes, Far Cry 6 Has A Transmog Feature


Far Cry 6, Ubisoft's cockfighting game that includes a gazillion-hour open-world shooter, has a transmog feature. But you might not know so from the start.

11. 6 Takeaways From Tesla's Annual Meeting

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Electric-vehicle pioneer Tesla is moving its headquarters to Austin, Texas, from Silicon Valley, saying that land prices in California limited its growth ...

12. 2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS Review: Ze Germans Embrace ze Future


The verdict: Mercedes-Benz's first dedicated electric vehicle flagship, the 2022 EQS, is meant to set the tone for all future electric Mercedes — and it ...

13. Far Cry 6 review: Come for the crazy action, ignore the story


Far Cry 6's cast brings the star power, with the game's big bad guy Anton Castillo voiced by Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito, but doesn't push the narrative ...

14. Metroid Dread: How to play every 2D Metroid game in order

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Explore movies, games, superheroes and more with CNET Culture. Delivered Tuesdays and Fridays. Nintendo used Metroid Dread as an opportunity to take to Twitter ...

15. 11 games that feel brand new on the Nintendo Switch OLED

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While functionally the same, the addition of the OLED screen and improved audio offer a much enhanced and immersive experience when played in the console's ...

16. Samsung expects highest-ever quarterly revenue in third quarter

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The Korean electronics giant said Thursday that it expects its operating profit for the third quarter to come in at 12.25 trillion won ($13.2 billion), an ...

17. Tesla will move its headquarters to Texas, Elon Musk says

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(CNN Business) Tesla HQ is getting a new home. "I'm excited to announce that we're moving our headquarters to Austin, Texas," CEO Elon Musk said Thursday ...

18. Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: A seriously powerful and versatile 2-in-1

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Microsoft's latest laptop has some major advantages over competing Windows laptops — and even the MacBook Pro — but is it worth the premium? Here's what we ...

19. How Does Sony Bring PlayStation Games To 'Hundreds Of Millions' Of Players, Exactly?


This week, Jim Ryan talked about the limits of the current PlayStation ecosystem, and how he ideally wants to see PlayStation IPs reach a much wider portion ...

20. 'Marvel's Avengers' Is Now Selling Pay-To-Win Items, After Saying It Wouldn't


As of this week, an entire row of the Avengers microtransaction store is devoted to a series of paid consumable boosts, ranging from XP to in-game currency for ...

21. Rockstar Confirms 'GTA Remastered' Trilogy, At The Cost Of Deleting Old Versions From Stores


Rockstar has confirmed what has already leaked a half dozen times by now, that they are releasing a remastered version of the GTA Trilogy, GTA 3, GTA Vice ...

22. How to Unlock Chorizo


This page of IGN's Far Cry 6 wiki guide details everything you need to know about the animal companion Chorizo, the adorable puppy amigo who is unlocked in ...

23. Metroid Dread: All Missile Tanks Locations


We kickstart our guide here right at the beginning of the game with a quick and easy pickup of your very first missile tank upgrade in Artaria. In order to nab ...

24. Tesla Will Move Its Headquarters to Austin, Texas, in Blow to California

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Elon Musk announced the move at the company's annual shareholder meeting, hosted at a factory Tesla is building near Austin.

25. Are Tesla and Texas a Perfect Match? It's Questionable.

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While its C.E.O., Elon Musk, and the state's conservative lawmakers share libertarian sensibilities, they differ greatly on climate change and renewable energy.

26. The best .410 Ironhide loadout in Warzone


Looking for the best .410 Ironhide build in Warzone? This lever-action shotgun packs an incredible punch, capable of blasting away fully armoured enemies in ...

27. Nintendo says new OLED Switch has 'improved' Joy-Cons — but drift still persists

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Joy-Con drift is a problem of durability that occurs when joysticks “drift” or move without user input, causing a character to move unintentionally. Nintendo ...

28. Microsoft will allow more repair shops after activist protests

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Microsoft has agreed to let more repair shops fix its devices, caving to complaints from advocates and shareholders about the tight grip technology ...

29. Hackers are waging a guerrilla war on tech companies, revealing secrets and raising fears of collateral damage


Hackers this week dumped a colossal haul of data stolen from Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming site, revealing what they said was not just the million-dollar ...

30. YouTube says its auto livestream captions are now available for all creators


The expanded language support for live and auto-translate captions will be coming within the next few months, and YouTube says multiple audio tracks will be ...

31. The Nintendo Switch OLED model is now available online

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Update October 8th, 11:42AM ET: It seems like Nintendo's stock of Switch OLED consoles has depleted for the time being, though other retailers like Best Buy ...

32. PSA: Don't peel off the protective cover on your OLED Switch's glass screen

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That's because Nintendo has stuck an “anti-scattering adhesive film” to the front of the display for added protection. Anti-scattering films are typically used ...

33. The OLED Nintendo Switch doesn't have a Pentile screen

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Pentile is a trademark owned by Samsung that refers to various subpixel matrix layouts most commonly used in OLED display panels. In casual conversation, or as ...

34. Facebook confirms that some of its services are having issues again

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Instagram has been experiencing issues for many of us here at The Verge, but it turns out that the problem might be broader than that, according to a ...

35. Here's where you can buy a Nintendo Switch

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Thankfully, retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart now routinely stock the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite in multiple color configurations and models, ...

36. Google Search launches new built-in feature to help you tune your guitar

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While results vary similarly to other guitar tuning apps, Android Police says that Google tuner worked on a Galaxy Z Fold3 and Pixel 5a cellphone. The Verge ...

37. Elon Musk announces Tesla is moving its headquarters from California to Texas

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SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla will move its headquarters from Palo Alto, Calif., to Austin, CEO Elon Musk announced at the company's annual shareholder meeting on ...