Technology News for Saturday 9th October 2021

16 new stories

Oct 09th 2021

1. Top 10 Twitch streamers with the most followers


Games and streaming are a combination like no other for a generation like no other. Broadcasting yourself while playing your favorite video game or simply ...

2. Far Cry 6: The Kotaku Review


Early on in Far Cry 6, a character explains that a revolution isn't something that happens once, but rather something that will keep happening.

3. Hitman GOTY Edition Removed From GOG Over Online DRM


Hitman - Game of the Year Edition was released on late last month and following weeks of player complaints and review bombing due to obtrusive ...

4. Metroid Dread Is Already Running Great On Switch Emulators

Domain: | Companies: Nintendo

Hey, real quick: If you are a Nintendo lawyer or employee, just like... don't read this. It was a silly mistake. Ignore this blog. You can go now.

5. Universities see EU students halve post-Brexit as non-EU numbers rise


David Richardson said the University of East Anglia's EU student numbers had dropped by 50% in 2021, which was the picture "across the sector nationally".

6. Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen could face legal retaliation for revelations

Domain: | Companies: Facebook

U.S. law protects whistleblowers who disclose information about potential misconduct to the government. But that protection doesn't necessarily cover taking ...

7. Metroid Dread's creator on life among the Metroidvanias

Domain: | Companies: Nintendo

Video: Nintendo Switch OLED, reviewed: It's great, but is it for you? You made many Metroid games for handheld systems. Did you find handheld a particularly ...

8. OLED screen burn-in: How to prevent it (and why you shouldn't be worried)

Domain: | Companies: Nintendo

Any OLED screen, whether it be a TV, smartphone or Nintendo Switch, can be vulnerable to burn-in under extreme circumstances. David Katzmaier/CNET.

9. Pixel 6: 3 reasons I can't wait to get my hands on Google's new phone

Domain: | Companies: Samsung

A new camera system, Google-made Tensor processor and Android 12: The Pixel 6 is coming soon, and it may be able to stand with Samsung and Apple's best.

10. Facebook Comes Under Fire After Whistleblower and Leaked Documents Reveal Negative Impact on Girls

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The media giant's own research highlights potential harmful effects of their apps on eating disorders, self-esteem, and mental health. Becky Upham.

11. Aging space station will be a 'full house' later this month


KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Twenty-three years ago, the International Space Station was born. Since the year 2000, many astronauts have called the ISS home ...

12. Will Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen face a lawsuit from former employer?

Domain: | Companies: Facebook

Facebook still has to walk a fine line. The company has to weigh whether suing Haugen, which could dissuade other employees who might otherwise speak out, is ...

13. New World's server transfers won't let you change regions after all


This is apparently because “each region is a separate database”, so it's not possible to move a character to a different one. It's disappointing for anyone ...

14. Review: Apple iPad Mini (2021)

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Apple is clearly tapping into the trend this year, announcing a new iPad and iPad Mini in its latest product launch in September. We've been trying out the new ...

15. Google Pixel 6 leak teases Magic Eraser feature, plus five years of Android security updates

Domain: | Companies: Google

New leaks from a marketing site appear to confirm that the camera for the Pixel 6 will have a new Magic Eraser feature, and the devices will apparently get ...

16. iPhone 13 vs. OnePlus 9: Which phone wins?


Add that leap forward in photography to the other OnePlus features like fast charging, fast refreshing displays and top performance among Android phones, and ...