Technology News for Monday 11th October 2021

42 new stories

Oct 11th 2021

1. Concept: Here's how Apple could supercharge CarPlay with deeper integrations and more

Domain: 9to5mac.com | Companies: Apple

CarPlay has always been a temporary way for Apple to get its software into existing cars while they work on something far more innovative.

2. Need to tune your guitar? Now, you can just Google that

Domain: chicago.suntimes.com | Companies: Google

Results vary, as they do with other guitar tuning apps, but the website Android Police says Google tuner worked on a Galaxy Z Fold3 and Pixel 5a cellphone. The ...

3. Specialized to issue recall and stop-ride notice on Tarmac SL7 bikes

Domain: cyclingtips.com

The new Tarmac design's integrated cable routing features a round steerer tube, but an unconventional headset compression ring that may be acting as a stress ...

4. 'Vampire Bat' Echo skin revealed for tomorrow's Overwatch Halloween Terror 2021 event

Domain: dotesports.com

In Overwatch, Echo's design is rife with opportunity for some amazing skin designs—and this year's Halloween Terror legendary skin really nails it.

5. Forza Horizon 5 Is More Forza Horizon And That's Fantastic

Domain: kotaku.com

An hour or so into my time with a preview build of Forza Horizon 5, I found myself kangaroo-hopping through cactus-dotted hills in a yellow Ford Bronco.

6. Genshin Impact's Latest Character Announcement Is Bringing Out The Thirst

Domain: kotaku.com

The Genshin Impact community is abuzz over the upcoming arrival of Arataki Itto, a new character who hails from the game's Inazuma nation.

7. Halo Infinite Vs. Battlefield 2042: Battle Of The Betas

Domain: kotaku.com | Companies: Microsoft, EA

Image: Microsoft / EA. The holidays come a little early this year for fans of first-person shooters. On November 19, EA will publish Battlefield 2042, ...

8. Happy 20th Birthday, ScummVM!

Domain: kotaku.com

The Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion Virtual Machine, which we all know better as ScummVM, turns 20 this week, and anyone who has ever enjoyed a ...

9. Metroid Dread Players Discover Gnarly, Secret Way To Quick-Kill Kraid

Domain: kotaku.com

Kraid is a good boy. I don't know why he's locked up in a room full of boiling lava in Metroid Dread, which arrived on the Switch last Friday, ...

10. New World Server Transfers Delayed, Previously Promised Cross-Realm Moves 'Not Possible'

Domain: kotaku.com

During the mad rush to play Amazon's massively multiplayer RPG New World during launch week, its developers told players not to worry about which of the ...

11. Your Hard-Earned Monster Hunter Rise Progress Won't Transfer From Switch To PC

Domain: kotaku.com

Monster Hunter Rise won't include an option to transfer saves from Switch or play with folks on other platforms when it arrives on PC early next year, ...

12. Apple releases iOS 15.0.2 with a security fix for a bug 'under active exploitation'

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Apple

While details on the bug remain thin, Apple warns that it “may have been actively exploited” — so it's probably a good idea to update your devices right away.

13. First drive: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance offers unbridled and pricey fun

Domain: techcrunch.com

This is accomplished thanks to significant power boosts on both trim levels versus the regular Mach-E, a new track mode, and in the case of the Performance ...

14. Google TV is adding user profiles, watchlists and an improved 'Ambient Mode'

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Google

Google says with personalized profiles, users will get TV show and movie recommendations tailored just for them, easy access to their personal watchlist and ...

15. Google Pixel 6 leaks dial up the camera and security war

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Google

Ahead of its launch on October 19, it seems as if retailers and Google are playing a game of chicken about who can leak the most information about its two ...

16. Varda Space Industries will send its first space factory to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

Domain: techcrunch.com

Varda Space Industries, a startup that wants to build in-space manufacturing facilities, will be sending its first spacecraft to orbit aboard a SpaceX ...

17. 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT & Performance Edition Review: Quicker, Pricier, Just as Bouncy

Domain: cars.com

Slapping the “GT” badge on anything should say something about that vehicle. It should mean that it's going to be quicker, sportier and more fun to drive ...

18. Apple's iPhone 13 notch reminds me of Google's controversial Pixel 3 XL. Here's why

Domain: cnet.com

The TrueDepth camera system's redesign might be most appreciated on the iPhone 13 Mini for small-phone fans that didn't already get the 12 Mini, as the notch on ...

19. Pixel 6 rumors: Google's phone could launch with new Pixel Pass subscription option

Domain: cnet.com

The latest buzz says the upcoming Pixel may launch with a new subscription option to bundle your phone financing and services under one bill. The rumored ...

20. Which Microsoft Surface is right for you?

Domain: cnn.com | Companies: Microsoft

For example, with the brand new Surface Laptop Studio, Microsoft took a new — and successful — approach of recreating what users loved about the Surface Book ...

21. Far Cry 6 owners report issues upgrading PS4 boxed copies to PS5

Domain: eurogamer.net

The issue appears to lie in the version of the game they have been sent, as fans in the UK and elsewhere report receiving a Russian version. While this doesn't ...

22. Intellivision Amico boxed games go on sale, for console still without launch date

Domain: eurogamer.net

A pack of four physical games costs $79.99/€79.99, or you can buy all eight games currently available as Collector's Boxed Editions for $149.99. For reference, ...

23. Metroid Dread is UK's fastest-selling launch in series to date

Domain: eurogamer.net

Metroid Dread has beaten the UK launch sales of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption to become the fastest-selling entry in Nintendo's fan-favourite series.

24. Nintendo Switch Online N64 games will all be 60Hz, English language versions

Domain: eurogamer.net | Companies: Nintendo

All N64 games in the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service will be offered in a 60Hz English language version, Nintendo has confirmed.

25. iOS 15.0.2: Update Now Warning Issued To All iPhone Users

Domain: forbes.com | Companies: Apple

This is typical of Apple, because iPhone maker doesn't like to release any further details about vulnerabilities while it waits for as many people as possible ...

26. Ford's performance Mustang Mach-E GT proves electricity can fuel a muscle car

Domain: freep.com | Companies: Tesla

First, Tesla convinced the early adopters. Then the Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf made EVs affordable for most new car buyers. The Porsche Taycan proved sports ...

27. Top 10 trending phones of week 40

Domain: gsmarena.com

You see that with other OEMs too but the difference is the wallpaper art itself is worse on their cheaper phones while their flagships have better art ...

28. Things Only Adults Notice In Kena: Bridge Of Spirits

Domain: looper.com

Eventually, Kena stumbles upon a corrupted and abandoned village at the base of a mountain, which houses a spirit shrine Kena is attempting to reach. In order ...

29. Four games coming to Xbox this week - October 11, 2021

Domain: manchestereveningnews.co.uk

This week's games include another popular sports title, a classic remastered trilogy and a creative bullet hell game. Here's a breakdown of the four games ...

30. Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Domain: nintendolife.com

If you didn't know, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is classified as a 'platform fighter', a genre that has you dealing damage to your opponents in order to make ...

31. Star Wars: The Old Republic is testing a 'combat style' revamp

Domain: pcgamer.com

The Old Republic's public test server is currently trialing the powertech, mercenary, juggernaut, and marauder combat styles. They've been rejigged as well. "To ...

32. Epic's reportedly thinking about a Fortnite movie as part of an entertainment division

Domain: pcgamesn.com

Fortnite already basically has a cinematic universe, so why not go all the way, right? According to a new report, Epic is considering building an ...

33. Genshin Impact 2.2 release time – countdown to Childe banner

Domain: pcgamesn.com

Mihoyo explains in a post on its website that maintenance for the update will begin at the usual time of 6am UTC+8 on October 13, which translates to 3pm PST / ...

34. Forza Horizon 5 (for Xbox Series S) Preview

Domain: pcmag.com

With a fresh Mexican setting and stunning visuals, Forza Horizon 5 arrives on Microsoft's next-gen consoles with style. MSRP $59.99.

35. Burn-in isn't a huge risk for Nintendo's Switch OLED, but you can still take precautions

Domain: theverge.com

In the early days of OLED smartphones, it wasn't uncommon to find a mistreated demo phone at a carrier or Best Buy that had a ghastly display with home screen ...

36. Amazfit's long-lasting Zepp OS fitness watches like iPhones and Android equally

Domain: theverge.com

Amazfit is launching three new long-lasting smart activity watches today: the Amazfit GTR 3 Pro, priced at $229.99 / €199.99, and the Amazfit GTR 3 and GTS ...

37. Nintendo won't make Europeans play worse versions of N64 games on Switch

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Nintendo

The news follows concerns reported by Eurogamer that the re-released games, which include classic titles like Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of ...

38. Apple releases iOS 15.0.2 with some Find My fixes

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

Apple released iOS 15.0.2 on Monday, and it has some important bug fixes, including a couple specific to Find My. For the iPad and iPhone, it also fixes a ...

39. Magic Leap somehow raised $500 million to make another AR headset

Domain: theverge.com

CEO Peggy Johnson said in a statement that with the new funding “Magic Leap will have greater financial flexibility and the resources needed to continue our ...

40. Lenovo Legion 7i Review: The Strongest Intel Laptop Yet

Domain: tomshardware.com | Companies: Intel, Lenovo

This is easily among the most powerful Intel/Nvidia laptops we've reviewed yet, and what makes it better is that its lack of lifestyle branding leaves it just a ...

41. What's different for Facebook after this week's whistleblower testimony and massive outage?

Domain: usatoday.com | Companies: Facebook

So why does this moment feel different? Breaking news reporter Gabriela Miranda, tech reporter Mike Snider and politics reporter Matthew Brown sit down with ...

42. 'Forza Horizon 5' is absolutely stoked that you are playing it

Domain: washingtonpost.com

From time immemorial, racing games have been the unofficial litmus test of what a new video game console can offer. The Gran Turismo series embodies sleek ...