Technology News for Tuesday 12th October 2021

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Oct 12th 2021

1. Google TV features finally make sense with new multi-user support

Domain: arstechnica.com | Companies: Google

Google TV is a revamp and rebranding of Google's Android TV OS. It's not clear if there are any hard rules, but the Android TV branding seems to stop at version ...

2. Microsoft puts the Windows Subsystem for Linux in its app store for faster updating

Domain: arstechnica.com | Companies: Microsoft

Many of Windows' built-in apps have already moved to being updated through the Microsoft Store rather than through regular Windows Updates. This gives the ...

3. Fortnite Update 3.34 Patch Notes (18.20)

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Much like many other updates before it, this new patch adds a ton of items to both the Creative and Battle Royale modes of the game. Some major bug fixes are ...

4. How to get Jurassic Green in Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost

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This Solar Pulse Rifle can come with a series of solid perks—including Dragonfly, Multikill Clip, Frenzy, and Subsistence—that make it a good addition to any ...

5. When does Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost end?

Domain: dotesports.com

Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost is bringing Halloween to the Last City. This year's version of the event is introducing Haunted Lost Sectors, the Jurassic ...

6. Every new skin from the Overwatch 2021 Halloween Terror event

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No, Vampire Hunter Brigitte will not step on you. Liz Richardson. Image via Blizzard Entertainment. Get hyped up, spooky enthusiasts ...

7. 'Riders Republic' interview: A look into Ubisoft's “joyful and chaotic” take on Fortnite

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We asked the game director about battle royale — a genre that Ubisoft is seemingly looking into with this new venture — cross-play challenges, single-player ...

8. Epic Finally Admits Among Us Inspired Fortnite's Impostors Mode [Update]

Domain: kotaku.com

If it walks like Among Us, talks like Among Us, and quacks like Among Us, it was probably at the very least inspired by the runaway success of Innersloth's ...

9. Pokémon Go's Halloween Update Adds Ghosts, Very Large Pokémon

Domain: kotaku.com

Hey, wanna hear a ghost story? It's short, just one act. Here you go: We're already at Halloween season. I can tell this not by the seasonal weather (my ...

10. ESO images some of the biggest asteroids in our Solar System

Domain: phys.org

The detailed images of these 42 objects are a leap forward in exploring asteroids, made possible thanks to ground-based telescopes, and contribute to ...

11. SoWork just convinced investors (and Tinder) that virtual co-working is here to stay

Domain: techcrunch.com

The team's internal communication tooling began growing faster than their external edtech one. The startup eventually rebranded and pivoted to Sophya, a company ...

12. The USB-C iPhone becomes a reality thanks to a robotics engineer

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Apple

Pillonel discovered that Apple sells a Lightning connector to certified partners that build USB-C to Lightning cables. He managed to get one out of a third- ...

13. Tile unveils its new product lineup, including its upcoming Apple AirTag rival, Tile Ultra

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Apple

All of Tile's other existing trackers — the Mate, Sticker and Slim — have also been upgraded with new features like louder rings, longer finding ranges, and ...

14. Withings gets FDA nod for medical smartwatch ScanWatch

Domain: venturebeat.com

The hybrid smartwatch and medical device can detect atrial fibrillation, a heart rate irregularity also known as “AFib,” through both electrocardiogram (ECG) ...

15. VIDEO: WA introducing new ways for people to get COVID vaccine

Domain: abc.net.au

It comes as the state has so far escaped any spread of COVID after an infected Victorian truck driver spent time in WA. Eliza Laschon reports. More on:.

16. Google Countersues Epic Over 'Unapproved' Fortnite Version

Domain: bloomberg.com | Companies: Google

Google ramped up its antitrust battle with Epic Games Inc., countersuing the game maker for launching its blockbuster Fortnite game last year on Android and ...

17. 2022 Ford Mustang V-8 Models Losing Horsepower and Torque

Domain: caranddriver.com

The 2022 Mustang also gains some new appearance packages including a Stealth Edition for the four-cylinder EcoBoost car. Ford is reducing the output of the 2022 ...

18. Where is the redownload button on the new OLED Nintendo Switch?

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Nintendo

Keep in mind, this is not my first Nintendo rodeo. I've covered every Nintendo console launch since the GameCube, and I even wrote a book that was in part a ...

19. Apple next online-only event set for Oct. 18, next-gen Apple Silicon Macs expected

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

Apple is expected to announced its next-generation Mac computers, powered by the company's own Apple Silicon chips. Over the past year, it's released new ...

20. Fix a broken Nintendo Switch: How to overcome your fear of DIY game console repairs

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Nintendo

Cracked back cover repair, midway through. Scott Stein/CNET. It's normal for the Nintendo Switch to occasionally experience some type of damage.

21. Halo Infinite Xbox Series X console: GameStop opens its preorders today, but there's a catch

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Microsoft, GameStop

The Xbox Series X Halo Infinite limited-edition bundle costs $550, a $50 premium, though you do get a copy of the game. Microsoft. We're continuing to ...

22. Halo Infinite Xbox Series X console: GameStop sold out but another restock could be coming

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: GameStop

We're continuing to track availability for the new Xbox Series X limited-edition bundle. Keep in mind, this is a limited edition console so the number of ...

23. Where is the redownload button on the new OLED Nintendo Switch?

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Nintendo

Getting your game library reinstalled on a new Switch is just one step away from intuitive. Scott Stein/CNET.

24. Motorola Edge 5G UW review: The middle child of phones

Domain: cnet.com

The Motorola Edge (2021) and Motorola Edge 5G UW have a Nebula blue finish that catches lights in stunning ways. Patrick Holland/CNET.

25. My Samsung Galaxy S22 wish list: 5 upgrades I need to see

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Samsung

Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra came out in January, and the S22 lineup is expected to follow suit. Andrew Hoyle/CNET. Samsung's Galaxy S21 has an awesome phone ...

26. Samsung Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3 sales dwarf previous foldable demand

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Samsung

The company on Monday said demand for its newest devices "continues to exceed expectations." In the first month, Samsung sold more foldables in the US than in ...

27. New 1Password feature lets you share passwords with a simple link

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Netflix

Sending your Netflix password to your computer illiterate friend can be done easily and safely with 1Password's new feature, Psst!, a clever acronym for ...

28. Nintendo Switch OLED review: The best Switch yet, but is it worth the upgrade?

Domain: cnn.com | Companies: Nintendo

At first glance, the Nintendo Switch OLED seems like a nice but inessential upgrade that gives Nintendo's popular console a bigger, bolder screen.

29. Stagecoach Festival no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Domain: desertsun.com

Proof of vaccination is no longer required to attend the 2022 Stagecoach country music festival, slated for Friday, April 29 through Sunday, ...

30. Where (And How) You Can Buy A Nintendo Switch OLED Today

Domain: forbes.com | Companies: Nintendo

All products and services featured are independently selected by Forbes Vetted contributors and editors. When you make a purchase through links on this page, we ...

31. 'Overwatch' Halloween Terror Skins: Here Are All The New Looks

Domain: forbes.com

The first Legendary skin Blizzard revealed for this event is kind of a banger. Draugr Reinhardt calls to mind the kinds of enemies you'd run into in God of War ...

32. What you need to know about the new iPhone 13

Domain: ft.com | Companies: Apple

We'll send you a myFT Daily Digest email rounding up the latest Gadgets news every morning. Earlier this year rumours swirled that Apple would skip the iPhone ...

33. You Can Now Safely Share Passwords With 1Password

Domain: howtogeek.com

1Password is a potent tool for keeping track of your passwords. It keeps getting new features, and now it's gaining an easy way to share passwords with ...

34. Best Ace Attorney Games Of All Time

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In honour of everyone's favourite scrappy lawyer, Phoenix Wright, having existed for two decades, we asked you lovely readers, "What's the best Ace Attorney ...

35. Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times And Bonus Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 12th ...

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Every week for one hour only (6pm - 7pm local time) a specific surprise Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild and a Mystery Bonus will activate. This ...

36. Destiny 2: Festival of the Lost unlock times

Domain: pcgamer.com

There's some spooky new loot to get your hands on, of course, but you won't just be blitzing your way through the Haunted Forest as usual. The event begins at ...

37. Google countersues Epic using Apple's core arguments

Domain: pcgamer.com | Companies: Apple, Google

Google has a much stronger starting hand than Apple, inasmuch as it doesn't operate such a closed system as iOS in the first place: Android users or developers ...

38. Intel confirms it won't limit cryptocurrency mining on its new Alchemist graphics cards

Domain: pcgamer.com | Companies: Intel

In Intel's defence, these new GPUs are purely focused on gaming, not on trying to dissuade certain parties. As Intel's Roger Chandler says, "we're not designing ...

39. The best Back 4 Blood settings for performance on PC

Domain: pcgamesn.com

Back 4 Blood should run well on most gaming PCs, but there's a couple of key settings that could boost your fps even further. A Stinger, from Back 4 Blood.

40. New World's Steam reviews are now 'mostly positive'

Domain: pcgamesn.com

Some more recent reviews praise the PvP and the Runescape-like nature of the crafting and gathering gameplay loop. Some of them even compare New World as it is ...

41. Rainbow Six Siege's Halloween event is live

Domain: pcgamesn.com

Undead versions of Rainbow Six Siege operators moan like zombies in Doktor's Curse. The Doktor's Curse has been unleashed on Rainbow Six Siege – or in other ...

42. Metroid Dread fans are celebrating when they finally get the morph ball

Domain: polygon.com | Companies: Ball

Metroid fans have had to wait a very long time for a brand-new 2D Metroid game — 19 years, to be precise. And if they want to use Samus Aran's iconic morph ...

43. Back 4 Blood beginner's guide: 8 tips to help you survive

Domain: polygon.com

Supply Chains are the way to pick up new cards for your multiplayer decks. The Supply Chain vendor in town will give you three Supply Chain trees at a time. You ...

44. Samsung tries to prove its foldable phones are tough in a new test video

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Samsung

Samsung is sharing new details about how it tests the durability of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3. However, it's unclear exactly why Samsung is releasing ...

45. The Tile Ultra takes on AirTags with UWB-powered AR tracking, coming early 2022

Domain: theverge.com

Tile has officially announced its first ultra-wideband (UWB) tracking tag, the Tile Ultra, coming in 2022 and which Tile claims is the first tracking tag ...

46. Nokia G300 is a $199 5G phone for Tracfone and Straight Talk

Domain: theverge.com

Why should postpaid mobile customers have all the 5G fun? HMD Global, the manufacturer behind new Nokia phones, is announcing its most affordable 5G phone ...

47. Apple announces October 18th event after months of Mac rumors

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

Apple's next hardware event will take place on October 18th, according to invites it sent out today. The company is widely expected to use its second fall ...

48. 8BitDo's Xbox media remotes are cute and cheap

Domain: theverge.com

Anyway, here's renowned controller maker 8BitDo with a couple of officially licensed remotes designed for the new Series consoles. I've been using them with my ...

49. The first USB-C iPhone is here thanks to a mod

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

Apple hasn't created a USB-C iPhone despite years of rumors, but that hasn't stopped a robotics engineering student from creating one.

50. Microsoft transforms the Windows Subsystem for Linux into a Windows 11 app

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Microsoft

This separate app will now be serviced through the store, which means Microsoft can update WSL independently from Windows, allowing WSL users to “get the latest ...

51. These apps let you customize Windows 11 to bring the taskbar back to life

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Microsoft

A user types on the Surface Pro 8 keyboard. The screen displays Microsoft Teams on The Windows 11 taskbar. Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge.

52. FDA clears Withings' EKG and blood oxygen features

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple, Samsung

This is the first smartwatch to get the FDA's signoff on both types of health features. Apple, Fitbit, and Samsung all detect blood oxygen levels, but they don' ...