Technology News for Thursday 14th October 2021

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Oct 14th 2021

1. Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies reveal showcases Der Anfang, the latest dark and occult Zombies experience

Domain: dotesports.com

Black Ops Cold War was the first chapter in the Dark Aether storyline and Vanguard introduces a terrifying new chapter. Players will dive into Der Anfang, the ...

2. iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini Review: Progress Isn't Always Exciting

Domain: gadgets.ndtv.com

We expect big improvements with each new generation of phones from various manufacturers. The industry is at a point where there isn't much more that a ...

3. Apparently Walmart Is Now The Most Annoying Place To Buy A PS5

Domain: kotaku.com | Companies: Walmart

Recently, Kotaku's emails have been inundated with tips from fans claiming Walmart is an egregiously horrible place to buy a PlayStation 5.

4. Genshin Impact Cancels Elon Musk Event Following Fan Pushback

Domain: kotaku.com | Companies: Twitter

I am convinced that I have died and gone to hell. Last night, the official Genshin Impact Twitter account tweeted a contest in which the rewards included ...

5. Halo 2 Remaster Updated 7 Years Later To Fix Bleh Graphics

Domain: kotaku.com

Halo 2 is a very good video game. It has everything you could ever want: little blue-green guys, bigger blue and red guys, some cool gorilla men, ...

6. Metroid Dread Developers Criticize Studio For Not Crediting Them

Domain: kotaku.com | Companies: Nintendo

Released last week for the Nintendo Switch, Metroid Dread has wowed critics and players alike. It currently sits at 89 on Metacritic, with some already ...

7. Pokemon Go's About To Make Egg Hatching Less Of A Pain

Domain: kotaku.com

Niantic announced Wednesday that it's planning to test a new raft of “minor gameplay adjustments” for Pokémon Go over the next few months.

8. ResetEra Owner Cashes Out Gaming Forum For $4.5 Million

Domain: kotaku.com

Four years after the popular gaming forum, ResetEra, was born from the ashes of NeoGAF, it has been sold to a network of Swedish esports sites for an ...

9. Sony Now Lets You Line Up To Buy PS5s Directly From Them

Domain: kotaku.com

The story of the PlayStation 5 hasn't been about killer next-gen games or technological benchmarks, but about how, in the 11 months since it was released, ...

10. The People Who Make Pathfinder Are Forming Tabletop RPG's First Big Union

Domain: kotaku.com

Over 30 employees of Pathfinder and Starfinder publisher Paizo Inc. today announced the formation of the United Paizo Workers union with support from the ...

11. Review: Nintendo Switch OLED is a boon to handheld users but skippable as a home console update

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Nintendo

The Nintendo Switch OLED on a table. Image Credits: Darrell Etherington. The new version of Nintendo's hit Switch console is just different enough to justify ...

12. Twitter found a way to show users more ads

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Twitter

Twitter says it's going to test a new ad format and placement on its platform. On Wednesday, Twitter Revenue Product Lead Bruce Falck said Twitter would ...

13. Instagram: How to Schedule a Live Video

Domain: adweek.com

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS. Step 1: On the Instagram Live camera screen, tap the calendar icon on the left side ...

14. Port delays: 'We've run out of Harry Potter stock'

Domain: bbc.co.uk

There is currently a shortage across the country affecting official Harry Potter merchandise, two retailers have told the BBC. "First Brexit hit, and then the ...

15. Facebook helps AI take a first-person view of life

Domain: bbc.com | Companies: Facebook

AI that understands the world from this "egocentric perspective" could - the company says - help "immersive devices" like AR glasses and virtual reality (VR) ...

16. PS5 Pro: Release date, price, specs and more rumors

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Twitter

Almost a year after Sony launched its cutting-edge PS5 console, chances are you're probably still religiously checking Twitter, desperately trying to find ...

17. Moto G Pure: 3 things I like about Motorola's $160 phone

Domain: cnet.com

The Moto G Pure surprised me with its back-to-basics vibe. Patrick Holland/CNET. The $160 Moto G Pure is the lowest-priced phone I tested in 2021.

18. Samsung Galaxy S22 release date, price, camera specs and every other rumor we've heard

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Samsung

The upcoming Galaxy S22 Ultra could come in a burgundy color option, as shown in this concept image by LetsGoDigital and Technizo Concept.

19. Microsoft is shutting down LinkedIn in China

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Microsoft

The company said its new strategy in China will focus on matching professionals with jobs. LinkedIn plans to launch a new standalone jobs app, called InJobs, ...

20. 13 handy hidden tricks for Google Maps on Android

Domain: computerworld.com | Companies: Google

Who doesn't love Google Maps? The Maps Android app helps those of us with oatmeal for brains find our way anywhere, without having to fire any neurons or ...

21. Apple CEO Tim Cook calls Utahns in tech 'people who want to change the world' at Silicon Slopes Summit

Domain: deseret.com | Companies: Apple

During a fireside chat with Sen. Mike Lee at the opening day of the 2021 Silicon Slopes Summit Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered what might be the ...

22. Nokia brings back 'brick' 6310 with Snake and 22-day battery life in 20th anniversary celebration

Domain: itv.com

Nokia is bringing back an updated version of its iconic 'brick' phone complete with 'Snake' and the long-lasting battery that won fans' hearts two decades ...

23. Plan your next game night with The Jackbox Party Pack 8!

Domain: nintendo.com

Drawful Animate (3-10 players): The guessing game with terrible drawings and hilariously wrong answers returns. In this revamped title, players create looping, ...

24. Back Page: The Dark Secrets Of Brewster's 'Pigeon Milk'

Domain: nintendolife.com

Brewster runs The Roost, which is his coffee shop in previous Animal Crossing games, where the music is a sort of sultry lounge piano, and the seats are ...

25. Back Page: The Dark Secrets Of Brewster's 'Pigeon Milk' In Animal Crossing

Domain: nintendolife.com

Let's roll it back a little. Brewster's name is, obviously, a play on "Brew", as in coffee, and "Rooster", as in a male chicken. Brewster is not a male chicken, ...

26. Cybersecurity Experts Sound Alarm on Apple and EU Phone Scanning Plans

Domain: nytimes.com | Companies: Apple

A group of researchers said the “dangerous technology” was invasive and not effective at detecting images of child sexual abuse.

27. LinkedIn to Shut Down Service in China, Citing 'Challenging' Environment

Domain: nytimes.com

SEATTLE — LinkedIn said on Thursday that it was shutting down its professional networking service in China later this year, citing “a significantly more ...

28. In space, no one can hear you honk with this horrifying Destiny 2 goose mask

Domain: pcgamer.com

When you collect Spectral Pages, you can transform them by completing one of the Haunted Lost Sector missions, where certain locations will let you summon a ...

29. 'Legacy code' in Diablo 2: Resurrected is causing widespread connection headaches

Domain: pcgamer.com

Three weeks down the road, some players are still struggling to connect to the game's servers: Multiple reports of investigations into, and resolutions of, ...

30. Minecraft once more asks fans to decide the game's next mob

Domain: pcgamer.com

This weekend's show is no different, with the Allay, Glare and Copper Golem now waiting to see which of them will make it into Minecraft—with the rest likely ...

31. Battlefield 2042 devs reveal its final, exciting PvP game mode, Hazard Zone

Domain: pcgamesn.com

Battlefield 2042's final game mode, Hazard Zone, has been revealed, and it's something a bit different from anything we've seen in the series – or elsewhere ...

32. Genshin Impact datamines reveal extensive Itto and Gorou banner details

Domain: pcgamesn.com

Itto is reportedly a claymore user who can fling a bull called Ushi after opponents to deal geo damage. The gang leader can also go into a raging oni state, ...

33. Halo: The Master Chief Collection's latest update fixes Halo 2's graphics

Domain: polygon.com

Halo 2 had some issues in the The Master Chief Collection. Specifically, it took some of the major graphical flaws from the Windows Vista version of the game ...

34. Call of Duty: Vanguard's Zombies mode revealed, gets creepy reveal trailer

Domain: polygon.com

The trailer shows a Nazi captain named Von List using a special relic to gain new knowledge and the ability to raise the dead. We see players using WWII-era ...

35. Twitter 'DOWN for thousands' in mystery outage, angry users say

Domain: the-sun.com | Companies: Twitter

Online outage tracker Down Detector logged a huge spike in complaints. The vast majority of users are complaining that the Twitter website isn't working. And ...

36. The $499 HTC Vive Flow is VR for people who don't like VR

Domain: theverge.com

After years of focusing on business-oriented virtual reality, HTC is launching a $499 entertainment-focused headset called the Vive Flow in November, ...

37. Nanoleaf's latest smart lights are more nightclub than ever

Domain: theverge.com

Next came hexagons, and now, say hello to lines. No, this isn't your sixth grader's geometry homework. It's the latest addition to smart lighting maker ...

38. Apple extends AirPods Pro repair program for crackling or ANC issues

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

Apple has quietly extended a repair program for the AirPods Pro that offers free repairs or replacements for earbuds that have issues with noise ...

39. Facebook is researching AI systems that see, hear, and remember everything you do

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Facebook

Facebook is pouring a lot of time and money into augmented reality, including building its own AR glasses with Ray-Ban. Right now, these gadgets can only ...

40. Microsoft to 'sunset' LinkedIn for China, and replace it with an app lacking social media features

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Microsoft

The move comes after increasing claims from academics and reporters that they've received notifications stating their profiles on the service are blocked in ...

41. You can now sign up to buy Spotify's Car Thing, but you probably shouldn't

Domain: theverge.com

The Car Thing is not a standalone Spotify device. It connects to your phone over Bluetooth and uses a phone's internet connection to stream and control playback ...

42. Google is making it easier to doomscroll through search results

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Google

With continuous scrolling, it might be harder for me to pull myself away from the page, which is something I already struggle with while using social networks ...

43. Facebook starts rolling out end-to-end encrypted backups to WhatsApp

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Facebook

With the change available on Thursday, you can secure your WhatsApp cloud backups with a password or a 64-digit encryption key, which theoretically means that ...

44. Pressure mounts on Amazon and App Store discrimination in new bill

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Amazon

After months of hearings and negotiations, pressure is growing in the Senate to pass new laws banning online platforms from giving preference to their own ...

45. Microsoft Folds LinkedIn Social-Media Service in China

Domain: wsj.com | Companies: Microsoft

LinkedIn, in a statement Thursday, said that it made the decision after “facing a significantly more challenging operating environment and greater compliance ...