Technology News for Sunday 24th October 2021

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Oct 24th 2021

1. Photos: Halloween festivities begin with return of Coffin Races in Riverhead


Downtown Riverhead was transformed into Halloween town Saturday with the return of the coffin races. After a year of cancellations due to COVID-19, the popular event drew a large, costumed crowd of all ages. Spectators lined up along Griffing Avenue to ...

2. Hal-Con returns to the Halifax Convention Centre with a bang


A number of sci-fi, gaming and fantasy cosplay characters strike a pose at Hal-Con on Saturday. (Jeorge Sadi/CBC). A scaled-down version of HAL-CON — a celebration of all things science fiction, fantasy and gaming — returned to the Halifax Convention ...

3. An iPod retrospective: every model ever!


Apples iPods changed how we listen to music forever. Here we take a stroll through the history of the various models and their evolution over the last 20 years. SarahTewHS2012urbanSuare01.jpg.

4. AirPods 3: Apple's 2021 wireless headphones are missing a few big features

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While Apple's AirPods connect seamlessly to Apple devices, you may want to consider alternatives if you're splitting your headphone time between an iPhone and a non-Apple device such as a Windows PC or a Nintendo Switch. Other manufacturers can give you ...

5. Apple's iPhone 13 is great, but I'm surprisingly more excited by Google's Pixel 6

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It was designed in-house by Google engineers, meaning it's been tailor-made for Android -- much like Apple does with its own mobile processors. Google's kept mum on performance, and whether Tensor can ...

6. Weekly poll: Pixel 6 series is going on sale next week, who is getting one?


Dometalican, 1 hour ago"Xperia 1 iii is pricey and offers two years of OS updates" As the current owner ... moreI would definitely take the current Xperia styling all day long. It looks so clean and neat without any notch or punch hole to interrupt the ...

7. Weekly poll: Pixel 6 series is going on sale next week, who is getting one?

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Back to the cameras. Both phones share the 1/1.3” Samsung GN1 sensor with 1.2 µm pixels (before the 4-in-1 binning takes place). Then there is a 12 MP ultra wide camera and that's it for the smaller Pixel.

8. New Images Offer Even Closer Look at New 14-Inch MacBook Pro


For the display, the new MacBook Pros include mini-LED technology, the same technology in the high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Alongside support for ProMotion, the Liquid Retina XDR display offers improved color and brightness for HDR content.

9. Fortnite's Resident Evil crossover brings in Jill, Chris, and a wearable typewriter


The Fortnite x Resident Evil bundle boasts original stars Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield alongside various items that may or may not make any sense whatsoever – like an actual Umbrella umbrella. Capcom obviously seems to have a ...

10. Sound and Vision: AirPods 3 aren't for audiophiles and that's fine.

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Since Apple popularised the true wireless market, the company has fallen behind in the sound department. Sony has led the charge, and even budget firms like Lypertek sate the need for a better true wireless listening experience.

11. EXPLAINER: What the Metaverse Is and How It Will Work


FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2021 file photo, Hadrien Gurnel, software engineer EPFL's Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) explores with a virtual reality helmet the most detailed 3D map of the universe with the virtual reality software VIRUP, ...

12. The best fitness watches to track your workouts


It's not just serving up wrist companions for runners or cyclists anymore either. These watches want to cater for the niche pursuits in your life and show that you don't have to turn to traditional exercise to get that heart pumping.