Technology News for Monday 8th November 2021

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Nov 08th 2021

1. Apple to accept App Store Connect submissions through the holiday season, forgoing traditional shutdown

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Apple has traditionally shut down the App Store Connect platform for a week during the holiday season. This year, however, Apple is forgoing that practice and has announced that it will “continue accepting submissions in App Store Connect throughout ...

2. When is the Final Fantasy XIV weekly reset?


For Final Fantasy, the weekly reset will affect things like your raid lockouts, challenge log, custom deliveries, weekly tomestones, Khloe's Tail, and Faux Hollows. Unlike World of Warcraft ...

3. Pokémon Go With Light Comes Shadow event brings shiny Vullaby, shadow Lugia


Niantic has revealed a new Pokémon Go event called With Light Comes Shadow, which will provide a small Team GO Rocket boost to the Festival of Lights event. Team GO Rocket has taken over the Festival of Lights and are trying to take away Hoopa.

4. Where the Next Animal Crossing Game Should Take the Series


It ends with a bang, as the latest update added the Roost, farming, and cooking. It also comes alongside the paid DLC expansion Happy Home Paradise. With so much added to the game, players find themselves with plenty to do, even if they end up wondering ...

5. Twitter Spaces: Here are the top features you should know about

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Twitter first introduced its audio chat rooms called Spaces in November 2020. The feature, a rival of the live audio chat Clubhouse, has become quite popular on the platform. In fact, it is now available on both mobile and desktop browsers as well.

6. Netflix iOS games could take a different route, compared to Android: Report

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Now as per a report by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, achieving the same may be problematic as Apple's App Store policies will prevent Netflix from making games available from its app. Currently, App Store does not allow other third-party apps to offer apps ...

7. Animal Crossing's Happy Home DLC Isn't Just Worth Buying, It's A Must-Play


As the first and only paid DLC, Animal Crossing: New Horizons's Happy Home Paradise expansion has a lot to live up to. And it does. Advertisement. Happy Home Paradise focuses on the designing aspect of Animal Crossing, something that New Horizons did ...

8. BioWare's Classic Star Wars Trailers Are Being Re-Released In 4K


Star Wars: The Old Republic is 10 this year, and as part of the birthday celebrations BioWare have decided to do something I can't remember ever seeing before; they're re-releasing the game's old trailers in an elegant resolution for a less civilized ...

9. Hackers Appear One Step Closer To Jailbreaking The PS5

Domain: | Companies: Twitter

The PlayStation 5 only launched a year ago this week, but already hackers appear to have made massive breakthroughs in potentially jailbreaking the latest Sony console. Both theFlow0 and Fail0verflow posted screenshots on Twitter over the weekend ...

10. Mass Effect DLC With Lost Source Code Returns To Legendary Edition Via Mod


Back in February it was announced that Mass Effect Legendary Edition wasn't going to be including everything in the trilogy, because the source code for a single piece of old DLC—Pinnacle Station, which we reviewed back in 2009—had been lost.

11. Metal Gear Solid Games Are Being Removed Over Historical Footage


Konami just announced that both Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 are being taken down from online shopfronts after issues emerged with “licenses for select historical archive footage used in-game”. Advertisement. The company's full statement ...

12. Pokémon Fans Ask Each Other To Chill Re: Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl Leaks

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As Kotaku reported last weekend, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl details have leaked online, a couple of weeks ahead of the Switch release date. As a result, Nintendo is attempting to play whack-a-mole against all the videos popping up, ...

13. Pokémon Unite's Second Season Launches With Some Great Skins

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The second season of Pokémon Unite is now live on mobile devices and Nintendo Switch. Dubbed Sun, Sun, Sunshine, it introduces tons of new content to the popular MOBA, including another battle pass with 90 levels for you to grind through, ...

14. Apple says App Store won't close to developers over holidays, as in previous years

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The policy change will be welcomed by developers who often fear that they'll be blocked from being able to issue emergency bug fixes or other critical updates during one of the busiest seasons for apps. As customers ...

15. Niantic reveals its vision for a 'real-world metaverse,' releases Lightship AR Developer Kit


AR technology company Niantic, best known for Pokémon GO, announced today that it will launch Lightship, an AR Developer Kit (ARDK) that will make building augmented reality experiences more accessible. This free, openly available technology will help ...

16. SoftBank Plans $9 Billion Buyback After Portfolio Losses


Masayoshi Son said his SoftBank Group Corp. will buy back as much as 1 trillion yen ($8.8 billion) of its stock after a decline in the value of its portfolio companies led to a record loss in its Vision Fund investment unit.

17. WhatsApp may soon introduce Communities, offer more control to admins


As per a report by WaBetaInfo, Communities will allow group admins to create sub-groups or a collection of groups. Users will be able to create community chats just like the current groups. It is also protected by end-to-end encryption. The icon of the ...

18. Tesla shares slide 3% after Elon Musk proposes selling 10% of his stock in a Twitter poll

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In a Twitter poll launched Saturday, Musk said: “Much is made lately of unrealized gains being a means of tax avoidance, so I propose selling 10% of my Tesla stock. Do you support this?” The billionaire gave people the option to vote “Yes” or “No” and ...

19. iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 12: Apple's phones compared spec-by-spec


That said, the iPhone 12's cameras are still no slouch, including many of the same enhancements offered by iOS 15. In our review, Holland notes that the iPhone 13's camera upgrades do not make drastic differences ...

20. Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro: Change these settings to get the most out of your new Google phone

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The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Andrew Hoyle/CNET. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are Google's most significant phones yet, offering impressive hardware, top-notch cameras and an eye-catching design, according to CNET's reviewers. But to make the most of ...

21. What's past is prologue: When code-signing in Windows 11 goes bad

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Once upon a time in technology, many years ago, Microsoft previewed server software to great fanfare at a meeting of IT pros. The company demonstrated how easy it was to use the software, which would automatically install the server, email server, ...

22. Guerrilla reveal new details on Horizon Forbidden West machines


In a new PlayStation Blog post, principal machine designer (what a title!) Blake Politeski explains the process of designing some new beasts that will feature alongside the existing designs from the previous game. The aim ...

23. Using Windows 7 or 8? Say Goodbye to OneDrive

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This isn't a case of Microsoft no longer offering updates for OneDrive on older operating systems, as the support post says that “After March 1, 2022, your personal files will no longer sync and should be uploaded/accessed directly on OneDrive for web.”.

24. AMD Launches MilanX CPU with V-Cache and Multichip Instinct MI200 GPU


At a virtual event this morning, AMD CEO Lisa Su unveiled the company's latest and much-anticipated server products: the new Milan-X CPU, which leverages AMD's new V-Cache technology, and its new Instinct MI200 GPU, which provides up to 220 compute ...

25. Black Friday deals 2021 – live: What to snap up in Amazon's early sale plus Very, PLT and more


In order to help you grab a bargain during the mammoth sales event, our team of expert deal-hunters are on hand to find the best early offers. We've already seen some standout deals this ...

26. Oral-B Black Friday 2021 deal: Get 63% off the iO6 electric toothbrush in Amazon's early sale


Cue Oral-B electric toothbrushes: designed to gently and effectively remove harmful plaque, and clean teeth without causing irritation. Some models even include massage and gum-care cleaning modes, alerting you if you brush too hard and could cause ...

27. Apple Will Continue to Accept App Store Submissions Throughout Holiday Season

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Make sure your apps are up to date and ready for the busiest season on the App Store. Due to anticipated high volume, plan to send time-sensitive submissions early. Please note that reviews may take longer to complete from November 24 to 28 and December 23 ...

28. Nintendo Switch bundle and numerous deals on games highlight Nintendo's Black Friday offerings

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With Black Friday right around the corner, Nintendo is offering a high-octane bundle and powered-up deals on select Nintendo Switch games to help families save on their holiday shopping and enjoy more ways to spend time together this year.

29. Assassin's Creed Valhalla teases roadmap of content for the next two months


Everything kicks off on November 9 when Title Update 1.4.0 launches, along with a "free game activity" called Tombs of the Fallen. The tombs were accidentally leaked last week through some PlayStation trophy additions, but it's still unclear what exactly ...

30. There are already big AMD Ryzen 5000 discounts after Alder Lake's launch

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Some stores in the US have already started listing AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs at quite a discount, following the launch of Intel's Alder Lake CPUs. Intel's newest offering includes the Intel Core i9 12900K, which is already looking strong with its ...

31. Intel's 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs may continue to support DDR4

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Intel's 12th Gen CPUs have only just launched, and one particularly well received design decision from Intel was the choice to retain DDR4 memory support. Users concerned about the very high price of DDR5 memory are able to buy a Z690 motherboard with ...

32. Sprawling Red Alert 2 mod Mental Omega is finally finished


First rebalancing, then rebuilding the game with an entirely extra faction, and finally charting their own story for the game world's future through 133 campaign missions spread across the Allies, Soviets, the Yuri faction, and the new Foehn.

33. Nvidia's new tech uses AI to automatically match voice lines to animated faces


Audio2Face is an impressive looking auto rigging process that runs within Nvidia's open real-time simulation platform, Omniverse. It has the ability to take an audio file, and apply surprisingly well matching animations to the included Digital Mark 3D ...

34. Assassin's Creed Valhalla's 20GB patch adds tombs, new skills, and a late Halloween


It's November, which means it's time for spooky in-game events – wait, no, that was last month. Either way, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is getting in the Halloween spirit with a bunch of spooky additions for title update 1.4.0, which will be another big ...

35. Back 4 Blood will get an offline single player mode in December


Back 4 Blood is a fun and gory follow-up to Turtle Rock's legendary Left 4 Dead games, but the lack of any way to progress the campaign in the zombie game's single-player mode left some cleaners scratching their heads when it launched a month ago.

36. Rainbow Six Siege High Calibre's new SMG slaps


Ubisoft has just unveiled Rainbow Six Siege's 24th seasonal update, Operation High Calibre. It includes the usual assortment of updates: a new operator, a map rework for Outback, and a haul of customisation, balancing, and quality of life changes.

37. Amazon Black Friday 2021 sale live: Fire TV Stick at lowest ever price

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The Early Black Friday deals, as Amazon is calling them, went live this morning (Monday 8th November) and span across TVs, speakers, smart home tech, with plenty of offers on home appliances, robot vacuum cleaners and toys also available.

38. Forza Horizon 5 car list: How many cars will the game have?


2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST; 2018 Apollo Intensa Emozione (and 'Welcome Pack' edition)*; 2013 Ariel Atom 500 V8; 2016 Ariel Nomad; 1964 Aston Martin DB5; 2013 Aston Martin V12 ...

39. Tesla shares fall after Twitter users vote for Musk to sell stock

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Nov 8 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc shares fell 5.4% in premarket trading on Monday as investors prepared for its chief Elon Musk's proposed sale of about a tenth of his holdings in the electric-car maker following his Twitter poll. Musk, the world's richest ...

40. Niantic launches platform to build 'real-world metaverse' apps


According to Hanke, Lightship will let mobile apps identify whether a user's camera is pointed at the sky or water, map the surfaces and depth of an environment in real time, or place a virtual object behind a physical one.

41. Metal Gear games are temporarily disappearing from digital stores

Domain: | Companies: Nvidia, Nintendo

The removals affect various digital re-releases of the two games, which originally came out in 2001 and 2004. These include the PS3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, and Nvidia Shield TV remasters of both games, the Nintendo 3DS version of MGS3, and the GOG re- ...

42. Nintendo's early Black Friday deals on games and consoles kick off November 21st

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Nintendo has shared the slate of early Black Friday deals it'll offer starting on Sunday, November 21st. Like last year, the main attraction is the standard Nintendo Switch console that includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a three-month individual ...

43. Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker expansion delayed two weeks


Yoshida says the decision to delay the game arose from a desire to ensure Endwalker's story was something that befit 11 years of Final Fantasy XIV's epic storytelling. “We remained firmly resolved to adjust down to the ...

44. Apple macOS 12 Monterey review: the best is yet to come

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Downloading macOS Monterey, by contrast, has not impacted my life much. I installed the first beta over the summer, forgot that I was using it within a few days, and tried to download it again the following week. It looks like Big Sur, with some tweaks ...

45. Call of Duty: Vanguard: Talking Tech podcast


Hey there listeners. It's Mike Snider here. Welcome back to Talking Tech. Brett Melina is off today. It's that time of year when we begin to get a barrage of video games in advance of the holiday season. And it's starting to get chilly too, at least where ...

46. Japan's SoftBank Sinks Into Losses Over China Investments


TOKYO (AP) — SoftBank Group Corp. sank into red ink for the July-September period, dragged down by losses on its investments in China, the Japanese technology conglomerate said Monday.