Technology News for Saturday 20th November 2021

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Nov 20th 2021

1. DuckDuckGo wants to stop apps tracking you on Android

Domain: arstechnica.com

The feature, dubbed “App Tracking Protection for Android,” is rolling out in beta from today and aims to mimic Apple's iOS controls. “The idea is we block this data collection from happening from the apps the trackers don't own,” says Peter Dolanjski, a ...

2. Forza Horizon 5 Had The Biggest Launch Week In Xbox History With Over 10 Million Players

Domain: kotaku.com | Companies: Twitter

Forza Horizon 5 is a very good game. It's also a very popular game. Your Twitter feed might be currently filled with people sharing screenshots and videos from the open-world drive 'em-up. Mine is. And now it's been confirmed that the latest Forza ...

3. Here's All The Type Matchups In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl

Domain: kotaku.com

A new Pokémon is out in the wild. Well, an old Pokémon is out in the wild, resprayed to look and feel like a new Pokémon. Yes, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, released for the Switch on November 19, are by all accounts faithful but ...

4. Report: Activision Took Years To Fire Someone Who Signed Emails '1-800-ALLCOCK'

Domain: kotaku.com

A California lawsuit earlier this year alleged sexual harassment, discrimination, and a pervasive “frat boy culture” at Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard. At least in one instance, that culture included an employee signing all of his work ...

5. New mid-engined Ferrari Daytona SP3 arrives with 829bhp V12

Domain: autoexpress.co.uk

The new arrival also uses carbon-fibre construction, a technique that was also last used on the LaFerrari. Its body style is totally bespoke, though - and designed to mix cutting-edge aerodynamic efficiency with more than a few nods to sports prototype ...

6. Black Friday 2021 sales under $50: Great deals on items you'll want to buy

Domain: cnet.com

Instead, our team of deal-hunting experts has rounded up a list of the best Black Friday deals that are $50 or less for you to shop through right now. That's right, all of these deals are available now, and they are at the price that you'll find next week ...

7. Windows 10 support ends in 4 years, but this is what you should know now

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Microsoft

Windows 11 kicked off its gradual rollout to eligible devices last month, meaning that Windows 10 will eventually retire with Windows 7 in the graveyard of Microsoft operating systems. But if you're still using Microsoft's older OS, don't stress. Microsoft ...

8. The Roku Streambar for $80 is one amazing Black Friday soundbar deal

Domain: cnet.com

Thankfully, this soundbar is also a great one -- and with new Black Friday pricing, it's now cheaper than ever. The Streambar debuted in October 2020 and has spent the intervening time yo-yoing between $130 and $99. But for Black Friday 2021, the price has ...

9. Apple's AirPods Pro will drop to their lowest price ever on Monday. Here's how much you'll save

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Walmart

Public service announcement: If you buy Apple's AirPods Pro before Monday, you're paying too much. That's because Walmart has already announced that the AirPods Pro will be on sale for $159 starting Nov. 22. That's when the retailer's big Black Friday ...

10. Apple's new self-service repair program: What it means for you and your Apple devices

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

Right to repair just might change the way we all look at products we break. Here's what you need to know. Josh Miller/CNET. Apple said it will soon let you repair your iPhone at home. Advocates have pushed for companies like Apple to ease restrictions ...

11. Google Pixel 6 review: This phone is everything I wanted

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Google

Editor's note, Nov. 18: The combination of price, design, cameras, processor and software make the Google Pixel 6 one of the best value phones you can buy, which is why we've given it a CNET Editors' Choice Award. The original review follows.

12. Samsung Galaxy S22 vs. Galaxy S21 FE: What we're expecting from Samsung's next Galaxy phones

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Samsung

If you're a Samsung fan looking to buy a new phone next year, there's a good reason why you might find yourself deciding between these two. Both phones are expected to be on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to price.

13. New Apple Leak Reveals Massive iPhone 14 Design Shock

Domain: forbes.com | Companies: Apple

In his new weekly Q&A with popular Apple site iDropNews, mysterious tipster LeaksApplePro has revealed that Apple is currently “considering adding a USB-C port to the next iPhone”. Following its steadfast refusal to move from Lightning, this U-turn would ...

14. Warning Issued For Millions Of Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 11 Users

Domain: forbes.com | Companies: Microsoft

First, Microsoft has confirmed that a recent update released across all supported Windows versions (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server 2008-2022) breaks the company's ubiquitous Microsoft Installer (MSI).

15. Google Messages may change the way Android receives iMessage reactions

Domain: gsmarena.com | Companies: Google, Samsung

Using Samsung A52 which has two Messages apps. One by Google and one by Samsung. Google one is very simple. Easy to use. Fast. Great app overall. Rating0 |; Reply; Report. O15242. OfficialTRider; uu7; 37 minutes ago. I am still using SMS organizer by ...

16. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 to skip S Pen slot

Domain: gsmarena.com | Companies: Samsung

Scram, 1 hour agoAu contraire! Samsung will be stup*d to improve the Foldables "as much as they can&quo... moreReality check: TCL was all done shipping devices all over the world to compete with the Flip3, with a device they thought would destroy the ...

17. Call of Duty Warzone's New Pacific Map Has Been Delayed a Week

Domain: ign.com

Activision released Call of Duty's new content roadmap on Thursday, laying out the important dates that will lay the groundwork for transitioning players from Verdansk to the sandy shores of Caldera. Several new images of Caldera were also revealed.

18. Florida COVID-19 vaccine first-dose count drops by 1 million; state offers no explanation

Domain: palmbeachpost.com

Florida health officials reported on Friday an unexplained drop of more than 1 million residents awaiting their second shots of the coronavirus vaccine, a week after saying that tally had jumped by more than 1.1 million.

19. Intel Core i5-12600K vs. AMD Ryzen 5 5600G: Which 2021 Mainstream CPU Is Tops?

Domain: pcmag.com | Companies: Intel

Strong gaming performance on integrated graphics · Priced aggressively in AMD's own CPU stack · Regularly beats out competition from Intel · Wraith Stealth cooler included in the box · Compatible with Radeon Software suite.

20. How will Windows 11 affect users and which CPUs will run on it?

Domain: seattletimes.com | Companies: Microsoft

There must be millions of computers used by major corporations that will become obsolete after Oct. 14, 2025. Does Microsoft really believe that only gamers will be using Windows within 4 years? Replacing corporation computers will ...

21. Postman Pat sets saved from destruction to go on display

Domain: theguardian.com

Pat's cottage, the school, the lighthouse, and the Pencaster Square, complete with original props, will go on show at Waterside in Sale, Trafford,as part of the Cosgrove Hall Films Archive from Saturday.

22. Leaked images of the Google Pixel 6A show a more compact device with no headphone jack

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Google

The rendered Pixel 6A, which belongs to the budget-friendly Pixel A-series lineup, looks almost identical to the standard Pixel 6. It seems to sport the same black camera strip on its rear that houses two cameras and a flash, along with a hole-punch selfie ...