Technology News for Sunday 21st November 2021

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Nov 21st 2021

1. Xbox 20th anniversary: Looking back on introduction of gaming console


On Nov. 15, 2001, at an event that included a guest appearance from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, then-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates pulled the wraps off the black and green gaming device. Since then, Xbox has released four generations of popular gaming consoles.

2. Battlefield 2042 Is Now One Of The Worst Reviewed Games In Steam History


Yikes. Battlefield 2042, officially released just two days ago, is now one of the worst-reviewed games on Steam with over 29k negative reviews. Currently, it sits as the eighth lowest-rated game on Steam. Advertisement.

3. Apple's Mac Software Strategy Is More Confusing Than Ever


Running iOS apps on the Mac unmodified: This feature lets developers ship completely unmodified iPhone and iPad apps on Macs with in-house chips. Catalyst apps with an iPad-like interface: This technology lets ...

4. If you aren't buying these 4 Black Friday deals, you're doing it all wrong

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The Apple Watch SE has been a hot item this holiday season, and Best Buy is the first major retailer to have it on sale. The $219 price is for the 40mm mode, but the 44mm model is $60 off as well (selling for $249).

5. Black Friday Switch shocker: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is now just $27, its lowest price ever

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With more interactive paths, choices, and consequences, your path is your own. There are lots of puzzles to solve, enemies to face in combat, shrines to discover and other survival skills to practice. The portability of the Nintendo Switch means you can ...

6. Battlefield 2042 is now one of Steam's worst-reviewed games of all time


Of the 31,000 reviews currently on Valve's storefront, the majority are "mostly negative". Less than 10,000 give EA's shooter a "positive" report.

7. Black Friday Oculus Quest 2 deals have landed - free $50 gift card at Amazon

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This is likely the closest we'll get to a straight discount in this year's Black Friday Oculus Quest 2 deals. Amazon is offering a $50 gift card with every Oculus Quest 2 purchase right now - that's an excellent deal, essentially putting the VR headset at ...

8. Free $50 Gift Cards with an Oculus Quest 2 This Black Friday


That means you can purchase the 128GB VR headset for $299, and get a $50 gift card to go towards all your other Black Friday and holiday gift shopping, so go nuts with it. Get a ...

9. This incredible Apple Watch SE Black Friday sale is going fast

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The Apple Watch SE has an identical design and display as the Series 6, but is missing some features, notably an always-on display, blood-oxygen sensor, and ECG app, as well as the faster S6 processor.

10. Pokémon Go Shinx Community Day guide


Shinx, Luxio, and Luxray with their Shiny forms. All three turn gold from Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic/The Pokémon Company ...

11. The Target Black Friday 2021 Sale Is Here With Massive Deals on the Apple Watch and Airpods Pros

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Apple Watches and AirPods have been taking the world by storm since the mid 2010s with their useful functions, such as hands-free phone calls and fitness tracking, that improve our everyday lives. Whether you're looking to gift a loved one, ...

12. Meta delays encrypted messages on Facebook and Instagram to 2023

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The owner of Facebook and Instagram is delaying plans to encrypt users' messages until 2023 amid warnings from child safety campaigners that its proposals would shield abusers from detection. Mark Zuckerberg's social media empire has been under ...