Technology News for Monday 22nd November 2021

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Nov 22nd 2021

1. Halo Infinite esports peaks at over 56000 viewers during OpTic vs. Cloud9 open qualifier grand finals


In what was effectively the first official day of Halo Infinite's esports scene, the official stream for the first North American HCS Open Series peaked at 56,515 viewers, according to TwitchTracker. Such a high number early on is a welcome sign to ...

2. TikTok TV launches on Samsung, LG and more

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The service is now available on a number of platforms, including LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs and Google TV and other Android TV OS devices. (It had been launched on Amazon Fire TV earlier this month.).

3. Halo Infinite campaign and co-op release date schedule


Halo Infinite's free-to-play multiplayer launched last week, and it has been sensational – at least after a battle pass progression tweak. Halo Infinite manages to feel like a modernized rendition of the gameplay mechanics that made Halo 3 an online ...

4. Battlefield 2042 Sniper Rifle Blows Up Tanks Faster Than Rockets


Behold the Recoilless M5 rocket launcher. Want to feel cool blowing stuff up? Knock your socks off. Want to actually take down a tank as efficiently as possible? Battlefield 2042's NWT-50 sniper rifle will do the job more quickly. Advertisement.

5. Every Horizon Forbidden West Character Will Have Some Kind Of Attitude


A swath of new Horizon Forbidden West details were revealed today on the PlayStation Blog. Among them is mention of a new crowd system that will influence NPC behavior, with the stated goal of making the various tribes and cultures you encounter feel ...

6. Genshin Impact's Next Characters Include An Exorcist And An Opera Singer

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This morning, the official Genshin Impact Twitter account gave more information about Shenhe and Yun Jin, who will be playable characters sometime in the future. According to the tweets, Shenhe will be a cryo-element polearm user, and Yun Jin will be a ...

7. How To Master Every New Weapon In Halo Infinite


Halo Infinite, which is slated for full release on December 8 but had its multiplayer mode surprise-released in beta last week, features as robust an arsenal as any other Halo. Series stalwarts are fundamentally the same as ever: The battle rifle still ...

8. Rats (Sort Of) Played Doom Via VR

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I guess it was inevitable that once humanity got Doom running on everything, including cash registers, Twitter, and unreleased consoles, that we would have to seek out a new formidable challenge. Now that we've nearly done it all, it's not about how ...

9. All the Best Black Friday Deals at Best Buy


So whether you're looking for a new laptop, smart-home tech, a TV, or kitchen gadgets, the giant retailer likely has it. And having tested dozens of speakers and headphones and spoken to various experts, I've sorted through the best deals on some of the ...

10. Analogue's Pocket retro gaming handheld console ships on December 13


In addition to supporting the range of Game Boy titles, it also works with adapters to support Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color, and Atari Lynx cartridges, too. On top of its gaming chops, the console has a built-in digital audio workstation called Nanoloop ...

11. Airport PCR testing service opens


Additional testing booths have been opened at airport arrivals to provide a separate flow for passengers and those who are attending for a community PCR test. The government said waiting times for arrival passengers awaiting a PCR test ...

12. Bill Gates has 5 book recommendations for your 2021 holiday season


As a child, he wrote, he was “obsessed” with science fiction. And though the famous reading enthusiast focused more on non-fiction as he aged, he's lately found himself “drawn back to the kinds of books I would have loved as a kid.”.

13. Best laptop Black Friday deals: Save $400 on a Lenovo Yoga 9i, $500 on a Samsung Galaxy Pro and more

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Black Friday laptop shoppers won't find much in the way of price breaks on Apple's MacBooks right now -- $50 off the 16-inch MacBook Pro is the best we're seeing. Bigger savings are available on Windows laptops at Best Buy, however.

14. It only costs $13 to shortcut the line on the PS5 restock at Walmart this week

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Walmart's second PS5 restock is coming on Thursday, which is good news for everyone who wasn't able to get one on Monday. If you want an actual chance at buying a new console, you'll need to do more than just show up and click a buy bottom.

15. Xbox Series X restock tracker: Walmart has consoles today, but only if you pay for access

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This service grants you access to the sale, where you'll get in line to complete a purchase. It's not enough to have the free trial of Walmart Plus, like it was earlier this month. As long as you're a paid Walmart Plus subscriber, you will be able to get ...

16. Apple's AirPods Pro just dropped to their lowest price ever

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If you've ever wanted to buy AirPods Pro, right now is the best time to get them. Walmart is kicking of its Black Friday deals with an incredible deal on Apple's premium noise-cancelling earbuds: you can purchase AirPods Pro right now for $159 ...

17. Best Black Friday phone deals: Save $50 on Google Pixel 5A, $100 on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

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Whether you're looking for a reliable yet inexpensive device or a high-end foldable phone, there are already several deals worth your time and consideration. We'll be updating this story with new deals as Black Friday approaches.

18. Getting a new iPhone every 2 years makes less sense than ever


Mobile carriers have long persuaded many of us to upgrade our smartphones every two years, offering two-year contracts linked to free or low-cost phone upgrades to keep the two-year upgrade cycle going.

19. Google messages could soon support iMessage reactions, report says

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Before the update, when an iPhone user reacted to an Android user's text with an emoji, the reaction was sent as a separate message. Instead of showing an emoji attached to the intended message, for example ...

20. Nearly every Apple Watch model is on sale today

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Looking for more holiday deals? Visit our Guide to Cyber Week to see all the best sales to shop before — and during — Black Friday. The clock is nearly hitting Black Friday time and the time is right to score an Apple Watch. Whether you're shopping for ...

21. PS5 Black Friday deals 2021: Here's what you can actually buy


But that doesn't mean you won't find discounts on a bunch of great PS5 games and accessories, some of which will still work on your PS4 to keep you busy while you wait for the next big restock.

22. Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 'Turkey Day' guide


Want to make the best use of “Turkey Day” in the video game? Here is your guide to navigating through Thanksgiving DIY recipes, secret ingredients and rewards. Where is Franklin the Turkey?

23. Marvel's Avengers PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man DLC has no story missions


Peter Parker's addition will instead feature "audio logs and illustrated cutscenes unlocked by completing in-game challenges in regular Avengers Initiative multiplayer missions". Fans had hoped for more, based on the kinds of story ...

24. CryptoCodex: As The Price Of Bitcoin And Ethereum Plummet, These Small Cryptocurrencies Are Suddenly Soaring


The cryptocurrency top ten, as measured by CoinMarketCap, is changing again, with ethereum challenger avalanche the latest coin to make an appearance. The meme-based dogecoin and shiba inu are both out, while's cro could be making an appearance ...

25. This Is How 'Marvel's Avengers' Spider-Man Will Play, Plus More Wakandan Raid Info


His crowd control, you guessed it, comes from his webs, and Crystal Dynamics has created a new web status effect that builds up with various moves and ultimately webs up enemies, big and small, which freezes them in place and makes them more vulernable to ...

26. Halo Infinite -- Xbox Boss Discusses High-Level Staff Departures


Sometimes "the momentum of the project is going one way, and that person has a vision that's going the other way." By Eddie Makuch on November 22, 2021 at 11:12AM PST. Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty has commented on the many changes to senior ...

27. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl Review


Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are comfortably nostalgic, with just enough modern tweaks to smooth over the rough edges. By Steve Watts on November 22, 2021 at 12:31PM PST. Even in the context of a series that regularly receives criticism ...

28. Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals are here - Mario Kart 8 bundle now available and big savings on games

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That's because this is a particularly valuable bundle - offering not only a standard edition handheld and a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the standard $299.99 console price, but also a three month Nintendo Switch Online subscription as well.

29. Bill Gates' holiday book list includes a brain booster, and giveaways at Seattle indy bookshops


Bill Gates and his stack of holiday gift ideas. (GatesNotes Photo). Voracious reader Bill Gates is constantly consuming information and expanding how much knowledge his brain can hold. Fittingly, a book about understanding how the brain works and what ...

30. Xbox Series S Is In Stock at Amazon

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It's available and stock is holding out, but who knows for how much longer. · Xbox Series S In Stock · All the Best Black Friday Deals and Sales · Recommends ...

31. Ex-Bungie Composer Marty O'Donnell Tells Fans to 'Destroy' Music He Shouldn't Have Released


Former Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell has told fans to stop sharing, remove and 'destroy' any non-commercially available material that they may have in their possession related to Destiny or Music of the Spheres (the music that acted as a foundation ...

32. Halo Infinite: How Hidden Audio Logs Help Tell the Larger Story of Zeta Halo – IGN First


Using audio logs to help convey a game's story is nothing new. In fact, audio logs aren't even new to Halo, with Halo 3: ODST's Sadie's Story being one of the most memorable parts of an incredibly memorable game, and Halo 4's Terminals delivering key ...

33. Marvel's Avengers: Spider-Man Exclusive Hands-On Preview


Peter Parker's introduction to Avengers is slightly different to previous DLC characters Hawkeye, Kate Bishop, and Black Panther. Called a “Hero Event” instead of an “Operation”, Spidey doesn't have his own story missions, but instead feels more akin to a ...

34. Tiny Tech Tips: The Best Wireless Earbuds


December marks the 5th birthday for AirPods, the first truly wireless earbuds that led us to where we are now — with headphone jacks having vanished from pretty much every smartphone in the land. Despite all the memes flying around its original release ...

35. My beloved Razer DeathAdder gaming mouse is only $20 right now


For the majority of games and gamers, the DeathAdder Essential is a fantastic mouse. The design is simple, with two perfectly placed, generously sized thumb buttons. It also has an excellent optical sensor that will work on both hard and cloth pads, and ...

36. This $1599 RTX 3070 Black Friday gaming PC is better than the prebuilt I just bought

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As we monitor the deals on gaming PCs this week amid more than a year of GPU shortages, this deal on the ABS Gladiator Gaming PC caught my eye. Available on Newegg, this prebuilt includes an RTX 3070, an Intel i5 11400F, a 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, ...

37. The Razer Huntsman Elite is just £126 with this Black Friday gaming keyboard deal

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A shiny new keyboard probably isn't at the top of your list when it comes to upgrading your gaming setup—it certainly wasn't on mine. But it's surprising how much difference a decent keyboard can make to your comfort, and by extension, your overall ...

38. Genshin Impact's Shenhe and Yun Jin have been revealed


Shenhe is a cryo user who wields a polearm in battle. She hails from a clan of exorcists and is a disciple of an adeptus called Cloud Retainer, who chooses to take the form of a white crane for what it's worth.

39. WhatsApp updates privacy policy for users in Europe


WhatApp was fined €225m for the infringements, but has appealed the ruling to the High Court here and to the European Court of Justice. As part of its decision, the DPC ordered WhatsApp to fix ...

40. Walmart Black Friday: PS5 and XBox Series X available today | See full ad

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The final Walmart Black Friday Deals for Days start at 3 p.m. ET for Walmart+ subscribers (15-day FREE trial), with everyone else getting access at 7 p.m. ET on Monday. In-store shoppers will have to wait until 5 a.m. on Friday, November 26 to access the ...

41. Black Friday iPhone 13 deals: all of the best prices in 2021

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If you switch from another carrier, Visible will give you a $100 gift card that you can spend online at a huge list of different retailers. Then, all new customers (whether you switch or not) will also get a free pair of Apple AirPods Pro. That combination ...

42. Sony has patented its PS5 faceplates


The design patent was originally filed just a week before the PS5's November launch last year, and it was subsequently published in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on November 16th. It has fueled speculation that Sony will create its ...

43. Analogue Pocket preorders will ship December 13th


The Analogue Pocket, which has the ability to play cartridges from the Game Boy family and the Sega Game Gear, was delayed numerous times due to global electronics component shortages brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

44. Walmart's hosting a PS5 and Xbox Series X restock for subscribers at 4PM ET

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Walmart is kicking off Black Friday with a bang today, offering its Walmart Plus subscribers early access to a big console restock that begins at 4PM ET / 1PM PT. At that time, paid members will have a go at snagging a PlayStation 5 (both the $499.99 ...

45. Hitman 3 VR is coming to PC in 2022


One of the most significant updates is VR support for PC, as the VR version of the game was exclusive to PlayStation VR when it first came out. The accompanying “Year 2” video briefly shows Hitman 3 VR played with both an Oculus Rift S and Valve Index.

46. Roku promises to fix issues with HBO, Netflix, and more caused by 10.5 update

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TechCrunch reported the problems earlier on Monday, citing posts on Reddit and Roku forums where users said that apps like HBO Max, ESPN, Disney Plus, and more wouldn't allow them to watch any video content after updating the OS on their smart TVs.

47. The 2021 Apple AirPods Pro are down to $159 at Walmart for Black Friday

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The online shopping giant is selling the latest model of the AirPods Pro—which have generally retailed between $200 and $230 for previous models, and are regularly $189.99 at Walmart—with wireless charging case for $159 this Black Friday.

48. Best Buy Black Friday savings are huge—get incredible deals on Apple, Bose and more

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Whether you're looking for a new set of headphones or want to upgrade your. — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed's editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission ...