Technology News for Tuesday 23rd November 2021

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Nov 23rd 2021

1. Best Black Friday 2021 Apple Deals: AirPods 3 hit $155, Apple Watch SE $219, more

Domain: 9to5mac.com | Companies: Walmart, Apple, Target, Amazon

Through Thanksgiving week, we'll be delivering all of the most notable markdowns on Apple devices, home goods, fashion, and much more. As always, the major players will be center stage this week, with Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and many others ...

2. Apple Watch loses ground to Samsung in Q3

Domain: appleinsider.com | Companies: Apple, Samsung

Apple saw its massive smartwatch market lead contract slightly in the third quarter of 2021 as competitor Samsung gained ground with the release of Galaxy Watch 4. While Apple maintained a healthy lead in the space, Apple Watch shipments declined 10% ...

3. DICE Forgot About Building Collision In Battlefield 2042

Domain: kotaku.com

Battlefield 2042 is shaping up to be a broken mess of a game, one that probably could've benefited from another month—or year—in development. Still, it's officially out on most major platforms, and players are once again having a blast with aspects of ...

4. Epic Buys Rock Band Creators To Make 'Musical Journeys' For Fortnite

Domain: kotaku.com

Epic Games recently acquired Rock Band developer Harmonix, the two companies revealed in separate announcements today. Here we go again. Advertisement. “Harmonix has always aspired to create the world's most beloved interactive music experiences, ...

5. Pokémon Cloning Trick Discovered In Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl

Domain: kotaku.com

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have only been out for a few days and players have already stumbled into a massive glitch that lets you endlessly clone any Pokémon in the game, including whatever rare items they're holding.

6. Xbox Celebrates 20th Anniversary With A Museum That Might Drag You

Domain: kotaku.com | Companies: Microsoft

Today, as part of Xbox's ongoing 20th anniversary celebration, Microsoft released a virtual museum covering the history of the consoles themselves, as well as our own personal, individual history with them. In the browser-centric museum, ...

7. Mind-blowing iPhone trick lets you unlock hidden emoji feature for texts

Domain: nypost.com | Companies: Apple

Apple has fitted its iPhone with loads of clever hacks, but they're not all immediately obvious. Fortunately, one iPhone fan on TikTok has revealed a brilliant hidden emoji feature. First, go ...

8. Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PS5 and more Black Friday gaming deals

Domain: nypost.com | Companies: Nintendo

But we also know people are on the hunt for must-have video game consoles, games and accessories. That's why we scoured the internet and found the best Black Friday deals on the PlayStation 5, ...

9. Lawsuit against PlayStation alleges gender discrimination

Domain: axios.com

A former IT security analyst at Sony PlayStation filed a lawsuit against the company in California on Monday, alleging gender discrimination and wrongful termination after speaking up “about discrimination against females” at the gaming giant.

10. Best Apple MacBook Black Friday deals: Save $149 on a MacBook Air, $49 on a MacBook Pro

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

Check out these MacBook deals and be sure to check back; we'll keep this page updated throughout the holiday shopping season sales expire and new deals emerge. CNET Apple Report.

11. Walmart Black Friday: The best deals right now

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Walmart, Apple

There are some amazing deals available on Apple AirPods Pro earbuds, which are marked down to $159, their lowest price ever. Some of these items are going fast, so if you see something you want, don't wait or you might miss out. As for the rest of the ...

12. 15 of the latest Black Friday deals that you absolutely won't want to ignore

Domain: cnet.com

The Sony WH-XB910Ns are a great, budget friendly option for noise-cancelling headphones. They can also pair to two Bluetooth devices at the same time for almost effortless switching between devices. They were even featured in our list of the best Sony ...

13. Apple sues Pegasus for spyware maker. How to check if your iPhone has NSO Group software

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

The spyware can be remotely installed on a target's iPhone or iPad, granting the person or organization who installed it full access to the device and all the data it holds -- without the owner taking any action. That includes text messages, emails and ...

14. Apple Watch SE Black Friday deal is its lowest price ever: $219

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

The base $219 price is for the smaller 40mm size; if you prefer the 44mm you can grab one for $249. With the Apple Watch SE, you get a larger display, like the Series 5 and 6, without the always-on aspect.

15. Apple Watch Series 3 gets a Black Friday price cut, but you can do better

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

At $199 or less, there are newer competing watches that work with iOS and Android, have modern features that the Apple Watch does not have like an always-on display and will likely get continued support years into the future.

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

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Walmart

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. This Beats Studio Buds Black Friday deal is worth waiting for

Domain: cnet.com

While the Beats Studio Buds' noise cancellation isn't as good as you get from the AirPods Pro or Beats Fit Pro, they do have a transparency mode that lets ambient sound in and they're decent for making calls. Ultimately, their fit and sound quality are ...

18. Want to stream holiday movies with friends this week? Try SharePlay in iOS 15.1

Domain: cnet.com

But one of the most exciting new tricks is a FaceTime feature called SharePlay. It lets iPhone, iPad and Mac users share screens -- and streams -- with each other for virtual watch parties. SharePlay wasn't available in the initial iOS 15 release, but it's ...

19. Amazon Echo Black Friday deal: The best smart speaker you can buy is now just $60

Domain: cnn.com | Companies: Amazon

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20. The best Black Friday gaming deals of 2021

Domain: cnn.com

PlayStation Plus is pretty much essential for any PS4 or PS5 owner, and it's available at a steep discount right now. This subscription service allows you to play PlayStation games online, while also getting you a monthly rotation of free games and access ...

21. 13 hidden Pixel phone superpowers

Domain: computerworld.com

Today, we're gonna zoom into an especially possibility-packed part of the Pixel's software setup, and that's the Android Overview area. The simple-seeming interface for switching between recently used apps is overflowing ...

22. 'Call Of Duty: Vanguard' Is Dirt Cheap This Black Friday

Domain: forbes.com | Companies: Walmart

Walmart is offering the latest WWII shooter for just $39 on any platform—PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. That's $20 off for last-gen consoles and $30 off for current-gen consoles.

23. Battlefield 2042 Review — Character Development

Domain: gamespot.com

Although some specialists can feel a bit useless at times, tweaks to the formula with Battlefield 2042 add a lot of interesting gameplay variety. By Phil Hornshaw on November 23, 2021 at 12:48PM PST. Sometimes, everything in Battlefield 2042 just ...

24. Mass Effect TV series reportedly nearing development deal at Amazon

Domain: gamesradar.com | Companies: Amazon

Amazon Studios is closing in on a deal to develop a TV adaptation of the Mass Effect series, reports Deadline. Further details on the apparent project are still unknown, including whether the series will be live-action or animated.

25. Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 8 Gen1 name, will unveil it on November 30

Domain: gsmarena.com | Companies: Qualcomm

My next phone will have a dimensity 9000 chip. I'm done with overpriced, overrated, under-performing chips with incremental upgrades and 2 year support from qualcomm forever. I was waiting for a worthy competitor all those years, and it's here. Mediatek ...

26. Lenovo QRD with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and Windows 11 spotted on Geekbench

Domain: gsmarena.com | Companies: Lenovo

dbjungle, 1 hour agoWhat's handicapped about Mac OS? I use Windows, Linux (and Chrome OS), and Mac OS all re... moreGames ? Managed OS ? Personalisation ? I don't think Mac OS is at 1% of the capacity of Windows, but I do think that this M1 CPU is one ...

27. Netflix Is on Spotify Now

Domain: howtogeek.com | Companies: Netflix

As far as what content you'll find on the Netflix hub, Spotify said, “Free and Premium listeners in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., Ireland, and India can access official soundtracks, playlists, and podcasts, along with exclusive ...

28. Xbox Games With Gold for December 2021 Announced

Domain: ign.com

Unlike the original Escapists, the sequel allows you to team up with a number of friends in multiplayer as you attempt to plot and break out of some of the toughest prisons in the world.

29. Halo Infinite store leak pricing isn't absurd, but the response sure is

Domain: inverse.com

Halo Infinite players are aflutter over recent cosmetic leaks, as data-miners have uncovered a total of 88 bundles that'll come to the game's multiplayer store at some point in the future. While the pricing for each bundle has not been revealed, ...

30. Talking Point: What's Your Favourite New Feature In Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 And The Happy Home DLC?

Domain: nintendolife.com

It would be too easy to say that my favourite part of the update is the entirety of Happy Home Paradise. That's cheating. But the new design tools — partition walls, counters, ceiling decor, soundscapes, and accent walls — have really re-awakened my love ...

31. Crusader Kings 3's first expansion, Royal Court, releases February 2022

Domain: pcgamer.com

It's coming on February 8 2022 and "armchair rulers and aspiring emperors will be able to accumulate artifacts and build new kinds of nations," as well as introducing new ways to manage one's court.

32. Intel Meteor Lake test CPUs have been pictured

Domain: pcgamer.com | Companies: Intel

So far, it seems as though 13th Gen Raptor Lake is an evolution of the recently released 12th Gen Alder Lake, but 14th Gen Meteor Lake is shaping up to be a game changer. Intel's multi-chip module design uses Intel's Foveros packaging technology.

33. This RTX 3060 Ti-powered gaming PC is down to $1399—or get its big brother for $100 more

Domain: pcgamer.com | Companies: Intel

The ABS Master Gaming PC with an Intel Core i5 10400F, 16GB RAM, and an RTX 3060 Ti GPU is $200 off at Newegg. Comments. ABS Master Gaming PC. (Image credit: abs). If you're looking to bring a new PC into your life, here are a couple that you might ...

34. GTA Trilogy's San Andreas has an unfinished VR mode

Domain: pcgamer.com | Companies: Facebook

Around a month ago Facebook announced that San Andreas was being adapted as a VR experience for Oculus Quest 2—though didn't show any footage. Following the GTA Trilogy's rather shambolic launch, in which dataminers found all sorts of stuff Rockstar ...

35. Halo Infinite's Fracture: Tenrai event is live now: here's how it works

Domain: pcgamer.com

Here's a full rundown of all the cosmetics from the event pass, as well as when it's playable and which game modes are here for a limited time as part of the event. Halo Infinite Fracture: ...

36. Here's one of the cheapest ways to get a RTX 3070 on Black Friday: with a PC built around it

Domain: pcgamer.com

Black Friday gaming PC deals are a great way (and sometimes the only way) to grab the RTX GPU you've been looking for. Comments. Asus Rog Strix PC. (Image credit: Asus). Hope you've been keeping your eyes peeled for Black Friday gaming PC deals, ...

37. This gaming laptop is just $680 for Black Friday, and it isn't awful

Domain: pcgamer.com

About as cheap as gaming laptops get, with a budget RTX 3050 GPU, which will drive the 144Hz 1080p display fine for easy-to-run games. The 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD are bearable, but if you can afford to double both of those, you'll be glad you did. Otherwise, ...

38. The best Call of Duty: Vanguard settings for performance on PC

Domain: pcgamesn.com

Call of Duty: Vanguard won't wage war on your gaming PC, but a few settings tweaks could help it win performance battles. Call of Duty Vanguard art with three soldiers on battlefield holding rifles. Call of Duty: Vanguard has finally arrived, ...

39. Get the Microsoft Surface Go 2 for $400

Domain: pcworld.com | Companies: Microsoft, Intel

Microsoft is offering deep discounts on its Surface Go 2 for Black Friday. The configuration with the Intel Pentium 4425Y, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal SSD storage is on sale for $400. That's $150 off the MSRP, which is the same asking price as ...

40. Samsung to pick Taylor, Texas, for its $17 bln chip plant - WSJ

Domain: reuters.com | Companies: Samsung

Nov 23 (Reuters) - South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Tuesday it had not made a final decision on the location of a new $17 billion chip plant in the United States, after the Wall Street Journal reported it would be ...

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

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Netflix

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.

42. Reddit winds down Dubsmash, but its video creation tools live on

Domain: theverge.com

Reddit will shut down its short-form video platform, Dubsmash, on February 22nd, 2022. After February, the app will no longer be available on apps stores and will stop functioning on devices that already have the app. A competitor to TikTok, ...

43. Microsoft's new emoji are now available in Windows 11

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Microsoft

The new emoji in Windows 11 includes the return of Clippy, as Microsoft has replaced the standard paperclip emoji with its Clippy character. The emoji have also been redesigned to include bright and saturated colors, but lack the 3D aspects that made them ...

44. Microsoft's Qualcomm exclusivity deal for Windows on Arm reportedly ending soon

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Microsoft, Qualcomm

Qualcomm reportedly has an exclusivity deal with Microsoft for Windows on Arm licenses. The pair launched Windows on Arm laptops in 2016, and so far we haven't seen any devices launch without a Qualcomm chip. XDA-Developers reports that Qualcomm has ...

45. Xbox's 20th Anniversary museum is a metaverse full of achievements and mistakes

Domain: theverge.com

As you roam around this Xbox museum, you'll see fellow Xbox players interacting with the digital exhibits and charting the progress of the original Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and the latest Xbox Series X / S consoles.

46. Epic scoops up Rock Band creator Harmonix

Domain: theverge.com

Fortnite maker Epic Games has announced its latest acquisition: Harmonix, the studio behind iconic music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band. In a blog post, Harmonix said that support for existing games like Rock Band and Fuser would continue.

47. Apple sues NSO Group for attacking iPhones with Pegasus spyware

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

Along with promising new information about how NSO Group infected targeted iPhones via a zero-click exploit that researchers later dubbed ForcedEntry, Apple says it's “seeking a permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using any Apple software, services, ...

48. PlayStation is facing a gender discrimination lawsuit

Domain: theverge.com

The lawsuit claims that “Sony tolerates and cultivates a work environment that discriminates against female employees,” alleging that women were denied promotions and weren't paid equally to male workers who held similar positions.

49. Shop early Black Friday 2021 deals on Xbox games and more from Amazon, Best Buy and CDKeys

Domain: usatoday.com | Companies: Amazon

Black Friday 2021 is the best chance to get great savings on Xbox controllers, games. — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed's editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission ...

50. Shop the best Black Friday 2021 laptop deals from Amazon, Best Buy and more

Domain: usatoday.com | Companies: Amazon

Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed's editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Laptops are some of the priciest tech on the market, but that just means the deals are all the more appealing for Black ...

51. Elizabeth Holmes to testify for third time in Theranos trial

Domain: washingtonpost.com

Holmes is charged with 11 counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Listen to article. 2 min.