Technology News for Wednesday 24th November 2021

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Nov 24th 2021

1. Epic Games Store's Black Friday sale is now live: The best deals to consider

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Players can take part in shootouts, Mexican standoffs, hunt animals or bounty, ride horses, and do a lot more. It also features an honour system, where bad deeds put your face on a wanted poster. At a price of Rs 1599.50, it's the cheapest this game has ...

2. The 2022 Alpine A110 Is The Only Car

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There are some objects in this universe that seem to have come from a virgin birth, and the Alpine A110 is one such object: A gas car that is the last good car. Alpine debuted a new A110 Wednesday with some subtle refinements, but not really anything ...

3. Halo Infinite Devs Respond To Samurai Armor Event Backlash

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Halo Infinite, despite its impeccable game feel, has been heavily under fire for its mediocre cosmetic offerings and utterly dreadful progression system—luckily, 343 Industries claim to be on the case after a short (and very well deserved) break.

4. Dragon Age's Senior Creative Director Has Left BioWare

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Matt Goldman, the senior creative director of the Dragon Age series—including the long-in-development Dragon Age 4—has left the company after “mutually [agreeing] to part ways”. Advertisement. His departure was announced earlier today in an email sent ...

5. Fortnite Chapter Two Ends On December 4 With 'The End'

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After eight seasons of cubic drama, Fortnite's second chapter comes to a close in a special event aptly titled “The End.” The one-time-only in-game event, which starts December 4, will have players rallying against the Cube Queen in a battle for The ...

6. Roblox Sues YouTuber For $1.6 Million Over Terrorizing Kids Platform

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Roblox is finally taking notorious YouTuber Benjamin “Ruben Sim” Simon to court over his alleged attacks on the gaming social media platform and its young fans. A lawsuit filed in California court on Tuesday wants the longtime banned player to pay $1.6 ...

7. iPhone trick that keeps your passwords safe has just been shut down

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Firefox, one of the world's most popular web browsers, has announced that it will end support for its password manager app next month. Instead, the browser itself will take on the tool's features such as providing access to saved passwords and ...

8. Spotify tests a TikTok-like vertical video feed in its app

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Now it looks like you can add Spotify to that list. The company has confirmed it's currently testing a new feature in its app, Discover, which presents a vertical feed of music videos that users can scroll through and optionally like or skip.

9. Twitter iOS update prevents tweets from disappearing while you're reading them

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Twitter acknowledged that in the past, tweets would often disappear from view as users were reading them when their timeline would automatically refresh, creating a frustrating experience. “We've made some updates on iOS ...

10. What to know about Miracle on 5th Street, the pop-up Christmas bar in Austin

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Don't get me wrong: Last year's cozy little lockdown holiday was fine. I love my family, and Santa brought us two mice named Cookie and Baguette. The stockings were filled, and as I remember, we ordered an Easy Tiger charcuterie platter and enjoyed it ...

11. Mass Effect TV series could be developed by Amazon Studios

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Explore movies, games, superheroes and more with CNET Culture. Delivered Tuesdays and Fridays. Yes, I also want to receive the ...

12. Twitter's 'disappearing' tweet fix expands to iOS

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Desktop and iOS Twitter users will now be able to refresh their timeline at their own leisure. James Martin/CNET. A Twitter update to address an issue that caused tweets to disappear from view as timelines auto-refreshed rolled out on desktop earlier ...

13. Black Friday's unbeatable AirPods Pro deal is now available

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Black Friday is always a great time to save on some of the most popular electronics and accessories, and this year is no different. Apple's AirPods have been dominating the earbud and wireless headphone market since their release, and right now thanks ...

14. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate review: The best content deal in gaming right now

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It has evolved far beyond its Xbox-bound origins to become a subscription that delivers something for everyone who plays games, and now encompasses console and PC game downloads, access to online multiplayer services, a deal with gaming giant EA and a ...

15. Black Friday Roku deals available now: Roku LE for $15, Streaming Stick 4K for $29, Streambar for $80

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Meanwhile, the Roku Streambar is a great streamer-soundbar combination perfect for smaller TVs, and it's at its lowest-ever price of $80. And those looking for a wired Ethernet connection, along with Dolby Vision, might want to check out the flagship Roku ...

16. Get a Roku from Walmart right now for just $15

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Roku is CNET's favorite streaming platform thanks to its ease of use and compatibility with all of the major streaming service apps, from Netflix to Disney Plus to YouTube (for now). And starting today you can get a Roku that attaches to any television ...

17. Apple says its driver's license feature is coming early 2022

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"The addition of driver's licenses and state IDs to Apple Wallet is an important step in our vision of replacing the physical wallet with a secure and easy-to-use mobile wallet," said Jennifer Bailey, Apple's vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet, ...

18. Black Friday iPhone deal: Get a $200 gift card and free AirPods Pro when you move to Visible

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Visible is offering big deals for Black Friday when you switch from your current carrier to its wireless service plan. Sign up for its unlimited data plan by purchasing a qualifying device (or bringing your own) and get up to a $200 gift card and a ...

19. Black Friday: The best wireless earbuds deals available now

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We have a list of best Black Friday 2021 headphones deals, but with wireless earbuds being so popular these days, we thought it'd be a good idea to compile a list for earbuds -- and true-wireless buds in particular. Dozens of wireless earbuds are on ...

20. Here's why the Apple Black Friday gift card offer isn't a great deal

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On Wednesday the company unveiled its deals for "The Apple Shopping Event" that runs Black Friday through Cyber Monday. As always, the Apple Store isn't offering much in terms of discounts on the sticker prices for iPhones, iPads, Macs and AirPods -- but ...

21. The weird $20 flip phone that's one of Black Friday's biggest sellers

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If you've spent any time on CNET over the past year, you'd be well aware that foldable phones are back. And, as of right now, one of the top selling items during the Black Friday sales is a foldable phone. But it's not a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 or a ...

22. 9 tricks that'll change the way you use your Windows 11 computer

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These Windows 11 tips and tricks can save you time and effort. Sarah Tew/CNET. Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 11, started its phased rollout to compatible devices in October, and Windows 10 got its own update earlier this month.

23. Forgot your Apple ID password? This iOS 15 trick can get you back into your iPhone

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Setting up an Account Recovery Contact is the first thing you should do when iOS 15 is released. Angela Lang/CNET. If you forgot your Apple ID password, don't panic. It's likely we've all forgotten a password or two at some point. Losing your Apple ID ...

24. Walmart Black Friday deals 2021: Here are the best sales available today

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Walmart's official Black Friday sale started on Monday, Nov. 22 and offers discounts on thousands of items across the retailers online store. We've seen Black Friday Walmart deals for a few weeks already as part of the retailers early Black Friday ...

25. Treat yourself to a new laptop with these Black Friday deals

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Lightweight, slim and plenty sleek, it also offers 32GB of RAM and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics card for upgraded graphics performance. Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop ($489.99, originally $788.99; dell.

26. The Oculus Quest 2, our favorite VR headset, comes with a $50 gift card for Black Friday

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The Oculus Quest 2 isn't just an excellent virtual reality headset — it's also one of our favorite gaming platforms overall, and doubles as a great way to work up a sweat. And while we're not seeing any steep discounts on the Quest 2 for Black Friday, ...

27. The Razer Blade 15 Advanced is our favorite high-end gaming laptop, and it's $1400 off

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So while you're not getting the latest 11th Gen Intel processor or Nvidia 30-series graphics — which are more powerful — you're still getting a machine that will capably handle top PC games like Guardians of the Galaxy or Resident Evil Village for years to ...

28. Shop Walmart's best Black Friday deals now

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Apple AirPods Pro ($159.99, originally $197; walmart.com). With active noise cancellation to make sure it's just you and the music, the AirPods Pro, now down to a new all- ...

29. Street Fighter 5's final character, Luke, is a "major" part of the next Street Fighter game

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So, who is Luke? He's a blonde American mixed martial artists who experienced some dramatic childhood event involving his father that inspired him to become a fighter and join the military. Based on images shared by Capcom, Luke runs into Guile at some ...

30. Pokémon Go Maker Niantic Reaches $9 Billion Valuation

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Pokémon Go is still a colossal hit, raking in over $1 billion in 2020 and on track to outpace that total this year, according to analytics firm Sensor Tower. And with fresh funding, Niantic plans to bring its vision for the "Real-World Metaverse" to life:.

31. Is Nvidia Stock a Buy With the Metaverse on the Horizon?

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Nvidia stock has beaten the market by a wide margin, but it could be just the beginning of a much greater growth story. The GPU-maker's recent results were record-breaking. The metaverse provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity for investors.

32. 'Halo Infinite' Might Be Throwing The Worst Live Event I've Ever Seen

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To this point, Halo Infinite has been criticized for its challenge-based battle pass progression system, and though it made a few quick changes to make it less of a pain, it's clear a lot more work needs to be done.

33. How to buy a graphics card on Black Friday

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Dell's dedicated gaming-centric line of machines frequently features some of the deeper discounts you can find on RTX 30 series rigs. Currently, you can save up to $628 on desktops, as well as up to $745 on Dell G15 and Alienware laptops.

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

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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.

35. Returning to Animal Crossing New Horizons after a year away is overwhelming

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Isabel's description of each ordinance is painfully brief, so I turn to the internet to see what everyone else picked. I'm initially drawn to the Beautiful Island ordinance, which Isabel tells me means villagers will water flowers more often, as I think my ...

36. Asus ROG 5s and 5s Pro arrive to the US starting at $1099

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Anyone own one? I wonder how good this phone is for normal non-gaming. The huge battery and display are very tempting. Rating0 |; Reply; Report. D973802. Dometalican; rb2; 10 hours ago. This...took long enough. I already got my Xperia 1 iii despite ...

37. Best Early Black Friday Deals on Apple Watch, AirPods Pro, MacBook Pro, More

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We're closer than ever to Black Friday 2021, with many sales already in full swing and just as many ready to kick off tomorrow and on Friday. In this article we're providing a quick summary of all the best sales we've seen so far this season, ...

38. Black Friday 2021: The best iPad deals

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Black Friday has morphed over the years from a one-day shopping event in stores to a week-long online and retail discount extravaganza, and it's hard to tell what's a good deal and what's a common price masquerading as a big discount.

39. Apple's custom-built 5G modem due to land in 2023

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Japan-based Nikkei Asia reports that Apple has tapped TSMC to build the new modem, which will use 4-nanometer chip production technology. The current modem in the iPhone 13, Qualcomm's X60, is built on a 5nm process. The report says production for new ...

40. Epic Games Store launches its Black Friday sale

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With Black Friday rapidly approaching we're starting to see retailers all over launch exclusive deals. The sale over at Epic Games Store is now live offering discounts on a wide variety of videogames. Among the games available include some new releases ...

41. Feature: Our Verdict On Mario Golf: Super Rush's Version 4.0 Update - The Final New Characters, Courses And Modes

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While it's still not matching the quality set by some other first-party titles on Switch, three major updates have greatly enhanced the content on offer. Online play is much improved, and there have been multiple new courses and modes to flesh out the ...

42. What time does Walmart open on Black Friday 2021?

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Black Friday will be celebrated this year on Friday, Nov. 26. Walmart is a popular destination among Black Friday (11/26/21) shoppers. In the past, Walmart would open on Thanksgiving in anticipation of Black Friday shopping.

43. PC, Final Fantasy 14 and Resi Village win big at Golden Joystick Awards 2021

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The annual gaming jamboree that is The Golden Joysticks was held last night, the longstanding awards show that is decided by public votes and hands out gongs to the best of our industry. This year's spectacle also tied-into the 50th anniversary of ...

44. The Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop with an Nvidia RTX 3060 is £300 off

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This particular model boasts an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD and a Nvidia RTX 3060, all shining out of a 15.6" 360Hz display. It's hard to overstate just how much performance this is packing into such a small size: this will demolish ...

45. Halo Infinite's new event is pissing people off for (mostly) legitimate reasons

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The big reward of Halo Infinite's Fracture: Tenrai event is the game's Yoroi samurai armor. The event takes place over the course of several months, and it includes its own separate, free event pass (similar to the game's regular battle pass) that unlocks ...

46. Gold rush draws hundreds of dredging rafts to Amazon tributary

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AUTAZES, Brazil, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Hundreds of dredging rafts operated by illegal miners have gathered in a gold rush on the Madeira River, a major tributary of the Amazon, floating hundreds of miles as state and federal authorities dispute who is ...

47. Amazon Studios is reportedly trying to make a Mass Effect TV show

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According to a report by Deadline, Amazon isn't relying on the just-launched Wheel of Time series and its upcoming Lord of the Rings show to pull in sci-fi/fantasy viewers. The entertainment news outlet reports that Amazon is “nearing a deal to develop ...

48. Fortnite is ending its second chapter with a big event on December 4th

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Called, appropriately, “The End,” the one-time-only event will take place on December 4th at 4PM ET. Developer Epic describes it as “one last stand for the fate of the island,” suggesting that players will soon be playing on a brand-new map.

49. Apple reportedly switching to its own iPhone modem design in 2023

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Apple is planning to partner with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. for the production of its own 5G modems for future iPhones, according to a new report in Nikkei. Apple is said to be planning to use TSMC's 4nm process node, which hasn't yet been ...

50. WhatsApp on the web gets a built-in sticker maker

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WhatsApp's web version has been updated with a built-in custom Sticker Maker, which lets you turn ordinary images from your computer into stickers that can be sent via the messaging service. To access it, click the paperclip (attachments) icon, ...

51. Roblox sues YouTuber for temporarily shutting down conference with fake terrorist threat

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Game and social platform Roblox has sued a YouTube creator it banned from the platform over harassment and sexual content, saying he amassed a “mob” that temporarily shut down its October developers conference. The Roblox Corporation filed a complaint ...

52. Samsung's new app helps get more out of the S21 Ultra's telephoto cameras

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Samsung has released a new camera app in beta that lets you use Pro Mode across all four of the Galaxy S21 Ultra's rear cameras. That means it's supported on both telephoto cameras, rather than being limited to just its main and ultrawide sensors.

53. Dragon Age 4 creative director leaves BioWare

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Dragon Age 4 has lost its senior creative director. According to a report from Kotaku, Matt Goldman left BioWare after working at the Mass Effect, Anthem, and Knights of the Old Republic developer for four years. In an email shared with Kotaku, ...

54. Battle.net has recovered from DDoS attack, Blizzard says

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Blizzard says that the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that were overwhelming its servers with coordinated traffic are over, and that you should be able to log into Battle.net again. During the almost hour-long Wednesday evening attack, ...