Technology News for Wednesday 1st December 2021

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Dec 01st 2021

1. Apple releases macOS Monterey 12.1 beta 4 for developers

Domain: 9to5mac.com | Companies: Apple

According to release notes from Apple, here's what's new in 12.1 beta 4: However, Universal Control to seamlessly work across multiple Apple devices and SharePlay are both coming later this fall to ...

2. Reddit for iOS adds five new real-time features

Domain: 9to5mac.com

Reddit is rolling out a big update for its iOS and Android apps, as well as its desktop version. The company is bringing five new real-time features: voting animations, comment count animations, typing indicators, reading indicators, and a new comment ...

3. WhatsApp for iOS testing new 'undo' button for Status posts

Domain: 9to5mac.com

WhatsApp is continuing to improve its Stories-like feature called Status. The company is now testing a new “undo” feature for users who have second thoughts about their posts. According to WABetaInfo, beta version 2.21.240.17 of WhatsApp brings not ...

4. Chrome OS update turns Chromebooks into scanners

Domain: arstechnica.com | Companies: HP

If your Chromebook has a webcam and front-facing camera, as the HP Chromebook x2 does, you can use the feature with both cameras. Chrome OS Software Director Alexander Kuscher explained how: "Open the Camera app and select 'Scan' mode.

5. I like Microsoft Edge. But if it doesn't get less annoying, I'll switch again

Domain: arstechnica.com | Companies: Microsoft

I understand the need to keep adding new features to Edge over time. This is the plight of all Chromium-based browsers—you need to distinguish yourself from Chrome without affecting the compatibility of the underlying Chromium ...

6. Pokémon GO: How to counter Reshiram in Raids

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Reshiram and Zekrom start things off and can be found in fifth-level raids until December 16 at 10am local time before Kyurem takes over. This guide will show you how to deal with the trio's plushie fire dragon.

7. Everything In Battlefield 2042's First Massive Patch

Domain: kotaku.com | Companies: EA

With the deployment of a massive patch today, EA revealed everything it's tweaking in Battlefield 2042 immediately following its rough launch. Hundreds of tiny fixes won't magically transform the shooter into what longtime fans want it to be, ...

8. Final Fantasy XIV Maid Outfit Going Gender-Neutral Just In Time For Sexy Bunny Boy Onslaught

Domain: kotaku.com

This morning, Square Enix released a huge list of the changes coming to Final Fantasy XIV with the MMORPG's impending expansion, Endwalker (no relation). The breakdown is a dizzying doozy of details, but the one thing you should take away from it is ...

9. Rockstar Delays Physical Editions Of GTA Trilogy

Domain: kotaku.com | Companies: Twitter, Nintendo

Rockstar Games has announced via Twitter that the physical editions of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition have been delayed to December 17 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Nintendo Switch owners will have to wait ...

10. The Best Fan-Made Anime Cars In Forza Horizon 5

Domain: kotaku.com | Companies: BMW

There's only one place you'll find a pristine 1957 BMW Isetta 300 cosplaying as a character from 1988 Miyazaki classic My Neighbor Totoro, and I don't mean my personal garage. The Forza Horizon series has long been a place where anime fans and car ...

11. AWS launches new services for the automotive industry

Domain: techcrunch.com

At its annual re:Invent conference, AWS today announced two new initiatives for the automotive industry. One is a new product, AWS FleetWise, a new service that makes it easier for automakers to collect and retrieve sensor and telemetry data from their ...

12. Reddit introduces new real-time features including typing and comment indicators

Domain: techcrunch.com

With this latest update, Reddit says voting will no longer be a static number on posts and feeds, as users will now see dynamic animations as vote counts go up or down in real-time. Similarly, the comment number on posts will also be animated as new ...

13. Square is changing its name to Block

Domain: techcrunch.com

The name Block is also a nod to the company's growing interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. The existing Square Crypto product will also be renamed to Spiral. “Block references the neighborhood blocks where we find ...

14. Scientists develop a camera that's the size of a grain of salt!

Domain: bbc.co.uk

This new camera can produce clear, full-colour images that are as good as ones taken with camera lenses that are 500,000 times bigger in size. While scientists have developed tiny cameras before, the pictures ...

15. Halo Infinite's final campaign trailer will get you hyped

Domain: cnet.com

It's been a long and arduous journey, but we're almost there. Halo Infinite's campaign launches on Dec. 8, and to build hype for the impending intergalactic bonanza Xbox Game Studios has pushed out a new trailer for the big day.

16. Best Cyber Monday deals still available: Cyber Week savings at Walmart, Amazon and more

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Walmart, Amazon

Check out the list below of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales with some cool items that have stuck around for you at discounted prices. We'll be updating this regularly, so be sure to check back a few times to see what else we've found.

17. Reddit unveils new live features for upvotes and comments in real time

Domain: cnet.com

The other updates include voting animations, comment count animations and new comment indicators, Reddit announced Wednesday. Vote counts will no longer be static numbers, Reddit said -- instead, they'll "animate as ...

18. Apple sales you don't want to miss this holiday season

Domain: cnn.com | Companies: Apple

Regardless of model, all AirPods fast pair with your iPhone and sync with all your Apple devices. It makes using them easy peasy, and it doesn't hurt that they offer long battery life, above average sound and excellent microphones.

19. How to shop for the hottest – and hardest to find – tech gifts this year

Domain: cnn.com

In the blink of an eye, we've gone from enjoying pumpkin spice to indulging in our first gingerbread latte. While this is fantastic news for fans of nutmeg and cinnamon, it can be stressful for anyone with a long holiday shopping list.

20. Xbox Game Pass adds Stardew Valley, Halo Infinite perks and more this month

Domain: digitaltrends.com

Thanks to this latest update, Game Pass subscribers can suss out their friends in Among Us on Xbox consoles without paying extra on December 14. Members already receive the deduction for free on PC, as do mobile players.

21. 2 Video Game Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

Domain: fool.com | Companies: Nintendo

As the video game industry changes, these companies' franchises should have no problem keeping up. Ryan Henderson. (TMFrhenderson). Dec 1, 2021 at 7:20AM. Key Points. Due to misguided worries over cyclicality, Nintendo trades at a dirt-cheap valuation.

22. PS Plus December Games Revealed For PS4 And PS5

Domain: forbes.com

The games PS Plus subscribers can download for free starting next Tuesday, December 7th are: Mortal Shell on PS4 (backward compatible on PS5); Godfall on PS4 and PS5; DC LEGO Supervillains ...

23. Big Brain Academy: Brain Vs. Brain Review

Domain: gamespot.com

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is a solid collection of mental exercises, but the focus on competition loses the game some of its friendly, self-improvement vibe. By Steve Watts on December 1, 2021 at 6:00AM PST. In the heyday of the DS and 3DS, ...

24. Solar Ash Review - Ash Wins-day

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Solar Ash is an exhilarating action-adventure game with strong puzzles and flashy boss fights. By Andrew King on December 1, 2021 at 9:29AM PST.

25. The Google Pixel 6 series refuses to charge with certain USB-C cables

Domain: gsmarena.com | Companies: Google, Huawei

I've just purchased a Pixel 6 Pro. It's a very nice phone (having previously owned a Huawei P40 Pro and Oppo Findx3 Neo). Have any of these people panning it actually used it? Fingerprint scanner is fine. Battery life is holding up well. Regarding chargers ...

26. You Can Apply to Test Future Xbox Features Right Now

Domain: howtogeek.com | Companies: Microsoft

If you're interested in joining and understand that Microsoft is looking for feedback on these new features, you can launch the Xbox Insider Hub on your console. From there, select “Activities” and scroll down and select “Joining new rings.” Complete the ...

27. PlayStation Plus December 2021 Free Games Announced

Domain: ign.com

PlayStation has announced the PS Plus lineup for December 2021, and the games included are Mortal Shell and LEGO DC Super-Villains for PS4, as well as Godfall for players on PS4 and PS5. The games will be available from next Tuesday, December 7, ...

28. Solar Ash Review

Domain: ign.com

This is a world full of swooping rails, of floating platforms, of localised gravity, and of simple but satisfying movement puzzles. “ But for the most part the skating ...

29. When is the Fortnite x Jordan Jumpman Zone event start date?

Domain: inverse.com

With the Jordan 11 sneakers selling like hotcakes, your best chance to get them may be in Creative Mode. Below, we outline all you need to know about the event including its skins, Jumpman Zone map, release date, and more. There's a lot to cover, so let's ...

30. Cookie Walk fundraisers planned

Domain: kenoshanews.com

KENOSHA — Wesley United Church, 4600 60th St., is hosting its annual Cookie Walk. This year's event is a Cookie Drive-Thru from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. "For many years, Wesley United Methodist Church has been offering home made Christmas cookies ...

31. Why Monterey's best feature still hasn't arrived

Domain: macworld.com | Companies: Apple

First, a recap: Universal Control is a feature that promises to let the users of multiple Macs, iPads, or both to weld them together into a more seamless experience. It's not screen sharing, like the Sidecar feature Apple introduced in macOS Catalina, that ...

32. The Air Jordan shoe craze is reportedly coming to Fortnite

Domain: pcgamer.com

The latest fashion craze in Fortnite? Jordan sneakers and hoodies, according to some new leaks from dataminer FN_Assist that have been reiterated by folks like HypeX and iFireMonkey. The short version? We're getting Michael Jordan shoes, hoodies, ...

33. Nvidia's RTX 40 series could be arriving sooner than expected

Domain: pcgamer.com

As 2021 draws to a close, we begin to look ahead to what's brewing in 2022. Arguably the most anticipated PC hardware launch of 2022 is that of Nvidia's next generation GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards. We're still many months away from launch, ...

34. New World update fixes issues from the last big update

Domain: pcgamesn.com | Companies: Amazon

Amazon Games has fixed an issue that was causing many motes to drop from elemental enemies. The team has also removed elemental motes as rewards from gathering elemental creatures and has reduced the number of other resources you get from them to better ...

35. Call of Duty Vanguard Season 1 release date, battle pass and latest news

Domain: radiotimes.com

The Call of Duty Vanguard Season 1 release date is nearly here, which means you'll be seeing plenty of new content in the paid Vanguard game and the freebie that is CoD Warzone. Advertisement. Indeed, there's not long to wait before it's all going to ...

36. Samsung refreshes two budget A-series phones with 5G and higher prices

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Samsung

The A13 also promises an updated triple-camera system with a 50-megapixel main camera, plus a macro and a depth sensor for bokeh effects. Samsung Galaxy A13 5G's ...

37. Nintendo's new Big Brain Academy turns brainteasers into a party game

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Nintendo

It's the continuation of a series that started with Brain Age on the Nintendo DS, which, alongside the likes of Wii Sports and Wii Fit, helped solidify the company's “blue ocean” strategy of reaching a nontraditional gaming audience.

38. Fortnite's new 'Party Worlds' put the focus firmly on socializing

Domain: theverge.com

To kick off the initiative, Epic has collaborated with community members fivewalnut and TreyJTH on a pair of example Party Worlds. One is an amusement park called Walnut World, and the second is called Late Night Lounge and has more of a nightclub vibe.

39. Barnes & Noble announces new Nook GlowLight 4, says it cares for real this time

Domain: theverge.com

Barnes & Noble has once again remembered that it ostensibly wants to sell e-readers and has announced the Nook GlowLight 4, a $149 e-reader that offers a refreshed design, more onboard storage, and USB-C charging to the company's lineup.

40. Honor 60 announced in China with vlogging-focused gesture controls

Domain: theverge.com

The Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro are two midrange handsets powered by Qualcomm's recent Snapdragon 778G Plus processor, but otherwise, they're very similar to the Honor 50 series phones released earlier this year, right down to having similar dual-ring camera ...

41. HMD Global backs out of Nokia 9 PureView Android 11 upgrade, blames camera system

Domain: theverge.com

HMD Global is not only reneging on its promise to bring Android 11 to the Nokia 9 PureView, but it is also dangling a discount for a new phone at customers who just found out their current devices are no longer supported.

42. Respawn stops selling the original Titanfall

Domain: theverge.com

Starting today, players will no longer be able to purchase Titanfall and the game will be removed from subscription services like Xbox Game Pass on March 1st, 2022. Though Titanfall is no longer purchasable, players who already own the game will still be ...

43. Xbox is letting more people test the very latest console features

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Microsoft

Microsoft is opening up its invite-only Xbox testing rings for more console testers to get access to the very latest features. Xbox testing includes many levels, and the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings typically include the bleeding edge of Xbox ...

44. Windows 11 is getting some much-needed taskbar and Start menu improvements

Domain: theverge.com

A new update that's currently being tested by Windows Insiders brings the clock and date back to the taskbar on secondary or multiple monitors. It's a change that multiple monitor users will appreciate, as many have had to install third-party apps like ...

45. Nvidia's new RTX 2060 12GB graphics card is coming to quell shortages

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Nvidia

In February 2021, Nvidia committed to reissuing some of its older GPUs — namely the RTX 2060 and GTX 1050 Ti — to give gamers a couple of low-cost options that scalpers or crypto miners (hopefully) won't see much use for during the chip shortage.