Technology News for Sunday 2nd January 2022

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Jan 02nd 2022

1. Samsung brings 240 Hz refresh rates to 4K monitors

Domain: arstechnica.com | Companies: Samsung

4K has saturated the TV market, but the sharpest mainstream display resolution is not as common in PC monitors, due to price and limitations. PC gamers specifically opt for PC monitors because they can generally hit higher refresh rates than TVs, ...

2. Big Tech adds $2.5 trn in value on robust 2021 gains

Domain: economictimes.indiatimes.com | Companies: Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft

While their 2021 performances varied from Alphabet's 65% surge to Amazon's 2.4% slog, the group collectively added more than $2.45 trillion in market valuation. Microsoft, Apple and Alphabet were among the three biggest contributors to the S&P 500 Index's ...

3. Genshin Impact 2.4 update brings 2 new characters and Enkanomiya map

Domain: indianexpress.com

Fleeting Colors in Flight event introduces new pole arm fighters - Yun Jin and Shenhe, alongside Enkanomiya, a floating island map. Advertisement.

4. Here are all the Nintendo Switch exclusive games coming in 2022

Domain: indianexpress.com | Companies: Nintendo

Following their lacklustre display in 2021, which mainly consisted of remakes and ports, this year, Nintendo is coming in hot. The Switch celebrates its fifth anniversary, there is a new Super Mario Bros movie coming out, and we have tons of games to ...

5. Square Enix President Hopes NFTs, Blockchain Games Become 'Major Trend In Gaming Going Forward'

Domain: kotaku.com

We aren't even a week into 2022 and already another large video game publisher—this time it's Square Enix—is praising the metaverse and blockchain gaming while planning to invest more resources into this terrible version of the future.

6. Tesla Smashes Quarterly Delivery Record With 308600 Cars

Domain: bloomberg.com | Companies: Tesla

Tesla Inc. delivered 308,600 vehicles worldwide in the fourth quarter, smashing the previous record for the electric-car maker and setting a capstone on a year in which the company joined the exclusive $1 trillion market valuation club.

7. Former Rockstar Developers Share Details on the Development of the Cancelled Bully 2

Domain: ign.com

While Rockstar Games is known best for the Grand Theft Auto series, Bully - its game about a juvenile delinquent student named James "Jimmy" Hopkins rising through the ranks of Bullworth Academy - is just as highly regarded by some.

8. Telegram adds in-app translation, reaction and spoiler text. Know how it works

Domain: livemint.com

Telegram in its 12th update introduced reactions, message translation, themed QR codes, hidden text (spoilers), and more features to take on its competitors in the market. These are available to both iOS and Android users. These said features will make ...

9. Kuo: AirPods Pro 2 to Feature Lossless Support and Sound-Emitting Charging Case

Domain: macrumors.com | Companies: Apple

This is because AirPods play audio via Bluetooth, limiting them to the AAC codec. Higher quality Apple Lossless Audio Codec files may need to be streamed to AirPods directly to circumvent Bluetooth and enable a Lossless listening experience, but it is ...

10. N64 classic GoldenEye 007 coming to Xbox?

Domain: moneycontrol.com

The year 1997 is considered as a milestone year in gaming. Final Fantasy VII, Gran Turismo, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Grand Theft Auto, Diablo and many more games released during the year have acquired the “classics” tag.

11. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra May Have Dedicated Room for S-Pen Stylus

Domain: news18.com | Companies: Samsung

South Korean tech giant Samsung is gearing up to launch its Galaxy S-series flagship lineup, and now a new report has claimed that unlike the Galaxy S21, Ultra will have a Galaxy Note design. The successor will come with a built-in S Pen, just like all ...

12. The Video Games That Got Us Through 2021

Domain: nytimes.com | Companies: Nintendo

The year in video games was good, bad and everything in between. It remained difficult to purchase new consoles like the Xbox Series X, the Nintendo Switch OLED and the PlayStation 5. (One fine day, we'll play Deathloop.) ...

13. Tesla Reports 87% Increase in 2021 Deliveries

Domain: nytimes.com | Companies: Tesla

The electric-car maker managed substantial growth as Europe and China increasingly propelled sales. ... Tesla vehicles at a ...

14. Gripping tales of vaccine discovery

Domain: thehindubusinessline.com | Companies: Discovery

The telling of vaccine rollouts from HIV to SARS-CoV2 virus is a true adventure story of our times. The world has been through interesting times in the past 24 months, and ...

15. Samsung announced a smaller 4K version of its curviest, best-looking gaming monitor

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Samsung

Aside from the difference in size, the Odyssey Neo G8 has a similar design language to the G9, though the key difference is that the G8 boosts the resolution from QHD Plus to 4K. Notably, Samsung says this is the first 4K monitor to support a 240Hz refresh ...

16. Samsung's new smart monitor can control your IoT devices, stream games, and more

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Samsung

Samsung is adding onto its lineup of smart monitors with the 4K 32-inch M8. Like the models that are currently on sale, this new one can deliver smart TV-like functionality, including offering access to streaming apps, in addition to being able to plug ...

17. AirPods Pro 2 may come with lossless audio support and a charging case that makes sound

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

The second-generation AirPods Pro may support Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), and could even come with a case that makes a sound to help you find it, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in a note to investors seen by AppleInsider and 9to5Mac.

18. Shop today's Ulta Beauty deals and save 50% on must-have skincare products for 2022

Domain: usatoday.com

Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed's editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Give your skincare routine a little cleanse in 2022. Throw out those expired products and replenish your lineup with new ...

19. Lehigh Co. residents make New Year's resolution to hit the gym

Domain: wfmz.com

S. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - Many are starting the New Year by already hitting the gym to get their 2022 resolutions moving. 69 News visited the LA Fitness in South Whitehall Township on Saturday. The gym members were lifting weights and hitting the ...