Technology News for Friday 7th January 2022

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Jan 07th 2022

1. Clubhouse finally works on the web – but now it's too late

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The once popular live audio platform Clubhouse was only available on iOS and Android devices through its official app, but now the company is finally expanding it to the web as well – which honestly is too late. As confirmed by the company on Twitter ...

2. The possibility of folding phones being a passing fad is a smart consideration


The leaker points out that are still “too many compromises with display technology,” so it's still unclear whether the company will ever launch a foldable iPhone. There are also concerns as to whether foldable smartphones ...

3. Wordle fans everywhere have discovered the perfect FOUR-vowel opening word to use


Friends and fellow Wordle fanatics, this is my mea culpa. A few days ago, I wrote about the first-word strategy for Wordle, the once-a-day word guessing game that combines the game Mastermind with crossword puzzle solving that has swept the internet ...

4. Best PS4 and PS5 Exclusive Games You Can Play Right Now


All these games can be played on all versions of PS4, PS5 · The 17 PlayStation exclusives span 2014 – 2021 · Some of these games fully utilise the potential of PlayStation consoles · Bloodborne · Deathloop · Final Fantasy VII Remake · Ghost of Tsushima · God of ...

5. iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini Price in India Slashed on Flipkart, Amazon: All You Need to Know

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The price of the Apple smartphones has been lowered on these websites, allowing users to purchase them at cheaper prices than retail outlets. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini are equipped with Apple's A14 Bionic chip which offers both 5G and 4G LTE ...

6. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G may come with Exynos 2100 in India?

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One of the highlights of the value flagship is the Snapdragon 888 chipset it comes with. However, a new report suggests that Samsung may not actually ship the S21 FE in all regions with the yesteryear Snapdragon flagship chipset.

7. Instagram now lets you sort your feed in 3 ways: Here's how each option works


Instagram had earlier announced that the app will be bringing back its classic chronological feed this year. Now, it seems the ability to customise how you see your Instagram timeline is finally here. The social media platform is now rolling out a new ...

8. Apple iPhone 12 at Rs 53999 iPhone 12 mini at Rs 40999 on Flipkart

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Apple's older iPhone 12 and 12 mini are listed at a heavy discount on Flipkart. Apple has not officially slashed the price for these phones, and the discount offer is a good deal for those looking to upgrade to a premium device in 2022.

9. Proof of COVID-19 Booster Required to Travel to France, Dine in Maui and More


While making your travel plans for 2022, you might want to add "get a COVID booster shot" to that list. A number of hot tourist destinations have recently updated requirements for tourists who ...

10. Cowboys rule out Trevon Diggs, Jayron Kearse, Tony Pollard


Safety Donovan Wilson (safety) also is not on the charter but remains questionable, the team announced. Diggs has 11 interceptions, tying Walls' team record set in 1981. The 11 interceptions ties for ...

11. Instagram: How to Add Accounts to Your Favorites


Instagram now allows users to sort their feed in the photo- and video-sharing application. Users can choose from three feed options: an algorithmically sorted feed (Home), a chronological feed (Following) and a Favorites feed. The Favorites feed allows ...

12. After testing positive on Christmas day, a Gloucester teenager succumbs to COVID-19


It was Christmas Day that members of the Ryan family first tested positive for COVID-19. Kurt was taken to a doctor two days later; he had symptoms like that of the flu, according to the news station.

13. Bitcoin slumps to a three-month low as cryptocurrencies extend losses


The price of bitcoin fell to $41,222.41 just after 9 p.m. ET Thursday, reaching its lowest level since Sept. 29, according to data from Coin Metrics. Hawkish comments from the Federal Reserve this week triggered a sell-off in global stock markets which ...

14. Best laptops of CES 2022

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CES 2022 shows how laptops will be even more central to our lives (The Daily Charge, 1/5/2022) · Dell XPS 13 Plus · HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook · Alienware m17 R5 Ryzen Edition · Asus ROG Flow Z13 · Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 · Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16.

15. PlayStation VR 2 is getting at least one cool game. Here's everything else we know


Sony pulled a little surprise at its CES 2022 press conference, teasing a few more details of its expected next-gen VR headset for the PlayStation 5. And, a little peek at a game.

16. The OnePlus 10 Pro's cameras promise richer colors, more pro settings and 150-degree ultrawide images


The 10 Pro will be part of the second generation of OnePlus phones to get Hasselblad-tuned shooters. OnePlus says its new phone's cameras will be able to capture more vibrant colors, have a more refined Pro Mode to save images in RAW+ format and allow you ...

17. WhatsApp to show notification with profile photos soon


In the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS, the company is showing profile pictures with notifications, reported WABetaInfo, a community blog. In the screenshot below, we can see the WhatsApp notification with a photo of ...

18. Final Fantasy 7 fan recreates remake with classic PS1 camera


Now one fan has recreated the game with the classic fixed camera of the PS1 original. So far it's just a proof of concept rather than a full mod, but the video creation from Final FanTV shows ...

19. Toyota GR GT3 Concept teased ahead of 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon

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Toyota has announced its plans for this year's Tokyo Auto Salon, confirming the debut of two very exciting new offerings from the Gazoo Racing team that represent its efforts in both the world rally and world endurance championships.

20. Intel Launches a Broadside at AMD and Nvidia as It Guns for a Turnaround

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Its graphics cards are based on a competitive manufacturing process that could give rivals a run for their money. Intel could win big from the discrete graphics card market if it could corner even a small share of ...

21. Daniel Berger using another caddie's clubs, changing the lies and lofts and not changing them back seems messed up


Earlier this week, much was made about Viktor Hovland's golf clubs fiasco, which was understandable given the young Norwegian was providing live updates on social media. But another player, fellow multi-time tour winner Daniel Berger, ...

22. Will 2022 Be The Year Of Augmented Reality Glasses?


Numerous vendors at CES 2022 this week showed off augmented reality headsets with expectations for a breakthrough year ahead for smart glasses. AR headset maker Vuzix (VUZI) was at the show in Las Vegas demonstrating its latest products, ...

23. Apple and Google's app stores aren't yet abusing market power

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The Competition Commission of India has ordered an inquiry into Apple's App Store policies, based on a complaint by a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Together We Fight Society. It has found prima facie merit in the charge of abuse of market ...

24. iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini prices drop on Amazon, Flipkart. Check details here

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The smartphones were launched with iOS 14 and were updated to iOS 15 in 2021. Both the models come with a 12-megapixel dual rear cameras that include a wide-angle camera and an ultra- ...

25. Apple Announces Fitness Workout Collections and Time to Run

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Apple today announced Collections and Time to Run for Apple Fitness+, as well as expanded Time to Walk and Artist Spotlight suites. Apple fitness plus winter update collections yoga. Collections are curated series of workouts and meditations from the ...

26. Your iPhone May Be Sending Message Read Receipts Even If You Turned Them Off


A recurring iOS bug that makes Apple's Messages app send read receipts despite the setting being disabled appears to be on the upswing again, based on reports from users running iOS 15. iOS 15 Messages Feature In iOS, with read receipts enabled ...

27. MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone and Mac Accessory Pack From Satechi


The wireless charging base charges at 7.5W, while an included USB-C port can be used to charge up your ?AirPods Max? or other headphones. It does require a 20W power adapter, which is sold separately.

28. Google Infringed on Sonos Speaker Technology, Trade Court Rules

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The company will not be allowed to import products that infringe on Sonos patents, including smart speakers, video streaming devices, and some computers and phones.

29. Wordle is the perfect pandemic pastime; Here's how to play


We used to think this pandemic would somehow end in a beautiful moment, a blaze of glory. Now, two years in, we try not to think. Who wants to at this point? The numbers are mind-numbing -- on Thursday, Oregon beat its previous daily record of COVID-19 ...

30. Google infringed on Sonos speaker technology and must halt some imports, trade court rules

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Google infringed on five audio technology patents held by speaker manufacturer Sonos and is not allowed to import products that violate Sonos' intellectual property into the United States, a trade court ruled Thursday.

31. LinkedIn to launch new Clubhouse-style audio events feature


LinkedIn is set to introduce a new audio feature that lets users engage in virtual events and fireside chats. The professional networking site will roll the new feature out in beta this month, according to TechCrunch, ...

32. BMW aims to turn its cars into private cinema lounges

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At the CES 2022, BMW has previewed a 31-inch panorama display with smart TV functions and a resolution of up to 8K. It extends out of a car's roof to offer an immersive in-car entertainment experience for the rear-seat passengers.

33. The OnePlus 10 Pro gets a better RAW mode and a wider ultrawide camera


If you were hoping for lots of hardware upgrades from this second-gen partnership with Hasselblad, it looks like you'll have to keep waiting — with the exception of a new ultrawide, these updates are primarily software-based.

34. Your Google home speakers are about to get slightly worse because Sonos sued and won

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If you have multiple Google smart speakers in your house, you might want to be aware of a certain legal ruling — because it's going to affect how your speaker groups work. After the US International Trade Commission ruled that it was infringing on ...

35. Google's Stephen Hawking Doodle includes narration in the physicist's voice


Hawking's digital voice was one of the most recognizable characteristics of the late physicist, who used it to speak after losing his voice due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Although more advanced artificial voices were developed ...

36. Apple Fitness Plus is adding audio running workouts

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The sessions will be led by Fitness Plus trainers Emily Fayette, Jamie-Ray Hartshorne, Sam Sanchez, and Scott Carvin — they all also coach the service's treadmill workouts. Apple will also be adding another running coach, Cory Wharton-Malcolm.

37. How to watch the Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 speedrunning marathon


Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), the annual week-long speedrunning marathon for charity, kicks off on Sunday, and if this year's schedule is anything to go by, the event promises to be another exciting event of jaw-dropping gaming.