Technology News for Sunday 9th January 2022

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Jan 09th 2022

1. Mario Kart 9 is reportedly in active development, features new twist

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Mario Kart 9, the next instalment in Nintendo's long-running racing franchise, is reportedly in “active development.” In a GamesIndustry.biz prediction feature, industry analyst Dr Serkan Toto shared that the game comes with a new twist and could be ...

2. WhatsApp to revamp iOS chat design in future update

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Instant messaging app WhatsApp is planning to revamp its chat user interface on Apple iOS devices. To do that, the application will be cleaning up its presentation by getting rid of certain rows. As reported by WABetaInfo, the version 22.1.72 update ...

3. Some offbeat tech and gadgets that made headlines in CES this year

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At CES 2022, ASUS unveiled its first-ever foldable laptop-tablet hybrid called the ZenBook 17 Fold OLED. The device features a 17-inch folding OLED display. It can fold in half and ...

4. Here are the most interesting USB-C accessories at CES 2022

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The humble oval port is cropping up in more and more devices as it gets new data and charging abilities. ... Finally you can plug multiple USB-C devices into one hub, thanks to Intel's closely related Thunderbolt technology.

5. iOS 15 settings you should really change on your iPhone 13

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Apple touts a Smart Data feature that's specific to its 5G phones (the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lines) that will automatically switch between 4G LTE and 5G networks -- without you having to know or do a thing -- based on how you're using your device.

6. The iPhone at 15: Steve Jobs revealed his greatest product 15 years ago

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On Jan. 9, 2007 at the MacWorld Expo, Steve Job unveiled the first iPhone. David Paul Morris/Getty Images. Fifteen years ago today, Steve Jobs in perhaps his most iconic Apple keynote introduced the original iPhone: "An iPod, a phone and internet ...

7. You need to play the riskiest Mario game of all time on Nintendo Switch ASAP

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First-party games are developed by the company that makes the console. (Think Zelda or Mario for Nintendo.) Third-party games are made by independent developers not affiliated with the console manufacturer, like an Xbox Series X game made by Ubisoft.

8. Today Marks 15 Years Since Steve Jobs Unveiled the Original iPhone

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Today is January 9, which means it's been 15 years since Apple CEO Steve Jobs stood on stage at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, California and gave the world its first look at the iPhone, a device that would go on to change everything.

9. Realme GT 2 Global Launch Very Soon, More Tablets: Here Are Realme's 2022 Plans

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The company even announced plans to expand its tablet portfolio “in different other price segments." Last year, Realme's first tablet, the Realme Pad, launched for a starting approx Rs 15,000. We may also see some new Realme laptops this year.

10. Rust has now sold over 12 million copies

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Multiplayer survival sandbox Rust, a game of base-building, bashing things with rocks, and using voice chat to convince other players not to kill you, has now been bought over 12 million times. Developers Facepunch Studios announced the milestone as ...

11. Sega will not proceed with NFT plan 'if it is perceived as simple money-making'

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"We need to carefully assess many things such as how we can mitigate the negative elements," he said, "how much we can introduce this within the Japanese regulation, what will be accepted and what will not be by the users.

12. UK data watchdog seeks talks with Meta over child protection concerns

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The UK's data watchdog is seeking clarification from Mark Zuckerberg's Meta about parental controls on its popular virtual reality headset, as campaigners warned that it could breach an online children's safety code. The Information Commissioner's Office ...

13. On This Day: Steve Jobs unveils first iPhone

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Jan. 9 (UPI) -- On this day in history: In 1768, Philip Astley, regarded as the "father of the modern circus," staged the first event in an open field at what is now the Waterloo area of London. Advertisement. In 1788, Connecticut became the fifth U.S. ...

14. US averaging 700000 new cases daily; Fauci says nation could reach 1M: Live COVID updates

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The U.S. is now averaging more than 700,000 new coronavirus cases per day, a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. The country reported about 4.91 million cases in the week ending Saturday. That's more cases reported in seven days ...

15. CES 2022: 5 takeaways from the giant tech trade show

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(CNN) — CES, the closely-watched annual consumer electronics show, looked drastically different this year. Sure, some things were familiar: companies showed off the latest batch of flashy TVs. The onslaught of oddball gadgets got odder.

16. The Best Fitness Apps for Working Out at Home

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Peloton offers plenty to its app subscribers, customers who don't have the company's pricey bike or treadmill. Tune into multiple live-streamed classes a day, or download on-demand workouts offline. The ...