Technology News for Monday 10th January 2022

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Jan 10th 2022

1. Apple puts Beddit to rest as Apple Series 8 rumors suggest upgraded sleep tracking

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In fact, many of the changes Apple has made to Beddit have focused on removing features. The app lost its cloud syncing functionality in 2018, while the Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 dropped support for Android as well as at least eight other features that came ...

2. Uber parks its Apple Watch app in the ever-growing junk yard

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We can officially add Uber to the long list of major brands that have abandoned their Apple Watch apps. The ride-sharing company has quietly discontinued its watchOS app, displaying a brief message to users who try to launch it.

3. Samsung shuts down Tizen app store for new, existing users

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According to GSMArena ...

4. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G First Impressions: Riding the Wave

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Is this another sure-shot winner for Samsung? · The Galaxy S21 FE 5G features Samsung's Exynos 2100 SoC · The camera module has a contour-cut design like the Galaxy S21 flagships · The rest of the features are similar to what the Galaxy S20 FE 5G offered.

5. Dying Light 2 will take 500 hours to 'fully complete'


Techland has confirmed that it will take about 500 hours for players to fully complete its upcoming survival horror zombie-killing game, Dying Light 2. The studio shared the news via a tweet, claiming that it is, “- almost as long as it would take to ...

6. Apple iPhone SE 2022 will feature old design, suggests new report

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Apple is expected to launch an updated iPhone SE this year. It will be the first SE-series iPhone to support 5G as well. However, that wasn't the only major change expected in the refresh. It was also rumoured to be the first iPhone SE to let go of the ...

7. Moto G71 5G launched in India: Price, specifications


Motorola released their latest phone, Moto G71 5G in the Indian market today. Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 695 SoC, the phone first debuted in Europe alongside Moto G200, Moto G51, Moto G41 and Moto G31 in November. The Moto G71 5G is priced at ...

8. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G price announced in India

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Samsung has launched its first 2022 flagship smartphone, Galaxy S21 FE 5G in India. Priced at Rs 49,999, the device will be available starting tomorrow (January 11), and comes packed with a pro-grade camera, the latest Exynos chipset, and is available ...

9. Xiaomi 11T Pro with Hypercharge to launch on January 19 in India


The phone will also come with Hypercharge capability that allows for 120W fast charging on a smartphone. The Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge has launched at a price of Rs 26,999 for the 6GB RAM+128GB version, while the 8GB RAM option with 256GB storage will cost Rs ...

10. This super realistic “humanoid robot” stole the show at CES 2022


There is always a ton to see at CES, and this year's show – although scaled back – was no different. Follow Rich DeMuro on Instagram for more tech news, reviews and tips. One of the most interesting displays of technology wasn't even on the main show ...

11. Take-Two to acquire mobile gaming giant Zynga for $12.7B


Huge consolidation is afoot in the world of gaming. Today Take-Two Interactive announced a plan to acquire mobile games giant Zynga, in a deal valued at $9.861 per share, $3.50 in cash and the remaining $6.361 in shares of Take-Two common stock.

12. The biggest news from CES 2022

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Nvidia had a good bit of news around its game streaming service, GeForce Now: new games, free subscriptions for select AT&T customers, and plans to build it right into Samsung TVs. Nvidia had quite ...

13. WhatsApp rival Signal now allows users to make payments through cryptocurrency


Payment feature of WhatsApp's rival Signal is now available globally. This means just like WhatsApp users, Signal users can now also use the encrypted messages app to send and receive payments. But there is a catch, the platform only supports ...

14. 'Operation Re-set' launched in south east to clear bed blockers


According to the latest official figures, 1,326 of these patients were still occupying beds as of 2 January. Announcing Operation Re-set in a letter, seen by the BBC, NHS ...

15. Why We're Still Waiting For the iCar

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Right now, depending on the car, for example, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are usually interchangeable, plug-and-play experiences driven by whatever smartphone the driver has. But if they stop being so ...

16. Uniting Grand Theft Auto and FarmVille Is a Game Changer


Take-Two is paying a hefty premium for mobile specialist Zynga, but the proposed $11 billion deal would give the combined company a lot more ammunition to compete with industry giants. By. Tae Kim. +Follow. January 10, 2022, 10:23 AM PST.

17. Honor's Magic V foldable is another 'creaseless,' China-only foldable phone


Find the best phones, apps and accessories with our CNET Mobile newsletter. Delivered Tuesdays and Thursdays. The front of the phone features a 6.45-inch, 120Hz OLED display that the ...

18. My switch to iPhone from Android made my friends far too happy


Now that I have FaceTime, I have friends who suddenly want to video-call. Sarah Tew/CNET. I decided to switch from my Android phone to an iPhone last summer, and I figured it wasn't going to matter very much. I would need to re-learn how to use iOS, ...

19. Grand Theft Auto, meet FarmVille


Take-Two said Monday it is buying Zynga in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $12.7 billion, including debt. The deal values Zynga at $9.86 a share. Shares of Zynga (ZNGA) soared nearly 50% on the news in early morning trading, while Take-Two (TTWO) sank more ...

20. Louisville's mass COVID-19 test site opens as omicron drives cases 'unfathomably high'


Louisville's new mass COVID-19 testing site opened Monday morning at 8, and by 11 a.m. it had tested around 400 people. The site's capacity is 5,000 a day, but Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratories official Dina English said she doesn't expect to see that ...

21. Take-Two Interactive to Acquire Zynga in $12.7B Deal


Video game company Take-Two Interactive has agreed to acquire mobile gaming powerhouse Zynga, the companies said on Monday. Take-Two, led by chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick, will acquire all of the ...

22. Google Is Trying Really Hard to Make You Forget the Best Reason to Buy an iPhone. There's Just 1 Problem

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For the past 15 years, since the day Steve Jobs stood on a stage and introduced the world to the iPhone, it has had one major advantage over the competition: Seamless integration with the overall Apple ecosystem. The iPhone, along with everything else ...

23. The COVID Testing Desert


“Sold out. Come back in a few days,” the cashier at the first pharmacy said. I found a BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test (Abbott) at another pharmacy and went back to our motel to test him. It was negative. Knowing the rapid tests don't always detect ...

24. How to transfer photos from an iPhone to a computer


Steps to transferring iPhone photos to a PC using the Photos App: · Connect PC to iPhone · Go to the 'Start menu' · Open the 'Photos' app · Select photos · Go to import in 'Photos app' · Select 'From a USB Device' · Follow the instructions · Choose the photos you ...

25. Apple Highlights Services in 2021, Recaps Upcoming Features Like IDs on iPhone

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Apple today highlighted the continued growth and expansion of its services in 2021, including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Maps, Apple Pay, Apple News, Apple Podcasts, Apple Fitness+, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and more. apple wallet drivers license ...

26. Apple Discontinues Beats Pill Bluetooth Speaker

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The Beats Pill+ was a Bluetooth speaker able to connect to an iPhone, iPad or Mac, and it came with a Beats Pill+ companion app for pairing two speakers and playing music. It featured a 12-hour rechargeable battery, a built-in speakerphone, and an option ...

27. Microsoft Discovered New 'Powerdir' macOS Vulnerability, Fixed in 12.1 Update

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Microsoft's 365 Defender Research Team this morning published details on a new "Powerdir" macOS vulnerability that let an attacker bypass the Transparency, Consent, and Control technology to gain unauthorized access to protected data.

28. Mockup Shows What iPhone 14 With Pill-Shaped Notch Could Look Like in Your Hand

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A pill-shaped notch would mark a drastic design shift from the notch that's been a hallmark of the ?iPhone? design language since the ?iPhone? X. A pill-shaped notch would require Apple to fit several sensors and the TrueDepth camera system in a smaller ...

29. Body Temp Sensor in Apple Watch Series 8 Looking Unlikely, Suggests Gurman

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Earlier this year, Apple was revealed to be the largest customer of the British electronics start-up Rockley Photonics, which develops non-invasive optical sensors for detecting multiple blood-related health metrics, including blood pressure, blood glucose ...

30. Uber's Apple Watch App No Longer Works

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Uber appears to have silently ended support for its Apple Watch app last month, and multiple Uber users have noticed that they are no longer able to hail a ride from their wrists. uber apple watch app. Curiously, Uber has not removed the Uber Apple ...

31. UK's Virgin Mobile and O2 Network Users Won't Face EU Roaming Charges When Traveling Abroad


"We're starting the year by giving our customers some certainty: we will not be reintroducing roaming fees in Europe for customers on O2 or Virgin Mobile," said Gareth Turpin, chief commercial officer.

32. You Can Join FaceTime Calls on an Xbox but Not an Apple TV

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The simple setup involves using a Logitech C930 webcam connected to an Xbox Series S. To join a ?FaceTime? call, they simply open Microsoft Edge on the Xbox, navigate to their email provider, and open an email with a ?FaceTime? link.

33. The first iPhone of 2022 could arrive as early as March


Gurman and others say the iPhone SE will once again be based on the iPhone 8 design with a home button and LCD display. The big enhancements will likely be internal, with 5G, an A15 processor, and improved cameras highlighting the improvements.

34. Rust has now sold over 12 million copies


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 ...

35. Seahawks Rewind Podcast: Seahawks Win 38-30 At Cardinals


Re-live Each Game With The Seahawks Rewind Podcast · Steve Raible Interview (01:38) · Pete Carroll Postgame Presser (19:37) · Jordyn Brooks Postgame Presser (36:23) · Tyler Lockett Postgame Presser (41:04) · Rashaad Penny Postgame Presser (50:00) · Russell ...

36. WhatsApp to revamp chat list design and add advanced search filters: Report


According to WhatsApp tracker, WABetainfo, WhatsApp, in a future update, is planning to remove the Broadcast lists and the New Group lists from the chat list page. subscribers exclusive Subscriber Exclusive.

37. Google says Apple 'should not benefit from bullying' created by iMessage lock-in

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Google has accused Apple of benefiting from bullying as part of a deliberate strategy to make Android users into second-class citizens on the iPhone-maker's iMessage service. Apple's messaging service includes a number of iOS-exclusive features, ...

38. Honor announces the Magic V, its first foldable smartphone

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Former Huawei sub-brand Honor has just announced its first foldable smartphone, the Honor Magic V. It uses a similar folding form factor to Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold devices, combining a large internal folding display with a smaller external display that ...

39. Take-Two Interactive to acquire social game developer Zynga in $12.7 billion deal


Take-Two Interactive's acquisition of Zynga marks the company's foray into the mobile game market. Take-Two is behind some of the most well-known game series, including Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, BioShock, Borderlands, and NBA 2K.

40. Apple Watch Series 8 may not have a body temperature sensor after all

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When speaking about the Series 8's potential for body temperature sensing, blood glucose monitoring, and blood pressure capabilities, Gurman wrote, “Don't expect any of these soon, though. Body temperature was on this year's roadmap, but chatter about it ...

41. Factbox-Biggest Deals in the Consolidating Videogame Market


(Reuters) - The videogame industry received a massive fillip from the COVID-19 pandemic as people increasingly turned to digital entertainment during lockdowns and firms in the sector consolidated to boost their library of popular titles.

42. Sonos legal win means Google smart speakers will operate differently

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A US trade court has ruled that Google is guilty of infringing Sonos's patents. As a result, Google has had to slightly change the way in which its Google smart speakers work. The main change concerns volume control within a multi-room set-up.

43. Hospitals say staff could feel overwhelmed as omicron surge continues


The omicron variant is causing case numbers to soar across Southwest Florida, and beds are filling up at local hospitals. At NCH, there are 122 COVID-positive patients. At Lee Health, there are 276. And while both hospital systems say they have enough ...

44. Indiana woman arrested for golf cart DUI near Naples Art Festival


According to the Naples Police Department, at around 6:45 p.m., three officers were involved in pulling over a golf cart near 8th Street South at Cambier Way. The street was cut off with reflective barricades because 5th Ave S was closed to vehicles, ...