Technology News for Thursday 13th January 2022

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Jan 13th 2022

1. Thursday's best deals: Apple's prev-gen. iPad Pro now $299 off, M1 iMacs, iPhone 13, more

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Rocking a 4K Retina display with True Tone and a 1080p FaceTime camera, there's also six speakers capable of delivering Spatial Audio playback. Not to mention, a pair of Thunderbolt ports and up to 512GB of storage to round out the package with 8GB of RAM.

2. Sony is dealing with PlayStation 5 shortage by making more PS4s

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Sony Group Corp. will continue producing PlayStation 4 consoles throughout 2022 as it navigates disruptions to the global supply chain that have limited output of its pricier PlayStation 5. The Japanese conglomerate, whose flagship PS5 console has been ...

3. Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl release pushed to December 2022

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GSC Game World has pushed back the release for their upcoming post-apocalyptic survival title, Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl. The game will now launch on December 8, 2022, instead of its initial April 28 release date. The announcement comes via a tweet ...

4. Redmi hints at new Note 11-series phone; Could it be the Redmi Note 11S?

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Redmi India has just announced that the brand will be launching a new smartphone soon. A new post on Twitter by Redmi India teases the new smartphone, which appears to be kicking off the new Redmi Note 11 series. “Are you XcIted for a Note-able ...

5. Samsung Galaxy S21 FE review: Almost premium

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The rationale behind the Galaxy S21 FE is simple: sell a phone that provides the same level of exclusivity you would expect from a top-tier device but at a price that attracts aspirational customers who are willing to shell a little more for this premium ...

6. Sony WF-1000XM4 review: Smart and versatile earphone

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Sony WF-1000XM4 review: The wireless earphones offer noise cancellation, adaptive sound among a host of features. Here's how they performed for us during the testing. Advertisement.

7. Hitman 3 Is Going Rogue(like)

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At least someone's racking up their frequent flyer miles. Travel restrictions are once again unpredictable, flights are being canceled by the thousands, but Agent 47 is still giving his AMEX Centurion a workout. The bar-coded, Saville-suited assassin ...

8. Elon police share warning after student reports being tracked by Apple AirTag

Domain: myfox8.com | Companies: Apple

The student contacted officers just after midnight Tuesday after receiving an alert on her phone. She told officers the device had been with her for just under five hours. “She actually came back the next day ...

9. Stanford introduces 7-day isolation period

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The updated guidance applies to students who are fully vaccinated, have mild or no symptoms, no fever for 48 hours without medication and a negative COVID-19 rapid test result on or after the seventh day of their isolation period.

10. Town rejects drive-in movie series, Newly elected officials share their goals

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The daily update is a briefing on what's happening across the North Fork. ?Get the daily update delivered straight to your inbox each weekday morning by subscribing to our newsletter. Here are the headlines for Thursday, Jan. 13: THE SUFFOLK TIMES.

11. Music app AmpMe lowers pricing after accused of being an App Store scammer

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Eleftheriou documented the earnings for a music syncing app called AmpMe, which claims to boost your music's volume by syncing it across devices, including friends' phones, Bluetooth speakers and computer speakers. · Eleftheriou noted this offering was ...

12. PUBG Mobile maker Krafton sues Apple, Google and rival game developer Garena over clones

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Apple, Google

The lawsuit alleges Garena's games copy numerous aspects of its own, including its opening, its game structure and play, the combination and selection of weapons, armor and unique objects, locations, and the overall color schemes, materials and textures.

13. This device attaches magnetically to a face mask to monitor the wearer's vitals

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Perhaps 2022 will be the year consumer health tracking moves beyond the wrist. We've seen Oura's rise over the past few years and a CES that brought with it a couple of ring fitness trackers. Following Google's addition to vital and sleep tracking on ...

14. Your Year on Yelp Rolls Out in Canada, US

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Business directory and crowdsourced review forum Yelp rolled out its version of a 2021 wrap-up with Your Year on Yelp, a personalized data-driven recap of users' contributions on the platform and the impact they had on the community at large.

15. New 2022 BMW M2 spotted wearing lighter camouflage

Domain: autoexpress.co.uk | Companies: BMW

BMW's M division has an exciting list of launches scheduled for 2022, with plans to unveil four new performance cars in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary. Our spy photographers have once again spotted what's ...

16. Philip Rosedale returns to Second Life as advisor

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Second Life's creator, Philip Rosedale, is returning as an advisor to its parent company, Linden Lab. The move is part of a partnership with Rosedale's current startup, High Fidelity, which is making an investment in Linden Lab and transferring several ...

17. Apple removes Wordle clones from App Store

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Multiple copycat versions of the hugely popular word game Wordle have been removed from the App Store, Apple has confirmed to BBC News. BBC News found several similar-looking games still available, however. A different game with the same name has been ...

18. Wordle explained: Tips, tricks, the perfect start word, everything you need to know

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What is Wordle? Wordle is a daily word game you can find online here. It's fun, simple and, like a crossword, can only be played once a day. Every 24 hours there's ...

19. Nvidia's GeForce Now service can stream Fortnite on iPhone and Android

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Nvidia

Now, Nvidia said, it's worked with Fortnite maker Epic Games to create a version of the game that brings back touch controls, making it easier to play on a mobile device. Get ...

20. Xbox Series X restock tracker: How to get in on the big Walmart console drop today

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Walmart

Ready to get your hands on an Xbox Series X? The next Xbox Series X restock is coming from Walmart. Starting at 12 p.m. PT (3 p.m. ET) today, consoles will be available to Walmart Plus subscribers. A free trial to Walmart Plus is not enough -- you'll ...

21. Five things I want to see on the Samsung Galaxy S22

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Samsung

Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra came out in early 2021, and the S22 lineup could be on its way. Andrew Hoyle/CNET. With an expected launch date in February, Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S22 could be a matter of weeks away. That's pretty exciting, given ...

22. Apple's iOS 15.2 update: How to download, new features and more

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

iOS 15.2 brings new Apple Music and privacy features to your iPhone. Sarah Tew/CNET. Apple released the latest version of its iPhone and iPad operating system, iOS 15.2, in December with a hefty collection of updates and new features, and now iOS ...

23. CES 2022: An Aladdin's cave of smart products to change how we live

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TCL also showed off the second-generation version of its NxtWear Air wearable glasses, which let you view your smartphone content on dual 1080p micro OLED that are embedded in the lenses. Greener tech.

24. Omicron or Delta: Which Covid variant causes more infections among children? experts answer

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During the second wave, most children who were found to be COVID positive were infected with the Delta variant. And, most of them showed symptoms like fever, cough, runny nose and sore throat, a new study revealed. Samples of 583 COVID-infected ...

25. Apple Expanding 'App Store Foundations' Program to Additional Countries

Domain: macrumors.com | Companies: Apple

In individual and group sessions, selected developers learn how to grow their business and increase the reach of their apps. Topics covered include the optimal use of Apple technologies and APIs, editorial content in the App Store, and more.

26. Fortnite Coming Back to iOS Soon Thanks to Nvidia's GeForce NOW Service

Domain: macrumors.com | Companies: Nvidia

?Epic Games? has found a workaround though, by partnering up with Nvidia. GeForce NOW, Nvidia's streaming gaming service, will soon add Fortnite support, allowing Fortnite to be played through a browser on iOS devices with touch-based controls.

27. iOS 15 Now Installed on 72% of iPhones From the Last Four Years

Domain: macrumors.com

Installation numbers are lower on the iPad. 57 percent of all iPads introduced in the last four years are running ?iOS 15?, while 39 percent continue to run iOS 14. Four percent run an earlier version of iOS.

28. PUBG Maker Sues Apple and Google for Not Removing Clone Apps

Domain: macrumors.com | Companies: Apple, Google

Krafton, developer popular online battle game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG, has sued Apple, Google, and gaming company Garena over PUBG clone apps that copy PUBG gameplay. pubg. The lawsuit accuses Garena of creating PUBG clones called "Free ...

29. What GTA maker Take-Two Interactive's acquisition of Zynga means for India

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Grand Theft Auto maker Take-Two Interactive's acquisition of mobile gaming company Zynga will help the console and PC gaming firm make inroads into emerging markets such as India, its chief executive said. "We think that it's going to be a whole lot ...

30. Warzone update patch notes today (13th January): File size & playlist changes

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The world of Call of Duty never stays still for long, and today (13th January 2022) we've got another big pile of Warzone patch notes to prove it. Advertisement. If you've been prompted to download this CoD update today and you're wondering what it is ...

31. CES 2022: The 32 Best Things We Saw at the Consumer Electronics Show

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The ACRO CA1000 is half-digital desktop audio player and half-HiFi headphone amp, with four built-in DACs: a balanced 2.5mm and 4.4mm, and unbalanced 3.5mm and 6.35mm output. If you're someone who won't compromise on HiFi sound, the amp also supports ...

32. The PS5 and Xbox Series X are available right now for Walmart Plus subscribers

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Walmart

In case you hadn't noticed, it's becoming ever-so-slightly less of a maddening exercise to get your hands on a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. Granted, it's still harder than it should be, but recent retailer restocks have taken longer to sell out than ...

33. Alleged Apple App Store scammer AmpMe says it'll lower prices and investigate its 'consultants'

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

AmpMe isn't a brand-new app that popped up just to scam unsuspecting users out of their money. See the photo atop this post? That's from 2015, when we first covered the idea: an app that can sync up a room full of smartphones into a single gigantic ...

34. Apple and T-Mobile say iOS 15.2 didn't switch off iCloud Private Relay

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

Apple has denied that last month's iOS 15.2 update is behind the difficulty some iPhone owners have faced with using the iCloud Private Relay feature on cellular networks. Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile earlier this week said they weren't blocking the ...

35. Microsoft has discontinued all Xbox One consoles

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Microsoft

“To focus on production of Xbox Series X / S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” says Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox console product marketing, in a statement to The Verge.

36. Fortnite is technically back on iOS, thanks to a GeForce Now game streaming loophole

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Nvidia

The new version that Nvidia and Epic Games are beta testing is optimized for mobile devices, with similar touchscreen controls and menus to the old native iOS and Android versions of the game. (Nvidia warns that Android ...

37. How to keep your Zoom meetings safe and secure

Domain: theverge.com

Having to deal with passwords and virtual waiting rooms may make for a slightly less friendly interface, but it also means it's less likely somebody you don't know will pop into your family get-together.

38. Copycats not allowed: Apple yanks knockoffs of viral puzzle game Wordle from App Store

Domain: usatoday.com | Companies: Apple

Apple confirmed Wordle clones were removed from the App Store in an email to USA TODAY. The tech giant did not specify how many apps it removed or the names of the apps pulled from its digital marketplace.

39. Wordle: Our first hit game of 2022: Talking Tech podcast

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Hit play on the player above to hear the podcast and follow along with the transcript below. This transcript was automatically generated, and then edited for clarity in its current form. There may be some differences between the audio and the text.

40. Microsoft Has Stopped Making Xbox One Consoles - the Verge

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(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has stopped manufacturing all Xbox One consoles to focus on producing its next-generation consoles, the Verge reported on Thursday, citing a senior executive of the gaming division. According to The Verge, ...

41. Bats removed from Naples Family Fitness, Collier DOH wants to hear from people they touched

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A worker at the gym said the bats were cleared out about three days ago. “They had a whole family. There's probably eight to 10 of them at once flying around. Yeah, felt like ...