Technology News for Tuesday 18th January 2022

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Jan 18th 2022

1. Cannondale's new 2022 Synapse Carbon road bike integrates lights and radar


Cannondale's Synapse platform has long served as the American brand's clear answer to the endurance road category. It's a platform that has a history of finding a nice balance between the relaxed geometry that defines the category, and a lightweight, ...

2. Fortnite 19.10 patch notes breakdown - Tilted Towers returns, Klombo dinosaurs and more


Fortnite is back online and patch 19.10 has brought with it a whole host of brand new additions to the game, including the fan-favorite Tilted Towers. Yes, perhaps Fortnite's most iconic and infamous point of interest has returned, and you can expect ...

3. Realme 9i First Impressions: A Worthy Successor?

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The Realme 9i is the successor of the Realme 8i · The Realme 9i sports a 6.6-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate · It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC · It packs in a 5,000mAh battery and supports 33W charging.

4. 'We've exhausted ourselves': Victoria walk-in clinic shutters as family doctors move on


A walk-in medical clinic in Victoria has closed its doors after two of its physicians decided to stop practicing longitudinal family medicine in the city. The Eagle Creek Medical Clinic announced the closure after Dr. George Zabakolas and Dr. Chelsie ...

5. Kingdom Hearts series coming to Nintendo Switch in February 2022

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Square Enix has announced that the entire Kingdom Hearts series will be coming to Nintendo Switch. The collection launches on February 10, 2022, and will only be accessible via the cloud. Players will require a fast, permanent, and stable internet ...

6. Speedrunner beats Sekiro in 2 hours while blindfolded


The amount marks the highest charity collection for the annual event with the highest donation being $236,656. The highlight of the event, however, was speedrunner Mitchriz, who only used audio cues and trained muscle memory to beat the Souls-like title in ...

7. OnePlus 10 Pro, Nord CE 2 could launch soon in India: All we know so far


The OnePlus 10 Pro is reportedly inching closer to its India launch and could become official around March 2022, suggest new reports. The brand's new flagship phone, which was recently launched in China, is now being spotted on various Indian ...

8. WhatsApp new features could make editing screenshots, images easier


WhatsApp is planning to add a few new features to the app and this time, the additions are not focused around voice/video calls or voice notes. Instead, the app is soon set to offer users more ways to draw on images before sending them out.

9. Apple browser Safari 15 security flaw could leak your browsing activity, personal data

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Apple browser Safari 15 is found to have a vulnerability that could let any website track your internet activity and even reveal your identity on macOS, and in all browsers on iOS and iPadOS 15, according to a new report. Researchers at FingerprintJS ...

10. Microsoft Is Bringing Activision Blizzard Games To Game Pass

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Alongside news that Microsoft is preparing to acquire Activision Blizzard for $70 billion, the Xbox console maker has confirmed that games from the recently troubled Call of Duty and Warcraft publisher will make their way to Xbox Game Pass.

11. Score another win for Istanbul gaming startups: Dream Games raises $255M at a $2.75B valuation

Domain: | Companies: BlackRock

This Series C is being led by Index Ventures, with Makers Fund, IVP, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Kora and Balderton Capital also participating. The funding will be used both to continue investing in and developing Royal Match, and to work on ...

12. Pace woman believes stranger used Apple AirTag to track her

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PACE, Fla. -- Apple AirTags are small round devices people use to track easily lost belongings like car keys, purses, or wallets. But are they being used for stalking and car thefts? Law enforcement across the country are warning people about AirTags, ...

13. Porsche 911 special edition marks 50 years of Porsche Design


Based on the 911 Targa GTS, the 911 Edition 50Y Porsche Design commemorates the golden jubilee of Porsche Design, founded by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche – grandson of company founder Ferdinand Porsche – in 1972.

14. US airlines warn of impending 5G flight disruption


The 10 biggest US airlines have warned that the impending switch-on of 5G mobile phone services will cause "major disruption" to flights. They said the start of Verizon and AT&T 5G mobile phone services, planned for Wednesday, would cause a "completely ...

15. Airlines Warn of 'Catastrophic Disruptions' in 5G Rollout


A trade association representing major U.S. airlines asked Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the nation's top communications and aviation regulators to prevent wireless carriers from implementing 5G services close to airports.

16. Samsung Partners With AMD to Power Up Mobile Chips

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Samsung Electronics Co. introduced its first mobile processor powered by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. graphics as the company tries to better compete with the gaming prowess of archrival Apple Inc.'s iPhones. The new Exynos 2200 processor is built using ...

17. Amazon Republic Day Sale 2022 — Best deals and offers on TVs

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You can also avail no cost EMI on this TV as well as a 10 per cent discount on SBI credit cards. This is a 43-inch FHD LED TV from Redmi and it comes with Dolby Audio speakers and runs on Android TV 11. It also has Xiaomi's custom launcher for TVs, ...

18. Amazon Great Republic Day Sale 2022 – best deals on smartwatches and fitness bands

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The sale is already live and will go on till January 20. As part of the sale, State Bank of India credit card users can avail an additional 10% discount up to ?1,750 in addition to discounts offered by Amazon.

19. Best Buy's 4-day sale offers savings on Apple Watch, smart TVs and more

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Best Buy has launched a 4-day savings event with a ton of great offers on top tech. There are deals on smart TVs, AirPods, Go Pro and more, including a return of the lowest price we've seen to date on the Apple Watch Series 7.

20. Is Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition really about the metaverse?

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A sequel to Overwatch has been in the works, although delays were announced last fall. Activision Blizzard. Waking up on a Tuesday morning to hear that Microsoft was snapping up yet another massive game publisher is a disorienting way to start the week ...

21. Kingdom Hearts collection hits Nintendo Switch on Feb. 10

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Free playable demos are available from Tuesday, so can see if your connection is up to the task.

22. Microsoft expands gaming and Xbox further, buying Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

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Activision makes some of the world's biggest games, including Call of Duty. Activision. Microsoft made its biggest purchase ever on Tuesday, announcing an agreement to take over scandal-plagued video game giant Activision Blizzard, in an all-cash deal ...

23. Apple retakes top spot in global smartphone market, analyst says

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High demand for the iPhone 13 and competitive pricing in mainland China helped the tech giant retake the lead and edge out Samsung, which took a market share of 20% during the three-month period ending Dec. 31.

24. Airlines ask Biden administration for 'immediate intervention' on 5G


The aviation world is concerned 5G signals will interfere with aviation technology including the radar altimeter onboard planes.

25. New Cannondale Synapse Carbon SmartSense: smart tech comes to road cycling


Jump to category: SmartSense explained; All-new Carbon frame; First ride; Value and conclusion. Simon Smythe.

26. Apple AirTag: Police warn of unwanted tracking after device found on car in Montgomery County

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LOWER PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Police have issued a warning after they say an Apple AirTag alert was found on a vehicle in Lower Providence Township and a suspicious vehicle was observed outside the victim's home. The incident happened on January 14 ...

27. Samsung Introduces Exynos 2200 Processor With Xclipse GPU Powered By AMD RDNA 2 Architecture

Domain: | Companies: Samsung

With the most cutting-edge Arm-based CPU cores available in the market today and an upgraded neural processing unit (NPU), the Exynos 2200 will enable the ultimate mobile phone gaming experience, as well as enhancing the overall experience in social media ...

28. Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for about $70 billion

Domain: | Companies: Microsoft, Facebook

The all-cash $68.7 billion deal will turn Microsoft, maker of the Xbox gaming system, into one of the world's largest video game companies and help it compete with tech rivals such as Meta, formerly Facebook, in creating immersive virtual worlds for both ...

29. Senior living facility takes steps to reduce isolation for residents


The CDC says that isolation caused by the pandemic is a risk factor for serious depression. Senior centers have been hit especially hard with isolation in the past few years. As procedures and protocols begin to loosen up, senior living centers are ...

30. New Apple Products Filed in Regulatory Database, Likely Including New iPhone SE and iPad Air

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Apple today filed unreleased iPhone and iPad models in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, as spotted by French blog Consomac. iPad Air Feature 2. The filings likely represent the rumored third-generation iPhone SE, fifth-generation iPad Air, ...

31. Apple Updates AirPods 3 Firmware to Version 4C170

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Apple does not offer details on what's included in new firmware updates for the AirPods?, so we don't know what improvements or bug fixes the new firmware brings. There is no standard way to upgrade ...

32. Belkin Launches New MagSafe Charger With Kickstand

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Available in black or white from the online Apple Store, the Boost Charge Pro Portable Wireless Charger Pad With ?MagSafe? offers 15W charging speeds for most iPhone 12 and 13 models. The exception is the ?iPhone 12? and 13 mini, which max out at 12W with ...

33. Microsoft Releases Office for Mac Update With Full Apple Silicon Support in Excel

Domain: | Companies: Apple, Microsoft

Microsoft has released a new version of its Office for Mac productivity suite that includes an updated Excel app with 100% native support for Apple silicon machines. microsoft 365. According to the release notes accompanying version 16.57, Excel will ...

34. Mophie Debuts $150 MagSafe-Compatible 3-in-1 Travel Charger


Mophie says that the charger is using Apple's official components and has gone through the MFI process, so the hardware included can charge the ?iPhone 12? and 13 at the fastest wireless speeds possible. Many of the ...

35. WhatsApp Is Bringing This New 'Exciting' Photo Feature


Meta-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp is bringing a new drawing feature for the Android app, while the desktop app is getting new and updated chat bubbles. This comes at a time when WhatsApp is reported to be working on message reactions that will ...

36. AT&T and Verizon Delay 5G Service Near Some Airports


The broader expansion of 5G — which provides much faster access to the internet than current wireless technology — is set for Wednesday after multiple delays. Aviation regulators and airlines repeatedly raised concerns that the new technology would ...

37. Microsoft will buy Activision Blizzard, a bet on games being central to the internet's future.

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The blockbuster acquisition, the largest ever by Microsoft and for the gaming world, would catapult the company into a leading spot in a $175 billion industry that is successful on virtually every kind of device, from bulky gaming consoles to mobile phones ...

38. Square Enix Wants $90 for Cloud Versions of Kingdom Hearts on Switch


Square Enix announced that the entire Kingdom Hearts series of games will be released for Switch on Feb. 10. However, that's where the good news ends. As VGC reports, rather than offering versions of the Kingdom Hearts games that run on the Switch ...

39. Logitech Pen Review


The Logitech Pen is a simple, effective digital stylus, expertly crafted for students and educators to use with USI-certified Chromebooks. MSRP $64.99. PCMag editors select and review products independently. If you buy through affiliate links, ...

40. Fortnite downtime for today's update: Patch notes & when it's back online


Once again, Fortnite is offline at the moment as Epic Games gears up for another big update today (18th January). Advertisement. Today's big Fortnite update is known as update 19.10 and we have a decent idea already of what its patch notes will entail.

41. Best AirPod alternatives 2022: top earbuds from Sony, Sennheiser and Beats

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Since most smartphones abandoned the headphone jack, wireless earbuds have become a must-have tech accessory and Apple AirPods have been among the most popular. If you're not keen to spend that much on earbuds though, or if you're not much of a fan of ...

42. HTC VR headsets are on sale in the UK until the end of January


Starting today, HTC is running a Winter Savings event on its UK website with up to £250 off their VR headsets, ending on January 30. The computer manufacturing company is known for making some of the best VR headsets on the market, so now is the best ...

43. Garmin revamps its outdoorsy Fenix 7 and Epix smartwatches


That's because Garmin decided to wait until today to separately announce its revamped multisport GPS smartwatches. On top of an updated flagship Fenix 7 lineup, Garmin is also launching the Epix — a rugged outdoors smartwatch with an always-on color ...

44. Windows 11 SE laptops arrive to take on Chromebooks in schools

Domain: | Companies: Microsoft

It's designed to really take on Chromebooks in education, and is optimized for Microsoft Edge, Office, and Microsoft's cloud-based services. Windows 11 SE isn't limited to just Microsoft apps though, with both Zoom and Chrome part of an authorized ...

45. Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

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Microsoft plans to add many of Activision's games to Xbox Game Pass once the deal closes. With the acquisition of Activision, Microsoft will soon publish franchises like Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, Call of Duty, and Candy Crush.

46. Airline executives implore feds to keep AT&T, Verizon's 5G away from airports

Domain: | Companies: Boeing

An American Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner approaches for a landing at the Miami International. The CEOs of the nation's largest airlines and shipping carriers are asking for "immediate intervention" to block AT&T ...

47. EXPLAINER: Why Airlines Fear 5G Will Upend Travel This Week


The airline industry is raising the stakes in a showdown with AT&T and Verizon over plans to launch new 5G wireless service this week, warning that thousands of flights could be grounded or delayed if the rollout takes place near major airports.

48. Future flash: Cannondale builds safety (and battery) integration into new Synapse


Cannondale's new Synapse endurance road bike features a rear-facing radar, front and rear lights that can blink with increasing intensity as a car approaches, and a handlebar-mounted monitor that shows approaching cars. All these Garmin and Lezyne ...

49. Wireless carriers to limit 5G near airports as airlines warn of major disruptions


The telecom firms have twice delayed activating the towers in recent months — which will deliver higher-speed Internet — to give aviation safety regulators more time to analyze potential interference with devices on planes known as radio altimeters.

50. Suspect tied to 2 separate Lehigh Acres 7-Eleven robberies a week apart


One man is now suspected of robbing two separate 7-Eleven locations in Lehigh Acres within the same week. Deputies say the unknown man robbed a 7-Eleven on Delaware Road shortly before 1 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 10 and told the cashier he had a gun, ...