Technology News for Wednesday 8th June 2022

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Jun 08th 2022

1. Garmin Edge 1040 Solar harnesses the sun for 100 hours of claimed run time

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High-end GPS cycling computers typically have claimed battery lives somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-20 hours — more than enough for most everyday users. But if you're an ultra-distance rider that needs way, way more than that, Garmin's new Edge ...

2. Microsoft is lost in the metaverse as its AR head leaves after sexual harassment claims

Domain: fortune.com | Companies: Microsoft

Alex Kipman, who had been with the Redmond, Washington-based software firm since 2001, was accused of inappropriate behavior toward female employees at Microsoft by current and former workers in an Insider report in late May.

3. All the handy iOS 16 features Apple didn't tell you about

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Apple

Apart from that, there were a ton of things that the company skimmed over briefly or didn't mention at all. As more people are testing the iOS 16 developer beta, some small ...

4. Tencent once more seeks to expand its mobile hit Honor of Kings globally

Domain: techcrunch.com

That's according to a tweet by Level Infinite, which will be publishing the overseas version of the battle royale game for TiMi Studio, the storied games development studio inside Tencent that introduced Honor of Kings back in 2015.

5. How the 2023 Toyota Sequoia Compares to the 2022 Model

Domain: caranddriver.com | Companies: Toyota

The 2023 Sequoia is much more powerful and should also get better fuel economy. Towing is also way up, and the interior is modernized. But the 2023 model loses the 2022's independent rear suspension and ...

6. Nothing to Reveal First Phone at July 12 Event

Domain: cnet.com

The much-hyped startup is introducing the phone one year after launching its transparent earbuds. ... Carl Pei holds a OnePlus 6. Pei co-founded OnePlus in 2013 and went on to start Nothing in 2020.

7. Fake Windows Updates Trick Users Into Installing Ransomware

Domain: itprotoday.com

That Windows update might not be what it seems. Learn how cybercriminals use fake Windows updates to deceive users into downloading malicious code. Brien Posey | Jun 08, 2022.

8. The best multiplayer Nintendo Switch games in 2022, according to experts

Domain: nbcnews.com | Companies: Nintendo

If you know someone who owns a Nintendo Switch, odds are they've raved about all of the game offerings available. From Mario to Zelda, experts told us the Switch has some of the best games around, especially when it comes to multiplayer functionality.

9. Fight to save camp counselors from a deadly monster in this summer's best horror game

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If you're looking for a summer scare — look no further than The Quarry, a glossy new video game that offers scares as satisfying as any horror movie. It's billed as a spiritual successor to Supermassive Games' 2015 hit, Until Dawn.

10. WhatsApp has until July to comply with EU consumer law, EU says

Domain: reuters.com

The Consumer Protection Cooperation Network, which is made up of national consumer watchdogs and backed by the EU executive, sent a letter to WhatsApp in January asking for clarifications on its updated privacy policy. The regulators ...

11. Apple Mac performance, features boost business appeal

Domain: techtarget.com | Companies: Apple

Apple will power its upcoming laptops with the second generation of its custom-built processors, pushing higher performance as business adoption of Macs grows. Next month, the company will debut its M2 chip in the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

12. Now, users can pin posts and Reels on Instagram

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Instagram is rolling out the ability to pin a post or a Reel to a user profile. Users can now pin up to three posts on their profile which will appear at the top of their profile grid. Instagram · @instagram. You like it? You pin it ...

13. Microsoft HoloLens boss Alex Kipman is out after misconduct allegations

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Microsoft

Insider is reporting that Microsoft's Alex Kipman, who led the teams that developed the company's HoloLens augmented reality headset and the Kinect motion controller for Xbox and serves as one of Microsoft's top technical fellows, has resigned after ...

14. Apple's tvOS looks destined for a slow year after little WWDC attention

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

More than six years after Apple's Eddy Cue proclaimed that “the future of TV is apps,” Apple's 2022 WWDC keynote came and went with barely any mention of tvOS — the software that runs on its Apple TV hardware. That quote from Cue came alongside the ...

15. Nothing will launch its debut smartphone on July 12th

Domain: theverge.com

Nothing, the consumer tech startup led by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, will announce its first smartphone at an event on July 12th, the company has announced. The Nothing Phone 1 will be the company's second device, following the release of its Ear 1 ...

16. What the EU's new USB-C rules mean for the iPhone

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

The single biggest impact of this legislation is likely to land on Apple's iPhone. While the rest of the smartphone industry has gradually converged around USB-C as a single, standardized wired charging port, Apple has ...

17. The future of Call of Duty and 'Warzone'

Domain: washingtonpost.com

When “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” releases Oct. 28, it will mark a strategic shift for the massively successful first-person shooter franchise, one that will also usher in two new products around the popular battle royale game “Warzone.”.

18. 'The Quarry' is a standout slasher that takes just a few wrong turns

Domain: washingtonpost.com

And yet, I'm such a fan of Supermassive Games' breakout hit “Until Dawn.” It's an on-rails horror game where your choices determine who survives the night, so it feels more like you've been put in the director's chair to construct your personal cheesy ...

19. The Top New Features in Apple's iOS and iPadOS 16

Domain: wired.com | Companies: Apple

Is Your iPhone or iPad Compatible? With iOS 16, Apple is ending software support for the following devices: the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE 2016, iPhone 7, and iPhone ...

20. Summer Game Fest Livestream 2022

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Tune into Summer Game Fest hosted by Geoff Keighley to get a glimpse at brand new gameplay, world premieres, news, trailers, reveals and more on June 9th, 11AM PDT. So far confirmed to be at the showcase we'll have the first level of Call of Duty: ...