Technology News for Thursday 9th June 2022

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Jun 09th 2022

1. Garmin announces Vivosmart 5 fitness tracker


Garmin has announced its Vivosmart 5 fitness tracker in India. The smart fitness tracker comes with advanced sleep tracking features including Garmin's sleep score and at-glance health stats for pulse oximeter, heart rate monitoring, “body battery” ...

2. Apple iOS 16: Here are 10 features you might have missed

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Apple iOS 16 was announced this week and the developer preview is now live. Here we take a look at 10 features, which will be very useful for most iPhone customers. · 1) Recover recently deleted messages · 2) Strong password editing · 3) Wi-Fi passwords in ...

3. Vivaldi launches Mail 1.0: Read emails, feeds, access calendar and more


Vivaldi has launched Mail 1.0 built right into the Vivaldi browser, allowing you to handle your emails, calendar, and read feeds— all in one. For those who don't know, Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser, a company founded by Tatsuki ...

4. Yep, The Callisto Protocol Still Looks Like It'll Give Us Nightmares


After a brief showing at State of Play last week, upcoming sci-fi shooter The Callisto Protocol got a full-on gameplay demo during today's Summer Game Fest kick-off show. Watch. Three New Minutes Of Stray's Cat-Centric Platforming AKA 'Catforming'.

5. New near-real-time tool reveals Earth's land cover in more detail than ever before


Named Dynamic World, it merges cloud-based artificial intelligence with satellite imagery to give near-real-time global visualizations of nine types of land use and land cover. The tool is likely to be ...

6. Amid growing concerns around app addiction, TikTok rolls out more screen tools


Among the new features are two new controls for monitoring and managing screen time usage, as well as a new digital well-being guide that's being added to the app's Safety Center. The guide, titled ...

7. Apple said to be planning 12? MacBook, 15? MacBook Air and 14.1” iPad Pro for 2023 releases

Domain: | Companies: Apple

A pair of reports published today potentially reveal Apple's 2023 laptop and iPad lineup. If true, big changes are coming. Literally big: Apple is rumored to be building a 14.1-inch iPad Pro and a 15-inch MacBook Air.

8. Chrome will now silence many of those annoying notification permission prompts on the web

Domain: | Companies: Google

Google today announced a set of new and updated security features for Chrome, almost all of which rely on machine learning (ML) models, as well as a couple of nifty new ML-based features that aim to make browsing the web a bit easier, including a new ...

9. Meta has reportedly shelved its watch with in-built cameras


According to photos and videos of the prototype, apart from the camera, the smartwatch had features that are now fairly standard for smartwatches and wrist wearables, such as activity tracking, notifications and cellular connectivity through eSIM. The ...

10. Microsoft's new Xbox TV app will let players stream games on new Samsung smart TVs without a console

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Microsoft has announced that it's launching its Xbox TV app on June 30th, which will allow users to play Xbox games without a game console. The company has partnered with Samsung to bring the new Xbox gaming experience to the manufacturer's 2022 smart ...

11. Papercup raises $20M for AI that automatically dubs videos


Camera operator in studio filming. Image Credits: bjones27 / Getty Images. Dubbing is a lucrative market, with Verified Market Research predicting that film dubbing services alone could generate ...

12. Tatsumeeko wants to bring the metaverse to Discord


Tatsumeeko, an “MMORPG-lite” game on Ethereum and Solana developed by the team behind cross-gaming platform ecosystem Tatsu.GG, announced today that it has raised $7.5 million in seed funding. The round was co-led by DeFiance Capital, Delphi Ventures ...

13. Meta Halts Development of Apple Watch Rival With Two Cameras

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Facebook parent company Meta Platforms Inc. has halted development of a smartwatch with dual cameras and is instead working on other devices for the wrist, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The device, which has been in development ...

14. Microsoft Xbox Brings Cloud Gaming to Samsung Smart TVs Without Console

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Starting June 30, hundreds of cloud-enabled games attached to the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription, which costs $14.99 a month without promotional pricing, will be available through Samsung's Gaming Hub, similar to using any other streaming app on a TV ...

15. Xbox Games Arrive On Samsung TVs in Cloud Gaming Push

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Microsoft is bringing its subscription Xbox Game Pass service to Samsung televisions. Why it matters. This service doesn't require a console and is another step forward for cloud gaming. What's next. Microsoft is looking to expand its cloud gaming ...

16. NASA looks to automate data sharing with government and commercial partners


NASA is rehearsing the launch of its Artemis 1 rocket in preparation for an uncrewed Orion spacecraft mission around the moon, the first in a series of voyages to ultimately land astronauts on Mars. But commercial partners designed ...

17. 'Diablo Immortal' Also Has Hidden Caps Preventing Grinding For Free


While much is focused on the sky-high costs of trying to gear your character up with high quality gems in Diablo Immortal through loot box dungeons, there are some counter-arguments that you can still just play the game “as normal” and avoid all the ...

18. How to set up Wi-Fi hotspot on iPhone


The Wi-Fi hotspot feature allows users to share their cellular data. This feature becomes extremely helpful when there is a network outage or any Wi-Fi connectivity issue. Not only iOS users, but Android users too can connect to the Wi-Fi hotspot on any ...

19. iOS 16: How to Isolate, Copy, and Share Subjects From Photos

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In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has enhanced its Visual Look Up capability for photos by making it possible to isolate the subject of a picture from its background so that you can copy it to the clipboard for use elsewhere or share it in another ...

20. Biden Administration to Set Rules of the Road for Charging Electric Vehicles


WASHINGTON — Electric vehicle charging stations built with federal dollars should be positioned along Interstates every 50 miles, be able to recharge cars quickly and be located no more than a mile from a major highway, according to new rules proposed ...

21. Microsoft wants to ditch HDD boot drives

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Would you consider buying a new laptop or desktop today with a conventional platter hard drive? Microsoft seems to think that you shouldn't. Such is the indication of a recent TrendFocus report, which claims that the Windows maker is pushing OEM system ...

22. Game demos coming to Xbox Game Pass within the next year

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Microsoft has announced a couple of ways it intends to expand the benefits of Xbox Game Pass membership over the next year: a game demo program, and the ability to play select games you already own outside Game Pass via Cloud Gaming.

23. US agency upgrades Tesla Autopilot safety probe, step before possible recall

Domain: | Companies: Tesla

The auto safety agency in August opened a preliminary evaluation to assess the performance of the system in 765,000 vehicles after a series of crashes in which Tesla vehicles struck stopped emergency vehicles. NHTSA is upgrading its probe to ...

24. The Vivaldi browser launches a free built-in email client that integrates its Calendar and Feed Reader

Domain: | Companies: Microsoft

The new email client is similar to Gmail and Microsoft Outlook, with messages that are searchable and organized into multiple folders or views. Yet Vivaldi also offers a few slightly more unique ways to customize and manage emails, calendars, and feeds.

25. How to watch Summer Game Fest 2022


Summer Game Fest isn't quite E3 — which was unceremoniously canceled earlier this year. But it's become one of the year's big game events, and it's kicking off with a livestream this afternoon. Game Fest host Geoff Keighley has tried to set ...

26. Meta reportedly shelves plans for dual-camera smartwatch


Meta has halted development of a smartwatch with two built-in cameras, Bloomberg reports. The device — codenamed “Milan” — had reportedly been planned for release in spring 2023 at a price of around $349. Technical issues, as well as general ...

27. TikTok can now help stop your infinite scrolling


A new tool will show a reminder after using the app for a prolonged, user-defined period of time, adding a new safeguard to existing daily limits. Teenage users (between the ages of 13 and 17) will be prompted to use the screen time limiting tool if they ...

28. iOS 16 lets you transfer an eSIM to a new iPhone over Bluetooth


Currently in iOS if you purchase a new iPhone and you use an eSIM you have to contact your carrier to get the eSIM reissued. While some carriers make this effortless through QR codes in their mobile apps, ...

29. Dell's new XPS 13 adds Alder Lake CPUs, but this is more than just a spec bump


Today Dell is launching the 2022 revision of its XPS 13 to include Intel's latest 12th-gen Alder Lake CPUs that add more cores and a hybrid architecture, while saying the new version is its thinnest and lightest 13-inch XPS ever. The new laptop is ...

30. Google Chrome's on-device machine learning blocks noisy notification prompts

Domain: | Companies: Google

Google Chrome has built-in phishing detection that scans pages to see if they match known fake or malicious sites (using more than just the URL, since scammers rotate those more quickly than it can keep up). And, now, that tech is getting better.

31. Summer Game Fest 2022: all the news and trailers


SummerSummer Game Fest host Geoff Keighley warned fans to temper their expectations for today's livestreamed event, which kicks off several days of demos and events. And indeed, the show didn't have a lot of huge reveals — especially because one of its ...

32. Apple rumors point to a 15-inch MacBook Air, 12-inch laptop, and 14-inch iPad Pro

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These will come with M2 Max chips that expand on the 10 CPU cores and 32 GPU cores of their highest-end predecessor with 12 CPU cores and up to 38 GPU cores. Make room ...

33. NASA inspector general issues a scathing report on moon effort


For years NASA has struggled with ballooning costs of the rocket and spacecraft it wants to use to send astronauts to the moon. Now it has significant problems with an obscure, but vital, piece of hardware used to transport and launch the rocket: a ...

34. Summer Game Fest 2022 shows off 'Modern Warfare 2,' 'Stormgate' and 'Cuphead' DLC

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Summer Game Fest, which will be live streamed starting June 9 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, extends through early next week. The event calendar also includes separate showcases from Xbox and Bethesda, Netflix, and other publishers.