Technology News for Wednesday 6th July 2022

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Jul 06th 2022

1. Apple to add 'lockdown' safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

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Apple plans to roll out a “lockdown” option for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers intended to protect against spyware unleashed by state-sponsored hackers — although enabling it will also make these devices less useful. ByAssociated Press Associated ...

2. Quordle Today: Here are the Answers & Hints for Quordle #163 Game for 6th July


If you are seasoned player and unable to guess the answers, we will help you with clues and eventually the answer! If in case this is your first time, playing the game, here is how you can play: Just start typing 5-letter words. You have to guess four five ...

3. Microsoft's $69 billion takeover of Activision hits possible antitrust roadblock

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An Activision Blizzard logo in front of a Microsoft logo. In this photo illustration, the Activision Blizzard logo is seen displayed on a smartphone screen with the Microsoft Corporation logo in the background.Pavlo ...

4. Microsoft's $69 Billion Activision Blizzard Deal Faces UK Antitrust Probe


On Wednesday, the U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority said it investigating whether Microsoft-Activision Blizzard merger “may be expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition within any market or markets in the United Kingdom for goods ...

5. OPPO to launch Reno 8 series smartphones in India on July 18: Details here


The Reno 8 is expected to sport a 6.43-inch fullHD+ AMOLED screen. It is likely to be powered by a 4,500 mAh battery and MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset. It is expected to come in two colour themes -- shimmer black and shimmer gold.

6. Actor gets tracked by AirTag in Disneyland, shares experience on Twitter

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Altered Carbon actor Hannah Rose May was in Disneyland for an afterhours event between 11:45 PM and 2 AM. At the end of the night May received a “Find My” notification on her iPhone. While she initially did not think much of it, she opened it anyway to ...

7. Renault 5 Diamant Is the French Icon Turned into an Elegant Electric Car


The unorthodox steering wheel has a marbled finish, standing out in an otherwise minimalist interior. Restomods are all the rage right now, especially when it comes to converting classics into electric vehicles.

8. Nintendo Switch OLED Is Getting a Colorful Splatoon 3 Edition on Aug. 26

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The Nintendo Switch OLED Splatoon 3 Edition is for those looking for a graffiti aesthetic. Nintendo. Nintendo on Wednesday revealed its inked Splatoon 3 Edition Switch OLED model ...

9. UK antitrust officials investigate Microsoft's $68.7 billion Activision Blizzard acquisition


Washington (CNN Business) The UK competition regulator on Wednesday announced the launch of an antitrust investigation into Microsoft's proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of video gaming giant Activision Blizzard.

10. Hive ransomware group migrates code to Rust, accelerating data encryption

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The group behind Hive ransomware completed a full code migration and overhaul to use a more complex encryption method for its ransomware as a service payload, researchers from Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center found.

11. Serious New Threat Revealed For Millions Of Google Chrome Users

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A fourth zero-day hack has struck Chrome, and Google is urging users to upgrade their browsers. Here's everything you need to know. Posting on the official Chrome blog, Google said the exploit (CVE-2022-2294) affects Windows and Android users, ...

12. Microsoft will stop including new Xbox 360 games in subscription services

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The news broke via an email sent to all current Games with Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers on Tuesday. While both services will continue to offer free games after October, it will now pull those games exclusively from the Xbox One library.

13. 2022 Pokemon Go Anniversary Event Research Guide


The Pokemon Go 6th Anniversary Event is now live, and in celebration of the 6th anniversary of the game's release, new Pokemon varieties, Ultra Unlock bonuses, and Timed Research tasks have been made available. The Pokemon Go Anniversary event runs ...

14. June Indie highlights! Check out indie games that recently made their way to the Nintendo Switch system

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Follow an aspiring artist on the cusp of finishing the final piece for her art gallery submission. In this narrative-driven puzzle game, become immersed in a panoramic world filled with colors, hand-animated visuals, and a smooth, easy-listening soundtrack ...

15. Nintendo Switch – OLED Model Inspired by Splatoon 3 Coming to Stores on Aug. 26

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Adorned with splashy, squid-tastic images straight out of Splatsville, the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model Splatoon 3 Special Edition includes a set of one blue and one yellow gradient Joy-Con controllers with white underbellies and a white, graffiti-themed ...

16. Tom Clancy's The Division goes mobile with its next game


The next game in Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division series is for mobile devices. Tom Clancy's The Division Resurgence, announced on Wednesday, is a “canon opus,” the publisher said in a statement. The free-to-play third-person shooter will launch ...

17. Just Eat Takeaway rocky dealmaking

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July 6 (Reuters) - Amazon (AMZN.O) has agreed to take a 2% stake in Just Eat's (TKWY.AS) U.S. meal delivery business Grubhub, bringing major relief to Europe's largest meals company, which has been under fire in recent months over its ...

18. Asus ROG Phone 6 and Phone 6 Pro launched with 165 Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1


The hardcore gaming smartphones will also be the industry's first to feature the 165 Hz refresh rate panel required mainly during the graphics intensive games where frame rates change fast. The touch sampling of the Asus ROG Phone 6 series goes up to 720 ...

19. IISc researchers develop design framework to build next-gen analog computing chipsets


The team had built a chipset ARYABHAT-1 , which equire less power than the digital chips found in most electronic devices. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed a design framework to build next-generation analog computing ...

20. God of War: Ragnarok is launching on November 9th


Sony announced today that Ragnarok will be hitting both the PS4 and PS5 on November 9th. In addition to the release date news, the developer also put out a new CG trailer that teases out some of the story. Here's the somewhat ominous description:.

21. Apple's new MacBook Air with M2 will be available beginning July 15th, preorders start Friday


Apple's upcoming MacBook Air with M2 processor finally has a shipping date. After a bit longer wait than usual, the new $1,199 laptop will begin shipping on July 15th, with preorders opening on July 8th at 8AM ET. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Touch ...

22. Meta open sources early-stage AI translation tool that works across 200 languages


Experts in machine translation told The Verge that Meta's latest research was ambitious and thorough, but noted that the quality of some of the model's translations would likely be well below that of better-supported languages like Italian or German.

23. Amazon Prime subscribers now get GrubHub Plus free for a year

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From today, they'll be able to redeem a free year of Grubhub Plus, the monthly subscription service that offers free food delivery on orders over $12 from participating restaurants. Grubhub Plus normally costs $9.99 a month.

24. This smart ring aims to 'hack' your metabolism


And by ultrahuman power, the company means a fitness tracker that gives insights into your metabolism by monitoring sleep and movement. The smart ring can also be used with the company's M1 glucose monitoring patch for more in-depth metabolic tracking.

25. Horizon Forbidden West patch adds VRR support and new 'balanced' graphics mode


Horizon Forbidden West now offers variable refresh rate (VRR) and high refresh rate support as well as a new 40Hz “Balanced” graphics mode on PS5, developer Guerrilla Games announced Wednesday. They're available as part of patch 1.17, which you can ...

26. Apple's Lockdown Mode for iPhone, iPad, and Mac adds 'extreme' protection against threats like Pegasus


This setting hardens an iPhone, iPad, or Mac's defenses in ways that interrupt methods we've seen used to compromise devices for highly targeted attacks. Lockdown Mode blocks many message attachment types, disables link ...

27. The Division mobile game gets a name and a trailer


The company says it'll be an open-world, third-person RPG shooter like the mainline games, with single-player and co-op modes that let players face off against the environment in story missions and other “PvE activities.”.

28. Amazon Prime Day 2022 is coming—shop the 40 best early Amazon deals before July 12

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While many Amazon Prime Day deal details are still under lock and key, there are already tons of early Prime Day deals you can shop today. All signs point to the 48-hour shopping extravaganza being one of the hottest sales of the summer with steep price ...

29. Savor the savings of early Amazon Prime Day kitchen deals on Ninja, GE and Cuisinart

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Update your cooking essentials with these Prime Day-level kitchen deals at Amazon. — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed's editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.