Technology News for Thursday 7th July 2022

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Jul 07th 2022

1. Managing a cult can be a messy business in Cult of the Lamb, out August 11

Domain: blog.playstation.com

In Massive Monster and Devolver Digital's Cult of the Lamb, players take on the role of the Lamb, a cutesy cult leader and adorable harbinger of doom, saved from death to serve The One Who Waits. Players embark on crusades through randomly generated ...

2. Why Apple wants to sell more high-end 'iPhone 14 Pro' in 2022

Domain: indianexpress.com | Companies: Apple

Apple will be primarily focusing on selling more high-end iPhone 14 Pro to consumers in an effort to expand the market for super-premium smartphones in 2022. Advertisement.

3. Realme GT Neo 3 'Thor: Love and Thunder' Edition launched at Rs 42999

Domain: indianexpress.com

Unlike a number of other special edition devices that we have seen, some by Realme itself, there is no special design for the back of the phone this time around. We get no Thor-themed UI (user interface) either.

4. More WhatsApp beta users can now transfer their data from Android to iOS

Domain: indianexpress.com

But that seems to have changed now. According to WABetaInfo, more users will be able to transfer their chat history to iOS with the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.15.11 update since the feature seems to be getting a wider rollout.

5. FAQ: What is Apple's Lockdown Mode to fight 'mercenary spyware', when does it roll out, and more

Domain: indianexpress.com

'Lockdown Mode' is Apple's latest feature for iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura. We answer questions on what the mode does, who should use, etc. Advertisement.

6. Meta's next $1000 headset could be called Quest Pro

Domain: mashable.com | Companies: Facebook

That's the word coming out of Bloomberg this week, anyway, as Mark Gurman reported on Wednesday that the company formerly known as Facebook is planning on calling its next high-end headset the "Meta Quest Pro." This is according to code found in the Oculus ...

7. Summer decision looms for Facebook's EU-US data transfers

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Facebook

The wheels of privacy enforcement are slowly turning against Facebook in Europe — where its lead data protection regulator, Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC), has taken a key procedural step on a data transfers complaint whose substance dates ...

8. Twitter begins testing 'CoTweets' to allow users to co-author tweets

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Twitter

Twitter has started testing a new “CoTweets” feature that lets users co-author tweets, the social media giant confirmed to TechCrunch. The company says it's testing CoTweets for a limited time to learn how people will use the feature.

9. Comedian Lewis Black Sues Pandora Over Streaming of His Comedy Bits

Domain: bloomberg.com

Comedian Lewis Black, who has turned angry rants into a career, is irate with streaming giant Pandora, which he claims is airing his material without permission. The recurring guest on Comedy Central's “The Daily Show” sued Pandora Media LLC for ...

10. CERT-In warns users of multiple bugs in Google Chrome, Zoho software

Domain: business-standard.com | Companies: Google

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending specially crafted requests on the targeted system. "Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code and denial-of-service (DoS) ...

11. Apple plans to launch 'extreme sports' version watch with larger screen

Domain: business-standard.com | Companies: Apple

According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the upcoming Apple Watch is expected to have the tech giant's largest smartwatch display to date, along with a bigger battery and rugged metal casing, reports TechCrunch. The display will ...

12. Lava Blaze smartphone with 5000 mAh battery launched: Know price, specs

Domain: business-standard.com

The made in India budget smartphone boasts a glossy glass profile on the back, rear mounted capacitive fingerprint scanner, triple-camera imaging system, and ads and bloatware free Android 12 operating system. Priced at Rs 8,699, the Lava Blaze is now ...

13. Netflix brings cinematic audio to Stranger Things, other shows & movies

Domain: cnbctv18.com | Companies: Netflix

Spatial Audio creates an immersive, cinematic sound effect and does not require any special equipment. Netflix worked with global audio brand Sennheiser to bring this project to life. Spatial Audio has started rolling out on Friday with ...

14. UK regulators investigate Microsoft's $69B Activision-Blizzard acquisition

Domain: emarketer.com

The news: Microsoft's blockbuster Activision-Blizzard acquisition is facing an antitrust probe from the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), per TechCrunch. The game is afoot: The CMA, the UK's leading antitrust watchdog, says it has until ...

15. Blizzard eyes in-person BlizzCon 2023 return

Domain: eurogamer.net

It's a big day for 2023 video game convention news. That's right, Blizzard has said it is looking to bring back its BlizzCon event in 2023. Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra said his company wanted "to return to a live event ...

16. Google Warns Of Serious New Chrome Hack Attack Targeting Windows & Android

Domain: forbes.com | Companies: Google

Yet another Chrome zero-day security exploit, the fourth this year, has just been confirmed by Google. It warns that hack attacks have been spotted in the wild with Android and Windows users in the crosshairs.

17. Apple Watch Series 8: New Leak Reveals Sensational New Feature

Domain: forbes.com | Companies: Apple

But the bulk of Gurman's comments concern the model designed for followers of extreme sports, the ruggedized Apple Watch. The display, as mentioned below, is corroborated by Gurman as being almost 2 inches diagonally, ...

18. Elden Ring's Legendary 'LetMeSoloHer' Honored By Bandai Namco

Domain: forbes.com

I have enjoyed few things more this year than the legendary tale of LetMeSoloHer, the Elden Ring player who became immortalized with the following story on reddit close to the game's launch three months ago. For those who forget, here's the original ...

19. Realme GT2 Explorer Master will be first in the world with LPDDR5X RAM

Domain: gsmarena.com

nanagdad, 1 hour agoYes to those who are clamsy. even people are not clumsy, it can be sometimes too slippery to handle. can cause damage from falling. with flat screens, they still work even you dropped it neither cracked the screen. and it is cheaper ...

20. Lava launches 'Blaze' budget smartphone in India; check price, specifications

Domain: moneycontrol.com

Home-grown smartphone manufacturer Lava International has launched a new budget smartphone the Lava Blaze. Pricing. The smartphone is available only in a single configuration with 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone has been priced at Rs ...

21. With Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Monolith Soft finally seems unconstrained

Domain: polygon.com

MonolithMonolith Soft is a master of settling. Every Xeno title going back to the PS1's Xenogears has felt, in its own way, like the summation of idiosyncratic compromises between vision and technology. The scope of series creator Tetsuya Takahashi's ...

22. Bowser is getting his own massive $269.99 Lego set

Domain: polygon.com

But unlike these Lego Mario toys (which are cute, but don't look great on a shelf), The Mighty Bowser serves a dual function; he is both a toy and an impressive model for a shelf in some 30-year-old's home office.

23. Super Bowser now has his own 2807-piece Lego Mario set

Domain: theverge.com

How tall is Bowser, the fire-breathing dragon-turtle-lizard thing who regularly roils the Mushroom Kingdom as Mario's chief nemesis? It is the age-old question, and there's no single answer. But if you've been holding back on Lego's cutesy interactive ...

24. Ubisoft's Skull and Bones is real, and it's coming on November 8th

Domain: theverge.com

After suffering in development hell for the last few years, Skull and Bones — Ubisoft's live-service pirate game — is finally seeing the light of day. The developer showed off new footage of the game as a part of its Ubisoft Forward event highlighting ...

25. Twitter starts testing new CoTweets feature that lets two accounts co-author a tweet

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Twitter

“We're testing CoTweets for a limited time to learn how people and brands may use this feature to grow and reach new audiences, and strengthen their collaborations with other accounts.” Several Twitter users ...

26. Meta Quest headsets will finally stop requiring a Facebook account

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Facebook

Meta accounts will start rolling out in August 2022 for new and existing Quest users. If you've been using a Facebook account with a Quest headset (including a Facebook account merged with an earlier Oculus account), you'll need to create a Meta profile ...

27. Netflix introduces spatial audio for Stranger Things and other originals

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Netflix

Netflix has collaborated with Sennheiser to convert surround sound mixes into an expansive spatial audio presentation that can be played through stereo speakers or headphones; you don't have to buy anything new or own a proper surround system for this to ...

28. Sony's new line of gaming hardware may be a tough sell for PC gamers

Domain: washingtonpost.com

Sony plans to win players over through what it considers competitively priced products. The company is offering a $899 4K resolution monitor with a 144-hertz refresh rate, available this summer, and a $529 1080p monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, coming ...