Technology News for Wednesday 1st September 2021

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Sep 01st 2021

1. Western Digital introduces new non-SMR 20TB HDDs with onboard NAND

Domain: arstechnica.com

Enlarge / This isn't Western Digital's first 20TB drive—but it is the first shipping drive to achieve that density without the use of Shingled Magnetic ...

2. Tulita enters 'proactive' 10-day lockdown over possible Covid-19

Domain: cabinradio.ca

Tulita has ordered a community lockdown until September 10 after a resident's rapid Covid-19 test returned a positive result. The territorial government has ...

3. Amazon Echo gets new 'Adaptive Volume' feature to make Alexa speak louder

Domain: indianexpress.com | Companies: Amazon

There are times when one is not able to understand what Alexa is saying or the smart speaker doesn't understand the command because of the noisy environment ...

4. No Man's Sky Frontiers Update Adds Star Wars Style Settlements

Domain: kotaku.com

No Man's Sky's eagerly anticipated fifth-anniversary update is here, bringing Hello Games' science fiction universe one step closer to Star Wars.

5. Two Years After Microsoft's Promise, FFXIII Finally Comes To Game Pass

Domain: kotaku.com | Companies: Microsoft

Final Fantasy XIII finally comes to Xbox Game Pass on September 2. At the 2019 XO19 fan event, Microsoft announced that a bunch of Final Fantasy games would ...

6. Chrome Beta to experiment with a more powerful New Tab page, web highlights and search changes

Domain: techcrunch.com

The idea behind this design change is about getting you back quickly to past web activities without a need to dive into your browsing history to remember which ...

7. Streamers are boycotting Twitch today to protest the platform's lack of action on 'hate raids'

Domain: techcrunch.com

Over the last month, Twitch users have become increasingly concerned and frustrated with bot-driven hate raids. To protest Twitch's lack of immediate action ...

8. Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene leaves Krafton to form PlayerUnknown Productions

Domain: venturebeat.com

Greene is best known as the creator of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG, which Krafton owns. His new studio is in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His departure is ...

9. Light tubes, filament candles and floor lamps: Everything Philips Hue just announced

Domain: cnet.com

Dance to your favorite songs on Spotify with synced lighting from Philips Hue -- that's the idea, at least. Philips. Philips Hue on Wednesday introduced ...

10. Pokemon Go developer vows better communication with players after outcry

Domain: cnet.com

Niantic says it will be more transparent with players after backlash following its decision to change Pokemon Go's interaction radius. Niantic.

11. Microsoft's next big Surface event announced for September 22

Domain: cnet.com

Microsoft's Surface devices straddle the world of tablets and laptops. Sarah Tew/CNET. Microsoft's set its next big Surface hardware event for September 22, ...

12. Apple Watch 7 rumors: The latest buzz about release date, health features, price and more

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

Although Apple's upcoming smartwatch may be delayed due to manufacturing difficulties, could we see blood pressure monitoring for the Apple Watch 7? Karisa ...

13. Apple Watch 6 vs. Apple Watch SE: Which should you buy?

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

Apple launched two new smartwatches last year: the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE. Both devices run WatchOS 7 (and WatchOS 8 soon).

14. Google Pixel 6 rumors: Release date, in-house chip, wireless charging upgrades and more

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Google

The buzz about the Pixel 6 is only getting stronger as we inch toward the phone's possible release. The latest gossip says the Pixel 6 could support 23-watt ...

15. Qualcomm debuts lossless Bluetooth audio streaming with aptX Lossless

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Qualcomm

Qualcomm says we should see devices capable of streaming aptX Lossless by early 2022. Qualcomm. As any audiophile can tell you, Bluetooth audio technology ...

16. Microsoft reportedly blocks older PCs from Windows 11 preview

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Microsoft

Windows 11 is scheduled to be released on Oct. 5. Screenshot by Josh Goldman/CNET. Some Microsoft users participating in the company's program to test ...

17. The skeleton of the world's biggest Triceratops goes on sale

Domain: cnn.com

A Paris auction house will seek to sell the world's biggest known example of the dinosaur. Credit: Courtesy Giquello.

18. Apex Legends players & pros alike outraged as Respawn remove tap strafing entirely

Domain: dexerto.com

Respawn are removing one of Apex Legends' most popular movement tricks, tap strafing, in an upcoming patch. However, the decision has been universally ...

19. New Valorant map Fracture revealed: layout, release date

Domain: dexerto.com

Riot Games have triumphed with their map creation so far in Valorant. From the sunny shores of Breeze to the icy warehouses of Icebox, we've enjoyed a great ...

20. Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G launched in India

Domain: gsmarena.com | Companies: Samsung

Instead of this A52s overpriced phn , a Snapdragon 870/865+ or even a SD 888 device can be bought from other brand. Rating0 |; Reply; Report.

21. Everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact Baal Banner

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Baal, a five-star Electro Polearm character in Genshin Impact, is not only the godly Archon of the Inazuma region, but she's also one of the most ...

22. Twitch streamers boycott the platform to raise awareness for marginalized voices

Domain: nbcnews.com

Black, brown and LGBTQ streamers on Twitch say they've been inundated with hate in recent months. Now, they're boycotting to raise awareness about what ...

23. Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For September And October 2021

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Well, we've made it through the quieter middle months of the year and we're now on the downhill slope speeding towards Holiday 2021 and the busiest time of ...

24. TimTheTatman is now a YouTube-exclusive man

Domain: pcgamer.com

Twitch is still far and away the dominant platform for livestreamers, but YouTube appears to be making a push to at least partially balance the playing ...

25. Valorant's new map is a game changer

Domain: polygon.com

Valorant's new map is its most unique so far. Fracture, which was officially announced on Wednesday, reverses attackers and defenders and makes both sides ...

26. Largest intact Mars rock on Earth on permanent display in Bethel

Domain: sunjournal.com

BETHEL — Director Barbra Barrett was set to unveil the newest prized addition to the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum on Tuesday when the black cloth covering ...

27. Samsung gamble on a flexible future

Domain: theguardian.com | Companies: Samsung

Flip and Fold lead the way in flexible screens … OnlyFans' U-turn on adult content ban … and Instagram's age verification move.

28. Amazon's new 'adaptive volume' will make Alexa speak louder when it's noisy

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Amazon

Amazon doesn't mention adaptive volume working in the opposite direction, becoming quieter if there's no background noise, but there are other ways to reduce ...

29. CD Projekt Red is targeting late-2021 release dates for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3's next-gen upgrades

Domain: theverge.com

Releasing a free update to the game that takes advantage of the next-gen consoles' power could be a way to get players to jump back into it. From Cyberpunk ...

30. No Man's Sky free update adds alien settlements for you to discover and rule

Domain: theverge.com

A brief trailer released by developer Hello Games gives an idea of what players can expect from these settlements, which come complete with aliens wandering ...

31. Midrange Samsung Galaxy S21 FE appears again in leaked manual

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Samsung

Other details mentioned in the manual include an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, an ultra-wide camera, and support for Samsung's Wireless DeX ...

32. Niantic admits it needs to communicate better with Pokémon Go players

Domain: theverge.com

Niantic now says it realizes that altering mechanics like this in a real-time, region-specific manner is impractical, and will apply features in the same way ...

33. Google's custom Chromebook CPUs could come as soon as 2023

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Lenovo

The Lenovo Flex 5 seen from the back, open, angled to the left. Photography by Monica Chin / The Verge. Google's custom chips could expand past the ...

34. Apple says Arizona and Georgia will be first to add state IDs to iPhones

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

And the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has again confirmed it will open select airport checkpoints and security lanes to Apple's mobile IDs once ...

35. Twitter's new Safety Mode autoblocks abusive accounts

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Twitter

Twitter is launching a new feature called Safety Mode that will temporarily autoblock accounts sending harmful or abusive tweets to you.

36. 'Zoom dysmorphia': How staring into a webcam has affected the way people see themselves

Domain: today.com

A survey found that people are worried about their appearance as they return to in-person events. Here's some advice.