Technology News for Thursday 2nd September 2021

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Sep 02nd 2021

1. Sledgehammer details what's in Call of Duty: Vanguard's beta, including what's been changed since the alpha

Domain: dotesports.com

There will be five playable maps in the beta: Champion Hill, Hotel Royal, Gavutu, Red Star, and Eagle's Nest on the second weekend. Players will be able to ...

2. Twitter is testing new privacy features that would allow users to tweet more

Domain: fortune.com | Companies: Twitter

Twitter Inc. is planning to test new privacy-related features aimed at giving users greater control over their follower lists and who can see their posts ...

3. Niantic Gets Surprisingly Frank About Their Failings With Pokémon Go

Domain: kotaku.com

In June, Niantic announced they were intending to start reversing some of Pokémon Go's measures put in place to make the game safer to play in the midst of ...

4. PlayStation's Next PS5 Showcase Is September 9

Domain: kotaku.com

We'll finally get a better picture of what lies ahead for the PS5 during a September 9 showcase, Sony announced on the PlayStation Blog today. Advertisement.

5. Twitch Takes Traffic Hit Following Streamer Boycott Over Harassment

Domain: kotaku.com

Yesterday, thousands of streamers abandoned Twitch for 24 hours in protest of its ongoing facilitation of harassment campaigns known as hate raids.

6. Audi's Electric Sedan Concept Heralds Fresh Bid to Counter Tesla

Domain: bloomberg.com | Companies: Tesla

“Highly automated driving is the game-changer in the auto industry,” Oliver Hoffmann, Audi's development chief, told reporters ahead of Europe's first motor ...

7. Audi unveils new Grandsphere concept car as a 'private jet for the road'

Domain: cnbc.com

The concept car represents what the Volkswagen-owned brand believes it could achieve, as it pivots to electric and autonomous vehicles. In this article.

8. Asus 32-inch OLED monitor may be the first practical option, for some

Domain: cnet.com

The Asus ProArt StudioBook laptop line for graphics professionals has a built-in, low-profile dial is designed for professionals accustomed to using ...

9. It's now easier to create a Windows 11 install USB drive. Here's what you need to know

Domain: cnet.com

However, part of testing an unfinished operating system is you're bound to run into issues and bugs. Sometimes, those issues may force you to reinstall Windows ...

10. 8 tips for taking better videos on your iPhone or Android phone

Domain: cnet.com

It's never been easier to shoot professional-level video at home. Smartphone camera technology and editing software just keeps getting better, ...

11. iPhone 13: New design and stylish color options rumored to come this month

Domain: cnet.com

Apple's upcoming iPhone could have a smaller notch and thicker camera bump. We may have even gotten a glimpse of a notchless iPhone on Ted Lasso. Alison DeNisco ...

12. iPhone's ProRaw mode will take your photos to the next level. Here's how to use it

Domain: cnet.com

Currently, if you take a photo on your iPhone, it's saved as either a JPEG or a raw file. Think of a JPEG file like a meal served to you at a restaurant. You're ...

13. JBL has a slew of new headphones and earbuds coming along with the Flip 6 speaker

Domain: cnet.com

JBL Flip 6 key features: Dual passive radiators for deep bass; Racetrack-shaped woofer; A separate tweeter for better high frequency extension; PartyBoost ...

14. Overwatch's McCree Character Could Be Renamed To McCloud—Here's Why

Domain: forbes.com

McCree is getting a name change. One option seems at least sort of likely. Credit: Blizzard. One of the original Overwatch characters, Jesse McCree, is getting ...

15. Despite 65% Of CDPR Still Working On 'Cyberpunk 2077,' Next-Gen Release May Be Delayed

Domain: forbes.com

“As with Cyberpunk 2077, our goal is to release that game still in late 2021,” said SVP of business development Micha? Nowakowski. “However, similarly, the ...

16. Facebook's WhatsApp is fined for breaking the EU's data privacy law.

Domain: nytimes.com

Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service was fined nearly $270 million by Irish authorities on Thursday for not being transparent about how it uses data ...

17. How to seal the Warding Stones in Genshin Impact

Domain: pcgamer.com

Completing the Seirai Stormchasers questline gets rid of the storm and unlocks the Thunder Manifestation boss, Electro Oceanid, too, but you'll need to go ...

18. Horizon Forbidden West has no upgrade option from PS4 to PS5

Domain: polygon.com

The $69.99 standard version for PlayStation 4 can't be patched to a PS5 version if its buyer picks up the newer console later. The PlayStation 4 version is ...

19. Classic Final Fantasy games are coming to PlayStation Now

Domain: polygon.com

In December, players get a two-fer with Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster. Finally, on Jan. 4, 2022, Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age will ...

20. WhatsApp fined a record 225 mln euro by Ireland over privacy

Domain: reuters.com

Largest ever fine by Irish regulator · Other EU states insisted on larger fine · WhatsApp to appeal 'disproportionate' fine.

21. Apple concedes to let apps like Netflix, Spotify, and Kindle link to the web to sign up

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple, Netflix

While vocal app developers accused Apple last week of spinning a lawsuit settlement into an App Store change that was barely a change at all, the company ...

22. Fujifilm just announced its cheapest medium format camera yet

Domain: theverge.com

Today is Fujifilm's September X Summit event, and the company has announced a slew of new hardware including several cameras and lenses for both the GFX and ...

23. Sony announces PlayStation showcase, promises 'sneak peek at the future of PS5'

Domain: theverge.com

Sony is announcing that it will hold a special PlayStation showcase on September 9th. The event will start at 4PM ET / 1PM PT, and will run for 40 minutes ...

24. Nintendo's new Big Brain Academy is like Mario Party with brainteasers

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Nintendo

Nintendo sneakily announced Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain, a new educational puzzle game for the Switch that sees the revival of a franchise that ...

25. Instagram down? Facebook says it's working to fix issues accessing the app

Domain: usatoday.com | Companies: Facebook

Facebook said it is working to get things back to normal for Instagram users following reports of troubles accessing the popular social media app. Initial ...

26. Overwatch League teams expect 'Overwatch 2' news in upcoming meeting with Blizzard

Domain: washingtonpost.com

As teams head into the playoffs this month, each franchise is turning its attention to the offseason — a time to renew sponsorships and re-sign players. However ...