Technology News for Friday 3rd September 2021

23 new stories

Sep 03rd 2021

1. How astronauts go to the bathroom in outer space


The urine was siphoned out of the bladder and into a bag. It worked. But, as you can imagine, the pilots didn't think it was the ideal solution. NASA came up ...

2. Overwatch League's 2022 season will begin in April on early build of Overwatch 2


Representatives for the Overwatch League have confirmed that the fifth season will begin on time in April 2022. This revelation comes after numerous reports ...

3. Potential agent teaser, numerous nods to VALORANT mirrorverse lore spotted on Fracture


VALORANT lore enthusiasts are going to have fun with this one. VALORANT's upcoming map, Fracture, is slated to go live next week with Episode Three, ...

4. Apple delays launch of feature that would scan for child abuse images

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Apple Inc. is delaying a system that would have scanned customers' photos for signs of child sex abuse after fierce criticism from privacy advocates, ...

5. Bungie Has Big Plans For Destiny 2


Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is still six months away but it's already sounding like one of the game's most ambitious updates yet. Over the last two weeks ...

6. Overwatch League Season 5 Will Use An 'Early Build' Of Overwatch 2


Blizzard announced today that the next season of Overwatch League will begin in April 2022. And in a separate statement to Kotaku, an OWL spokesperson ...

7. Report: It Sure Sounds Like Game Boy Games Are Coming To Switch Online


It's no secret that Nintendo's vast back catalog is among the most untapped troves in modern gaming. But soon, it's about to be a little less untapped, ...

8. VTuber Explains Twitch Protest To Fox News, Does Great

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As we've covered, yesterday thousands of streamers took the day off on Twitch to protest the site's ongoing facilitation of harassment campaigns known as ...

9. PlayStation Showcase 2021: Start time and how to watch


Taking place next Thursday, Sept. 9, the 40-minute livestream will reveal upcoming PS5 games from first- and third-party studios "releasing this holiday and ...

10. Amazon reportedly close to launching its own TV in the US

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The move would also put Amazon in direct competition with electronics giants Samsung, LG and Sony, which often sell their TVs through Amazon's website. Amazon ...

11. Best Buy Labor Day sale live now: SSDs, TVs, indoor herb kits and more


Whether you're looking to upgrade your gaming setup, invest in new workout equipment or pick up a pair of noise-canceling headphones, you've got plenty of ...

12. Apple Watch 7: Every rumor about release date, price and new health features

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Apple's upcoming smartwatch may not be compatible with the bands for the Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch SE and other earlier models. Karisa Langlo headshot.

13. Google Pixel 6 vs. Pixel 5: The big rumored differences between new and old phones

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Judging from all the rumors, the Pixel 6 platform will be a gigantic leap forward in terms of power, performance, features and design. That said, Google's new ...

14. Your Apple Watch is most likely waterproof. Here's everything you need to know

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However, Apple designed most Apple Watch models so you don't even have to worry about getting them wet. In fact, newer Apple Watches can even survive a dip in ...

15. Android apps are coming to Windows 11, but not in October. What to know


Microsoft's new app store will bring a new way to run small-screen Android apps on your larger-screen Windows 11 PC -- but it'll be delayed. Katie Teague ...

16. iPhone privacy: How Apple's plan to go after child abuse could affect you


The tech giant has built technology to fight child exploitation and abuse, but advocates worry it could erode people's privacy. Here's why. Ian Sherr headshot.

17. Nintendo Switch Online: What you need to know about SNES and NES libraries, online multiplayer

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To travel to your friends' Animal Crossing: New Horizons islands, you'll need a Switch Online subscription. Érika García/CNET. If you want to get every drop ...

18. 'Fortnite' Reveals Date And Time For Season 7 Ending Live Event, Operation: Sky Fire


We are about to blow up the aliens. Or make a peace treaty with them? Unclear. Regardless, Fortnite season 7's alien invasion is about to come to an end, ...

19. Sony Explicitly Said A PS5 'Horizon Forbidden West' Upgrade Would Be Free


“Additionally, we know that the PS4 community will transition to PS5 at different times, and we're happy to announce PS4 versions of some of our exclusives.

20. Fortnite ditches the usual Tuesday for the Season 7 end event


Another Fortnite season is coming to a close, and that means it's time to get ready for a climactic event to send this most recent round of content off.

21. Apple's rumored AR/VR headset might rely on a nearby iPhone or Mac for processing

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Apple is reportedly working on a custom chip for the headset, an SoC that's intentionally missing capabilities found in Apple's other processors. While the new ...

22. Amazon is reportedly planning to release an Amazon-branded TV as soon as October

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The TVs will have Alexa, screen sizes “in the range of 55 to 75 inches,” and will be designed and manufactured by third parties such as TCL, Insider reports.

23. Overwatch League will play on 'early build' of 'Overwatch 2' next season starting in April

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“I've seen a lot of speculation regarding a 2022 start date for OWL,” Overwatch League vice president Jon Spector wrote on Twitter. “We can confirm that our ...