Technology News for Tuesday 7th September 2021

27 new stories

Sep 07th 2021

1. Will COVID cases in Chicago schools force your child to quarantine? Here's a handy flowchart

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A student at Ombudsman Chicago South works on a Chromebook during the first day of school When students and staff report cases of COVID-19, Chicago Public ...

2. Final Fantasy XIV and XV event to return next week with return of Regalia mount

Domain: dotesports.com

The crossover event between Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XV,A Nocturne for Heroes, will come back to the MMO on Sept. 13.

3. How to get the Regalia Type-G mount on Final Fantasy XIV

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Although Final Fantasy XIV is a fantasy MMO game, it features an incredibly varied aesthetic style, ranging from typical fantasy themes to modern looks.

4. Overwatch League All-Stars skins available once again

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The Overwatch League may not be putting on its usual All-Stars events in 2021, but the league is making up for that by offering fans the chance to acquire ...

5. Riot and Zedd collaborate on Spectrum skin line, VALORANT's first audio-driven bundle

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VALORANT is home to dozens of unique skin designs that are perfect for almost any aesthetic, ranging from minimal designs to futuristic bundles of color. But ...

6. A New Rumor Says Apple Has No Immediate Plans to Create a Satellite iPhone

Domain: gizmodo.com | Companies: Apple

Reports that the iPhone 13 would allow users to text and call even when they don't have cell coverage by connecting to satellites caused quite a stir last ...

7. Alan Wake Is Getting Remastered, And It Is About Damn Time

Domain: kotaku.com

Today, it was announced that Epic Games will be publishing a remaster of the 2010 Xbox cult classic Alan Wake later this fall on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.

8. Dear God, Pokémon Unite Is Making Powerhouse Blissey Even Stronger

Domain: kotaku.com

The next Pokémon Unite update is all about buffing Blissey, the developers announced this morning. Advertisement. It's been almost a month since Blissey ...

9. I Still Can't Listen To Genshin Impact's Inaccurate English Voice Acting

Domain: kotaku.com

Whenever I download Genshin Impact onto a new device, the first thing I do immediately is download the Chinese voice pack. I'm not a snob about dubs versus ...

10. World Of Warcraft Achievements Remove References To Hoes, Giant Sacks

Domain: kotaku.com

In late July, in response to California's lawsuit accusing Activision Blizzard of fostering an environment of harassment and discrimination against female ...

11. Microsoft launches a personalized news service, Microsoft Start

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Microsoft

Microsoft today is introducing its own personalized news reading experience called Microsoft Start, available as both a website and mobile app, ...

12. Virtual meeting platform Vowel raises $13.5M

Domain: venturebeat.com

Virtual meeting platform Vowel today announced that it raised $13.5 million in a series A round led by Lobby Capital. The capital, which brings the ...

13. Fear and excitement in El Salvador as Bitcoin becomes legal tender

Domain: bbc.com

Salvadorian taxi driver Daniel Hercules, who's 26, is excited by the move, but also worried about how stable his earnings will be.

14. El Salvador Buys 400 Bitcoins Ahead of Nationwide Rollout

Domain: bloomberg.com | Companies: Nationwide, Twitter

El Salvador bought 400 Bitcoins as it prepares to adopt the cryptocurrency as legal tender from Tuesday, President Nayib Bukele said in a post on Twitter. The ...

15. Apple to Hold Sept. 14 Event for New iPhone Line, Other Devices

Domain: bloomberg.com | Companies: Apple

The Cupertino, California-based technology giant has been readying four new iPhones, as well as Apple Watches with larger screens, Bloomberg has reported. Apple ...

16. Bose unveils its first Dolby Atmos speaker, the Smart Soundbar 900

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Bose

The 900 features nine drivers: two PhaseGuide-enabled tweeters, four racetrack transducers, a center tweeter, plus two dipole (up-firing) transducers for Dolby ...

17. iPhone 13: All the exciting rumors about Apple's upcoming iPhone

Domain: cnet.com

We could see four new iPhone models soon. Here's all the gossip we've heard so far about the iPhone 13's release date, price, specs and more. Karisa Langlo ...

18. iPhone 13: Every exciting rumor about Apple's upcoming iPhone

Domain: cnet.com

That all depends on the phone's other upgrades and how well its software optimizes for battery life. But compared with other brands' premium phones, Apple's ...

19. 'Call Of Duty: Vanguard' Multiplayer Impressions — The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Domain: forbes.com

First, let's talk about the modes, gunplay and overall feel of the upcoming WW2 shooter from Sledgehammer Games. Since I didn't have access to all 16 MP maps or ...

20. The Spectrum Skin Bundle In 'Valorant' Was Designed By Musician Zedd

Domain: forbes.com

The Bulldog skin looks great. Credit: Riot Games. “Zedd was very interested in collaborating with us on a skin line because he's a huge fan of Valorant,” said ...

21. NASA Helicopter Has Been Zipping About On Mars, Paving The Way For Drone Exploration

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GEOFF BRUMFIEL, BYLINE: The helicopter was carried to Mars on the much-larger Perseverence rover. So far, the rover's rolled a little over a mile, but the ...

22. Proof of vaccination to be required for all events at Climate Pledge Arena, including Kraken games

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The venue made the announcement Tuesday saying that there will be a convenient process for fans to show proof that they are fully vaccinated using their ...

23. New Apple MagSafe charger spotted in FCC alongside four new phones

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

Apple could have a new version of its iPhone MagSafe charging puck on the way. A new FCC listing for a “Magnetic Charger” first spotted by blogger Dave Zatz ...

24. Microsoft Start is a personalized news feed designed for Windows 11, mobile, and more

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Microsoft

Much like Microsoft News, Microsoft Start includes news and media channels from more than 1,000 publishers. Microsoft uses AI and machine learning algorithms to ...

25. LG claims its 'Real Folding Window' beats folding glass, will ship in 2023

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: LG

The idea is that if you apply that coating to the plastic and then apply that cover material to a flexible OLED panel, you'll have a folding screen that lasts ...

26. Twitter tests a new timeline with edge-to-edge picture and video

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Twitter

Twitter has announced that it's testing edge-to-edge media in tweets on iOS, creating a more full-screen, almost Instagram-like experience for the photos ...

27. NCDHHS observes Deaf Awareness Month in September

Domain: wnct.com

With masks needing to be worn to slow the spread of COVID-19 in many settings, especially in health care, it became harder for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ...