Technology News for Friday 10th September 2021

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Sep 10th 2021

1. Tales of Arise lands today, tips to begin your journey

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Master the JRPG's combat systems with these battle basics. Ella Barthelemy Associate Producer, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. Our team is pleased ...

2. Hungrybox played nearly eight times as much Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Melee since April 2020

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Since early 2020, when most tournaments went online due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, various Super Smash Bros. players decided to focus on content creation and streaming rather than competing consistently in various levels of online events.

3. The 10 most hype trailers and reveals from Sony's PlayStation Showcase

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Sure, it would have been nice to catch a teaser for Final Fantasy XVI, but it's hard to complain when the likes of God of War: Ragnarok and Marvel's Spider-Man 2 had magnificent showings. There were plenty of great surprises too.

4. Before You Start: Tips For Playing Tales Of Arise

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Screenshot: Bandai Namco / Kotaku. Tales of Arise, the latest entry in Bandai Namco's long-running series of games about spiky haired boys who scream “You bastard!!!” and then stab an evil dude, is a notable deviation from established formula.

5. FYI: Tales Of Arise's Costume DLC Adds Hidden Skills

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Screenshot: Bandai Namco. A Tales game isn't a Tales game if it doesn't have a comically ridiculous wardrobe. In that regard, Tales of Arise, the latest entry in Bandai Namco's long-running series of JRPGs, does not disappoint.

6. GTA Fans Are Starving, And Rockstar Keeps Giving Them Nothing

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Yesterday, during a big PlayStation Showcase event that featured a bunch of new games like God of War Ragnarok, we got a new trailer for the next-gen release of Grand Theft Auto V. It wasn't very good, and the GTA community is letting everyone know ...

7. Sony Seems Ready To Start Leaving The PS4 Behind

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Despite radio silence regarding a full-length Astro's Playroom, Sony's fall showcase was nothing if not a success. But between the splashy trailers and genuinely surprising announcements, one thing was clear: Sony seems poised to leave PlayStation 4 ...

8. Square Enix PS5 Showcase Forspoken Is Starting To Look Like A Real Game

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Sony's PlayStation Showcase revealed a new trailer for Forspoken that gave a closer look at the story of Luminous Productions' debut action-adventure. Advertisement. In Forspoken, actor Ella Balinska of Charlie's Angels fame plays protagonist Frey, ...

9. Twitch Sues 'Hate Raid' Organizers

Domain: kotaku.com

Twitch is taking a big stand against the organized harassment campaigns, widely known as “hate raids,” that have proliferated over the past few months by filing a suit against two possible coordinators of the attacks. Advertisement.

10. Apple Music is using Shazam to solve the streaming industry's problem with DJ mixes

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Apple

Historically, it's been difficult for DJs to stream mixes online, since live streaming platforms like YouTube or Twitch might flag the use of other artists' songs as copyright infringement. Artists are entitled to royalties when their ...

11. The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado gets a tech upgrade, hands-free trailering and a new ZR2 off-road flagship

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Google

GM unveiled Thursday the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado, a full-sized pickup truck that received a major technology upgrade, including its hands-free Super Cruise advanced driver assistance system and an infotainment system with embedded Google services, ...

12. Microsoft acquires TakeLessons, an online and in-person tutoring platform, to ramp up its edtech play

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Microsoft

The company has acquired TakeLessons, a platform for students to connect with individual tutors in areas like music lessons, language learning, academic subjects and professional training or hobbies, and for tutors to book and organize the lessons they ...

13. WhatsApp will finally let users encrypt their chat backups in the cloud

Domain: techcrunch.com | Companies: Apple, Google

Tapping these unencrypted WhatsApp chat backups on Google and Apple servers is one of the widely known ways law enforcement agencies across the globe have been able to access WhatsApp chats of suspect individuals for years. Now WhatsApp ...

14. Fortnite video chat app Houseparty to close

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In November 2020 it was integrated with Fortnite to let players see one another during multiplayer gaming sessions. However, the developers said their work on other Epic Games products meant they could not ...

15. Up Close With the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado: Finally as Nice as It Should've Been

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When General Motors unveiled the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado a few years ago, we were impressed with its style, capability, nifty trailer technology, driving dynamics and fuel economy — everything but its interior. When asked why the cabin didn't show any ...

16. Apple vs. Epic ruling reveals 70% of App Store revenue comes from a small fraction of customers playing games

Domain: cnbc.com | Companies: Apple

Apple's App Store revenue is made up almost entirely of users playing games, according to a court ruling released Friday that concluded Epic Games failed to prove the iPhone maker is a monopolist. According to the ruling, gaming apps account for ...

17. Facebook's Bosworth says glasses with cameras will be the norm in 10 years

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Andrew "Boz" Bosworth, Facebook's head of hardware, said on Friday that the ability to take pictures will be a standard feature for glasses in a decade. Facebook on Thursday launched Ray-Ban Stories, a smart glasses collaboration with Luxottica.

18. Tinder CEO Jim Lanzone will be next CEO of Yahoo following Apollo acquisition

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Tinder CEO Jim Lanzone will be the new chief of Yahoo, according to a company memo obtained by CNBC Friday. You can read the full memo from former Yahoo boss Guru Gowrappan announcing the change below. Gowrappan said he will now serve as an advisor to ...

19. Google and Jio delay India smartphone launch due to chip shortage

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Google

The launch of an"ultra-affordable" Android smartphone jointly developed by Google and Reliance Jio, India's leading wireless carrier, has been delayed due to the global chip shortage, according to a statement by the Indian company released Friday.

20. Amazon makes its own TVs now, and one responds to 'Alexa' hands-free

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Now the giant online retailer is getting into the TV hardware game itself. The Amazon Fire TV Omni and Fire TV 4-Series are the first Amazon-built TVs, according to the company. Preorders start today; they're slated to arrive in October.

21. Apple Watch 7: Rumors say the new smartwatch could arrive on Sept. 14 with the iPhone 13

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

The next Apple event is next week. Until then, here's every rumor about the Apple Watch 7's release date, price, new health features and more. Karisa Langlo headshot.

22. iPhone 13: Stylish color options and new design may be revealed at Apple's Sept. 14 event

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While these four will likely follow last year's iPhone lineup to include a base iPhone 13, a Mini, Pro and Pro Max models, there is still potential for rumored changes like a smaller notch, a thicker camera bump or color options.

23. iOS 15 will launch soon. Before it does, make sure you check out these hidden iPhone tricks

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

iOS 14 has some amazing hidden features we found by accident. James Martin/CNET. Apple will likely announce the iPhone 13 on Sept. 14, and along with it, we're likely to learn the release date for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. The forthcoming updates have been ...

24. 22 thoughts about NBA 2K22

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After the decent game of NBA 2K20 and the mixed NBA 2K21, there were a lot of questions about what NBA 2K22 would bring to the table. These questions only grew as NBA 2K22 did not release a demo version of the game, something it has done for years. There ...

25. Grand Theft Auto 5's PlayStation Showcase trailer isn't going down well

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At the time of this article's publication, the trailer has 25,000 dislikes to 14,000 likes. In contrast, every other trailer featured in the showcase has a positive like to dislike ratio.

26. Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro will get three Android upgrades and four years of security patches

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Anonymous, 16 hours agoBut you had to wait year 2020 to change default browser on iPhone! Even Windows did it in 1995 !App drawer, widgets, even something as simple as an Always on display that was available on android in 2010. Rating0 |; Reply; Report.

27. iOS 15: How to Turn Off Website Tinting in Safari

Domain: macrumors.com | Companies: Apple

In iOS 15, Apple introduced a range of changes to its native iPhone web browser, Safari. Some of them were controversial, such as the decision to move the URL address bar to the bottom of the screen, but others were less so, and Apple eventually ...

28. Out now! Hit the court at home or on the go with NBA 2K22.

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It's time to tip-off. Step your game up with the improved on-court gameplay, live out your basketball life in the new Neighborhood, or head over to MyTEAM and start building your ultimate dream team. Anyone, anywhere can hoop in NBA 2K22. Features.

29. Judge Orders Apple to Ease Restrictions on App Developers

Domain: nytimes.com | Companies: Apple

A federal judge on Friday ordered Apple to stop restricting app developers from directing customers to other ways to pay for their services, a move that will allow companies to avoid Apple's commission of up to 30 percent on some app sales.

30. Halo Infinite is inviting all Insiders to its next test in two weeks

Domain: pcgamer.com

With Infinite's last test focussing squarely on bot Slayer matches, Infinite's next flight will be our first proper look at PVP. There'll be a variety of gametypes to test in 4v4 arenas (featuring a new map) and, more excitingly, our first taste of 12v12 ...

31. New World's open beta has already hit 141k peak players on Steam

Domain: pcgamesn.com | Companies: Amazon

The open beta for Amazon Games' upcoming MMORPG New World kicked off yesterday and it's already seen a tidal wave of players delving in. Stats sites SteamDB and SteamCharts both record that New World has already seen well over 140,000 concurrent ...

32. Chip shortage pushes Reliance, Google to delay India smartphone launch

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Companies globally are tackling a massive semiconductor shortage as the COVID-19 pandemic-led shift to remote working drove demand for the critical component used in making laptops and phones. As a fallout, several automakers have also suspended production ...

33. Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber Eats sue New York City over fee caps - WSJ

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A delivery person for Doordash rides his bike in the rain during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri. Read More.

34. Apple Music is adding more DJ mixes with new features powered by Shazam

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

It also allows subscribers to see the names of individual tracks, skip songs within the mix, listen with lossless audio on “most mixes,” and save them to their library for viewing offline.

35. Google search is finally officially getting dark mode on desktop

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Google

Google is finally adding an official dark mode to search on desktops, letting those who prefer to avoid bright webpages complete their searches while bathed in inky gray (via 9to5Google). According to Google's support page, you can make the change by ...

36. Apple won't let Epic bring Fortnite back to South Korea's App Store

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Apple says it won't let Epic Games back in the App Store until they agree to “play by the same rules as everyone else.” Earlier today Epic asked Apple to reinstate its developer account so that it could re-release the iOS version of Fortnite in South ...

37. Apple reportedly overcomes Watch Series 7 manufacturing issues

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Apple has reportedly overcome the production issues it's been having with its unreleased smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 7, and will now begin mass manufacturing the device in mid-September, according to a report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by ...

38. Google's Material You design is coming to Gmail, Calendar, and Docs on Android

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The design changes mean Pixel devices with Android 12 or newer will be able to match the colors inside apps like Gmail, Google Meet, and Google Drive with their wallpapers for what Google calls a “more dynamic, personalized look.” ...

39. Google and Jio's smartphone collaboration has been delayed

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The JioPhone Next, a smartphone being jointly developed by Google and Indian tech giant Jio Platforms, has missed its planned September 10th launch date, the companies have announced. The delay is needed to give both companies more time to refine the ...

40. The Epic v. Apple ruling could put a serious dent in Apple's $19 billion App Store business

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Today's ruling from Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in the Epic v. Apple trial mandates that Apple must allow all developers the option to point directly to other payment systems, in addition to Apple's own in-app purchasing system (IAP).

41. Will Fortnite return to iOS? Probably not any time soon

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In fact, Epic seems to have indicated that it's not satisfied with the ruling and won't be restoring Fornite just yet. In a tweet, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney wrote that Fortnite will return “when and where Epic can offer in-app payment in fair competition with ...

42. Analogue Pocket preorders won't arrive until December 2021

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The Analogue Pocket has experienced a few delays already due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it's suffering another, the company shared on its site. Preorders for the retro handheld that can play Game Boy cartridges and other formats like Game Gear, ...

43. How the Apple App Store ruling will change the way you use your phone

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Apple must allow app developers to give users alternative ways to pay, a federal judge ruled. Error: Try reloading.