Technology News for Wednesday 15th September 2021

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Sep 15th 2021

1. iPhone 13/13 Pro tidbits: Heavier, dual eSIM support, Cinematic mode limitations, more

Domain: 9to5mac.com | Companies: Apple

Apple officially announced the new iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro. After a bit more than an hour of the “California Streaming” event, there's still more to discover about the new iPhones. Check out our tidbits about them. Weight and thickness: There was a ...

2. Anonymous leaks gigabytes of data from alt-right web host Epik

Domain: arstechnica.com

Hacktivist collective Anonymous claims to have obtained gigabytes of data from Epik, which provides domain name, hosting, and DNS services for a variety of clients. These include the Texas GOP, Gab, Parler, and 8chan, among other right-wing sites.

3. Apex Legends' Evolution event includes files for new Arenas map

Domain: dotesports.com

Yesterday saw the release of Apex Patch 10.1 and Evolution, the game's latest collection event, which brings big Rampart changes, a Rampart heirloom, and the Big Maude town takeover. In the wake of the event's ...

4. Deathloop's Save System Is Pissing Some Players Off

Domain: kotaku.com

Kinda feels like déjà vu, doesn't it? In the spring, Returnal, a PlayStation 5 time loop game about killing your way to salvation, vexed players with its lack of manual saves. This week, Deathloop, a PS5 and PC time loop game about killing your way to ...

5. New From Razer: Gamer Thumb Condoms

Domain: kotaku.com

It isn't April first, but nobody told Razer when it announced its gaming “finger sleeves.” Yes, finger sleeves: They are literally little sleeves that cap off your fingers to supposedly enhance their grip, and these particular finger sleeves are ...

6. Nintendo Finally Adds Bluetooth Audio to the Switch

Domain: kotaku.com | Companies: Nintendo

When the Nintendo Switch went on sale in March 2017, it did not have Bluetooth audio support. Now, thanks to Nintendo's latest update, it does. Advertisement. The addition comes part of the latest Switch update and makes possible the pairing of ...

7. The New PS5 Update Quietly Fixes Console's Most Annoying Problem

Domain: kotaku.com

Screenshot: Sony / Kotaku. Today's big PlayStation 5 software update brings a bevy of much-needed features to the console, adding, among other things, the ability to play PS5 games that are stored on external solid-state drives (SSD).

8. SpaceX: Amateur astronauts launch on Inspiration4 mission

Domain: bbc.com

Four amateur astronauts have blasted off from Florida on their private mission to orbit. The Inspiration4 crew, comprising one billionaire and three "ordinary citizens", rode out of the Kennedy Space Center in a Dragon capsule provided by the SpaceX ...

9. Deathloop multiplayer guide: Tips for surviving invasions

Domain: cnet.com

All of the tunnels Colt uses to travel throughout Blackreef become shut, meaning you can't escape. You can either try and get Julianna before she gets you -- in which case you're rewarded with weapons and a Slab upgrade -- or hack a radio transmitter, ...

10. AirPods 3, new MacBook Pros and everything else we didn't see at Apple's September event

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

Apple revealed the iPhone 13, Apple Watch 7, iPad Mini 6 and more at Tuesday's event, but we're still waiting on a few more products this year. David Carnoy ...

11. MacBook Pro 2021: Every release date, price and feature rumor about Apple's updated laptop

Domain: cnet.com

The MacBook Pro line is rumored to get a few significant changes with a new 14-inch size, more powerful M1X processor, mini LED screen and no Touch Bar. Lori Grunin ...

12. Nintendo finally brings Bluetooth audio to the Switch with new software update

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Nintendo

In a tweet Tuesday night, the Nintendo confirmed that it has enabled the feature as part of a new Switch update. "The latest #NintendoSwitch update is now available," the company tweeted, "including the ability to pair Bluetooth devices for audio output.".

13. With two new models, which iPad should you buy now?

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

Apple announced two new iPads at the September iPhone 13 event: An improved entry-level 10.2-inch iPad and a revamped iPad Mini. One's super-affordable. The other, not as much. And Apple already has an iPad Pro (in two sizes) and the iPad Air.

14. Apple Watch Series 7's upgrades don't seem that dramatic: Here's what's changing

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

The Apple Watch Series 7 starts at $399 and is coming later in the fall. It was announced at Apple's event on Tuesday. But the changes don't seem that dramatic. It has a larger display with thinner bezels, a faster-charging battery that promises 8 ...

15. iPhone 13 is here: Everything to know about Apple's biggest upgrades and new features

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

During a virtual event on Tuesday, Apple announced the follow-up to last year's iPhone 12 with four new models: the iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. The new phones run iOS 15, come with a larger battery, more storage, a new A15 Bionic processor, ...

16. iPhone 13 price and preorders: How to get Apple's new phones for $0, starting Friday

Domain: cnet.com

In fact, you can even get a new iPhone for as little as $0 with an AT&T trade-in deal (see below for details). iPhone 13 preorders begin Friday, Sept. 17 at 5 a.m. PT (8 a.m. ET).

17. iPhone 13 Pro cameras: Why this pro photographer is excited for Apple's new flagship

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Adobe

That's especially true when I'm using ProRaw and editing my shots in apps like Adobe Lightroom. So I'm interested to hear that the main camera has an even larger image sensor with an f1.5 aperture. That's going to allow it to capture a lot more light. And ...

18. iPhone 13 will likely be popular because Apple still makes other phones look boring

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

A decade ago, Tim Cook got on stage at Apple's Cupertino, California, headquarters, ready to head his first event as the company's newly installed CEO. He was about to announce the company's then-new iPhone 4S, which superficially seemed identical to the ...

19. New iPhone security patch in iOS 14.8: How to scan for Pegasus spyware on your phone

Domain: cnet.com

That includes text messages, emails and even recording phone calls. Pegasus was originally designed, and is marketed by its creator the NSO Group, to monitor criminals and terrorists. Get the CNET ...

20. T-Mobile CFO reportedly calls out Samsung for device shortages

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Samsung

"A lot of our customer base are also very significant Samsung lovers." He lamented that the company's S Series smartphones are in "very short supply." Get the CNET Mobile newsletter.

21. Xiaomi unveils 11T Pro with superfast charging, 108MP camera

Domain: cnet.com

Xiaomi touted a new feature called Cinemagic on the Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro, which it describes as offering a slew of innovative filmmaking features. The Pro model will also be able to charge to 100% in about 17 minutes, thanks to the company's 120W ...

22. iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 coming Sept. 20. How to download and install on your iPhone, iPad

Domain: cnet.com

The iPad is getting a complete home screen makeover, and multitasking is finally receiving the boost it's needed for years. Get the CNET Now newsletter. Spice up your small talk with the ...

23. iOS 15: Release date, new features and everything else we know after Apple's event

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

At the iPhone 13 event on Sept. 14, Apple announced that iOS 15 will be generally available for free download on Sept. 20. This follows Apple's typical iOS release pattern, with the software typically ...

24. How to preorder the new iPad and iPad mini

Domain: cnn.com

Both new iPads are available for preorder now and are set to ship on Sept. 24, with the iPad starting at $329 with 64GB of storage and the iPad Mini starting at $499 with 64GB of storage. Both iPads can be upgraded to 256GB of storage for those who ...

25. Retro rhythm roguelike BPM: Bullets Per Minute arrives in October

Domain: eurogamer.net

BPM: Bullets Per Minute launches for PlayStation and Xbox on 5th October, developer Awe Interactive has announced. A dungeon-clearing first-person shooter mix of Doom and Rock Band, this rhythm FPS originally launched on Steam in September 2020 to ...

26. Apple's New iPhone: 6 Must-See Features

Domain: fool.com | Companies: Apple

In addition, Apple announced an all-new iPad Mini, an updated entry-level iPad, and new workouts for Apple Fitness+. But four new iPhone models -- the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max -- took center stage at the event.

27. Solar Ash brings a somber, solitary twist to Mario and Metroid mechanics

Domain: inverse.com

“Mario 64 is always a great inspiration as far as character control goes. It has some of the best, most expressive control in any game. It's 20-something years old now and it still plays better than most games, and it's still the most popular speedrunning ...

28. iPhone 13 Pro

Domain: macrumors.com

Apple's Pro iPhones with updated cameras, new colors, smaller notches, ProMotion display, 1TB max storage, and faster A15 chip. Pre-order September 17, launch on September 24. Features. 6.1 and 6.7-inch sizes; Similar to iPhone 12 lineup; Smaller notch ...

29. Apple Unveils Latest Line Of Products, Including New iPhone 13

Domain: newson6.com | Companies: Apple

Although the latest design is similar to last year's iPhone 12, the new device features several enhancements including a zippy new A15 Bionic processor, improved cameras and a smaller front-facing sensor notch. The iPhone ...

30. Hunt down a resurrected Maggie Thatcher in this frightfully British Doom campaign

Domain: pcgamer.com

Arriving on September 24, Thatcher's Techbase is a free level pack for the original Doom (compatible with emulators like Boom) that sees you descend into "the tenth circle of hell—the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" in the hunt for a ...

31. Age of Empires 4's stress test kicks off this week – and everyone's invited

Domain: pcgamesn.com

First up, the when. The Age of Empires 4 technical stress test goes live on Friday, September 17 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST and runs through that weekend until Monday, September 20 until the same time.

32. PlayStation's official wireless headset now comes in black

Domain: polygon.com

Sony's first-party Pulse 3D wireless headset for PlayStation 5 has only been available in PlayStation 5-matching white thus far, but a black version (“Midnight Black”) is coming, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Wednesday.

33. EA delays Battlefield 2042 launch to November 19

Domain: reuters.com | Companies: EA

EA, whose shares were down 6% at close on rumors the Battlefield game would be delayed, said it does not expect to see a financial impact from the postponement and reiterated its net bookings guidance for fiscal year 2022.

34. EXCLUSIVE Snap Inc hires first global head of platform safety

Domain: reuters.com | Companies: Microsoft

Snap said that after a long search it hired Jacqueline Beauchere, who will represent its safety work to regulators, lawmakers and partners and help advise on new policies and initiatives. Beauchere was at Microsoft Corp ( ...

35. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wants to clean up space junk with new company

Domain: space.com | Companies: Apple

Steve Wozniak said he plans to make a private space company "unlike the others" in a cryptic tweet Sunday (Sept. 12). The tweet included a link teasing his planned company, called Privateer Space.

36. SpaceX's all-civilian Inspiration4 mission launches today. Here's what to expect.

Domain: space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX will launch its first all-civilian crew on a three-day journey around the Earth in what will be a historic step for private space travel. The private spaceflight company will launch the Inspiration4 crew, a team of four ...

37. How to watch SpaceX's private all-civilian Inspiration4 launch online today

Domain: space.com

Editor's note: SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew launch webcast will begin today, Sept. 15, at 3:45 p.m. EDT (1945 GMT), in the window above. SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission is ready to launch to Earth orbit on Wednesday (Sept. 15), and you can watch the ...

38. Nintendo finally adds Bluetooth audio to the Switch in new software update

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Nintendo

My colleague Jay Peters was able to connect his AirPods Pro to his base Switch and a Switch Lite without much trouble. In the settings menu, there's a section for “Bluetooth Audio,” and you can pair your headphones from there by following the instructions.

39. There's a new bubbles emoji that'll go just great with the peach

Domain: theverge.com

The reason is simple. Peach has long pulled double duty as the internationally recognized symbol for the human butt, making “butt bubbles” an elegant euphemism for farts. Sure, you've long been able ...

40. Microsoft accounts can now go fully passwordless

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Microsoft

“When I think of security, I think you've got to protect your whole life,” says Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president of Microsoft security, compliance & identity, in an interview with The Verge. “It's no longer enough just to think about work or home and ...

41. Xiaomi announces 11T Pro with 120W fast charging

Domain: theverge.com

Xiaomi has launched its 11T series, the headline of which is the 11T Pro and its previously announced 120W HyperCharge fast charging system. The phone has a 5,000mAh battery, and Xiaomi says the bundled 120W charger can fill it from zero to 100 percent ...

42. Sony is releasing its Pulse 3D Audio headset in midnight black

Domain: theverge.com

The Pulse 3D Audio wireless headset that Sony made to take advantage of the PS5's 3D Audio tech is getting a new color option. It'll be available in midnight black in addition to white, just like its DualSense controller, for the same $99.99 price that ...

43. The iPhone 13 is a pitch-perfect iPhone 12S

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

That's how Apple used to name its phones. There'd be a major update one year, usually with a big design change, followed up with a more minor revision that changed some internal components and features but kept the overall look and feel the same. The ...

44. OpenSea product chief accused of flipping NFTs using insider information

Domain: theverge.com

OpenSea, the biggest NFT trading marketplace, said today that one of its employees used internal information to buy NFTs that were about to be featured on its homepage — and likely spike in value. Accusations were made against OpenSea's head of product ...

45. Apple unveils iPhone 13 lineup

Domain: .nhk.or.jp | Companies: Apple

As the global smartphone market recovers from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, US tech giant Apple has unveiled its new iPhone 13 with improved camera functions. The four models in the lineup are able to record videos with automatic focus ...