Technology News for Thursday 16th September 2021

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Sep 16th 2021

1. How to fix Not Connecting to Server error in Apex Legends


Multiplayer games may look like well-oiled machines that look like they may continue to work forever, but even the most carefully designed ones can require some downtime once in a while. When Apex's servers are down, players are likely to run into ...

2. EA to reportedly keep loot boxes and preview packs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

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These packs have been associated with online gambling for many years and some European countries, like the Netherlands and Belgium, have banned them. Ultimate Team packs can be acquired via FUT coins, one of the game mode's virtual currencies, or with FIFA ...

3. Overwatch 2 updates will be revealed during Overwatch League Grand Finals on Sept. 25


On Sept. 25, Overwatch 2 developers are teaming up with the Overwatch League to broadcast updates about the highly-anticipated sequel during the league's Grand Finals festivities. During the Overwatch League Grand Finals pre-show and halftime break, ...

4. Gran Turismo 7 Will Be Pretty Much Unplayable If You Lose Internet


Last week's big Gran Turismo 7 trailer gave fans lots to be excited about, save for one easy-to-miss detail: the requirement of an online connection for the game's extensive single-player Campaign Mode. Part of GT7's appeal is the return of the ...

5. Destiny Composer Ordered To Pay Bungie Nearly $100000


Composer Marty O'Donnell, Bungie's former audio director, has been found in contempt of court for his continuous use of Destiny assets, including uploading song clips online long after he left the company. According to Eurogamer, such use violated the ...

6. The Saga Behind The New PS5's Heatsink, Explained


Over the last few weeks, much hay has been made about the PlayStation 5, specifically a new revision of the Sony console that includes a smaller heatsink. Early reports criticized this change for leading to increased temperatures during operation, ...

7. FTC says health apps must notify consumers about data breaches — or face fines


The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned apps and devices that collect personal health information must notify consumers if their data is breached or shared with third parties without their permission. In a 3-2 vote on Wednesday, ...

8. GoPro debuts the HERO10 Black action camera


That improved low-light capture applies to video, too, with 3D noise reduction applied so that even nighttime scenes have a lot less grain. The improved processing capabilities of the GP2 chip also mean that using the GoPro interface and software on the ...

9. Coronavirus: How to differentiate between an allergy and a breakthrough infection?


In the recent past, reports of fully vaccinated individuals contracting COVID have become a source of major concern. Breakthrough infections have become more prevalent than ever, which could either be an outcome of emerging variants like the Delta or due ...

10. SpaceX: Amateur astronauts launch on Inspiration4 mission


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 ...

11. Moon contract signals new direction for Europe


The contract has been signed that will see the first UK satellite go to the Moon in 2024. Lunar Pathfinder is a relay platform for telecommunications. It will feed the telemetry and data from other spacecraft at the Moon back to Earth.

12. Apple's next big technology was absent at the iPhone 13 launch, but Tim Cook says he's still a fan

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Apple released new products on Tuesday but did not reveal a "next big thing." Apple has emphasized augmented reality in previous years, but the technology only made a brief appearance at the launch presentation. But CEO Tim Cook is still bullish.

13. GoPro Hero 10 Black review: More resolution, faster frame rates and better stabilization for $399


A processor upgrade in and of itself isn't going to be too exciting for most people. It's what the GP2 can do or, more to the point, what you'll be able to do with the Hero 10 because of the GP2 that's exciting. Let's start with resolutions and frame rates ...

14. Razer Huntsman V2 and V2 TKL gaming keyboards replace old favorites

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Razer updates two of its Hunstman highly praised line of gaming keyboards with second-gen optical switches and its highest polling rate to date, 8,000Hz. The Huntsman V2 replaces the full-size Huntsman Elite and the Huntsman TKL pushes out the Huntsman ...

15. New all-black PS5 Pulse 3D headset is up for preorder at Amazon

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Ever since the PlayStation 5 was first shown off, there's been a subset of people who wished that it was available in black like previous PlayStation consoles rather than the futuristic-looking white color scheme. While an all-black PS5 model still ...

16. Apple's best iPhone 13 features are the trade-in offers, not the specs


The floodgates of deals opened last year, when the companies were eager to get people on their 5G networks, and they're continuing with the iPhone 13 launch. While it's a good time for those looking for a good deal, consumers should be aware that terms can ...

17. 4 reasons to pay attention to Xiaomi's 11T Pro


The 11T has a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen, two powerful chipsets and an 108-megapixel lens leading its camera array, but the headline feature is the charger. The 11T comes with a 120-watt in-box charger, a first for Xiaomi as well as the broader industry.

18. I want an iPhone with USB-C. Now there are signs Apple does, too

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A USB-C port replaces the older Lightning port on the 2021 iPad Mini. Apple/Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple. I like my iPhone, but I'd love it if it had USB-C. So I ...

19. iPhone 13 and all of Apple's most exciting announcements this week

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Apple's iPhone 13 event has been put to bed, and in it we got the expected iPhone 13 announcement, as well as a refreshed 10.2-inch iPad, a big upgrade for the iPad Mini and a new Apple Watch Series 7. There were a few small announcements, too.

20. Should you upgrade to iPhone 13? We compare to iPhone 12 through iPhone 7 to find out


That's because the iPhone 12 has a lot in common with the iPhone 13. They both have 5G support, a vibrant OLED 6.1-inch screen, a fast processor, great cameras and MagSafe accessory support. The biggest reasons to consider upgrading are the camera updates ...

21. Why Apple's iPhone 13 notch reminds me of Google's controversial Pixel 3 XL design


Apple's new iPhone 13, revealed Tuesday at Apple's California Streaming event, gets a tiny bit more screen real estate thanks to a tweaked redesign of the notch that houses the Face ID and 12-megapixel front-facing camera.

22. You should upgrade to the iPhone 13 if…


“Given the improvements to battery life, cameras, and cellular modems, I would recommend upgrading an iPhone X or earlier,” says Avi Greengart, president and lead analyst at tech research firm Techsponential. “ ...

23. Better Video Game Stock: Nintendo vs. Sony

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Nintendo and Sony are two of the world's top gaming companies. Nintendo's growth accelerated during the pandemic, but it is facing tough year-over-year comparisons. Sony should generate more stable growth from its diversified basket of businesses this ...

24. True Genius: How to go from “the future of journalism” to a fire sale in a few short years


Sept. 16, 2021, 2:58 p.m.. Remember Genius? The startup that started out decoding rap lyrics (and named Rap Genius) but then wanted to create ...

25. Put Down That PS5 And Pick Up Your Switch For The Pixelated Pleasures Of 'Eastward'


Eastward follows two main (and very lovable) protagonists, John and Sam, who, unlike their names, are quite unique: John is a laconic, blue collar digger who sports a flannel and wields his trusty frying pan as a weapon. Sam is a rambunctious young girl ...

26. Valheim just gave players an item they asked for in the most awesomely Valheim way possible


It's so good I've used several different levels of spoiler alerts if you want to find it for yourself. Comments. Valheim Viking giving thumbs up. (Image credit: Iron Gate Studios). It's great when a developer listens to player feedback.

27. Age of Empires 4 DLC will be “a balancing act” to please different strategy fans


Adam Isgreen, creative director at World's Edge, hasn't been coy with the fact that there are 'plans' for post-launch content, but we recently sat down and asked him to expand on what the studio's thinking is on this topic.

28. New Wipeout game is for mobile phones, not PlayStation


A new game in the Wipeout series is coming, not to PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, but to mobile phones. Wipeout Rush, a new take on the futuristic hovercraft racing series, will be released for Android and iOS devices in 2022, developer Rogue Games ...

29. Gran Turismo 7's campaign is always-online, and fans are not thrilled


The requirement was subtly mentioned in a PlayStation Blog post a day after Sept. 8's PlayStation Showcase 2021, where the driving simulator's launch date was finally revealed. The blog post from Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi references ...

30. Call of Duty Vanguard crossplay beta: Start time and how to play free


In the USA, this CoD Vanguard preview opportunity will start at 10am PT, 12pm CT or 1pm ET depending on which time zone you're in. Activision confirmed those times as well as the start ...

31. Stellantis to push into challenging Indian market with Citroen


PARIS, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Carmaker Stellantis plans to launch a new model in India and Latin America next year under its Citroen brand, the group said on Thursday, as it aims to push out of its European turf and branch further into emerging markets ...

32. Dinosaurs are invading Shreveport this weekend


The Shreveport Convention Center is stepping back in time this weekend to when dinosaurs roamed the earth, but do not fear, it is just the Jurassic Quest exhibition. The fun and educational exhibit allows guests to walk through the Cretaceous, ...

33. SpaceX launches four civilians into orbit on historic Inspiration4 flight


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX made history tonight as it launched a crew of private citizens on a jaunt around Earth. For an added bonus, the rocket landed on its drone ship, marking the company's 92nd booster recovery. The mission, called Inspiration4 ...

34. Wipeout gets 'reimagined' as a mobile game where you manage instead of drive


Wipeout, the fast-paced, futuristic racing series that's synonymous with PlayStation, is coming to iOS and Android mobile devices later in 2021. The new game is called Wipeout Rush, and unfortunately, it might not be what you're after if you've adored ...

35. Apple Watch 7 vs. Apple Watch SE: Which should you buy?

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The Apple Watch 7 starts at $399. That'll likely get you the smaller, GPS-only model. If the company sticks to the same pricing structure, the larger size will start at $429. You can pay an $100 premium for Cellular support, which lets your Apple Watch ...