Technology News for Friday 17th September 2021

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Sep 17th 2021

1. Destiny 2 Players Are Mad Bungie's Gonna Enforce Fair Multiplayer Matchmaking

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This Friday, Bungie will roll out matchmaking assistance for Destiny 2's hardcore mode, Trials of Osiris. The intent, basically, is to make the multiplayer gauntlet a bit more fair for Guardians who continuously get thrashed. You'll never believe this, ...

2. Ikea's New Gaming Collection Looks Pretty Good

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While people have been using Ikea stuff in the gaming space forever—right now I'm sitting on an Ikea office chair and using an Ikea desk—the Swedish company has never gone to the trouble of releasing dedicated gaming furniture before.

3. Apple Card owners are having problems ordering their iPhone 13

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Shoppers have reported trouble trying to buy the new iPhone 13 models using the Apple Card. The Apple Card was introduced in 2019 and allows people to buy Apple products with up to 3% cashback. That means it's used by Apple's biggest fans, ...

4. A PS5 restock will happen at PlayStation Direct today

Domain: cnet.com

Typically, PlayStation Direct opens up to everyone two hours later, which would be 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET). If the store opens up, people are placed in virtual queues. To increase your chances open up the same page but on a device that uses a different ...

5. GoPro Hero 10 Black review: All-around faster performance, same great rugged little body

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1080p at 30, 60, 120 or 240fps. GoPro Hero10 Black. The Hero 10 has a wide range of resolutions and frame rates. Josh Goldman ...

6. Apple's iPhone 13 is further proof that the phone is quietly turning into an AR machine

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

Upgrades like better cameras, more powerful processors and additional storage options are typical for new phones. But it's the way these additions come together with other iPhone updates from the past two years that suggest Apple is setting up the iPhone ...

7. iPhone 13 vs. 13 Mini vs. 13 Pro vs. 13 Pro Max: All the biggest differences

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The iPhone 13 lineup has arrived. Here's how the different models compare. Apple/Screenshot by James Martin/CNET. We were fairly certain there would be four iPhone 13 variants ...

8. iPhone notifications are getting an overhaul with iOS 15. Here's how it works

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

iOS 15 brings many new features to the iPhone and iPad, and it's looking as if Notification Summary is going to be a hit. Here's what you need to know. Sarah Tew/CNET. Apple is releasing iOS 15 on Sept. 20 and it's coming with a much-needed overhaul to ...

9. Preorder this Spigen MagSafe battery for your iPhone 13 today and save 40%

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But because they're so new, these batteries can also be pretty expensive. That's why this new 5,000-mAh MagSafe battery from Spigen is such a big deal: If you take advantage of the preorder coupon today you can get it for $33.

10. Should you upgrade to iPhone 13? Let's compare it to iPhone 12 through iPhone 7

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As is usually the case, Apple's bigger photography improvements can be found on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. Night mode works on all three rear camera lenses, including the telephoto lens, and the Pro models can also take macro shots that can focus in ...

11. iOS 15 comes to your iPhone Monday: Download time and how to install Apple's new software

Domain: cnet.com | Companies: Apple

In just three days, the latest iOS and iPadOS software updates from Apple will be available. Here's exactly when you can install them on launch day. Jason Cipriani headshot.

12. iPhone 13 preorders are live — here's everything you need to know

Domain: cnn.com | Companies: Apple

Preorders for the iPhone 13 family are now available from Apple directly, carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon and a range of retailers. The iPhone 13 and 13 Mini are available in 128GB, 256GB or 512GB storage options, while the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max ...

13. Apple Watch Series 7: Latest Details Reveal Intriguing News

Domain: forbes.com | Companies: Apple

We know that Series 7 will come with an all-new charging puck and cable in the box. This sees the switch from a USB-A cable to USB-C for the first time for the Watch—though I note that the MagSafe and MagSafe Duo chargers come with USB-C cables.

14. Why 2021 Has Been Destiny 2's Most Impressive Year To Date

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Destiny 2 is routinely a top 10 game on Steam these days, and the success of the franchise has paved the way for a massive Bungie expansion where it's tripling its campus size and going on a hiring spree. We have two more Destiny 2 expansions confirmed, ...

15. How Epic Games Made a Dent in Apple's App Store Domination

Domain: newyorker.com | Companies: Apple

The game's menu now offered two options for purchasing its in-game currency, V-Bucks: buying through the Apple App Store at the regular price of $9.99, or via a new “Epic direct payment” at a discount, for $7.99. In introducing this change, Epic was ...

16. Destiny 2 is retuning Trials of Osiris matchmaking to make loss streaks less frequent

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"Matchmaking help" will kick in for teams on a bad luck streak, while winners will start being placed in tougher matchups. Comments. The Witch Queen armor. (Image credit: Bungie). Last weekend Trials of Osiris returned to Destiny 2 in a newly revamped ...

17. Splitgate boasts it'll have a Forge-style map editor before Halo Infinite

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"We probably won't call it forge mode, but it's a map editor," the Splitgate account tweeted. "Imagine placing portal pads anywhere you wanted on Olympus!".

18. Valheim's food rebalance has already been rebalanced

Domain: pcgamer.com

But the rebalance doesn't seem to have gone over too well with many Valheim players. If you want to chow down on health-boosting foods it'll leave you without a big stamina bar, meaning even just running around will be more of a chore, let alone firing ...

19. Why you need an OLED TV – and how the tech enhances your viewing experience

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If you are currently shopping for a new TV and your priorities include unbeatable picture quality and a sleek frame – an OLED is the one for you. Advertisement. There's so much choice when it comes to televisions these days and a lot of acronyms that ...

20. How to see SpaceX's Inspiration4 spacecraft in the night sky

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Four private astronauts are currently circling the globe in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, and you can see the capsule from Earth — if you're in the right place at the right time. The Crew Dragon launched into space on Wednesday (Sept.

21. SpaceX's Inspiration4 astronauts share first snapshots from historic private space trip

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The four private astronauts of SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew have shared their first snapshots from their historic first-ever all-civilian space trip and they look thrilled. The images, released in the wee hours of Friday (Sept. 17) via the Inspiration4 ...

22. The iPad Mini doesn't support mmWave 5G

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There's also a hint that its new A15 Bionic processor might be downclocked in comparison to the version that appears in the iPhone 13 line (via MacRumors). Support for 5G on the cellular version of the ...

23. The iPhone's notch: should it stay or should it go?

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

And that's largely because it does need all the tech that Apple fits in (including the various sensors, IR emitters, and the actual front-facing camera.) True, Android phones don't have notches like the iPhone, but they also don't have facial unlock ...

24. Here's exactly how much bigger the iPhone 13 batteries are

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Nintendo

The document shows that the batteries in iPhones have gotten significantly bigger since last year — 13 percent larger, on average — and the 13 Pro Max's battery is getting comparable to devices like the Nintendo Switch.

25. Oppo shows off new ColorOS 12 following OnePlus merger

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Icons have been subtly redesigned to make more use of depth and texture. Oppo says it's improved more than 300 animations throughout the UI while also making use of an AI engine to reduce lag and stuttering.

26. Microsoft's new photos app for Windows 11 is a welcome redesign

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Microsoft

While the photos app in Windows 10 didn't include a particularly cluttered UI, Microsoft has simplified it slightly in Windows 11. You can dismiss the new filmstrip or photo editing toolbars by clicking on photos, and swipe between images without any ...

27. A privacy-focused permissions feature from Android 11 is coming to older phones too

Domain: theverge.com

Android 11's auto-resetting permissions, where the operating system will restrict an app's permission to access sensitive phone features like its storage or cameras if it hasn't been opened for several months, are coming to older devices, ...

28. Vergecast: iPhone 13, iPad Mini, and everything Apple announced

Domain: theverge.com | Companies: Apple

Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories. This biggest tech story this week: Apple's ...

29. Here's how to pre-order the new iPhone 13, Mini, Pro and Pro Max

Domain: usatoday.com | Companies: Apple

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed's editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. On Tuesday, during its "California Streaming" event, Apple unveiled the latest and greatest new ...

30. Weekend Flyovers of the International Space Station

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It'll last for 6 minutes and the ISS will climb to a maximum height of 71 degrees (almost overhead). Look to the WSW and it will appear not too far above the horizon. It will move high in the sky then continue to the northeast, disappearing as it gets ...