Technology News for Thursday 23rd September 2021

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Sep 23rd 2021

1. Meet Facebook's new tech chief Andrew 'Boz' Bosworth

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Andrew Bosworth, the veteran Facebook executive, found himself in the headlines in 2018 over some impolitic statements he made in an internal memo leaked to ...

2. Before You Start: Tips For Playing Deathloop


Arkane Studio's latest game is its biggest yet, with esoteric puzzles, cutthroat combat, and an entire loot system all wrapped around a repeating time loop.

3. Nintendo Accidentally Leaks Next Kirby Game, Coming Spring 2022

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According to a listing we can only assume was accidentally pushed live, the next Kirby game is coming to Switch in spring 2022. Advertisement.

4. Rare But Limited PS5, Xbox Best Buy Restock Sees Excruciatingly Long Lines IRL


Since the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S went on sale last fall, Best Buy hasn't sold next-gen consoles at its brick-and-mortar locations, citing safety ...

5. We're Just Never Getting Another Titanfall, Are We [Update]


Look, Apex Legends is a fine shooter, but Titanfall 2 was one of the greatest first-person games of all time, so you can understand why folks just will not ...

6. Why The Splatoon 3 Devs Are The Best, In One GIF

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Sometimes, during these surprise Nintendo Direct presentations, developers will just do the darnedest things. This includes the Splatoon 3 studio Nintendo ...

7. Clubhouse announces Wave, making it easier to start casual private rooms


To send a wave, navigate to the Hallway by swiping right or tapping the dots icon on the bottom left of the screen. Then, tap the wave button next to the names ...

8. 'Flying' microchips could ride the wind to track air pollution


Researchers have created a winged microchip around the size of a sand grain that may be the smallest flying device yet made, Vice has reported.

9. Lamborghini Huracán STO: A final celebration before electrification


The new Huracán STO, or Super Trofeo Omologata, is the latest super sports car to enter the Lamborghini line up and it simultaneously offers a tiny glimpse of ...

10. Samsung Discover event offers 40% off on Galaxy Tab S7 or Tab S7

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Samsung continues with its fall sales on Thursday, Sept. 22. The “Discover Samsung” fall savings event, which includes discounts on its latest tech, ...

11. EU rules to force USB-C chargers for all phones


The tech giant is the main manufacturer of smartphones using a custom charging port, as its iPhone series uses an Apple-made "Lightning" connector. "We remain ...

12. Dinosaurs: 'Bizarre' fossil is Africa's first ankylosaur


"Think of a coffee table. Short, broad, covered in spikes and walking towards you. That's an ankylosaur!" Dr Susie Maidment is describing a fabulous new ...

13. Will Diablo II: Resurrected run on your laptop?


It's a nearly 1:1 remake of the original Diablo II, first released for PCs and Macs in 2000. The game is so faithful to the original that you can flick the ...

14. Android accessibility update lets you control your phone, communicate using facial gestures


Project Activate can trigger customized actions on your phone, including sending messages, playing audio files and speaking short phrases.

15. Apple's under unprecedented pressure as it prepares to launch the iPhone 13


Apple's facing waves of employee activism over sexual harassment and other toxic workplace issues. James Martin/CNET. Cher Scarlett is a senior-level ...

16. iPhone 13: Here's how to get the new phone for a fraction of the price before Friday

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In addition, this fresh batch of iPhones comes with Apple's newest A15 Bionic chip and a 128GB starting storage capacity, which brings Apple in line (finally) ...

17. Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 needs more than faster performance, better cameras to win the foldables race


That new camera system is located on the Surface Duo's rear this time around, unlike last year's model which required you to open the phone and fold the display ...

18. Samsung unveils Thom Browne-styled Galaxy Watch 4 designs for $799

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The Watch4 can also measure your blood oxygen, water intake, sleep patterns, and even your stress levels, and fitness features include step-tracking and ...

19. The new Galaxy Watch 4 is already on sale for up to 25% off (today only)

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To be clear, this watch is really only for owners of Samsung Galaxy phones. But if that's you, this is currently among the best Android-compatible smartwatches ...

20. Death Stranding Director's Cut Review – The Limits Of The Dead


While the new features and missions are nice, the world around us has made Death Stranding better. By Justin Clark on September 23, 2021 at 7:41AM PDT.

21. Chorus release date, trailer, gameplay, platforms, and story


If you enjoyed Star Wars Squadrons, keep an eye on Chorus. Every year or two, a new game takes flight combat to the next level. In 2017, Everspace provided ...

22. Upcoming 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Display Resolutions Likely Revealed in Latest macOS Monterey Beta


If these new resolutions are indeed for the upcoming MacBook Pro models, they would represent an increase in pixel density to around 250 pixels per inch, which ...

23. Larry Magid: iPads are great, but consider cheaper tablets or no tablet

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Apple recently announced its newest crop of iPads and, as usual, they look great with excellent screens, a minimum of 64 gigabytes of storage with the ...

24. The Best iPhone Case for iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max


We'll continue to test and update this guide as more cases—from Caudabe, Moment, OtterBox, Quad Lock, Speck, Spigen, and many more—become available in the ...

25. Diablo 2: Resurrected review in progress – beautiful, safe remaster


Diablo 2: Resurrected is out now. The original was one of the most important games of my childhood, but returning to Tristram feels weird right now, ...

26. Guardians of the Galaxy (for PC) Preview


Our demo took place roughly four hours into the game, and provided an overview of the gameplay, combat mechanics, and story. Peter Quill and the rest of the ...

27. Mario Party Superstars: Release date, confirmed boards, minigames and more news


Compiling five maps and 100 minigames from the Mario Party franchise's past, this game should be an ideal way to revisit the franchise. As you'd expect, the ...

28. EU proposes mandatory USB-C on all devices, including iPhones

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The proposal is likely to have the biggest impact on Apple, which continues to use its proprietary Lightning connector rather than the USB-C connector adopted ...

29. The Halo-themed Xbox Series X and PS5 are now available through Walmart (update: to be rescheduled)

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Update 12:25PM ET, September 23rd: Walmart's console restock didn't get off to a good start. Pages weren't loading for most people, it seems, and the ...

30. Android adds facial gesture controls and handwriting recognition accessibility features

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There are also improvements coming for Google Assistant, Digital Wellbeing, Nearby Share, and Google's Android keyboard. There are two parts to Android's facial ...

31. Here's how to watch the latest Nintendo Direct

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Nintendo is hosting one of its Direct streams later today, September 23rd, where it will showcase Switch games launching this winter.

32. Unagi reveals 'Model Eleven,' an electric scooter that plays music, avoids potholes, and looks incredible


The Eleven is meant to be the company's new flagship vehicle. “It's an industrial work of art, the smartest scooter on the planet, and a full on urban assault ...

33. Rocky Mountain Gamer: Two simple tricks to upgrade gaming systems


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34. Diablo II: Resurrected is out today—here's where you can buy it


Blizzard has painstakingly remastered all the animations, models, textures, and visual effects in 3D with a brand new game engine—and added Dolby 7.1 surround ...

35. What the hell is going on in 'Deltarune'?


But anyone who's a fan of “Undertale” or the Earthbound games will probably end up playing “Deltarune” Chapters 1 and 2 anyway.