Technology News for Friday 24th September 2021

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Sep 24th 2021

1. Windows 11 hits the Release Preview Insider channel as official release nears


Enlarge / The "official" Windows 11 update, complete with the UI that regular people will see, is now available in the Release Preview channel for Windows ...

2. Frustrated researcher discloses three new iOS zero-day vulnerabilities

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This researcher is by no means the first to publicly express their frustration with Apple over its security bounty program. Nice bug—now shhh. illusionofchaos ...

3. Chengdu Hunters, Los Angeles Gladiators eliminated from Overwatch League 2021 playoffs


In their lower bracket match, that trend continued. Both teams traded maps back and forth until fifth map Nepal, where Atlanta's DPS shifted into high gear.

4. The 10 most exciting trailers and reveals from September 2021's Nintendo Direct

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Every time, without fail, Nintendo Directs exceeds fan expectations, and the September 2021 show was no different. Even if bits of today's announcements ...

5. PS5 new releases: Lost Judgment impressions


The Yakuza series is one of the consistently excellent in modern gaming, but after concluding the saga of Kiryu Kazuma, with Yakuza 6, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio ...

6. Kirby Going Full-On Super Mario Odyssey On The Switch Is Brilliant

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Kirby fans finally get to feast. Yesterday, Nintendo announced Kirby and the Forgotten Land, a 3D adventure platformer set in a post-apocalyptic world whose ...

7. Square Enix's Crystal Dynamics Also Working On The New Perfect Dark Game


Late last year it was announced that The Initiative, a new Xbox Game Studio, was starting work an all-new Perfect Dark game. Today, they've said that ...

8. The Biggest Fan Theories Sparked By That Bayonetta 3 Trailer


I say I slept good after last night's trailer, but in reality I was watching the Bayonetta 3 trailer on repeat. Image: PlatinumGames / Kotaku / Patrick ...

9. 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 ...

10. You Can't Make Me Use The N64 Controller Again, Nintendo

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One of Nintendo's cuter little announcements during the latest Direct was that, with N64 games coming soon to the system, the company will also start ...

11. DJI Mavic 3 drone leak details improved camera and a 46-minute flight time


It may have a significantly longer flight time along with not just one, but two cameras, including a telephoto model and one with a larger Four Thirds sensor.

12. Nintendo Direct: Splatoon 3 and Kirby - What were the big announcements?

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Nintendo just announced a bunch of new games, updates and more in a special livestream. Their Senior Executive Officer, Yoshiaki Koizumi shared the news in ...

13. Amazon's September Echo event: What we expect from Ring and Alexa

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Amazon's 2021 fall Echo event is happening Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m. PT. Amazon won't be livestreaming its invite-only presentation to the general public ...

14. Funniest Super Mario movie memes: Chris Pratt as Mario is 'game over' for some


And no wonder: Look at this cast list. Chris Pratt as Mario, Jack Black as Bowser, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong and Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach. The movie is animated ...

15. AirPods' most-wanted tracking feature is coming in iOS 15, but you have to wait. Here's why


Apple's AirPods wireless earbuds are convenient, but also really small and extremely easy to lose. It turns out, those pesky cords on wired earbuds had the one ...

16. Getting the new iPhone 13 or iPad today? Do these 8 things ASAP

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Apple has a few Android apps, one of which is called Move To iOS. You can use it to transfer most of the information on your Android device over to your new ...

17. Google Photos feature that keeps private photos hidden is getting a wider rollout

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Google announced Thursday that its popular Locked Folder feature, which lets you hide sensitive pictures in a passcode- protected space on your phone, will roll ...

18. Which iPhone 13 is right for you?

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For the second year in a row, Apple released four iPhones. Adding to the confusion: in terms of performance, they're all extremely similar.

19. The iPhone 13 hits shelves

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(CNN Business) Apple (AAPL) officially launched its next-generation iPhone 13 line on Friday, with four new smartphones hitting shelves and shipping to ...

20. Microsoft's Perfect Dark reboot will be co-developed by Crystal Dynamics


Microsoft's mysterious new Perfect Dark game will be co-developed by Marvel's Avengers and Tomb Raider studio Crystal Dynamics.

21. The 31 Best iPhone 13 Pro Cases To Keep Your New Phone Safe And Pristine


I write about how to do more with your consumer gadgets. All products and services featured are independently selected by Forbes Vetted contributors and editors ...

22. Will Apple Pressure Its Supplier Stocks With iPhone 13?

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This is noteworthy as the consumer electronics industry has been contending with a significant supply crunch for semiconductors and supply chain headwinds, ...

23. Crystal Dynamics Is On Loan To Microsoft For 'Perfect Dark' Now

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Yesterday, in a bit of rather strange, but seemingly good video game news, The Initiative announced that Crystal Dynamics would be pitching in to help work ...

24. How to Know If the iPhone 13 Is Worth the Upgrade and Which One You Should Buy

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All of the iPhones Apple sells are very capable devices, but this is the one you should get.

25. Motorola moto G9 power review: A reliable phone with mind-blowing battery life


We approached the G9 the same way we would with any smartphone, judging its performance regarding processing power and speed, gaming capability, sound, screen, ...

26. 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 ...

27. iPhone 13: How to Shoot Video in Cinematic Mode


It does this by locking the focus on the subject in a scene and blurring the background to achieve depth of field. If you subsequently move the camera to center ...

28. Crystal Dynamics is working on the new Perfect Dark game


"We are partnering with Crystal Dynamics, the world class team behind character-driven games such as Tomb Raider, to bring this first-person spy thriller to a ...

29. Unique SNES platformer and city-builder hybrid Actraiser just got a remake


Actraiser Renaissance boasts "remastered" 2D graphics, which is a bit of an understatement because they look thoroughly redrawn. It also features an "upgrade" ...

30. PSVR 2 details: News, rumors, release date, price, and specs


PSVR 2 is on the way, but what do we know about the next generation PS5 VR headset? Ever since the announcement of the PlayStation 5 in 2019, ...

31. Apple iPad 2021 review: still the best tablet for most people

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Apple's updated low-end iPad looks set to continue its dominance of the market with newer chips, twice the storage and a brilliant new video-calling camera.

32. How to get the free Windows 11 upgrade early

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After months of testing, Microsoft is releasing the final version of Windows 11 to its Release Preview channel today. It's the final step before it's ...

33. The Lightning port isn't about convenience; it's about control


The European Commission shook the iPhone world to its roots this week, announcing a new policy that would require all smartphones to adopt USB-C ports for ...

34. Apple's rumored MacBook Pros could get higher resolution screens, according to beta leak


The seventh beta of the upcoming operating system contains references to “3456 x 2234 Retina” and “3024 x 1964 Retina,” which are two resolutions not supported ...

35. Someone is using old Jawbone patents to sue Apple and Google

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Jawbone is best known for its fitness trackers, but the recent lawsuits focus on noise-isolation tech used in its earphones. Wearables company Jawbone is long- ...

36. The iPhone 13 Pro's camera bump is a problem for the Backbone controller


The new and very good iPhone 13 Pro lineup has a thicker camera bump than previous generations (7.65mm vs. 7.4mm in the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max).