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Nov 30th 2021

1. UK regulator rules Facebook must sell Giphy due to antitrust concerns

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In a press release, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority said that its investigation has concluded that “Facebook's acquisition of Giphy would reduce competition between social media platforms and that the deal has already removed Giphy as a ...

2. Overwatch releases 'over the top' Creator Cup Experimental Card


Every Overwatch fan knows there's been a significant drought of content while the development team works on the game's long-awaited sequel. Instead of letting players linger, however, the developers have turned to people who want to see the game ...

3. Ludwig explains why he left Twitch for YouTube Gaming


Following the announcement, Ludwig shared some insight into how he came to the decision that leaving Twitch would be the right thing to do for his career. Ludwig said that although YouTube offered more money than Twitch initially, he was inclined to renew ...

4. Here is how to message someone on WhatsApp without saving them as a contact


WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging services in the world and is used by millions of people. The app allows us to connect with people from around the globe. In India, it has more than 400 million users and remains the most preferred service ...

5. MIUI tips and tricks: 9 ways to get more out of your Xiaomi smartphone


Check out these MIUI settings that can help you get better performance and battery life in your Xiaomi, Redmi and Poco phones ... MIUI is one of the popular custom Android skins and while it isn't for everyone, its feature-packed demeanor usually has some ...

6. Bots Propelled An Old Arcade Game To The Top Of The Steam Charts


The top five played games on Steam are the usual suspects, online multiplayer games, with one unusual exception. As of this writing, Capcom Arcade Stadium is the third most popular game on the Steam charts. Advertisement. Originally reported by PCGamer ...

7. Final Fantasy XIV's Endwalker Launch Will Prioritize Game Owners Over Trial Players


The most popular MMORPG in the world launches its next big expansion at the end of this week, which means Final Fantasy XIV's servers are about to get hammered. While the ongoing global semiconductor shortage has kept Square Enix from adding new ...

8. Halo Infinite's PC Cheating Has Xbox Players Wanting To Split


Halo Infinite has certainly had an eventful launch. The game released over half a month early, was met with critical acclaim for how damn good it feels, and received massive backlash for its progression system all in the span of a single week.

9. Halo Infinite's Battle Pass Just Got Way Better


Following weeks of vocal community backlash, developer 343 Industries has announced sweeping changes to Halo Infinite's contentious battle pass. The adjustments, which go live today, make progression far friendlier, allowing you to easily rank up at ...

10. New Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Patch Fixes 100 Bugs


Today, Rockstar Games released a new patch for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - Definitive Edition that fixed a whopping 117 bugs in the game. Advertisement. A few fixes worth mentioning are multiple adjustments to the game's sometimes-obnoxious rain ...

11. Wow, Dead Cells Is Still Going Strong, Huh


For a game about the undying, Dead Cells is really living up to subject matter. The popular roguelike, first released in 2018 for consoles and PC, is getting even more new content, developer Motion Twin announced via press release today.

12. AWS launches new services for the automotive industry


At its annual re:Invent conference, AWS today announced two new initiatives for the automotive industry. One is a new product, AWS FleetWise, a new service that makes it easier for automakers to collect and retrieve sensor and telemetry data from their ...

13. UK's antitrust watchdog orders Facebook to sell Giphy

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In a significant push against big tech's ability to maintain market dominance through sheer buying power, the UK's competition watchdog has ordered Facebook (now Meta) to reverse its acquisition of animated GIF platform, Giphy — confirming the ...

14. 'What does this have to do with selling books?'


Adam Selipsky gave his first AWS re:Invent keynote this morning since taking over as CEO from Andy Jassy earlier this year. He had big shoes to fill, but it's not as though Selipsky was a complete stranger to the AWS team. In fact, he had been at the ...

15. Walmart settlement, Miss USA, union re-vote: Down in Alabama

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16. Halo Infinite's final campaign trailer will get you hyped


It's been a long and arduous journey, but we're almost there. Halo Infinite's campaign launches on Dec. 8, and to build hype for the impending intergalactic bonanza Xbox Game Studios has pushed out a new trailer for the big day.

17. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: How to get Spiritomb


The key -- pardon the pun -- to catching Spiritomb is the Odd Keystone, a mysterious item that slots into the Hallowed Tower on Route 209. There are only several of these in the game, the first of which you'll receive from the black belt standing near the ...

18. Pokemon Go December 2021 events: Raids, Christmas event and more


Pokemon Go is capping the year off with a variety of events in December. Niantic. December is almost here, and Pokemon Go is closing out the year with a variety of events and activities. Over the next few weeks, players have new legendary raids, ...

19. These great wireless headphone deals are still available after Cyber Monday


The noise canceling isn't quite as good as the Sony WF-1000XM4's noise canceling, but I thought it was quite effective and headset performance was also decent, though not necessarily stellar. These are all-around solid noise-canceling earbuds that can ...

20. Twitter's leadership shakeup comes at a critical moment

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Twitter has a new chief executive. Graphic by Pixabay/Illustration by CNET. When co-founder Jack Dorsey returned to Twitter as chief executive in 2015, he made it clear the social media company needed to constantly reinvent itself.

21. Apps in Google Play store that stole banking logins were downloaded 300000 times, report says

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Mobile security researchers at ThreatFabric found malware designed to steal people's online banking passwords and two-factor authentication codes. They said the malware also logged keystrokes and even took screenshots through people's phones. Though ...

22. Meet the new CEO of Twitter

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(CNN Business) Parag Agrawal isn't a household name, but he could soon become one as he takes the lead at one of the world's most influential social media companies. On Monday, Twitter (TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey announced he was stepping down and named ...

23. The Battle Between YouTube And Twitch Heats Up, As Ludwig Moves To YouTube Gaming


A streak of Twitch streamers switching platforms continues, as Ludwig Ahgren announced he will be streaming exclusively on YouTube Gaming, beginning November 30. Ludwig is one of the most popular creators on the Twitch platform, amassing 3.1M followers ...

24. Animal Crossing: New Horizons Kapp'n gets a pop punk makeover thanks to one TikTok musician


The sea shanties performed by Kapp'n in Animal Crossing: New Horizons have received a pop-punk arrangement thanks to a musician on TikTok. Tom McGovern, or @tommcgovern27 as he's known on the video-sharing app, posted a video of himself performing as a ...

25. Amazon cloud chief Adam Selipsky sees 'endless' opportunities to tailor services to industries

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Amazon Web Services CEO Adam Selipsky echoed his predecessor Andy Jassy in his first AWS re:Invent keynote address Tuesday morning, citing vast opportunities for growth as more companies embrace the cloud. But Selipsky offered another ...

26. Call of Duty: Warzone's New Map Gets a Huge Reveal, Gameplay Changes Announced


Players who don't own Vanguard will simply be dropped onto the smaller Rebirth Island in the meantime. Once Caldera releases for all players, Rebirth Island will be disabled for an unspecified time, but Activision says it will return later in season one.

27. Record-Breaking Twitch Streamer Ludwig Moves Exclusively to YouTube Gaming

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Twitch streamer Ludwig – who broke records for his number of subscribers on the platform – is making a move away, announcing that he's signed exclusively for YouTube Gaming. The streamer announced the move on Twitter (below), where he shared a short ...

28. COD: Vanguard Season 1 release date, Caldera map, and Warzone integration


It'll come with a substantial amount of content for both Vanguard's multiplayer and Warzone, including the integration that adds WWII weapons and features to the free-to-play battle royale. Based on what we've seen so far, Season 1 seems like it'll have a ...

29. Apple 'still working on AirPower-style charger'

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Apple's AirPower wireless charger remains one of the company's most famous failures, having been announced in 2017 and summarily cancelled in 2019 as a result of reported practical difficulties. But the project may yet bear fruit.

30. Animal Crossing Stretching - Group Stretching Rewards In New Horizons


This is the easier option if you don't want to actively move and exercise, making it more of a light-touch rhythm game. Most of the exercises are done with the left stick, either with directional presses or rotations.

31. Jack Dorsey Hits the Road

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Dorsey's departure raises questions about founder-led companies. Though entrepreneurs and investors have exalted the founder-C.E.O. as the best person to run a world-beating business, Twitter has always tested that theory: Under ...

32. Here's every location in Call of Duty: Warzone's new Caldera map


It's been a long time coming, but Call of Duty: Warzone will soon get a new full-sized map set in the pacific theater of WW2. The new map, Caldera, is set to launch on December 9 with the Pacific update. To build excitement, the official Call of Duty ...

33. This year's steepest PC gaming discounts include a Razer laptop and a giant monitor

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A selection of Cyber Monday discounts that legitimately knock $500 or more off of a product's recent sale price. Comments. (Image credit: Samsung). If you forego shopping over the summer and wait for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to upgrade your ...

34. Android on PC showdown: Windows 11 vs. Chromebooks

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Android apps are now available on Windows 11 as well as on Chrome OS. Microsoft and Google use them to expand and enhance the experience of their respective touchscreen devices. The hope is that Android apps, which are designed primarily (and often ...

35. Halo Infinite's battle pass XP is getting another big upgrade


Halo Infinite's battle pass is still a source of frustration for many players but developer 343 Industries isn't done changing it just yet. In the latest update to the multiplayer reward system, players will now get experience for playing a certain ...

36. Last-minute Black Friday and Cyber Monday tech deals still live now


Black Friday took place on Friday 26th November, and Cyber Monday followed yesterday. While some deals have now passed, the below retailers and brands still have sales live. Scroll down for our top picks of the discounts still live today, too. We've found ...

37. Rocket League Sideswipe: How to download the new mobile game on iOS and Android


Yes, Rocket League Sideswipe is out now, having launched into the world on iOS and Android devices today – you can play it whenever you want on iPhone, Android phone, iPad or an Android tablet. That means the Rocket League Sideswipe release date was ...

38. Cyberpunk costs weigh on CD Projekt's quarterly profit


Video games maker CD Projekt's profit fell short of expectations in the third quarter as the costs of fixing its flagship "Cyberpunk 2077" weighed on its bottom line. CD Projekt has been mired in efforts to fix the Cyberpunk game ever since a ...

39. Two triple vaccinated Israeli doctors infected with Omicron


The two doctors had received three doses of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine, and so far have shown mild Covid-19 symptoms, the hospital said. The physician who had returned from Britain had probably infected ...

40. Section III girls ice hockey stats (Week 1)


Scout Oudemool, a freshman on the Skaneateles girls hockey team, is leading Section III in scoring.

41. Rocket League's mobile spinoff is now available worldwide


Rocket League Sideswipe, a mobile version of the popular car-based soccer game, is now available on iOS and Android. The game started rolling out on November 15th in Oceania, but is now available worldwide, albeit in a “pre-season” mode ahead of Season ...

42. Square Enix warns players that servers might struggle with FFXIV's next big expansion


With Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker launching in early access this week and officially on December 7th, Square Enix is warning players that they might face the longest log-in queues and wait times the game has ever seen. In a blog post, Square Enix stated ...

43. Razer's Qualcomm-powered handheld console leaks

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Qualcomm appears to be collaborating with Razer on a new gaming handheld developer kit built around its upcoming Snapdragon G3X processor. Leaked slides published by VideoCardz call the device a “Snapdragon G3X Handheld Developer Kit,” suggesting it ...

44. The latest Quest update brings cloud backups and a mixed reality view


I'm most excited about the cloud backups feature, which gives you a way to restore user-specific data to your apps, including game saves and headset settings, if you need to replace, update, or reset your Quest.

45. LIVE: Best Cyber Monday TV deals you can still get


The best Cyber Monday TV deals may have come to an end, but there are still deals to be had as retailers bring you major savings on all sizes and makes of TV, whether QLED, OLED, 4K or even 8K. While it's great that there are so many discounts ...

46. Wild Rift Patch 2.6 brings new champions, items and five champion ban


Riot Games revealed the last patch of the year for League of Legends: WildRift with several additions to the game, including two new champions, and the anticipated Ultra Rapid Fire mode. There will also be new Project and Crystal Rose skins and a ...

47. You can still shop massive iPad Cyber Monday deals at Amazon, Verizon and more

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— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed's editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Apple iPads are the best tablets and a great holiday gift for anyone on your list. And ...

48. How the 'Halo Infinite' campaign changed during the year-long delay


In August 2020, Xbox announced the bad news: “Halo Infinite,” the killer app for the new Xbox Series consoles and the publisher's Game Pass online subscription service, was going to be delayed to 2021. Get the full experience.Choose your plan.