Technology news 11 Feb, 2021
PS5 vs. Xbox Series X Airflow Testing: Cooling Design Efficiency & Flow Paths (Schlieren) - Gamers NexusGoogle News
Nokia 5.4 vs Poco M3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 7 vs Samsung Galaxy M21: Top options under Rs 15,000 - Gadgets NowGadgets Now
The sub-Rs 15,000 smartphone segment has a new entrant, Nokia 5.4. Priced at Rs 13,999 onwards, the smartphone comes with fast charging, durable build and promise of three more Android OS updates. Wonder how it compares to rivals from Xiaomi, Poco and Samsung…
PSN DOWN - Server Status Latest | PS4 & PS5 Network Stops Working - RealSport101RealSport
The Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) appears to be down right now with server connection issues.
Fortnite creators Epic just revealed the potential future of video game faces - CNETCNET
Hello uncanny valley!
Amazon’s Alexa cracked nearly 9,000 daily jokes in India last year - afaqsAfaqs.com
The popular voice tech celebrates its third anniversary in India and Amazon revealed how we engaged with it in 2020.
PSA: if you use Slack on Android, you should update your password - The VergeThe Verge
The Android Slack app was storing passwords in plaintext. Now, the company has sent out emails telling customers that they should change their passwords, as other apps on their phone may have been able to access them.
Why there's a chip shortage that's hurting everything from the PlayStation 5 to the Chevy Malibu - CNBCCNBC
It's not just the automotive industry that's grappling with an inability to get enough semiconductors to build their products.
Motorola Moto E7 Power renders leak again - gizmochinagizmochina
Late last week, almost all the specs of the upcoming Motorola Moto E7 Power leaked alongside renders and a live image. Now, this smartphone’s official high quality press renders have leaked as well. As you can see from the renders, the Moto E7 Power will be a…
Useful Mac Accessories Worth Checking Out - MacRumorsMacRumors
If you recently picked up one of the new M1 Macs that Apple released in November, or received a new Mac for the holidays, you may be in search of...
Cyberpunk and Witcher hackers don’t seem to be bluffing with $1M source code auction - The VergeThe Verge
Hackers are selling the source code of popular video games from developer CD Projekt Red, after the company said it was the victim of a ransomware attack it discovered earlier this week. The group is asking for a minimum of $1 million for the cache of code.
Android 12: Release date, previews, betas, and everything you need to know - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Android 12's first preview releases are probably just around the corner. If you're hoping to check it out early and this is your first time, we've put
How to Tell Which 'Barcode Scanner' Is Android Malware - LifehackerLifehacker.com
“When good apps go bad” seems to be the name of the digital game nowadays. The Great Suspender browser extension recently showed its true colors, and now joining it in malware purgatory is the longtime Android favorite “Barcode Scanner” app—despite its more t…
The Blizzconline 2021 Schedule Is Available And God, I’m Going To Miss The Overwatch World Cup - KotakuKotaku
Blizzconline 2021, Blizzard Entertainment’s digital answer to their yearly in-person Blizzcon event, posted its schedule today.
Google is teasing us with dark mode for desktop search - The VergeThe Verge
Google appears to be rolling out a dark mode for desktop search, but only some people have it right now. If the change has rolled out to you and your system is set to dark mode, the background of Google’s search pages will be a very dark gray.
Xiaomi Mi 11 vs iPhone 12 Mini: Specs Comparison - gizmochinagizmochina
The Xiaomi Mi 11 challenges the compact iPhone 12 Mini in a specs comparison.
This little-known iPhone trick lets you instantly take a picture of an entire web page - CNBCCNBC
It's useful if you want to save the website to read later, to mark up or to send to someone.
iPhone 12 mini sales reportedly well below expectations - XDA DevelopersXDA Developers
The iPhone 12 mini is reportedly selling below Apple's expectations, with a possibility production of the device could be stopped completely.
Apple Watch lookalike Noise ColorFit Pro 3 budget smartwatch launched in India - gizmochinagizmochina
Noise has officially launched the ColorFit Pro 3 budget smartwatch in India. This Apple Watch lookalike wearable is priced at ₹3,999 ($55). It can be purchased from either Amazon India or the brand’s official website – gonoise.com. The newly released Noise Co…
Apple Is Reportedly Developing Micro OLED Displays for Its AR Glasses - GizmodoGizmodo.com
Apple is deepening its partnership with TSMC, which makes the chips in iPhones and Macs, to create new displays for augmented reality devices.
AstraZeneca vaccine can be used for over 65s and Covid variants, WHO says - FRANCE 24 EnglishFRANCE 24 English
WHO vaccine experts said on Wednesday the AstraZeneca-Oxford Covid-19 vaccine could be used for people over the age of 65, and also in settings where variants of the virus are circulating.
Motorola-branded rugged smartphones are coming but not made by Lenovo - gizmochinagizmochina
Lenovo is known as the only manufacturer that makes Motorola-branded smartphones but that is about to change as another manufacturer is about to begin churning out Motorola phones too. These new phones will be rugged phones and they will be made by Bullitt Gr…
Instagram Will Now Demote Reels Which Carry A TikTok Watermark - Mashable IndiaMashable
Instagram says it's making changes to its algorithm and how it recommends Reels to users. One of the biggest new changes is that it will no longer promote Reels that have a TikTok watermark.
Nokia 5.4 and Nokia 3.4 launch in India, alongside Nokia Power Earbuds Lite - Odisha DiaryOrissadiary.com
New Delhi: HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the launch of Nokia 5.4, Nokia 3.4 and Nokia Power Earbuds Lite in India. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 662 processor,…
Researcher Breaches Systems of Over 35 Companies, Including Apple, Microsoft, and PayPal - MacRumorsMacRumors
A security researcher was able to breach the internal systems of over 35 major companies, including Apple, Microsoft, and PayPal, using a software...
‘Destiny 2: Season Of The Chosen’ Is Starting Off Relatively Strong - ForbesForbes
Destiny 2's Season of the Chosen is a big upgrade from Season of the Hunt, and is starting off strong so far, with a couple caveats.
RedmiBook Pro laptops will be unveiled on February 25: Intel and AMD CPUs, 15" and 14" models - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.comGSMArena.com
While Redmi has been teasing the Intel Tiger Lake-H35, Geekbench revealed Ryzen 5000 H and U laptops are on the way as well.
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 review: For the minimalist in you - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 is fun to use instant film camera, but it's not perfect.
Micromax 5G Phone to Launch 'Very Soon', In Note 1 to Receive Android 11 in April: Co-Founder Rahul Sharm... - Gadgets 360NDTV News
Micromax 5G phone is set to launch in India very soon, co-founder Rahul Sharma revealed in an over 11-minute video session. Sharma also hinted at the launch of the company’s true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds and Android 11 update for the Micromax In Note 1 s…
Game Subscriptions Are On the Rise. Indies Could Suffer - WIREDWired
Curated video game ecosystems pose an uncertain future for those outside the blockbuster bubble.
Ikea’s huge new gamer gear lineup includes this weird wooden desk hand - The VergeThe Verge
Ikea has released a wooden hand to hold your gaming accessories. It’s part of a new lineup of gaming gear, which has launched in China and is coming to the rest of the world later this year.
OnePlus patents a smartphone design with a bezel selfie camera - gizmochinagizmochina
Smartphones come with minimal bezels these days. Hence, the front-facing camera is either placed in a notch or a punch-hole. Future phones are even expected to come with an under-display camera. But OnePlus had recently patented a smartphone design with a lon…
OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro battery capacity tipped ahead of launch - 91mobiles91mobiles
OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro specifications have been tipped in the past and a new leak now tells us that the phones will come with a 4,500mAh battery.
Android 11 update with One UI 3.0 goes live for the Samsung Galaxy M31s - XDA DevelopersXDA Developers
Samsung has begun rolling out Android 10 update based on One UI 3.0 to the Galaxy M31s in Russia, Uktraine, Poland and few other markets.
Apple Maps may soon allow you to report accidents, speed checks - Gadgets NowGadgets Now
Apple may soon allow users to report accidents, hazards and speed checks on its Maps app. The new feature is available as part of iOS 14.5 beta update and is available for public beta testers and developers. The feature was first reported by MacRumours. As pe…
iQOO 7 India launch could be in March end, more iQOO phones coming by April, reveals a new leak - gizmochinagizmochina
Last year, iQOO launched a wide range of smartphones in China. However, India was treated with only one phone i.e., the iQOO 3 in February. The Snapdragon 865 powered handset is now selling for as low as Rs 29,990 (~$411) in the country. The company recently …
Apple Apologizes to Developer After Indigenous Language App Wrongly Removed From App Store - MacRumorsMacRumors
Apple has apologized to the developer of an app meant to promote the Indigenous language Sm'algyax after he was falsely accused of dishonest and...
Poco M3 First Sale Sold More Than 150,000 Phones via Flipkart, Next Sale on February 16 - Gadgets 360NDTV News
Poco M3 went on its first sale on February 9. The company says over 150,000 units were sold. Poco has announced that the next sale date will be February 16.
Shares of gaming giant Ubisoft fall despite record quarterly sales - CNBCCNBC
Ubisoft shares sank 6% Wednesday morning as it narrowed its guidance for the full year.
Xiaomi makes "lite" work of MIUI 12.5 Global ROM as firmware has fewer features and less-effective system optimizations than MIUI 12.5 China - Notebookcheck.netNotebookcheck.net
The Xiaomi MIUI 12.5 update for eligible smartphones utilizing the Global ROM has been found to offer fewer features and lower system optimization figures than the MIUI 12.5 China ROM. One particular memory-related optimization has a shortfall of -13% for the…
Realme Race could launch in India as Realme GT, suggests trademark application - 91mobiles91mobiles
Realme Race India launch might see the phone released as Realme GT instead, which was also mentioned in a recent TENAA image.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Software Update Promises Improved Active Noise Cancellation - Gadgets 360NDTV News
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, the brand’s latest true wireless headset, is receiving a new software update that promises improvements in ANC and Ambient Sound performance. An earlier update brought key fixes for balanced and stability.
Apple to replace battery of these MacBook laptops free: Eligibility and other details - Gadgets NowGadgets Now
Apple has announced free battery replacement program for certain MacBook Pro laptop models. The program is available across the world. According to the company, if your MacBook is eligible for the program, you should contact Apple to take it to an Apple Store…
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Makes Its Way Onto PS5, Xbox Series X|S & Switch - Geek CultureGeek Culture
What a kick off to its 25 year anniversary!
Adobe Adds Easy Collaboration, Asynchronous Editing to Photoshop - PetaPixelPetaPixel
Editing as a team just got easier.
Microsoft Office’s dark mode now works in documents too - XDA DevelopersXDA Developers
Microsoft on Tuesday has announced a more extensive dark mode for Insiders that will apply to the ribbon, toolbars, and document, too.
Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 19042.804 (20H2) to Beta and Release Preview Insiders - MSPoweruser - MSPoweruserMSPoweruser
Microsoft today announced the release of Windows 10 Build 19042.804 (20H2) to Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels. This KB4601319 security update will be available to all Windows 10 users running the Windows 10 October 2020 Update. This …
You may be spending too much on Apple subscriptions — here's how to fix that - CNBCCNBC
You can save up to $25 a month by switching to Apple One if you already pay for a bunch of Apple's services.
Planning to gift a smartphone on Valentine`s Day? Check out the offers on Samsung sale - Zee NewsIndia.com
Valentine’s day is almost here and if you are planning to gift your loved ones, then why not go and choose something unconventional as well as cool like a smartphone.
How to Use 3D Facial Effects on Zoom - How-To GeekHow-To Geek
Video meetings can feel dull and repetitive, especially if you’re doing them every day. Zoom has plenty of tools like virtual backgrounds to help liven things up a bit. If that’s not enough, you can change up your appearance with some fun, AR facial effects.
Google Photos adds a heartwarming new 'Out to play' memory collection - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Google Photos is one of the most popular photo backup services out there. While free unlimited backup (ending soon) is probably the strongest pull,
Realme Race Series Tipped to Launch in India as Realme GT - Gadgets 360NDTV News
Realme’s upcoming flagship series in India could be called Realme GT. A tipster has claimed that the ‘GT’ moniker of the smartphone, referred to as Realme Race until now, has been trademarked in India. The smartphone is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snap…
ASUS Rog Gaming Phone 4 (?) With 16GB RAM Appeared On GeekBench - Gizchina.comGizchina.com
The ASUS ROG Gaming Phone 4 has appeared on GeekBench. We think this is the 16GB memory variant, as scores way more.
Here's a quick look at the 10 most downloaded apps in January 2021 - Zee NewsIndia.com
Telegram has become the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for January 2021 with more than 63 million installs, 3.8 times its downloads in the same month a year ago, according to the latest data released by the app analytics firm Sensor Tower.
iOS 14 has already been jailbroken - Gizchina.comGizchina.com
iOS 14 has already been jailbroken. The vulnerability can be used to jailbreak all devices with Apple A12 SoC and newer.
WhatsApp multi-device feature spotted on iOS: All you need to know - The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express
WaBetaInfo has posted a video showing how iOS users will be able to unlink any device from the main WhatsApp account.
Snapchat will encourage users to keep the "real friends" only with new "Friend check ... - PhoneArenaPhoneArena
Snapchat wants to differ from Facebook by encouraging you to keep only real friends in your list, as opposed to encouraging you to add more people as friends.
Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro, and POCO X3 Pro have been certified by Malaysia's SIRIM - gizmochinagizmochina
Xiaomi is expected to launch the Redmi Note 10 series in the coming days. Similarly, POCO may also release POCO X3 Pro. Ahead of their official announcement, these smartphones are being certified by multiple organizations. Hence, they have now received SIRIM …
Poco M3 Now Available for Sale in India via Flipkart, Check Offers Here - LatestLYLatestLY
Poco M3 smartphone is now available for sale in India. The device was launched in the country last week as the successor to the Poco M2 phone. Poco M3 features a 6.53-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 2340x1080 pixels.
Mi TV Q1 launched with 75-inch QLED 120Hz display, six-speaker system: price, specs - 91mobiles91mobiles
Mi TV Q1 specifications include a 120Hz 75-inch 4K display, a six-speaker system, Android 10, Google Assistant, Alexa, and Dolby Audio.
POCO X3 Pro BIS certification hints at imminent India launch - 91mobiles91mobiles
POCO X3 Pro India launch seems to be close as the phone has received the BIS certification. Key specs may include the Snapdragon 855 SoC and 48MP quad cameras.