Technology news 14 Mar, 2021
Sports giant Neymar appears headed to 'Fortnite' - EngadgetEngadget
'Fortnite' may add sports superstar Neymar as soon as March 16th.
UK business is looking to hire virtual landscapers to spruce up Minecraft - CNNCNN
If you love to play Minecraft and call yourself a landscaper, a company in the United Kingdom may have a job for you.
Magic the Gathering collector accidentally opens a vintage pack and finds a rare Black Lotus - GamesradarGamesRadar+
The card could be worth anything from $5K to $60K
Paradox Interactive Announces A New Digital Event During A Digital Event - KotakuKotaku
Paradox Interactive’s annual fan event, PDXCON, is going digital this year. This announcement came today during PDX Insider, a different digital event.
Bungie hauls Destiny 2's Trials of Osiris offline for the rest of the weekend - Eurogamer.netEurogamer.net
Judge rules Google has to face lawsuit that claims it tracks users even in Incognito mode - The VergeThe Verge
A judge in California ruled Friday that Google has to face a $5 billion class action lawsuit that claims the search giant secretly collects data from users even when they’re using its private incognito mode.
'Fallout 4' and other Bethesda games will get a frame rate boost on Xbox - EngadgetEngadget
Five more Bethesda games are getting FPS Boost support: Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Prey, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and Dishonored: Definitive Edition.
Automatic Attraction Photo Linking to Phone Now Testing at Disney's Hollywood Studios as Part of MagicMobile Rollout - wdwnt.comwdwnt.com
After noticing that we were greeted with a new message on the My Disney Experience homepage about enabling Bluetooth, we were met with yet another message once we got to Disney's Hollywood Studios, this time introducing us to Automatic Attraction Photo Linkin…
Did PlayStation Plus' Next Free Game Just Get Teased? - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
A new rumor has emerged that might give us an idea of what one future addition to PlayStation Plus could end up becoming. While it's by no means a guarantee that this title in mention might be heading to PS Plus, it looks like it could at the very least be ma…
2022 VW Golf R Crushes Audi, BMW and AMG Hot Hatches in Drag Race - autoevolutionautoevolution
America doesn't get all these hot hatchbacks, but it will have the new Golf 8 R for the 2022 model year. And we thought it would be interesting to see how fast it is compared to rivals such as the Audi S3 Sportback, the BMW M135i, and the Mercedes-AMG A35.
Crusader Kings 3: Northern Lords will add viking flavour this week, alongside major free update - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
New Norse events, plus winter, duels and poetry
The Division 2, Two Years Later - KotakuKotaku
The Division 2 was released on March 12, 2019, making it just over two years old this week. In that time a lot has happened. Multiple updates, changes, bugs, controversies, teasers, puzzles, and more. Here’s what happened since The Division 2 came out.
Surviving Mars updates and DLC to continue with a new developer - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
With free and paid updates to arrive Monday
Tributes roll in for inventor of cassette tape and his global impact - Washington PostThe Washington Post
Dutch engineer Lou Ottens died at 94, decades after unveiling the cassette tape heard around the world.
GTA 6 Fans Worried After Comments From Rockstar Games Parent Company - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
Some new comments from Rockstar Games' parent company Take-Two Interactive have PS5 and Xbox Series X players looking forward to GTA 6 a bit worried and holding their wallets tightly. On PS5 and Xbox Series X, some games cost $70. On PS4 and Xbox One, games n…
NFTs don’t need crypto, but crypto needs NFTs - TechCrunchTechCrunch
Spending millions for a digital work of art that could be screenshotted feels similar to traipsing around a strip of concrete as a tourist activity. The optics don’t make immediate sense — there’s hardly any appeal in something as accessible as a Google image…
TASOMACHI: Behind the Twilight story trailer - GematsuGematsu
Publisher Playism and developer Oribtal Express have released the official story trailer for "Oriental fantasy"-themed 3D action adventure game TASOMACHI: Behind the Twilight. Here is an overview of…
Apple Promotes iPhone 12 'Ceramic Shield' Display In New 'Cook' Ad - MacRumorsMacRumors
In a new ad on its YouTube channel, Apple is promoting the durability and water resistance of the iPhone 12 and the performance of the "Ceramic...
Get a two-pack of Nest Audio speakers for a new low of $139 ($40 off) - Android PoliceAndroid Police
The Nest Audio is the best (and only) dedicated speaker Google still makes. It released at a lower price than the first-generation Google Home, $99 to the
Detective adventure game Murder Mystery Machine coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in 2021 - GematsuGematsu
Detective adventure game Murder Mystery Machine, which first launched for Apple Arcade in September 2019, is coming digitally to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam in 2021…
Bettor Wins $998K on 15-Leg Multisport Parlay After Placing $604 Wager - Bleacher ReportBleacher Report
A Pennsylvania bettor cashed out nearly $1 million after hitting a remarkable 15-team, cross-sport parlay Thursday...
‘Destiny 2’ Alert: Banshee Is Selling The Most Important Warmind Cell Build Mod - ForbesForbes
Banshee is selling a key mod in Destiny 2 for the first time in seven months. Go get it.
HBO Max just gave people a great new reason to sign up - BGRBGR
I have a confession to make. I jumped at the opportunity to pay the full, $14.99 HBO Max subscription price as soon as I found out that my favorite show on TV right now — the moody, magnificent Italian mafia series Gomorrah — is available on the streamer. Whi…
ICYMI: We test drive Volkswagen’s ID.4 EV crossover - EngadgetEngadget
Engadget's tech reviews from this week include Volkswagen's ID.4 EV, the Bose Sport Open earbuds and the Mila smart air purifier.
Samsung Galaxy S21 could fall victim to global chip shortage - PhoneArenaPhoneArena
Qualcomm apparently doesn't have enough components to meet demand for its chips.
Adobe Photoshop's 'Super Resolution' Made My Jaw Hit the Floor - PetaPixelPetaPixel
Adobe just dropped its latest software updates via the Creative Cloud and among those updates is a new feature in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) called “Super
EA suspends all discretionary FIFA Ultimate Team content granting indefinitely amid "EA Gate" scandal - Eurogamer.netEurogamer.net
Asus ROG Phone 5 review: Killer specs at a price that kills - Android PoliceAndroid Police
There's no doubt that the Asus ROG Phone 5 is a beast — as a gaming phone, it packs all of the latest and greatest hardware, and that makes it
How to Use the Chrome OS Phone Hub with Your Android Handset - How-To GeekHow-To Geek
A smartphone and a laptop—many of us have these two gadgets in our lives. If they happen to be an Android phone and a Chromebook, the Phone Hub feature makes them work together. We’ll show you how it works.
Mercedes GLE Loses The Bouncy Suspension In The US - Motor1Motor1
The GLE SUV dropped one of its most unique options simply because nobody bought it and that’s a shame.
Metal Max Xeno: Reborn roguelike action game sequel Metal Dogs announced for PC - GematsuGematsu
Developer 24Frame announced Metal Dogs, a roguelike action game sequel to Metal Max Xeno: Reborn, during the "Metal Max 30th Anniversary Pre-Birthday Live Stream: A Wholehearted Thank You" event.
Why Bob Dylan hated Neil Young’s song ‘Heart of Gold’ - Far Out MagazineFar Out Magazine
"I used to hate it when it came on the radio."
15 Alexa commands you’ll wish you knew sooner - Fox NewsFox News
Alexa, built into the Amazon Echo, is everywhere.
Shot for Shot: Putting the best Android cameras to the test [Gallery] - 9to5Google9to5google.com
Smartphone cameras are incredibly good nowadays, but who tops the list? In "Shot for shot," we compare the best Android camera offerings.
Call of Duty Warzone Trick Gives Players an Instant Loadout in Solos 5 - Gaming INTELGaming INTEL
This new Warzone trick helps players get an instant loadout when dropping into Verdansk, which is particularly useful for Solo players!
Google will now let third party developers create custom Tiles for Wear OS - The VergeThe Verge
Google will now allow third-party developers to create custom Tiles, the glanceable widgets it introduced for Wear OS in 2019. Until now, all Tiles came directly from Google or the device’s manufacturer.
The Morning After: Apple will discontinue the original HomePod - EngadgetEngadget
It's the end of the road for the HomePod.
Nvidia brings its latency-reducing tech Reflex to Overwatch - The VergeThe Verge
Overwatch’s test version now includes Nvidia’s Reflex latency-reduction technology, designed to make the game look and feel more responsive to players. It can be used on older graphics cards as well, in case you couldn’t get a 3060.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus Picked Its Starter Pokemon for Very Specific Reasons - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
Pokemon Legends: Arceus picked its three Starter Pokemon to tie into the game's historical setting. Last month, The Pokemon Company announced Pokemon Legends: Arceus, its first open-world Pokemon game. The new game will be set in 'Feudal Sinnoh,' set somewher…
Exes Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk take 3-year-old to Russian lessons - Page SixPage Six
The pair of exes both take their three-year-old daughter to a specialist school where the tot takes classes in Shayk’s native Russian.
Microsoft shares temporary fix for Windows 10 printing crashes - BleepingComputerBleepingComputer
Microsoft has provided a temporary fix for the Windows 10 blue screen crashes plaguing customers when printing after installing the March 2021 cumulative updates.
OnePlus smartwatch coming on 23 March - WareableWareable
We’ve known about the OnePlus smartwatch for what seems an eternity, but the wait for its release is finally nearly over. OnePlus has posted a teaser to i...
China's Genshin Impact x KFC crossover events shut down due to COVID-19 concerns - DestructoidDestructoid
China's Genshin Impact x KFC crossover events shut down due to COVID-19 concerns
Dying Light 2 Developer Admits Game Was Announced Too Early - Push SquarePush Square
But it's not in development hell
Your phone’s home screen shows how a year of pandemic changed you - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
It’s not just your most-used apps — it’s your new priorities
Grab a robot vacuum for as low as $40 with this massive weekend sale - New York PostNew York Post
If you’ve been trying to keep your home extra clean due to the pandemic (or even New Year’s resolutions!), you may have decided that it’s time to call in the help of a robot vacuum. Don’t worry, th…
Apple promotes iPhone 12 durability in new ad [Video] - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
In a new ad called "Cook", Apple promotes the iPhone 12 durability with a clumsy cooker dropping the iPhone and filling it with food.
You Can Now Play Zelda: Breath Of The Wild In First-Person Thanks To This Newly Discovered Glitch - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
Open your eyes, Link
Two Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters banned on Twitch after Mara actress calls them out - Eurogamer.netEurogamer.net
WatchOS 7.4 is coming: 2 new Apple Watch features people are talking about - CNETCNET
The next big software update will allow you to use your Apple Watch to unlock your iPhone and bring Fitness Plus to more screens.
I won the PS5 restock fight — here's how I beat the bots - Tom's GuideTom's Guide
I finally ended up on the right side of the PS5 restock war
New Deepfake Spotting Tool Proves 94% Effective – Here’s the Secret of Its Success - SciTechDailySciTechDaily
University at Buffalo deepfake spotting tool proves 94% effective with portrait-like photos, according to study. University at Buffalo computer scientists have developed a tool that automatically identifies deepfake photos by analyzing light reflections in th…
Batman Battles Snake Eyes in Jim Lee's Fortnite: Zero Point Art - CBR - Comic Book ResourcesGoogle News
‘Halo Infinite’ will allow you to push enemies off the game’s ring - EngadgetEngadget
When Halo Infinite comes out later this year, it will allow you to do something you’ve not been to do in any previous game in the series.
Microsoft Edge will adopt the same four-week update schedule as Google Chrome - 9to5Google9to5google.com
Starting later this year, Microsoft Edge will adopt the same four-week update cycle that Google Chrome announced earlier this month.
Watch Shawn Johnson's Baby Girl Nail the Balance Beam on Her First Try - E! NEWSEonline.com
Shawn Johnson's daughter, Drew East, is following in her mom's footsteps by taking on her first balance beam routine (at the tender age of 17 months!). See her parents' reactions below.
Amazon has added the ability to shuffle TV show episodes in the Prime Video app - The VergeThe Verge
Amazon’s Prime Video Android app is getting the ability to shuffle the episodes in a season of a show. Netflix has announced that it will be adding a similar feature to its platform sometime this year.
Facebook is using AI to understand videos and create new products - EngadgetEngadget
The Learning from Videos project could lead to the ability to retrieve digital memories captured by AR glasses.
Sony PS5 now fastest-selling console in US history, NPD says - CNETCNET
Having trouble getting your hands on a PlayStation 5? No wonder.
How to Fix the Controller Disconnection Bug on Your Xbox Series X/S - LifehackerLifehacker.com
Microsoft is finally fixing the annoying controller disconnection bug that plagued the Xbox Series X/S since launch, and the patch is included in the March 2021 firmware update rolling out this week. Microsoft doesn’t directly mention the bug fixes in its ann…
Report: Nearly 10,000 People at Facebook Are Working on AR & VR - Road to VRRoad to VR
By now, it’s pretty clear Facebook is serious about leading virtual and augmented reality. Further underling Facebook’s bet that immersive technologies are the future of computing, a report from The Information claims that the company is currently employing n…
New ransomware strain exploits Microsoft Exchange security flaw - Tech XploreTech Xplore
A new strain of ransomware has emerged which exploits a security flaw in Microsoft Exchange servers, signaling potentially damaging consequences from a high-profile hack.
Drag Race! Tesla Model Y vs. Shelby GT500 | EV vs. Muscle | 0-60 Performance & More - EdmundsGoogle News
SpaceX Starship holds up under pressure, lines up Raptor engine test fire - TeslaratiTeslarati
After a few false starts and some minor delays, SpaceX’s 11th Starship prototype (SN11) has made it through two of the three major tests standing between it and liftoff. SpaceX rolled Starship SN11 from the factory to the launch pad on March 8th, just five da…
New Mercedes SL Enters Final Round Of Winter Tests - Motor1Motor1
The next stage of the SL’s development and testing will take place at the legendary Nurburgring track in the coming weeks.
Love Clubhouse? Twitter is aiming to make its alternative globally available by April - CNETCNET
The feature, called Spaces, will let all its users create their own rooms and share audio clips on Twitter.