Technology news 04 Mar, 2021
Motorola may have leaked its own Snapdragon 4100-powered Wear OS watch - The VergeThe Verge
Motorola quietly showed off images of a possible Moto 360 successor, which may include Qualcomm’s little-used Snapdragon 4100 processor for more power and battery life.
Guilty Gear Strive Delayed To June 2021 - GameSpotGameSpot
Arc System Works announced plans to delay the launch of Guilty Gear Strive after its recent beta to continue "polish" on the game.
Annapurna’s latest mind-bending romantic drama is this puzzle game, Maquette - PolygonPolygon
From developer Graceful Decay, Maquette is a mind-bending puzzle game that’s also a romantic drama. It’s available on PS4, PS5, and Windows PC via Steam.
Japanese billionaire seeks volunteers for SpaceX flight around the moon - Fox BusinessFox Business
Eccentric Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for eight civilian volunteers to blast off to the Moon with him on the first-ever private commercial space trip.
Apple’s new tool lets you transfer iCloud Photos to Google Photos; here’s how it works - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
This detailed guide with screenshots covers how to directly transfer iCloud Photos to Google Photos and other supported services.
AMD Launches New Graphics Card For Gaming Market: What You Need to Know - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), which has been riding on its product momentum in recent years, announced Wednesday a new graphics card. What...
Twitter CFO says Apple is ‘leveling the playing field’ with iOS 14 privacy changes - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
iOS 14 introduced several privacy changes that are now becoming mandatory for developers, which has resulted in some large companies being unhappy with Apple. However, Twitter CFO Ned Segal said that he’s not worried about these changes, as he believes that t…
Losing YouTube on the old Apple TV underscores how far ahead competitors are - The VergeThe Verge
The 2012 Apple TV model just lost YouTube support, but Apple’s only replacement hardware is years old and outclassed by a host of cheaper models from Roku, Amazon, and Google.
Ancient Memorization Trick Boosts Long-Term Memory and Changes the Brain - GizmodoGizmodo.com
A mnemonic, called the “method of loci,” has been around for centuries, and it’s surprisingly effective for memorizing things. New research published in Science Advances on Wednesday suggests it is good for both short-term memory and also long-term recall.
Everyone wants Dead by Daylight’s new Killer to step on them - PolygonPolygon
Dead by Daylight fans are enamored with the game’s new Killer, a handsome K-pop star called the Trickster. Here’s why he’s won so many hearts already, why some fans are already creating art of this deadly new character, and how he stands out from the field of…
Here’s what underwater Pixel 5 photos look like [Gallery] - 9to5Google9to5google.com
Google has shared a first look at some photos of undersea life as taken on the Pixel 5 with the new Dive Case Connector app.
Sinking City developer uses DMCA request to get its own game removed from Steam - The VergeThe Verge
The Sinking City has been removed on Steam after the developer requested a DMCA takedown claiming the version of that game was published on the storefront was not the version it worked on and was pirated by the original publisher.
Concept imagines an ‘iPad Pro mini’ with 8.9-inch display, Face ID, and USB-C - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
Earlier today, a sketchy report suggested that Apple could have an ‘iPad mini Pro” in the works. While this report should be treated with quite a bit of skepticism, a new concept imagines what that iPad Pro-style iPad mini could look like… Background In May o…
This Unofficial Pokémon D&D Game Works Shockingly Well - IGN - IGNIGN
Pokemon has been around for 25 years now, and there are numerous ways…
Watch SpaceX launch and (hopefully) land its giant 10th Starship prototype today - Livescience.comLive Science
Two previous tests ended in explosions.
Yakuza Creator Hints At Trying Something New - GameSpotGameSpot
Ryu Ga Gotoku director Toshihiro Nagoshi suggests he'd like to give his team an opportunity to stretch its boundaries.
EA bans a FIFA player for life after racist abuse of ex-footballer Ian Wright - EngadgetEngadget
The teen sent the messages to Wright after losing an Ultimate Team game.
Best PS5, PS4 Game Deals on PS Store This Week (3rd March to 9th March) - Push SquarePush Square
What to buy on the PlayStation Store
Arizona advances bill forcing Apple to allow Fortnite-style alternative payment options - The VergeThe Verge
The Arizona House of Representatives just passed landmark app store legislation in a 31-29 vote on Wednesday that could have far-reaching consequences for Apple and Google and their respective mobile operating systems.
Android 12 Developer Preview 1.1 is here with bug fixes a-plenty - Android PoliceAndroid Police
As is the new tradition, Google has just pushed out a quick bug-fixing update for the first Android 12 Developer Preview. The new DP1.1 release addresses
Sony announces six PlayStation VR games, including Doom 3 for VR - The VergeThe Verge
Sony has announced six new games for the PlayStation VR system, including Doom 3: VR Edition, I Expect You To Die 2, and Fracked, from Phantom: Covert Ops studio nDreams.
Google's Message To The Ad Industry: We Won't Build Our Own Third-Party Cookie Alternatives (And We Don't Want You To Either) - AdExchangerAdExchanger
Google has said it won't use alternative methods to track users online once it ends support for 3P cookies in Chrome. Oh, and it doesn't support UID 2.0.
Google launches Flutter 2.0 to target developers across all platforms - VentureBeatVentureBeat
Google has unveiled Flutter 2.0, an open source UI development kit that helps app makers build cross-platform software from the same codebase.
YouTuber creates ‘world’s first’ Apple Silicon iMac using M1 Mac mini parts [Video] - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
While we wait on Apple to release the first Apple Silicon-powered iMac sometime this year, YouTuber Luke Miani has taken matters into his own hands. In a new video, Miani showcases how he built the “world’s first DIY Apple Silicon iMac” using an iMac shell an…
Xbox Game Pass is full of sports games this month - EngadgetEngadget
Madden and Football Manager games are joining the lineup, as are 'NBA 2K21' and 'Star Wars: Squadrons.'
Amazon Fire TV adds more live channels, including IMDb TV and Plex - EngadgetEngadget
You can now ask Alexa to play live programs.
First PS5 Restock of March Leaves Amazon Customers Divided - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
The first PS5 restock of March 2021 is here, and it has arrived courtesy of Amazon, and unlike many recent restocks from GameStop, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and others, this new stock was substantial and it didn't drop at a random time overnight. As a result…
Valheim’s birds are innocent of boat thievery, says developer - PolygonPolygon
An early myth about Viking game Valheim is that a bug allowed birds to take off with a ship, flying into the sky with their spoils. The game’s developer shares that this is not accurate, and explains the real bug behind this myth.
AMD's speed-boosting memory feature is coming to Ryzen 3000-series CPUs - EngadgetEngadget
With today's announcement of the RX 6700 XT, AMD is expanding support for Smart Access Memory to include its highly popular Ryzen 3000 series CPUs.
AMD is bringing Smart Access Memory’s frame rate boosts to Ryzen 3000 processors - The VergeThe Verge
AMD has just announced it’s bringing the frame rate-boosting Smart Access Memory tech to its last-gen Ryzen 3000 series processors, not just the new Ryzen 5000 chips that initially launched with the feature.
Microsoft launches ‘Group Transcribe,’ a transcription and translation app for in-person meetings - TechCrunchTechCrunch
A new project from Microsoft’s in-house incubator, Microsoft Garage, introduces a different take on meeting transcriptions. While today there are a number of real-time transcription apps to use on your phone — like Otter.ai or Google’s Recorder app for Pixel …
Warzone March 3 update patch notes: Cold War Suppressors fixed - CharlieINTEL.comCharlieINTEL.com
Suppressors are back to normal in Warzone.
Best Buy makes deal to provide its senior services on Apple Watch - Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune
The platform will be the first to use Apple's fall detection technology.
Let’s bring pictures of some old St. Louis baseball greats to life - Viva El BirdosViva El Birdos
I used that weird new tool to animate some old photos.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Patch Notes -- Balances Zombies' Outbreak Mode - GameSpotGameSpot
The patch notes also detail what you can expect of Rapid Fire Moshpit and Dead Ops Arcade: First Person.
A year of covid-19 in Italy caused a historic spike in elderly deaths - The Washington PostThe Washington Post
Brave is launching its own search engine with the help of ex-Cliqz devs and tech - TechCrunchTechCrunch
Brave, the privacy-focused browser co-founded by ex-Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, is getting ready to launch an own-brand search engine for desktop and mobile. Today it’s announced the acquisition of an open source search engine developed by the team behind the (…
Want to get the DJI FPV drone? Watch these videos first - DroneDJDroneDJ
The DJI FPV drone was just announced after months of rumors, and you aren't sure if you should get it or not. You should watch these videos.
Zynga acquires Diablo co-creator’s Echtra Games in expansion to PC and consoles - VentureBeatVentureBeat
Zynga has acquired Echtra Games, the San Francisco game studio started by Diablo and Torchlight co-creator Max Schaefer.
Genshin Impact: Who is the next banner after Hu Tao? Update 1.4 rumours - HITC - Football, Gaming, Movies, TV, MusicHITC - Football, Gaming, Movies, TV, Music
We are in the final couple of weeks for Genshin Impact update 1.3, and Hu Tao has finally arrived and there will be another Vishaps...
Fantasian, a new RPG from the creator of Final Fantasy, launches on Apple Arcade - EngadgetEngadget
'Fantasian' draws together RPG tropes like airships, mysteries and magic with, er, handcrafted dioramas.
How to Get a Peloton-Style Workout Without Splurging - The New York TimesNew York Times
Don’t want to pay $1,900 for a Peloton bike, plus a subscription fee for classes? Here are ways to reduce the cost of using tech to exercise at home.
Instagram accidentally hid likes for a few hours and everyone freaked out - MashableMashable
It isn't the first time this has happened.
Pixel phones set to ditch stark white boot screen in future update - 9to5Google9to5google.com
Google’s Pixel phones will soon no longer have both light and dark versions of their boot screen, ditching the bright white version.
Nearly every detail of the Oppo Find X3 Pro has surfaced in leaked videos - Android AuthorityAndroid Authority
A 120Hz display is just the start of the feature list.
Aliens: Fireteam Announcement Trailer Introduces New Survival Shooter Game - ComingSoon.netComingSoon.net
The announcement trailer for Aliens: Fireteam has been released, introducing the next-gen, cooperative third-person survival shooter inspired by the Alien franchise.
Australian man takes legal action against Apple after his iPhone X ‘exploded’ in his pocket - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
Apple is facing a lawsuit in Australia after an iPhone X user claims the device exploded in his pocket, leading to second-degree burns. As reported by 7 News, the incident occurred in 2019 and the man is now taking legal action after Apple allegedly failed to…
Samsung's 110" and 99" micro-LED TVs will be available later this month, more models unveiled - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.comGSMArena.com
The company unveiled its micro-LED and Neo QLED line-up for 2021 at CES in January, today's event brought various new models.
Twitter Spaces arrives on Android ahead of Clubhouse - TechCrunchTechCrunch
Twitter announced today it’s opening up its live audio chat rooms, known as Twitter Spaces, to users on Android. Previously, the experience was only open to select users on iOS following the product’s private beta launch in late December 2020. The company say…
AMG GT73e Spotted Alongside Project One Hypercar And 2021 F1 Race Car - Motor1Motor1
Alongside the release of its 2021 Formula 1 challenger, Mercedes-AMG showcases two road-going vehicles inspired by its success at the race track.
Samsung is rolling out Android 11 with One UI 3.1 to the Galaxy Tab S6 - XDA DevelopersXDA Developers
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 LTE's One UI 3.1 update is rolling out already in Germany, two months ahead of schedule. Read more here!
HUGE iPhone 13, 14 and SE (5G) Leaks: 120Hz, Smaller Notch, Always-On-Display!! - 9to5MacGoogle News
‘Fall Guys’ will join ‘Fortnite’ maker as Epic Games acquires Tonic Games Group - Washington PostThe Washington Post
'Fall Guys' earned acclaim for its wholesome vibes and game-show like competition.
Remote Control Coming to Google TV App - Droid LifeDroid Life
Thanks to digging done inside of the latest Google TV app for Android, it appears work is being done to bring remote control functionality, allowing folks to finally leave that old Android TV Remote Control app in the past. Thank goodness. Discovered by the g…
Australian man sues Apple, seeks compensation after iPhone explodes in pocket - AppleInsiderAppleInsider
An Australian man who landed himself in the hospital after his iPhone X exploded in his pocket now seeks compensation from Apple.
Twitch's First Transparency Report Is Here—and Long Overdue - WIREDWired
The decade-old streaming platform has for the first time detailed its efforts to safeguard its user base in one place.
Sony Is Killing On-Demand Video in the Playstation Store as Streaming Takes Over - GizmodoGizmodo.com
You still be able to watch previously purchased content, but after August 31, you won't be able to buy or rent new shows and movies from the PlayStation Store.
Awesome/Creepy AI Brings Historical Pictures To Life And Makes Them Move - IFLScienceIFLScience
A new AI-generated photo service called “Deep Nostalgia™” allows you to turn static photos into Harry Potter-esque moving pictures that look both awesome a
Microsoft Teams is getting end-to-end encryption support - The VergeThe Verge
Microsoft is adding end-to-end encryption to Microsoft Teams. A preview will be available in the first half of 2021 to commercial customers, and it will be limited to 1:1 calls initially.
A ‘world-first’ astrophotography timelapse mode is coming to budget phones soon - Android AuthorityAndroid Authority
Quite a few phones offer astrophotography modes, but what about shooting timelapse video of the stars?