Technology news 07 Feb, 2021
Tesla Cybertruck warthog would be a ‘dream collab’ for Xbox executive - TeslaratiTeslarati
Xbox executive Aaron Greenberg saw that Elon Musk admitted his favorite console game was Halo and saw the opportunity for his “dream collab” with Tesla. Greenberg hinted at a possible IRL Cybertruck warthog project with Elon Musk and Tesla. “Sure feels like …
Ravensburger Has Launched The Pusheen Purrfect Pick Card Game - Bleeding Cool NewsBleeding Cool News
Ravensburger launched a brand new game this week tied to a franchise as the Pusheen Purrfect Pick card game is now out.
Demon Slayer Console Game Also Gets Xbox Series Release - Anime News NetworkAnime News Network
The official website for the Kimetsu no Yaiba: Hinokami Keppūtan video game revealed on Monday that the game will also get a release on the Xbox Series...
OnePlus Band review: The Mi Band 5 has nothing to sweat about - Android PoliceAndroid Police
OnePlus smartwatch rumors are almost as old as OnePlus smartphones themselves, but any full-fledged smartwatch that might exist is still in the offing.
Final Fantasy XIV Online Patch 5.45 Now Available - Bleeding Cool NewsBleeding Cool News
Square Enix released the latest update to Final Fantasy XIV Online back on Friday as Patch 5.45 is now available in the game.
Intel tries to take down Apple's M1 chip with a flurry of benchmarks - EngadgetEngadget
Intel has shared a slew of benchmarks in a bid to downplay Apple's M1 chip, although it's not the resounding victory it appears to be at first.
Apple's 2021 MacBook Pro refreshes will have a flat design, aping the iPhone 12 series - Notebookcheck.netNotebookcheck.net
Apple will align the design of its MacBook Pro and iPhone series this year, according to a new report. The change will see 2021 MacBook Pros with a flatter design, albeit one with rounded corners. Apple is expected to release at least a new 16-inch MacBook Pr…
There will be a new "place and way to play" Halo: Master Chief Collection soon - GamesradarGamesRadar+
EGS? Switch? PS5?!
'SNL' Zillow skit is a little too real for Twitter - New York PostNew York Post
Is a buyer’s market better than a booty call?
OnePlus 9 Pro leak hints at a Hasselblad camera tie-in - EngadgetEngadget
A OnePlus 9 Pro leak suggests it will have a Hasselblad-influenced camera system — though whether or not that leads to better photos isn't clear.
Tesla, Lincoln, and Ram Top Consumer Reports' List of Most-Liked Automotive Brands - The DriveThe Drive
Chrysler, Subaru, and Hyundai are close behind, leaving some luxury brands in the dust.
iOS 14.4's best iPhone features: 17 things you'll use every day - CNETCNET
Apple's newest update joins new camera features and a workout service with privacy and home screen features.
Daily Deals: Apple AirPods Pro at Lowest Price Since Black Friday - IGN - IGNIGN
There's a great mix of deals on Apple AirPods, Robotic Vacuums and much more.
Apple Store suppliers describe being ‘squeezed’ by more stringent payment terms, consignment model - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
A new report from The Telegraph this weekend claims that Apple Store suppliers have been “forced” by the company to accept more stringent terms to sell their products in Apple Stores and on the Apple Online Store. Suppliers cited in the report describe being …
How Guaranteed Rate, Indeed ended up using the same footage in Super Bowl ads - USA TODAYUSA Today
Guaranteed Rate and Indeed accidentally used the same one-second piece of stock video footage for their Super Bowl commercials.
Cactus Props At Super Nintendo World Appear To Be Based On A Fan Game - KotakuKotaku
It appears someone working on the cacti props at the Super Nintendo World theme park in Universal Studios Japan might have inadvertently built them to look just like some cacti that appear in a New Super Mario Bros Wii fan mod. Whoops!
SypherPK reveals his Fortnite Season 6 wish list - Fortnite TrackerFortnite Tracker
**From weapon attachments to new mobility options, SypherPK has quite the shopping list.**
Weekend poll: Should Google notify customers when an extension or app changes hands? - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Last week, Google remotely disabled a pretty popular chrome extension, which was found to contain malware. The lead up to that point was complicated, but
Ziggy ransomware shuts down and releases victims' decryption keys - BleepingComputerBleepingComputer
The Ziggy ransomware operation has shut down and released the victims' decryption keys after concerns about recent law enforcement activity and guilt for encrypting victims.
Tomb Raider 2 Fan Remake V1.2 adds Photo Mode, Volumetric Lighting & more - DSOGamingDSOGaming
Tomb Raider Fan Remake Version 1.2 adds new water simulation rendering, Photo Mode and new volumetric lighting. Moreover, it uses Unreal Engine 4.21.
Target is Having a Massive Buy 2 Get 1 Free Sale on Video Games Right Now - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
Target is no stranger to having solid weekly sales on video games, but one of the more unique discounts in recent memory has started today. The deal allows customers to buy almost any two video games and then get one back for free. While this might seem like …
Epic Games Store Teases Long-Awaited Feature - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
One of the biggest complaints that fans have had about the Epic Games Store over the past few years is that it doesn’t offer as many features when compared to other digital marketplaces. While Epic has been slow to add major updates to the platform over time,…
'Shop Contest: Super Bowl 2021 - KotakuKotaku
The big game! The final match. The super thing! Whatever you call it, the Super Bowl is today. Seems weird to hold a Super Bowl during a pandemic, but hey, what do I know.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Attachment Is Letting Players See Through Walls - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
If you have been playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War recently and have found yourself getting killed in some rather unusual ways, there might be a good explanation. Apparently, one of the game’s many attachments is now allowing players to essentially see…
This "undeniably strong" Apex Legend character might be the next to get "some attention" from Respawn - Eurogamer.netEurogamer.net
This robot vacuum doubles as a mop —and it's $80 off on Amazon, today only - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
More than 1,200 shoppers give this powerhouse robovoc a perfect 5-star rating.
Apple's AirPods Pro drop to $190 at Amazon - EngadgetEngadget
AirPods Pro have dropped to $190 at Amazon, making them a good deal if you want Apple's most advanced true wireless earbuds.
Shoppers love this cordless Dyson V7 Absolute vacuum—and it's at a great discount - USA TODAYUSA Today
Get the Dyson V7 Absolute cordless stick vacuum at a big discount right now—see the details.
Razer Valentine's Day Deals Discount Some Of Its Best (And Cutest) PC Gaming Accessories - GameSpotGameSpot
In celebration of Valentine's Day, Razer has discounted a handful of its pink Quartz PC gaming accessories, including the Blackwidow V3 and Kraken Kitty.
Cryptocurrency miners are buying new RTX Ampere laptops to bypass the GPU shortage - TechSpotTechSpot
The price of Ethereum increased fourfold in 2020, and after a sudden acceleration in January it exceeded its previous all-time high from late 2017. The rise has...
New phishing attack uses Morse code to hide malicious URLs - BleepingComputerBleepingComputer
A new targeted phishing campaign includes the novel obfuscation technique of using Morse code to hide malicious URLs in an email attachment.
It's the End of the Road for Google Play Music - Thurrott.com - Thurrott.comThurrott.com
This month, Google will finally take the final step in replacing Play Music with YouTube Music: It is deleting all user data in its former music service.
BioWare announces minimum specs for Mass Effect Legendary Edition - Notebookcheck.netNotebookcheck.net
EA has released the minimum and recommended system requirements for Mass Effect Legendary Edition. While the minimum specs are reasonable, the recommended hardware may be hard to come by for those that don't already have it.
The PS5’s ultimate easter egg is 40,000 PlayStation symbols you can feel - Circuit BreakerThe Verge
As an easter egg for fans, Sony designed its PlayStation 5 DualSense gamepad to have 40,000 tiny PlayStation symbols underneath your fingertips. Here’s how the company created a 3D microtexture and put it in everything PS5.
The challenge of redesigning a classic esports logo - The VergeThe Verge
Swedish esports organization Ninjas in Pyjamas, or NIP, operates teams in FIFA, CS:GO, and Valorant, and recently kicked off a complete redesign with the help of branding agency Motto.
Oops, My Mashed Potatoes are Soupy. Here's How to Thicken Them - Yahoo LifestyleSouthernliving.com
No one likes runny mashed potatoes
Five Last Minute Predictions For Destiny 2’s Season Of The Chosen - ForbesForbes
Here's what I believe will happen in Destiny 2's Season of the Chosen.
Assassin's Creed fans hit out at Valhalla's "extremely overpriced" microtransactions - Eurogamer.netEurogamer.net
A Comcast rep made an incredible confession. Then came the stunning BS - ZDNetZDNet
It all started with a maddening little first-world problem. Trying to fix it became a tortuous, humorous and, ultimately, slightly annoying experience.
Pokémon Go Roselia Community Day guide: start times and best movesets - PolygonPolygon
Pokémon Go’s Roselia Community Day takes place on Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in your local time. Make sure to grab some Roselia if you don’t have one already, as Roserade is one of the strongest grass-types in the game.
Charging your EV at home is super slow. That's finally changing. - MashableMashable
New products significantly decrease home charging time.
This $60 Amazon Web Services Training Bundle will take your career to the next level - ZDNetZDNet
Prepare to become a certified AWS professional with this course training.
Google Pixel 5, Fitbit Versa 3, and Pixel Buds international giveaway! - Android AuthorityAndroid Authority
There are three great prizes up for grabs in our latest giveaway, including the Pixel 5 and the best Fitbit on the market.
These self-sufficient robots can have ‘babies’ and colonize distant planets - The Next WebThe Next Web
It’s been suggested that an advance party of robots will be needed if humans are ever to settle on other planets. Sent ahead to create conditions favorable for humankind, these robots ...
7 short and sweet Nintendo Switch games you can play in an afternoon - TechRadarTechRadar
Brevity is the soul of a good Nintendo Switch game
5 ways the Galaxy S21 series is worse than the S20 - Android PoliceAndroid Police
There’s no denying that the Galaxy S21 series took some heavy inspiration from current Note handsets — both in form and function. Unlike last
Google moves away from diet of 'cookies' to track users - Tech XploreTech Xplore
Google is weaning itself off user-tracking "cookies" which allow the web giant to deliver personalized ads but which also have raised the hackles of privacy defenders.
January Windows 10 Cumulative Updates reportedly causing BSOD and app crashes for some - MSPoweruser - MSPoweruserMSPoweruser
Microsoft may have run into issues with their latest run of Windows 10 Cumulative Updates, with users reporting KB4598299 (for Windows 10 2004) and KB4598301 (for Windows 10 1909) was causing app crashes and even BSOD issues. The updates contained improvement…
Pokémon Sword And Shield Shiny Toxtricity Distribution Event Starts February 19th (North America) - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
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Apple to take 53% of TSMC's 5nm chip production this year according to fresh estimate - PhoneArenaPhoneArena
Apple is estimated to account for 53% of TSMC's 5nm shipments this year according to Counterpoint Research estimates. Qualcomm will be next, responsible for 24% of TSMC's 5nm chip production this ...
Ahead of the Super Bowl, here’s the best VPNs for streaming - XDA DevelopersXDA Developers
From ExpressVPN to Surfshark, these VPNs for streaming will let you unblock geo-restricted streaming services and content globally.
NASA and international partners to study Mars Ice Mapper mission - SpaceNewsSpaceNews
NASA and three international partners have signed an agreement to cooperate on a proposed mission to search for ice deposits under the surface of Mars.
Call of Duty: Warzone players experience the invisibility glitch again - Dot EsportsDot Esports
Be careful in your next Armored Royale match.
Hasselblad X1D II 50C: out of the studio and into the streets - TechCrunchTechCrunch
We crawled into an abandoned school bus, trespassed through dilapidated hallways, dodged fleeting thunderstorms and wandered through empty streets of Chinatown late into the evening. For two summery weeks, I couldn’t have been happier. New York City was in lo…
Telegram is the most downloaded mobile app for January 2021 as WhatsApp slips to fifth - Notebookcheck.netNotebookcheck.net
Telegram was #9 on SensorTower's list of most downloaded (non-game) mobile app in December 2020. Fast forward one month, however, and it had jumped up to #1. WhatsApp and Instagram were #3 and #4 at the end of 2020, but fell to #5 and #6 respectively at the s…
This brand could soon offer the perfect iPhone 12 mini rival - PhoneArenaPhoneArena
The perfect iPhone 12 mini rival is reportedly being developed by Asus. The so-called ZenFone mini looks set to offer high-end phones when it launches later this year.
Super Mario World soundtrack "restored" with original samples - Boing BoingBoing Boing
The music in the SNES game Super Mario World uses heavily-compressed samples to fit within the constraints of early 1990s’ hardware. Fans exploring the Nintendo leak were able to figure out t…
Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker arrives this autumn to end the MMO's story - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
Will also involve travelling to the moon