Technology news 07 Mar, 2021
What we actually want in a Nintendo Switch Pro - The VergeThe Verge
Bloomberg has reported that a long-rumored upgrade to the Nintendo Switch might actually be coming soon, and The Verge’s staff took it upon ourselves to think about what we’d want in a new model.
The Best Password Managers and Security Tips: How to Solve Your Login Problems - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
LastPass, Dashlane, 1Password and the free edition from Bitwarden all provide great ways to juggle hundreds of safe, unique passwords. But which one is right for you?
Facebook’s new AI teaches itself to see with less human help - Ars TechnicaWired
Most image recognition algorithms require lots of labeled pictures. This new approach eliminates the need for most of the labeling.
How to Tell Which Emails Quietly Track You - WIREDWired
Your emails know more about you than you might think, like when you open them or when you forward them to others. But you can reclaim your privacy.
Japan's 35 Best-Selling Switch Games In The First Four Years, According To Famitsu - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
Animal Crossing is out in front
Eustace announced for Granblue Fantasy Versus, releases in late April - EventHubsEventHubs
Today, we had a special stream for the 7th anniversary of Granblue Fantasy and even though the main focus was on the source game and what's happening for this joyous occasion, the developers had previously confirmed that we'd ...
Apex Legends dev confirms “long-standing request” is coming in Season 9 for badges - DexertoDexerto
An Apex Legends developer has confirmed that a long-awaited change to the badge system is coming in Season 9, but they haven't revealed what exactly it'll be.
(Update) Outriders demo gets rebalanced after gear-farmers go HAM - DestructoidDestructoid
(Update) Outriders demo gets rebalanced after gear-farmers go HAM
Google Messages just gave us the Android texting feature we've wanted forever - CNETCNET
You can now schedule a text message down to the exact minute, so you'll never forget to say happy birthday to Mom again.
Nintendo Plugs Skyward Sword HD With "Elements" Later Adopted In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
"features like a stamina gauge"
3 things Android 12 can do that Android 11 just can't - CNETCNET
Android 12 vs. Android 11: Here are the major differences between Google's new OS and the prior version, including security updates and new notifications.
Ant-Man Is the Latest Marvel Superhero to Join Fortnite - IGN - IGNIGN
Ant-Man is the latest Marvel superhero to arrive in Fortnite, and the teases leading up to his arrival were a tiny bit hilarious.
Humans Evolved to Be More Water-Efficient Than Other Primates, But We Don't Know Why - ScienceAlertScienceAlert
Humans have evolved big, energy-hungry brains that require us to consume many more calories than our closest animal relatives. The same, however, does not appear to hold for our water intake.
Bye Bye iMac Pro. It’s Been Good Knowing Ya - GizmodoGizmodo.com
Apple is discontinuing the iMac Pro and will sell the ones it has left “while supplies last,” according to a new message added to the desktop’s product page Friday.
Leaked Intel Alder Lake mobile processor details reveal three new processor segments, including a 55 W option and Core i9 processors for thin and light laptops - Notebookcheck.netNotebookcheck.net
According to a leaked internal document, Intel will have six processor segments in its Alder Lake Mobile product stack. The company's H-series 45 W processors have been usurped by 55 W versions, while a U28 segment should bring Core i9 processors to thin and …
Leaked Qualcomm Snapdragon 775 and Snapdragon 775G specifications showcase similarities with the Snapdragon 888 - Notebookcheck.netNotebookcheck.net
According to a comprehensive leak, Qualcomm has built the Snapdragon 775 and Snapdragon 775G on a 5 nm process. The duo should receive Kryo 6xx CPU cores too, along with support for up to LPDDR5-3200 RAM. Both chipsets may be compatible with 120 Hz displays, …
'Love Island' Couple Connor Trott and Mackenzie Dipman Split Up - Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight
The pair rekindled their romance after their rocky time on 'Love Island' before calling it quits.
Razer launches Anzu smart glasses for $200 - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.comGSMArena.com
Comes in two designs and sizes with polarized and blue light filtering lenses.
iPhone 11 reunited with owner after spending 6 months in a lake - AppleInsiderAppleInsider
A diver has recovered an iPhone 11 from the bottom of a lake in British Columbia, one that managed to survive submerged for almost 6 months.
PS5 Could Let You Use A Banana As Your Controller - GameSpotGameSpot
A patent application shows a versatile system that could let a banana--or two bananas--become your game controller.
Google testing YouTube ‘app’ for Chromecast with Android TV-like homescreen, player controls - 9to5Google9to5google.com
The experience of Casting YouTube to a Chromecast-connected TV has remained unchanged for the past several years. A Chromecast YouTube app...
The Division 2 Will Get A New Mode Later This Year, But Not Much Else - KotakuKotaku
Good news for Division 2 players: Ubisoft and Massive have laid out plans for the future of the game, including a brand new mode later this year. Bad news: Don’t expect anything new for a while.
Xbox Game Pass Leaker Teases Big New Game - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are getting a big new game, according to one leaker. Just about every week Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC are treated to new games, and sometimes games leave the ser…
City Girl JT Slammed For Blocking Fan Who Is Dying Of Cancer - HotNewHipHopHotNewHipHop
She thought that the sick fan was a bot.
Sonos' Roam can reportedly pass music to other speakers - EngadgetEngadget
Sonos' upcoming Roam portable speaker may include a 'Sound Swap' feature that passes music to other devices.
Sony Files Patent to Turn Household Items into PlayStation Controllers - Yahoo EntertainmentComplex
The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently received an odd request from Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. that could take things to another level.
GTA 5 Update on PS5 and Xbox Series X Remaster Has Grand Theft Auto Fans Excited - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two Interactive has provided an update on the PS5 and Xbox Series X version of GTA 5, which it has described as an 'expanded and enhanced' version of the game, but so far it hasn't elaborated on what this means or shown off …
The world's top smartphone market has a new number one brand - PhoneArenaPhoneArena
Oppo has replaced Huawei as the most popular brand in China during January with a 21% share of the market. Vivo was second followed by a three-way tie between Huawei, Apple, and Xiaomi.
The New Jeep Wagoneer Reportedly Boasts An Amazon Fire TV - JalopnikJalopnik
While we won’t know specifics about the new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer until its official launch on March 11, 2021, Autoweek has reported we can expect one thing: Amazon Fire TV screens integrated into the Uconnect infotainment system.
ALIENS: FIRETEAM Trailer | NEW (2021) Sci-Fi Horror, PS5, XBox Series X - JoBlo Movie TrailersGoogle News
Night and day in South America: Buenos Aires welcomes nightlife, new lockdowns in Brazil - ReutersReuters
In Buenos Aires on Friday night the doors of the Colón Theater reopened for the first time in a year since being shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, a sign of how the capital of Argentina is slowly letting its hair down once again.
Resident Evil 7: How VR Elevates An Already Great Horror Game - UploadVRUploadVR
Resident Evil 7 is one of the best horror games in recent years and its VR is still exclusive to PSVR. We take a look back and analyze what made it so great.
Genshin Impact is getting a new type of story quest that looks a bit like a dating sim - Eurogamer.netEurogamer.net
This Week in Apps: App Store bill passes AZ House, ‘deep nostalgia’ goes viral, Twitter Spaces arrives on Android - TechCrunchTechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consu…
Nikon Planning a Mirrorless Flagship to 'Surpass the D6' for This Year - FstoppersFstoppers
The Sony a1 recently dropped, offering some jaw-dropping specs and features. Meanwhile, the Canon EOS R5 is not far behind, and Canon is planning to bring the flagship R1 to the market later this year. What about Nikon? It turns out the flagship Z mount mirro…
Everyone Loves Gorilla Tag And It's Clear To See Why - UploadVRUploadVR
Gorilla Tag is a new VR multiplayer title available for free in Early Access on Steam for PC VR and via SideQuest for Oculus Quest
Google Webmaster Guidelines: Everything You Need to Know & Understand - Search Engine JournalSearch Engine Journal
SEO professionals use Google's Webmaster Guidelines to choose tactics and strategies that align with Google's expectations. Here's what you need to know.
Sony WF-1000XM3 vs Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro - Sound GuysSound Guys
Can the noise cancelling king Sony fend off Samsung?
Top Stories: iPhone 13 Leaks, OLED iPads and Macs, New AirTags Evidence - MacRumorsMacRumors
iPhone rumors are heating up, with noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo this week releasing a wide-ranging report outlining his expectations for the iPhone...
Pokémon Go Fletchling Community Day guide: start times and best movesets - PolygonPolygon
Fletchling will have a heavily boosted spawn in Pokémon Go on March 6 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in your local time, with an increased chance to appear Shiny.
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 will blaze onto Nintendo Switch next year - DestructoidDestructoid
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 will blaze onto Nintendo Switch next year
Bugatti almost gave up designing this $6 million custom car because it was so intricate - see the 'Lady Bug' - Yahoo! VoicesBusiness Insider
When you're already willing to drop $6 million on a car, what's shelling out a bit more and getting something completely unique?
After a year of silence, Bandai Namco has finally revealed new Tales of Arise footage - Video Games ChronicleVideo Games Chronicle
RPG aims to revamp the long-running series…
Pokémon Legends: Arceus Will Feature Open World Design - NPRNPR
For years, open-world video games, where players can explore the map rather than following a set path, have been hugely popular. The Pokémon franchise is finally catching up, but how will fans react?
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 vs 3080 vs 3070 vs 3060: Which GPU should you buy? - Tom's GuideTom's Guide
Find out which Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 GPU is right for your gaming PC
What’s next for Google Pixel Buds? - 9to5Google9to5google.com
The 2nd-gen Pixel Buds are 10 months old and gave Google a respectable pair of headphones. With new Pixel Buds, Google could...
Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 release date revealed, may run Google's WearOS - MSPoweruser - MSPoweruserMSPoweruser
Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 will launch in Q2 of 2021, according to famous tipster Ice Universe.
iPhone 13 release date: We have a good idea of when Apple will unveil its next phones - CNETCNET
It may seem like the iPhone 12 just came out, but Apple is already looking toward the iPhone 13. Here's what we know about a potential 2021 Apple Event and release date.
Daily horoscope for March 6, 2021 - Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune
Check out your daily horoscope here, provided by Tarot astrologers.
iPad Air tipped to get huge OLED display upgrade — and MacBook Pros are next - Tom's GuideTom's Guide
2022 could see the arrival of an iPad Air with an OLED display
Call of Duty: Mobile season 2 is called Day of Reckoning - Dot EsportsDot Esports
It will arrive next week.
Endangered Halo Bird Is Now Something You Can Actually Eat - IGN Daily Fix - IGNYouTube
Happy Friday! On today’s Daily Fix, ever wonder what an endangered space bird tastes like? No? You’re going to find out anyway! Pringles has teamed up with M...
Xbox Restocks: Check Stock At Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, And More - GameSpotGameSpot
The Xbox Series X|S continues to be extremely hard to find in 2021, but we're tracking restocks in real-time here.
This Roku soundbar instantly turns your old TV into a smart TV—and it's on sale - Yahoo EntertainmentYahoo Entertainment
A top-notch soundbar that can access more than 500,000 streaming channels? And it's on sale? Sign us up!
Google makes it easier to test experimental features in Chrome - EngadgetEngadget
As of this week, the browser’s Canary version includes a beaker icon where you can enable experimental features, as well as send feedback to the Chrome team.
Apple's Upcoming iPhone 12 MagSafe Battery Pack: Everything We Know - Mac RumorsMacRumors
Apple is working on a MagSafe-compatible battery pack for the iPhone 12, which unlike prior Smart Battery Cases for earlier iPhones, will attach to...
Call Of Duty Warzone And Black Ops Cold War Servers Down, Activision Investigating [Update] - GameSpotGameSpot
Activision is looking into an issue that took Black Ops Cold War and Warzone's servers down, though they're back up on Xbox.
Save $400 on new Surface Laptop 3 in unmissable weekend deal - Creative BloqCreative Bloq
Plus loads more savings on the MacBook Air killer!
How to Make Vertical Tabs Better in Edge Chromium - LifehackerLifehacker.com
Update your Edge Chromium browser today, and you’ll get a fun little prompt asking you whether you want to enable the browser’s new Vertical Tabs feature. As one who always likes trying new things, I decided to take my browser’s suggestion.
New Nintendo Switch Pro Report Has Nintendo Fans Worried - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
A new report about the Nintendo Switch Pro has Nintendo fans worried about Nintendo's intentions for the console and what its release could mean for those on the standard Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch Lite. Depending on what report you're reading, N…
Monolith Soft made a little 'thank you' video to celebrate Pyra and Mythra arriving in Smash Ultimate - DestructoidDestructoid
Monolith Soft made a little 'thank you' video to celebrate Pyra and Mythra arriving in Smash Ultimate
What’s on your desk, Jay Peters? - The VergeThe Verge
Jay Peters, one of the news writers who keeps The Verge going, has been doing most of his work from home over the last year and here’s how he manages it.
Redmi Note 10 Pro review: Xiaomi's new midrange dynamo - CNETYouTube
Ahead of the global launch, Sareena used Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 10 Pro, the highest end model from Xiaomi’s new budget-friendly lineup. Subscribe to CNET: https...
Typing my way down the mechanical keyboard rabbit hole with the Drop CTRL - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Customizable, mechanical keyboards can be an expensive niche—this is a nice entry point.
Here’s why it’s important to audit your Amazon Alexa skills (and how to do it) - The VergeThe Verge
New research has revealed worrying privacy vulnerabilities in Amazon’s Alexa skill ecosystem. Here’s how to check what skills you have installed and remove them.
Twitter explores 'undo send' feature for paying users - ReutersReuters
Twitter Inc is testing an "undo send" function that would give users a short time to withdraw a tweet before it is posted, the company confirmed on Friday.