Technology news 09 Mar, 2021
Dell’s new G15 is a speckled gaming laptop coming to China first - The VergeThe Verge
Dell has announced the 2021 version of its G15 gaming laptop. It’s coming out in China today, and it has an unusual paint job.
Report: Xbox will confirm Bethesda’s Game Pass future this week - Video Games ChronicleVideo Games Chronicle
Microsoft is reportedly planning a video presentation to clarify future relationship…
Netflix Joins Mario's Doomsday Celebrations, Will Remove Super Mario Bros. 3 Cartoon On 31st March - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
Nintendo isn't the only one pulling Mario products
Apple's Long-Rumored Mixed Reality Headset To Launch In 2022: Analyst - BenzingaBenzinga
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) plans to launch its long-rumored mixed reality headset in the middle of next year, followed by augmented reality glasses by 2025, ...
Apple releases important iPhone, iPad, Mac and Watch security patches - TechCrunchTechCrunch
The tech giant said the security updates are "important" and are "recommended for all users."
The Switch-style Aya Neo handheld gaming PC is now on Indiegogo, starting at $789 - The VergeThe Verge
The Aya Neo is getting a revised release, with the Switch-style gaming PC getting some improvements as part of a new Indiegogo campaign. It starts at $789.
You don't need a slingshot to pop balloons in Animal Crossing: New Horizons - DestructoidDestructoid
You don't need a slingshot to pop balloons in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Verizon 4G speeds beat its nationwide 5G in new PCMag tests - The VergeThe Verge
Verizon’s 4G network speeds are getting a boost in certain locations from new CBRS spectrum. In fact, it’s way ahead of the network’s current nationwide 5G offering, according to testing by PCMag.
Jen Shah's ex-designer 'traumatized' after working for 'RHOSLC' star - Page SixPage Six
He told us that he stayed by her side as she allegedly neglected to pay him and be kind to him or his volunteer assistants because he truly felt like he was “part of the family” and the…
Xbox portable console could be in the works to take on the might of the Nintendo Switch Lite - Notebookcheck.netNotebookcheck.net
A tech leaker has claimed that Microsoft is currently developing a “portable machine” that will soon be announced to the world. An Xbox portable console or Xbox Series handheld device could take the market by storm and provide direct competition to the Ninten…
Microsoft will reportedly offer AMD CPUs across its Surface Laptop 4 lineup - EngadgetEngadget
Since 2019, Microsoft has offered a 15-inch version of the Surface Laptop that you can configure with an AMD processor. And now it looks like the company plans to offer that same option to people who want the 13.5-inch model.
iMac Pro officially retired, now unavailable from Apple and retail partners - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
Update: As we noted earlier today, despite the iMac Pro being discontinued it would still likely go in and out of stock for a bit. It’s now currently back in-stock in the United States on Apple.com albeit in short supply. Two days ago we reported that the iMa…
Shiny Nosepass Arrives In Pokémon GO: Searching For Legends Event - Bleeding Cool NewsBleeding Cool News
Shiny Nosepass comes to Pokémon GO next week with the new Searching for Legends event, an event themed around Ground/Rock/Steel-type Pokémon.
Headphones without headphones: We test Lucyd Lyte Bluetooth sunglasses - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Bluetooth sunglasses are a great idea—but these aren't quite good enough.
Candlekeep Mysteries review: A D&D book that belongs on every Dungeon Master’s bookshelf - PolygonPolygon
Candlekeep Mysteries review: A Dungeons & Dragons book that belongs on every Dungeon Master’s bookshelf. Full of one-shot adventures that can be played in a single session, it also leaves plenty of room for dreaming.
If Skynet Takes Over, Try Writing ‘Robot’ on Your Shirt - GizmodoGizmodo.com
Tricking a terminator into not shooting you might be as simple as wearing a giant sign that says ROBOT, at least until Elon Musk-backed research outfit OpenAI trains their image recognition system not to misidentify things based on some scribbles from a Sharp…
After Almost Three Years Away, Returning To Overwatch Feels Amazing - KotakuKotaku
I have a confession to make: Despite being Kotaku’s number one Overwatch fan, I haven’t played it myself in two years. But buffeted by my optimism for Overwatch 2 and being unable to get my Overwatch fix because Overwatch League won’t be back for another mont…
Disintegration developer V1 Interactive shuts down - PolygonPolygon
V1 Interactive, the studio founded by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto, is shutting down less than a year after launching its debut game, Disintegration.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg thinks smart glasses could help combat climate change - CNBCCNBC
Zuckerberg's remarks are notable because he identifies software that could be the hook to get people to wear advanced headsets.
Google hopes to make you a little less ignorant about news with its latest change in Search - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Google is justifiably tentative to change anything about how Search works. You don't just play with your core product. But today, a long-awaited
Bravely Default II’s Beastmaster Job Is Basically Pokémon - KotakuKotaku
Creating your party in Bravely Default II is less about the characters you use than it is the jobs with which you equip them. It’s a smart strategy to always have basic healers and damage-dealers on hand, sure, but when it comes to my party, I don’t foresee e…
Chip Shortage: Qualcomm Leaves Money On The Table - Seeking AlphaSeeking Alpha
Even with Apple’s return and Huawei’s exit, Qualcomm still missed Q1 revenue and lowered Q2 guidance because of the chip shortage.
Programmable optical quantum computer arrives late, steals the show - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
New optical quantum computer overcomes previous limits, looks like a winner.
Twin-Turbo C8 Corvette Claims Quarter-Mile Record In Dramatic Style - Motor1Motor1
YouTuber Emelia Hartford drove her resurrected twin-turbocharged Chevrolet Corvette to a claimed record quarter-mile time well below 10 seconds.
Neopets is reckoning with black market pet trading - PolygonPolygon
Over the past months, Neopets has been facing a rampant black market for unconverted (UC) pet trading, and innocent players are getting wrapped up in the drama.
Tips For Playing Loop Hero - KotakuKotaku
A lot of people have started playing Loop Hero. How do I know this? It hit 50,000 concurrent users on Steam over the weekend. I was one of them. I’ve now put over 25 hours into the deck-building roguelite, and I have some tips for everyone else who’s just get…
2023 Honda Pilot Spy Photos Reveal Fresh Styling, 2022 Acura MDX Platform - autoevolutionautoevolution
Over in the United States of America, the best-selling nameplates in Honda's lineup are the CR-V crossover, Civic compact cars, and Accord sedan. In fourth place, the Pilot sold 123,813 examples last year.
You cannot currently review the new Google Pay from the Android Play Store - 9to5Google9to5google.com
The Play Store is not currently letting users review the new Google Pay. This new payment service just left "early access" in the US...
Best Apple MacBook deals: Save $54 on M1 MacBook Air, $100 on M1 MacBook Pro - CNETCNET
The new M1 MacBook models offer slight discounts, and you can save up to $300 on the older, Intel-based models.
Six Days in Fallujah publisher now says the game is ‘inseparable from politics’ - The VergeThe Verge
Victura, the publisher of the controversial military shooter Six Days in Fallujah, has backtracked and now says the events in the game are “inseparable from politics.”
Xbox gets Chromium-based Edge browser in alpha, enabling Stadia play - 9to5Google9to5google.com
Alpha update for Xbox One & Series updates Microsoft Edge to version based on Chromium, and players have already found a way to run Stadia.
2022 Genesis G70 hits the US with slick Launch Edition - CNETCNET
The sport sedan gets two exclusive paint colors and only rocks the twin-turbo V6 option.
The best sales to shop today: PhoneSoap, Adidas, Ring and more - CNNCNN
Today, you'll find a deal on PhoneSoap UV sanitizers, a discounted pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and savings on Adidas shoes and apparel. All that and more below.
Maquette review - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
My feelings about this game are neither big nor small
Google TV takes a baby step toward multi-user support with “kids profiles” - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
You get fun designs, kid-friendly recommendations, and screen-time limits.
British escaped inmate busted after venturing out to buy 'Call of Duty' - New York PostNew York Post
He escaped from jail and was living life on the lam — until “Duty” called. Clint Butler, a 36-year-old British man, had eluded police for months after escaping from jail in Novemb…
Game on! Amazon just slashed prices on Razer gaming accessories by up to 58 percent, today only - Yahoo LifestyleYahoo Entertainment
Score huge savings on gaming equipment with thousands of five-star reviews — Razer products smash the competition!
It Takes Two 'We're Better Together' trailer - GematsuGematsu
Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Hazelight have released the official a new trailer for cooperative play-only platform adventure game It Takes Two dubbed "We're Better Together."
Microsoft-Led Team Retracts Disputed Quantum-Computing Paper - WIREDWired
The 2018 report in Nature claimed to have found evidence of an elusive subatomic particle. A review found that the group had omitted key data.
Feature: Panic Button And Respawn On The Challenge Of Bringing Apex Legends On Switch - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
"Any port of a live service game is a true miracle"
Rust Finally Gets its Console Launch This Spring - IGN - IGNIGN
Several years after it was initially announced to be coming to consoles, competitive survival title Rust has a clear release window on PS4 and Xbox One.
Samsung rumored to launch ‘Galaxy Watch 4’ and ‘Watch Active 4’ in the next few months - 9to5Google9to5google.com
According to a new report, Samsung is bringing Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch Active 4 this year, with a possible release in the next three months.
Logitech Circle View Doorbell review: if Apple made a doorbell - The VergeThe Verge
For better and worse.
Wait, What? MIPS Becomes RISC-V – EEJournal - EE JournalEejournal.com
What a long, strange trip it’s been. MIPS Technologies no longer designs MIPS processors. Instead, it’s joined the RISC-V camp, abandoning its eponymous architecture for one that has strong histori…
Valheim’s biggest secret? Trusting the player - PolygonPolygon
The art of negative space in game design can turn a seemingly simple game into a huge hit. Let’s dive into how Valheim trusts the player, and doesn’t overwhelm them with tasks or complexity.
AMD to Launch 3rd Generation EPYC on March 15th: Milan with Zen 3 - AnandTechAnandTech
We’ve known for a while that AMD was set to launch its next generation enterprise EPYC processor family, collectively known by its codename Milan...
Super Nintendo World opening in Universal Japan on March 18 - PolygonPolygon
After some major delays, Super Nintendo World will officially open next week. The Nintendo-themed theme park is the first of its kind, and features all kind of Mario goodies for fans to enjoy.
Mat Fraser Just Shared a Simple, Brutal 2-Move Workout - Yahoo Lifestylemenshealth.com
CrossFit's GOAT released this five-round workout that builds strength and fitness in a short time frame.
5 Ways 'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' Falls Short of Greatness - WIREDWired
In the latest installment, I'm playing a Viking during the Dark Ages. Why am I bored?
iPhone 11 survived six months at the bottom of a lake [Video] - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
An iPhone 11 survived almost six months at the bottom of a lake before being found and rescued by divers. It was a particularly fortunate ...
The Dark Souls 3 mod adding Sekiro weapons looks amazing - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
Check out these hot clips
Apple and nonprofit Common Sense Media team up to provide kid podcast recs - The VergeThe Verge
Apple and Common Sense Media are teaming up to curate podcast suggestions for kids. The recommendations will show up in Apple Podcasts, as well as online, and will include age group suggestions.
Happiness comes from family, community, nature — not money, study shows - Study FindsStudy Finds
You don't have to earn six figures and beyond to be happier, according to a new study. People in communities where there is little cash are as contented as those from rich societies.
Webcams to check out for 2021 - CNETCNET
Everyone needs a webcam, and the low-res one in your laptop won't cut it. Here's a handful of the best webcams picks to help you get started.
Nvidia reportedly nerfing GeForce RTX 3080 Ti mining performance - Tom's GuideTom's Guide
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti likely getting RTX 3060-style mining limiter in response to GPU stock shortages
WhatsApp reportedly working on password-protected encrypted chat backups - The VergeThe Verge
WhatsApp is reportedly working to increase the security of its iCloud and Google Drive cloud backups with a new password protection feature. If it’s released, it should mean the backups are only accessible to the user.
Alleged Snapdragon 775 details arrive in apparent Qualcomm leak - 9to5Google9to5google.com
Details of the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 775 chipset have supposedly leaked with this chipset being a successor to the Snapdragon 765.
Outriders dev backtracks on legendary loot farming in boss fights - VG247VG247
People Can Fly has changed its stance on legendary loot farming in Outriders somewhat.Last week, in a wide-ranging update on the reception to the Outriders dem…
OnePlus 9 phones coming on March 23, and Hasselblad cameras are the focus - TechRadarTechRadar
OnePlus 9 flagships seek to rival the Samsung S21
BREAKING: Super Nintendo World Opening March 18, 2021 at Universal Studios Japan - wdwnt.comwdwnt.com
A daily-updated resource for news and information on the Disney resort around the world.
Starship SN11 prepares for rollout as SpaceX plans for the future - NASASpaceFlight.com - NASASpaceflight.comNASASpaceflight.com
Just days after SN10 completed the first – albeit hard – Starship prototype landing, SN11…
Google Pixels will start reading your heart rate and breathing tomorrow — here's how it works - Tom's GuideTom's Guide
Pixels will measure heart rate and breathing via the cameras right in the Google Fit app