Technology news 11 Feb, 2021
PS5 vs. Xbox Series X Airflow Testing: Cooling Design Efficiency & Flow Paths (Schlieren) - Gamers NexusGoogle News
Destiny 2 Ticuu's Divination Exotic Catalyst Guide: How To Complete Points Piercing Forever Fast - GameSpotGameSpot
The Season of the Chosen's new Exotic bow is an extremely fun weapon in Destiny 2, but it's even better when you complete its Exotic catalyst.
Google’s own iOS apps are now literally begging for updates that don’t exist - The VergeThe Verge
We’re seeing confusing notices inside Gmail, Google Maps and Google Photos saying that the apps are out of date — even though there aren’t newer versions of the apps available
Star Wars: Republic Commando Appears To Be On The Way To Switch - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
The force is strong with this one
This Researcher Hacked Into 35 Major Tech Companies, Including Microsoft, Tesla, and Netflix - GizmodoGizmodo.com
Alex Birsan, a Romanian threat researcher, used a single innovative supply chain attack to compromise Tesla, Netflix, Microsoft, Apple, Paypal, Uber, Yelp, and at least 30 other firms.
Tesla’s Elon Musk and Kanye West set to host bizarre live audio stream and you can listen in - TeslaratiTeslarati
Elon Musk and Kanye West are set to have a Clubhouse meeting soon, Musk tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.
Destiny 2 adds a Buster Sword ornament for Izanagi’s Burden - PolygonPolygon
Destiny 2’s weirdest looking sniper rifle just got a major upgrade. With Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen, Bungie added a new ornament for the Izanagi’s Burden sniper: the Worldshaper. The Worldshaper turns Izanagi’s Burden into a close facsimile of Cloud Stri…
NVIDIA Bringing GTX 1050 Ti Back From The Dead To Meet AIB Demand - WccftechWccftech
The Pascal-based NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti is a card that hasn't been spotted in the green jungles of NVIDIA's AIB ecosystem since the past two years. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of the smoldering fire that is the GPU market in 2021, the NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti …
Telltale's superb Tales from the Borderlands finally returns to stores next week - Eurogamer.netEurogamer.net
PSA: if you use Slack on Android, you should update your password - The VergeThe Verge
The Android Slack app was storing passwords in plaintext. Now, the company has sent out emails telling customers that they should change their passwords, as other apps on their phone may have been able to access them.
Something’s Fishy About This Steam Game’s ‘Very Positive’ Reviews - KotakuKotaku
Emoji Evolution is a simple-looking puzzle game in which you “combine different elements to find a new one” in order to—and wow, this really escalates—“solve the main dilemma of humanity.” It seems like Steam users like it pretty well...or do they?
David Dobrik's New Mansion: 5 Expensive Things - BuzzFeedBuzzfeed
I don't think he qualifies for the stimulus check.
Why there's a chip shortage that's hurting everything from the PlayStation 5 to the Chevy Malibu - CNBCCNBC
It's not just the automotive industry that's grappling with an inability to get enough semiconductors to build their products.
Fitbit update adds new Charge 4 features and Health Metrics changes - EngadgetEngadget
Fitbit has several major updates planned this month, with something for almost everyone.
Useful Mac Accessories Worth Checking Out - MacRumorsMacRumors
If you recently picked up one of the new M1 Macs that Apple released in November, or received a new Mac for the holidays, you may be in search of...
Cyberpunk and Witcher hackers don’t seem to be bluffing with $1M source code auction - The VergeThe Verge
Hackers are selling the source code of popular video games from developer CD Projekt Red, after the company said it was the victim of a ransomware attack it discovered earlier this week. The group is asking for a minimum of $1 million for the cache of code.
Random: The Pokémon Company Forgot What A Magnemite Looked Like, And It's Really Sorry - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
Time to sort out Magneright from Magnewrong
Ubisoft Considering Changing Rainbow Six Quarantine's Name Amid Covid-19 Pandemic - KotakuKotaku
Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot told investors yesterday that the company is looking into changing the name of Rainbow Six Quarantine due to the negative connotations of the subtitle while the world is still in the middle of the covid-19 pandemic.
Asus is killing off tiny easy-to-lose M.2 screws with this handy Q-Latch - The VergeThe Verge
The Asus Q-Latch is a preinstalled plastic retaining clip for M.2 SSDs that can replace pesky easy-to-lose screws. It will come with a variety of Asus Z590 and B560 motherboards.
Black Ops Cold War Feb 10 patch notes: bug fixes across modes - CharlieINTEL.comCharlieINTEL.com
The Black Ops Cold War Feb 10 update includes some bug fixes for MP, League Play, and Zombies.
Valheim’s new patch makes stealth even better - PolygonPolygon
Iron Gate’s viking sandbox game Valheim is still in early access. On Feb. 10, a new patch came out that fixed some smaller issues in the game like enemy AI, stealth HUD, and terrifying deathsquitos. The full patch notes are minimalist, but show some promising…
How to Tell Which 'Barcode Scanner' Is Android Malware - LifehackerLifehacker.com
“When good apps go bad” seems to be the name of the digital game nowadays. The Great Suspender browser extension recently showed its true colors, and now joining it in malware purgatory is the longtime Android favorite “Barcode Scanner” app—despite its more t…
Asus TUF Dash F15 review: efficient but not excellent - The VergeThe Verge
Efficient battery, somewhat deficient gaming performance.
Apple Maps will get crowdsourced incident reporting with iOS 14.5 - EngadgetEngadget
The iOS 14.5 beta updates Apple Maps to allow you to report when you see incidents on the road.
Apex Legends 1.58 update fixes broken Bloodhound tactical: Patch notes - DexertoDexerto
Respawn released a new hotfix that is targeting a major problem with Bloodhound's tactical ability, as well as issues with explosive holds.
How Capcom Designed Resident Evil Village's Lady Dimitrescu, and Why She's So Big Online - IGN - IGNIGN
Resident Evil Village developers from Capcom share the origins of the tall vampire villain, Lady Dimitrescu's design, and how her popularity encouraged them.
Ikea shows off its new lineup of furniture and gear for gamers - CNETCNET
We've finally got a glimpse of Ikea's gaming gear, including chairs, desks and... a giant wooden hand.
Human or computer generated? Epic Games unveils 'MetaHumans' - WRAL Tech WireWRAL Tech Wire
Epic Games is taking another step forward in creating digital human images that appear like the real us. On Wednesday Epic unveiled "MetaHumans" through its Unreal video game development eng
Hybrid, Older Users Most-Targeted by Gmail Attackers - ThreatpostThreatpost
Researchers at Google and Stanford analyzed a 1.2 billion malicious emails to find out what makes users likely to get attacked. 2FA wasn't a big factor.
NASA will use Fitbits to help prevent spread of COVID-19 to astronauts and employees - TechCrunchTechCrunch
NASA will provide 1,000 of its employees, including 150 astronauts, with Fitbit devices in a pilot program designed to see if they can help supplement efforts to keep these mission-critical personnel healthy ahead of key space missions. The program will see N…
Google is teasing us with dark mode for desktop search - The VergeThe Verge
Google appears to be rolling out a dark mode for desktop search, but only some people have it right now. If the change has rolled out to you and your system is set to dark mode, the background of Google’s search pages will be a very dark gray.
The Amazon Fire 7 tablet is on sale for $40 - CNETCNET
This recent inductee into the Cheapskate Hall of Fame was already a steal at $50.
Borderlands 3's Directors Cut DLC Out March 18, Adds New Raid Boss - KotakuKotaku
Like its own boss fights, Borderlands 3 keeps going. Today, Gearbox revealed details about Director’s Cut, an upcoming DLC for the looter-shooter out March 18.
Ford made a garish version of the F-150 for 'Rocket League' - EngadgetEngadget
Psyonix is partnering with Ford to bring the F-150 into Rocket League.
Google now pays 450 sites to bring you free news, including some paywalled stories - The VergeThe Verge
Google’s News Showcase, a program wherein the search giant pays to license news content from publishers, has launched in the UK and Argentina. In the UK, it covers 120 publications, with 40 in Argentina.
Google is testing a ‘People also view’ card in its in-app browser - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Google has been testing a redesigned internal browser within its Android app for a while now. While it still hasn't rolled it out to all users yet, the
This little-known iPhone trick lets you instantly take a picture of an entire web page - CNBCCNBC
It's useful if you want to save the website to read later, to mark up or to send to someone.
Epic Games 'Spent Months' Preparing Lawsuit Against Apple, Codenamed 'Project Liberty' - MacRumorsMacRumors
In a wide-ranging interview with CNN Business, Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, says that his company spent months preparing its lawsuit against...
Alexa can share songs to your friends' Echo devices - EngadgetEngadget
Amazon Alexa now lets you share music with your friends' Echo devices, even if they don't use the same streaming service.
Unity Software Posts a Solid Close to 2020 and Plans for Apple's "Privacy" Updates in 2021 - Motley FoolMotley Fool
Unity's stock price is down nearly 20% post-Q4 report, presenting a buy opportunity for long-term shareholders.
Adobe Adds Collaborative Tool to Photoshop and Illustrator - GizmodoGizmodo.com
If you use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Fresco and work with other people, the “Invite to Edit” button will likely become a part of your daily life.
McDonald's Pokemon Cards are Selling Out Because of Scalpers - IGN - IGNIGN
Scalpers are taking advantage of a McDonald's loophole to snap up Pokemon 25th anniversary trading card packs to sell online for extortionate prices.
Ohio State opens up Apple app development and coding program to the public - USA TODAYUSA Today
Ohio State University is opening to the public a four-course program aimed at teaching Apple app development and coding.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Nintendo Switch Review - Is It Worth It? - Nintendo LifeGoogle News
Patch now to stop hackers blindly crashing your Windows computers - Naked SecuritySophos.com
Patch early, patch often. In fact, patch now if you haven’t already. Here’s why.
The Cheapskate Hall of Fame: Best cheap products of all time - CNETCNET
See the first seven inductees to earn this top honor.
Apple Glasses displays to use micro OLED; at trial production stage - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
The Apple Glasses displays are expected to be micro OLED ones, says a new report today. Not to be confused with microLED, micro OLED is ...
How to tell if your password has been stolen - PCWorldPCWorld
How can you tell if your password has been stolen or compromised as part of a password breach? We'll discuss free and paid services you can use, from websites to your browser or paid password managers.
Nintendo Announces February NES and SNES Switch Online Titles - NMENME
Nintendo has just announced the next set of retro games it plans to release as part of the Nintendo Switch Online service
Shares of gaming giant Ubisoft fall despite record quarterly sales - CNBCCNBC
Ubisoft shares sank 6% Wednesday morning as it narrowed its guidance for the full year.
Leak: OnePlus 9 series battery details revealed, will have charger in box - Android AuthorityAndroid Authority
Worried that OnePlus would follow Apple and Samsung's lead? Well, it seems like this won't be the case.
Microsoft Word is testing an even darker dark mode - The Next WebThe Next Web
In case you didn’t know, Microsoft Word has a dark mode. The problem is, a huge portion of your screen — mainly the big ol’ page you’re writing on — remains white even after you’ve enabled the feature. For reference, this is what ‘dark’ mode currently looks l…
The Xiaomi Mi 11 survives JerryRigEverything's wrath - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Zack Nelson of JerryRigEverything is renowned for his gadget durability tests and teardowns, so it's not surprising to hear that he has a track record of
Samsung's excellent Android tablets just got a lot more affordable, with deals offering up to $300 off - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Samsung more or less rules the non-Fire Android tablet space, offering a wide range of options at varying price points. And right now, you can cop a
Jeff Bezos’s next act after Amazon: Getting his space company, Blue Origin, off the ground - Washington PostThe Washington Post
For years, Bezos has spent one day a week at Blue Origin, the space company he founded in 2000. Many in the space community hope that soon he will be spending more time at the company.
Would you actually want a Grand Theft Auto remaster? - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
Don't the sequels effectively remaster the same formula each time already?
Little Nightmares II creeps onto Stadia this week, free with Pro - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Tarsier Studios' puzzly horror-adventure Little Nightmares II launches on all platforms later this week, including Google's very own Stadia. If you happen
Instagram Will Now Limit the Reach of Re-posts from TikTok Within its Reels Clone - Social Media TodaySocial Media Today
Instagram has announced that its taking extra measures to disincentivize TikTok re-posts within Reels.
Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen gets new Exotic bow, Exotic armor - PolygonPolygon
Destiny 2’s Season of the Chose is here, and with it comes a host of new Exotic items. Each class gets a new Exotic armor piece this season, and there are at least two Exotic weapons to chase.
Sorry, small-phone lovers: The iPhone 12 mini was Apple’s 2020 sales flop - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Analysts are questioning whether Apple should make an iPhone 13 mini after this.
We could see some news for Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 this week - DestructoidDestructoid
We could see some news for Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2 this week
The unlocked Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G and Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G are more affordable than ever - PhoneArenaPhoneArena
Perhaps affordable is a bit of a stretch, but following the latest round of Amazon discounts, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G and Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G are less expensive than ever before.