Technology news 11 Mar, 2021
Facebook reveals more details about future smart glasses that Mark Zuckerberg says will ‘teleport’ you - Fox BusinessFox Business
Facebook wants your virtual interactions to be more like in-person experiences.
Yuri Sakazaki gameplay trailer revealed for King of Fighters 15 - EventHubsEventHubs
Andy Bogard was revealed for King of Fighters 15 last week. Though we didn't receive the "tune in next week for more info" at the end of the trailer, expectations didn't have to be shattered with disappointment this ...
Don't Click On Those Resident Evil Village Early Access Emails - KotakuKotaku
Lotta people want to play the game with the big lady! And scammers know this, so fake emails have been circulating inviting players to an early access beta which doesn’t actually exist. Enough emails that Capcom has sent out a warning email of its own.
Apple launches new page on its website highlighting carrier offers on iPhone 12 models - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
Apple today launched a new page on its official website that highlights carrier offers for customers who are buying a new iPhone 12 model. The company shows some of the trade-in deals currently available from US carriers for iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone …
FIFA 21 rocked by "EAGate" scandal after company employee is alleged to have sold coveted Ultimate Team cards for thousands of pounds - Eurogamer.netEurogamer.net
Century: Age of Ashes Gets a Fiery Gameplay Trailer, Second Beta, and New EA Launch Window - WccftechWccftech
Get ready for some hot and heavy action, because a second closed beta for the multiplayer dragon battling game Century: Age of Ashes kicks off this week! Developer Playwing held their first beta in February, but this new one will add several new modes and imp…
Poll: Do you prefer the leaked AirPods 3 design or the original? - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
Rumors about the next generation AirPods have been around for a while now, and it seems that Apple will introduce “AirPods 3” sometime later this month. Based on leaked images, the new AirPods will feature a design that combines elements of the original AirPo…
"Floating" knuckleball tracked on video - Boing BoingBoing Boing
This is not video doctoring. It’s the effective delivery of a Major League knuckleball. What makes it effective and what is difficult to do is the lack of rotation while throwing this pitch 7…
OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro shown in leaked renders - The VergeThe Verge
A fresh round of leaks show the upcoming OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 from multiple angles and in a few color variations. OnePlus will officially announce the 9-series on March 23rd.
Parler denied return to Apple app store: report | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
Apple denied Parler re-entry to the company’s App Store, after the controversial conservative-att...
Elon Musk explains why Starship SN10 exploded as SpaceX preps for SN11 launch | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
SpaceX hopes to one day send the reusable rocket to the moon and Mars.
Amazon Vesta project seems to be ramping up for production - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Do you want a wheeled camera following you around the house? Amazon bets "yes."
World Of Warcraft's First Player-Voted Mount Is A Big Ol' Tree You Can Get For Free - KotakuKotaku
Last year Blizzard held a poll to determine what sort of ride World of Warcraft players wanted as a special community mount. We chose the Wandering Ancient, and now that choice has borne fruit, or in this case, a whole damn tree, free now for everyone who own…
Nyan Cat’s creator is doing an event to sell memes like Keyboard Cat as NFTs - The VergeThe Verge
Some of the memes that ruled the internet in the early 2010s are making comebacks as NFTs, thanks to Nyan Cat creator Chris Torres. There’s a week-long event called Memeconomy where the classic memes are being sold on the blockchain.
Stellaris: Infinite Legacy is a 4x board game that plays in two hours - PolygonPolygon
Stellaris: Infinite Legacy is a 4x board game that wants to solve the problem of the six-hour game. Academy Games is putting the project up on Kickstarter, and the starting price is $100.
Google’s CEO may have just confirmed the split of Chrome and Chrome OS - Chrome UnboxedChrome Unboxed
Sundar Pichai - leader of one of the world's largest companies. The CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet has made his way up the ranks during his illustrious 17-year stint with the company. His accomplishments are many and he is responsible, in part,…
Apex Legends on Switch: Early reactions say it's pretty bad - PolygonPolygon
Reactions on Reddit, YouTube, and social media from Nintendo Switch players say that Apex Legends players on that console are at a large disadvantage, thanks to the game’s slower frame rate (30 fps) and weaker resolutions (720p, in docked mode).
Incarnate Thundurus Raid Guide For Pokémon GO Players: March 2021 - Bleeding Cool NewsBleeding Cool News
With this Thundurus Raid Guide, you can build a team of Pokémon to counter this Legendary in Pokémon GO and maybe even catch a Shiny.
Superpowered lets you see your schedule and join meetings from the Mac menu bar - TechCrunchTechCrunch
A newly launched Mac app called Superpowered aims to make it easier to stay on top of all your Zoom calls and Google Meets, without having to scramble to find the meeting link in your inbox or calendar app at the last minute. Instead of relying on calendar re…
Ethereum Miners Found A Way To Bypass NVIDIA's Hash Limits - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
What Happened: NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) announced the creation of a new product offering – the NVIDIA CMP, meant exclusively for cryptocurrency...
Check out this sweet promo video for the new ASUS Chromebook Detachable CM3 - Chrome UnboxedChrome Unboxed
Sure, we may be super excited about some other upcoming ARM-powered Chromebook tablets like 'Coachz' and 'Homestar', but that doesn't mean we aren't equally giddy about the first real competitor to the very-popular Lenovo Chromebook Duet that looks to be comi…
A Samsung Galaxy A52 5G unboxing video is already online - The VergeThe Verge
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy A52 5G and Galaxy A72 5G at its Unpacked event on March 17th, but you won’t have to wait until then to see what’s in store. A YouTuber has already published a lengthy unboxing video featuring the A52 5G.
Marvel's Avengers Will (Finally) Allow You To Replay The Campaign - KotakuKotaku
Fans of Marvel’s Avengers want just one thing, and it’s about to become a reality. No, it’s not a meaningful loot grind, nor a newfound surplus of engaging activities. Look, fine, maybe Avengers fans want more than one thing, but a big one is landing next wee…
YouTube’s search bar is having big problems on certain browsers - The VergeThe Verge
YouTube’s search bar is experiencing a strange issue for people using Firefox or Safari on their desktops: pressing the space bar in the search bar doesn’t add a space to the search, and any letters typed into the search bar may trigger keyboard shortcuts if …
'Valorant' pro Sinatraa has been suspended amid sexual assault allegations - EngadgetEngadget
Riot and Sentinels are investigating following accusations from the player's ex-girlfriend.
Woman exposes cheating boyfriend after receiving a bizarre 3 a.m. message: 'Wish the story wasn't real' - Yahoo! VoicesIntheknow.com
It's hard to admit when your relationship has run its course, but Nadia Essex had to after she caught her boyfriend cheating via his Fitbit.
Twitter plans to let anyone start hosting Twitter Spaces in April - The VergeThe Verge
Twitter says it’s planning to launch its Clubhouse-like Twitter Spaces to everyone in April, allowing them to host their own audio chat rooms. It might take longer.
Check Your Android for Malware Clones of These Useful Apps - LifehackerLifehacker.com
A handful of malware-filled Android apps has, once again, been removed from the Google Play Store, and they were all taking advantage of the latest trend in malware design: masquerading as innocent clones of useful apps to escape initial detection by Google, …
Asus' ROG Phone 5 Is a Sophisticated but Still Beastly Gaming Phone - GizmodoGizmodo.com
More RGB, faster specs, and a fresh design make for an intriguing update to Asus' gaming phone lineup.
Everything we know about Apple’s rumored 2021 iPad Pro update - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
The fifth-generation iPad Pro could be around the corner. We gathered all the rumors that show what this new iPad could have and look like.
Fall Guys’ Season Four Is A Reminder Of How Damn Long We’ve Been Doing This - KotakuKotaku
Today, Mediatonic showed off one of the levels for Fall Guys’ upcoming fourth season. The new stage, “Skyline Stumble,” looks quite fun with its gravity-based hijinks and bean-sized pinball bumpers—but it instilled in me an invasive, immovable thought: Man, w…
Tons of Nintendo Switch games are on sale for up to 75% off for Mario Day 2021 - USA TODAYUSA Today
Nintendo Switch games are up to 75% off in celebration of Mario Day right now at Best Buy—find out more.
Tested: Aukey’s magnetic wireless charger delivers MagSafe features for less - 9to5Toys9to5Toys
Aukey MagSafe Charger delivers an affordable way to try out Apple's new magnetic charging standard without paying the first-party price.
How the CoD: Warzone meta changed over its first year - CharlieINTEL.comCharlieINTEL.com
Warzone has reached its one-year anniversary, so we're taking a look back at the weapon metas that have come and gone.
Researchers: Smart Speakers Are Listening so Carefully They Can Detect an Irregular Heartbeat - BreitbartBreitbart News
Researchers at the University of Washington have reportedly found a new way to screen for irregular heartbeats — using smart speakers such as the Amazon Alexa or Google Home to detect variations in heart rhythms.
March Windows 10 update appears to cause blue screen of death when printing - Windows CentralWindows Central
Following an update to the March Windows 10 update, some people see the blue screen of death. The issue only seems to affect PCs when they try to print to certain types of printers.
Twitter tries to fix problematic image crops by not cropping pictures anymore - The VergeThe Verge
Twitter is now testing a new “what you see is what you get” image cropping feature that will display photos in the compose window the same as they will be displayed in the Twitter timeline. The move is in response to accusations of racial bias in the AI-power…
F5 urges customers to patch critical BIG-IP pre-auth RCE bug - BleepingComputerBleepingComputer
F5 Networks, a leading provider of enterprise networking gear, has announced four critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities affecting most versions of BIG-IP and BIG-IQ software.
Loop Hero taps into the deepest parts of RPG history - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
A charming tribute to dungeon crawlers gone by.
Amazon PS5 Restock Reportedly Coming Soon - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
Amazon's next PS5 restock is reportedly coming soon. It's been a minute since Amazon has dropped PS5 stock. So far this week, Target, GameStop, Costco, Ant Online, and more have stepped up to the plate with new stock of the PS5. And as you would expect, many …
The We Were Here series gets a new installment, planned for late 2021 - PolygonPolygon
We Were Here Forever is the latest installment in the We Were Here series, and it will arrive in Q4 2021 for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and Steam. This co-op puzzler presents players with two different routes, and only by communicating will they be able to…
CAA Signs Jessica Blevins, Streamer and Ninja’s Wife and Manager (EXCLUSIVE) - VarietyVariety
CAA has signed Jessica Blevins, the wife and manager of Twitch’s biggest streamer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, for representation. Jessica Blevins streams on Twitch herself, and is also an activist, entrepreneur and digital personality. In addition to managing the…
Animal Crossing Build-a-Bears Are Moving In - IGN - IGNIGN
Have you ever wanted to cuddle a stuffed Tom Nook, and then dress him up in a bunch of cute little outfits? Build-a-Bear may be about to make that a reality.
HTC announces Vive Pro lip tracking module and new VR body trackers - The VergeThe Verge
HTC has announced a facial tracker for the Vive Pro VR headset, which is capable of capturing lip and jaw motions. It also announced a smaller, lighter version of its general purpose tracking puck. Both cost $129.99 and will be released soon.
Using artificial intelligence to generate 3D holograms in real-time - Phys.orgPhys.Org
Despite years of hype, virtual reality headsets have yet to topple TV or computer screens as the go-to devices for video viewing. One reason: VR can make users feel sick. Nausea and eye strain can result because VR creates an illusion of 3D viewing although t…
Text Adventures: how Twine remade gaming - The VergeThe Verge
It started as a blogging platform. Then it became the counterculture to the mainstream behemoth of gaming.
Nikon's Z9 Could Be Its Last Shot to Hang with Canon and Sony - GizmodoGizmodo.com
Nikon's new pro-grade mirrorless cam is expected to be available sometime later this year.
Apple Watch summons immediate help for man who fell through ice - AppleInsiderAppleInsider
A New Hampshire man was ice skating on a frozen river when he fell through the ice, but he was able to get help very close to instantly using his Apple Watch.
Warning: These Android apps can steal your bank details and take over your phone - BGRBGR
Researchers on Tuesday published a serious warning for Android device owners, alerting them to the discovery of eight dangerous apps in the Google Play Store that could have allowed an attacker to take over a victim’s smartphone as well as drain their bank ac…
[Update: Download] Camera-based Google Fit heart & respiratory rate tracking rolling out to Pixel - 9to5Google9to5google.com
Back in February, Google announced that Fit for Android can measure your heart and respiratory rate using your phone cameras and Pixel...
Bethesda reiterates Deathloop’s PS5 console exclusivity - Video Games ChronicleVideo Games Chronicle
Microsoft's acquisition doesn't mean an Xbox version is coming just yet…
Adobe Photoshop is now optimized for Apple Silicon Macs, ML Super Resolution coming to Lightroom - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
Adobe today updated Photoshop on macOS with native support for M1-powered Apple Silicon Macs. In addition, the company is rolling out improvements to Photoshop on iPad and previewing a new ML Super Resolution feature. Last November, Adobe previewed M1 support…
Video: Pokémon Fan "Fixes" Diamond And Pearl Remakes With This Slick Concept Trailer - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
"The way I wanted them to be"
Rust Developer Expecting 'Large Amount Of Data Loss' Following Server Fire - IGN - IGNIGN
Rust developer Facepunch Studios has said that "data will be unable to be restored" after a datacenter fire affected its EU servers.
If You Have the Call Recorder App On Your Phone, Delete It - Best LifeBest Life
A major security flaw has been uncovered in the popular Call Recorder app that could be exposing your information for anyone to hear.
Facebook targets emerging markets with the launch of Instagram Lite, an Android app that takes up just 2MB, in 170 countries - TechCrunchTechCrunch
Growth for Facebook is coming from the developing world, and so the social network today made another key move to cater better to consumers in those countries. After nearly three years in the planning, Facebook is taking the plunge today and officially launch…
Sonos Needed to Crank It Up - The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal
Premium speaker maker’s stock has surged ahead of raised targets, expansion into Bluetooth category
Fortnite's Next Season Begins With A Single-Player Narrative Mission - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
"Our most ambitious story cinematic yet"
Update your iPhone now! Patch fixes major security issue - KomandoKomando
It's time to update your Apple device ASAP with iOS 14.4.1 to patch a critical flaw that was just discovered.
New BMW M3 2021 in-depth review – 0-60 test, lap time & FULL driving impressions | What Car? - What Car?Google News
The Last of Us 2 co-director talks about the dev team's true final boss: doors - GamesradarGamesRadar+
Why doors, just doors, "took the longest to get right"
Microsoft is ending support for the old non-Chromium Edge - The VergeThe Verge
Microsoft is ending support for its Legacy Edge browser, which originally debuted as the default browser for Windows 10. Users who have it installed will have it automatically replaced by a Windows 10 update in April
Nissan Z Proto Shows Up In Project Cars 3 With 445 Horsepower - Motor1Motor1
Project Cars 3 recently added a downloadable car pack that includes the Nissan Z Proto, showing up with 445 horsepower.
Nothing Teases Concept Design for Barely-There Wireless Earbuds - HYPEBEASTHYPEBEAST
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei says the minimalist design takes inspiration from a grandmother's tobacco pipe.
More Bethesda games like The Evil Within are coming to Xbox Game Pass - Windows CentralWindows Central
Microsoft has acquired ZeniMax Media, making Bethesda part of Xbox. Several Bethesda games are being added to Xbox Game Pass soon and one of them appears to be Tango Gameworks' The Evil Within.