Technology news 12 Feb, 2021
A Day-One Update For Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Is Now Live (Version 1.1.0) - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Huge February Update Spotted on PlayStation Database, Should Be Out Very Soon - Push SquarePush Square
Those rivers aren't gonna raid themselves
Video: 11 Great 3DS Games Overshadowed By The Nintendo Switch - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
Now might be the time to check them out
Kingdom Hearts makes its PC debut on March 30th via the Epic Games Store - EngadgetEngadget
The Kingdom Hearts series will make its PC debut on March 30th.
Stardew Valley’s big local co-op update has come to consoles - The VergeThe Verge
Stardew Valley’s 1.5 update is now available on Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch, after being released for PC in December. It contains a new split-screen co-op mode, as well as a new location and more.
Microsoft Teams experiencing outage, particularly on West Coast - CNETCNET
Users in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles report issues with the videoconferencing app.
VLC is getting a new UI this year and possibly a new web version - XDA DevelopersXDA Developers
VLC developer and VideoLAN foundation President Jean-Baptiste Kempf revealed the media player will be updated with new UI this year.
Intel's Anti-Mac Ad Campaign Highlights M1 Shortcomings - MacRumorsMacRumors
With the launch of the M1 Macs last November, Apple officially began its transition away from Intel's chips, and it's clear from Intel's...
Bungie Says It's Done Expanding The Cosmodrome In Destiny 2 - GameSpotGameSpot
Players are a bit miffed the legacy location won't be returned completely in Destiny 2.
Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Ultra breaks cover with a 120X zoom camera and tiny secondary screen - XDA DevelopersXDA Developers
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has just leaked in full, revealing a triple camera setup with 120X zoom and a tiny secondary screen on the back.
Alexa can now greet people from your Ring Doorbell Pro - The VergeThe Verge
Amazon’s Ring Video Doorbell Pro can now have the Alexa assistant answer your door for you, if you pay for the Ring Protect subscription. You can also now have your doorbell play a canned greeting or message.
Tron invades Fortnite with Light Cycles and new skins - The VergeThe Verge
Epic has revealed the latest crossover for its battle royale hit, which brings the retrofuturistic world of Tron into the game. This season of Fortnite has been particularly busy when it comes to licensed crossovers.
Steam’s Lunar New Year sale is live with discounts on ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ and more - EngadgetEngadget
Steam’s Lunar New Year sale is here with discounts on countless games.
Amazon just slashed up to 80 percent off tons of Kindles, Echo devices and more for Presidents' Day! - Yahoo EntertainmentYahoo Entertainment
Score everything from Fire TVs to home security cameras at a massive discount.
You Hurt the PS5 Scalpers' Feelings - GizmodoGizmodo.com
Apparently some PlayStation 5 scalpers aren’t happy with their public image, Forbes reports. The press has treated them unfairly and misrepresented them, they claim. I’m not sure what rock these scalpers have been living under, but news flash: People hate sca…
Matrix-like wearable device turns the body into a BATTERY - Daily MailDaily Mail
It may sound like something out of 'The Matrix' but this device uses body heat to generate power. It sits on the skin like a ring on a finger and produces one volt per square centimeter of skin.
Roblox says revenue was higher than previously reported and pushes direct listing to March - CNBCCNBC
Roblox said in an updated prospectus that revenue for the first three quarters of 2021 reached $613.9 million, up from $588.7 million as reported earlier.
LG’s new Gram laptops are available for purchase - The VergeThe Verge
Three of LG’s new Gram laptops are now available for purchase starting at $999. Two convertible models are coming in mid-March, starting at $1,499.
Apple TV+ acquires a “sci-fi courtroom drama” about a murderous robot doll - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Sci-fi is looking like a cornerstone of Apple TV+'s slowly growing library.
Oyster Bay mansion of Bee Gees star Robin Gibb asks $12.9M - New York PostNew York Post
It’s free to whistle the disco melody of any Bee Gees track — but when it comes to buying the home of a former group member, it costs lots more than just a song. On Long Island, a seven-bedro…
505 Games to publish Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes - GematsuGematsu
505 Games will publish Rabbit & Bear Studios-developed Suikoden spiritual successor Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, the company announced. The Kickstarter-funded RPG is planned for release on…
Canon's photo culling app uses AI to help you pick your best shots - EngadgetEngadget
Canon has introduced an app that uses a computer vision algorithm to assist you with choosing the best image in a series of either unrelated or similar photos.
Pokémon GO Kanto Celebration Event: How to get all Gen 1 Exclusive Community Day moves | Pokémon GO Hub - Pokemon GO HubPokemon GO Hub
Kanto Celebration Event takes place from February 21 – 27 2021, as a follow-up celebration to the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto Event. During the event, Trainers will be able to raid Kanto region legendary Pokémon and obtain Gen 1 Pokémon that know exclusive attacks…
Overwatch Feb 11 update buffs Orisa & Winston, nerfs Reaper: patch notes - DexertoDexerto
The February 11 Overwatch patch is brining much needed help to Orisa while testing some buffs/nerfs to Winston and Reaper.
Developer exposes multiple scam apps on the App Store, some bringing in millions of dollars in revenue - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
Over the last several weeks, developer Kosta Eleftheriou has been highlighting many apparent scam applications on the App Store. The formula for each scam application is virtually identical, and it centers on fake reviews and ratings paired with a deceptive w…
CD Projekt Red hackers reportedly sold the 'Cyberpunk 2077' source code - EngadgetEngadget
The alleged attackers have shut down an auction they were running for the stolen data.
Google Photos gets new video editor; Pixel-exclusive photo edits get paywalled - Android AuthorityAndroid Authority
If you don't own a Pixel, you can get the new photo editing tools, but only if you pay for Google One.
‘Exploding Kittens’ creator launches new iOS game combining Scrabble and Clash Royale - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
Matthew Inman – the developer behind the hit game “Exploding Kittens” – has launched an all-new free game today that’s a mix between Scrabble and Clash Royale. “Kitty Letter” looks like a super fun new twist on the genre of word games, check out all the detai…
Oddworld: Soulstorm - Epic Games Store Spring Showcase trailer - GematsuGematsu
Oddworld Inhabitants debuted a new trailer for Oddworld: Soulstorm during the Epic Games Store Spring Showcase. Here is an overview of the game, via Oddworld Inhabitants: About Oddworld: Soulstorm is…
Apple’s AirPods Pro fall to $180 at Amazon - EngadgetEngadget
Apple’s AirPods Pro have been discounted by various amounts ever since the end of last year. Amazon has the AirPods Pro for $180, which is $70 off their normal price and only $10 more than they were on Black Friday a couple of months back.
The Hollywood Tech Tricks Getting Film Crews Back On Set - WIREDWired
Filmmakers really can’t WFH during a pandemic. These innovations help them shoot from a safe distance.
The Microsoft Surface Duo gets a massive price cut as it prepares for its European launch - XDA DevelopersXDA Developers
The Microsoft Surface Duo is set to release in Europe soon, and retailers are celebrating by knocking $400 off the US MSRP.
Call of Duty: Warzone Player Discovers Never-Before-Seen OP Gun - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
A Call of Duty: Warzone player has discovered an unreleased and OP pistol, dubbed the Sykov, that hasn't been released yet in the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC game. At the moment of publishing, it's unclear if this a new Season 2 w…
Controversial war game 'Six Days in Fallujah' questionably revived 12 years later - EngadgetEngadget
Former Destiny and Halo developers are working on the first-person shooter.
Galaxy S21 February security patch is reportedly causing battery life issues - SamMobileSamMobile
A fair number of Galaxy S21 owners are complaining about poor battery life on Reddit and a few other forums, ...
Review: The Genesis GV80 Vs. Bentley Bentayga V8 - JalopnikJalopnik
I am not a fancy mom, or any kind of mom, really. I more self-identify as a childless dirtbag blogger, even more so these days thanks to my lax COVID-19 lockdowns dress code. But over the summer and fall I got to drive two of the fanciest of SUVs on the marke…
Lance Reddick Is Now Voice Acting Destiny Memes - KotakuKotaku
Lance Reddick is a famous actor, with major roles in The Wire and John Wick, among other things. He’s also the voice of Destiny’s Commander Zavala, and apparently not above granting fan requests to voice act the memes they send him.
Scientists teach pigs how to use joystick, play video game - CNETCNET
Hamlet, Omelette, Ebony and Ivory aren't rescuing Princess Peach just yet, but they did show a remarkable ability to learn and operate a game.
Nintendo’s New ‘Switch Concierge’ Service Will Give You Game Recs - KotakuKotaku
Nintendo has launched Nintendo Switch Concierge, a program designed to familiarize those who “recently purchased a Nintendo Switch system” with the console.
Rare Nasa photos reveal Amazon 'gold rivers' - Yahoo NewsYahoo Entertainment
The satellite images reveal miles of unregistered gold mining in Peru's Amazon rainforest, Nasa says.
Android Auto is now rolling out wallpaper support [Gallery] - 9to5Google9to5google.com
Google has finally added wallpapers to Android Auto that you can set directly from the car's display, you just can't set a custom one.
Steve Aoki teamed up with Capcom on a Street Fighter arcade cabinet and clothing line - The VergeThe Verge
DJ Steve Aoki and his Dim Mak record label and fashion brand have teamed up with Capcom on some cool Street Fighter-themed items: a limited-edition countertop arcade cabinet, a clothing line, and even a remix of Ryu’s theme song.
Apple's Replacing Old MacBook Pro Batteries for Free. Here's How to Check If Yours Is Included - gearpatrol.comGear Patrol
If you have a MacBook Pro from 2016 or 2017 and it won't charge past one percent, Apple could give you a replacement battery for free.
PS5 exclusive Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will launch on June 11th - The VergeThe Verge
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will launch on June 11th exclusively for PS5, Sony announced in a blog post. The game serves as a sequel to 2016 reboot Ratchet & Clank, which released on the PS4.
Epic unveils MetaHuman Creator that designs 'digital humans' who move and speak like a living person - Daily MailDaily Mail
Epic Games shared a sneak peek of its MetaHuman Creator that lets users design 'digital humans using its library of presets including 30 hairstyles and 18 different body types.
Xbox Series X Restock Updates for Newegg, Walmart, Best Buy and More - NewsweekNewsweek
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles continue to quickly sell out each time they are released.
Clubhouse May Be Social Media's Future. What's All The Hype About? - NPRNPR
The invite-only app lets you eavesdrop on chats between celebrities, journalists and tech savants. Oprah, Elon Musk and White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain have all joined.
Motorola officially unveils the affordable Moto E6i - PhoneArenaPhoneArena
The Moto E6i is a basic Android phone that costs around $200. At launch, customers can pick this one up in either Titanium Gray or Pink.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 is on its way to dealers now - CNETCNET
And the 2021 Mustang lineup as a whole is here with a handful of changes.
Buy AMD as It Can Crush Intel Again in 2021 - Motley FoolMotley Fool
The chipmaker lost market share to its bigger rival last quarter, but that shouldn't be a cause for concern.
Apple (AAPL) App Store Targeted by North Dakota Lawmakers - InvestopediaInvestopedia
Anticompetitive practices by the Apple (AAPL) App Store would be banned in North Dakota by pending legislation that may have national implications.
GeForce Now finally has a proper list of supported games - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
Cyberpunk 2077, Control and Watch Dogs Legion also join the cloud gaming service today
The Call of Duty League will look very different in its second season - The VergeThe Verge
CDL commissioner Johanna Faries talks about some of the biggest changes for the 2021 Call of Duty League season, which begins on February 11th.
Google Search Dark Mode Makes Ads Harder To Distinguish From Organic Listings - Search Engine RoundtableSeroundtable.com
As we reported this morning, more searchers are seeing dark mode in Google Search with a toggle to turn off dark themes in Google Search. And while more are seeing dark mode in Google Search, what is
How to set up a Valheim dedicated server - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
How to easily set up your own dedicated Valheim server
Nearly all of Apple’s official iPhone 11/Pro/Max cases are on sale from $16 - 9to5Toys9to5Toys
Amazon is currently discounting a number of official iPhone 11/Pro/Max cases starting at $16. You’ll enjoy free shipping across the board as a Prime member or in orders over $25. Headlining the collection is the Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max Leather Folio for $90.9…
Galaxy S21 Ultra vs. Note 20 Ultra: Which Samsung phone is the better buy? - CNETCNET
The choice is not as simple as looking at price alone.
PSA: Slack for Android may have exposed your password - 9to5Google9to5google.com
Due to a mistake, Slack for Android may have briefly logged your passwords as plain text, meaning you should probably change your password.
Rocket League introduces a Ford F-150 - Boing BoingBoing Boing
Rocket League, a fun game of soccer with automobiles, has introduced America’s favorite truck: the Ford F-150. The F-150 has been atop the best selling truck list for over 40 years. I am not …
BlizzConline to host Diablo one-shot run by Critical Role’s Matthew Mercer - PolygonPolygon
Some of the biggest members in the Actual Play tabletop community will be appearing at BlizzConline to play a Diablo-themed oneshot, run by Matthew Mercer. These players have a history of working with Blizzard, playing characters like Jesse McCree, Jaina Prou…
Android 12: Release date, previews, betas, and everything you need to know - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Android 12's first preview releases are probably just around the corner. If you're hoping to check it out early and this is your first time, we've put
Pokémon cards are selling so well the Pokémon Company is rushing to print more - The VergeThe Verge
After experiencing high demand and limited supply at retailers, The Pokémon Company has announced that it plans to reprint Pokémon cards with more stock expected to be coming soon.
Mount Sinai: Apple Watches spot heart rate variability changes prior to COVID-19 diagnosis - Mobihealth NewsMobiHealthNews
New research suggests that the wearable could help identify COVID-19 cases up to seven days before a positive diagnostic test.
Apple Maps Will Soon Get Waze's Best Features - GizmodoGizmodo.com
You'll be able to use Siri to report speed traps.
iPhone 12 mini sales reportedly well below expectations - XDA DevelopersXDA Developers
The iPhone 12 mini is reportedly selling below Apple's expectations, with a possibility production of the device could be stopped completely.
This hidden Xbox Series X|S controller feature will save you from device syncing headaches - VG247VG247
Easily switch between your console and PC or mobile devices with this trick.The new Xbox Series X/S controller can easily switch between the different devices…