Technology news 18 Feb, 2021
VAIO Z is a pricey laptop with a '3D molded' carbon fiber body - EngadgetEngadget
The new VAIO Z is allegedly the world's first laptop to sport a "3D molded full carbon fiber body," as in each carbon fiber piece is contoured around all sides on the lid, the palm rest and the base assembly. The result is a stronger structure while keeping t…
The December 2020 update has done weird things to the Pixel 3a’s screen corners - 9to5Google9to5google.com
For those of you with the Pixel 3a, it looks like the December 2020 update may have done some weird things to the corners of your screen.
Huawei Mate X2 teaser hints at new folding screen design - The VergeThe Verge
Huawei has posted a new teaser image of its upcoming folding phone, hinting at a new design. The Mate X2 is set to be announced on February 22nd.
Introducing Knockout City, A New Dodgeball Game From The Developer Of Mario Kart Live - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
Launching on Switch this May
Samsung One UI 3.1 update brings select powerful features from the Galaxy S21 to the Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note20 and Galaxy Z series - Samsung US Newsroom - Samsung Newsroom USSamsung.com
New features and camera capabilities available to more Galaxy users as Samsung starts its One UI 3.1 update Today, Samsung Electronics announced the latest One UI 3.1 update is coming to the Galaxy S20 series (Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra, Ga…
Rumour: Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker And Twilight Princess Are Coming To Switch This Year - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
Game journalist says it's "100%" happening
Kyo Kusanagi's gameplay trailer revealed for King of Fighters 15 - EventHubsEventHubs
As has been the case for several Wednesdays now, a new gameplay trailer has been released for King of Fighters 15. This time, we get to closer look at how Kyo Kusanagi will look and play in SNK's upcoming ...
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition – Reveal Trailer – Nintendo Switch - NintendoGoogle News
Did Google Kill Stadia Studios Because of Microsoft/Bethesda Deal? - IGN Daily Fix - IGNGoogle News
Square Enix Is Releasing A Legend Of Mana Remaster On Switch This June - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
Seek out the mystical Mana Tree, again
Google’s Nearby Share now lets you share Android apps with friends - XDA DevelopersXDA Developers
Google's Nearby Share feature has been update to allow Android users to easily share apps and games with friends and family.
Xbox cult classic Stubbs the Zombie is getting remastered for modern consoles - The VergeThe Verge
Cult classic Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse is getting a remaster for modern consoles and will launch on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One on March 16th. The game will also be backwards compatible on PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.
Hurry! The price of an Apple MacBook Pro has never been this low at Amazon - Yahoo EntertainmentYahoo Entertainment
Ready to give your old laptop the boot? Score Apple's newest fully loaded MacBook Pro for a steal.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Official DLC Expansion Pass Trailer | Nintendo Direct - IGNGoogle News
Animal Crossing: New Horizons adds Mario-themed items this month - The VergeThe Verge
In celebration of Mario’s 35th anniversary, Nintendo is adding Mario-themed items to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The free update will be available on February 25th, the developer announced today.
'Xenoblade Chronicles 2' is coming to 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' - EngadgetEngadget
Pyra is the 79th fighter to join the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
First Malware Running Natively on M1 Chip Discovered - MacRumorsMacRumors
Malware specifically tailored to run on Apple's M1 chip has been discovered, indicating that malware authors have begun adapting malicious...
Zelda: Skyward Sword is coming to Switch with 60fps graphics and new controls - Video Games ChronicleVideo Games Chronicle
Nintendo reveals anniversary remaster during latest Direct live stream…
No More Heroes III Launches On August 27 - KotakuKotaku
No More Heroes III is coming to Switch on August 27, according to today’s Nintendo Direct presentation.
RetroN Sq is a cube-shaped console for playing Game Boy titles on your TV - Circuit BreakerThe Verge
The RetroN Sq is Hyperkin’s new console that allows you to play your Game Boy, GBC, and GBA cartridges on your TV. The console will launch on March 25th for $75 and preorders are now available on Hyperkin’s website.
Valheim patch fixes missing tombstone issue - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
Less insult to injury for your vikings
Google Fi offers Motorola One 5G Ace, Moto G Power, and Moto G Play - The VergeThe Verge
Google Fi is adding three new Motorola phones to its offerings: the One 5G Ace, Moto G Power, and Moto G Play. Each offers a 5,000mAh battery and is available directly through the MVNO.
Steam developer gets banned for “Very Positive” review trickery - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Steam UI made it hard to tell if "Very Positive" games had "Very Positive" reviews.
Microsoft starts removing Flash from Windows devices via new KB4577586 update - ZDNetZDNet
Windows 10 users are reporting seeing a new update this week that permanently removes Flash from their systems.
The Only Remaining Twin-Supercharged Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Is for Sale - RoadandTrack.comRoadandTrack.com
The only other example of this twin-supercharged Cobra was destroyed when it was driven off a cliff into the Pacific Ocean, killing its owner.
New Valorant Escalation Game Mode And Patch 2.03 Now Live - GameSpotGameSpot
Valorant gets a brand-new mode, tons of balance changes, and more in the game's latest Patch 2.03 update.
Cause of PS5 Controller's Joystick Drift Revealed by iFixit - GizmodoGizmodo.com
Sony is facing a class action lawsuit over the issue.
Hundreds of Microsoft Team users reporting technical difficulties | TheHill - The HillThe Hill
Hundreds of Microsoft Team users are reporting technical difficul...
Nomad’s rugged leather iPhone 12 cases now come with MagSafe - The VergeThe Verge
Nomad has finally updated its Rugged Leather cases with support for Apple’s MagSafe wireless chargers, offering a more durable case option while highlighting the slugging pace of MagSafe accessories hitting the market.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 gets unboxed…by Samsung [VIDEO] - Chrome UnboxedChrome Unboxed
In general, I really feel like an unboxing done by the company that designed, built and markets a particular device is a bit on the strange side, but can still be useful. This is absolutely the case with the latest video published by Samsung for the upcoming …
Google to roll out slate of over 50 updates for Classroom, Meet and other online education tools - TechCrunchTechCrunch
Google today introduced a suite of updates for its online education tools whose adoption and further development have been accelerated by the pandemic, including Google Classroom, Google Meet and the next generation of G Suite for Education, now rebranded as …
Chrome OS is getting a built-in screen recorder - EngadgetEngadget
In addition to promising 40 new Chrome devices, the company is also bringing accessibility improvements and a built-in screen recorder to the OS.
New emoji in iOS 14.5: Vaccine-ready syringe, AirPods Max and gender inclusivity - CNETCNET
There are also more skin tone variations for emoji including couples kissing.
IDC: Chromebooks Outsold Macs for the First Time in 2020 - MacRumorsMacRumors
New data shows that Chromebook laptops outsold Mac computers for the first time over the course of a full year in 2020, a year largely driven by...
Google Maps will now let you pay for parking and transit without leaving the app - CNNCNN
Google Maps can already tell you which train to take or map out an optimal driving route. Now, it's simplifying travel even more by letting users pay for parking or public transportation right from their phones.
Baldur's Gate 3 Patch 4 will add Druids and their eight animal forms - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
The first new class comes stacked with skills
Mobile World Congress will proceed without vaccination requirements - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
"It would be great if the world was vaccinated, but we can’t rely on that."
MSI B560 & H510 Budget Motherboard Prices Detailed – Under $200 US, Up To DDR4-5200 OC Memory Support & Unlocked Power Limits - WccftechWccftech
In its latest Insider show, MSI talked about its upcoming Z590, B560, & H510 motherboards which will feature support for both Intel 11th Gen & 10th Gen CPUs. MSI also demonstrated some brand new features that their B560 motherboards will offer while l…
Fortnite fight expands as Epic claims Apple broke EU competition law - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
In the US, Epic is taking Apple to court; in the EU, it's heading to regulators.
Xbox backward compatibility will make frame rate higher for some games - PolygonPolygon
Microsoft is adding a new feature to the Xbox Series X and Series S called FPS Boost that will make certain backward compatible games run at much higher frame rates
'No Man's Sky' update lets players adopt aliens as pets - EngadgetEngadget
You can ride giant creatures and companions can help you while you're exploring.
New Wyze Bulb Color is an Assistant-compatible RGB smart light at a rock-bottom price - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Wyze has opened pre-orders for its new Wyze Bulb Color. $35 (plus $8 for shipping) gets you four RGB-equipped, Assistant-compatible, 1,100-lumen color
The 5 best free password manager alternatives for LastPass on Android - Android PoliceAndroid Police
LastPass used to be one of the password managers to recommend thanks to its generous free offer — you could store as many passwords on as many
20 Android Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most From Your Phone - PCMagPCMag.com
Google’s Android mobile operating system seems simple on the surface, but dig deeper and you find many ways to hack it for convenience and customization. Check out our best Android tips and tricks to find out how.
How to live your best #VanLife: Tips for handling budget, upgrades and bathrooms on the road - USA TODAYUSA Today
#VanLife, which has taken off during the pandemic, is often associated with a carefree spirit, but it takes strategic thinking to avoid trouble.
DJI's Upcoming FPV Drone Leaked in Full Unboxing Video - PetaPixelPetaPixel
DJI's forthcoming first-person-view racing drone has been leaked in a 10-minute unboxing video.
After another delay, Amazon's 'New World' MMO is coming out on August 31st - EngadgetEngadget
After yet another delay, Amazon plans to release its upcoming 'New World' MMO on August 31st, 2021.
Bugatti Just Unveiled the First Prototype of the $9.6 Million, 1600 HP Centodieci - Robb ReportRobb Report
The final 10 hypercars are expected to roll out next year.
Listen up! Presidents' Day deals on headphones are still happening — and prices start at just $10 - Yahoo EntertainmentYahoo Entertainment
Sony, Beats, Apple, Razer — all massively reduced.
Microsoft Flight Simulator updates the United Kingdom and Ireland today - PolygonPolygon
Microsoft Flight Simulator’s next bit of free content is ready now. World Update 3 adds detail to the United Kingdom and Ireland, including Scotland and Wales.
Watch The Volvo P1800 Cyan Have Fun In The Snow - Motor1Motor1
The Volvo P1800 Cyan is an analog performance car in a digital world, and it looks amazing on the move.