Technology news 27 Feb, 2021
10 Tips and Tricks for Getting Started in Outbreak Mode - Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Wiki Guide - IGNIGN
This page is part of IGN's Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Wiki guide and details everything you need to know about getting started in the all-new
A PlayStation Network outage is affecting certain games - EngadgetEngadget
Sony says PS3, PS4 and PS5 owners may have trouble launching certain games or playing online right now.
Pokémon Platinum Content Spotted In Diamond And Pearl Remake Trailer - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
"Guess who's there"
PS Plus Gives FF7 Remake Away For Free... With a Catch - IGN Daily Fix - IGNYouTube
Happy Friday! Today on the Daily Fix, the PlayStation Plus games of the month for March have been revealed. Sony fans will be treated to Final Fantasy 7 rema...
Best Buy restocks PS5, Xbox but are sold out within minutes - Fox BusinessFox Business
The coronavirus pandemic spurred a boom in gaming, but now there is a huge shortage in Microsoft's new Xbox and Sony's PS5, which both debuted last November.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is a shadow of its former self after 18 months of crypto mining - Notebookcheck.netNotebookcheck.net
A new video has demonstrated the effects of prolonged crypto mining on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Seemingly, stressing the Turing card for so long in this way causes noticeable in-game performance drops, including to average FPS, 1% lows and GPU clock sp…
Frogwares claims version of The Sinking City on Steam isn’t theirs - PolygonPolygon
Frogwares, the developer behind the game The Sinking City and their publisher Nacon, have been ensnared in an ongoing dispute over the game. Today, Frogwares claimed that the PC version on sale on Steam isn’t theirs.
Daily Crunch: Facebook launches rap app - TechCrunchTechCrunch
Facebook unveils another experimental app, Atlassian acquires a data visualization startup and Newsela becomes a unicorn. This is your Daily Crunch for February 26, 2021. The big story: Facebook launches rap app The new BARS app was created by NPE Team (Faceb…
Facebook is considering adding facial-recognition to smart glasses but wants to solve privacy issues - Daily MailDaily Mail
At a recent meeting, Facebook Reality Labs director Andrew Bosworth said the company would look at facial recognition's legal and privacy issues before adding it to its upcoming smart glasses.
Persona 5 Strikers is a perfect excuse to reunite with the Phantom Thieves - The VergeThe Verge
Persona 5 Strikers is a direct sequel to Persona 5, set months after the Phantom Thieves hung up their masks. The gang reunites for a long-overdue vacation, only to have it interrupted. Omega Force’s take follows in the footsteps of titles like Hyrule Warrior…
This Gigantic 165-Inch MicroLED TV Folds Into Nothing When the Game Is Over - Robb ReportRobb Report
It's as fun to watch it unfold as it is to actually watch your program on it.
Terraria dev says Stadia launch will now proceed after resolving spat with Google - Eurogamer.netEurogamer.net
Man finds exact location of infamous Windows XP background - New York PostNew York Post
The iconic Windows XP default desktop wallpaper of a sloped green hill beneath a bright blue sky is one of the most viewed photos in the world, but surprisingly difficult to locate in reality.
Stanford: 'Zoom fatigue' is real and now we know what causes it - CNETCNET
It's not your imagination -- all those hours of video calls take a toll on your body and brain that regular office work doesn't. Now scientists say they know why.
Google to change research process after uproar over scientists' firing - The GuardianThe Guardian
Exits of Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell sparked backlash from inside and outside the company
Oculus Quest Pro? Facebook's Bosworth Winks At The Potential - UploadVRUploadVR
Facebook's Bosworth winked at the camera in his latest Instagram AMA in response to a question about a higher end model of Oculus Quest.
State Of Decay 2 Remembers Punching Nazis Is Good, Actually - KotakuKotaku
I think most of us can agree that punching Nazis is a good thing. Heck, a bunch of great video games are founded on that very premise. That’s why it was weird when a State of Decay 2 player discovered that the game gives characters a negative effect for havin…
Amazon is putting cameras in its delivery vans and some drivers aren't happy - CNNCNN
For Kamille Elizabeth, delivering Amazon packages in Wilmington, Delaware feels carefree and comfortable. She has deliveries to make and rules to follow, but says she enjoys being on the road by herself with what she calls a "limited freedom."
The Framework Laptop is the latest attempt at a true modular laptop - TechSpotTechSpot
One of the major complaints about laptops introduced in the last few years has been that manufacturers are almost always prioritizing thin and light designs over upgradeability...
Halo Infinite developers call it a "spiritual reboot" with familiar visuals - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
You're going to have to trust them on the grappleshot though
Minnesota introduces new App Store reform legislation following failed bill in North Dakota - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
After a failed bill was proposed in North Dakota earlier this month that would have forced Apple to allow developers to sideload apps and use alternate in-app payments, a similar bill has been officially introduced in Minnesota. Arizona just this week introdu…
New MacBook Pros: The most exciting rumors - CNETYouTube
Reports are coming in left and right about Apple's newest Pro laptops. We could be looking at an iPhone-like design, the return of MagSafe and potentially th...
How to Enable Zoom's New Live Transcriptions - LifehackerLifehacker.com
Zoom is bringing its Live Transcription feature to free users. Paid users have had access to the service for a while, but free users will soon also have the option to add automated, AI-powered closed-captioning to their meetings.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 adds a handful of new features w/ One UI 3.1 - 9to5Google9to5google.com
Samsung is adding a handful of new features to its Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable with the One UI 3.1 update including better multitasking.
Bill Gates explains why he still prefers Android over iPhone during interview on Clubhouse - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
During a recent interview on the invite-only audio conversation app Clubhouse, Bill Gates revealed why he still prefers to use an Android phone over the iPhone. What it boils down to, Gates explained, is that Android manufacturers are “more flexible” with sof…
Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Feb. 26 - March 2 - PolygonPolygon
Where is Xur this week? Head to Nessus for some Exotic items from your favorite merchant. This week’s Xur inventory includes Monte Carlo, Fr0st-EE5, Antaeus Wards, and Vesper of Radius.
DEAHTLOOP Explained - Official Exclusive Game Trailer | IGN Fan Fest 2021 - IGNYouTube
From the acclaimed developers of Dishonored get an inside look at DEATHLOOP, a new timeloop shooter from Arkane. You'll wake up on the mysterious island of B...
Star Wars: Republic Commando - Official Exclusive Gameplay Trailer | IGN Fan Fest 2021 - IGNYouTube
IGN Fan Fest exclusively debuted another look at Clone Wars gameplay from the return of one of the most beloved Star Wars video games, Republic Commando, as ...
Ripley and the Xenomorph from Alien are the latest additions to 'Fortnite' - EngadgetEngadget
The retro crossovers continue for Fortnite.
CDC scientist says the U.S. is 'nowhere close' to herd immunity - CNBCCNBC
The presence of more transmissible coronavirus variants requires a higher proportion of the population to be immune to achieve the benchmark.
Watch: Pokemon Presents livestream reveals Diamond and Pearl remakes, Legends: Arceus - CNETCNET
The Pokemon reveals happened on the eve of the franchise's 25th anniversary.
Woman buys iPhone 12 Pro Max, receives apple-flavored yogurt instead - AppleInsiderAppleInsider
A woman in China was disappointed when she opened a package to find that her new iPhone 12 Pro Max had been swapped with an apple-flavored yogurt drink.
Take a look back at Engadget's favorite Nintendo 3DS games - EngadgetEngadget
On the Nintendo 3DS's tenth birthday, Engadget editors look back on their favorite games for the handheld system.
LastPass in privacy hot seat over web trackers - CNETCNET
A security researcher recommends dropping LastPass after a privacy advocacy app discovered seven web trackers in the password manager.
Jen Psaki schools Meghan McCain on 'The View' - Boing BoingBoing Boing
The Biden Administration is working to clean up the messes the Trump Administration exacerbated at our border. It is a pleasure to have a White House Press Secretary who actually answers questions,…
Pokemon Snap Latest Gameplay Reveal Trailer - GameSpotYouTube
Check out the gameplay footage that was shown during the Pokemon Presents presentation for Pokemon Snap coming in April. This footage takes place in the Lent...
Playstation, Xbox & Nintendo Controller Showdown - TheGamerYouTube
Subscribe: https://bit.ly/Sub_to_TheGamerWhen gamers compare the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller, the Xbox Series X controller and the Nintendo Switch P...
Stonefly - Official Announcement Trailer - IGNYouTube
Creature in the Well developer Flight School Studio has announced its new game Stonefly, a chill and tranquil action adventure game slated to release in Sum...
‘Deep Nostalgia’ Can Turn Old Photos of Your Relatives Into Moving Videos - GizmodoGizmodo.com
It’s hard to feel connected to someone who’s gone through a static photo. So a company called MyHeritage who provides automatic AI-powered photo enhancements is now offering a new service that can animate people in old photos creating a short video that looks…
Apple now shows device repairability scores in France - EngadgetEngadget
Apple has started displaying device repairability scores on its online store in France to comply with a local anti-waste law aimed at reducing e-waste.
Pokemon celebrates 25th anniversary as rare cards fetch six figures amid pandemic - South China Morning PostYouTube
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtubePokemon is celebrating its 25th anniversary on February 27, 2021. Debuting as ...
Monster Hunter Rise was made for the Switch, and it’s coming to PC, too - The VergeThe Verge
An interview with Capcom’s Ryōzō Tsujimoto and Yasunori Ichinose on how Monster Hunter Rise marks a return to portable platforms for the series.
Xbox Live back online after major outage - CNETCNET
It's not just you -- Xbox Live players worldwide reported troubles logging in.
Triple H calls out Elon Musk - Wrestling NewsWrestling News
Triple H made an appearance on The Good Time Show and during it, he issued a challenge to Elon Musk. Musk, the head of Tesla and SpaceX, apparently disrespected the business of pro wrestling, which led to a response by “The Game.” Triple H wants Musk to get a…
30 Years of Browsers: A Quick History - PCMagPCMag.com
Thirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee released the WorldWideWeb browser, unleashing the power of the internet and creating a race among the day's tech giants to dominate how people accessed the web.
Animatronic murder-fest Five Nights At Freddy's: Security Breach launches this year - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
The new bots look cool but man, I do not want to meet them
Kung Fu Action Game Sifu Launches on PC and Playstation Consoles This Year - WccftechWccftech
Sifu, a new Kung Fu action game developed by Slocap, the team behind Absolver, is releasing later this year on PC and consoles. Revealed during the latest State of Play with a trailer, Sifu will feature intense Kung Fu combat and a gripping storyline where a …
Breathtaking Pic From Hawaii Shows Not One, But Two Rare Sky Phenomena - ScienceAlertBusiness Insider
An observatory in Mauna Kea photographed a "red sprite" and "blue jet" during a storm. These lightning phenomena are tricky to catch on camera.
Chicago lawmaker proposes banning Grand Theft Auto amid carjacking spike - New York PostNew York Post
An Illinois state lawmaker has introduced a bill to ban Grand Theft Auto and other violent video games amid a spike in carjackings in Chicago, a report said. Democratic Rep. Marcus Evans Jr., who r…
'Animal Crossing: New Leaf' Sanrio collab brings Hello Kitty items to your town - EngadgetEngadget
Nintendo shows off its Sanrio-Animal Crossing collaboration items.
Sleep tracking apps on Android will soon use less power and have fewer random issues - Android PoliceAndroid Police
Android apps that have to run in the background like sleep-trackers have had a rough time. They suffer inconsistent and unreliable background app
Kena: Bridge of Spirits gets August release date, new trailer - PolygonPolygon
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a new PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 game from Ember Lab. Sony and Ember Lab revealed a new trailer for Kena during the February State of Play, and revealed the game’s release date, Aug. 24.
Knockout City’s beta on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo is April 2 - PolygonPolygon
Console players may sign up now to participate in the first console beta for Knockout City, the ‘Dodgebrawl’ multiplayer game coming in May from Velan Studios and Electronic Arts.
PlayStation State of Play: How to watch, what to expect, start times - CNETCNET
State of Play is airing on Thursday.
Valve has to provide some Steam sales data to Apple, judge says - Ars TechnicaArs Technica
Order now covers only 436 Steam games, not the 30,000 Apple sought.
Sony Japan Studio Winding Down Internal Development Efforts, Says New Report - Push SquarePush Square
Team ASOBI to build on the popularity of Astro's Playroom
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin delays New Glenn debut to late 2022 - The VergeThe Verge
The space company announced it pushed the first launch of New Glenn from 2021 to late 2022, in part due to its loss on a major Pentagon award program.
Newegg Shuffle targets bots and scalpers buying PS5, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, other hot tech items - USA TODAYUSA Today
The online electronics retailer announced NewEgg Shuffle, where consumers interested in hot tech devices are chosen at random to make a purchase.
Deep Nostalgia uses video reenactment technology to animate faces in still photos - USA TODAYUSA Today
The genealogy platform MyHeritage released a feature that animates faces in still photos using video reenactment technology.
Apple Car news keeps coming – here's what's been reported so far - CNBCCNBC
Apple is one of the most valuable companies in the world, and it could become massively more valuable if it can make a splash in cars.
Hot Wheels Unleashed release date set for September on consoles and PC - PolygonPolygon
Hot Wheels Unleashed, an arcade racer featuring a track editor and local split-screen multiplayer, will launch Sept. 30 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X. Milestone, the makers of the Monster Energy Super…