Technology news 28 Feb, 2021
Video: 14 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In March - Nintendo LifeNintendo Life
An action-packed month
PlayStation and Xbox Fans Upset Following Cancellation of PS4 and Xbox One Game - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
PlayStation fans are upset after yet another PS4 game has been randomly canceled ahead of release, though this time it's in favor of releasing the game on PS5. Since late last year, several PS4 games have been cancelled, and now the first noteoworthy cancella…
1995 Mustang Boosted with Not One, Not Two, but EIGHT Turbos - The DriveThe Drive
Go big or go home.
'Shop Contest: The Legend Of Zelda 35th Anniversary, Winners! - KotakuKotaku
Last week marked the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda franchise. To celebrate the iconic series, I asked you all to create Zelda-themed images. You didn’t disappoint.
New Nintendo Rumor Sheds Light on "Super Nintendo Switch" - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
A new rumor has reportedly shed light on the Super Nintendo Switch or, as it's sometimes called, the Nintendo Switch Pro. While there have been rumors and leaks pointing to the existence of a new and more powerful Nintendo Switch for well over a year, so far,…
The next Moto smartwatches will include an Apple Watch clone - EngadgetEngadget
More Moto smartwatches are coming in 2021, including a design that not-so-subtly mimics the Apple Watch.
Sony Japan Studio is being restructured, but their legacy should live on PC - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
Ico, Patapon, Loco Roco, Ape Escape... Knack
E3’s 2021 live event has been cancelled, LA city documents claim - Video Games ChronicleVideo Games Chronicle
VGC previously revealed organiser The ESA has been pushing forward with digital show plans…
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Remaining DLC Characters Possibly Leaked - ComicBook.comComicBook.com
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's remaining DLC characters have possibly leaked. This week, Nintendo revealed Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are coming to the game and filling up the next slot of Fighters Pass Volume 2, which is slowly but surely comi…
Tesla Model S with Yoke Steering wheel hits the public streets: First look - TeslaratiTeslarati
A Tesla Model S with a Yoke Steering wheel has been caught in the wild, giving the public a first look at Tesla’s futuristic stalkless steering column. A Deep Blue Metallic Model S with a refreshed interior, including the wraparound wood door trim, revised in…
WHO investigation may have finally found coronavirus patient zero - BGRBGR
The World Health Organization will soon publish the findings of its official investigation into the origins of COVID-19. Investigators spoke with the man currently believed to be the first person who was infected by the novel coronavirus, discovering that the…
The Day Before Devs on New Gameplay Reveal and Crafting a Unique Survival Experience - IGN - IGNIGN
The developers behind the anticipated new survival MMO, THe Day Before, break down the latest look at gameplay.
5G Apple iPhone 13 Pro concept has features, specs that might appear on the real thing (VIDEO) - PhoneArenaPhoneArena
A concept video of the Apple iPhone 13 series shows some features and specs that iPhone fans are hoping to see included in the 2021 series including in-display Touch ID.
PSN is down: outage means online gaming hiccups for PS5, other PlayStation consoles - TechRadarTechRadar
PlayStation Network status affects PS5, PS5 and Vita online gaming
Here’s why Bill Gates prefers Android to iOS - BGRBGR
The Clubhouse app hosted another tech industry insider for an interview in recent days — this time, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. In a discussion hosted by journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, Gates talked about everything from the coronavirus pandemic to COVID …
Microsoft’s xCloud app for Windows: Xbox touch controls, gyro, and more - The VergeThe Verge
Microsoft is testing a new Xbox Game Streaming app for Windows. It includes access to steaming games from Xbox consoles, and from xCloud.
Black Ops Cold War Feb 27 patch notes: stability & UI fixes - CharlieINTEL.comCharlieINTEL.com
The latest game settings update for Black Ops Cold War is live.
GPT-3: We’re at the very beginning of a new app ecosystem - VentureBeatVentureBeat
The NLP application ecosystem is in its earliest stages, and it's not yet clear whether GPT-3 or a different model will be the foundation.
Over 1000 World of Warcraft Classic players band together to create a "fresh" levelling experience - Eurogamer.netEurogamer.net
The VALORANT Episode 2: Act 2 battle pass includes new weapon skins and cosmetic items - Dot EsportsDot Esports
Unlock multiple new skins with the upcoming battle pass.
Microsoft Reportedly Holding a ‘What’s New for Gaming’ Event on March 23rd - WccftechWccftech
Renowned Microsoft insider Paul Thurrott revealed in a tweet that the Xbox company will hold a 'What's New for Gaming' event on March 23rd. Microsoft is apparently holding a "what's new for gaming" event on March 23. To be followed by a "what's new for Window…
Google Quietly Fixes One of the Biggest Android Auto Issues - autoevolutionautoevolution
One of the most unexpected bugs in Android Auto was discovered earlier this year, and it caused Pixel phones to automatically reboot whenever they were plugged into the head unit to launch the app.
Xbox exclusives for 2021: a complete guide - TrueAchievementsTrueAchievements
We've got the whole of 2021 and all its upcoming games to look forward to, but if you're wondering just what you'll be playing, why not take a look through our detailed breakdown of all the exclusives arriving for Xbox in 2021.
OnePlus will reportedly launch its '9R' phone and watch in March - EngadgetEngadget
OnePlus will reportedly have a very busy March with plans to release an entry OnePlus 9R phone alongside two other models and a watch.
Frogwares is asking folks not to buy The Sinking City on Steam - VG247VG247
With The Sinking City having returned to Steam, Frogwares is asking that you not purchase it.According to a tweet from Frogwares, the version of The Sinking Ci…
Nvidia begins rolling out Resizable BAR support for RTX 3000 GPUs - TechSpotTechSpot
Resizable BAR is a feature of the PCIe standard that enables a system’s CPU to see the entirety of the GPU’s memory subsystem, instead of just a...
Lions rank 4th in dead salary cap money for 2021 - Lions WireUSA Today
Almost all of the Lions dead cap comes from Matthew Stafford’s trade
Report: Facebook Wants to Build Facial Recognition Tech into ‘Smart Glasses’ - BreitbartBreitbart News
A recent report from BuzzFeed News alleges that social media giant Facebook is considering building facial recognition technology into its upcoming smart glasses product.
Report: Canceled Stadia projects included first-party multiplayer game, Savage Planet 2, Kojima exclusive - 9to5Google9to5google.com
Another new report claims that first-party projects from Google Stadia included a sequel to Journey to the Savage Planet and much more.
650 HP Silverado "Jackal" Drag Races Ram TRX and Raptor, Obliteration Follows - autoevolutionautoevolution
The Ram TRX is built for off-road, but it can also drag race thanks to a monstrous supercharged V8 engine. Since its debut, the super-truck has gone up against all sorts of rivals, including electric and muscle cars, and each time we've wondered why there's n…
Coffee experts share 14 ways to make a better cup at home - InsiderINSIDER
From buying whole, fresh beans to nailing the perfect water-to-coffee ratio, coffee connoisseurs have plenty of tips for better at-home brewing.
Maserati’s New 630 HP MC20 Is the Marque’s First Supercar in Nearly Two Decades - Robb ReportRobb Report
The rear-wheel-drive machine can hit 60 mph in 2.9 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 202 mph.
Top Stories: MacBook Pro, iMac, and AirPods Rumors, macOS 11.2.2, MagSafe Wallet Revisited - MacRumorsMacRumors
March is right around the corner, and that means our first good opportunity for Apple product launches in 2021 as the company frequently has...
This week’s best tech deals: Final Fantasy VII Remake, Beats Solo Pro, and more - The VergeThe Verge
This weekend, save on Final Fantasy VII Remake on disc, which you’ll need to get the PS5 upgrade for free. You can also save on AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X Zen 3 CPU, Beats’ Solo Pro noise-canceling headphones, and more.
Apple @ Work: A $99 low-cost Magic Keyboard would turn the iPad into a sub-$400 laptop - 9to5Mac9to5Mac
A low-cost magic keyboard for the low-cost iPad would turn the device into a sub-$400 laptop that can compete against any device.
Google's Pixel 4a 5G is on sale at a huge discount with pretty much no strings attached - PhoneArenaPhoneArena
Normally priced at $500 and up, the upper mid-range Google Pixel 4a 5G can be purchased for as little as $250 right now with no trade-in, port-in, or obligatory device payment plan.
How To 12-Man Raid In ‘Destiny 2,’ Perhaps Its Greatest Glitch To Date - ForbesForbes
Here's how you get 12 people in a raid, or 9 people in dungeons or Nightfalls in Destiny 2, thanks to a new glitch exploit.
An Oculus Quest Pro could be on the way, Facebook exec hints - Tom's GuideTom's Guide
Facebook might be toying with a souped up version of the Oculus Quest 2
I wanted to love foldable phones, but the novelty got old fast - CNETCNET
Phones have gotten boring, but foldables offered a glimmer of excitement. It didn't last.
Alexa Skills That Are Actually Fun and Useful - WIREDWired
Sure, you can add items to your shopping list, check the weather, and get random trivia. Now let's take your Echo to the next level.
'Deep Nostalgia': New online AI tool brings portraits of dead relatives to life, some call it 'spooky' - Economic TimesThe Times of India
Users took to Twitter to share the animated images of their deceased relatives.
Can Wearing Headphones Cause Hearing Loss and Headaches? - Rolling StoneRolling Stone
Whether you're working from home, or using earbuds more often while you stay at home during the pandemic, here's how to protect your ears from permanent damage
Got an Old Tablet? Put It to Work in the Kitchen - How-To GeekHow-To Geek
A lot of people have aging gadgets tucked away in a dusty drawer. One handy use that I’ve found for an old tablet is as a dedicated kitchen hub. This simple thing has really improved my cooking experience.
Google Issues Quality Warning For Millions Of Google Photos Users - ForbesForbes
Google Photos wants you to use more of your storage quota.
LastPass vs. 1Password: Which password manager should you use? - CNETCNET
1Password reaches for the crown as LastPass loses its free-tier footing.
Windows 10 spring update: What to know about new features and more - CNETCNET
Microsoft has confirmed its latest update, Windows 10 version 21H1. Here's what we're expecting, and why it could set the stage for a major Windows 10 shift.
Facebook's BARS is an experimental TikTok-like app for rappers - EngadgetEngadget
Facebook's R&D division, the NPE Team, has released BARS, an app for aspiring rappers.
Pokémon Officially Announces 'Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl' Remakes and 'Legends: Arceus' Games - HYPEBEASTHYPEBEAST
Also revealing new details about 'New Pokémon Snap.'
Best portable power station for 2021 - CNETCNET
Get power wherever you are with a battery-powered portable generator.
Playing Valheim using Vulkan could improve your frame rate and fix crashes - PCGamesNPCGamesN
The new API could give you extra frames in Valheim
French law forces Apple to display repair scores alongside its products - InputInputmag.com
Would you believe it when we told you the scores where pretty terrible?
Deathloop is inheriting several of Dishonored's supernatural powers - Rock Paper ShotgunRock Paper Shotgun
Colt will have more than just Blink in his arsenal
See the new Pokémon games coming soon - CNNCNN
The Pokémon Company celebrates its 25th Anniversary with the debut of much anticipated new titles, "Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Pokémon Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends: Arceus."
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…
Bungie plans fixes for Destiny 2 PvP’s 3-peeking, Trials matchmaking - PolygonPolygon
In the major Destiny blog post from Feb. 25, assistant game director Joe Blackburn revealed plans to change the Crucible in Destiny 2. The studio has plans to add more security, eliminate three-peeking, rebalance Stasis, and restructure Trials of Osiris rewar…
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.
How to Automatically Delete All Telegram Messages - LifehackerLifehacker.com
Setting your messages to “auto-delete” is great, because it kills two birds with one stone: your various apps and social networks won’t get clogged up with conversations that no longer matter, and you won’t have to worry about the privacy concerns that come w…
What Will Drive Apple Stock in 2021? - Yahoo FinanceYahoo Entertainment
How will Apple stock fare throughout the rest of the year? The answer to that question hinges on these seven factors affecting AAPL shares.
‘Zoom fatigue’ brought into focus by Stanford study - Financial TimesFinancial Times
Researchers find home workers suffer excessive stress staring at themselves on video calls
Valve ordered to comply with Apple's request for Steam data - GamasutraGamasutra
A California magistrate judge has ordered Valve to comply with Apple's recent request for financial data on over 400 Steam titles.
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.
Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Delayed Because CDPR Employees Can't Use Their PCs - ExtremeTechExtremeTech
CD Projekt Red reportedly doesn't have its VPN up and running two weeks after the hack that stole its source code. That's not a good sign.
"WrestleMania Mars" - Triple H challenges Elon Musk to a unique match - SportskeedaSportskeeda
WWE Hall of Famer and legend Triple H has challenged business tycoon and one of the richest people in the world to a unique match at "WrestleMania Mars".