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Shawn Layden: Consolidation is the enemy of diversity - GamesIndustry.biz

The former PlayStation exec and Streamline Media Group discuss gaming's 'third epoch'

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Nothing officially reveals its $99 Ear (1) true wireless earbuds - The Verge

Nothing has officially announced its Ear (1) true wireless earbuds. They will go on general sale on August 17th across 45 countries including the US and UK, priced at $99 / £99 / €99.

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Tips For Playing Neo: The World Ends With You - Kotaku

It’s about the right clothes, right food, and right pins in the TWEWY sequel

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Apple Watch’s data ‘black box’ poses research problems - The Verge

The same Apple Watch data exported at two different time points had striking differences, likely due to changes in the algorithm. The discrepancies make it hard for researchers to rely on the data.

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Apple's iPhone expected to drive sales, but App Store faces regulatory risk - Reuters

Strong sales of 5G iPhones and services such as the App Store and Apple Music are expected to drive growth at Apple Inc <a href="https://www.reuters.com/companies/AAPL.O" target="_blank">(AAPL.O)</a>, which reports results on Tuesday, but some investors will …

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Master & Dynamic's Incredible MW08 Earbuds Finally Get Wireless Charging - Gizmodo

Our only complaint with the Master & Dynamic MW08 is no longer an issue with the new Sport version.

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Amazon's second-gen Echo Buds fall to Prime Day lows at Best Buy - Engadget

Amazon's Echo Buds wireless earbuds are back down to an all-time low price of $80..

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Speculation that yesterday’s iOS security fix was for NSO exploit - 9to5Mac

Apple yesterday released iOS 14.7.1, with a reference to an iOS security fix for a vulnerability that "may have been actively exploited" ...

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2022 Toyota Tundra teasers confirm the inevitable - CNET

The new Tundra will have multiple terrain settings, wireless charging and perforated leather.

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Activision Blizzard staff sign letter condemning company's "abhorrent" response to abuse allegations - Rock Paper Shotgun

Over 1000 current and former Activision Blizzard employees have signed a letter rebuking the company's response to serious allegations of harassment and abuse.

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Google shrinks in US smartphone market ahead of Pixel 6’s ‘reboot’ while OnePlus grows over 400% - 9to5Google

In the first half of 2021, OnePlus is seeing huge growth in the US smartphone market as Google's Pixel line dips into the red.

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Android 13’s dessert codename might be Tiramisu - The Verge

Tiramisu could also be the internal codename for the next version of Android. “Rename T to Tiramisu,” reads a new Android commit, in what XDA notes is the first public mention of a dessert-based codename for Android 13.

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L-STAR gets massive buff in Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence - Dexerto

The L-STAR will receive quite a substantial buff in Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence as you'll now be able to use new attachments to prevent overheating.

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Realme is the first to bring magnetic wireless charging to Android - The Verge

Realme is working on the first magnetic wireless charging system for Android. A phone called the Realme Flash and associated MagDart chargers are set to be announced soon.

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Target PS5 “Biggest” Restock Happening This Week; Full Details Inside - Spiel Times

If you're on the hunt for a PS5, we have some good news for you! Target will have a massive PS5 restock this week and the news comes from one of the most ...

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OnePlus Nord 2: A great 5G phone for a reasonable price - CNET

The new OnePlus Nord 2 offers 5G connectivity, a powerful processor, dual rear cameras and speedy charging for an affordable £399 starting price.

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Exclusive: PS5 restock at GameStop scheduled for today – how to buy it - TechRadar

The GameStop PS5 restock is scheduled for today, according to Matt Swider. Here's how to buy the Sony console.

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Apple inviting macOS Big Sur and Catalina users to try out the new Safari 15 beta - 9to5Mac

Apple has introduced a new redesigned version of Safari with macOS Monterey, which is expected to become officially available later this year. And while the company has already brought the new features to the Safari Technology Preview, Apple is now inviting m…

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Samsung's 49-inch mini-LED gaming monitor will sell for $2,500 - Engadget

Samsung is finally launching its mini-LED curved gaming monitor, the Odyssey Neo G9 — but it will cost you $2,500 to get one..

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Samsung's Massive Odyssey Neo G9 Is the New King of Gaming Monitors - Gizmodo

The 49-inch screen has an industry-first Quantum miniQLED panel, along with a monstrous price tag.

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Here's everything you need to know for Goldlewis Dickinson's release in Guilty Gear Strive tomorrow - EventHubs

Goldlewis is the first DLC character releasing for Guilty Gear Strive. Being that he's the newcomer that Arc System Works promised, the next character that will be releasing in August 2021 will be a familiar face.The third character ...

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Apple releases iOS 14.7.1 to fix Apple Watch unlocking and a zero-day exploit - The Verge

iOS 14.7.1 and macOS 11.5.1 updates are available, and you should install them on your Apple devices ASAP. The company’s notes indicate they fix security flaws that attackers already know about and are exploiting.

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Update Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac Right Now - Gizmodo

Apple just pushed out updates that fix a vulnerability that was seeing exploitation by hackers.

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Activision Blizzard employees sign petition denouncing company's 'abhorrent' response to lawsuit - CNN

Pressure on Activision Blizzard is mounting as more than 2,000 current and former employees signed a petition slamming what they see as the video game company's "abhorrent and insulting" response to a California lawsuit.

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Android’s ‘Data Restore Tool’ readies transferring WhatsApp chats from iOS - 9to5Google

Google's Data Transfer Tool is preparing to offer a way to copy your WhatsApp chats from your iPhone to an Android device.

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Facebook sets up new team to work on the 'metaverse' - Reuters

Facebook is creating a product team to work on the "metaverse," a digital world where people can move between different devices and communicate in a virtual environment, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday.

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New Nokia smartphone is a ‘military grade’ model with 5G that can take a beating - CNBC

The Nokia XR20 comes with a tough 6.67-inch Gorilla Glass Victus display, 5G internet and a dual-lens camera.

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Nokia Claims Its Newest Phone Is ‘Life-Proof’ - Gizmodo

The $550 XR20 can supposedly withstand extreme temps and drops of up to six feet without a case.

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The Nokia XR20 is a rugged, 5G phone for $549 - The Verge

The XR20 offers a 6.67-inch screen, 5G connectivity, wireless charging, and a Snapdragon 480 processor. It’s waterproof and drop-proof, and comes with a robust software support policy.

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Can better tech make video meetings less excruciating? - BBC News

Technology firms are scrambling to add new features but will video calls improve.

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That 5G BlackBerry phone you've been dying for is still on the way - Android Police

It's all too easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding new phones. Maybe you're excited for Google's Pixel 6 and its Whitechapel chip, or you're dying

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New Samsung Flip and Fold leaks show water resistance, renders, and an S Pen case - The Verge

A new leak reports that both Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 will have IPX8 water resistant, meaning that the future foldables will likely be getting yet another feature from their traditional counterparts.

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Facebook Explores Integrating Oculus Workouts With Apple Health - Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. is exploring the idea of letting users synchronize workout data from Oculus virtual-reality headsets with Apple Inc.’s Health...

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NBA Live Remains Dormant, But EA is Working On Basketball Games For Next-Generation Consoles - IGN - IGN

In a recent interview, EA Sports general manager Daryl Holt said that EA is working on 'next-generation' basketball games that could be coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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Former World of Warcraft Designer Apologizes For Tone-Deaf 2010 BlizzCon Answer - GameSpot

Greg Street, a former designer on World of Warcraft, apologized on Twitter for a panel's response to a woman's question about femme body shapes in the game.

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Intel Teases Meteor Lake 5-125W Core CPUs With Up To 192 EU GPU, 12th Gen Alder Lake Hinted For 27th October Launch - Wccftech

Intel has teased its next-generation Meteor Lake CPUs during the IDM 2.0 Accelerated keynote where the company presented its brand new process and packaging roadmap. In addition to the teaser, Intel also hinted at a possible launch date of its upcoming Alder …

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New Information About Forza Horizon 5 Biomes Detailed Alongside Stunning Screenshots - Twinfinite

Forza Horizon 5 takes to the streets, deserts, beaches of Mexico with 11 different biomes for players to explore starting on Nov. 9.

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Facebook creates exec team to work on Mark Zuckerberg's vision for a digital universe - CNBC

The metaverse team will be part of Facebook's virtual reality group, Reality Labs, executive Andrew Bozworth said in a Facebook post on Monday.

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Nearly a thousand Activision Blizzard employees slam its response to harassment suit - The Verge

More than 800 Activision Blizzard employees have signed a letter rebuking the company’s public and internal response to the state of California’s lawsuit around discrimination and sexual harassment allegedly occurring at the company.

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Google brings Android Data Restore Tool to the Play Store following backup overhaul - Android Police

You might not be familiar with the name Data Restore Tool, but odds are most of our readers have actually seen the app in action before — if not

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Digital Foundry Concludes Resident Evil Village's Anti-Piracy Stuttering Is Fixed Now - GameSpot

Digital Foundry's analysis concluded that Resident Evil Village's stuttering problem has been fixed on PC, but says that fans still deserve an explanation.

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Halo plus portals FPS Splitgate delays launch after surprisingly popular beta - Rock Paper Shotgun

The Halo plus portals team FPS game raked in over 50,000 concurrent players during its open deta and is now delaying launch to August to increase server space.

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Motorola Edge 20 Pro is Missing Something - Droid Life

The abundance of recent leaks suggests that Motorola is close to announcing a new phone or two or three. At the end of last week, we got a look at the Motorola Edge 20, and today we’re seeing a device being called the Motorola Edge 20 Pro. The images here wer…

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EA Sports is in expansion mode - Axios

Sports gaming doesn’t get much press, but it’s a surging market with increased competition.

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Gears of War studio The Coalition demos Unreal Engine 5 in new videos - Polygon

See Unreal Engine 5 running on Xbox Series X in Gears of War developer The Coalition’s new tech demos from GDC 2021. The demos showcase Epic Games’ new Nanite and Lumen tech in UE5.

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Linux Mint 20.2 arrives: Top desktop Linux keeps improving - ZDNet

New desktop Linux distros arrive a couple of times a week, but Linux Mint retains its hold on my desktop because it works well, and with every release, it only gets better.

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New Forza Horizon 5 screens showcase 11 biomes on a huge map - Polygon

Playground Games released a batch of 11 screenshots showcasing the distinct biomes of Forza Horizon 5. Artists visited Mexico and took extensive notes, building detailed concept art, to render the new setting. Forza Horizon 5 launches Nov. 9, 2021 for Xbox Se…

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Gears Of War Developer The Coalition Reveals First Demo In Unreal Engine 5 - GameSpot

As the studio moves to new projects in Epic's latest engine, the first technical demo offers a glimpse of the visual improvements in store.

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The best sales to shop today: Aerogarden, Ninja, iPhones and more - CNN

Today, you'll find a deal on our pick for best webcam, a discounted Ninja Air Fry Oven and savings on our favorite yoga mat for beginners. All that and more below.

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Windows 11 Home vs Windows 11 Pro: here are the major differences - XDA Developers

Trying to choose between Windows 11 Home vs Pro? These are the main differences between the two editions you should be aware of.

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Here’s the delightful and timely Android 12 Easter egg with Material You - 9to5Google

The next version of Google's mobile OS just saw its latest patch today and is scheduled for one more beta. The Android 12 Easter egg...

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iPad Mini 6 to Feature 8.3-Inch Display With No Home Button and Narrower Bezels - MacRumors

The sixth-generation iPad mini that's in the works will have an 8.3-inch display, according to display analyst Ross Young. That will be larger...

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Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack extends your iPhone 12's battery with a snap - CNN

The common truth with phones is that as the design gets thinner, the battery life shrinks. The iPhone 12 family is no different — 12 Mini, 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max included — and on intense days with FaceTimes, lots of typing and gaming, the battery percenta…

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Forza Horizon 5's 11 Biomes Revealed, Look Amazing - GameSpot

Developer Playground Games has shown more of Forza Horizon 5--and it looks stunning.

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Magic: The Gathering JumpStart: Historic Horizons "In The Machine" - Bleeding Cool News

Hello and welcome, players, collectors, and all manner of fans of Wizards of the Coast's premier trading card game, Magic: The Gathering! Today, we are happy to showcase an exclusive preview from Magic's next digital-only expansion for Magic Arena, JumpStart:…

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Street Fighter V Champ: ‘Imma Just Play Guilty Gear’ - Kotaku

Punk is more than happy to focus on Guilty Gear Strive if Capcom won’t fix Street Fighter V

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Spotify wants to keep you up to date with new singles and albums from your favorite artists - Android Police

With so much new music released every week, it can be challenging to keep track of what's coming down the pipeline. Unless you're deep into music blogs,

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Apple is reportedly amassing A15 chips for the iPhone 13 launch - CNET

Supply chain sources tell CNBeta that Apple has ordered 100 million more A15 chips from TSMC for the next iPhone's big debut.

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Ziggy: Alexa gets a new wake word and an updated voice. Here's how to change both. - USA TODAY

Amazon's Alexa will now answer to a new name: Ziggy. Also, users can ask to Alexa to "change your voice" to someone with a more masculine voice.

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Apple Shares 11 Reasons Why Business Users Should Choose Macs - MacRumors

Apple today updated its Apple at Work website with a new section dedicated to the Mac, which offers up 11 reasons why "Mac means business." ...

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This Photographer Has a Canon R3 at the Tokyo Olympics - PetaPixel

Photographer Jeff Cable is testing a pre-production Canon R3 mirrorless camera at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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A closer look at Forza Horizon 5’s beautiful take on Mexico - The Verge

Playground Games has shared screenshots and information about the 11 different biomes you’ll be able to visit in Forza Horizon 5. The game is scheduled to release on November 9th.

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Android 12 inches closer to release with today's bug-fixing update - Android Police

Google has just released a bug-fixing update for the recent Android 12 Beta 3 release. The new version, Beta 3.1, addresses a number of undefined

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Splitgate Is Proving So Popular That It's Being Delayed - IGN - IGN

Splitgate, a new arena shooter originally scheduled to release on July 27, is being delayed to August as 1047 Games works to upgrade server capacity amid a flood of fans in its beta test.

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Apple releases macOS 11.5.1 with ‘important security updates’ - 9to5Mac

Shortly after launching macOS 11.5 last week with Podcasts app improvements and a lot of security fixes, Apple has made macOS 11.5.1 available today with additional “important security updates.” Apple launched macOS 11.5.1 alongside iOS 14.7.1 with the releas…

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Apple releases iOS 14.7.1 with fix for Apple Watch unlock bug, more - 9to5Mac

Apple is releasing iOS 14.7.1 to the public today, exactly one week after the release of iOS 14.7. This comes after some users found that their iPhone did not automatically unlock their Apple Watch after updating to iOS 14.7.1 last week, which today’s update …

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Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1 With Fix for Touch ID Apple Watch Bug - MacRumors

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.7.1, minor bug fix updates that come just a week after the release of iOS 14.7, software that introduced new...