Tech


Biden picks Calif. AG to be first Latino health secretary
- December 07, 2020

The news of his selection was first reported by The New York Times . This story is breaking and will be updated . The choice of Becerra, 62, a Latino who also had been considered a candidate for other slots including USA attorney general, came as pressure intensified on Biden to bring more diversity to his Cabinet appointments, including complaints from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus about the lack of Latinos. (more...)
Samsung is preparing a 600-megapixel camera for smartphones
- December 07, 2020

Before we get all excited, it is important to note that this isn't quite a pre-production variant, or one that has already made it to assembly chains. The world's largest phone maker Samsung has a serious success in camera sensors. After Samsung's 108MP image sensor, insiders are expecting a 192MP sensor. (more...)
Apple opens fix program for iPhone 11 touchscreen issues Apple opens fix program for iPhone 11 touchscreen issues
- December 07, 2020

As a result, the tech giant has said that the affected users will get Apple Authorised Service for free of charge . If you're affected, you can check if you're eligible under the display module replacement program by entering your iPhone's serial number on their web page . (more...)
Warzone's new map is delayed by a little bit Warzone's new map is delayed by a little bit
- December 07, 2020

With the Call of Duty franchise transitioning from a paid map pack post-launch business model to one focusing primarily on microtransactions, it seems this move has paid off in spades for publisher Activision, as the company has reported that Call of Duty microtransactions and game sales have now netter over $3 billion in just the last months! Black Ops Cold War , on the other hand, gets new maps, new and returning 6v6 modes and playlists, and the return of the 2v2 Gunfight mode. (more...)
Chrome OS 87 rollout begins in a phased manner Chrome OS 87 rollout begins in a phased manner
- December 07, 2020

In addition to the Tab Search tool, Chrome OS 87 also lands another useful feature - a battery level indicator for connected Bluetooth accessories . When you connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones to a Chromebook you will see a notification pop-up on the bottom right-hand side of the screen which will display the battery level. (more...)
Apple MagSafe Duo charger released Apple MagSafe Duo charger released
- December 07, 2020

Unlike the project killed in the AirPower egg, the MagSafe charger has indeed been commercialized. While Apple's various online stores are still "coming soon", the Swiss website said yesterday that the MagSafe Duo would be delivered between December 21 and 29, suggesting it would be released on December 21, just in time for Christmas. (more...)
Weekend Warrior: Razer Tomahawk - one of the smallest, most capable PCs available Weekend Warrior: Razer Tomahawk - one of the smallest, most capable PCs available
- December 06, 2020

The whole thing is constructed in CNC-milled aluminium and finished with a matte black (which looks slick) and then adorned with Razer Chroma RGB lighting. The NUC module incorporates a 45W Core i9-9980HK Coffee Lake processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM , a 512GB NVMe SSD, and a 2TB hard drive. Both the RAM and SSDs are upgradable as well as the fans, but the CPU is not. (more...)
SpaceX pegs initial Starlink internet price at US$99 per month SpaceX pegs initial Starlink internet price at US$99 per month
- December 06, 2020

Long-term, SpaceX wants to launch 42,000 satellites to provide a much more expansive and rigorous Internet product. Earlier this week, people who expressed interest in the Starlink Internet service received an email inviting them to participate in a new exam that is being launched. (more...)
Twitter rolls back threaded tweets feature Twitter rolls back threaded tweets feature
- December 06, 2020

It's not likely that twttr had many dedicated users at this point, especially as the app lacked Twitter's newer features like Topics and Fleets, for example, and was no longer offering new experiments to test. The app was launched back in 2019. Twitter announced its plans to formally shut down twttr today, saying it was turning off the app in order to work on new tests related to the conversation taking place on Twitter itself. (more...)
Pfizer Seeks Emergency Approval for COVID-19 Vaccine in India
- December 06, 2020

Once they have got their shot, within a week or two, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are likely to let it be known they have had the vaccine, British media reported on Sunday. The Pfizer shot needs to be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius (-94 F) or below, which will pose a big challenge for India, especially in small towns or rural areas, where maintaining such cold chain facilities would prove to be hard. (more...)
Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Party to be Hosted Digitally on Twitter Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Party to be Hosted Digitally on Twitter
- December 06, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077's Twitter revealed that the game's release for PC and Google Stadia players will be simultaneous across the globe at 12am GMT on December 10. When is the Cyberpunk 2077 preload time? Cyberpunk 2077 will be available for pre-loading 3 days before its official release for PC and PS players. (more...)
Airbnb announces plans to stop people from having New Year's Eve parties Airbnb announces plans to stop people from having New Year's Eve parties
- December 06, 2020

Hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, Airbnb saw its gross booking revenue (GBV) nosediving by 39 per cent to reach 18 billion, while generating sales worth $2.5 billion (down 32 per cent year-on-year) in the nine months that ended in September 30. (more...)
Persona 5 Strikers Western Release Trailer Leaked Persona 5 Strikers Western Release Trailer Leaked
- December 06, 2020

Given that The Game Awards are next week, it wouldn't surprise me if it was meant to be revealed during the show. Rather than make the official announcement after the YouTube trailer went live, the Atlus Twitter account chose to remain coy, teasing that there would be more news on December 8. (more...)
Elon Musk named the date of sending a man to Mars Elon Musk named the date of sending a man to Mars
- December 06, 2020

This aligns with his 2016 goals, in which Musk said " if things go super well ", sending people to Mars "might be in the 10-year timeframe." . The brilliant entrepreneur ends his interview with more general reflections: Musk recalls that he wants to be buried "as far as possible" on Mars and that a space civilization is responding to an "existential" problem, and s' may prove necessary for Prove the survival of humanity. (more...)
Nokia 5.4 spotted on FCC certification website, design details revealed Nokia 5.4 spotted on FCC certification website, design details revealed
- December 06, 2020

According to reports , Nokia 5.4 will have a 4,000mAh battery. The publication further claims that the base variant of Nokia 3 .4 with 3GB RAM will be priced around INR12,000 ($160/€135) and will be released by the end of December. The camera configuration includes an 8MP main and 8MP front-facing cameras, both accompanied by an LED flash. The smartphone uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chip and is paired with up to 4GB RAM as well as 64GB storage. (more...)
AMC Speaks Out Against Warner Bros.’ HBO Max 2021 Announcement
- December 06, 2020

WarnerMedia will simultaneously launch all of its 2021 cinematic releases simultaneously on streaming service HBO Max in what will be an aggressive push for the streamer. Explaining the move, Warner Bros CEO Ann Sarnoff said: "We're living in unprecedented times which call for creative solutions, including this new initiative for the Warner Bros". (more...)
Giuliani's Star Witness In Michigan Sounds Like A Total Karen Giuliani's Star Witness In Michigan Sounds Like A Total Karen
- December 06, 2020

And if the looks from others say anything, the sounds came from Giuliani. Giuliani's scheduled presentation nearly did not happen. Footage of the moment has been shared on Twitter, where it has already been viewed more than 3.4 million times. (more...)
Dragon Age 4 Teased for The Game Awards With New Short Stories Dragon Age 4 Teased for The Game Awards With New Short Stories
- December 06, 2020

Hudson has been with the company for nearly 20 years in total, first leaving in 2014 to work at Microsoft , and returning in 2017 to serve as GM and help ship Anthem . It's hard to make the decision to move on, but I'm excited about what's next, for all of us". "When I think about BioWare's future and the next generation of talent in place, I could not be more confident or optimistic", writes EA Chief Studios Officer Laura Miele on the BioWare Blog . (more...)
Google Photos will be able to change the phone's wallpaper Google Photos will be able to change the phone's wallpaper
- December 06, 2020

Recently, Google revised its unlimited storage policy. The new feature comes with version 5.22 of Google Photos and the update will be rolled out automatically for all users. This carousel will keep updating on a daily basis, however, please remember that there is no way to customise this selection and Google is going to pull up photos based on machine learning. (more...)
Madden and FIFA's next-gen upgrades arrive one day early Madden and FIFA's next-gen upgrades arrive one day early
- December 06, 2020

This process is quite straightforward, but some people may find the menus hard to navigate as they get used to the new consoles. While some people might fear that it only works for digital versions of the game , it does support physical copies which is fantastic. (more...)

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