Showing posts from March, 2021

Here Are Your Free PlayStation Plus Games for April

PlayStation Plus subscribers will have their hands full with monstrous quests in April as the free games lineup for the month brings two zombie survival shooters and an otherworldly platformer. Days Gone, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, and Oddworld: Soulstorm will be available for free for PS Plus subscribers starting April 6. The first two titles will be exclusively available for PlayStation 4 users, and Oddworld: Soulstorm will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive. Subscribers still have until April 5 to scoop up the free games from March – Final Fantasy VII Remake, Maquette, and Remnant: From the Ashes. Sony revealed the free PS4 and PS5 games on its PlayStation Blog , announcing that the titles will be available for download from April 6 to May 3. PS5 users will have until April 5 to download the arena-based car combat title Destruction AllStars that has been available for free for gamers on the next-gen console since February . Days Gone A PlayStation 4-exclusive, Days Gone ( Review

Belkin unveils new magnetic iPhone 12 chargers, stands and battery packs

Belkin has introduced a range of new magnetic wireless chargers designed specifically for the latest Apple iPhone 12 range of phones, in the form of mounts, charging stands and battery packs. As well as a Face Tracking Magnetic Phone mount that features a motorised base and accompanying companion application that allows the iPhone 12 stand to follow your face and record video always making sure you are in focus in the centre of attention. The Belkin Face Tracking Magnetic Phone mount is priced at $65 and should be soon available to order directly from the Belkin online store and worldwide partners. “Enjoy the freedom to move while creating content with a magnetic phone mount with face recognition tracking that turns 360 degrees and shoots from any angle. Featuring built-in magnetic technology, this mount snaps securely onto the iPhone 12 with easy, one-handed placement. An accompanying app can recognize your face, follows your movements while you shoot, and links directly to

Cameron Diaz Explained Why Leaving Acting Has Been "The Best Thing" For Her

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Knives Out 2, Knives Out 3 Sold to Netflix for $450 Million: Reports

Netflix has reportedly forked over an eye-popping $450 million (roughly Rs. 3,300 crores) to acquire the rights to Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3, two Daniel Craig-led sequels to writer-director Rian Johnson’s 2019 Oscar-nominated whodunit. This makes it one of the biggest movie deals for not just Netflix, but any streaming service. Craig will reprise his lead role as private detective Benoit Blanc, though the rest of the cast will be original, in keeping with Knives Out’s case-by-case Agatha Christie inspirations. Casting is expected to begin imminently for Knives Out 2, that will begin filming June 28 in Greece. Deadline first brought word of Netflix’s Knives Out deal, noting that it was worth over $400 million (roughly Rs. 2,935), with its sister publication Variety following minutes later with that $450 million figure. The reports also confirm that there will be a Knives Out 3, given only Knives Out 2 had previously been officially announced — in February last year. Thoug

Samsung Chip Production Returns to Near-Normal Levels in Texas

Samsung Electronics said on Tuesday that production at its US chip plant at Austin, Texas had returned to near-normal levels as of last week after more than a month of disruption that exacerbated a global chip capacity crunch. Samsung and other chipmakers with production facilities in the area had seen shutdowns due to severe weather on February 16. Samsung declined to comment on when production would be fully back to normal. The disruption will have a definite impact on the global chip contract manufacturing industry that is already battling a severe capacity crunch, research provider TrendForce has said. Qualcomm 5G radio frequency chips and Samsung display and image sensor chips account for about 65 percent of the monthly production at the Samsung plant, TrendForce added. Other chips include power management integrated circuits (PMICs) and a small amount of chips that control electrical parts, Seoul-based analysts said. The disruption is expected to hurt production of

The Republican attack on trans kids’ health care, explained

It’s become a transgender cliché at this point, but Amanda Dennis, a 41-year-old mom from Northwest Arkansas, always knew her middle child, B, was different. So when B, now age 8, gravitated toward femininity, Dennis didn’t discourage it. “We have never raised our children in a manner of, ‘You’re a boy, you must do this. You must play with this. You’re a girl, you must do this, play with this,’” she told Vox. “I’ve allowed my children to self-direct and experience the world and life through however they choose to do that.” That presented some challenges for B in kindergarten and first grade, where she was teased for her femininity by the boys in her class. But then the pandemic hit, and suddenly B was going to remote school, which gave her a chance to breathe and the family an opportunity to help her experiment with her gender in a safe space. Dennis recalls a moment early in the pandemic when a friend was taking socially distant family pictures in their front yard. “She kept

Facebook News Feed Revamped to Offer More User Control

Facebook said Wednesday it was revamping its main user feeds to give people more control over what they see on the leading social network, with less reliance on algorithms. The change enables users to control and prioritize on what Facebook calls its “ News Feed ,” or the main element seen when people log onto Facebook. This will allow people to see more from their friends and contacts, and enable users to turn off the Facebook algorithm entirely and see posts in chronological order if they choose. The move comes with Facebook facing heightened scrutiny for its role in promoting harmful content and misinformation, including from its algorithms. The revamp makes it possible for users to switch between an algorithmically ranked feed and one sorted chronologically with the newest posts first. “The goal of News Feed is to connect you to what matters most to you: the people in your life, interesting content and the world around you,¨ Facebook said in a blog post . Other changes

Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively Cracked Some Good Jokes While Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine

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Don't Regulate Facebook

The problems at Facebook and others, real and perceived, at Google , Amazon and Apple have led to an easy consensus: The large technology companies should be regulated. When Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., call for the same thing, it is possible that even in Washington – The City Where Nothing Happens – Congress will decide that technology companies must be regulated. Such an outcome would be a bad mistake – bad for the companies, of course, but also bad for us, their users, and bad for the country. I do not pretend to be unbiased in writing this. While I am about as tech-savvy as your average 72-year-old, I met Mark Zuckerberg when he was 20, and spent six years on Facebook’s board. As publisher and later chairman of The Post, I watched the rise of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple, sometimes with hope, sometimes with awe and sometimes with horror for what it meant to The Post’s business. To start with the basics: The big technology companies ought

HBO Max orders 10 episodes of Bill Lawrence Head Of The Class reboot

Bill Lawrence Photo : Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for the 45th Annual HUMANITAS Prize Huge news for the vocal and extant members of the collected HoTC community today, as Deadline reports that HBO Max has handed a 10-episode order to B ill Lawrence’s Head Of The Class reboot . The Scrubs and Cougar Town creator will revive the series at the streaming service , where he’ll have to face the laser-like scrutiny of those members of the internet population who still have large chunks of their social lives and identity rooted in their attachment to Class , which is probably what they call the show while living a life that requires a way to quickly truncate Head Of The Class with optimal clarity and speed. News of the reboot first came to light last year, including Lawrence’s involvement in bringing back the series that made Dan Frischman a household name for residents of a very specific sort of household . (Also, here’s where we have to briefly double-take at being remi

Google Said to Face Antitrust Case in India Over Abuse in Smart TV Market

Alphabet’s Google is facing a new antitrust case in India in which the US tech giant is alleged to have abused its Android operating system’s position in the smart television market, a source and two lawyers involved in the case told Reuters. The case is Google’s fourth major antitrust challenge in India, one of its key markets where it is currently facing public criticism from local startups for enforcing certain policies and company charges they contend hurt their growth. It also comes as Google faces new antitrust challenges in the United States, and a potential antitrust probe in China that is set to look into how it allegedly uses its dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition. Google has denied any wrongdoing. The Competition Commission of India ( CCI ) has since June been looking into allegations that Google engages in anti-competitive practices by creating barriers for firms wanting to use or develop modified versions of Android for smar

How to Check If Your Favourite App Will Stop Working in macOS Catalina

At last year’s WWDC, Apple announced that macOS Mojave will be the last version of macOS to run 32-bit apps. With public beta of the next major version of macOS — macOS Catalina — now here, it’s no surprise then that Catalina has dropped support for 32-bit apps. While most popular apps will remain unaffected by the change, it’s possible that some of your apps will no longer run under macOS Catalina. If any of your apps has recently given a warning that it is “not optimised for your Mac and needs to be updated” when launched, it will not work when you upgrade to macOS Catalina. If you’ve not come across this warning but are curious to see what apps on your Mac are still 32-bit, it’s pretty simple to do that. How to find 32-bit apps on your Mac Here’s how to check what apps on your Mac are 32-bit if you are running macOS Mojave or earlier: Click on the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your screen. Click on About this Mac . Click on System Report… In the left pane, selec

16 Times Kids Royally Messed Up And It Was Actually Kinda Funny (Except To Their Parents)

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New Bang & Olufsen Xbox wireless headset features ANC and Dolby Atmos $499

This week Bang & Olufsen has unveiled a new Xbox wireless gaming headset which features both active noise cancelling and Dolby Atmos technology and will soon be available to purchase priced at $499. The Xbox wireless gaming headset is available in Black Anthracite, Grey Mist and Navy finishes and features a microphone with beamforming technology. Bang & Olufsen will be officially launching the new Beoplay Portal Xbox wireless headset throughout the United States and Canada this week making it exclusively available via the official Bang & Olufsen website, Microsoft Store and Best Buy for a limited time, and will be available globally via the Bang & Olufsen online store from April 29, 2021. “Beoplay Portal are powerful, comfortable headphones designed to fit harmoniously into your life – whether gaming, listening to music, or on calls. Wirelessly connect to your PC to chat, interact and listen to music during office hours, answer calls on your phone, then jump i

Microsoft Surface Duo Spotted in a New Video Showing Off App Integration

Microsoft Surface Duo has surfaced online in a video showing integration with other devices and software. The video appears to be a clip from ‘The Shiproom’ series on YouTube that is hosted by vice president of Microsoft 365, Brad Anderson. It shows Anderson using the Surface Duo to change the green screen background and, according to the VP, “control the Shiproom” through an app. This means the Surface Duo will be integrated with Microsoft’s own tools and software, and possible third-party software as well. The video posted by MSPoweruser on YouTube is a short 37-second clip from Microsoft’s ‘The Shiproom’ where Brad Anderson speaks with influential leaders about productivity to new technologies. It shows Anderson using the Microsoft Surface Duo to change the green screen background just by swiping on the screen of the Surface Duo. Then, Anderson goes on to use the dual-screen phablet device to change the colour of a colleagues T-shirt, presumably using the same app as the o