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July 24, 2021

NEWS

CNN

Hula-Hoops are trending, but it’s not your childhood version

Before beginning any new exercise program, consult your doctor. Stop immediately if you experience pain. (CNN) Instead of spinning hoops around the waist as kids have done for decades, Hula-Hoop dancers have some new moves as the trend returns.

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Macworld

Apple Music Lossless and Spatial Audio: How to listen on any device

Eventually, all tracks will be available in a hi-res lossless format at a maximum of 24bit and 192kHz. In addition, some tracks will gain Dolby Atmos support, which can be played with compatible devices, including most Apple and Beats headphones. You’ll see …

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CNET

Steam Deck order delay? The latest on reservations for the console that’s taking on Nintendo Switch

The Steam Deck is Valve’s entry into the portable gaming device market. It looks similar to a Switch but with a 7-inch touchscreen and 16GB of RAM. It’s powered by a custom Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 graphics, which is enough power to run most AAA games.

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CNET

Sims 4 Cottage Living: The expansion pack we’ve been waiting for is available now

Sims 4 Cottage Living arrives July 22. EA. I’ve always gotten along better with plants in the Sims 4 than I do with real-life greenery. My Sims can usually make a decent living by selling flowers, fruits and vegetables. Though Simmers have been gardening in …

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The Verge

Oculus’ Passthrough API will enable experiences that mix VR and the real world

Facebook announced a new API that will let developers incorporate video from the Quest 2’s sensors into their games and applications, creating a mixed reality experience. With the Passthrough API, developers will not only be able to mix the black-and-white …

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The Verge

Pokémon Unite turns monster battles into a team sport

The just-launched Pokémon Unite aims to fix that. It doesn’t just add cute monsters to the genre, but also some clever fixes to streamline it and make things more approachable. It’s kind of like a mashup of a strategy game and basketball, but with a Gengar …

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Ars Technica

Google is finally doing something about Google Drive spam

The problem is that Drive document sharing was built with no thoughts toward spam at all. Anyone that gets ahold of your email is considered to be an important sharer of valid documents, and there has been nothing you can do about it. Until now.

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Gizmodo

Apple Is Working on a New External Display, but Not the Affordable One of Our Dreams

Aside from Apple’s ridiculously expensive Pro Display XDR, the company doesn’t seem to be very interested in making external displays these days. But a new report indicates that’s about to change, with a new monitor powered by an A13 chip and a Neural …

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Forbes

Destiny 2’s New Transmog Fix Set To Re-Highlight Transmog’s Original Problem

Yesterday, Bungie admitted defeat when it comes to the concept of Synthstrand, the currency that players had to farm in order to pay for transmog bounties. The currency, as it turned out, was timegated, meaning it would only drop every 2-3 minutes in combat, …

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The New York Times

We Need a New Term for Video Games

We may actually need to change our terminology because many new digital games are different from how we might traditionally define and imagine video games — those cinematic worlds of PlayStation or Xbox. Just as smartphones introduced us …

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