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July 25, 2021

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TechCrunch

This Week in Apps: Clubhouse opens up, Twitter talks bitcoin, Snap sees record quarter

Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live TV. Currently, the average American watches 3.7 hours of live TV per day, but now spends four …

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CNET

iOS 14.7 lets you change iPhone app icons. Here’s how to make your home screen ‘aesthetic’

You can now change the way your app icons look. Angela Lang/CNET. Apple has never been big on customization, but since the iOS 14 update last year, it’s finally possible to change the look of your home screen to make it as pretty (or “aesthetic”) as you …

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9to5Mac

Hands-on: How Apple’s new iPhone 12 MagSafe Battery Pack compares to Anker’s for on-the-go charging

The truth is that if you travel with the iPhone 12 mini, you’ll need external batteries to make it through the day with normal to heavy usage. So it’s not a matter of if you’ll need an external battery, but which one.

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Kotaku

Ex Blizzard Boss Mike Morhaime To Women: ‘I Failed You’

Morhaime helped found the World of Warcraft and Diablo developer right out of college in 1991. Since then, it’s gone on to become one of the most prominent studios in the world, producing hits in every genre like StarCraft, Hearthstone, and Overwatch.

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CNET

Netflix will soon stream games to your phone. When it’s coming, what games, more

Veteran streaming service · The · A number of services have been experimenting with video game subscriptions.

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Kotaku

EVGA Is Replacing All RTX 3090 Cards Killed By Amazon’s New World

Now, it’s been confirmed that EVGA, the GPU maker behind the cards that failed, is going to replace all those 3090s ruined by the MMO. Advertisement.

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Motley Fool

Why Steam’s New Handheld Console Could Be a Win for Microsoft

Valve just announced its new handheld gaming console, the Steam Deck. It’s not just a Nintendo Switch competitor — it’s a new breed of handheld PC hardware. Xbox’s cloud-based “play anywhere” …

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Gizmodo

Oculus’ New Experimental API Blends Virtual Reality With Your Real-World Surroundings

An update for Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality system will let developers incorporate real-life video from the VR headset’s sensors into their games to create “mixed reality experiences.” Advertisement. With Passthrough API Experimental, Oculus’ new …

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CNET

Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 is experimenting with blending VR and the real world

A VR light switch, overlaid onto passthrough camera images of a real-world room. Facebook. Facebook’s double ambitions in virtual and augmented reality could be meeting in the middle with the Oculus Quest 2. A new developer toolkit for the Quest allows …

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Eurogamer.net

Shadow of the Tomb Raider gets surprise update that adds 4k support in 60fps on PS5

“Support for 4K at high frame-rate on PlayStation 5 in high resolution mode.” I can’t see any announcement about the update from publisher Square Enix or developer Eidos Montreal.

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