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August 15, 2021

NEWS

CNET

Windows 11 will be free to download. Here’s how to get Microsoft’s new OS

If you’re a member of the Windows Insider Program and just can’t wait until the final version arrives, you can download the first Windows 11 Insider Preview build today and test out some of the new features, like widgets, snap layouts, virtual desktops and the …

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CNET

AirPods Pro vs. Echo Buds 2: How the wireless earbuds compare after weeks of use

While the Echo Buds 2, which also offer noise cancellation and a voice assistant, are half the price at $120 (£120). I tested both sets of earbuds for several weeks to compare their design, comfort, sound quality, calls and feature set.

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CNET

Apple’s iPhone 13 could see a new design and snazzy color options

Although we won’t know the official specs of the iPhone 13 until later, we’re expecting to see four new iPhones from Apple — the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. The new phones will follow the release of the purple iPhone 12 …

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Kotaku

Battlefield 2042 Playtesters Who Break NDA May Be Banned From Playing The Full Game

There is currently a technical preview being held for the upcoming EA shooter Battlefield 2042. To be a part of this preview, players had to sign an NDA stating they won’t share any details or videos of the test. But as you might expect, some folks aren’t taking …

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Kotaku

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s New DLC Adds Cavalry Units That Keep Kicking My Ass

I really enjoyed the new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC, Siege of Paris. Exploring the new map was great and the storyline was perfectly paced. Good stuff! But there is one part of the DLC that sucks shit: The cavalry soldiers. They are annoying and because …

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AppleInsider

Konami resurrects ‘Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls’ as Apple Arcade exclusive

Described as a “full-fledged side-scrolling action game” in its App Store preview, “Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls” puts players in the boots of familiar characters like Alucard, Simon Belmont, Charlotte, Shanoa and Maria as they do battle with Dracula’s minions.

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The Verge

Apple’s controversial plan to try to curb child sexual abuse imagery

When Apple announced changes it plans to make to iOS devices in an effort to help curb child abuse by finding child sexual abuse material (CSAM), parts of its plan generated backlash. First, it’s rolling out an update to its Search app and Siri voice assistant …

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CNET

Android 12 is still in beta, but will your phone be compatible?

Recent Google Pixel phones like the Pixel 5 will enjoy an update to Android 12. Juan Garzon/CNET. Android 12, which entered a fourth version of its beta last week, could be a big overhaul to Google’s mobile operating system. It’s expected to be filled with …

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VentureBeat

Windows 365 response shows enterprises are hungry for cloud OS option

But demand for the free trial was so high that the company was forced last week to close it off to any more users, at least temporarily. I expect Microsoft to reopen the trial in the near future as it makes more cloud resources available to address that demand.

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Forbes

AirPods 3: Apple Unexpectedly Reveals AirPods Are Capable Of Breathtaking New Feature

Spotted by the excellent MyHealthyApple, it shows that in-ear headphones can estimate respiratory rate from the sound your breath makes. The paper doesn’t initially mention AirPods by name …

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