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August 19, 2021

NEWS

CNET

Apple’s been playing it too MagSafe

Don’t get me wrong. There are plenty of accessory developers making cases, wallets, car mounts, desk stands, and even magnetic Qi chargers and battery packs that work with MagSafe — but almost no actual MagSafe accessories.

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CNET

Google Pixel 5A review: Snappy performance, familiar design

For the value, it’s hard to not like what Google has done with the Pixel 5A. The only real thing holding it back is Google’s inability to commit to supporting upcoming 5G networks that are set to start coming online in a few months.

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CNET

Google Pixel 6 rumors: Release date, in-house chip, camera specs and more

The company has since confirmed that the Pixel 6 line will be powered by the company’s in-house Tensor chip, previously code-named Whitechapel. The Tensor chip’s introduction last week also came with demonstrations of its photography and dictation …

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CNET

Virtual Mark Zuckerberg showed me Facebook’s new VR workplace solution

I got to meet Mark Zuckerberg two days ago, during a meeting in a conference room along with a handful of other tech reporters. He talked about the metaverse and the future of work. That’s not all that unusual. What was unusual is that the CEO of Facebook …

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Kotaku

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut’s Iki Island Expansion Is Just Fine

Of all the features announced for the PlayStation 5 version of Ghost of Tsushima’s new director’s cut—bullet points like “DualSense wireless controller haptic feedback” and “dynamic 4K resolution targeting 60 fps”—the one that most caught my attention was …

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CNET

Should you buy a new Mac now, or wait for possible new models this fall?

As part of its aggressive move away from Intel-powered computers, the company introduced a MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro and Mac Mini desktop using its own M1 processors in late 2020. In April …

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VentureBeat

How Sledgehammer Games went on the expansion path for Call of Duty: Vanguard

But the franchise has never had more challenges as well. This is why it’s good to know the background of Sledgehammer Games, which has had to adapt to change and battle the demons that come with it throughout its existence — along with the allegations …

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Kotaku

Epic Store Adds Self-Publishing, And There’s Still A Loophole For Porn

Today Epic Games announced its own self-publishing program which enters closed beta. The program will allow developers to publish games on the Epic Store without the assistance of Epic employees so long as it meets several requirements, such as not …

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TechCrunch

Apple walks back controversial Safari changes with iOS 15 beta 6 update

Apple is slowly walking back its controversial decision to redesign mobile Safari in iOS 15 to show the address bar at the bottom of the screen, floating atop the page’s content. The revamp, which was largely meant to make it easier to reach Safari’s controls …

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ComingSoon.net

Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ Spooky Fish Is Already My Favorite New Pokémon

Pokémon Legends: Arceus takes the series in a new direction with stuff like more open-world exploration, crafting, and mounts. But more importantly, a new game means a new generation of Pokémon, and today Arceus showed off my new favorite: a haunted …

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