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October 30, 2021

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CNET

Pixel 6 Pro review: Google’s flagship phone is a proper iPhone rival

The Pixel 6 Pro is the best phone Google has ever made, including every feature you’d want in a flagship 2021 device. The PIxel 6 Pro showcases strong performance, some great software additions, a unique design and an excellent camera system.

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Kotaku

Far Cry 6’s Secret Cat Boat Has A Long History At Ubisoft

Here’s a small item that had me feline fine on this debatably not-fine Friday: In Far Cry 6, there’s an island with a shipwrecked boat full of cat dolls. It’s cute. It’s also, as I just learned today, apparently a long-running gag in a particular …

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The Verge

India will get this $87 JioPhone Next instead of the Pixel 6

Google and Indian telecom company Jio Platforms finally unveiled their budget smartphone for India on Friday, the JioPhone Next. The phone is designed as an affordable 4G device to serve “the unique needs of the Indian consumer,” Android India …

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TechCrunch

Meta (Facebook) is buying Within, creators of the ‘Supernatural’ VR fitness app

The Los Angeles firm is the developer of Supernatural, a Beat Saber-style workout app, Supernatural has been one of the real success stories in virtual reality fitness, with movement-based high-impact cardio exercises.

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VentureBeat

The DeanBeat: Facebook’s ambitions to be the metaverse

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to change his corporation’s name to Meta yesterday at the Facebook Connect online event was a historic moment. The decision faced heavy criticism and turned into a meme. Seamus Blackley …

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The Verge

iFixit teardown of the 2021 MacBook Pro reveals easier battery swaps

The battery modules in the new MacBook Pros, much like many mobile devices, are now attached via adhesive strips with pull tabs. This makes it easier to remove them, as long as none of the tabs rip while pulling. The trackpad needs to also be carefully …

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Forbes

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Now Has A Third Roadmap, After Missing Windows On The First Two

CDPR has quietly given Cyberpunk 2077 another content roadmap, its third in total, and this time, they have hidden it well. Unlike the first two, which were pushed out in investor briefings or on social media, best I can tell this new, third roadmap is …

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Hindustan Times

Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup: All the differences between the iPhone 13, Mini, Pro and Pro Max

Find the best phones, apps and accessories with our CNET Mobile newsletter. Delivered Tuesdays and Thursdays. The iPhone 13 models vary in a number of key ways. First of all, …

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CNET

Meta acquires VR fitness subscription service Supernatural

Meta just acquired one of the Oculus Quest’s more notable subscription-based fitness companies, Within, which makes an Oculus app called Supernatural. The app connects with Apple Watches to track real-time heart rate, working similarly to Apple Fitness …

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Slate Magazine

Does Mark Zuckerberg Really Think You Can Smell Things in the Metaverse?

What’s puzzling is that Forvr Mood is a company built around fragrances, selling items like scented candles and room sprays. The obvious problem: Smell is a sense that most virtual reality systems on the market absolutely cannot replicate.

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