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November 5, 2021

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CNET

All the ways the iPhone 13 let us down: Missing features we’re still waiting for

No in-screen fingerprint sensor? No always-on screen? The iPhone 13 lineup is great, but Apple missed a few things. Lisa Eadicicco headshot.

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Kotaku

The 10 Worst Missions From The Classic GTA Trilogy

Replaying classic Grand Theft Auto games with new-and-improved graphics and controls sounds great. But with the just-revealed Grand Theft Auto Trilogy drawing closer, I’m worried about having to play some of the franchise’s most annoying missions once …

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The Verge

Intel’s 12th Gen Core i9 doesn’t need Windows 11 for AMD beating boosts

This allows Windows to offload background tasks and keep the performance cores for the more demanding workloads. Intel is promising the usual “world’s best gaming processor” and a 19 percent performance improvement over its widely panned 11th Gen chips.

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The Verge

The best iPhone gaming controller now works with Android phones — but you’ll need a cable

Starting Thursday, you’ll be able to use that controller with many more devices — including Android phones — though it won’t work exactly as you might expect and requires a new Backbone Plus subscription to set it up.

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CNET

Best laptops and tablets to give as holiday gifts for 2021

This is our go-to recommendation for those in search of a MacOS laptop for everyday basic use. The MacBook Air was updated in the first half of 2020 with new Intel processors and, most importantly, a new keyboard.

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CNET

The iPhone 13 is impressive, but Google’s Pixel 6 is surprisingly more exciting

Find the best phones, apps and accessories with our CNET Mobile newsletter. Delivered Tuesdays and Thursdays. Yes, I also want to …

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CNET

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Amiibo guide – How to invite new villagers

Thanks to the NFC reader in the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro Controller, these cards can be scanned in the game to invite new villagers to live on your island, set up photoshoots with your favorite characters, and more.

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The Verge

Microsoft warns Windows 11 features are failing due to its expired certificate

A patch is available to fix some of the issues, but it’s currently in preview, meaning you have to install it manually from Windows Update. The patch, KB4006746, will fix the touch keyboard, voice typing, emoji panel, and issues with the getting started …

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The New York Times

America Loves Choices. Not in Phones.

America’s smartphone market is stuck. More than 70 percent of the smartphones that Americans bought this year have been either an iPhone or a Samsung device. Smartphone brands other than those two are selling less each year …

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Kotaku

Konami’s New Soccer Game Continues To Be An Utter Fiasco

Things aren’t going well for eFootball, and keep getting worse. Konami’s Friday news dump cannot bury how bad things are. Right now, this is a complete fiasco. It seems like it’s been a complete disaster from the get-go, starting when Konami dropped …

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