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December 18, 2021

NEWS

CNET

CNET’s 2021 Game of the Year awards

It’s challenging to sum up in a few words the year of gaming in 2021. There was a familiar and comforting feeling as we saw games we’d anticipated for years finally launch. Yet this was also a year in which the pandemic’s impact was keenly felt, …

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The Verge

Here are 65 last-minute gifts that will arrive in time for the holidays

Christmas is just around the corner, and if that news fills you with panic instead of excitement, we’ve got your back. For those who are behind on your holiday shopping, there are still a ton of great gifts you can buy that will arrive in time, …

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Mac Rumors

Apple Bringing Native Apple Music Experience to Music App for macOS

Apple is likely still improving the new native parts of the app, so some interface elements or effects may currently be missing. Apple already rebuilt parts of the Apple TV app using JET in ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.1.

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9to5Mac

LG adds new pro monitors as lower-cost Pro Display XDR competitors

The top end of the pro monitor market comprises reference monitors costing tens of thousands of dollars. Alongside these, Apple’s Pro Display XDR looks comparatively affordable at $5k, and only a handful of other companies compete in this middle ground …

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The Verge

LG’s new flagship soundbar shoots voices up in the air so you can hear

LG has announced a new 9.1.5-channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundbar featuring a novel upward firing center speaker that bounces dialogue off the celling and to your ears so you can hear clearly. While up-firing drivers are a big part of how soundbars …

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CNET

Amazon Echo Show 15 review: Alexa gets widgets, Visual ID and a mega screen

At 15.6 inches, this smart display is big. It’s also smarter than previous Echo Shows and designed to live somewhere no previous Echo Shows could — your wall. Amazon took a calculated risk here, but thanks to a reasonable price, the new AZ2 chip and …

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The Mercury News

Review: ‘Halo Infinite’ finally feels like a return to prior epics

The pilot of the Pelican ship Echo 216 rescues Master Chief, but instead of fleeing, the Spartan returns to the Zeta Halo ring that’s shattered. All of this is disorienting for returning players as they expected a confrontation with Cortana, who ended up …

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CNET

Nintendo Switch Online adds five more Sega Genesis games

Altered Beast, Toejam and Earl, Sword of Vermilion, Dynamite Headdy and Thunder Force 2 are now available via the Sega Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online app. That app is one of the perks of the …

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Livescience.com

Burial of infant ‘Neve’ could be oldest of its kind in Europe

Archaeologists in Italy have unearthed the earliest known female infant burial in Europe, the 10,000-year-old grave of a newborn baby. The young girl, who researchers have nicknamed “Neve,” was buried with a rich array of grave goods, such as shell …

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Mac Rumors

Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 to Developers

We don’t yet know what might be included in the new iOS and iPadOS 15.3 updates, but our initial look at the downloads suggests that changes are minor. There are a few features that Apple has yet to implement, such as Universal Control and support for IDs …

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