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March 12, 2022

NEWS

The Verge

Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor

Bad Stuff · Can’t trigger a smart air purifier based on air quality · Needs an Echo smart display or speaker · No carbon dioxide monitoring · Limited notifications · Poor app experience.

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CNET

Bet You Didn’t Know Your iPad Could Do All This

A new iOS device includes a free trial for Apple TV Plus and Apple Arcade — a CNET Editors’ Choice award pick. So, in addition to downloading your favorite TV streaming apps, games and linking accounts, you can try something new.

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CNET

New Rumor: 2022 MacBook Air Could Run on M2 Chip

Apple’s M2 processor might debut in a few months. … The most recent MacBook Air, from late 2020. Dan Ackerman/CNET. Although a new MacBook Air didn’t show …

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The Verge

Green phones, ranked

“So, is there some kind of promotional tie-in?” My husband was searching for answers. “No. They’re just green phones.” This was not a satisfying answer, so he continued. “Is it an environmental thing? Like are they made out of recycled plastic or …

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Polygon

Final Fantasy kart racer Chocobo GP costs $50, monetizes like a mobile game

While racers and levels are unlockable, karts, outfits, and other items have to be bought at different shops, using more than one in-game currency. Players have to keep track of Gil and tickets, which they earn from playing the game, and then there’s …

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Mac Rumors

Apple Stops Selling 27-Inch LG UltraFine 5K Display

Apple has removed the 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K display that was previously a Mac user’s go-to option for external monitors from its online store following the launch of the Studio Display. LG UltraFine Display LG and Apple had worked on the display …

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The Verge

I’ve made a huge mistake in Elden Ring

Dragons inspire no such reverence. Dragons are assholes. So when a friend told me there were lots of runes to be had for an easy dragon kill, I was all ears. He told me to bring a weapon that’ll cause the bleed status effect, showed me the place on the map …

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CNET

EA Reveals Early Behind-the-Scenes Look at Dead Space Remake

One of the biggest surprises of the 2021 summer games season was the reveal of the remake of the original Dead Space. This sci-fi-influenced survival horror game franchise blended elements of Alien, The Thing and Resident Evil, making for a scary, well- …

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The Mercury News

Review: ‘Gran Turismo 7’ adds human element to try and stay ahead of the curve

“Sterile” and “dry” are words that come up as players race drivers that seem robotic in their devotion to following the perfect line. In the pursuit of building the ultimate driving simulator, director Kazunori Yamauchi and his Polyphony Digital team …

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The Mercury News

Review: ‘Gran Turismo 7’ adds human element to try and stay ahead of the curve

Whereas “Gran Turismo” is laser-focused on providing hard-core lessons on driving and unmatched realism, Turn 10 Studios’ “Forza” franchise has given players an exploration of car culture and a focus on AI opponents that drive like real players.

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