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June 17, 2022

NEWS

The Verge

In a 35-minute video today, Blizzard showed off the biggest update on the game yet. And, as a part of this Overwatch 2-palooza, The Verge was able to talk to the game’s developers about what all the news means for fans.

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CNET

Overwatch 2 announced its content roadmap for the first two PvP seasons as the game transitions to a free-to-play model. Loot boxes are out, battle passes are in, and fans will get a new hero or map each season.

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Forbes

Microsoft has confirmed three issues that some users are experiencing following the installation of the June 14 Windows update. While a ‘sooner rather than late’ approach to patching security vulnerabilities remains the prudent advice, it is …

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NPR

This is FRESH AIR. I’m Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross, who’s off this week. Our guest, Geoffrey Fowler, is a technology columnist for The Washington Post who has a habit of revealing things about our computers and smartphones that make us squirm.

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WIRED

Android 13 is the next version of Google’s mobile operating system (internally code-named Tiramisu for all you dessert fans), and as per usual, it brings a range of new features and upgrades to Android phones and tablets. We’ve been playing around with …

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Forbes

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TechCrunch

Snapchat is testing a paid subscription tier for its social network called Snapchat Plus (or Snapchat+), which would give users early access to experimental features like pinning certain conversations and exclusive icons. The company hasn’t specified …

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The Verge

A group of Senate Democrats is calling on the US Commerce Department to follow Europe’s lead in forcing all smartphone manufacturers to build devices that adhere to a universal charging standard. In a Thursday letter addressed to Commerce Secretary …

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The Verge

Microsoft Defender will be available for Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers today, and the features will vary by platform. On iOS and iPadOS, for example, there’s no antivirus protection, and the app offers some web phishing protections instead …

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Forbes

Easily the most ear-catching part of Bethesda’s recent presentation on Starfield, their upcoming Xbox exclusive, was that it would have 100 star systems and 1,000 planets to explore. Before that, the game already looked like it was borrowing heavily …

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