Month: September 2020

Technology News on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

👉’Genshin Impact’ tries an interesting live service trick: Make a good game at launch❗️ link 👉🏽Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA review: a standard step ahead❗️ link 👉🏿Nintendo Switch News: ‘Jump Rope Challenge’ Isn’t Leaving The eShop❗️ link 👉Feature Request: Offer more iOS themes than just Light and Dark❗️ link 👉🏽SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD v2 and WD…
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Facebook Messenger, Instagram will let you chat with your friends without switching apps

Facebook owns popular photo-sharing app Instagram. Angela Lang/CNET. Facebook Messenger users will be able to chat with people who are on Instagram without having to download a new app and vice versa, a move that links both services more closely …❗️ read more

Google Duo’s auto-framing feature comes to Samsung devices, no longer a Pixel 4 exclusive

Last December, Google released its first feature drop for Pixel devices, kicking off a routine of bringing new capabilities to the phones each quarter. Included in the first drop was something called auto-framing for Google Duo. With auto-framing enabled, you …❗️ read more

Bethesda’s Starfield screenshot leaks but will it be an Xbox exclusive?

What seems to be an image from Bethesda’s next game appears to have leaked online, raising the question of whether it’ll be out in 2021. It’s only a few days since Microsoft announced it was buying Bethesda owner ZeniMax and already there’s been a …❗️ read more

HP G2 Omnicept: Enterprise-grade VR whose sensors can read “cognitive load”

The HP G2 Omnicept Edition looks a lot like the standard HP G2, but it comes with an additional slew of sensors. Visible at the top here is a heartrate tracker, while the eye-related trackers are built around the lenses. HP. The HP G2 Omnicept Edition looks a …❗️ read more

Feature Request: Offer more iOS themes than just Light and Dark

We got the first iOS themes last year, when Apple brought a system-wide Dark Mode to the iPhone as part of iOS 13. But the way that iPhone users have been taking advantage of widgets and shortcuts in iOS 14 to completely transform the look of their devices …❗️ read more

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD v2 and WD My Passport SSD (2020) Review

External bus-powered storage devices have grown both in storage capacity as well as speeds over the last decade. Thanks to rapid advancements in flash technology (including the advent of 3D NAND and NVMe) as well as faster host interfaces (such as …❗️ read more

Nintendo Switch News: ‘Jump Rope Challenge’ Isn’t Leaving The eShop

Originally set for delisting after Sept. 30, “Jump Rope Challenge” will stay on the eShop; “Jump Rope Challenge” was created by developers working from home to add movement into their daily lives; The game has received two updates and recorded over 2.5 …❗️ read more

Asus ZenBook 14 UX425EA review: a standard step ahead

Asus has so many ZenBook 14 models it stresses me out. There’s the UX433, a 2.6-pound slim-bezeled affair. There’s the Flip 14, an elegant convertible. There’s the UX431, a mid-tier $900 option. And there’s the UX425, which Asus quietly rolled out earlier …❗️ read more

‘Genshin Impact’ tries an interesting live service trick: Make a good game at launch

For years, free-to-play mobile games have had a reputation of ill repute, and for good reason. They’re usually cheaply made titles with famous licensed characters with little gameplay value. And they’ll charge you for what’s practically a digital raffle drawing to …❗️ read more