personal computing

Here’s everything Apple announced at its ‘Time Flies’ event

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Apple didn’t announce any new iPhones at its latest keynote but it still had plenty of new devices to share, including two new Watch models, and an iPad Air that features a new design. The company also detailed its new Apple One subscription b…

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Researchers created a Game Boy that doesn’t need batteries

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The original Game Boy was no slouch when it came to battery life. With four simple AA batteries, you could play games like Tetris and Super Mario Land for about 10 to 15 hours. That was something that made the Game Boy so much more appealing t…

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After 27 years, ‘Doom’ and ‘Doom 2’ get widescreen support

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Later this year, Doom and Doom 2 will turn 27 and 26 years old, respectively. Yet id Software still somehow found time while working on the new expansion for Doom: Eternal to update the two games (via Polygon). The update adds substantial enha…

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Apple pushes iOS 14’s updated ad anti-tracking feature to 2021

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Apple’s iOS 14 promises to be one of the company’s most significant software updates in years. Between additions like widgets and the App Library, there’s a lot coming with iOS 14 that will likely change how you interact with your iPhone. But few of…

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NVIDIA’s Reflex technology promises to reduce input lag on your PC

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If you’ve ever tweaked the settings of a PC game like Overwatch, you’ve probably stumbled on resources detailing how features like v-sync and triple buffering can add input lag to your favorite games. In the simplest possible terms, input lag is a me…

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‘Airplane Mode’ will let you relive the monotony of economy class this fall

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If you spend any time at all on social media, you may have seen how much people have fallen in love with Microsoft’s latest Flight Simulator release. And it’s easy to see why. Not only is it a well-made title, accidental 212-story monolith and…

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Grab Samsung’s 500GB T7 external SSD for just $80 at Amazon and Best Buy

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It just became easier to rationalize an external solid-state drive if you need fast backups or just an easy way to shuttle large files between PCs. Samsung’s 500GB T7 portable SSD is now on sale for $80 at Amazon, or $30 below its usual $110 p…

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Windows 10 can run apps from your Samsung phone

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You’ll soon have access to your phone’s apps on your PC — if you have the right phone, at least. Microsoft is rolling out a Windows 10 Your Phone update with support for running mobile apps on your desktop, as promised when Samsung revealed th…

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A typo created a 212-story monolith in ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’

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Microsoft’s latest Flight Simulator entry doesn’t do anything small. It’s a title that comes on 10 DVDs and allows you to explore the world in almost its entirety. It turns out that scale even extends to its accidental inclusions. Flight Simul…

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‘Black Ops: Cold War’ is the next Call of Duty game.

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After trying to make a statement about modern warfare, the Call of Duty franchise is returning to a more distant conflict. On Wednesday, series publisher Activision shared the first teaser for Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War (proper title pu…

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‘Hitman 3’ will tweak its most divisive mode

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When Hitman 3 comes out next year, you’ll have a variety of ways to play through Agent 47’s latest adventure. They’ll be a new campaign that will wrap up the franchise’s current story arc, which started with 2016’s Hitman. Hitman 3 will also include…

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‘Sekiro’ is getting a free update with new gameplay modes and costumes

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When FromSoftware’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice hits Stadia on October 29th, you’ll have a reason to revisit the game even if you don’t subscribe to Google’s streaming platform. On the same day, the studio plans to release a free update for the action-…

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The ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ beta will let you earn ‘Fortnite’ swag

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When the beta for Marvel’s Avengers arrives on August 7th, developer Crystal Dynamics plans to give players a varied taste of the final game. In a post over on the PlayStation Blog, the studio detailed everything players can expect to see and do acro…

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Amazon’s Windows 10 Prime Video app brings offline viewing to PCs

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It’s been a long wait, but Windows 10 users can finally download Amazon Prime Video to their computer. The UWP app’s most notable feature is that it allows you to download content for offline watching. That will be handy once it’s safe to travel agai…

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Safari in macOS Big Sur will stream Netflix in 4K HDR

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MacOS Big Sur may be a worthwhile upgrade if you love to marathon TV shows. As 9to5Mac reports, users have discovered that Safari in Big Sur will play Netflix videos in 4K with HDR, whether you’re using Dolby Vision or HDR10. You won’t have to…

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Amazon knocks $300 off the price of Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro

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Amazon can’t resist price cuts for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, apparently. The internet retailer is once again selling Apple’s high-end laptop for $2,100 after a discount takes effect at checkout, or about $300 off. You’re getting the base versio…

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‘Total War Saga: Troy’ will initially be free on the Epic Games Store

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Epic Games Store exclusively is a touchy subject for some PC gamers, but developer Creative Assembly may have found a way to make the best of a potentially divisive situation. When Total War Saga: Troy, the studio’s next game, comes out on August 13t…

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