Several Major Airlines Will Accept Digital Health Passes To Prove COVID-19 Free Status
The idea of storing your health data on your smartphone might seem a little dangerous, especially if that information is leaked, but it seems that the concept might now be put to the test because starting in December, several major airlines have announced that they will start to accept digital health passes to allow passengers to prove that they are COVID-19 free.

M1 Mac Mini Users Are Experiencing Bluetooth Connectivity Issues
Many praises have been heaped upon Apple’s new M1 computers, but that doesn’t mean that it is completely immune to problems. In fact, according to multiple user reports, it appears that some M1 Mac Mini users are having some connectivity issues when it comes to Bluetooth devices pairing with the computer.

Apple Watch, MacBooks To Get Redesign In 2021
One of the chief criticisms that we saw when Apple launched the M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is that while the innards have changed, externally, they’re still the same. It’s not necessarily a bad thing that Apple has kept the design since it works rather well, but at the same time, many expected Apple to come up with something new for its new chipsets.

Researchers Develop Drug To Help The Healing Process By Mimicking Inflammation
If you’ve ever wondered why during an injury, certain parts of our bodies become inflamed, it is because this is our body’s natural response. The idea is that the swelling helps increase blood flow to an area to help with the healing process, and this is a concept that researchers have worked on to create a drug that can help improve the healing process.

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Xbox App Will Be Coming To Smart TVs Next Year
One of the advantages of game streaming is the ability for gamers to play games on almost any device that can connect to the internet, and not have to worry about things like hardware compatibility, whether or not their device has enough power to run those games, and so on, and this is an opportunity that Microsoft is looking to take advantage of.

Epic Launches ‘Fortnite Crew’ Subscription Service
Earlier this month, it was rumored that Epic could be considering launching a subscription service for its Fortnite game. This subscription would grant players a steady stream of in-game cash as well as other perks. Turns out the rumors were right on the money as Epic has since announced the subscription service which they are calling Fortnite Crew.

Twitter Will Bring Back Its Verification Program Next Year
For years, Twitter ran a verification program that basically “verified” users with a blue check next to their name to indicate that they are who they say they are. This is an important distinction for people who work in the public space like company CEOs, journalists, politicians, celebrities, and so on.

Apple Really Doesn’t Want To Pay VirnetX $500 Million
In the past, we’ve come across many patent troll related lawsuits, where a company that owns a patent that is vaguely similar to a technology or product used by another company will sue that company over alleged infringement. The goal is to try and get these companies to quickly settle the matter instead of fighting a long and drawn out court battle.

YouTube Testing AI-Generated Video Chapters
One of the newer features that YouTube had introduced to its platform was the ability for creators to add chapters to their videos. This helped longer form videos where creators can break down their videos into different chapters so that users can easily and quickly skip to the section that they want.

PS5’s DualSense Controllers Will Tighten As FIFA 21 Players Get Tired
With every console generation, companies tend to make changes to the design and features of its gaming controllers, and the Sony PS5’s DualSense controllers are no exception. They come with adaptive triggers which EA is taking advantage of with its FIFA 21 game, where the controls will actually “tighten” as the players in the game get fatigued.

Amazon And US Government Team Up To Fight Counterfeit Goods
The problem with buying things online is that usually all you have to work with are photos. Sometimes these photos don’t really represent the product accurately, as many of us have probably experienced, and sometimes, you might even get a counterfeit product that is marketed as the real deal.

Mortal Kombat 11 DLC Brings Back The Actors From The Original 1995 Movie
The original Mortal Kombat movie from 1995 might not necessarily have aged well over the years, but it is still widely considered to be a classic, and one of the earlier movies to have been adapted from a video game. If you did enjoy the movie back then, then you might be interested in checking out the latest Mortal Kombat 11 DLC.

PS5 Scalper Group Managed To Nab 3,500 Units
If you are having a tough time getting your hands on Sony’s PS5 console, then you have scalpers to blame. This is because according to a report from Business Insider, it appears that a UK based scalper group calling themselves CrepChiefNotify have managed to nab as many as 3,500 units in total and are reselling them at premium prices.

Apple’s New M1 Macs Can Unofficially Support Up To 6 Displays
According to the official specs listed by Apple, Apple’s new M1 powered Mac mini, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro will only support anywhere between 1-2 external displays. This is versus the Intel-powered variants that can support more, but is the limit of 1-2 displays true? It turns out not really.

Someone Took Apple’s M1 MacBook Air And Turned It Into The World’s Largest Tesla Key
In order to help deal with the lack of native apps, Apple allows macOS Big Sur users on its M1 computers to run iPhone and iPad apps. While it might not necessarily be optimized for a laptop’s dimensions and UI, the idea is that it will bring about functionality and usability until more native apps arrive for the M1 chipset.

Twitter Will Warn Users When They Like Misleading Tweets
Your online social presence might be more important than you think it is, even if you’re not necessarily anyone famous or an “influencer”. This is because people can see the things you do online and can sometimes make decisions based on that. For example, friends or family members may throw your posts a like or share it just because.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Discovers Evidence Of A Megaflood On Mars
Living creatures, as we know them (including ourselves), need things like water to survive. Without water, humans and animals would die of dehydration. We also wouldn’t be able to do things like grow crops, which need water in order to grow and thrive, which is why it isn’t just as simple as packing up our bags and flying off to another planet.

Google Pay Will Now Come With Transfer Fees
When it comes to financial services, obviously these companies are here to do business and there is no such thing as a free lunch. However, for those who have been using Google Pay to make instant transfers, you will now have to look forward to paying a 1.5% fee (minimum of 31 cents) per transaction.

FDA Clears Use Of Lab-Made Antibodies For COVID-19 Treatment
Right now vaccines for the coronavirus are still being developed and it could only be in 2021 where we’ll be able to get our hands on them. This means that for now, patients who have COVID-19 will need to be treated as the symptoms come up, but the FDA is trying to make that process easier.

Google Could Bring Its Radar Technology To Future Chromebooks
One of the nifty features we saw Google introduce in the Pixel 4 was radar-sensing technology, also known as Project Soli. Granted it might come across as novel and somewhat gimmicky, but on paper it does hold a lot of promise. So much so that Google might be considering applying it to future Chromebooks and wearables as well.

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