Sony Patents A System That Lets Struggling Players Get Help From An Expert
We’ve all played games in the past where there are certain puzzles, levels, or boss fights that just feel impossible to beat. We’ve probably tried over and over again dozens of times, turned to walkthroughs, and in some cases, just give up. However, Sony thinks that they might have the answer to your problems.

Sony Has Stopped Selling DSLR Cameras
Back in the day, Sony was known for their Cyber-shot digital compact cameras, but after acquiring Minolta, the company started to develop its own DSLR cameras. This proved to be somewhat popular for a while, and later the company expanded to mirrorless cameras and then full frame mirrorless cameras.

Microsoft Says They Won’t Be Reducing The Cut They Get From The Xbox Store
Last week, Microsoft announced that they will be making changes to the cut they get from developers from the Microsoft Store. Instead of a more traditional 70-30 split where Microsoft gets 30%, they will be changing it to a 88-12 split, meaning that Microsoft will now take a 12% cut.

Confidential Emails Reveal That Walmart Was Working On A Cloud Gaming Service
During the lawsuit between Apple and Epic, confidential emails were revealed as part of an exhibit. What’s interesting is that based on these emails, it seems that several years ago, Walmart was actually developing its own cloud gaming service that they were pitching to companies such as Epic to try and get Fortnite as one of the available games.

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Valve Launches A $1/month Stat Tracking Service For CS:GO
Stats are important in games, especially if you’re an amateur looking to take their gaming skills to the next level. This is because stats can tell us a lot about our gameplay and where we might be weak and areas that we can improve upon. If you’re looking to take your CS:GO skills to the next level, you’re in luck.

This Could Be Our First Look At The iPhone 13 Pro Max
Later on this year, we can expect Apple to launch their brand new iPhones, which right now are being referred to as the iPhone 13. Part of the lineup is also expected to include the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the top of the line model and the best iPhone 13 that money can buy, but what could it look like?

Disney Shows Off Its ‘Real’ Retractable Lightsaber
Lightsabers have to be one of the coolest weapons we’ve seen in fiction, and throughout the years, we’ve seen many people attempt to make it. However, the problem with the lightsaber concept is that creators need to choose between either making it an actual functional weapon, or a weapon that in terms of effects, closely mimics that of the lightsaber we’ve seen in Star Wars movies.

Australian Retailer Pulls AirTags From Shelves Over Child Safety Concerns
One of the main criticisms about Apple’s products is that the batteries used in these products tend to be fixed, meaning that to replace them would be difficult and not as easy as swapping them out for a new one. However, to everyone’s surprise, Apple’s AirTags actually comes with a removable battery and also uses a battery you can easily buy in stores.

Apple Watch Used To Monitor Baby Who Was Delivered In-Flight
While it probably doesn’t happen often, people do give birth on planes. However, there is a risk because planes are hardly the most sanitary of locations, plus if anything goes wrong, it’s not guaranteed that there will be a doctor or someone who is trained medically, not to mention the lack of certain types of medical equipment.

Facebook Messenger And Instagram Direct Won’t Be Getting End-To-End Encryption So Soon
A lot of messaging apps these days are getting end-to-end encryption or already have it. It seems like a very standard feature that most people can expect, but it turns out that Facebook Messenger and Instagram Direct won’t be getting that feature anytime soon, according to a post by Facebook.

Huawei’s Mate X2 Surprisingly Survives When Folded In The Opposite Direction
Foldable phones from a technological point of view are impressive. However, there is a bit of concern regarding durability, namely the display which isn’t as rigid compared to more traditional displays. This is because in order to be flexible, a different type of material is used, which also makes it slightly more susceptible to scratches and dents.

Updated iPad Mini Expected To Arrive Later Than Expected
Apple’s updates to its iPad mini lineup have been rather lackluster, but not surprising given that Apple seems to be more interested in its higher-end iPad Pro series. However, it sees that a refresh could take place later this year, albeit slightly later than expected, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Microsoft Will Remove Flash From Windows 10 Computers This Summer
Now that Flash has officially reached its end of life, it seems that Microsoft will also be taking more proactive steps in removing it from Windows 10 computers. This is according to an updated blog post on Microsoft’s website where they revealed that they will include a Flash Player removal tool in Windows 10 patches starting this summer.

New Variants Of ‘Spectre’ Processor Flaws Have Been Discovered
Several years ago, vulnerabilities were discovered with Intel and AMD’s processors known as Spectre. The companies worked quickly to try and fix and mitigate the issues, where they started shipping new models that supposedly addressed the problems, but it looks like Spectre isn’t going away anytime soon.

Samsung Expected To Supply Apple With iPhone Component To Enable 120Hz Refresh Rates
If the rumors are to be believed, this year’s iPhone could finally see Apple introduce an iPhone with a 120Hz refresh rate. This is a big deal considering that many iPhone competitors in the Android space have managed to achieve this feat years ago. Now adding fuel to the fire is a new report claiming that Samsung will be supplying Apple with a component of the display.

YouTuber Gives His MacBook Pro A Mechanical Keyboard ‘Upgrade’
Laptop keyboards are hardly the best keyboards to type on. They are functional, no doubt about that, but it just doesn’t compare to a proper keyboard, but we suppose that’s one of the trade-offs to being able to carry your computer around with you. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t improve on it, right?

Phil Schiller Once Suggested Apple Reduce Their App Store Fees
Apple’s current fee for its App Store is 30% of whatever the developers make from the sale of their apps or sales made through in-app purchases. This is an area of contention in the lawsuit against Epic, where Epic and other app developers and companies feel that the 30% that Apple takes is too much.

Apple And Epic Once Considered Creating A Fortnite Bundle
Chances are you’ve heard of the current legal battle between Apple and Epic. The narrative makes it seem like both companies are bitter enemies, but it seems that at one point in time, both companies were chummy enough where apparently they were going to work together to create a bundled subscription service.

2021’s MacBook Pro Could Come With A Mini LED Display
A couple of weeks ago, Apple launched their first mini LED product with the iPad Pro. It has been largely rumored that Apple will eventually bring that technology to its other products like its Mac computers, which have been using LCDs for the longest time ever, and it seems that the MacBook Pro refresh later this year could see those efforts come to fruition.

Discord Will Integrate Into The PlayStation Network In 2022
Not too long ago, there were rumors suggesting that Discord and Microsoft were in talks where Microsoft was apparently interested in acquiring the company. It made a lot of sense as to why Microsoft could be interested, especially since Discord is known as a platform gamers use to communicate, so acquiring them and integrating their services into the Xbox platform makes sense.

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