Google Will No Longer Let Developers Charge For Chrome Extensions
Chrome extensions are pretty useful as they bring added functionality that the browser by default does not. A lot of these extensions are free, but some require payment, but the semi-good news is that in a change to the Chrome Web Store, Google will no longer be allowing developers to charge for Chrome extensions.

Arlo Announces New Essential XL Spotlight And Essential Cameras
Want to setup a home security camera but you’re intimidated by the potential wiring of it? If you’re the sort that does not like to get too technical nor do you want to pay an electrician to help you figure it out, Arlo has you covered as the company has announced a couple of new Essential wireless security cameras.

YouTube Will Use AI To Automatically Age-Restrict Videos
YouTube has tools that allow creators to place age-restrictions on their videos, where only those above a certain age will be able to watch them. However, the onus was mostly on the creators to age-restrict their videos, save for every now and then when YouTube’s algorithm flags inappropriate content for its team to review.

IKEA’s Catalog Now Even Features A CGI ‘Influencer’ Model
If you’ve ever seen an IKEA catalog or browsed its website, you might be thinking that it seems like a crazy amount of work to layout all of the company’s products in various scenarios, especially with all the different color combinations. In case you did not know, the bulk of them are actually computer generated.

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Metal Gear Solid 1 And 2 Could Be Coming To PC
If you’re a fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and would love to play the games on your PC, you could be in luck because according to reports made on the Resetera forums, it would appear that both Metal Gear Solid 1 and Metal Gear Solid 2 are reportedly being planned for a release on the PC.

Some People Are Accidentally Ordering The Xbox One Instead Of Xbox Series X
So pre-orders of the Xbox Series X and Series S have gone live and as expected, many have rushed to online retailers to place their orders. Some customers have struggled with their orders due to the rush of thousands of others hoping to snag a unit upon release, but some have found the process a bit too easy.

This Microphone Is Perfect For Taking On The Go
These days there is an increased demand for audio recording devices like microphones. As many of us are working and studying from home, some of us are starting to realize the need to upgrade our equipment, where the built-in microphone in our laptops will no longer make do due to its more-often-than-not subpar quality.

We Could See Mini LED MacBooks And iPads Sooner Than We Thought
According to the rumors, Apple is apparently looking to make the move to using mini LED display panels in devices. To date, that has not happened and Apple is currently using a mix of LCD and OLEDs from product to product (like LCDs for laptops and desktops, and OLEDs for its iPhones and Apple Watch).

Facebook Will Soon Let Users Issue Takedown Requests Of Images
Platforms like Facebook and YouTube have rights management tools. This basically allows content creators to claim ownership of intellectual property that is being used in other content that they did not authorize, like music or video clips. However, it seems that Facebook is now expanding on that to include photos.

Microsoft Still Plans To Bring Xbox Game Pass Ultimate To The iPhone
The other day, Microsoft officially launched Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on Android. This basically allows Android gamers to stream Xbox games on their Android mobile devices, but the question remains – what about iPhone users? The good news for iPhone users is that Microsoft has not given up yet.

OnePlus 8T Might Try To Steal The iPhone 12’s Spotlight
Are you looking forward to the next flagship smartphone from OnePlus? If you are, you might be interested to learn that the company has confirmed that the upcoming smartphone will be officially launching on the 14th of October. This is according to a recent teaser video that the company posted on its YouTube page.

iOS 14 Adoption Is Quickly Outpacing iOS 13
Apple made a surprising announcement last week when they revealed that iOS 14 would be released the next day after the announcement itself. This is of course great news for iPhone and iPad users who might have been looking forward to some of the new features and changes to the platform.

Base iPhone 12 Could Be Called The iPhone 12 Mini
If the rumors are to be believed, Apple is expected to launch as many as four new iPhones this coming October. Given that they will all fall under the iPhone 12 lineup, this could get rather confusing in terms of naming, but now we know how Apple might end up naming some of their devices.

Benchmarks Show That iOS 14 Does Not Downgrade Performance On Older iPhones
New major updates to iOS are always welcome, but usually with new updates, there are new features that might require more work than before, and as such, older hardware might not be optimized to handle it so well. As a result, sometimes it can feel like installing a new iOS update on an older iPhone could result in downgraded performance.

Future Bethesda Games On Non-Xbox Consoles Will Be On A ‘Case-To-Case’ Basis
Microsoft recently announced their plans to acquire Bethesda. This is actually a rather interesting announcement, especially when in recent times, it’s starting to feel like Bethesda has grown a lot closer with Sony. This is because the company plans to release two timed-exclusives for the upcoming PS5 console.

Xbox Remote Play Now Available On Android Devices
Are you looking to stream your Xbox games on your mobile device? If you are, then you’ll be very happy to learn that Microsoft has finally made its remote play app available to all Android users. Prior to that, the app was only available to Insiders, but now it seems that the company is rolling it out to everyone.

Microsoft Just Bought Bethesda
Microsoft has recently announced that they will be acquiring ZeniMax Media and its game publisher Bethesda. Yup, it seems that the company responsible for some pretty major games like the Elder Scrolls series, Doom series, Wolfenstein, and Fallout will soon be under the umbrella of Microsoft.

Gmail Can Now Be Set As The Default Mail App On iOS
iOS 14 was made available to download last week. One of the new features of iOS is the ability to allow users to choose which apps they want to use as their default app, like browsers or email clients. For those who have been looking forward to the feature, you’ll be pleased that Google has finally updated its Gmail app to take advantage of that.

A Ransomware Attack On A Hospital Could Have Killed A Patient
Ransomware attacks aren’t new, and generally speaking they’re not exactly life-threatening attacks either as the attacks are basically meant to encrypt the data on a computer and hold it hostage, only providing the victims with the decryption key once a ransom has been paid (hence the name).

WeChat Receives A Stay Of Execution From US Judge
We had recently reported that according to an announcement by the US Department of Commerce, Chinese apps such as WeChat were scheduled to be banned from US app stores this Sunday. However, it seems that WeChat has managed to escape that ban following a US judge’s decision to grant it an injunctive relief.

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