“If we’d have known it would have taken 6 years then maybe we would have done Outlast 3 first” The Outlast Trials creators reflect on their journey in crafting their first multiplayer game

Most gamers will know of Outlast, even if they haven’t had the pleasure (or terror) of playing it—a title acclaimed as one of the scariest games of all time by several publications and credited with undeniable influence on the indie horror genre. The Outlast franchise has been synonymous with heart-pounding fear and a testament to […]

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Apple’s iPod Hi-Fi Launched 18 Years Ago – and Lasted Just 554 Days

Reflecting on the iPod Hi-Fi, launched 18 years ago, many long-time readers may remember it as Apple’s ambitious foray into the home audio market, long before smart speakers were a thing. Priced at $349, it promised audiophile-quality sound within a compact design, offering home audio without the clutter of traditional stereo components. It featured a […]

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Galaxy Z Fold 6 will get seven years of OS updates, and water is wet

Ever since Samsung announced that the Galaxy S24 series will be getting Android and One UI updates for seven years, people have been left wondering what other Galaxy devices will get the luxury of such insane after-sales software support. The answer, unfortunately, was not the one fans wanted: Samsung has confirmed that no Galaxy smartphone […]

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Apple Car canceled after 10 years of hard work

Apple has allegedly been developing a car (usually referred to as Apple Car) under Project Titan since 2014. Unfortunately, after a decade of pouring investment and hard work into the project, the company has finally canceled the development of the Apple Car, according to a new report from Mark Gurman on Bloomberg (via Engadget). Reportedly, […]

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Odysseus Marks the First US Moon Landing in More Than 50 Years

For the first time in more than half a century, a US-built spacecraft has made a soft landing on the moon. There was high drama and plenty of intrigue on Thursday evening as Intuitive Machines attempted to land its Odysseus spacecraft in a small crater not all that far from the south pole of the […]

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It took two years, but Dying Light 2 players finally have guns to play with

What you need to know To celebrate the second anniversary of Dying Light 2, a big update has arrived in the game bringing players firearms at long last.  The Firearms Update (1.15) is out now and adds guns to fight off the hordes with, just as we could in the first game.  Everyone who logs […]

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The best Wi-Fi 6 mesh router I’ve ever tested is discounted to an all-time low, and it STILL powers my home network two years later

Living in a century-old house with bricks as thick as the original Xbox means Wi-Fi routers rarely provide a reliable wireless Internet signal in every room. Particularly in my home office, the furthest away from my modem, those issues were all solved by the phenomenal TP-Link Deco X55, discounted from $279.99 to $169.99 at Amazon. […]

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The biggest new Minecraft feature in years completely changes the game, but I’m not totally sold yet

Minecraft may technically fall into the games-as-a-service category thanks to nearly 15 years of continued support and updates, but the legendary survival-crafting game indubitably evolves significantly slower than the biggest players in the same live service space. It’s not often that the Minecraft status quo is shaken up in any meaningful way, but that’s exactly […]

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iPhones surpass Samsung smartphone sales in Europe after two years

Apple has been eating away at Samsung’s smartphone sales over the past few years. For the first time last year, Apple sold more smartphones globally than Samsung. Even in Europe, which was usually considered Samsung’s bastion, Apple became the number one smartphone brand in the final quarter of last year. Apple surpassed Samsung smartphone shipments […]

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Samsung meeting expected in Zuckerberg’s first Korea trip in 10 years

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly heading to South Korea next week. This would be his first visit to the country in over a decade as he last visited the country, which was his first ever trip to Korea, back in June 2013. There aren’t a lot of details about his trip available at this […]

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Duo That Defrauded Apple Out of 5,000 iPhones With Repair Scheme Will Spend Up to 20 Years in Prison

Two Maryland residents that tried to defraud Apple out of 5,000 iPhones worth millions of dollars were today found guilty of mail fraud. Chinese nationals Haotian Sun and Pengfei Xue masterminded a scheme to get Apple to exchange genuine iPhones for counterfeit iPhones sent in for repair. Between May 2017 and September 2019, Sun and […]

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Apple COO Jeff Williams Visits Taiwan to Celebrate 50 Years of Foxconn

Apple’s Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams is making a rare visit to Taiwan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Foxconn, one of the company’s key suppliers, Bloomberg reports. Apple’s COO is joined by senior vice president of operations Sabih Khan, as well as representatives from SoftBank and Arm. Foxconn assembles Apple devices including the iPhone, […]

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Apple Negotiating With OLED Suppliers for Next Year’s iPhone SE 4

Several of Apple’s display suppliers have proposed their prices for supplying OLED displays for the fourth-generation iPhone SE, The Elec reports. Samsung Display, BOE, and Tianma are all said to have entered their proposed prices for OLED panels for the iPhone SE 4, which is expected to launch next year. Previous iPhone SE models have […]

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One of last year’s best action games is free to play on Xbox with Game Pass this weekend

What you need to know On occasion, Microsoft will host a special Xbox Free Play Days event in which several games are free to play on Xbox consoles for a weekend for Xbox Game Pass Core and Ultimate subscribers. Free Play Days has returned for this weekend, and from now until February 18 at 11:59 […]

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Smoking Alters Your Immune System for Years After You Quit

To figure out why and how the effect lasts for years after someone smokes their last cigarette, Duffy’s team turned to their donors’ DNA. Seemingly everything from wildfire smoke to your parents’ trauma has been linked to epigenetic changes—physical manipulations of the DNA molecule that switch genes on or off. Sure enough, the long-term effect […]

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Mac Audio Balance Bug That Apple Knew About 12 Years Ago Still Exists

Apple has still not fixed a bug in macOS that causes the audio balance to drift on Macs under certain conditions, despite having acknowledged the issue almost 12 years ago. A developer named Fabian highlighted the problem today in a post on X (formerly Twitter), claiming that Apple “still has not fixed the audio left/right […]

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OnePlus on why just 5 years of updates, Phone (2a) render was fake, Week 6 in review

Welcome to your week 6 recap. OnePlus defended its policy of giving its users 5 years of software updates (4 years of major OS updates, and 5 years of security support) over the 7 years of Samsung and Google. OnePlus is focusing on the quality of the software and its fluidity over what it deems […]

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Two years isn’t a long time to wait for this 4.5-star-rated app that lets you boost the performance of your Windows 11 PC

What you need to know Microsoft finally shipped the PC Manager app to broad availability after being submitted to the Microsoft Store two years ago.   The app lets users optimize the performance of their Windows PC by performing a health check, managing storage, and more. It also features a Toolbox that lets you conveniently […]

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OnePlus explains why it’s only promising 5 years of Android updates, not more

Google has promised 7 years of software updates for its Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, and Samsung followed suit with the exact same promise for the Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra. OnePlus, on the other hand, is only promising four major Android updates and five years of security patches for its flagships. If […]

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In 2023, Samsung led the mobile market in India for the first time in 6 years

Samsung hasn’t led the smartphone market in India since 2017, but that changed in 2023 when the company outperformed all of its rivals to climb to the top of the leaderboard. For the first time in six years, Samsung topped the mobile market in India with a smartphone market share of 18%, according to Counterpoint […]

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