Sonos announces second-gen Beam soundbar with Dolby Atmos

From The Verge: When Sonos announced price increases for the majority of its product lineup last week, some people noticed that the entry-level Beam soundbar was absent from the list. And indeed, that’s because the company has been at work on a follow-up. The new second-generation Beam being...

Apple Store down ahead of iPhone 13 event

From CNET: The Apple Store went offline Tuesday, ahead of the Apple's "California Streaming" event. The virtual event begins at 10 a.m. PT Tuesday (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. GMT, 3 a.m. Wednesday AEST) and is likely to reveal the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch 7.

"Be right back," a message states. "We're...

YouTube Takes Down Another Popular Discord Music Bot

From PC Mag: Less than three weeks after shuttering Discord's Groovy music bot, Google-owned YouTube is taking down another popular player.

Rythm, which boasts more than 560 million Discord users, is complying with Google's cease-and-desist order and will stop working at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday...

Epic notifies court it will appeal Apple App Store ruling

From CNET: Epic Games filed a notice of appeal on Sunday after a federal judge's recent decision, which mostly sided with Apple, in one of the tech industry's biggest lawsuits.

Apple kicked Epic off its app store in August 2020 after it quietly changed code inside Fortnite intended to break both...

ROCCAT Torch Review (Page 1 of 4)

Earlier in August of this year, my friends invited me to go camping out in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta. If you know me personally, you will know I was born and raised in a suburban area where I have always appreciated the comforts of modern day living. This is true for practically all of my family, though I would say my sister is probably the most adventurous compared to the rest of us. As such, I had never gone camping before until this...

Twitter Is Testing New Labels for Bot Accounts and Automated Tweets

From PC Mag: Not everything posted on Twitter is written by a human, and Twitter has decided it's probably a good idea to label automated tweets generated by bots.

As Engadget reports, Twitter is running a test that will allow developer accounts to use new labels making it clear when a tweet is...

Epic Games shutting down Houseparty, its video chat app for gamers

From CNET: Epic Games is shutting down its video chat service, Houseparty, the company said Thursday. Epic acquired the app back in 2019.

"Since joining Epic, the Houseparty team's social vision and core technology have already contributed to new features used by hundreds of millions of people in...

CORSAIR Launches MP600 PRO XT M.2 NVMe SSDs

From Corsair Press Release: CORSAIR today announced the launch of a new Gen4 PCIe x4 NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive – the MP600 PRO XT. Available in capacities up to an immense 4TB, the MP600 PRO XT stores massive amounts of data in a convenient form-factor that neatly fits nearly any PC build. For...

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