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Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.1 arrives with stability improvements, bug fixes

After a difficult launch and several revisions, Cyberpunk 2077 got his first major patch. in a tweet on the Cyberpunk Twitter account, developer CD Projekt Red (CDPR) announced patch 1.1 for PC, console, and Stadia, which focuses on various stability improvements and bug fixes. Additionally, CDPR said the patch "sets the stage" for future patches.Patch 1.1 is out now for PC, consoles, and Stadia! In this update, which lays the foundation for future patches, we focus on various stability improvements and bug fixes. List of changes: https://t.co/NlSEKjsax7 pic.twitter.com/WjLcD0SaZk - Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) January 22, 2021The tweet included a link to a website listing all the changes included in patch 1.1. It's a lo...
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Microsoft no longer increases the cost of Xbox Live Gold

In a surprise move, Microsoft has chosen to backtrack on its original decision and it won't. boost Xbox Live The cost of gold after a major backlash from players. Below is Microsoft's full blog post regarding the decision (not that the prices below are in USD): Today we made a mistake and you did well to let us know. Connecting and playing with friends is a vital part of the game and we do not meet the expectations of the players who rely on it every day. As a result, we have decided not to change the Xbox Live Gold prices. We're turning this moment into an opportunity for Xbox Live to be more in line with how we see the gamer at the center of their experience. For free games, you will no longer need an Xbox Live Gold membership...
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Brie Larson to star in upcoming Apple TV series + ‘Lessons in Chemistry’

Apple TV + is ready to get a new drama series called Chemistry Lessons, starring Brie Larson and executive producer. Based on an upcoming novel by Bonnie Garmus, the series is set in the early 1960s and follows Elizabeth (Larson). Larson's character aspires to be a scientist, which is unrealistic considering the times when women were expected to stay home. However, despite the situations that dismiss her from her job, she still strives to become a scientist. The novel won't be published until 2022, so it's unclear when the series will launch. Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan will also serve as executive producers on the series through their Aggregate Films banner which produces shows such as Ozark and The outsiders. Larson will...
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Google may be testing the updated Lens icon that looks more like a camera

Google Lens may get a new camera-like icon in a future update. According to Android Police, the new icon is probably part of an a / b test. An insider shared a picture of the new icon as seen in the Google app search bar, but Android Police could not replicate it. Equally, MobileSyrup has reviewed several Android phones and none sport the new design. Above: new Google Lens icon. Bottom: old Google Lens icon. The Play Store still shows Google Lens with the most recent redesign, which fell in May 2019. The only real change is the shape of the symbol: the current icon features classic Google colors in the form of a square with rounded corners and a blue circle. in the middle it represents the lens of a camera. However, the new desi...
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Google Search on mobile devices receives a modest redesign

Google is beefing up the design of its mobile phone search results with a few pops of color to help make it easier to find what you're looking for. The main change may go unnoticed by most people, as Google has simply decided to make the text a bit bolder and make the headings bigger, making it easier to see at a glance. Behind the text, the digital cards that each search result is on now stretch to the edges of the screen. It's a minor change, but it removes some of the visual clutter and brings the focus back to the Search headlines. Google's pre-made search cards displaying pertinent information that is usually removed from Wikipedia are also slightly updated. Instead of a colorful bar that houses all the different pages of th...
Apps & Games, News, Video Games, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

YouTube finally brings HDR support to Xbox consoles

YouTube is finally adding HDR (high dynamic range) color support to Microsoft's various Xbox consoles, including Xbox One S / X and Xbox Series X / S. If you have a TV or monitor capable of displaying HDR10 content and a compatible Xbox console, you can take advantage of the feature. The maximum resolution at which each console is capable of outputting YouTube HDR videos depends on the Xbox you are using, as the Xbox Series X is capable of 4K HDR at up to 60fps and the Xbox One S plays HDR content at 1440p and up to 60 fps. While this is a welcome move on the part of Google-owned YouTube, the platform doesn't have a lot of worthwhile HDR content available. That being said, if you're looking to test what your fancy new TV is capab...
Apps & Games, News, Video Games, xbox, Xbox Series X

The cost of Xbox Live Gold is increasing

Microsoft has announced that it is increasing the cost of Xbox Live Gold. One-month Gold memberships are increasing by $ 1 USD (about $ 1.27 CAD) and the price of a three-month membership is increasing by $ 5 USD (approximately $ 6.34 CAD). The company says that if you are already a member of Xbox Live Gold online for 12 or six months, the cost of the online gaming service will not change. However, if you choose to renew your membership at the end of your subscription period, you will renew it at the current increased price. MobileSyrup Microsoft Canada has been contacted for more information on one-month, three-month, and 12-month subscription costs in Canada. This story will be updated with additional information as it becomes ...
Apps & Games, Chatbot, microsoft, News

Microsoft patents the Black Mirror-style chatbot that can imitate the dead

Microsoft has filed a patent for a technology that can "revive" dead people through a chatbot that emulates them. Dated December 1, 2020, the patent proposes an artificial intelligence-based chatbot that compiles a profile of a person based on their past "images, voice data, social media posts, emails". The chatbot would then attempt to converse with the user as the person in question would have. In theory, this could be used to allow you to "chat" with someone who has passed away. "The specific person [who the chat bot represents] It can correspond to a past or present entity (or a version of it), such as a friend, a relative, an acquaintance, a celebrity, a fictional character, a historical figure, a random entity, etc. Micros...
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Netflix’s Blood of Zeus becomes Ubisoft Quebec’s Immortals Fenyx Rising

Ubisoft and Netflix have partnered in a crossover event between Immortals: Fenyx Rising and Blood of Zeus. Between January 21 and 28, those who play the game developed by Ubisoft Quebec can participate in a new mission called "A Tribute to Family" that is inspired by Netflix. Blood of Zeus anime series. In the mission, you will face two creatures from another world: Chimera and Cerberus. "Tribute to Family" will be available after completing "Gods and Monsters" and will reward you with an Eagle pendant and Blood of Zeus-Inspired customization options once mission is completed. In addition, you can buy a new weapon pack that contains Blood of Zeus- themed skins for Fenyx's sword, ax and bow and a character pack with skins for the a...
Apps & Games, Lego, Metroid, News, nintendo

Metroid could get the official Lego set following support for the fan concept

Nintendo Loved Metroid The series could get the Lego treatment thanks to dedicated fans. On the Lego Ideas site, builders are encouraged to submit concepts for Lego sets that the Danish toy company can turn into commercial products. Recently user L-DI-EGO posted an idea for a set of "Metroid: Samus Aran's Gunship," which includes the titular bounty hunter, his spaceship, and the the villain Ridley. For Lego to really consider an Idea, it needs to get at least 10,000 user votes, and now, the L-DI-EGO set has officially passed that milestone. Of course, this isn't a confirmation that Lego will actually turn "Metroid: Samus Aran's Gunship" into a real set, but it's a promising first step. It should be noted that Lego has an existing partnership with Nintendo, the owner of Metroid, in a...
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Microsoft Edge Update Brings New Themes, Sleep Tabs, and More

Microsoft's Edge browser is getting another big update. This time around, the new Chromium-based Edge has access to a ton of new themes, as well as new password management capabilities. First, the new themes. Microsoft released a teaser video (below) showing various topics. There are some with basic colors, as well as some unique themes based on various Microsoft games, including Halo, Flight Simulator, Gears and Forza.Most of the themes change the new tab page and the tab bar and window colors. You can check out the new themes and apply them here. Along with the new themes, Microsoft updated the icons used throughout the browser. The new icons better match the company's Fluent Design goals and feature rounder and smoother d...
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US Judge Says Amazon Doesn’t Have to Restore Parler’s Web Services

Parler has lost his bid for Amazon to restore its web services. Amazon suspended hosting of the conservative social network on January 9 following the deadly January 6 attacks on the US Capitol. At the time, the e-commerce giant noted that many Parler users were calling for violence via the application and even used it to coordinate the attack, all of which violates their terms of service. Now US District Judge Barbara Rothstein has sided with Amazon. “The Court rejects any suggestion that the public interest favors requiring that AWS [Amazon Web Services] to present the incendiary speech in which the record shows that some of the Parler users have been involved. At this stage, in the demonstration carried out so far, neither the ...