The iPhone 14 May Not Be This Year’s Most Exciting Smartphone Launch

You might have thought the iPhone 14 is this year’s biggest smartphone launch – after all, the last few months of each year are usually dominated by Apple and its newest lineup of devices – but you could be wrong.

It looks like the Xiaomi 13 could launch long before its time and could end up stealing some of Apple’s thunder if it turns out to be as exciting as we’d hoped. This comes from the top leaker digital chat station (opens in new tab)who used the Chinese social media platform Weibo to share the good news.

Your Google Chrome extensions can be used to secretly track you online

Web browser extensions can be used as a means of identifying users and tracking them across the web, new research suggests.

Online tracking has been the bane of the internet since its early days, but in recent years people have become increasingly reluctant to tolerate invasions of privacy. (opens in new tab). While some people claim that tracking is necessary to deliver personalized ads and thus keep internet services free, others shudder to think that companies retain control over what they do online.

Elden Ring’s biggest bosses have been turned into playable D&D monsters

Elden Ring’s most notorious bosses made their way to D&D as a fan created a set of complete monster stat blocks based on FromSoftware’s action RPG.

An Elden Ring fan has converted the game’s six demigods (a group of particularly powerful bosses) into usable tabletop monsters, complete with stat blocks that reflect their in-game abilities and attacks. Redditor u/Yrolc95 (opens in new tab) created pages for Malenia, Godrick, Radahn, Mohg, Rykard, and Morgott, with their stats, actions, and abilities calculated for use in D&D 5E combat.

These are the VR headsets Meta doesn’t want you to use

Meta has been working on over a dozen VR headset prototypes, but doesn’t want you to use any of them. That’s because these bulky “time machines,” as they’re called, aren’t aimed at consumers, but are in-house proofs of concept only for their in-house designers.

During a virtual roundtable last week, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and members of Meta’s Reality Labs division demonstrated several of these prototypes. Many of them have their internal circuitry exposed, and some even look like you’re holding the entire contents of a desktop PC to your face – complete with extra-large fans and side handles to grip so your neck doesn’t snap under the weight.

US senators join the call for everyone to have the same phone charger

Democratic senators urged the US to follow the European Union’s (EU) lead and demand that smartphone makers, including Apple, adopt a common charging cable. (opens in new tab)

Starting in 2024, all cell phones, tablets, e-readers, headsets, digital cameras, headphones and headsets, handheld game consoles and portable speakers will have to include a USB Type-C port – a move that the EU says it will save consumers €250 million a year and avoid 11,000 tonnes of e-waste.

Xiaomi could shade the iPhone 14 with this amazing mobile

The big launch of late 2022 will be the case instead of doubting the iPhone 14, you’ll have to dominate the market with Apple’s annual September release. That’s right, it seems that Xiaomi wants to steal the spotlight, and she would be willing to pull out her top of the range before long.

second one known filter (opens in new tab) with a good track record, the Xiaomi 13 could arrive in November 2022. Earlier than expected, the Xiaomi 12 debuted in December last year. The data filter that is at a front in the development (compared to the previous year), the explanation esa date.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Fold 3 update finally brings an important feature

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 both have an eSIM (embedded-SIM), but in the US they still haven’t been able to use it. That’s changing now, however.

In a new software update, eSIM support is being added, which means you will be able to use your phone without a removable SIM card.

Sony PlayStation 5 restock: PS5 to be up for pre-orders on June 21

The elusive Sony PlayStation 5 will be up for grabs once again on June 21 at 12 noon and the deliveries will reportedly start on June 30. The company has announced that the gaming console will be made available for pre-order on (opens in new tab) apart from retailers like amazon (opens in new tab)Flipkart, Reliance Digital, Vijay Sales, GamesTheShop, and more.

Sony’s gaming console was launched almost a year back and is still out of bounds for most. The demand for this console has remained intact despite the global supply chain issues that have stifled the supply.

Call of Duty will now steal your weapons if you are naughty

The cheaters in Warzone and Vanguard are in for a rude awakening as developer Activision releases a new update to the games’ anti-cheat software.

Anyone caught cheating in Warzone or Call of Duty: Vanguard will now face the wrath of Activision’s latest ironic anti-cheat mitigation tactic, Disarm. As described in a blog post (opens in new tab)The new system does exactly what the name suggests: removes cheaters’ weapons mid-game to leave them completely defenseless.

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Cheaters won’t even be able to throw punches with their fists, as Activision says removing all of their offensive capabilities is an effective way to put them “on timeout”. By allowing cheaters to stay in the game but making it virtually unplayable for them, pesky hackers experience their own bitter medicine.

Canceled: Netflix loses yet another iconic sci-fi series

Snowpiercer will end after the conclusion of its fourth season, it was confirmed over the weekend.

The show was produced by the American network TNT, but aired internationally on Netflix in all territories except the US and China.