/Technology/ Last Updated: Fri, Sep 24th, 2021 @ 1:00am EDT

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Protect your online privacy for under £2.50 a month with TunnelBear

SAVE 67%: A three-year subscription to TunnelBear is on sale for £2.44 per month as of Sept. 24, saving you 67% on list price.

There are a lot of VPNs out there to consider, with new deals dropping all the time. It can be really difficult to keep up, particularly if you're new to the world of VPNs.

The best VPN for you depends on a number of factors, but total beginners could do a lot worse than TunnelBear. It's lightweight, easy to use, and offers a gentle introduction to VPNs. It's not the...

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Get a lifetime subscription to Rosetta Stone with this bumper bundle deal

TL;DR: The Social Distancing Lifetime Subscription Bundle with Rosetta Stone is on sale for £116.71 as of Sept. 24, and includes £22 store credit.

When you have downtime, it's so easy to just pick up your phone and see what the rest of the world is up to, but this can quickly lead to feelings of inadequacy, FOMO, and other icky feelings. Luckily, with the Social Distancing Lifetime Subscription Bundle, you'll get access to apps and resources to learn new languages, boost your brain, and...

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Boost your Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets skills with this course bundle

TL;DR: The Premium Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel Certification Bundle is on sale for £29.32 as of Sept. 24, saving you 98% on list price.

While they both look and function as spreadsheet tools, Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets actually offer a lot more than just some boxes to list numbers. They both can serve as powerful business tools for organising data, as well as analysing and visualising stats. Plus, they can help you work more efficiently — if you know all the right tips and...

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Mariella Moon

'Disco Elysium: The Final Cut' hits Nintendo Switch on October 12th

Disco Elysium finally has a launch date for the Nintendo Switch over a year after its developer ZA/UM confirmed that it's heading to the console. The Final Cut version of the critically acclaimed title will be available from the Nintendo eShop on October 12th, with a physical release to follow next year. ZA/UM says the version heading to Switch isn't a port, but rather a "painstaking reassembly" of the game, with its redesigned user interface and font-scaling options.

The Final Cut version of...

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Sean Hollister

DJI Mavic 3 Pro leaks out with two cameras, 46-minute flights and a Four Thirds sensor

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DJI may be about to upend the world of aerial photography yet again — by introducing a drone with drastically improved battery life and two cameras instead of one. DroneDJ and leaker Jasper Ellens are both independently reporting that the Mavic 3 Pro is real, coming this November, and it sounds like it’ll have some significant improvements over the three-year-old Mavic 2 Pro and even the Mavic Air 2S introduced earlier this year.

While DJI’s...

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Apple’s Foundation starts out big, lavish, and a little boring

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Verge editors discuss the debut episodes of Apple TV Plus’ new series

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Chris Pratt is not the Mario we need right now, but he's apparently the one we deserve

Alongside a raft of other news, Nintendo used its Directs event on Thursday to announce the voice cast for the Super Mario animated movie literally nobody asked for, and it's-a... weird.

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Now let's be fair, here: Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong is perfect.

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But Chris Pratt as Mario?

Chris Pratt. As Mario.

Chris PRATT! As Mario.

The lovable Parks and Rec schlub turned permanently-grimy, fully posable action figure is a deeply weird choice...

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Sean Hollister

One of the Steam Deck’s biggest hurdles just disappeared: EAC has come to Linux

Valve promised it would work with anti-cheat software makers EAC and BattlEye to ensure some of the most popular games will run on its upcoming Steam Deck Linux-based gaming handheld, and one of those companies is now officially on board — Epic Games announced today that its Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC) now supports Linux and Mac. Not only that, it’s specifically set up to work with the Proton and Wine compatibility layers that Valve’s relying on to bring Windows games to the Deck....

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Igor Bonifacic

New York City passes extensive laws to protect food delivery workers

New York City has passed sweeping legislation aimed at protecting workers of app-based food delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash. The move makes the city one of the first municipalities in the US to aggressively regulate an industry that has grown by leaps and bounds during the pandemic.

Per Bloomberg, the legislation touches nearly every aspect of the job. For instance, addressing an issue that was a subject of a $2.5 million settlement, delivery apps and courier services must...

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Jay Peters

Nintendo Switch Online is getting an ‘expansion pack’ with N64 and Genesis games

The upcoming Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis controllers for Switch. | Image: Nintendo

Nintendo is adding a new membership tier to Nintendo Switch Online that lets you play Nintendo 64 games and Sega Genesis games. The new tier, called Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, will be officially released in late October.

Nintendo didn’t share pricing, and promised it will share more news ahead of the official launch date. But the company did share the games you’ll be able to play when...

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Chaim Gartenberg

Chris Pratt is Mario in Nintendo’s animated movie, coming December 21st, 2022

Chris Pratt is Mario. | Image: Nintendo

Nintendo and Illumination’s upcoming Mario movie just got a big update during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation: it’ll hit theaters on December 21st, 2022, with Chris Pratt set to voice Mario.

The upcoming film will also feature a ridiculously star-studded cast of voice actors, including Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Fred Armisen...

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Sean Hollister

Docking a Surface Pen to your Surface Duo 2 phone will cost $65

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Microsoft has a new phone of its own, the Surface Duo 2, arriving October 21st — and if you buy an optional “Surface Duo 2 Pen Cover,” you’ll be able to magnetically dock and wirelessly charge the company’s optional $130 Surface Slim Pen 2 stylus and use it with the Android phone.

The need for a special cover wasn’t quite made clear during the company’s presentation last week, nor a price or release date, but Microsoft confirmed to Windows Central today...

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Ash Parrish

Bayonetta 3 finally has a new trailer

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Let’s go boys! At long last, there is finally a new Bayonetta 3 trailer. Revealed during a primetime Nintendo Direct showcase, the new Bayonetta 3 trailer puts an end to four years of near radio silence on Platinum Games’ leggy, fashionable, witch.

Bayonetta first debuted back in 2009 as a sexy, raunchy beat ‘em up to rival Capcom’s Devil May Cry. In 2012, Platinum Games announced the sequel, Bayonetta 2, would release exclusively on Nintendo’s Wii U.

We got an...

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Andrew Webster

Nintendo Direct: the biggest announcements and trailers

In preparation for the busy holiday season, the latest Nintendo Direct was filled with what fans can expect on the Switch in the near future. We already knew about some of the big titles — including new Metroid and Mario Party games — but there were a handful of surprises, including a new Kirby game, an expansion of Switch Online, and a star-studded cast for the Super Mario animated movie. If you missed the event, here’s all the big news.

The Super Mario movie has a date —...

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Igor Bonifacic

'Kirby and the Forgotten Land' heads to Nintendo Switch in spring 2022

After a leak earlier in the day spoiled the surprise, Nintendo announced Kirby and the Forgotten Land at its latest Direct presentation. Set to arrive on Switch in the spring of next year, the title will mark the first mainline Kirby game since Nintendo released Kirby Star Allies in 2018. The company shared a trailer that shows Kirby navigating the overgrown remains of a long-forgotten city. 

As in past games, Kirby can inhale enemies to gain their abilities. At one point in the trailer, we...

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Jessica Conditt

Online 'Expansion Pack' brings N64 and Genesis games to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo is rolling out a new membership plan for Switch Online, and it'll unlock a library of classic Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis titles. The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription tier will go live in October. Nintendo has not shared pricing details yet, but the company says more information is coming soon.

Games in the Online Expansion Pack include Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Starfox 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Tennis, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Ecco the...

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Igor Bonifacic

'Bayonetta 3' will progress onto the Switch in 2022

When Nintendo announced Bayonetta 3 in 2017,Reggie Fils-Aimé was still at the company. After the better part of four years, the Switch exclusive finally has a release date. 

Nintendo, Sega and Platinum Games will release Bayonetta 3 in 2022, the gaming giant announced today during its latest Direct presentation. Nintendo also shared a new trailer for the title, showing off gameplay for the first time. In classic Bayonetta style, the clip was completely absurd. At one point, we see Bayonetta...

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Andrew Tarantola

Chris Pratt and Charlie Day headline the Mario Bros. movie in 2022

During Thursday's latest Nintendo Direct event, acclaimed video game designer Miyamoto Shigeru announced that the company's upcoming feature length animation project — in conjunction with American film studio, Illumination — now has a firm North American theatrical release date of December 21st, 2022.

"Here we go!"

Chris Pratt as Mario
Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach
Charlie Day as Luigi
Jack Black as Bowser
Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong
Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
Kevin Michael...

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Florence Ion

New Pixel 6 Leak Reveals Camera Specs and Features

One of the main selling points for Google’s Pixel phone lineup has always been the cameras, and the Pixel 6 looks to continue that tradition. camera has long been the main selling point of Google’s Pixel smartphones.

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Chaim Gartenberg

You’re not allowed to use the Apple Watch Series 7’s secret wireless dock

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The Apple Watch Series 7 has a new 60.5GHz module that works with a secret, corresponding dock, according to FCC filings (via MacRumors). The new wireless data transfer feature is designed to pair with a corresponding dock that Apple will use for currently unknown internal purposes. When the Series 7 watch is placed on that pad, it’ll activate the module — customers won’t actually be able to use it.

Now, this is technically nothing new for the Apple Watch, which has...

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