Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Forgotten Saga launches for free in August

The roguelite Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Forgotten Saga DLC is looking great, as Ubisoft shows off more of the new mode coming as a free update on August 2. via Technology and News Today https://www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-valhalla/forgotten-saga-dlc-release-date

Millions of Android devices infected with wallet-draining malware

Researchers have discovered another batch of seemingly innocent Android apps that are actually designed to push malware onto the endpoints (opens in new tab), and rake up expenses to the unsuspecting victims. via Technology and News Today https://www.techradar.com/news/millions-of-android-devices-infected-with-wallet-draining-malware

Google, like Amazon, will let police see your video without a warrant

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. Arlo, Apple, Wyze, and Anker, owner of Eufy, all confirmed to CNET that they won’t give authorities access to your smart home camera’s footage unless they’re shown a warrant or court order. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/26/23279562/arlo-apple-wyze-eufy-google-ring-security-camera-foortage-warrant

GM secures $2.5 billion government loan to build EV battery factories

The Energy Department’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Program (ATVMP) hasn’t offered a loan to an electric car maker since 2010, but it’s ready to offer money once again. As Reuters reports, the Energy Department is providing a $2. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/gm-energy-department-loan-ev-battery-manufacturing-190736000.html

HBO Max will begin streaming ‘Game of Thrones’ in 4K HDR next month

Ahead of the debut of House of the Dragon on August 21st, HBO Max will begin streaming all eight seasons of Game of Thrones in 4K. HBO parent company Warner Bros. Discovery announced the news this week in a programming notice spotted by FlatpanelsHD (via The Verge). via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/hbo-max-game-of-thrones-4k-hdr-august-214332794.html

Apple Watch ‘Pro’ will reportedly introduce first series redesign since 2018

Details about Apple’s upcoming high-end variant of the Apple Watch Series 8 have been trickling out in recent weeks. According to a report Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman published at the start of the month, the wearable will feature the largest display Apple has ever shipped on a smartwatch. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/apple-watch-pro-new-design-report-191442006.html

One America News gets dumped by Verizon, the only major carrier it had left

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. Verizon Fios is the latest provider to drop One American News (OAN) network, a move that leaves the right-wing news channel without a major carrier, as reported earlier by The Daily Beast. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/24/23276366/one-america-news-verizon-fios-dumped-major-carriers-oan

How Hot is Too Hot for the Human Body?

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Heat waves are becoming supercharged as the climate changes – lasting longer, becoming more frequent and getting just plain hotter. via Technology and News Today https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-hot-is-too-hot-for-the-human-body/

Why Nikon and Canon have given up on DSLRs

The biggest news in the camera industry this month is that Nikon is reportedly halting development of new SLR cameras, marking the end of a 63-year run. From now on, it will focus exclusively on mirrorless Z mount models like the Z6, Z50 and recently-launched Z9 flagship. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/why-nikon-and-canon-have-given-up-on-dsl-rs-133042286.html

Sexually-Awakened J. Jonah Jameson Demands Feet Pictures of Spider-Man

NEW YORK — Daily Bugle Editor-in-Chief J. Jonah Jameson shocked staff today when, after a recent sexual awakening following an adult retreat, he demanded the Bugle photographers get him feet pictures of local vigilante Spider-Man. via Technology and News Today https://hard-drive.net/sexually-awakened-j-jonah-jameson-demands-feet-pictures-of-spider-man/

Twitter is rolling out unmentioning to all users

Twitter is widely rolling out its “unmentioning” feature to all users, which allows you to remove yourself from a conversation that includes your Twitter handle. The platform first introduced the feature to a small group of users in April, but now it’s available to everyone. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/11/23204111/twitter-unmentioning-all-users-leave-conversation-thread

Bungie is now officially part of Sony

Bungie, the developer of Destiny 2, is now officially a part of Sony. The PlayStation maker had announced its intent to acquire the gaming studio in a deal worth $3.6 billion in January, and now, that acquisition is complete. The agreement to acquire Bungie has closed. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/15/23220335/bungie-sony-acquisition-complete-official-done

California will start making affordable insulin on its own, governor says

Insulin prices are so high that California has decided to make its own, California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Thursday. $100 million of the state’s budget will be put into the effort, which seeks to make the lifesaving drug more affordable after years of skyrocketing prices. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/8/23200404/california-insulin-drug-prices-governor-newsom