Next morning: Apple Watch Series 8 is the best new smartwatch

Apple is releasing no fewer than three new smartwatches — and we’ve already spent a week with two of them. While we’re still waiting to put the most expensive Watch Ultra in its stride, $399 Watch Series 8 It is now Apple’s best wearable device. The main updates are fault detection and a new skin temperature sensor to track ovulation. But the dollar against the new dollar is 250 dollars Watch SE It looks like a theft. Key features you might miss if you get the SE instead of the Series 8 are the Always On Display (AOD), an ECG reader, a blood oxygen app, and a new skin temperature sensor.

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If aesthetics is a priority, you may also find that the SE’s thicker bezel is a bit off, but it has a larger screen than the last SE model. Both models are now available.

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Proof of Stake is now used to approve new transactions.

Ethereum tokens will no longer be minted by “Proof of Work” that uses powerful computers to solve cryptographic tasks. Instead, the new Proof of Stake method requires users, called validators, to share tokens for a chance to approve transactions and earn a small reward. Before now, mining Ethereum (and most cryptocurrencies) required massive amounts of energy, and it made Ethereum difficult on a large scale and expensive for small transactions.

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New tricks provide improved noise cancellation and other upgrades.

While I wait for the upgraded AirPods Pro, there may be another option: Bose has improved the amount of sound that can cancel out on the QuietComfort II earbuds, removing more everyday noise, including voices. According to Billy Steele of Engadget, sound quality has also been significantly improved and the smaller buds provide a more comfortable fit (and a less awkward look). At $299, they’re still pretty pricey.

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Ridley Scott will serve as executive producer.

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The long-awaited Blade Runner sequel series is real. diverse Confirms that Amazon ordered the production of a file Blade Runner 2099 show For Prime Video, where original director Ridley Scott serves as executive producer. The project could be another ambitious offering for Amazon. The first season of The The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power It reportedly cost $465 million to make, but it set a viewing record for Prime when it debuted.

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Oh no, not my Zoom video meetings…

Zoom is recovering from a major outage that prevented users from starting or joining meetings on Thursday morning. The company did not have an explanation for the problem but said it had “identified” the cause and would continue to investigate the error. However, Zoom managed to fix the issue before 12 PM ET.

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Warzone will launch on mobile in 2023.

Call of Duty doubles mobile gameplay with Warzone MobileBattle Royale is coming to smartphones in 2023. The game will support shared Battle Pass, social features and cross progression with Modern Warfare II And the war zone 2.0, Both will be released at the end of 2022. And while the game is free, expect microtransactions. In-game purchases were part of Call of Duty: Mobile Since its inception in 2019. The studio has reportedly made more than $1.5 billion from Android and iOS players in less than three years.

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