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Samsung Galaxy S2 gets Android 11 update (with LineageOS)

Samsung Galaxy S2 gets Android 11 update (with LineageOS)

The Samsung Galaxy S2 (or Galaxy S II, if you prefer,) works with Android 11 based on LineageOS 18.1 right this minute. The update was released in an earlier form at the tail end of last year, for the most intrepid and brave developers working on the fringe of code life. Now you'll be able to load this software with confidence - if you're confident in the developers behind the project.

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Call of Duty updates might not fit on a 500GB PS4

Call of Duty updates might not fit on a 500GB PS4

If you're planning on keeping two Call of Duty games on one PlayStation 4, you might need to buy a new external harddrive. The latest update to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be massive. Season Two file sizes are huge, gigantic, and so undeniably massive that you'll want to get a bag of popcorn ready before you start reading this list.

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Google Alto is “A Little Teachable Object” for machine learning

Google Alto is “A Little Teachable Object” for machine learning

Google Creative Lab this week revealed a project called Alto. Alto by Google Creative Lab is a "teachable object using the Coral USB Accelerator." It's made to allow users to get a very basic handle on machine learning in a way that's adaptable to hardware projects of all sorts. The code and template for this project are all free for access.

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Universal Android Debloater kicks bloatware to the curb without root

Universal Android Debloater kicks bloatware to the curb without root

A system for Android devices was created by user W1nst0n to crack down on bloatware with relative ease. This isn't a one-stop-shop for every single Android user - you still need to be able to use ADB. It IS far easier to use than most solutions that've been conjured over the past decade for this one purpose. This solution works without needing root, which means you're not going to need to mess with anything that'll void your smartphone's warranty - and again: easy.

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Android 12 Developer Preview released for your Pixel pleasure

Android 12 Developer Preview released for your Pixel pleasure

Google is kicking off the Android 12 Developer Preview today, giving those with a Pixel a very early taste of the upcoming OS update, while setting out the roadmap for when everybody else could look forward to seeing it. It's a chance to see the new features and APIs coming in the new OS, though for the moment it's targeted - as the name suggests - at developers wanting to make sure their code works as intended, rather than regular users.

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Xbox will let people with disabilities test game accessibility

Xbox will let people with disabilities test game accessibility

Games have become even bigger last year, partly due to many people being stuck at home. As prevalent as these interactive digital experiences may be, most of them have been designed with majority of gamers in mind, a majority that is made up of able-bodied people. Although some games do try to cater to gamers with disabilities, many still don't especially on more locked-down platforms that don't make it easy to customize games and controls for this subset of people. Continuing a journey it started in 2019, Microsoft's Xbox is starting a new program that will help game developers design their games with accessibility in mind even before the title is launched.

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Silent Hill maker Keiichiro Toyama reveals new horror

Silent Hill maker Keiichiro Toyama reveals new horror

The next title from Keiichiro Toyama is well on the way. The project, made by Silent Hill creator Toyama, will be created with the relatively new Bokeh Game Studio. This will be the first project by this studio - and if what we're seeing so far is any indication, it's going to turn our brains into shriveled chunks of fear.

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The Division 2 fog is still missing, but updates aren’t over

The Division 2 fog is still missing, but updates aren’t over

A message was delivered by the developers of Tom Clancy's The Division 2. They've suggested that, contrary to what they've suggested in the past, they'll continue delivering new updates to the game throughout the year 2021. This will come as welcome news for some players - assuming they know nothing of the issues going on for the rest of the players in the weeks leading up to this moment. Yes, it's about the fog.

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Apple wants its M1 Mac mini DTKs back for a measly credit

Apple wants its M1 Mac mini DTKs back for a measly credit

When Apple formally announced it would truly be jumping into the ARM-based ecosystem, developers were naturally worried about how they'd be able to develop and test their apps on those upcoming computers. Of course, one can always use an emulator but, as the name itself implies, it doesn't really give developers the full hardware story. Some device manufacturers often provide development hardware kits for that exact purpose and Apple did so with its Developer Transition Kit or DTK based on the Mac mini. Now Apple is telling developers to return those prototypes which, while unsurprising, feels almost cold-hearted.

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Apple releases macOS 11.3 for developers: The Big Sur changes

Apple releases macOS 11.3 for developers: The Big Sur changes

Apple has released the macOS 11.3 developer beta, just a day after the new iOS 14.5 beta addressed Face ID while wearing masks on iPhone. The new software for Mac actually has some overlap with its iOS counterpart, including bringing support for next-gen console game controllers such as those for the Xbox Series X and Sony PS5.

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President Biden’s team hid a secret message in Whitehouse.gov

President Biden’s team hid a secret message in Whitehouse.gov

In what's likely a sign of things to come in a much more internet-capable Presidential Administration with Joe Biden, the first update to Whitehouse.gov today included a secret message. The message appeared in the basic HTML of the website, delivering an Easter Egg to coders reading the source. The message read as follows: "If you're reading this, we need your help building back better."

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Japanese PS1 game from 1998 finally gets released

Japanese PS1 game from 1998 finally gets released

If you think nearly a decade developing Cyberpunk 2077 seemed atrocious, especially considering its bugs, then you probably never heard of games that literally took decades before they were released. Granted, some of those probably would have never been released had their creators not decided to brush up the code and finish them but it's sometimes interesting to discover what could have been become reality. PS1 JRPG Magic Castle's release more than 20 years later isn't the only curious thing about the game, however, as its origins also gave a glimpse of the state of PlayStation development during the late 90s.

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