iOS 15 won’t support iPhone 6s or iPhone SE according to a new leak



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iOS 15 support

  • iOS 15 reportedly won’t support the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, or iPhone SE.
  • iOS 14 supported all of the same phones that iOS 13 supported, but after five years, Apple might be ready to completely move on from the 2015 iPhone models.
  • iOS 15 should launch alongside the iPhone 13 in September 2021, providing Apple is able to return to its normal release schedule after the pandemic.

Apple has always been fairly inclusive when it comes to support for old hardware in modern software. The launch of iOS 14 last month is a prime example, with support for all the same iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models as iOS 13, despite all of its new features and changes. Sadly, according to a recent report from the Israeli technology blog The Verifier, it looks like iOS 14 will be the last major

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Steam adds PS5 controller support





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Valve has officially announced that the PS5’s DualSense controller is now supported in Steam. Games using the Steam Input API can now recognize the controller and display the correct button prompts. They’ll also be able to access the DualSense’s LED, trackpad, rumble, and gyro features, though there’s no mention of support for its adaptive triggers. The functionality is currently available in Steam’s public beta client, with plans for a full release “after further testing.”

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Steam has been gradually rolling out support for the DualSense over the past couple of weeks. It started by adding support for the controller itself, before adding and refining compatibility with advanced features like its trackpad, rumble, and gyro. Notably absent from Valve’s official announcement is any mention of the DualSense’s adaptive triggers, which allow it to offer a variable amount of trigger resistance with some

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Nation must support science – Las Vegas Sun Newspaper

Damage wreaked on the Strip doesn’t affect just casino workers. I’m a limo driver, and the spring shutdowns left me without a job. Reduced demand means I’m still not working, and the many additional casino layoffs that loom make me fearful that I won’t be called back anytime soon. Like nearly everyone in the service industry, I’m spending less money, and that belt-tightening is affecting all types of businesses and jobs nationwide.

That’s why it’s vital that new treatments for COVID-19 are developed quickly, so people feel more confident that if they catch the coronavirus, doctors have the tools to help them overcome it. Even more important are vaccines, so everyone can gain immunity and we can all get back to living — to dining out, traveling, gathering for family holidays and traditions.

Biopharmaceutical development is critical now

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Windows 7 and Chrome: Google just extended support by six months

Google has decided to extend Chrome support for Windows 7 for another six months beyond its original plan in order to give customers more time if their Windows 10 migration plans were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In January, Google said Chrome support would continue until at least July 2021, but that was a few months before the pandemic struck. 

Google has now confirmed that Chrome will support Windows 7 until at least January 15, 2022. After that date customers can’t be guaranteed of receiving security updates for Chrome on Windows 7. 

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The extended support timeframe reflects the different effects the pandemic has had on IT projects and the use of technology in business. For example, in April Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that the company had seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months as customers scrambled to

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Xbox Series X Controller Support for Apple Devices in the Works

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Mobile gamers on iOS can soon add another gamepad option to their repertoire: the Xbox Series X controller.

MacRumors reports that both Apple and Microsoft are currently working on bringing support for the gamepad to Apple devices. While many iOS titles offer perfectly serviceable on-screen touch controls, there’s no doubt that adding a controller into the mix for some games, like shooters or battle royales, can improve them tenfold.

An eagle-eyed Redditor named /u/cvfunstuff pointed out that Xbox Series X Controller Compatibility had just appeared on an official Apple Support page. The page in question outlines how to connect wireless game controllers to your Apple device, though the Xbox Series X controller isn’t listed under the “See which wireless controllers are supported” heading.

What /u/cvfunstuff called attention to was the short blurb below the list: “Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series

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M1 Macs deliver Apple’s first support for USB4

The first Apple Silicon chip used in a Mac, the M1, implements Apple’s first custom controller for USB4 and Thunderbolt 3 and delivers the platform’s first systems meeting the new USB4 specification. Notably, Apple has brought USB4 to market about a month after Intel’s own 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors for PC notebooks.

Apple Silicon’s first with USB4 is a sign of things to come

[Note: the original version of this article incorrectly stated that Apple had brought USB4 to market ahead of Intel; a correction by Ryan Smith of AnandTech noted that some PCs have already shipped with Intel’s TL chips. Smith stated that Dell began delivery of systems supporting USB4 in the first week of October.]

M1’s support for USB4 isn’t exactly an earthshaking leap on the same level as Apple’s custom GPU, Neural Engine, or the Unified Memory Architecture of its new M1 System on

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Steam Adds More Support For PS5 DualSense Controllers

Steam’s latest client beta update added more support for Sony’s new DualSense controller. You could use the DualSense with Steam before this update, but most of its features weren’t included when you synced the new controller up with your PC.

“Added additional support for the PS5 DualSense controller including LED, trackpad, rumble, and gyro functionality,” read the notes from the update. Support for the directional swipe feature was also included.

This is the Steam Client Beta, where Valve tests new additions to their platform, so it’s not available to Steam users who haven’t opted into the beta. We could see official support come to all users soon based off how quickly they’ve added support for the DualSense. Hopefully we’ll see support for the adaptive triggers soon as well.

You can connect a DualSense controller to your PC with either Bluetooth or the USB cable that comes packaged with the PS5.

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Forests support jobs and encourage biodiversity, but face threats

Forests are beautiful, home to a diverse range of wildlife, and play an important role when it comes to looking after the world we live in.

Much like their appearance, the benefits of forests are multi-layered.

According to a recent report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. (FAO), forests “supply water, provide livelihoods, mitigate climate change and are essential for sustainable food production.”

All is not well, however. The State of the World’s Forests 2020 report says that both forest degradation and deforestation “continue to take place at alarming rates.”

And while the FAO states that the rate of deforestation has actually fallen across the last three decades, it also notes that an estimated 420 million hectares “have been lost through conversion to other land uses” since 1990.

Against this backdrop, a range of organizations are attempting to promote the sustainable management of forests.

These include France-based

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L&T Technology Services selected as a Consulting and Professional Services provider for Amazon to support Alexa integration in devices

BANGALORE, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering services company, today announced that it has been selected as a Consulting and Professional Services (CPS) provider to support Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) integration in various connected devices spanning multiple domains and industries.

Alexa, the Amazon cloud-based voice service, is available on devices from both Amazon and third-party manufacturers and powers connected devices. AVS also manages the services and infrastructure required for Alexa experiences on Alexa built-in devices, and provides a suite of device APIs, SDKs, hardware kits, and documentation to enterprises across the world.

As technology revolutionizes every aspect of human life, products too have become more complex and smart with a combination of hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity. To ideate new voice activated products and expand the availability of voice recognition service across consumer and industrial digital

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Support for virtual NASA Space Apps Challenge hackathon



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The Grand Champion of the ORIX Local Challenge Hackathon,

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), and the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) have lent their keen support to the first ever all-virtual NASA Space Apps Challenge Kuala Lumpur (KL) 2020 hackathon, which was hosted by Unlock Design International in partnership with ORIX Leasing Malaysia Berhad.

Due to the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, the three-day event was held virtually serving as a significant message that all positive efforts to contribute to global change can be done remotely. Themed “Take Action”, participants were given choices to tackle given challenges under the categories of Observe, Inform, Sustain, Create, Confront, Connect, or Invent Your Own Challenge.

According to Unlock Design International’s chief executive officer, Shozo Yamaguchi, the event presented excellent opportunities for participants to

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