Microsoft’s new photos app for Windows 11 is a welcome redesign – The Verge

Microsoft has started testing a new photos app for Windows 11. Like many other parts of Windows, the photos app has been redesigned to match the new operating system, with subtle improvements that help when you’re flicking through a collection of photos or videos. The biggest addition is a new filmstip at the bottom of the photo viewer that shows small thumbnails of all the photos in a particular folder, collection, or album. It makes it easier to jump between them, or select multiple photos to enter the new “multi-view”…

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Ancient bird had fancy tail feathers like a peacock, fossils show

An ancient bird that lived 120 million years ago had fancy tail feathers like a peacock, a study of fossilised remains shows.  Researchers in China and the US report the discovery of Yuanchuavis kompsosoura, a bird precursor with elaborate feathers that would have helped attract it a mate.   Its remains, including well-preserved tail feathers, were taken from the 120 million-year-old deposits of the Jehol Biota in northeastern China, known as China’s ‘Jurassic Park’.   Y. kompsosoura was a small bird, about the size of a blue jay, but its pair of elaborate…

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Ikea’s gaming range launches globally next month – The Verge

Ikea’s lineup of gaming-themed furniture and accessories now has official pricing and a global release date: October. The lineup first came to China earlier this year as a collaboration with Asus and its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand. Pricing for the lineup ranges from cheap desk accessories like a $10 cup holder or $12.99 mouse bungee, all the way up to gaming chairs costing between $69 and $349, and a $599 standing desk. Oh, and that wooden hand designed to gently cradle your headphones and other accessories? That’ll set you…

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IKEA will launch a line of furniture for gamers next month, including desks, chairs and accessories

It’s the go-to store for people looking for furniture on a budget, and now IKEA has announced that it’s venturing into the world of gaming. The Swedish firm will launch a range of furniture for gamers next month in collaboration with Republic of Gamers (ROG). The range will include desks, chairs and accessories, ranging in price from £7.50 to £350. ‘We believe there’s a lot to be done to democratise the gaming experience’, said Ewa Rychert, Global Business Leader of Workspaces at IKEA. ‘We’ve taken the first step on our…

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Japan’s Getting A Stunning Zelda: Skyward Sword Soundtrack With An Adorable Music Box – Nintendo Life

Image: Nippon Columbia For the 500th time this year, we’re here to express our excruciating jealousy over the amazing things Nintendo fans in Japan get treated to. This time, it’s a stunning Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword soundtrack collection. From Nippon Columbia, the new soundtrack will be available to Japanese fans in either a Regular or First Press Limited edition. Both come with five discs of music from the game, with 187 songs featured in total, but the Limited edition also includes a “luxury” outer box and a truly beautiful…

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iPhone 13 Batteries Positively Excel at Video Streaming Compared to iPhone 12 – MacRumors

Apple has made much of its iPhone 13 battery life improvements, noting for example that the 13 Pro Max offers the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. However, when you look at Apple’s own battery comparisons versus the iPhone 12 lineup, it’s the streaming video performance that the company has eked out of its new smartphones that really stands out. iPhone 12 mini: 10 hours iPhone 12: 11 hours iPhone 12 Pro: 11 hours iPhone 12 Pro Max: 12 hours iPhone 13 Mini: 13 hours iPhone 13: 19 hours…

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Apple Online Store Down Ahead of iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Pre-Orders – MacRumors

Apple’s online store is down ahead of iPhone 13 mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max pre-orders, which are set to begin at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time in the United States. “You’re… early,” reads the Apple Store message when attempting to visit the U.S. website. “Pre-order begins at 5:00 a.m. PDT. Enjoy the extra sleep.” Apple used to do new device pre-orders at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, but since 2019, has been holding iPhone pre-orders at 5:00 a.m. The ‌‌iPhone 13‌ mini, ‌iPhone 13‌,‌ ‌iPhone 13…

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More than 800 minor objects spotted beyond Neptune

More than 800 minor objects have been detected beyond Neptune in a discovery that could help identify our Solar System’s hypothesised planet, known as Planet Nine.  Researchers have reported the results of a six-year survey to map the outer solar system, called the Dark Energy Survey (DES), which uses a telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, high in the Chilean Andes.  Their search has yielded 815 trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), with 461 objects reported for the first time in a new pre-print research paper.  TNOs are so-called because they’re further than any…

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Google Duo is the latest app to get a fresh Material You look (APK Download) – Android Police

Android 12 is around the corner and Google is rushing to update all of its apps with the new Material You guidelines. In recent days, we got a taste of it in Calendar, Keep, and Drive. Now, Google Duo has also found its calling. The messaging and calling app gains a new look with version 159 that’s now rolling out on the Google Play Store. The redesign isn’t as drastic as you might’ve seen on Calendar or Calculator, but it does add the now standard dynamic theming that all other Google…

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Shenzhou-12 astronauts return to Earth after 3-month space station mission – SpaceNews

HELSINKI — Three Chinese astronauts safely returned to Earth Sept. 17 after completing the first crewed mission aboard the Tianhe space station module. Commander Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo touched down inside the designated landing zone near Dongfeng in the Gobi Desert, Inner Mongolia, at around 1:34 a.m. Eastern Friday. The main, 1,200-square-meter parachute opened around 10 kilometers above the ground, with the heat shield jettisoned at around 5.5 kilometers up. The landing occurred within the time and area indicated by airspace closure notices issued earlier in the…

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