Destiny 2’s Prophecy Dungeon Coming Back With Next Update

The Prophecy dungeon launched in Destiny 2 back in June, adding another inventive, high-level activity to the game that wasn’t one of its six-player raids. But when the Beyond Light expansion was released, a whole slate of Destiny 2 content was removed from the game, with no information as to when (or if) it might return. Prophecy wasn’t quite in the same boat as destinations like Mars, Mercury, Titan, Io, and the Leviathan–Bungie always said it would come back after Beyond Light’s release–but we didn’t know exactly when, until now.

Bungie included an update on Prophecy’s return in its latest This Week at Bungie blog post. We now know that Prophecy will be back in the game very soon: December 8. That’s the date of the game’s next weekly reset, which will see a new patch, Update 3.0.1, that fixes some issues and adds a few extra elements along with

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NBA 2K21’s Latest Update Adds Seasonal Decorations

2K has released a new update for the current-gen version of NBA 2K21. It’s light on content and fixes, but adds a seasonal flavour to the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

New seasonal decorations and themed courts are now available as the winter holiday arrives at 2K Beach. In terms of fixes, MyCourt’s Limitless free throw drill is now set to use the 2K camera setting in MyCareer. Online VS–the difficulty used in MyTeam Unlimited and Limited–has also been added to Play With Friends Games in MyTeam.

Here are the full patch notes:

General

  • Winter holiday has arrived at 2K Beach with new seasonal decorations and themed courts now available.

MyCareer

  • MyCourt’s Limitless free throw drill is now set to use the 2K camera setting.

MyTeam

  • Added Online VS, the difficulty used in MyTeam Unlimited & Limited, to Play With Friends games.

The basketball sim earned a

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Apple sued in Europe over software update that slowed old iPhones

A consumer advocacy group is suing Apple for about €180m in four European countries for allegedly duping users into downloading updates that deliberately slowed down their iPhones.

The legal actions mirror a class action in the US that led to a proposed settlement there worth up to $500m, following allegations that Apple engineered the software updates to induce users to buy newer models. Apple agreed to the US settlement in March, admitting no wrongdoing but saying it wanted to avoid protracted litigation.

“Apple pushed updates to mask problems with the battery, knowing it would slow down phones,” said Els Bruggeman, head of policy and enforcement at Euroconsumers, the consumer advocacy group behind the new lawsuits.

European consumers, she said, “just want to be treated with the same respect that was given to consumers in the United States”.

Euroconsumers-affiliated groups are filing class action lawsuits in Belgium and Spain on Wednesday,

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Windows 10: This is 2020’s last 2004 and 20H2 optional update, says Microsoft

Windows users and admins can expect a Patch Tuesday update on December 8, but Microsoft just snuck in the final optional update for the latest versions of Windows 10 a day ahead of its December 1 cut-off. 

In mid-November Microsoft warned it would stop delivering the optional updates it releases in the latter part of the month that let admins test against systems before it releases its Patch Tuesday updates on the second Tuesday of each month. 

The reason it’s not issuing optional or preview updates is to give admins a break over the holiday period when staffing resources could be stretched. It will resume these updates in January 2021.   

Microsoft tests the newest versions of Windows 10 with users in the Windows Insider program before releasing them to the general public and it did that last week with the Windows 10 20H2 Build 19042.662 to the Beta and Release

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Clean Power Provides Update on the Development of Its PowerTap Investment

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clean Power Capital Corp. (CSE: MOVE)(FWB: 2K6)(OTC: MOTNF) (“Clean Power” or the “Company” or “MOVE”). The Company is pleased to provide an update on the activities of PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp. (“PowerTap”), the company’s previously announced investment. PowerTap is in the process of completing its 3rd generation design of its patented onsite hydrogen production and dispensing technology for the North American hydrogen vehicle market.

As PowerTap looks to roll out the 3rd generation of its onsite hydrogen production and dispensing technology for hydrogen trucks and cars, PowerTap believes that its new modular design of the units has distinct advantages over the previous two generations of PowerTap units installed in the United States and other hydrogen fueling technologies. These improvements and advantages include:

“PowerTap’s patented, onsite blue hydrogen generating fuel station technology is the right solution for today’s lack of hydrogen fueling

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Xbox update begins rolling out with new dynamic backgrounds and more

Microsoft has an update for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One that is going live starting today. This patch adds new customization features as well as tags to indicate games you own that use certain next-gen optimizations.

“This month marked the start of the next generation of console gaming on Xbox with the release of Xbox Series X/S, and Team Xbox is excited to continue bringing new ways to make your experience on Xbox even better,” Xbox Experiences program manager Jonathan Hildebrandt said. “Just like we’ve done on Xbox One, we will continue to periodically release software updates designed to improve your Xbox gaming experience.”

Here are the highlights for this update:

  • Microsoft is adding more dynamic backgrounds to personalize the theme of your console.
  • A new “tech tag” will show up in the top right of a game when you open the guide using the Xbox button. Now a
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SD Times news digest: Software Tree’s microservices framework, the Chaos compiler, and a Kotlin Android extensions update

Data integration company Software Tree introduced Gilhari, a microservices framework designed to simplify JSON persistence in relational databases. 

According to the company, developers can quickly develop high-performance, database-agnostic, and Docker-compatible RESTful solutions that need to interact with JSON data.

“Developers shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to adapt to modern computing trends,” said Damodar Periwal, the founder and president & CEO of Software Tree. “Gilhari moves in Docker containers. Gilhari talks REST. Gilhari helps developers glide smoothly into the promised land of the microservices-based application architecture while leveraging trusted relational databases for exchanging JSON data.”

The Chaos compiler v0.1.0 released
The Chaos language team announced a new compiler implemented in the compiler.c module. It takes the Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) that is built by the parser as input and spits out the C code. 

Chaos programs are compiled against the language’s source. It packs the Chaos runtime into the compiled

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Microsoft Flight Simulator’s Next World Update Focuses On The UK

Microsoft Flight Simulator developer Asobo Studios has revealed plans to tweak the United Kingdom in its next World Update for the flight sim. Japan was the first area to receive a new lick of paint back in September, while a number of new airports and points of interest were added to the USA earlier this week.

In a recent Twitch stream, Asobo laid out its roadmap for future updates, and the UK is next on the list with World Update 3 due out on January 28. The British Isles are set to be spruced up now that the studio has a new set of data for England, Scotland, and Wales. There’s no map information for Northern Ireland available just yet, but head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann says the entirety of Ireland will be updated at some point in the future.

There will be between 50 and 60 points

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Update Drops Tomorrow, Full Patch Notes Detailed

A new update for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is set to go live on November 26 for Amazon Luna, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S | Series X. Read on to find out what the update does, and check below for the full patch notes.

The main feature coming to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla thanks to Update 1.0.4 is the option to choose between Performance and Visual Quality modes on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S | Series X. As their name suggests, Performance will run the game at 60fps while adapting resolution and graphic settings to maintain the frame rate, and Visual Quality holds the game at 30fps in order to reach “maximum resolution and graphic settings.” Ubisoft didn’t specify whether this means the game will run at 4K on next-gen hardware in Visual Quality mode. However, the studio did clarify that those on PlayStation

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Software update for Fujifilm’s GFX100 turns it into a 400 MP camera

With its 102-megapixel sensor, Fujifilm’s $10,000 GFX100 can already capture incredibly dense images that bring out tiny details in a subject. But with the help of new firmware and a technique called pixel shift multi-shot, the GFX100 can now capture 400-megapixel images.



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As PetaPixel explains, to accomplish the feat the camera uses a combination of its 102-megapixel sensor and in-body stabilization. The latter component will move the sensor in tiny, 0.5-pixel increments while it captures 16 separate RAW images. Fuji’s new Pixel Shift Combiner software then stitches together those RAW files into a single 400-megapixel digital negative (DNG) images that apps like Capture One can edit.  



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As you might have guessed, a 400-megapixel image is substantially bigger than one of its 100-megapixel counterparts, with the former taking up as much as 200 megabytes when compressed into a JPEG file. The denser image is also more cumbersome

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