Tech wrap: Apple AR/VR headset, CyberPunk 2077, Xbox Live Gold, iOS 14.4 update and more

There were a couple of news coming from the gaming industry as well regarding CyberPunk 2077 and Microsoft Xbox Live Gold subscription. Read on.

| Updated on: Jan 23 2021, 23:58 IST
Tech Wrap.
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It has been an interesting weekend in the world of tech. We heard about some news on Apple's upcoming AR/VR headset, iOS 14.4 update for iPhone users, Google Search working on a new look and a lot more. There were a couple of news coming from the gaming industry as well regarding CyberPunk 2077 and Microsoft Xbox Live Gold subscription. Read on.

Apple's AR/VR headset is going to be expensive and is expected to launch in 2022

Apple could launch an AR-VR headset by next year, as per reports in Bloomberg. The report adds that an augmented reality and virtual reality headset might be Apple's first step towards more applications using AR glasses.

Cyberpunk 2077 gets its first major fix in the form of Patch 1.1

Cyberpunk 2077 users will be happy to know that the game developer, CD Projekt Red, has issued the game's first major fix in the form of Patch 1.1. Posting the change log on the official website, the developer has also confirmed that the patch is coming to PCs, consoles and Google Stadia versions.

All the new things coming to your iPhone with the iOS 14.4 update

Apple's iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 has already started rolling out to testers and developers. The iOS 14.4 update can be accessed at the Apple Developer Center. Among some of the newer little additions the new update brings in, one of the features makes it easier to use the HomePod mini with your iPhone. This feature for the HomePod mini utilises the speaker's U1 chip.

Google Search on mobile gets a major redesign

Google Search for mobile is getting a big redesign with the new changes aimed at simplifying the user experience. The new Google Search mobile redesign is rolling out in the coming days. Before the release, Google in a blog post highlighted the new changes.

Apple plans thinner MacBook Air with magnetic charger in Mac lineup reboot

Apple Inc. is working on a thinner and lighter version of the MacBook Air, the company's mass-market laptop, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The new computer is planned to be released during the second half of this year at the earliest or in 2022.

Xbox Live Gold prices won't increase, announced Microsoft after gamers show anger

Microsoft, after months of rumours and leaks, raised the prices of its Xbox Live Gold recently. While it didn't affect the existing 12-month and 6-month users by a lot, it did have a severe impact on those with 1-month recurring subscriptions. But the Xbox maker now has reversed its decision soon after it started getting negative feedback from gamers.

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First Published Date: 23 Jan, 23:58 IST
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