Samsung’s Cheap OLED TVs Canceled for Now as LG Talks Fail

If you expected Samsung to release a cheaper OLED TV option than the next-gen Samsung S95B QD-OLED TV this year, you should probably bury those hopes once and for all following comments from LG Display CFO Kim Sung Hyun.

LG Display is the only company that makes the W-OLED screen technology used in almost all the best OLED TVs – the only alternative to W-OLED is QD-OLED, and that is much more expensive (and is only used in two TVs) to date). If Samsung is going to make a cheaper OLED TV anytime soon, it needs to use a W-OLED screen, and that means it needs to buy from LG.

Halo Infinite fans PT of Hideo Kojima in Forge mode

If you have fond memories of PT, you’ll love this recreation of its iconic runner in Halo Infinite’s upcoming Forge mode.

Forge mode in Halo Infinite has yet to be officially released. But players with access to an unfinished building are already creating some truly brilliant creations. And this mockup of the PT’s claustrophobic corridor by YouTuber Templar of Death (opens in new tab) is easily one of the most impressive so far.

Steam’s Next Update Will Make It Harder to Find Great PC Games

Valve is changing the rules for developers on Steam, which means they can no longer add review scores or awards to their games’ main store images.

The new rules will take effect on September 1, 2022, after which games like The Quarry, Hades, and It Takes Two will need to update their images to match the clutter-free photos from games like Elden Ring.

Windows 11 Update Makes Taskbar Really Useful Again

Microsoft has started rolling out a slew of new UI updates for Windows Insiders — and one feature will be particularly useful for those with taskbars maximized.

As part of Windows 11 build 22622440 (opens in new tab), Microsoft is reintroducing taskbar overflow, a feature that adds an overflow section for apps that don’t fit into a full taskbar. The taskbar will automatically transition to this new overflow state when it reaches full capacity, and the overflow area itself will be accessible via its own taskbar button (composed of three dots).

Microsoft said the feature is starting to roll out to certain beta users now, though it plans to “monitor feedback and see how it works.” [taskbar overflow] arrives before sending it to everyone” (i.e. all beta users).

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Build 22622.440 will also add more dynamism to the widgets button, with sports and finance news set to appear alongside existing weather updates, while the “open with” menu also got an update (one that supports both light and dark themes). Check out the latest in action below:

Windows update

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Elsewhere in the new build, settings will now support managing apps that were previously only customizable through the Control Panel. Microsoft said this includes uninstalling apps that have interdependencies (eg game apps running on Steam).

The Sims 4 Update Introduces The Wants Character And It Turns Out They Really Want Incest

The Sims 4 is currently the wild west of romance: an update had the unintended consequence of revealing that sims secretly wanted to bump into family members all the time.

You no longer have to rely on The Sims 4 tricks to create weird and totally inappropriate combinations. From this week High School Never Ends update (opens in new tab) did all the hard work for you. Wants & Fears was released in the game, replacing the previous system of whims. And Sims really want to become a full-fledged Targaryen. Maybe they’re super excited about House of the Dragon.

BGMI removed from Google Play and Apple App stores – Is it really banned?

PUBG has been banned in India, again! Not technically PUBG, its replacement BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) has been removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

BGMI was launched in India as an India-specific version of PUBG mobile after being banned in India. PUBG Mobile was banned in India along with other Chinese apps and games that were deemed a “threat to national security”

Why was BGMI removed from the Play Store and App Store?

Sony’s mirrorless cameras are about to get a super-zoom lens to dominate them

If you’re a Sony camera owner who’s looking for a super versatile zoom lens for almost any shooting situation, you’re in luck – Tamron has announced that it’s working on a 50-400mm lens that will be released for E-mount. still this year.

The Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD, to give it its full name, covers an extraordinarily wide spectrum of focal lengths. At the wide end, 50mm is ideal for street photography or portraits, while 400mm has you covered for sports and wildlife.

Amazon Prime is giving away Starcraft: Remastered this month

Amazon Prime subscribers can pick up an iconic RTS this month as the latest Prime Gaming lineup has been revealed.

After giving members of its subscription service 30 free games during Prime Day, Amazon is now giving them StarCraft: Remastered. announced in a blog post (opens in new tab)Prime subscribers will have until August 1 to purchase the 2017 renewal of Blizzard’s classic space-based RTS.

YouTube is taking a sneaky shortcut to compete with TikTok

Content creation platforms around the world can’t seem to resist TikTok’s short video style, and now YouTube is doubling down on its efforts to compete with the social media giant by implementing a new TikTok-style authoring tool.

as part of your last app update (opens in new tab) on iOS and Android devices, YouTube has rolled out a feature that allows creators to instantly convert up to 60 seconds of previously uploaded long videos into Shorts.

Spotify and Apple Music could face great competition… from TikTok?

TikTok may be working on a rival to Spotify and Apple Music, based on a new trademark application its parent company ByteDance just filed in the US.

The trademark is for a service called TikTok Music. Not only does the name imply that it will rival the best music streaming services in the world, but the trademark request clarify for us. ByteDance calls TikTok Music a smartphone and desktop app that “allows users to buy, play, share [and] music download”, as well as offering the ability to listen to non-downloadable audio and video (read: streaming).