The Morning After: No, Google is not closing Stadia

Google responded to rumors last week that it might be ending its Stadia gaming service this year: “Stadia does not closethe official Stadia Twitter account told a concerned fan in a tweet spotted by Gamer on PC. “Rest assured that we are always working to bring more great games to the platform and Stadia Pro.”

I mentioned in my story about that it’s all been a little too quiet on the Stadia front as rival game streaming options up their game. Hopefully Google has some exciting plans to reveal sooner rather than later.

—Mat Smith

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But it is only available on Galaxy S21 phones in Korea at the moment.

With horror stories of hackers selling personal information, sending your smartphone in for repair can be stressful. Yes, you can erase your phone, but then you’ll have to worry about restoring it afterwards. Now, Samsung has introduced a solution with its own repair mode.

According to a Korean ad spotted by Sam-Mobile, you can enable the new mode under Battery & device care in Settings. Samsung hasn’t explained the technology behind the feature, but once activated it will hide your personal information, photos, messages and linked accounts. Only the device’s pre-installed apps will be visible to the technician.

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The project does not yet have a release date.

A group of ex-CD Projekt Red developers are working on a new online action game set in feudal Japan. This week, Dark Passenger co-founders Jakub Ben and Marcin Michalski announced the creation of their studio and issued a call for talent in a series of tweets. Ben and Michalski were part of the artistic team of The Witcher 3 and performed contract work on Cyberpunk 2077.

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There is a risk of a “slight change of identity”.


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A free tool developed by Tencent researchers, GFP-GAN (Generative Facial Prior-Generative Adversarial Network) can restore damaged and low-resolution portraits. The technology merges information from two AI models to fill in missing details in a photo with lifelike detail in seconds. However, it makes educated guesses about missing content, so you might see a “slight change in identity”. It’s not Grandma. You can .

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These look like official press images of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Fold 4.


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Samsung is set to unveil its next foldable phones in just a few days, but these leaked marketing photos by Evan Blass betray the game a bit. He posted images of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 in different colors, suggesting a hardware design that doesn’t differ too much from Samsung’s latest foldables. The company’s Unpacked event is scheduled to take place on .

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