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Animal Crossing Pocket Camp v2.0.0 Is Live; Adds Cabin, Updated Friends List, More




Animal Crossing version 2.0.0 update

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has received its biggest update yet, with the game being brought up to version 2.0.0. and receiving a host of new features. These include the likes of a brand new area on the map called the cabin, as well as big changes to the friends list that makes life a lot easier.

New Area – The Cabin

First up we have the cabin, which is a medium-sized room that players can customize just like they can with their campsite or camper. They’ll even be able to invite animals to the cabin, allowing them to liven the place up a bit. You will need to be at level 15 or higher to have access to the cabin, though if you’ve been playing the game since the beginning then you should be well over that threshold.

Updated Friends List

Next up we have the updated friends list, which has several new tweaks and improvements to talk about. One of the biggest is the new “Fave Photo” feature, which allows players to snap a pic and then feature it on their friends list page. This will allow other players to check out your pics, and may just cause them to give you kudos.

Speaking of kudos, players can now give kudos to other players directly from the menu. This is accompanied by now being able to lend a hand at Shovelstrike Quarry and purchase items from other players’ market boxes from the menu. The total amount of kudos that a player has received is now displayed on Player Information pages, though only kudos that were given after November 27th at 10 PM PST.

Inventory Increase

A couple of inventory increases also took place, with the maximum capacity for furniture and clothing increasing from 2,000 to 3,000. Also, the maximum capacity for collected items has been increased by 50, which should come as a sigh of relief for players finding themselves having to regularly sell items. Players may also use Leaf Tickets to increase their collected items inventory space by a maximum of 200 slots, which gives notably more breathing room.

Special NPC Furniture Change

The NPC furniture items also got a welcomed tweak, allowing players to be able to display up to four of these items and have the accompanying four animals all show up at the same time. This was previously capped at just one animal at a time, so this is a great improvement. One caveat is that two of the same animal cannot be there at once, so displaying the K.K. Slider chair and the K.K. Slider prize guitar will not result in two K.K.’s appearing.

Miscellaneous tweaks and improvements

We’re now moving on to some miscellaneous changes, which have a couple of nice quality of life improvements. Various animal animations can now be skipped by using the new “skip” check box displayed on animal conversation windows. Players can also level up amenities from the Craft menu without having to actually display the amenity at their campsite. All lamp-type furniture will now also turn on at the same time, saving you the trouble of having to turn them all on manually. A number of other smaller tweaks were made to animal dialogue and goals.


Finally, we have arrived at the bugs section. This section confirms that the company is aware of a new bug related to the cabin, which has to due with players being unable to change the wallpaper, flooring or rug if they’ve placed the maximum amount of furniture or clothing in it. Putting away one piece of clothing or furniture should fix the issue for the time being. An ongoing issue with the on-screen display was also fixed.

That wraps up everything that is included in the massive new 2.0.0 update for the game, which should be enough to keep players busy for a little while. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is available now on iOS and Android devices.

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Pixel 8 Pro runs Google’s generative AI models





Rick Osterloh, Google’s SVP of devices and services, says the Pixel 8 Pro will be the first hardware to run Google’s generative AI models.

At an event today, Osterloh said the Pixel 8 Pro’s custom-built Tensor G3 chip, which accelerates AI workloads, can run “distilled” versions of Google’s text- and image-generating models to power image editing and other apps.

Osterloh said, “We’ve worked closely with our research teams across Google to take advantage of their most advanced foundation models and distill them into a version efficient enough to run on our flagship Pixel.”

Google improved Magic Eraser, its photo-editing tool, to remove larger objects and people smudge-free using on-device models. Osterloh claims that this improved Magic Eraser creates new pixels to fill in shot gaps, producing a higher-quality image.

Osterloh says a new on-device model will “intelligently” sharpen and enhance photo details, improving zoom.

On-device processing benefits audio recording. The Pixel 8 Pro’s recording app will soon summarize meeting highlights.

Gboard will use a large language model on the Pixel 8 Pro to power smart replies. Osterloh claims that the upgraded Gboard will provide “higher-quality” reply suggestions and better conversational awareness.

Osterloh said an update in December will add on-device generative AI features except for Magic Eraser, which appears on the Pixel 8 Pro at launch.

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Telegram launches a global self-custodial crypto wallet, excluding the US





Telegram, with 800 million monthly users, is launching a self-custodial crypto wallet. The move will solidify its presence in the vibrant crypto community that has grown from its chat platform and may attract more people to crypto.

Telegram and TON Foundation announced TON Space, a self-custodial wallet, on Wednesday at Singapore’s Token2049 crypto conference, which draws over 10,000 attendees.

Telegram has a complicated blockchain relationship. After the SEC sued Telegram over a massive initial coin offering, the chat app abandoned its Telegram Open Network (TON) blockchain project in 2020. The Open Network Foundation (TON Foundation), founded by open-source developers and blockchain enthusiasts, supports the development of The Open Network (TON), the blockchain powering a growing number of Telegram applications, including the wallet.

The Open Platform (TOP) and TOP Labs, a venture-building division, created the TON-based wallet.

TON Space will be available to Telegram users worldwide without wallet registration in November. The U.S., which has cracked down on the crypto industry and promoted many crypto apps to geofence users, is currently excluded from the feature.

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Google’s massive antitrust trial begins, with bigger implications





The Justice Department’s landmark antitrust case against Google began in court today, setting off a months-long trial that could upend the tech world.

At issue is Google’s search business. The Justice Department claims that Google has violated antitrust laws to maintain its search title, but the company claims that it does so by providing a superior product.

The Justice Department sued Google for civil antitrust in late 2020 after a year-long investigation.

“If the government does not enforce the antitrust laws to enable competition, we will lose the next wave of innovation,” said then-Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen. “If that happens, Americans may never see the ‘next Google.’”

A large coalition of state attorneys general filed their own parallel suit against Google, but Judge Amit Mehta ruled that the states did not meet the bar to go to trial with their search ranking complaints.

The search business case against Google is separate from a federal antitrust lawsuit filed earlier this year. The Justice Department claims Google used “anticompetitive, exclusionary, and unlawful means” to neutralize threats to its digital advertising empire in that lawsuit.

Justice Department attorney Kenneth Dintzer set the stakes for the first major tech antitrust trial since Microsoft’s late 1990s reckoning on Tuesday. “This case is about the future of the internet, and whether Google’s search engine will ever face meaningful competition,” Dintzer said.

Beginning the trial, the government focused on Google’s deals with phone makers, most notably Apple, that give its search product top billing on new devices. Dintzer claimed that Google maintains and grows its search engine dominance by paying $10 billion annually for those arrangements.

“This feedback loop, this wheel, has been turning for more than 12 years,” he said. “And it always benefits Google.”

Google lawyer John Schmidtlein refuted that claim, hinting at the company’s legal defense in the coming weeks.

“Users today have more search options and more ways to access information online than ever before,” Schmidtlein said. Google will argue that it competes with Amazon, Expedia, and DoorDash, as well as Microsoft’s Bing search engine.

Google planted the seeds for this defense. According to internal research, Google Senior Vice President Prabhakar Raghavan said last year that more young people are using TikTok to search for information than Google Search.

In our studies, almost 40% of young people don’t use Google Maps or Search to find lunch, Raghavan said. “They use TikTok or Instagram.”

Google will be decided by U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in the coming months. We’re far from that decision, but the company could be fined heavily or ordered to sell parts of its business.

The trial could change Google’s digital empire if the Justice Department wins. Other tech companies that dominated online markets in the last decade are also watching. If the government fails to hold an iconic Silicon Valley giant accountable, big tech will likely continue its aggressive growth trajectory.

If the Justice Department succeeds, the next decade could be different. The industry-wide reckoning could cripple incumbents and allow upstarts to define the next era of the internet, wresting the future from tech titans.

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