‘Genshin Impact’ To Debut Dragonspine Region In December, Targeting Regularly Scheduled Events

KEY POINTS

  • Dragonspine, the game’s new region, will be released on Dec. 23
  • Multiple versions are being developed simultaneously to ensure regularly scheduled content
  • New versions are being developed in line with in-game cultures and calendar events

“Genshin Impact” developer miHoYo announced a new in-game area, Dragonspine to debut on Dec. 23. The developer also shared plans on regular roadmap updates.

Currently, players of “Genshin Impact” can visit two nations, Mondstadt and Liyue.

miHoYo announced on the “Genshin Impact” blog that, on Dec. 23, the area to be known as Dragonspine will be revealed as part of Version 1.2 of the game. The developer promises to do its best to release a version update every six weeks, ideally on a Wednesday, with every version coming with its own themed activities.

Currently, VG24/7 notes that the following versions have been targeted with their respective events:

  • Version 1.1 – Estimated to arrive
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Huawei tweets it will debut its Mate 40 devices on October 22nd

Huawei has tweeted that it will reveal its Mate 40 series on October 22nd, likely the last of its phones to have Kirin chips— at least for the foreseeable future— due to the ongoing economic pressure from the US.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business unit, said at a conference August 7th that “this year may be the last generation of Huawei Kirin high-end chips.” The US has accused Huawei of building backdoors into network infrastructure, ostensibly to aid Chinese government spying efforts. Huawei has denied the Trump administration’s accusations of spying.

But the Trump administration placed Huawei and 114 of its affiliates on its Entity List in May 2019, which meant US firms were unable to sell technology to the company without explicit US government approval.

It also meant Google was barred from doing business with Huawei, preventing Huawei from obtaining an Android license, and keeping Google apps

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Apple’s ‘iPhone 12’ debut will be ‘most significant iPhone event in years,’ says Morgan Stanley

Ahead of Apple’s “iPhone 12” event on Oct. 13, Morgan Stanley is raising its iPhone estimates on new average selling price (ASP) analysis and iPhone build data.

In a research note to investors seen by AppleInsider, lead analyst Katy Huberty writes that the bank’s iPhone mix and pricing analysis indicates that Wall Street’s unit build and ASP estimates “remain too low” for 2021.

The upcoming “iPhone 12” and “iPhone 12 Pro” launch will be the “most significant iPhone event in years,” Huberty writes. She also points out that it comes at a key time for the company as device replacement cycles have lengthened to more than four years. Other factors could include increasing adoption of device trade-ins and gains in markets like Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Morgan Stanley’s Asia hardware technology team forecasts a total of 82 million iPhone builds in the December quarter, which suggests about

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iPhone 12: Apple finally set the date for its latest iPhone’s debut

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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Apple has set the date for its latest iPhone’s debut. The new device, rumored to be called the iPhone 12, is expected to include superfast 5G wireless connectivity and a new, iPad-inspired design, and it will be unveiled on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. PT. (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST). There’s no official word yet on price or release date, but here’s what the rumors say. Like Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and its September Apple Watch and iPad announcements, the iPhone event will be held entirely online. The event will be streamed via Apple’s website, and here’s how to watch it.

Apple’s fall product launch this year is expected to touch off a wave of upgrade purchases, analysts say, with fans eyeing the iPhone’s rumored new

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Apple finally set the date for its latest iPhone’s debut

Apple has set the date for its latest iPhone’s debut. The new device, rumored to be called the iPhone 12, is expected to include superfast 5G wireless connectivity and a new, iPad-inspired design, and it will be unveiled on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. PT. (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST). No official word yet on price or release date, but here’s what the rumors say. Like Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and its September Apple Watch and iPad announcements, the iPhone event will be held entirely online. The event will be streamed via Apple’s website, and here’s how to watch it.



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Apple’s fall product launch this year is expected to touch off a wave of upgrade purchases, analysts say, with fans eyeing the iPhone’s rumored new 5G capabilities and boxier look, similar to that of the iPad Pro . A “staggering”

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Nikola Badger electric pickup debut event canceled, as GM deal hangs

With a potential deal with General Motors hanging in limbo, Nikola Motors announced Wednesday that it had canceled the reveal event for its Badger electric pickup truck.

The event, dubbed Nikola World, was to be held in Arizona in December. It was called off due to coronavirus-related restrictions on large in-person gatherings at venues in the state, a Nikola press release said. The company plans to reschedule, and said it will hold or refund tickets, depending on holders’ preferences.

The Badger was first shown to the public as a series of sketches meant to troll Tesla CEO Elon Musk shortly after the Cybertruck unveiling in November 2019. Nikola confirmed plans to sell the truck in February, and began taking reservations, but hasn’t even shown a prototype version yet. The company previously said production would start in 2022.

Nikola previously quoted a 600-mile range for the Badger, which will have both

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Asana jumps 10% in trading debut after opening at $4.2 billion valuation


  • Asana jumped as much as 10% in its first day of trading on Wednesday.
  • The stock opened at $27 per share, 29% above its reference price of $21. The ensuing climb marked a 10% increase from the opening price.
  • With 155 million shares outstanding, Asana sported a valuation of $4.6 billion at its peak after opening at $4.2 billion.
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Asana jumped as much as 10% in its first day of trading on Wednesday, hitting a high of $29.79.

Asana is a work management software company based out of San Francisco. The firm went public via a direct listing rather than the traditional IPO route.

With a reference price of $21 per share, Asana opened at $27 per share in the first minute of trade, giving it a valuation of $4.2 billion. At its peak on Wednesday, Asana sported a

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Secretive, never profitable Palantir makes market debut

BOSTON (AP) — Seventeen years after it was born with the help of CIA seed money, the data-mining outfit Palantir Technologies is finally going public in the biggest Wall Street tech offering since last year’s debut of Slack and Uber.

Never profitable and dogged by ethical objections for assisting in the Trump administration’s deportation crackdown, Palantir forged ahead Wednesday with a direct listing of its stock, gaining 31% in its first trading day.

Rather than selling newly minted shares to raise money; Palantir listed existed shares for public trading. After a delay, trading began after noon and the stock closed at $9.50 after reaching a peak of $11.42.


The low-key stock strategy was in character for a secretive company long reliant on spies, cops and the military as customers — and whose founders are keeping voting control of the company.

The big question for both investors and company management: Can

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Palantir valued at $23 billion as shares pop in public market debut

(Reuters) – Shares of Palantir Technologies Inc PLTR.N, the U.S. data analytics firm known for its work with the Central Intelligence Agency and other government agencies, rose 48% on its public market debut on Wednesday, valuing the company at more than $23 billion.

The listing is a landmark moment for Palantir, putting an end to years of speculation about when the company, co-founded by billionaire Peter Thiel in 2003, would go public and how much it would be worth.

Palantir’s shares opened at $10 and rose to around $10.70, up from the reference price of $7.25 set by the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. The shares traded at a peak of $11 in the private market in September and at a weighted average price of $9.17.

The listing lifts Palantir’s valuation above the $20 billion the company was valued in a 2015 private fundraising round.

There has been

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Cyberpunk 2077 Publisher Orders 6-Day Weeks Ahead of Game Debut

(Bloomberg) — Polish video game developer CD Projekt Red told employees on Monday that six-day work weeks will be mandatory leading up to the November release of the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077, reneging on an earlier promise to not force overtime on the project.



a group of people standing on a stage in front of a crowd: Attendees queue beside a CD Projekt Red SA Cyberpunk 2077 video game sign at the Gamescom computer games industry event in Cologne, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Gamescom is the world's largest gaming convention and runs from August 20 to 24.


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Attendees queue beside a CD Projekt Red SA Cyberpunk 2077 video game sign at the Gamescom computer games industry event in Cologne, Germany, on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Gamescom is the world’s largest gaming convention and runs from August 20 to 24.

Red, a subsidiary of Poland’s biggest gaming company CD Projekt SA, has been criticized previously for engaging in “crunch,” an industry term for excessive overtime in game development. The practice often lasts for weeks and can stretch out for months or even years. CD Projekt Red co-chief executive officer Marcin Iwinski last year told gaming website Kotaku that the company would be

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