💻 Windows 11 is here

You might not want to upgrade

Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 Windows 11 is finally here, the first major operating system released by Microsoft in the past six years. Masahiro Sakurai has revealed Sora from Kingdom Hearts will be Smash Bros. Ultimate’s last fighter.

Kingdom Hearts' Sora is the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter

During Smash Bros. Direct earlier today, Smash Bros. game director Masahiro Sakurai announced the last character coming to Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Sora is the final fighter

The final character is no other than Sora from Kingdom Hearts. If you're unfamiliar with Sora, he is the protagonist in the Kingdom Hearts series, who wields the Keyblade, a sword-key melee weapon. According to Sakurai, Sora “excels at airborne fighting”, and is relatively straightforward to control. However, he has one significant weakness, his weight, making it easy for opponents to launch him.

When will it be released?

Sora will be featured in the Ultimate Challenger Pack 11 DLC and will be the last fighter added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Challenger Pack 11 will cost $5.99 and will also be included in the $29.99 Fighters Pass Vol. 2, which introduces a new stage for Sora called Hollow Bastion, along with nine tracks from Kingdom Hearts.

Not what some expected

Before the presentation started, social media was full of predictions about who the last DLC character would be, the main guesses being characters like Waluigi, Crash Bandicoot, Doom Slayer, and even Master Chief. Sakurai revealed that years ago, Sora won a fan poll for Nintendo to explore future character DLC options, but they didn't act on it until now.

A Russian film crew is shooting the first movie in space

Filming has begun for The Challenge, the first feature-length movie filmed in space.

Russia is first

Russia sent actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko to the International Space Station yesterday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:55 AM BST in a Soyuz spacecraft. If you missed the launch, you can watch it on NASA TV.

What is the movie about?

The Challenge will last around 35-40 minutes, and all scenes will be in the ISS. The film is about Sherepild, a surgeon who rushes to the space station to save the life of a cosmonaut who suffers from a heart condition.

Extremely hard

Peresild and Shipenko received emergency training for the space flight and on Monday, Peresild described how hard it was to adapt to the strict discipline during the training. “It was psychologically, physically, and morally hard,” she said. “But I think that once we achieve the goal, all that will seem not so difficult and we will remember it with a smile.”

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Tech Edition

Windows 11 is out now

Yesterday Microsoft started to roll out its long-awaited Windows 11 update, but there’s a chance your PC might not meet Microsoft's strict system requirements.

How to upgrade

To upgrade to Windows 11, first, check if your PC is supported through Microsoft's PC Health Check app, and if it is, make sure to back up all of your important files just in case. Next head over to Settings, Update & Security, Windows Update, Check For Updates, and if Windows 11 is available, a button will appear to start the download.

New era for the PC

In a blog post released by Microsoft, they describe Windows 11 as a new era for the PC. "We’re pumped to be launching Windows 11; the entire user experience brings you closer to what you love, empowers you to produce, and inspires you to create. Windows 11 provides a sense of calm and openness. It gives you a place that feels like home. It’s secure and everything is designed to be centred around you."

Mixed feelings about redesigned start menu

One of the most noticeable new features introduced in Windows 11 is a redesigned start menu, which provides quick access to all of your programs, Layouts and Groups, and more, giving users more control over their desktop. On social media, Windows 11 users shared mixed feelings about the new menu, and the majority of opinions have been negative.

Google Pixel 6 Event date revealed

The tech giant, Google usually holds a hardware event in October to reveal their upcoming Pixel phones, but this year they have already announced the release of the Pixel 5A and Pixel 6 models prior to the event.

What can we expect to see?

We can expect to see more information and details about Google's upcoming Pixel 6 models in which we have little to no details about the features and specs of the new phone models. All we know so far about the new Pixel models include having a Tenor processor which is Google's first in-house smartphone chip-set. There is not much information about the Tensor processor chip, but we can expect to hear more about it at the Pixel Fall Launch event. We may also learn when the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models will officially launch.

How and when can you watch the event?

The virtual Pixel Fall Launch event will be held on October 19th at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET and will be streaming on Google's Pixel event website.

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