📅 Windows 11 is on the way

Microsoft has revealed Windows 11 release date

Hey Waivly Crew! 🌊 Microsoft has revealed the release date for Windows 11, and it’s not that long away. Game Boy titles may be coming to Nintendo Switch Online soon.

China restricts kids online gaming to three hours per week

According to Bloomberg, people under the age of 18 in China will now be restricted to three hours of online gaming per week.

Weekends only

From today onwards, video game companies will restrict play time to three hours a week, from 8 PM to 9 PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and public holidays for everyone under 18.

Not a fan of gaming

Up to now, children up to 12 could play one hour per day, and children between 13 and 18 could play for two hours. Authorities claim that the new restrictions are being put in place to help prevent kids from becoming addicted to video games.

Protecting the future

"Protecting the physical and mental health of minors is related to the people's vital interests, and relates to the cultivation of the younger generation in the era of national rejuvenation," the NPPA said in a statement.

DC FanDome is making a return

FanDome is making a return after last year's success, and will feature trailers, updates, and reveals for future movies, shows, comics, and video games.

When is it?

DC FanDome will return later this year on October 16th, starting at 6 PM BST (10 AM PT) live on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

The Batman new trailer confirmed

So far, we know we're going to get to see “an exclusive new trailer” for the upcoming The Batman movie, along with updates on The Flash, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Black Adam, Harley Quinn, Batwoman, The Flash, Superman & Lois. We can also expect news about upcoming Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League video games.

The Waves

🎮 Twitch streamers are taking a day off streaming to protest multiple issues

🎹 Apple acquires classical music streaming service Primephonic

💰 Twitch streamer DrLupo signs with YouTube

🕑 Google Calendar can show you how much of your time is spent in meetings

Tech Special

Windows 11 release date revealed

Microsoft has recently announced that their latest Windows software, Windows 11 will be launching on October 5th. The tech company will offer free upgrades of the new operating system to eligible Windows 10 PCs as well as on new hardware that will be shipping with Windows 11 already pre-loaded.

When will the free upgrades roll out?

The free upgrades that Microsoft will be offering will begin to roll out on the launch day of Windows 11, but they will be available in phases similar to past Windows upgrades. The first phase of the upgrades will include those with new and eligible devices to upgrade to Windows 11 then in-more market devices will be able to upgrade to the new operating system. General manager of Windows marketing at Microsoft, Aaron Woodman stated in a blog post that "We can expect all eligible devices to be offered free upgrades to Windows 11 by mid-2022."

What features will not be included in Windows 11?

As Windows 11 launches on October 5th, not all of the announced features of the new operating system will be available during the launch. One of the features that will not be available at launch is the Android App on Windows. The Android App feature for Windows 11 will only start to be previewed in the coming months, but we can expect it to be available to users in 2022.

Lyft robotaxi will be available by 2023

Motional, the autonomous vehicle company which is a joint venture between Hyundai and Aptiv, has revealed its robotaxi.

Using the Hyundai Ioniq 5

Motional will be using the Hyundai Ioniq 5, an all-electric crossover, as its robotaxi, fitted with over 30 sensors, such as radar, lidar, and camera. The Ioniq 5 Robotaxi purposely has externally visible sensors so it is clear to other drivers that it is an autonomous vehicle.

Coming to Lyft

The company is also working with Lyft, and be 2023 customers in certain cities will be able to get rides from Motional's robotaxi. Motional is using Los Angeles, a city with terrible traffic, to start public road mapping and testing of its robotaxi.

Driverless future is a reality

“This robotaxi represents Motional’s vision of a driverless future becoming a reality,” said Motional CEO Karl Iagnemma. “Through our strategic partnership with Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, we have unparalleled automotive and software expertise across our entire vehicle development process.”

Game Boy games might be coming to Nintendo Switch Online

According to reports, original Game Boy games may be coming to Nintendo’s Switch Online service “really soon.”

Rumour from NateDrake

In a podcast episode from NateDrake, a reputable insider and leaker, he claimed that Nintendo is going to add Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles to Switch Online’s library in the upcoming weeks.

Not the first

In 2018, for the first time, Nintendo first launched its online service with a selection of games from the NES, including Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, and more. A year later Nintendo added 20 games from the SNES to the Nintendo Switch Online service, so we won’t be surprised if Nintendo has decided to bring Game Boy titles to the Switch.