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Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 01/01/2023

Throw kindness around like confetti. Anonymous

Did you hear about the two thieves who stole a calendar? They each got six months.

“Honey, go to the store and buy some eggs.” “OK.” “Oh and while you’re there, get some milk.” He never returned.

The Horizon Zero Dawn remake/remaster for the PlayStation 5 is supposedly not being developed by Guerrilla Games itself, as per the insider.

Horizon Zero Dawn PS5 Remake Allegedly Not Being Developed By Guerrilla Games The latest rumor suggests another studio has taken the mantle to work on the PlayStation 5 remake/remaster. Horizon Zero Dawn has certainly towered the gaming industry with… [3940 chars]

Some TV sets can be controlled by the Nest Hub, and the Google Home app is now finally starting to pick up those touch controls…

Some television sets can be controlled by the Nest Hub, and the Google Home app is now finally starting to pick up those touch-based controls. Back in August, Google said it was “rolling out redesigned controls for popular smart home devices in the G… [1140 chars]

Users with older iPhones and Androids handsets will need to get an upgrade after December 31 in order to use WhatsApp going into the New Year

Users with older iPhones and Androids handsets will need to get an upgrade after December 31 in order to use WhatsApp going into the New Year WhatsApp is to stop working on 49 smartphone models from today leaving millions without the app. Users with … [2410 chars]

The Tarnished has risen — There have already been so many long-form essays written, so many two-hour YouTube critiques pro…

There have already been so many long-form essays written, so many two-hour YouTube critiques produced about Elden Ring that the passage below is unlikely to contain a single original take on the FromSoftware title. Occupying the same sort of space as… [2063 chars]

Title re-emerges in Taiwan this time — Earlier this year, Konami hosted a livestream to reaffirm its commitment to the Sil…

Earlier this year, Konami hosted a livestream to reaffirm its commitment to the Silent Hill franchise, where it announced several new projects, including an avalanche of upcoming games: Silent Hill 2 Remake, Silent Hill Ascension, Silent Hill Townfal… [882 chars]

One of the moderators for Reddit’s Gaming Leaks and Rumours sub occasionally receives direct messages from one of the sub’s users who creatively leaks video…

One of the moderators for Reddit’s Gaming Leaks and Rumours sub occasionally receives direct messages from one of the sub’s users who creatively leaks video gaming news, just before it is officially announced. The person has previously creatively lea… [619 chars]

I look back at the best Linux distro releases of 2022. Ubuntu is (obviously) included, but so are non-Ubuntu based Linux distros like Fedora and Manjaro.

In this post I look back at the best Linux distros of 2022 — and spoiler: they’re not all Ubuntu-based! I know: I make the same joke every year I do this. But hey: I write about Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu. You may expect me to keep it all about Ubuntu. But… [7450 chars]

Never give up — There’s no doubt that Elden Ring was one of 2022’s biggest deals. The open world RPG released all the way …

Yes, I’ve completed it (spent 200 hours enjoying it thoroughly on just the one playthrough) and yes it was my first souls game too. This is my game of the year (even though I kind of think that Stray is also GotY for me) but Elden Ring is deserving o… [1542 chars]

Diminishing returns — Back in October 2022, Microsoft decided to pull the plug on, well, half of its Games with Gold progr…

Here is my pitch to replace Games with Gold. “Games with Ultimate” Xbox curates a list of games currently available on Gamepass and allows you to pick 1 game per month to keep forever. Not every game is available, it is a curated list of say 5 games … [1244 chars]

Pure shores — How do you improve upon one of the better sci-fi stories in recent video game memory? You go off-the-rails, …

How do you improve upon one of the better sci-fi stories in recent video game memory? You go off-the-rails, of course! Dutch developer Guerrilla Games clearly hit Amsterdam’s finest pot shops while rolling up the plot for Aloy’s sophomore outing in H… [1705 chars]

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