A daily dose of what’s up in the tech world
Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 15/11/2022
Quote of the day:
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. Charles Spurgeon
Jokes of the day:
Don’t tell secrets in corn fields. Too many ears around.
Two C strings walk into a bar. The bartender asks “What can I get ya?” The first string says “I’ll have a gin and tonic.” The second string thinks for a minute, then says “I’ll take a tequila sunriseJF()#$JF(#)$(@J#()$@#())!*FNIN!OBN134ufh1ui34hf9813f8h8384h981h3984h5F!##@” The first string apologizes, “You’ll have to excuse my friend, he’s not null-terminated.”
Top 10 news of the day:
“I would not speak of this” — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSngmTCH05g There are tons and tons of little Easter eggs in…
Subscribe to Push Square on There are tons and tons of little Easter eggs in God of War Ragnarok — pay close attention to the poems you find, for example — but this nod to PS3 mascot mash-up PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is fairly easy to overl… [434 chars]
Xbox has released its first-ever Digital Transparency Report, offering insight into the work its community and moderati…
Xbox has released its first-ever Digital Transparency Report, offering insight into the work its community and moderation teams have achieved over the last six month in the name of player safety — including the news it’s taken action on 7.3M communit… [1981 chars]
Over on Reddit today, the official Material You design for Chromebooks just appeared (ChromeOS Canary).
Wow — just wow. Back when I created my Material You for ChromeOS mock-up from scratch to show what the operating system could and probably would look like, I had no idea that we would actually get it. I also didn’t realize how accurate my mock-up wou… [1562 chars]
Not half as Smurf as we’d Smurfed
Captured on Nintendo Switch (Docked) When it comes to karting games, you can either try something new in an attempt (and likely failure) to reinvent the genre, or you can play it safe and just take notes from Mario Kart. Smurfs Kart has absolutely no… [5437 chars]
The Pixel Watch is now just over a month old and Google is rolling out the first update to the companion app with fixes across three areas…
The Pixel Watch is now just over a month old, and Google is rolling out the first update to the companion app with fixes across three areas. This is a new version of the “Google Pixel Watch” app — abbreviated as just “Watch” for the homescreen — on y… [1099 chars]
We need to talk about Virmire.
Starbreeze Studios As the video game industry continues to expand there are more and more great games coming out, not to mention all the classics that might be cluttering your pile of shame, so you simply can’t be expected to play them all. While und… [1984 chars]
Ditch the discs?
If you’re looking to save some money with your next console purchase, then you have probably wondered if the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition is cheaper than the disc alternative. After all, both systems are functionally identical, apart from the former… [4356 chars]
Get ready for Season 1 of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 with everything you need to know about the first season of content.
Get ready for Season 1 of Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 with everything you need to know about the first season of content. As the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone 2 draws ever closer, Activision has confirmed the game’s Season 1 content roadmap. Call of … [4079 chars]
A micro-scanner, a mini amp and other small wonders
Do you read me? Ten years ago, Microsoft conducted a live demo in China of a computer translating spoken English into spoken Mandarin. It was an extraordinary moment, a jaw-dropping demonstration of how technology can overcome language barriers. Watc… [4989 chars]
The Game Pass line-up for the rest of the year might as well not bother. There’s only one game I’ll be playing.
Xbox Game Pass regularly receives an influx of high-quality new games. In some instances, it’s a bit like that one Christmas I got a bag full of pirated PlayStation games. The amount of goodness there was almost too much for my child brain to cope wi… [3884 chars]