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Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 24/04/2023

Adam Gelencser
4 min readApr 24, 2023

Quote of the day:

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. Steve Maraboli

Jokes of the day:

What’s large, grey, and doesn’t matter? An irrelephant.

“Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” [very long pause] “Java.”

Top 10 news of the day:

DR CHRIS VAN TULLEKEN: My identical twin is 3 stone heavier because of ultra processed food

DR CHRIS VAN TULLEKEN: My twin brother Xand is a perfect genetic copy of me. So I know, because I’ve been tested, that he and I share a gene that predisposes us to putting on weight.

My twin brother Xand is a perfect genetic copy of me. So I know, because I’ve been tested, that he and I share a gene that predisposes us to putting on weight. This came as no surprise to me. I love food, and I’m constantly thinking about my next mea… [12751 chars]

Games that are better on the second playthrough

Some games require more than one playthrough to fully experience. Here are seven games that are better on the second playthrough.

Some games require more than one playthrough to fully experience. Here are seven games that are better on the second playthrough. Whether it’s for gameplay’s sake or to understand the story better, replaying these games is more or less essential. Red… [3914 chars]

‘Like stale cigarettes’ — tea lovers in uproar at lapsang souchong alternative

Twinings describes its new ‘Distinctively Smoky’ blend as ‘reminiscent’ of the Chinese tea believed to be a favourite of Winston Churchill

Twinings has sparked an uproar among the nation’s tea drinkers after it ditched its popular lapsang souchong blend and replaced it with a “disastrous” alternative. Lapsang souchong, a centuries-old Chinese tea that was believed to be a favourite of W… [3471 chars]

Images of Lego Pac-Man arcade machine appear online

Images of the upcoming Lego Pac-Man arcade cabinet have appeared online.

Images of the upcoming Lego Pac-Man arcade machine have appeared online. According to the images which are circulating on social media, the set appears to be the top half of a Pac-Man cabinet, and will also seemingly include a smaller model of Pac-Ma… [1440 chars]

I’m a cellphone repair expert — here’s the big charging mistake everyone makes

The way many of us recharge our phones — including leaving it on charge overnight or plugged in while we work — can actually damage the battery, permanently diminishing the battery.

Most of us have been charging our phones wrong, according to a phone repair expert who specializes in refurbishing old handsets. The way many of us recharge our phones — including leaving it on charge overnight or plugged in while we work — can actua… [4426 chars]

Mario Creator Shigeru Miyamoto Teases Future Nintendo Movies

Legendary video game designer and creator of Mario Shigeru Miyamoto has teased the possibility for future Nintendo movies.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has been a smash hit so far. As it continues to earn at the box office, legendary video game designer and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto has teased the possibility of future Nintendo movies based on Nintendo games. Speakin… [1356 chars]

Dead teen’s lost computer unearthed after 30 years but contents brings mum to tears

A talented young artist who died at the age of 17 left behind a number of computer-designed artworks on his old PC, which have now been unearthed after 30 years

A talented young artist who died at the age of 17 left behind a number of computer-designed artworks on his old PC, which have now been unearthed after 30 years A mother has spoken of her joy at unearthing her late son’s computer-designed artworks mo… [2290 chars]

The tech world has a new obsession with AI

The latest advances in AI (GPT, LLM, transformers, etc.) are like a Nokia phone in the 90’s — everyone could see the appeal, but no one could…

The latest advances in AI (GPT, LLM, transformers, etc.) are like a Nokia phone in the 90’s — everyone could see the appeal, but no one could predict all that it would lead to. The tech world has a new obsession with Large Language Models (LLMs), GPT… [4928 chars]

It looks like physical copies of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will require a digital download

It looks like physical copies of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will require an additional digital download to play. Whilst t…

It looks like physical copies of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will require an additional digital download to play. Whilst there’s been no formal word from EA about the additional requirement, players who’ve spotted the physical game out in the wild have … [1015 chars]

Dead Island 2 launches a new insurance policy that instructs your loved ones to “zombie-proof” your death

Dead Island 2 has teamed up with a UK insurance company to launch a “deathwish” policy that ensures your friends and fa…

Dead Island 2 has teamed up with a UK insurance company to launch a “deathwish” policy that ensures your friends and family will arrange a “blowout in Los Angeles” when you die. The initiative — which “instructs loved-ones to both zombie-proof the re… [1867 chars]

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Adam Gelencser

Tech enthusiast, currently entrepreneuring — regularly sharing content on tech news and irregularly on other topics. Founder of QMapper.co video AI tool.