A daily dose of what’s up in the tech world
Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 15/02/2023
Quote of the day:
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Maya Angelou
Jokes of the day:
Who did the wizard marry? His ghoul-friend
My wife is really mad at the fact that I have no sense of direction. So I packed up my stuff and right.
Top 10 news of the day:
Microsoft’s new ChatGPT AI starts sending ‘unhinged’ messages to people
System appears to be suffering a breakdown as it ponders why it has to exist at all
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Ubisoft’s latest free-to-play shooter XDefiant gets cross-play test this week
XDefiant, the one-time Tom Clancy branded free-to-play shooter from Ubisoft, is holding another closed Insider test lat…
XDefiant, the one-time Tom Clancy branded free-to-play shooter from Ubisoft, is holding another closed Insider test later this week, this one marking the first time cross-platform play will be available on consoles and PC. XDefiant — previously descr… [2058 chars]
Woolworths employee shares the four different stages of a banana and what to do with each
A Woolworths employee has shared the four different stages of a banana, and what you should be doing with each in the kitchen when it comes to meals and snacks.
A Woolworths employee has shared the four different stages of a banana, and what you should be doing with each in the kitchen. The grocery store worker shared a video on TikTok in which he discussed the differences between green, yellow, browning and… [4021 chars]
Minecraft getting new cherry blossom biome in this year’s big 1.20 update
Minecraft developer Mojang is gearing up for this year’s big 1.20 release, and following on from last week’s revelation…
Minecraft developer Mojang is gearing up for this year’s big 1.20 release, and following on from last week’s revelation it’ll finally introduce the game’s long-delayed archaeology system, the studio has now confirmed it’ll also usher in a new cherry … [1443 chars]
Minecraft 1.20 details new mob, archaeology, and a surprise new biome
Minecraft update 1.20 is coming soon and we now know its final features, including archaeology, the public-voted Sniffer mob, and a brand new biome.
Mojang have spent the week revealing new details of Minecraft’s 1.20 update, including two of the things pictured above: the new Sniffer mob, which won a public vote to be included in the game; and the less expected new cherry blossom biome. Both see… [1096 chars]
A Hogwarts Legacy patch is coming to Xbox and PC today, but a PS5 update has been delayed
The patch targets bugs and performance issues, PS5 Collector’s Edition Trophy fix also coming…
Avalanche Software plans to release Hogwarts Legacy’s first post-release patch on Tuesday. The Warner Bros. studio said the update will resolve “a number of bugs and performance issues” on Xbox Series X/S and PC. A PS5 update was also previously sche… [1404 chars]
Plugable launches it first certified Works with Chromebook docking station
The new 12-in-1 dock offers support for two 4K displays at 60Hz and it peppered every port you could ever need to maximize your ChromeOS desk setup.
The list of certified Works with Chromebook devices continues to grow with each passing day. At this point, you can find hundreds, if not thousands of peripherals that have been tested and certified to proudly wear the Works with Chromebook badge. Th… [2547 chars]
Covid is back with a rebrand — and the rules have changed
The disease may be the same, but everything surrounding it — from the official NHS advice to office etiquette — is different…
As any good marketeer — or Madonna, or the rapper currently known as Diddy, or the drink formerly known as Lilt, or the man always known as Matt Hancock — could tell you, it’s helpful to undergo the occasional rebrand if you wish to stay relevant and… [1366 chars]
Male contraceptive pill ‘prevents 100% of pregnancies,’ study suggests
An on-demand, temporary male birth control pill has shown promise in mice. The drug made mice infertile in 30 minutes, and was 100 percent effective at preventing pregnancy in the first two hours.
The drug works by disabling an enzyme which allows sperm to swim to an egg It was 100 percent effective at preventing pregnancy within the first two hours Researchers are hailing a new male contraceptive pill as a ‘game-changer’ following a promising… [3468 chars]
Far Cry 6 is free to play this weekend on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC
If you’re yearning for sunnier climes as the winter drags on, Ubisoft might just have the answer, offering digital tour…
If you’re yearning for sunnier climes as the winter drags on, Ubisoft might just have the answer, offering digital tourists on PC and consoles a limited-time trip to the fictional Caribbean island of Yara as part of its Far Cry 6 free trial this week… [1269 chars]