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Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 18/01/2023

Adam Gelencser
4 min readJan 18, 2023

Quote of the day:

Impossible is nothing. Muhammad Ali

Jokes of the day:

I never wanted to believe that my Dad was stealing from his job as a road worker. But when I got home, all the signs were there.

Four engineers get into a car. The car won’t start. The Mechanical engineer says “It’s a broken starter”. The Electrical engineer says “Dead battery”. The Chemical engineer says “Impurities in the gasoline”. The IT engineer says “Hey guys, I have an idea: How about we all get out of the car and get back in”.

Top 10 news of the day:

Splatoon 3 Version 2.1.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

It’s a big one! — Update [Wed 18th Jan, 2023 03:00 GMT]: This update (Version 2.1.0) has gone live for Splatoon 3 — update…

Update [Wed 18th Jan, 2023 03:00 GMT]: This update (Version 2.1.0) has gone live for Splatoon 3 — update your copy today in order to continue playing online. Original story [Tue 17th Jan, 2023 01:15 GMT]: Last week, we got the heads up that Nintendo … [10595 chars]

The Best Way To Get Pokémon Scarlet And Violet’s Only Greninja

Slowbro is a good partner for this fight, but Clodsire is probably better

Like Charizard and Cinderace before it, Greninja is coming to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet through a seven-star tera raid at the end of the month. The limited time event will give you and your friends a chance to catch the Kalos water starter, but it w… [10292 chars]

Fitbit step and heart rate data is appearing in Google Fit

Google Fit is now showing Fitbit step, distance, and full heart rate data as a result of Health Connect. Last November, Nest Hub…

Back in November, we noticed how Health Connect was responsible for combining Fitbit heart rate and Nest Hub Sleep Sensing data. Google Fit is now showing Fitbit step, distance, and full heart rate data. Health Connect is most likely responsible for … [1298 chars]

Ubisoft Paris staff called to strike following CEO’s “ball is in your court” comments

Union workers at Ubisoft Paris have been called to strike in response to CEO Yves Guillemot’s comments to employees tha…

Union workers at Ubisoft Paris have been called to strike in response to CEO Yves Guillemot’s comments to employees that “the ball was in their court’ following disappointing financial results in the company’s most recent quarter. “Today more than ev… [2399 chars]

Google releases Stadia Controller update to enable Bluetooth

As promised last week, Google is now letting you update your Stadia Controller to enable Bluetooth (Low Energy) support…

As promised last week, Google is now letting you update the Stadia Controller to enable Bluetooth (Low Energy) support. Stadia shuts down this week and the Controllers that people bought (and have since received refunds for) will lose their core func… [2043 chars]

Stellaris is getting a First Contact story pack, Paradox confirm after leaks

Sci-fi grand strategy Stellaris will take a step back from the stars and concentrate on pre-FTL civilisations with its upcoming First Contact story pack DLC.

Sci-fi grand strategy Stellaris will take a step back from the stars and concentrate on pre-FTL civilisations with its upcoming First Contact story pack DLC. Paradox announced the DLC today after details, screenshots and a trailer leaked ahead of the… [1750 chars]

I adore these Far Cry 5 recreations of mundane Edinburgh places

Tour these famous Edinburgh landmarks and dingy Edinburgh corners are recreated inside Far Cry 5 by a clever YouTuber named Mojo Swoptops.

While Dan Douglas captures English culture in a Duke Nukem 3D level, another mapper has been diligently recreating corners of Scotland in Far Cry 5. Since 2019, YouTuber “Mojo Swoptops” has rebuilt a wide and weird range of Edinburgh sights inside Fa… [2644 chars]

MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch 2023 launched with M2 Pro and M2 Max power

The new MacBook Pro 2023 models have launched with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.

Apple has officially launched the new 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro with the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. And Apple is promising the longest battery life ever in a Mac. The new MacBook Pros claim to offer six times faster performance th… [2713 chars]

The Blink Video Doorbell is on sale for just £39.99 — plus 10 more smart home deals up to 45% off

SHOPPING: Want to maximise your home security or have remote control of your heating and lights? You’re in luck. Amazon has a selection of smart home devices on sale.

SHOPPING: Products featured in this article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, MailOnline will earn an affiliate commission. Want to maximise your home security or have remote control … [913 chars]

My best friend lets me cheat on my husband with hers

The more she explained it, calmly and humorously, the more reasonable it started to seem to me

In those early honeymoon years, my husband and I seemed to have perfect chemistry in the bedroom. Then, perhaps inevitably, things slowed down once we had children. The breastfeeding and sleepless nights curtailed my energy levels and appetite for in… [3288 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.