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Quote of the day:
If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. Oprah Winfrey
Jokes of the day:
What creature is smarter than a talking parrot? A spelling bee.
I have a joke about trickle down economics, but 99% of you will never get it.
Top 10 news of the day:
Nanoleaf’s upcoming smart lights could be the shining stars that Matter needs
Available for pre-order, the new Essentials models consist of lightstrips and bulbs, including the oddly-shaped A19
Nearly three months after a CES 2022 tease , Nanoleaf returns to the Matter standard with a new set of smart lights for its Essentials series. The lineup is split between four different bulbs and a light strip (opens in new tab) sharing many of the s… [2895 chars]
Nintendo Switch System Update 16.0.1 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Super stable — Nintendo has rolled out its second firmware update of 2023, bumping the hybrid system up to Version 16.0.1….
Nintendo has rolled out its second firmware update of 2023, bumping the hybrid system up to Version 16.0.1. This latest update seemingly does far less compared to the previous 16.0.0 update issued in February. 16.0.1 is the usual stability update to … [730 chars]
Cybersecurity specialists say microphones may be constantly picking up clues about someone
Nearly half of Britons believe they have been a victim of ‘sonic snooping’ — where ads for a product pop up on your phone screen soon after talking about it or seeing it on TV.
Ever had the uneasy feeling your smartphone is eavesdropping on you? The eerie truth is that it may be doing exactly that — in order to show you adverts tailored to your interests, experts say. Nearly half of Britons believe they have been a victim o… [3094 chars]
Kyle Richards, 54, shows off her toned frame at the gym after denying taking Ozempic
Kyle Richards showcased her toned figure in fitness attire as she posed for a quick selfie during a gym session after adamantly denying that she has been taking the diabetes drug, Ozempic.
Kyle Richards flaunted her toned frame by sharing a quick mirror selfie on her Instagram stories on Wednesday during a productive gym session. The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star, 54, who has adamantly denied taking Ozempic to lose weight, coul… [4962 chars]
Fortnite Has Been Utterly Transformed by Brain Bending New Tools
The real metaverse — Those who’ve been keeping a keen eye on Battle Royale sensation Fortnite will know that it is, in e…
Those who’ve been keeping a keen eye on Battle Royale sensation Fortnite will know that it is, in effect, the true metaverse. Epic Games has been quietly pushing the game’s creative suite for quite some time, but now, powered by Unreal Engine 5, the … [1175 chars]
Linguist goes viral after explaining the ‘unwritten rules’ behind common English nicknames
Eleanor Stern, a writer from New Orleans, shared what she learned while studying linguistics in London on TikTok.
A linguist has gone viral after explaining the ‘unwritten rules’ behind popular English nicknames, including the baffling reason why Dick is short for Richard. Eleanor Stern, a writer from New Orleans, shared what she learned while studying linguisti… [5223 chars]
‘We feel awful about this’: ChatGPT creators reveal ‘significant issue’ with AI system
Users reported seeing other people’s potentially sensitive information
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Jurassic World Evolution 2 gets feathered dinos next week in latest DLC
Frontier Developments is expanding its prehistoric park management sequel Jurassic World Evolution 2 again next Thursda…
Frontier Developments is expanding its prehistoric park management sequel Jurassic World Evolution 2 again next Thursday, 30th March, with a line-up of feathered dinos — some friendly, others considerably less so — arriving as part of its latest paid… [1061 chars]
What’s The Best Year In Gaming?
Cream of the crop — Games are so good, right? Looking back over the years and decades, it’s difficult to actually think of…
A few of our writers have shared what they believe to be the very best year in gaming down below, and there’s a poll at the bottom to let us know what you think, too. For this one, we’re not going to be too strict and limit it purely to Nintendo titl… [8764 chars]
JENNI MURRAY: I’m GLAD I took the pill, even if there’s a chance it caused my breast cancer
JENNI MURRAY: The Pill caused quite a stir when it was made available on the NHS in 1961. My mother, determined never to have another child after me, discussed it with her friends.
So, now they tell us. The Pill and the coil, contraceptives which work using hormones to mimic the conditions of pregnancy, thus preventing conception, have been thoroughly researched (at last) by scientists at Oxford University and found to raise th… [7145 chars]