A daily dose of what’s up in the tech world
Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 30/11/2022
Quote of the day:
It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. Jillian Michaels
Jokes of the day:
What do you call an eagle who can play the piano? Talonted!
Java and C were telling jokes. It was C’s turn, so he writes something on the wall, points to it and says “Do you get the reference?” But Java didn’t.
Top 10 news of the day:
Eufy Security prides itself on only storing data locally, but a security researcher says that’s not the case.
What you need to know Security researcher Paul Moore has discovered several security flaws in Eufy’s cameras. User images and facial recognition data are being sent to the cloud without user consent, and live camera feeds can purportedly be accessed … [8584 chars]
A three-year study into the impact of video game loot boxes on young people has concluded that such mechanics cause “fi…
A three-year study into the impact of video game loot boxes on young people has concluded that such mechanics cause “financial and emotional harm” to teenagers and children. The report, published by Newcastle and Loughborough Universities, tracked th… [2901 chars]
Thousands of games are delisted from Steam, with more being added all the time. The developers of just a few of them spoke to us about the hows and whys
Somewhere in the region of 8,000 games have been removed from Steam since its inception, from the mass banning of “fake games”, to publishers removing their own titles due to licensing disputes, pending re-releases, personal disillusionment, server s… [10127 chars]
A triforce of games, if you will — We love a good tangle of theories here at NL, especially when it’s anything to do with …
We love a good tangle of theories here at NL, especially when it’s anything to do with the Zelda series — a story so tangled that even its creators aren’t really sure what it all means. So this latest theory intrigues us — the idea that Skyward Sword… [1624 chars]
Elite Dangerous Update 14 arrives in-game today, and sees the launch of the alien Thargoids’ invasion of human star systems. Can we survive their Maelstroms?
It’s Tuesday, and the entire species is about to go to war with a powerful alien race. At least we are in space sim Elite Dangerous anyway, which sees the Thargoids finally invade human systems with the arrival of Update 14 for the game today. Eight … [1596 chars]
Microsoft’s 2022 annual Hackathon event saw a range of cool projects pitched, including this cool expansion of the Xbox achievements system, dubbed 3.0. Here’s what we learned.
November saw Microsoft’s annual Hackathon event, where groups of developers, designers, and innovators come together from across Microsoft to compete and invent new potential products and services within and adjacent to the Microsoft ecosystem. The w… [3843 chars]
Happy holidays? — It’s that time of the month: European retail site Dealabs has leaked December’s lineup of PS Plus Essent…
It’s that time of the month: European retail site Dealabs has leaked December’s lineup of PS Plus Essential games. It’s once again beaten Sony to the punch, with official confirmation due tomorrow, 30th November. What’s on the agenda, then? It’s anot… [499 chars]
Nvidia’s own souped-up version of Portal will launch next Thursday, 8th December. This version of Valve’s classic first…
Nvidia’s own souped-up version of Portal will launch next Thursday, 8th December. This version of Valve’s classic first-person puzzler comes crafted by Nvidia’s own Lightspeed Studios, and will be released as a free DLC update for existing owners via… [660 chars]
Amazon’s currently-in-beta Create with Alexa can turn an Echo Show into a silly story engine.
Audio player loading… There may be an excellent reason to buy your family an Amazon Echo Show 5 Kids this season. And it all comes down to silliness. For decades, it was a time-honored tradition, driving cross country with only Mad Libs (opens in new… [4463 chars]
We go hands on with an early build of Mahokenshi, a turn-based strategy game that combines deckbuilding and Japanese mythology to gorgeous effect.
Card-based strategy games seem to have really found their feet over the last 12 months. Now that we’re a few years clear of Slay The Spire’s chokehold over the genre, deckbuilders are starting to come thick and fast in a variety of exciting mash-ups…. [6641 chars]