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Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 27/12/2022

Adam Gelencser
4 min readDec 27, 2022

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Quote of the day:

Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. D. H. Lawrence

Jokes of the day:

The web server reported a bad gateway error.

I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down!

Top 10 news of the day:

Return to Castle Wolfenstein Path Tracing Mod Gets FSR 2, DLSS 2 & XeSS; Tentative Release Set for Late 2023

The WIP Return to Castle Wolfenstein path tracing mod now features support for FSR/DLSS/XeSS. Its release is scheduled for late 2023.

Around six and a half months ago, AMD Core Tech Group Graphics Engineer Dihara Wijetunga announced he was working on a Return to Castle Wolfenstein path tracing mod. We got an update in late August with a handful of fresh screenshots. Now that 2022 i… [1663 chars]

#7 — Sonic Frontiers

Hedgehog redemption — Look. Sonic has been in a rough spot for bloody ages. There’s no getting away from that, no matter h…

Look. Sonic has been in a rough spot for bloody ages. There’s no getting away from that, no matter how fast you can run. SEGA needed to shake things up, lest its mascot spiral further into the abyss. By some miracle, Sonic Team finally realised it ne… [1447 chars]

A love letter for the original Steam Link: I regret taking you for granted

Valve’s Steam Link hardware left such a good impression on me that nothing has matched it in regards to ease of setup or providing a stable, lag-free connection since.

Back in 2018 I managed to nab a physical Steam Link when Valve was flogging them for £2.50 here in the UK ($2.50 in USD). I was actually buying a Steam Controller for my then-partner and spotted the bargain while browsing through the Steam website, s… [5648 chars]

How’s Your Switch Holding Up After 5 Years?

Memories and mistreatment — Over the holidays we’re republishing some choice features from the last 12 months. A mix of ta…

Over the holidays we’re republishing some choice features from the last 12 months. A mix of talking points, interviews, opinion pieces and more from NL staff and contributors, you’ll find our usual blend of thoughtfulness, expertise, frivolity, retro… [7898 chars]

Best PS5, PS4 Remake, Remaster, or Re-Release of 2022

One more time — Our Game of the Year coverage continues with the Best PS5, PS4 Remake, Remaster, or Re-Release of 2022, of…

Our Game of the Year coverage continues with the Best PS5, PS4 Remake, Remaster, or Re-Release of 2022, of which a top four has been put together by the Push Square editorial team. This category crowns the best PS5, PS4 titles that we have played in … [3168 chars]

Super Mario World (USA) prototype discovered and released

Video game preservation site Forest of illusion has a lovely surprise for Nintendo fans as they have secured a prototype for Super Mario World (USA) and have…

Video game preservation site Forest of illusion has a lovely surprise for Nintendo fans as they have secured a prototype for Super Mario World (USA) and have not only showcased it, but they have released it for fans to enjoy. The prototype is from 25… [1221 chars]

The 10 best new audio interfaces of 2022, according to you

Best of 2022: We asked for your input — now it’s time for the output…

Best of 2022: You might wonder what there is for audio interface manufacturers left to achieve. After all, there’s already a multitude of highly capable boxes on the market that do a great job of getting high-quality sound in and out of your computer… [12131 chars]

Death Stranding is free to claim on the Epic Games Store today [UPDATE]

The Epic Games Store’s free game for Christmas has turned out to be a delivery of Death Stranding, the Kojima Productions-developed post-apocalyptic, exploration-focused action game.

The Epic Games Store is celebrating Christmas with easily the biggest giveaway from its daily holiday promotion so far. Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding Director’s Cut is now free to claim for all PC gamers for the next 24 hours. Set in a post-apocalyp… [1687 chars]

Everyone Is Using Google Photos Wrong

Ever-expanding cloud storage presents more risks than you might think.

Every year, more than a billion people use the Google Photos app to upload and store billions of pictures and videos. For many, the process is likely identical: You snap some photos with your phone and they’re automatically uploaded to Google’s cloud… [4041 chars]

Microsoft employee leaks new version of Notepad with tabs despite warning

Despite Microsoft’s warning, a Microsoft employee recently leaked a new version of Notepad on Twitter. Thankfully, we managed to get to know about the upcoming capability before it was deleted.

Microsoft is busy developing new features not only for Windows 11 but also for its stock apps. The next major change coming to one of Windows 11’s stock apps, Notepad, is likely to support tabs, a leaked feature by a Microsoft employee shows. Tabs in… [1608 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.