A daily dose of what’s up in the tech world
Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 14/10/2022
Quote of the day:
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt
Jokes of the day:
What is a vampire’s favorite fruit? A blood orange.
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:
IF THIS ominous dot appears on your Android screen, you could be being watched.A function added to the phones by developers at Google warns users when
IF THIS ominous dot appears on your Android screen, you could be being watched. A function added to the phones by developers at Google warns users when apps are accessing your camera or microphone. 1 Android devices tell users that an app is currentl… [2097 chars]
omne trium perfectum — Welcome to the latest instalment in our nostalgia-inducing column, Memory Pak, where we’re going to…
Welcome to the latest instalment in our nostalgia-inducing column, Memory Pak, where we’re going to be doing a deep-dive into some of the most memorable moments in gaming — good and bad. Today is the five-year anniversary of the release of Story of S… [7297 chars]
Square Enix’s Triangle Strategy launches on PC today and its art style is still gorgeous.
I have wanted to play Triangle Strategy since it was first announced for Nintendo Switch, but I realise now that I know next to nothing about it. All I’ve done is look at its screenshots and salivate at the mixture of 2D sprites, 3D environments, and… [1470 chars]
The growing popularity of digital purchases has had the unintended effect of breaking down regional pricing barriers de…
The growing popularity of digital purchases has had the unintended effect of breaking down regional pricing barriers designed to keep games affordable all over the world. This is due to “region-hopping” — a tactic used by those seeking to take advant… [3148 chars]
Microsoft has revealed three new devices in its touchscreen ‘Surface’ range — a laptop, an all-in-one PC and 2-in-1 detachable.
Microsoft has heralded a ‘new era’ of computing with the launch of new devices in its touchscreen Surface range. The Redmond, Washington-based tech giant has revealed the £1,099 Surface Pro 9, a 2-in-1 detachable with the ‘power of a laptop and the f… [6127 chars]
Trek launches a faster, lighter and quieter, high-spec Domane+ SLR e-bike with some neat tech integrations
Trek has announced the release of the brand-new Domane+ SLR e-bike which will sit atop the brand’s electric road offering. The Domane+ SLR is a highly specced e-road bike with an unprecedented speed-to-weight ratio and is aimed at road riders who wan… [3972 chars]
Shooter reaches 3 million physical sales in Japan — The weekly Japanese charts from Famitsu have landed, and Splatoon 3 is…
The weekly Japanese charts from Famitsu have landed, and Splatoon 3 is still taking everyone to the cleaners. it’s another week where the multiplayer shooter has sold over 100k copies, which means the game has now sold 3 million copies — that doesn’t… [1651 chars]
The console versions of strategy title Humankind have been delayed “until further notice”. The game was set for release…
The console versions of strategy title Humankind have been delayed “until further notice”. The game was set for release on 4th November across PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S — including day one via Xbox Game Pass — but has met “some… [880 chars]
Last month Google Stadia officially announced it will shut down its beleaguered cloud gaming service for good in Januar…
Last month Google Stadia officially announced it will shut down its beleaguered cloud gaming service for good in January next year. Now, in light of this news, the developer behind top-down party battle game and Google Stadia exclusive Outcasters has… [1926 chars]
Roll up! — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVJ4sFd45TE&ab_channel=BolverkGames The superb puzzle platformer where you …
This is still one of my favorite Switch games. Some of the speed-run levels are bad but they are optional and there are a ton of super fun exploration levels. Even the final boss was actually fun for once. The platforming is just sooo good in an unus… [1479 chars]