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Quote of the day:
Be strong enough to let go and patient enough to wait for what you deserve. Anonymous
Jokes of the day:
The web server reported a bad gateway error.
A guy walks into a bar and asks for 1.4 root beers. The bartender says “I’ll have to charge you extra, that’s a root beer float”. The guy says “In that case, better make it a double.”
Top 10 news of the day:
Self-inflicted — Geoff Keighley is perhaps best known as the face of The Game Awards, but he’s been hosting the Summer Gam…
Geoff Keighley is perhaps best known as the face of The Game Awards, but he’s been hosting the Summer Game Fest showcase for the past few years (in addition to becoming the subject of some of our most transcendent photoshop work). With this year’s sh… [2253 chars]
Cries of ‘stupid autocorrect!’ will be banished as a result of an AI-powered upgrade that will let users swear if they want to
Apple has announced it will upgrade its autocorrect feature that annoyingly corrects one of the most common expletives to “ducking”. “In those moments where you just want to type a ducking word, well, the keyboard will learn it, too,” said Craig Fede… [1500 chars]
Device will sell for $3,499 and be available ‘early next year’
Apple unveiled its long-awaited “mixed reality” headset on Monday, in its most anticipated hardware product launch since Steve Jobs revealed the iPad in 2010. The gadget, called Vision Pro, will be available “early next year”. It combines virtual rea… [4795 chars]
Google has started rolling out the June 2023 security update for the Pixel Watch.
What you need to know The Google Pixel Watch has started to receive a rather light June 2023 security patch. Aside from the patch including security and bug fixes, Google states users should find improvements to the watch overall. Notably, the Pixel … [2268 chars]
Xbox has removed an achievement from Homestead Arcana because it was impossible to get. It’s unclear on it was removed.
According to a Eurogamer report, Microsoft has stepped in and removed an Xbox achievement from Homestead Arcana after it was discovered that the achievement was hard. Homestead Arcana initially launched on Xbox Game Pass on April 21, 2023, with over … [1362 chars]
The Google Pixel Watch’s next big quarterly release is here with the June 2023 update, and it’s arriving on schedule…
While it’s delayed for Pixel phones, Google is rolling out the June 2023 Pixel Watch update today, and it should be a bigger quarterly release. The Pixel Watch is now on the June 5, 2023, security patch level. RWDC.230605.004 is the new build number,… [947 chars]
This HP Omen laptop dropped from £1629 to £972 — and comes with an RTX 3070 Ti, Ryzen 7 6800H and 1440p 165Hz display. An awesome spec for the price!
With the arrival of Nvidia RTX 40-series graphics cards in gaming laptops, models with previous-gen RTX 30-series cards are becoming super-affordable. Now you can get even high-models for less than £1000, including this HP Omen machine which includes… [1868 chars]
Hackers are using Gmail’s new security feature to dupe people into handing over money and credentials. Experts warn Gmail’s 1.8 billion users to watch out for fake verified email accounts.
It’s only been a month since Google’s Gmail offered its version of ‘blue checkmark’ verified accounts in Twitter’s style, and hackers are already exploiting it. Google launched the verification feature, which sits next to the sender’s name, to assure… [2597 chars]
Hemanta Mainali was so furious after being woken in the early hours by his boss Sumin Lohani (left) with the rota for their sushi counter in a Waitrose store in Surrey that the pair later had a bust-up in the shop
A Waitrose sushi chef who sued for harassment after his boss sent him his rota on Whatsapp after midnight before the pair had a bust-up in the supermarket aisle has won over £7,000 in a breach of contract claim. Hemanta Mainali was furious after bein… [5077 chars]
Digital video game storefront Steam has six games freely available to gamers in addition to the several games it’s given away in recent weeks.
PC gamers looking for some free games can head over to Steam to find six free games right now. The slate of six free games on Steam spans a wide array of genres, meaning any gamer should be able to find something that best fits their particular taste… [2262 chars]