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Quote of the day:
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. Henry David Thoreau
Jokes of the day:
Why was the big cat disqualified from the race? Because it was a cheetah.
“We messed up the keming again guys.”
Top 10 news of the day:
Hori Unveils Brand New Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Products
Update: Split Pad Pro & Adventure Pack confirmed for the West — Update [Sun 14th May, 2023 01:30 BST]: H…
I think I prefer Power-A controllers to Hori, but these are pretty neat. I like my Pac-Man Split Pad Pro, although it feels like it’s made of cheap plastic, and there’s a small gap on the sides that pinch and chafe the palms of your hands. Not very c… [1683 chars]
Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom: How To Unlock Sahasra Slope Skyview Tower
A slippery one — Sahasra Slope Skyview Tower is one of the many locales in Tears of the Kingdom that requires you to do a …
Sahasra Slope Skyview Tower is one of the many locales in Tears of the Kingdom that requires you to do a bit of thinking — as well as use your newfound powers — in order to unlock. You’ll find this tower in Necluda, which isn’t one of the main region… [1893 chars]
Everything you need to know about the new “Help me write” AI feature in Google Docs
One of the most powerful features of this new Labs for Docs setup is the “Custom” entry section. By highlighting text and clicking the magic pencil icon to the left of the document canvas, you can access the “Custom” text entry box.
Google recently introduced the “Help me write” feature in Docs as part of its Duet AI for Google Workspace initiative. This new tool aims to enhance productivity and workflow by providing assistance with writing tasks (not replacing creativity or ori… [3825 chars]
A stealth upgrade for Control on PC dramatically improves its visuals
A Remedy dev adds HDR, upgraded RT and DLSS features — and here’s how they look.
Remedy’s Control has always been a special game for Digital Foundry. Originally released in 2019, the PC version in particular wowed us with its slick destruction physics and groundbreaking ray tracing implementation. The studio has since moved onto … [5499 chars]
A “new way to grab the Victory Royale is coming” to Fortnite and it looks like a ranked mode
Brace yourself, Fortnite fans, but it looks like ranked mode is on the way. Epic Games stopped short of confirming it o…
Brace yourself, Fortnite fans, but it looks like ranked mode is on the way. Epic Games stopped short of confirming it outright, of course, but instead dropped a mysterious tweet and a 20-second video teaser that declares that “a new way to grab the V… [1405 chars]
Google Pixel Tablet hands-on: Subtly exciting, but not for everyone
While everyone is in a tizzy about the Google Pixel Fold, the Pixel Tablet may end up the more significant device, simply because more people can afford it, and because it forces Google to pay attenti
Coming out of Google I/O, all anyone could talk about was the Pixel Fold, all of the new AI tricks coming to Google apps, or how many times Sundar Pichai said “AI.” Almost no one paid much attention to the Pixel Tablet or Pixel 7a thanks to the insan… [10109 chars]
Genshin Impact 3.7 release date, 3.7 Banner and event details
Genshin Impact 3.7 Banner and event schedule, 3.7 release date and time, including new characters and limited events.
The Genshin Impact 3.7 release date and the 3.7 Banner and event details have been officially announced for the latest patch, titled Duel! The Summoners’ Summit! As always, there are two Banner phases and new time-limited events in the latest update,… [9207 chars]
8 Video Games Released After Their Consoles DIED
Gone but not forgotten.
The death of a video game console is a strange event indeed. For some, it will be a truly painful moment, as we wave goodbye to the platforms that gave us formative gaming memories and inimitable experiences. For others it’s a chance to look forward … [818 chars]
Google Quantum AI Breaks Ground: Unraveling the Mystery of Non-Abelian Anyons
Non-Abelian anyons have the unique feature of retaining a sort of memory, allowing us to determine when they have been exchanged, even though they are identical.
Summary: For the first time, Google Quantum AI has observed the peculiar behavior of non-Abelian anyons, particles with the potential to revolutionize quantum computing by making operations more resistant to noise. Non-Abelian anyons have the unique … [8628 chars]
Save $15 on one of the best wireless headsets for the Xbox Series X
We’ve assembled a collection of all the best gaming and entertainment deals you can find this weekend including the LG C2 OLED, a PlayStation 5 bundle, and a complete box set of Tintin paperback graphic novels.
There’s an elephant in the room. It’s called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. A lot of people are playing an unhealthy amount of it this weekend, including many of us at Polygon. If that’s not you, don’t worry. We know that there have to be… [4543 chars]