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Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 07/01/2023

Adam Gelencser
4 min readJan 7

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Quote of the day:

Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. Jim Rohn

Jokes of the day:

I applied to be a doorman but didn’t get the job due to lack of experience. That surprised me, I thought it was an entry level position.

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:

LG’s 97-Inch OLED TV Requires No Wires to Function

LG’s next entry in its Signature TV lineup is a 97-inch smart TV that promises the ability to watch movies and play games wirelessly with no wires to connect directly on the TV itself.

CES 2023 is usually a prime time for TV makers to tout its upcoming lineup of TVs; this includes ones with features that go above and beyond to really stick out from the competition. LG’s latest TV is just one such device that is massive and can rece… [1157 chars]

A new Gears of War game has been announced! … sort of

While we wait with baited breath for Gears 6 news, perhaps you can pass the time with this shiny new Gears of War card game instead.

What you need to know Gears of War is a popular shooter franchise for Xbox from Microsoft. Fans have been waiting a few years for information on the sixth installment of the franchise. While they wait, perhaps SFG’s new Gears of War tabletop card gam… [1938 chars]

Macs are under attack from this Windows malware — what you need to know

Mac users are currently being targeted in a new malware campaign that overwrites their documents and uses them to spread the Dridex malware.

Infecting Macs with malware often requires cybercriminals to get a bit more crafty, which is why they’re now using a novel approach to infect Apple’s computers with a malware strain previously used to target Windows PCs. As reported by The Hacker New… [3329 chars]

Pokémon Squishmallows Spotted At Walmart, Then Mysteriously Pulled Off Shelves (NA)

Where’s that Pokémon? — Over the past week, shoppers have been heading into Walmart in the US only to discover, to their …

Over the past week, shoppers have been heading into Walmart in the US only to discover, to their surprise, that Pokémon Squishmallows — which were previously only being sold on the Pokémon Center website — available to buy on the shop floor. Of cours… [1657 chars]

Deathverse: Let It Die to temporarily suspend service on July 18 as game is ‘redeveloped’

Free-to-play multiplayer survival action game Deathverse: Let It Die will temporarily suspend service beginning July 18 as the game is redeveloped to fix its…

Free-to-play multiplayer survival action game Deathverse: Let It Die will temporarily suspend service beginning July 18 as the game is redeveloped to fix its matchmaking and lag issues, publisher GungHo Online Entertainment and developer Supertrick G… [456 chars]

Fortnite on Unreal Engine 5: can Steam Deck handle Epic’s next-gen tech?

Valve’s Steam Deck has revolutionised PC gaming, its 15W custom AMD processor exceeding expectations and doing a great …

Valve’s Steam Deck has revolutionised PC gaming, its 15W custom AMD processor exceeding expectations and doing a great job in delivering handheld triple-A experience — but Unreal Engine 5 may well be its toughest challenge yet, owing to its Nanite mi… [8267 chars]

The guy who wrote Minecraft’s ending says Microsoft doesn’t own the copyright

Minecraft ending author Julian Gough apparently released it to the publicly domain last year, seen as he never signed a contract.

I knew Minecraft had an ending, but I didn’t know that ending consists of an unskippable 9 minute long poem. I also didn’t know that last month the author of that poem, Julian Gough, placed it into the public domain, which according to him he’s legal… [3491 chars]

15 PS5, PS4 Predictions for 2023

Spidey-senses at the ready — With 2022 now done and dusted, it’s time to look to the future. One thing we know at this poi…

With 2022 now done and dusted, it’s time to look to the future. One thing we know at this point is that 2023 has a stacked release schedule of PS5 and PS4 games, but of course, we can never be totally sure of what will happen. As is tradition here on… [9818 chars]

Microsoft backtracks one of the worst Start menu changes in Windows 11

The latest Windows 11 build removes one of the worst changes Microsoft recently introduced in the Start menu. The company has decided to ditch the idea of recommending websites in the Start menu.

Several weeks ago, we published an article detailing five not-so-great features coming soon to Windows 11. Recommended websites in the Start menu (introduced in build 25247) appear in the list as arguably one of Microsoft’s worst ideas. Luckily, the … [1224 chars]

A player recreated Skyrim in Halo Infinite’s Forge, and it’s really good

Skyrim’s iconic city of Whiterun has been recreated in Halo Infinite’s Forge mode.

Halo Infinite Forge mode users were already creating some wild maps on launch day, so it shouldn’t be surprising to see some Skyrim locales appear in-game too. If you’re unfamiliar, Forge is a long-time Halo mode that allows players to create their o… [2439 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.