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Daily tech news & jokes to have a good start for 18/03/2023

Adam Gelencser
4 min readMar 18, 2023

Quote of the day:

When it rains look for rainbows. Oscar Wilde

Jokes of the day:

Feeling pretty proud of myself. The Sesame Street puzzle I bought said 3–5 years, but I finished it in 18 months.

“Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” [very long pause] “Java.”

Top 10 news of the day:

BMW XM Review 2023

BMW’s Icarus moment. The XM tries to be a luxury SUV and an ultimate M car with a hybrid conscience, but fails to convince as a whole.

The most expensive BMW money can buy, the most powerful M car ever made, and only the second ever M-only model, after the M1 supercar of the 1970s. As you can see however, this is no supercar. It’s an enormous SUV, as BMW seeks to splice the success … [3051 chars]

We can finally talk about the HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook

This week, The Chrome Cast is largely dominated by discussion of the HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook now that we can finally talk openly about it.

This week on The Chrome Cast, the star of the show is — without doubt — the HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook. And though some odd news about abysmal battery has made waves on the web, the overwhelming response to this device for everyone we’ve shown it to… [1488 chars]

Layers of Fear remake shows off Unreal Engine 5 overhaul in 11-minute trailer

Layers of Fear — the somewhat confusingly named remake of developer Bloober Team’s psychedelic horror hits Layers of Fe…

Layers of Fear — the somewhat confusingly named remake of developer Bloober Team’s psychedelic horror hits Layers of Fear and Layers of Fear 2 — has resurfaced with an 11-minute trailer showing off some of its gameplay changes and fancy new Unreal En… [1433 chars]

Neon And Gnarly Roguelike ‘Elsie’ Gets New ‘Bosses And Biomes’ Trailer

Ready to run-and-gun? — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6ztE81Sqhk Publisher Playtonic Friends has today revealed a new t…

Subscribe to Nintendo Life on Publisher Playtonic Friends has today revealed a new trailer for its upcoming neon-drenched roguelike, Elsie, and it is looking set to be a pretty one — ‘pretty’ in its visuals, and ‘pretty challenging’ in its gameplay. … [1258 chars]

The Walking Dead PSVR2 Looks Generations Apart from Meta Quest 2

An insane upgrade — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qhRYgufGRg We know that PSVR2 is significantly more powerful than Met…

Subscribe to Push Square on We know that PSVR2 is significantly more powerful than Meta Quest 2, and it should be: the headset is not only utilising cutting-edge tech, but it’s also powered by Sony’s new-gen PS5 console, which is obviously far more a… [1004 chars]

Layoffs reported at Worms maker Team17

Team17 staff have reported a round of layoffs, as the Worms developer and indie game publisher seeks to restructure its…

Team17 staff have reported a round of layoffs, as the Worms developer and indie game publisher seeks to restructure its business. Staff were told of the changes at 4pm this Friday afternoon in a mandatory all-hands meeting, those who were present tol… [1446 chars]

EU delays Activision Blizzard decision as Microsoft offers further remedies

EU regulators have delayed a decision on Microsoft’s proposed $69BN acquisition of Activision Blizzard after the compan…

EU regulators have delayed a decision on Microsoft’s proposed $69BN acquisition of Activision Blizzard after the company submitted remedies in its efforts gain approval. The European Commission had previously announced a provisional deadline of 25th … [1625 chars]

Review: Herman Miller X Logitech G Vantum Gaming Chair — Is It Worth It?

No slouch — There are certain pieces of advice we wish we could go back and give our early-20s selves. We’re talking pract…

That’s not to say it’s cheap. Currently listed for $795 on Herman Miller’s website (£845 in the UK), this is hardly a ‘budget’ option, but at less than half the price of the Embody, it’s certainly more affordable and boasts the same attention to ergo… [7482 chars]

It’s TT time! A closer look at Aaron’s Cannondale Superslice time trial bike

When every second counts things soon get very expensive and very nerdy! Check out all the details of this custom superbike that has allowed its equally fast pilot to break 20 minutes for a 10 mile time trial

With TT season fast approaching, we take a closer look at Aaron’s fully modded-out Cannondale Superslice. With access to just about every go-faster upgrade out there, would you have made the same component choices as Aaron when every second counts? O… [6783 chars]

Layers of Fear Looks Ridiculous on PS5 in Unreal Engine 5 Demo

Boo — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVioJM_lKwU Layers of Fear may be one of the most confusing projects in recent years…

Subscribe to Push Square on Layers of Fear may be one of the most confusing projects in recent years, but it sure looks good. The Unreal Engine 5 reimagining is pulling from all previous entries in the series, and wrapping up the story with an additi… [1026 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.