Did you see what happened today?

Quote of the day:

We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Barbara De Angelis

Jokes of the day:

Where do sheep go to get their hair cut? The baa-baa shop.

Relationship Status: just tried to reach for my dog’s paw and he pulled it away so I pretended I was reaching for the remote.

Top 10 news of the day:

YouTuber claims batteries blew up in three Samsung smartphones due to the recent UK heatwave

YouTuber Arun Maini shared images on Twitter with the phones split in half, saying the batteries blew up inside and none of the other smartphone brands in his large collection

A well-known tech reviewer, who was one many people struggling in a heatwave that gripped the UK last week, claims three of his Samsung phones exploded due to the intense heat. Arun Maini told DailyMail.com that the batteries in his Samsung Galaxy S6… [3573 chars]

If you have any of these Android apps, uninstall them now

This week, security group Dr. Web published its June 2022 mobile virus activity report describing around 30 popular Android apps containing trojans, adware, spyware, and other malware….

PSA: Security researchers recently discovered over two dozen malicious Android apps that had become popular on the Google Play Store. They masquerade as innocuous tools while secretly monitoring users and stealing their information. Google removed mo… [2406 chars]

Latest Mario Kart 8 DLC backs up earlier leak on platform origins of future tracks

Shortly after Nintendo released the first wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC in March, data miners unc…

Shortly after Nintendo released the first wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC in March, data miners uncovered what appeared to be a near-complete list of platforms each new wave would be pulling tracks from — and the recent arrival of… [2835 chars]

Lost Ark August & September roadmap reveals new Mechanist class and Kakul-Saydon Legion Raid

Send in the clowns.

Lost Ark’s monthly update structure is changing a bit, which will leave the month of August a bit bare while September roars with new content. Traditionally, Lost Ark was altering between releasing a new class one month and a major raid the next. How… [1707 chars]

Early Grand Theft Auto 6 plans reportedly featured four protagonists and three cities

Following an extensive report into the development of Rockstar’s hugely anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6 earlier this wee…

Following an extensive report into the development of Rockstar’s hugely anticipated Grand Theft Auto 6 earlier this week, a few additional claims have surfaced, giving a clearer indication of just how ambitious the project was originally planned to b… [2054 chars]

PT recreated in Halo Infinite’s leaked Forge mode

Halo Infinite’s upcoming Forge mode recently leaked, and we are now seeing some interesting recreations of other games …

Halo Infinite’s upcoming Forge mode recently leaked, and we are now seeing some interesting recreations of other games made within this mode popping up online. For example, someone has taken inspiration from the truly horrifying PT demo, and remade i… [1539 chars]

Xbox “encouraged” console wars to drive competition, former exec says

Former Xbox executive Peter Moore has said his team “encouraged the console wars” during his Xbox 360-era tenure — as a…

Former Xbox executive Peter Moore has said his team “encouraged the console wars” during his Xbox 360-era tenure — as a way to drive competition between Microsoft and Sony. This competition has helped the industry, Moore continued, and saw Microsoft … [1560 chars]

This Anker portable speaker is on sale for under £30 right now

SHOPPING: The Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is currently on sale for just £29.99, and shoppers agree it’s one of the best affordable portable speakers on the market.

SHOPPING: Products featured in this article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, MailOnline will earn an affiliate commission. A portable Bluetooth speaker with 24-hour playtime has rece… [3107 chars]

What Remains of Edith Finch gets free PS5 upgrade, but not if you have the PS Plus version

Last night, a free upgrade for What Remains of Edith Finch was officially confirmed during Annapurna’s recent showcase.…

Last night, a free upgrade for What Remains of Edith Finch was officially confirmed during Annapurna’s recent showcase. This was following rumours the game would be getting Xbox Series X/S and PS5 versions earlier this month. However, if you are one … [1671 chars]

Rust in peace: meet a rare survivor of the car that destroyed Lancia’s reputation

Contrary to popular belief, not all Lancias were recalled and crushed due to serious corrosion — this 1977 Beta Berlina is living proof

Folk wisdom is so often an inaccurate form of history. Not every Austin Allegro has a “square” steering wheel, there are cinematic car chases on par with or even better than in Bullitt, and the Beta was far from the only car to suffer corrosion issue… [667 chars]

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