Workplace chat and collaboration company Slack has quietly updated its status feature to include an expiration date, so you can set certain statuses like commuting, meetings, and vacation to expire after a distinct amount of time. Restarting Slack on mobile or desktop should pull up the new feature for all users, and it looks like the company updated its help center page for statuses yesterday to include information about the new change.
Now, when you pull up the status screen, youll get the same default statuses with pre-filled expiration times, including one hour for in a meeting, 30 minutes for commuting, and an unspecified length of time for vacationing, which is a nice touch. If youd like more granular control, you can…
The NES was one of the flagship consoles of the glorious era that was the 1980s. Many of the most popular games on the platform involved some sort of adventure through scrolling screens — Metroid, Super Mario, and Zelda all used this common technique. For many games, keeping track of the map was a huge chore and meant mapping by hand on graph paper or using the screenshots published in Nintendo Power magazine. These day’s there’s a better way. [Daniel] set out to automatically map these huge two-dimensional worlds, developing software he calls WideNES to do it.
YouTube is giving creators more ways to fundraise with a bunch of new tools it announced today. Still in beta, the group of tools is called YouTube Giving, and it includes options for fundraisers, community fundraisers, campaign matching, and Super Chat for Good.
The fundraisers feature lets fans donate to campaigns started by creators through a donate button. While the features are only open to a few creators so far, a fundraiser you can currently donate to is the Hope for Paws Fundraiser, which raises funds for animal rescue and recovery. YouTube says its covering transaction fees during the beta period, but it doesnt specify if there will be fees once the feature fully goes live.
Well, it was bound to happen. After several consecutive weeks of leaks spilled nearly every detail about its larger Pixel 3 XL counterpart, the first real-world photos of Googles Pixel 3 have been posted to the Pixel subreddit and republished by 9to5Google. And just as wed anticipated, the front of the phone looks like a mini Pixel 2 XL; theres no notch to be seen on this one. The photos also confirm stereo front-facing speakers, dual selfie cameras, and the same rear, all-glass design as the 3 XL (with a matte coating covering a good portion of it).
Todays leak reveals the 5.5-inch display will have a resolution of 2160×1080 and 2:1 aspect ratio. The battery capacity is said to be 2,915mAh. According to screenshots that came from…
Hello Kitty is a lot of things: a British schoolgirl, definitely not a cat, Japans tourism ambassador, and now, YouTube vlogger. She put out her first video yesterday, and in it, she speaks honestly from the heart. Its actually the only place she can speak from because she has no mouth.
Hello Kitty starts off by saying how she Googles herself sometimes and sees haters commenting that shell do anything, when actually, she just has a wide variety of interests. Vlogging just happens to be one of them. Initially, the head honchos at Sanrio were skeptical. They warned her that the internet is a scary place, and not, Hello Kitty, you have no mouth and cannot speak. Despite the odds stacked against her, she stands before us now in a…
Netgears Orbi line includes some of the most capable mesh routers around, and now, the line is about to get even more interesting. Its latest router, the Orbi Voice, is also a speaker with built-in microphones and Alexa. That way, you can place it in a room where you want to play music or listen to podcasts and improve the areas Wi-Fi reception at the same time.
There arent a lot of other products that combine a router with something else. I really cant think of any, aside from combination routers and modems, since the two products have long had to sit side by side anyway. In most cases, it wouldnt make a lot of sense for a router to be combined with anything else.
But mesh routers are meant to be placed around the house to boost a…
Felix Pewdiepie Kjellberg has held the YouTube crown for so long that its almost unthinkable to imagine another channel surpassing his enormous 65 million subscriber count. But the infamous Swedish comedian is currently gearing up for what he sees as the inevitable moment that he will no longer be the biggest channel on YouTube.
Yesterday, Kjellberg uploaded a (partially ironic) video where he addresses the YouTube gossip that another channel will soon surpass his subscriber count. According to his estimate, this event will happen sometime around November so he playfully challenges the contender to a saber fight.
The channel is none other than T-Series, an Indian music production company that has been trailing Kjellberg for some…
Earin was one of the first startups to ship truly wireless earbuds back in 2015, though they were marred with problems. The second version of Earins buds, which were originally teased in early 2017 and are supposed to fix a lot of the first pairs issues, are finally being released. They include one big surprise, too: built-in Google Assistant.
The M2 wireless earbuds are on sale today in the US for $249, available in black or white (with more colors on the way). Theyre also on sale in China and Japan, and they will hit Europe later this year.
I got to try a prototype of the M2s at CES 2017, and I liked what I heard and saw in my limited time with them. They were especially small and light, and the company seemed to have directly…
In addition to a leak showing off photos of the new iPhone XS models, 9to5Mac also got a hold of a photo of the upcoming Apple Watch Series 4. The new Watch, which now sports an edge-to-edge display, is expected to be revealed on September 12, at the just-announced Apple press conference, along with the […]
Spring WebFlux introduces reactive web development to the Spring ecosystem. This article will get you started with reactive systems and reactive programming with Spring. First you’ll find out why reactive systems are important and how they’re implemented in Spring framework 5, then you’ll get a hands-on introduction to building reactive services using Spring WebFlux. We’ll build our first reactive application using annotations. I’ll also show you how to build a similar application using Spring’s newer functional features.
Reactive systems and Spring WebFlux
The term reactive is currently popular with developers and IT managers, but I’ve noticed some uncertainty about what it actually means. To get clearer on what reactive systems are, it’s helpful to understand the fundamental problem they’re designed to solve. In this section we’ll talk about reactive systems in general, and I’ll introduce the Reactive Streams API for Java applications.
Several years ago, a company called Neurosky came out with an interesting chipset meant to be put in an EEG headset. This chipset would track your brainwaves, do some fancy math, and output a few numbers based on the Delta, Gamma, Alpha, and Beta waves in your brain. Of course, the senseable thing to do with this technology would be to put it in a Star Wars-branded toy where you pretend to be a Jedi. All was good with the world, and a few people hacked these Jedi Mind Trainers for some interesting builds.
After years of touting its signature watch band hinge, Lenovo is taking a different tack this year with its flagship consumer laptop, the Yoga C930. Instead of a classy-looking watch band, theres a Dolby Atmos speaker in the hinge, like a little soundbar for a laptop. There are still two more speakers on the bottom of the C930, but the purpose of the soundbar is to ensure that theres a speaker pointing at you no matter what orientation youre using. The Yoga C930 is a 2-in-1, of course, so the screen can rotate all the way around into tablet mode.
Tablet mode is where youll get the most benefit from the C930s other big new feature: an included stylus that can be stored in a garage inside the laptop. Its relatively thin and…
Its hard to explain just what the Yoga Book C930 is. Its a laptop, but half of it has an E-Ink display in place of a physical keyboard with haptic feedback when you type. But laptop doesnt quite fit because this is a very thin, small device thats more akin to a folio than a full computer.
But its a full computer, too: its a Windows 10 device with 7th-Gen Intel processors that should be able to keep up with light computing needs. It has a 360 watch band hinge that allows you to flip it all the way around into a tablet mode, so its also a tablet. You can use it like any Windows tablet with support for a pen. You can jot notes on the E-Ink side or read and mark up PDF documents.
Lenovo is introducing a new ThinkPad X1 Extreme at IFA in Berlin today. Its a 15-inch laptop thats designed to go head-to-head with Dells XPS 15 or Apples MacBook Pro, and it does so by being lighter than both. At 3.75 pounds, Lenovo has packed a lot into this laptop, including up to an 8th generation (Coffee Lake) Intel Core i7 processor, up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to 2TB of PCIe SSD storage. There will be multiple models, and the biggest choice will be between a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display or a 4K IPS display with HDR and Dolby Vision support. A separate ThinkPad X1 Extreme with Intel Core i9 processor will also be available in December.
Lenovo is even including Nvidias GeForce 1050 Ti (the MaxQ version) so you should be able to…
Lenovo is announcing a second ARM-powered Windows 10 laptop this week, and this time its a Yoga. The Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS (Windows on Snapdragon) is, as you might have guessed, powered by Qualcomms latest Snapdragon 850 processor. Its the first Windows laptop weve seen with the Snapdragon 850, and its a chip that Qualcomm specifically designed for always-connected Windows 10 PCs. This new processor ushers in the latest generation of ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops.
Lenovos previous ARM-powered device was a 2-in-1 detachable tablet / laptop hybrid, but the new Yoga C630 is more like a traditional laptop that also flips over to become a tablet in the traditional Yoga style. Because its more of a clamshell-like laptop, you also get a…
The image definitely looks like something that Apple would produce, and the phone is positioned at the same angle that Apple often uses for iPhone marketing assets. Again, this is not a mockup or fan render; it appears to be a legitimate image of the new phones direct from Apple.
The Watchs screen now appears to go nearly edge-to-edge, and the body of the watch seems to be thinner. The larger screen means theres now room to show even more information, and there appears to be nine complications visible on the new watch face. Its a ton to look at on a small screen, but the watchs strength is in glanceable information.
Apple has also tweaked how it denotes an LTE watch: rather than filling the digital crown with a red dot, it now just features a red ring, which is much subtler. 9to5M…
Lenovos got its hands in basically everything else at this point, so why not extend that reach into smart home devices? Today at IFA, the company announced the upcoming release of smart lightbulb, plug and connected security camera, all tied together by the companys new Link app. The play here is pretty clear, honestly. The […]
Lenovos going all-in on IFA this year. The company announced a new Chromebook, a Snapdragon powered Windows laptop and some smart home devices, among others. The most compelling bit from the bunch, however, has to be the Yoga Book C930. The laptop follows in the footsteps of the Yoga Book A12, the convertible that was […]