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ZTEâs Axon 20 5G is a better phone if you donât care about selfies
ZTEâs Axon 20 5G is a better phone if you donât care about selfies
Smartphones are portals to an overwhelming torrent of information. Yes, they’re a great way to find out the time, your bus schedule, and the weather, but they’re also full of buzzers and bells going off every three minutes to remind you that your uncle has reposted a photo of the …read more
Anybody can be on the receiving end of a good idea or a lightning bolt revelation. It might be about a software project. It could be a method for reorganizing your business operations. It could be a new product idea or a major initiative that could have a huge impact on a business and everyone that works there. — Read the rest
I can barely go anywhere on the internet without seeing yet another wild, hilarious, or downright odd bug from Cyberpunk 2077. Itâs a buggy game, and developer CD Projekt Red has already released two hotfixes to try and shore up some of the problems. One issue thatâs starting to pop up, though, isnât funny at all: some players are reporting that their Cyberpunk 2077 save files are becoming corrupted if they exceed a certain file size (via Eurogamer).
If your Cyberpunk 2077 save is corrupted, youâll apparently see this prompt when you try and load up the game: âsaved data is damaged and cannot be loaded.â Hereâs what it looks like:
Hi, Iâm Jay! Iâm subbing in for your usual trailers guide Kim Lyons while she takes a well-deserved holiday break. Iâve really been looking forward to writing this post. Trailers are fun! Theyâre like bite-sized movies.
Unfortunately, there werenât a ton of trailers to choose from this week. I suppose studios donât want to launch big trailers for upcoming blockbusters shortly before everyone takes off for the holidays. But there were still a few good ones to watch, including a trailer for a series launching on Netflix later this week. Enjoy.
Bridgerton is Shona Rhimesâ upcoming British period drama for Netflix, the first series resulting from her mega-deal with Netflix. It looks like it should hit a lot of the expected high…
A lighthouse beams light out to make itself and its shoreline visible. [Daniel’s] lighthouse has the opposite function, using lasers to map out the area around itself. Using an Arduino and a ToF sensor, the concept is relatively simple. However, connecting to something that rotates 360 degrees is always a …read more
For all its basicness, it’s surprising how many people have amazingly strong opinions about their ice. And after reading that sentence, you probably had a visceral reaction to the right ways and wrong ways for using ice too. Because, for something as fundamental as hardened water, we’ve all got a position. — Read the rest
Snowmen! Puppies! Disco Balls! And tunes, lots of tunes. If you only watch one holiday-y thing this year, let it be this.
All this ongoing forced togetherness is great, but sometimes you just need to be able to pretend you’re alone so you can get some work done. So, how do you keep family members out of your home office? Our own [Bob Baddeley]’s free/busy indicator is about as simple as it …read more
The team at Shut Up & Sit Down have assembled a list of 22 board games, card games, and solo RPGs that they recommend as great games and great holiday gift ideas.
It might be getting a little late for this Christmas, but there’s always overnight shipping ,and then there’s you shopping for yourself with the money you get back from returning all of those bright, flowery shirts your family always gets you. — Read the rest
You have to be of a certain vintage to remember doing research on microfilm and microfiche. Before the age of mass digitization of public records, periodicals, and other obscure bits of history, dead-tree records were optically condensed onto fine-grain film, either in roll form or as flat sheets, which were …read more
We didnât go to the movies much this year, but the movies still came to us. While the convenience of home viewing canât match the experience of watching a spectacle in the dark with others, the other joy of movies â talking about them â is easier than ever, thanks to our connected world. And 2020âs pandemic sidelined a lot of big blockbusters, leaving smaller, more interesting movies to take center stage. As silver linings go, this one isnât that bad.
Here, in no particular order, are ten incredible movies from a year where movies still rallied to offer experiences that were provocative, compelling, and fun.
One of the best films made in response to the crimes of Harvey Weinstein and the subsequent #MeToo movement, The…
In the early days of despair, I looked at Spotify and decided that everything sounded bad. All songs were boring, and I was sick of everything. What that really meant was I was sick of myself. But by the summer, Iâd found the solve: ambient music. The best music I heard this year was barely music at all.
The notion of âambient musicâ is pretentious, sure, but the concept is simple. If most music is centered around some alchemy of melody and rhythm, ambient music eschews that for whatever else: tones, moods, atmosphere.
Iâve listened to Peel by Nairobi-based artist KMRU roughly once a day since I first heard it in July. Like most music in the genre, the album is concerned with timbre and texture â a lot of shapeless, ambiguous noise that…
Simple solutions are almost always the best solutions. If you’re cold, put on a jacket. If your car engine light clicks on, take it into the shop. And, if your coffee loses its piping hot bite…well, heat that baby up.
Most of us are fans of the bold, burly sting of a fresh-off-the-brewer coffee at its face-scalding hottest, but when work or life intrudes, it doesn’t take long for science to turn your cup of blistering hot goodness into a tepid room temperature mug of meh. — Read the rest
While things like object oriented computing and model-view-controller are old hat these days, when Smalltalk burst on the scene, many people had never heard of these new ideas. While the little language with roots at Xerox and based on Simula never caught fire, it was very influential in a number …read more
A smart thermostat is nothing new. But making one built a decade or more ago takes a few tricks. If you want to upgrade your thermostat without replacing it, [geektechniquestudios] shares their solution using a Raspberry Pi Zero to smarten up that dumb controller.
The hardware is decidedly simple: just …read more
The SDR revolution has completely changed the way radio enthusiasts pursue their hobby, but there is still a space for the more traditional scanning receiver. If you are an American, have you ever noticed that it has a gap in its coverage between 800 and 900 MHz? The curious reason …read more
Is your internet service provider charging you every month for the cable modem or router that you purchased with your own money? Or, perhaps, have you never bothered to buy those items because you couldnât escape the fee? That fee will be illegal starting Sunday, December 20th, and you should tell your ISP that youâll no longer tolerate it, threaten to sue, and/or take advantage of any binding arbitration clause it may have with you.
Last year, Congress passed a law that should have fixed this ridiculous loophole as of June 20th, 2020 â and though the FCC managed to extend the deadline six months by spinning up some bullshit about how cable companies didnât have the resources to stop charging you money, the law should take full effect…
It happens every year â and it still feels like a chilly slap across the face each time. Winter rolls in…and you’re uncomfortably reminded that the next few months will feel like something you just have to survive.
However, there are ways to battle the elements. — Read the rest
So, this two-part Trump tweet today was weird.
The Cyber Hack is far greater in the Fake News Media than in actuality. I have been fully briefed and everything is well under control. Russia, Russia, Russia is the priority chant when anything happens because Lamestream is, for mostly financial reasons, petrified of….