Revolt is not just a simple open-source privacy replacement for Discord, but you also get the ability to self-host

Date Published: Mon, 13 Sep 2021 16:49:00 +0200

It is in public beta testing phase right now and does lack a variety of features that Discord offers, but you get a lot of basic functionalities to get a head start to start experimenting. If you have used Discord, the user experience will feel familiar. You can explore their project roadmap/release tracker to see what you can expect in its final/future releases.

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Revolt is a promising free and open-source choice to replace Discord. Here, we take a look at what it offers along with its initial impressions.

How to use GeForce Now game streaming on Linux

Date Published: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 23:17:35 +0200

Did you know that you can use Nvidia’s game streaming service on Linux? It’s true, but it takes a little tweaking to get it working. In this guide, we’ll go over how to get GeForce Now game streaming on Linux.
After creating a GeForce Now account, connect your Steam account. You can also connect your Epic Games account (if you have one).

When Steam is connected, your “Library” section in GeForce Now will show you games you own that are accessible in the service. Locate the game you wish to play, and select it with the mouse. As soon as you choose your game, Google Chrome will launch your game in full-screen.

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Did you know that you can use Nvidia's game streaming service on Linux? It's true, but it takes a little tweaking to get it working. In this guide, we'll

Linux 5.15 Is A Very Exciting Kernel For AMD

Date Published: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 23:17:35 +0200

Did you know that you can use Nvidia’s game streaming service on Linux? It’s true, but it takes a little tweaking to get it working. In this guide, we’ll go over how to get GeForce Now game streaming on Linux.
After creating a GeForce Now account, connect your Steam account. You can also connect your Epic Games account (if you have one).

When Steam is connected, your “Library” section in GeForce Now will show you games you own that are accessible in the service. Locate the game you wish to play, and select it with the mouse. As soon as you choose your game, Google Chrome will launch your game in full-screen.

See How to use GeForce Now game streaming on Linux

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Did you know that you can use Nvidia's game streaming service on Linux? It's true, but it takes a little tweaking to get it working. In this guide, we'll

The 10-Percent-of-Your-Brain Myth That Just Won’t Die - 'If the 10 percent myth had not existed, the self-improvement crusaders would have had to invent it'

Date Published: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 10:56:27 +0200

You’ve likely heard this wild (and wildly misinformed) idea in one form or another: we humans only use 10 percent of our brain. Like a horror movie monster, the myth just won’t die. Various scientists and science journalists think they’ve killed it. But as soon as they start to relax, it comes roaring back. The fact is, this notion is not even close to true.

It’s not clear how it got started. But most writers seem to think the myth can be traced back to a popular 1936 self-help book written by public speaking teacher Dale Carnegie: How to Win Friends and Influence People. And Carnegie likely expanded on a similar concept proposed by American psychologist William James.

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Nope, sorry. You don’t have a lot of extra brain power just waiting for you to access it.

South Africa’s QR-code based digital Covid-19 vaccine passport launching this month - It in line with the World Health Organisation initiated vaccination certificate

Date Published: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 21:01:14 +0200

Crisp said that the solution would be QR-based, allowing users to load it onto their smartphone or print it out to present as valid proof of vaccination. Addressing the media on Friday morning, Phaahla said the solution was built with fraud and other security protections aligned with international standards.

The certificate will be available to anyone whose personal information is reflected in the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) system, including those recently vaccinated and those vaccinated several months ago.

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Don't have room for a physical model train set? OpenTTD is an open source simulation game based upon the popular Microprose game 'Transport Tycoon Deluxe'

Date Published: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 19:39:25 +0200

OpenTTD is modelled after the original Transport Tycoon game by Chris Sawyer and enhances the game experience dramatically. Many features were inspired by TTDPatch while others are original.

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My father has always been fond of model trains, and I remember watching him building a track around the Christmas tree when I was young. When Lego train sets were released, he and I transitioned to them for their convenience and inherent extensibility. We built and operated Lego trains and monorail tracks over the course of many years. I've often imagined a possible future in which I have a garage or a basement dedicated to miniature landscapes and electric whistling trains.

Motorcycle / Scooter vibrations can degrade iPhone camera performance, Apple says - High amplitude vibrations can cause problems for the cameras’ gyroscopes

Date Published: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 19:28:00 +0200

The company recommends against mounting an iPhone on a motorcycle, as the vibrations may be transmitted via the bike’s handlebars and chassis. Long-term direct exposure to high-amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges may degrade the performance of these systems and lead to reduced image quality for photos and videos. It is recommended to avoid exposing your iPhone to extended high-amplitude vibrations.

Apple says if you’re planning to mount your iPhone to a scooter or a moped, it recommends using a vibration-dampening mount to lessen the risk to the phone and its camera system.

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It recommends against mounting an iPhone on a motorcycle

Best Smartphone Cameras in September: Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus: XDA Developers tests

Date Published: Thu, 9 Sep 2021 15:19:56 +0200

For many the camera is their deciding factor of the choice of phone (yes most others tend to stick to a brand). It often just comes down to Samsung vs Apple, so this is interesting in that Xiaomi and OnePlus are also compared (both being very popular brands now).

But an important resource to also consult is DXOMARK which does a range of detailed standardised camera tests on most mobile phone cameras. I see they have published "The best ultra-premium smartphones for photography [Summer 2021]" where the Huawei P50 Pro comes out top in the benchmarking. But always also look at the type of test for the use-case you'd be using for your camera.

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Looking for the phone with the best camera? We have tested all the latest phones and here's an in-depth guide on the best smartphone cameras!

If you use an Android phone and Linux, you really need to consider using KDE Connect for excellent integration

Date Published: Thu, 9 Sep 2021 11:27:57 +0200

This guide explains what is KDE Connect and its features, how to install KDE connect in various Linux platforms and Android and finally how to sync Android phone with Linux desktop using KDE connect in order to access files and notifications from Android devices to Linux and vice versa.

There is really rich functionality to be made use of with this integration. I just wish that this was also possible for iPhones (but Steve declared that it was not to be because we hold it incorrectly...)

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This guide explains how to access files and notifications from Android devices using KDE Connect on Linux operating systems.

Facebook and Ray-Ban’s smart glasses leak before launch - Who is going to trust Facebook though?

Date Published: Thu, 9 Sep 2021 11:13:21 +0200

Facebook has had a string of disasters around trust with user privacy (just think of Cambridge Analytica and WhatsApp metadata). Their philosophy has been shown to be: Cross the line as quietly as you can, and if caught, apologise, and do it later in a better way. Mark Zuckerberg has publicly made promises on live video interviews, which he has just broken years later (remember the one that "you own your data").

So sorry, but I really 'see' this as a pretty invasive frontier for Facebook. I'd rather trust some other company, and more so if it was fully open sourced, so we can examine how it works and what the safeguards are. Trust is the big issue!

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Would you wear these Facebook Wayfarers?

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