Computing

Your Next Android Phone’s Lock Screen Could Be Filled With Ads

Glance shows dynamic content on the lock screen. But who asked for that? screenshot: Glance While it’s true that the Android lock screen could use a little perking up since Apple revealed what it’s doing for iOS, this isn’t what we were thinking. according to TechCrunchmobile ad company, Glance, is planning to launch its lock …

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Why Is Everyone Using NGL on Instagram?

screenshot: Lindsey Ellefson Since introducing trendy new apps like BeReal and Dimensional is my schtick now, it’s important I bring you news of NGL, an app that pairs with your Instagram account and gives people the ability to send you completely anonymous messages. What is NGL? NGL is just the latest in a long line …

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This Handheld Gaming PC Promises You Can Do Actual Work on It

Image: GPD Having trouble justifying the Steam Deck’s $400 price tag after dropping $300 on the Nintendo Switch$219 on the Analogue Pocketand $179 on the Playdate? There’s a lot of excellent handheld gaming systems on the market today, but the new GPD Win Max 2 hope it can justify its $899 price tag with a …

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How To Stop Other People Seeing When You’re Online

Seeing when someone was last online inside an app can help you figure out whether or not they’re available to chat, and can also give you pointers as to whether they’re ignoring your messages or just haven’t gotten around to replying yet. but if you don’t like your status being broadcast to your contacts like …

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Yakuza Games For July 2022

screenshot: sega If you didn’t beat them the first time around (fair, they’re huge), you now have a second chance. three of the best Yakuza entries are coming back to Microsoft’s games-on-demand service, alongside a handful of more family-friendly games. here’s everything coming to Xbox Game Pass over the coming weeks. July 5 Last Call …

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Someone Got YouTube Playing on a 40-Year-Old Computer

Some of the best hacks don’t solve any real world problems or reinvent the wheel. they’re usually nothing more than an exercise in trying to make something work that is either seemingly impossible or pointless: such as getting YouTube to work on a 40-year-old computer with a hideously outdated display. Although best known for the …

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The Apple Watch Series 8 May Include Fever Detection

photo: Gizmodo Over the course of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of us finally upgraded from an old-school “where do I stick this?” glass thermometer to an easier to use infrared model for detecting fevers. But those hankering to upgrade their Apple Watch in the Fall could end up with an ever easier fever-detecting …

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How to Back Up Your Google Hangouts Data Before It’s Gone for Good

photo: Piotr Swat (Shutterstock) Google Hangouts will be replaced by Google Chats later this year, adding another entry to the ever-growing list of dead Google services. The shutdown is planned to occur some time in October, but Google is already starting the transition. While the process will mostly take place on Google’s side, the company …

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Raspberry Pi Pico W Adds Wi-Fi, Costs Just $6

Raspberry Pi Pico WImage: Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi is adding to its family of ultra-low-cost microcontrollers with the debut of three new Pico models. Perhaps the one DIYers will be most excited to see is the Pico W, an exact copy of the original Pico except with the addition of 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity, a feature …

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Steam User Spends 5 Years Purchasing All Of Its Hot Dog Emojis

Image: Valve / Kotaku / NotionPic (Shutterstock) 20-year-old Brian Haugh has spent the past six years purchasing thousands of “:steam2016:” emoticonswhich Valve created to promote the 2016 Steam Summer Sale and looks like a hot dog wearing little shoes. On Steam, you can purchase emoticons from other users in the Community Marketplace or create them …

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