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How Elden Ring Succeeds by Ignoring 20 Years of Open-World Design

Elden Ring is the current hot topic and for today’s piece, I wanted to talk about how From Software made an excellent open-world game, by ignoring the conventional trends of the genre. If you’re one of the few people who missed the news, Elden Ring, the latest game by From Software is now out. MyContinue reading “How Elden Ring Succeeds by Ignoring 20 Years of Open-World Design”

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Appwrite: Secure Open-Source Backend Server for Web, Mobile & Flutter Developers

Appwrite is an end-to-end backend server for Web, Mobile, Native, or Backend apps packaged as a set of Docker microservices. Appwrite abstracts the complexity and repetitiveness required to build a modern backend API from scratch and allows you to build secure apps faster. Read more…

Monitorian: Desktop tool to adjust the brightness of multiple monitors

Monitorian is a desktop tool to adjust the brightness of multiple monitors with ease. The user can change the brightness of monitors, including external ones, either individually or in unison. For the system with an ambient light sensor, the adjusted brightness can be shown along with configured one. In addition, the user can change theContinue reading “Monitorian: Desktop tool to adjust the brightness of multiple monitors”

NVIDIA Introduces Grace CPU Superchip

144 High-Performance Cores and 1 Terabyte/Second Memory; Doubles Performance and Energy-Efficiency of Server Chips NVIDIA announced its first Arm® Neoverse™-based discrete data center CPU designed for AI infrastructure and high performance computing, providing the highest performance and twice the memory bandwidth and energy-efficiency compared to today’s leading server chips. The NVIDIA Grace™ CPU Superchip comprisesContinue reading “NVIDIA Introduces Grace CPU Superchip”

Adafruit: Verified Accounts Secured with 2FA for Some High-Demand Products

Due to bots buying out certain high-demand items, such as the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, we are now requiring a verified account with two-factor authentication, 2FA, enabled for purchase. We are working to ensure as many of you makers and engineers out there have a chance to order these items at market prices withoutContinue reading “Adafruit: Verified Accounts Secured with 2FA for Some High-Demand Products”

Simple electrical circuit learns on its own—with no help from a computer

System sidesteps computing bottleneck in tuning artificial intelligence algorithms A simple electrical circuit has learned to recognize flowers based on their petal size. That may seem trivial compared with artificial intelligence (AI) systems that recognize faces in a crowd, transcribe spoken words into text, and perform other astounding feats. However, the tiny circuit outshines conventionalContinue reading “Simple electrical circuit learns on its own—with no help from a computer”

My guiding principles after 20 years of programming

I’ve been programming since 1999 and this year I’ve officially coded for 20+ years. I started with Basic but soon jumped into Pascal and C and then learned object oriented programming (OOP) with Delphi and C++. In 2006 I started with Java and in 2011 I started with JavaScript. I’ve worked with a wide rangeContinue reading “My guiding principles after 20 years of programming”

The Royal Mint to build ‘world first’ plant to turn UK’s electronic waste into gold

Has announced plans to build a world first plant in South Wales to recover gold from UK electronic waste. The pioneering facility will help address a growing environmental issue, support jobs and skills in Britain, and create a new source of high quality precious metals for the business. The Royal Mint is using patented newContinue reading “The Royal Mint to build ‘world first’ plant to turn UK’s electronic waste into gold”