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Today, it integrates a smartphone with a “ microscope ” camera, Principle on a Game Boy Advance, an explanation of what exactly NFTs are and how to digitally organize your Mac, like our goes beyond just cleaning your keyboard. This is where my spring cleaning usually ends.

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Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.

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Proving that old devices never really die, some enterprising craftsmen continue to extract functionality from the gadgets of yesteryear. This includes a horribly compressed version of Principle for Game Boy Advance, and an extremely useless Twitter client for the Handspring visor. Read on.

The offshoot of cryptocurrency presents a tangle of contradictions.

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Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are the cryptocurrency derivatives that suddenly burst into the mainstream. It is basically a way to link a certificate of authenticity to a digital file, among other things, like a contract, a video clip, or even a still image. The possibilities for NFTs are still to be explored, but they are booming right now, as Bitcoin has been doing for much of 2020. Yesterday, a piece of digital art from Beeple and associated NFT came along. auctioned for nearly $ 70 million. For what essentially amounted to a copy of a still image, someone could have printed at home for free and a signed receipt.

If you’re wondering what exactly this all means and what’s going on, then Dan Cooper wrote a lengthy explainer to get you up to speed on what it is, although you still have a hard time figuring out why someone would spend. that much money. above. Read on.

And its wide and ultra-wide cameras have the same sensor.

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Oppo’s new flagship phone, the Find X3 Pro, is all about photography – the giant sensor array on the back reveals it. The main feature must be its “microscope” camera. The 3 mega-pixel f / 3.0 microscopic camera offers 30x magnification natively and can handle 1080p video recording. As you have to get in close – the focal length is only 1mm to 3mm – this camera even has a small ring light to illuminate your subject.

The results make it a unique camera phone. It’s an Oppo device, so there’s also super-fast charging with the included 65W SuperVOOC charger and faster wireless charging with compatible docking stations, which can fully charge your phone in 80 minutes. Given its past form, it’s likely that the Find X3 Pro won’t make its way to the US, but the company has announced that it will be available in the UK on April 14, starting at £ 1,099, or about $ 1250. Read on.

It aims to have a large capacity pre-production battery by 2023.

GM is building on its next-gen Ultium batteries, which look like something out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but aren’t. The company plans to use lithium-metal (Li-metal) technology to improve performance and energy density. Li-metal batteries replace carbon anodes with lithium metal, allowing for lighter and more powerful cells. The challenge with the technology is increased resistance and “dendrite” filaments which tend to form on the anodes, causing the batteries to short and overheat. “With this next-generation Ultium chemistry, we believe we are on the cusp of a one-in-a-generation improvement in energy density and cost,” said GM President Mark Reuss, adding that there is also had “still room for improvement.” “. Read on.

Taking care of your computer doesn’t have to be complicated.

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Once you’ve dusted the cookie crumbs off your MacBook keyboard, it’s time to do a digital cleaning. Associate editor Igor Bonifacic reveals his tedious Mac cleaning techniques, encompassing organizing the hard drive, keeping your desktop clean, and even how to steal the best Windows 10 organizational features for your Mac. Read on.

Do you remember which account you are broadcasting to?

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For years, Netflix has looked away from people sharing passwords to their streaming accounts with people who may not quite fit the definition of “member of the household.” As its streaming audience grew into the hundreds of millions, allowing easy access was more important than verifying credentials three times.

But those days may be coming to an end. The company has confirmed an ongoing test that prompts suspected freelancers to obtain their own accounts and then asks to verify their access with a code sent to the registered account holder’s phone number or email address. Now that Netflix has raised prices for several years in a row and growth in some countries is slowing down, it looks like this is a way to find a few more paying customers. Read on.

Almost all of the additions are coming to Xbox, PC, and mobile.

Now that the deal is done, Microsoft-owned game publisher Bethesda has announced that 20 of its games are xton Xbox Game Pass, as of today. In all, Microsoft is , including Fallout 4, Morrowind and Inner evil, for people to check out. They will join eight other Bethesda games, like Dishonored 2, Fallout 76 and Eternal doom, that were already available through the service, a total of 20 titles. Consult the complete list of titles here.

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