This is an archive of featured news articles, blog posts, magazine features or similar media about various topics that I wanted to share. The subjects I generally follow are related to technology, maker/creation, web development, programming/coding, photography, renewable energy, space development.


No New PC Needed: Windows 11 Runs on a 15-Year-Old Intel Pentium 4 Chip

'Windows update still works on this machine and even installed the Patch Tuesday,' says Twitter user 'Carlos S.M.,' who managed to install the OS on the old Intel chip.

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No $70 Game Should Have Microtransactions

Gamers shouldn't be subjected to both higher game prices and the moneymaking schemes that have come with the current console generation.

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Elon Musk: Starlink Will Transfer Data Close To 97% Of The Speed Of Light

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s (SpaceX) president Mr. Elon Musk has claimed that his company’s Starlink satellite internet service would soon be capable of moving data quicker much closer to the speed of light.

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Machining Wood Inlays, no CNC Required

It’s almost hard to remember a time when the obvious answer to most questions about manufacturing wasn’t “Throw it on the CNC.” CNC machines have become so entrenched that the acronym has become a verb; few people would misunderstand a statement like “Let’s just CNC that.”

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Behold the Megatron: Microsoft and Nvidia build massive language processor

Nvidia and Microsoft announced their largest monolithic transformer language model to date, an AI model with a whopping 530 billion parameters they developed together, named the Megatron-Turing Natural Language Generation model.

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Facebook bans developer behind Unfollow Everything tool

The browser extension essentially wiped users’ News Feed says a developer who made the tool that lets people automatically unfollow friends and groups on Facebook. He say's he’s been banned permanently from the social networking site.

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Amazon Astro home robot: How to preorder Amazon's $1,000 bot

Amazon's Astro is another way that the tech giant is building in Alexa voice commands and hoping to get deeper into your heart and home. Astro can monitor your Ring home security system, deliver items from one room to the next and video chat -- all while avoiding trampling your pets.

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UK Court Confirms That AI Has No Rights, Cannot Own Patents

Please be sensitive to any artificial intelligence you encounter today. A UK appeals court just ruled that AI systems cannot submit or hold patents, as software is not human and therefore lacks human rights. Several courtrooms around the world have come to the same conclusion, despite the efforts of a very enthusiastic inventor.

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Hackers Are Using Internet Explorer to Attack Windows 10

Microsoft has alerted everyone that attackers are exploiting a previously undiscovered zero-day vulnerability in Windows 10 and several Windows Server versions. The exploit could let malicious individuals seize control over PCs through trapped websites or malicious Office documents.

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Technics made a black version of its SL-1200 turntable you can actually buy

After dipping its toes in the world of Bluetooth earbuds last year, Technics is back to releasing new turntables and audiophile equipment. The company announced a raft of new products on Monday.

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Stop Ruining Oculus, Facebook

Requiring users to link their Oculus to their Facebook account means the social media already has access to your VR gaming habits, but Facebook collects data from its Messenger app, too.

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Reddit's GameStop stock battles with Wall Street are turning into a war

Wall Street's bets against GameStop turned sour when users from a Reddit forum decided to invest instead. Now billions of dollars are at stake.

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Percentage of mobile device website traffic worldwide from 1st quarter 2015 to 3rd quarter 2020

Mobile accounts for approximately half of web traffic worldwide. In the third quarter of 2020, mobile devices (excluding tablets) generated 50.81 percent of global website traffic, consistently hovering around the 50 percent mark since the beginning of 2017.

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What Are The Best Screen Sizes For Responsive Web Design?

There’s no one best screen size to design for. Websites should transform responsively and fast at all screen resolutions on different browsers and platforms. Accessible. Mobile-friendly. Design for your audience, first. Design from 360×640 through 1920×1080.

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How to Change Breakpoints with Bootstrap

Though the Bootstrap is a complete framework and packaged with JavaScript components too but achieving effortless responsive behaviour is the major key point we can grant Bootstrap for. Responsive behaviour depends on resolutions (viewport or screen sizes).

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The Last 2020 and First 2021 souvenirs

We did it. We made it. This year brought unprecedented change, but we still came together as a community despite challenges. We adapted by figuring out Zoom to see our friends, geocaching solo, and planning future outings.

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RetroPie 4.6 released with Raspberry Pi 4 support

It’s been some time since we last updated our pre-built images. However development has been ongoing in the background, and a lot of changes have been made since the last release.

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How to Mine Cryptocurrency with Raspberry Pi

Is it possible to mine for cryptocurrency in 2020 with Raspberry Pi? What you need to know about the costs and payouts you can expect.

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Filter Out Unwanted Electrical Noise with Capacitors

Filtering is a fundamental part of many circuits and has wide-ranging applications, including audio processing, radio reception, and power circuit conditioning.

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How to setup a Raspberry Pi Security Camera Livestream

After we are able to record individual images with (USB) cameras / webcams, we also want to view live pictures. This can either take place on the smartphone or on a PC fom outside of the home network.

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30 Essential Windows Key Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 10

The Windows key made its first appearance in 1994, and it’s still an essential tool for Windows 10 power users. Here are the most important Windows key keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 you should know about.

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The NPF Rule

A common rule of thumb to figure out your maximum shutter speed for sharp stars at night is to divide 500 by your focal length. Sometimes it’s called the 600 Rule or the 400 Rule or several other numbers that can be used depending on your sensor size. Unfortunately, it’s a very inaccurate rule today.

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A Tribute to Tony Buzan, the Inventor of Mind Maps

I have been an avid fan of mind mapping since being taught how to use it effectively for projects, writing, pretty much anything if you want. Tony Buzan is the creator of the mind mapping technique.

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Top 3 mistakes made when selecting a heat sink

If you are taking the time to build something, take some extra time to make sure it doesn't burn up when it's being used.

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PS CEPHtmlEngine.exe - No Disk Error

Anyone that has used Photoshop recently has no doubt came across this maddening issue. Here is the article from Adobe on how to resolve CEPHtmlEngine.exe - No Disk Error when opening a file in Photoshop CC.

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NASA’s SLS Rocket

NASA is headed back to the Moon. It plans to send astronauts back to the lunar surface by 2024 — though that date has always seemed a bit too optimistic for most experts — and when it does, it’ll be using the SLS, or Space Launch System rocket to make it happen.

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Sustainable Development Goals (UN)

As 2015 comes to an end, and with it the 15-year cycle of the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations officially will usher in – on 1 January 2016 – an even more ambitious set of goals to banish a whole host of social ills by 2030.

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Why 2020 is the year of QR codes

Despite having been around for decades, QR codes never became the revolutionary marketing strategy that businesses and marketers had hoped.

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Microsoft to Permanently Close All Retail Stores

Late last week, Microsoft announced “a new approach to retail.” This approach, effect immediately, will see the closure of all but four of Microsoft’s retail outposts across the globe.

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Montana INITIATIVE NO. 187

I-187 establishes new taxes on each kilowatt-hour of electricity produced in Montana, increasing 2021-2025 net general fund revenues a total of $7.87 million to supplant declining coal-related revenues, and raising $121 million by 2025 to retrain up to 7,200 workers.

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THE COVID-19 DETECT & PROTECT CHALLENGE

THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES THE COVID-19 DETECT AND PROTECT CHALLENGE.
The UNDP is calling on Hackster's global community to support developing countries through the sharing and transfer of open source technology. This challenge has three priority actions:

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Raspberry Pi OS: Why It's No Longer Called 'Raspbian'

The official Pi operating system is now called 'Raspberry Pi OS.' On Thursday, in addition to releasing the new 8GB Raspberry Pi 4, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced that it was changing the name of its official operating system from "Raspbian" to "Raspberry Pi OS."

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