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  2. If you want a pencil then you want something that works (i.e. not jittering, lag and such). So the question is, what is the quality of this pencil?
  3. techbeck

    What are you playing?

    I am liking it so far. At first, I was hesitant to buy it. Partially because of the cost for a game that is a few years old. And partially because it was a diff take from the rest of the Far Cry games. But it was on sale for like 75% off so I bought it. Typical FC game really cept for the guns. Save the people, gather resources, and build up your town to fight back. Pretty cool you can tame beasts/animals to fight with you and you can command them. You can also ride animals like the sabertooth cats and woolly mammoths. Have not tried that yet.
  4. margrave

    Fifa packs and loot boxes 'not gambling' in UK

    I think everyone should just never buy any game with loot boxes. The only way to get the industry's attention is to take their money away.
  5. Source This is an interesting decision, especially because of the article that was published recently by Neowin. I'm not a fan of loot boxes at all, especially given the odds of players getting that they want. Some of the more talented players in FIFA have 4.5% chance of being unlocked. I used to think that loot boxes that didn't affect game play in any way were better, but what I didn't know was the huge market for selling accounts with these items or selling just these items. It's just seems nuts to me.
  6. Apple files patent for mixed reality headset with gesture recognition capabilities by Namerah Saud Fatmi In April 2018, a report surfaced indicating that Apple was working on mixed reality glasses. Towards the end of last year in August, the Cupertino-based tech giant acquired Akonia Holographics, a maker of lenses for AR glasses. Now, the USPTO has published an Apple patent for an advanced AR/VR headset capable of tracking facial expressions and gestures. Filed on March 21, 2019, the patent was published a few days ago on July 18, 2019. It details a wearable mixed reality device with a head-mounted display which offers the wearer a virtual view of the surrounding area in 3D combined with a layer of augmented content. It further describes a number of various sensors located in the head-mounted display which are capable of collecting information about the wearer's environment such as lighting, depth, video, images, and - the most interesting part - another set of sensors which can collect information about the wearer such as eye movement, facial expressions, blinking and hand gestures. The information gathered by the sensors on the head-mounted display is then transmitted as inputs to a controller which then renders frames including virtual content partially based on the information collected. Setting aside the technical details, the application of this technology in the real world opens up a plethora of possibilities. For example, users of this Apple headset could simply raise an eyebrow or blink twice to interact with applications or software on the mixed reality system. Perhaps the company is close to launching its mixed reality wearable device. Considering this recently published patent, it can be expected that Apple might come out with some unique new features yet to be seen in the AR and VR headset industry. Source: USPTO (1), (2)
  7. dipsylalapo

    What are you playing?

    Be interested to know your thoughts on Primal. It was a little hit and miss for me and it took me a long time to get interested in it.
  8. hello dear all - well to be frank: this is a error on a website - on a apache server i run.. I hope i have choosen the right forum. got an error ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED - but Webadmin is running well - any ideas !? what can i do now stop and start the apache !? 1> [auth_digest:notice] [pid 30493] AH01757: generating secret for digest authentication ... 2> PHP Deprecated: Comments starting with '#' are deprecated in /usr/local/php5/lib64/php.ini on line 314 in Unknown on line 0 3> PHP Deprecated: Comments starting with '#' are deprecated in /usr/local/php5/lib64/php.ini on line 315 in Unknown on line 0 4> PHP Deprecated: Comments starting with '#' are deprecated in /usr/local/php5/lib64/php.ini on line 316 in Unknown on line 0 5> PHP Deprecated: Comments starting with '#' are deprecated in /usr/local/php5/lib64/php.ini on line 318 in Unknown on line 0 6> [mpm_prefork:notice] [pid 30493] AH00163: Apache/2.4.25 (Unix) OpenSSL/1.0.1j configured -- resuming normal operations 7> [core:notice] [pid 30493] AH00094: Command line: '/usr/local/apache/bin/httpd -D SYSTEMD' 8> [mpm_prefork:notice] [pid 30493] AH00169: caught SIGTERM, shutting down any idas - look forward to hear from you
  9. The one thing I liked about the s7 is I could use it with one hand Still using my S7 it has great battery life and still like new so when my contract ends I will go sim only deal until there is a notchless phone available that is pocket friendly. I gave it to my girlfriend and she does not have much issue with battery life on that phone. Maybe it's the 8 Google accounts I had on the phone
  10. cork1958

    Vivaldi 2.6.1566.49

    The customisation is 1 of the best things in this browser. Yeah, you can customize it, but the plain amount of settings is ridiculous, IMO. Talk about over kill. Just looked at the settings and i don't see how it's over kill, what do you want them to do remove the settings that you personally don't use when others may use them? In that case i don't need the mouse gesture options or customisation of the themes, the network proxy settings, the keyboard quick commands, my point being all those are going to be useful to someone even if its not me or you and they don't get in the way if you don't need them. Not arguing with you. Just stating that all those settings are ridiculous, IMO, as I said above. Most people wouldn't have a clue what all those things do even.
  11. vf-

    Anti-Adblock Alert

    At least it hasn't went like Autosport all those years ago. You get 3 - 6 page views a month then forced to subscribe if you want to read the site.
  12. OneUI / Samsung Experience offers many useful features to the point where I don't like the stock experience anymore. The big benefit to the stock experience is fast updates. I'd then have to download apps to add features back in that Samsung baked in w/ OneUI, but most of these apps aren't polished to Samsung's level. My wife has a Pixel device, but apart from the camera / fast updates, I am not a fan of the stock experience. Having said all that, I would still love to see Samsung flagship Android devices on Android One, because the selection of Android One phones is just plain meh (low/mid end devices). Having a choice would be great.
  13. Govt of India is already providing 1,40,000 INR money for pucca house, 12,000 INR for building toilets to poor peoples, free LPG Gas connections for cooking food and cheapest food grains to below poverty line people. Also people are befitting from health scheme which provides free treatment up-to 5,00,000. And there are many other schemes which are used by millions of people and thus improving their daily lives. The budget for Chandrayan-II is not even a pinch of salt when it comes to spending on schemes for the poor and marginalized people here in India.
  14. techbeck

    What are you playing?

    Finished all of AC Odyssey DLCs. Which sucks since I really enjoyed the game. Finished Zelda BOTW as well. So now playing Far Cry Primal since it was recently on sale. Don't know why a game that is a few years old was still $50-$60, but the sale was nice.
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  16. I wish Samsung would make Android One phones. Their hardware is beautiful and feels like good quality, but I really don't like the whole Samsung software lock-in. And then when you try to flash a cleaner ROM, you void your warranty and basically screw up your whole device. I did this and now I can't use NFC payment and Secure Folders anymore. Too bad, I love the hardware but because of this, it's no more Samsung for me ever again :-(
  17. SnoopZ

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    I think this is a disaster for this site, every 4 page views you say? I get it on every artical on the home page as well as on the neowin logo. Looks like I'll be looking around for an alternative site when on PC, this is the best way to scare off new members, talk about digging your own grave.
  18. riot

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    This obviously isn't working as intended and should be disabled until you can troubleshoot it. When I loaded the main page, I got the pop-up. Clicked my first article, and got the pop-up. Finished the article and hit the back button, got the pop-up. This is ridiculous.
  19. Samsung rolls out a bunch of improvements to the Galaxy Watch Active by Jay Bonggolto Samsung has released a set of fresh updates to the Galaxy Watch Active that significantly improves Bixby along with new features for the smartwatch. The latest release focuses on the wearable's fitness capabilities and more intuitive user experience. The software update allows you to use Bixby to begin customized exercises or control SmartThings devices, among others, using natural command language. The update also refreshes the Galaxy Watch Active’s app tray UI, making searches and navigation on the smartwatch more intuitive. The Goodnight Mode has also received quite a few changes including its dedicated view and an option for users to make a single button press for a quick time check when this mode is enabled. Plus, Samsung says it provides added convenience during nighttime by disabling notification alerts. That's on top of the customizations you can do to Goodnight Mode's settings and alert conditions. As a smartwatch that was launched earlier this year with a focus on health and fitness features, the updated Galaxy Watch Active has added swimming to its recognized activities. That means the smartwatch is now automated to record your swimming routines. Its new Heart Rate – Low Alert capability also sends you alerts when it detects an anomaly with your heart rate with respect to the value you've set for 10 minutes. In addition, it's now easier to access breathing rate information and guidance from the updated user interface of Samsung Health’s Breathe Guide. Samsung has also introduced a set of new straps exclusive for Galaxy Watch Active users. The straps feature a FKM rubber for comfort during your exercise routines and built-in reflective attributes to aid in visibility when light from the environment is limited.
  20. Cool, so when it inevitably breaks down, all passengers will be asphyxiated. Ideal !
  21. Same with Windows and Linux. Android is the outlier my friend Really? You should know that many ditch the crappy iOS for Android: https://www.cnet.com/news/more...n-for-androids-study-says/" rel="external nofollow">https://www.cnet.com/news/more...in-for-androids-study-says/ And by no luck! iOS 13 struggles to offer what android does offer since many years ago. I have switched from iOS (12.0.1) to Android 8 and never looked back. I've recently picked up a Note and I love it. I still have my XS Max, but if I go 30 days without it.. I'm selling it.. I also have a long history of jumping back and forth. But, iOS and Apple have really lost their way.
  22. Same with Windows and Linux. Android is the outlier my friend Really? You should know that many ditch the crappy iOS for Android: https://www.cnet.com/news/more...in-for-androids-study-says/ And by no luck! iOS 13 struggles to offer what android does offer since many years ago. I have switched from iOS (12.0.1) to Android 8 and never looked back.
  23. Copernic

    Glary Utilities 5.124.0.149

    Glary Utilities 5.124.0.149 by Razvan Serea Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC. Glary Utilities allow you to clean common system junk files, as well as invalid registry entries and Internet traces. You can manage and delete browser add-ons, analyze disk space usage and find duplicate files. You can also view and manage installed shell extensions, encrypt your files from unauthorized access and use, split large files into smaller manageable files and then rejoin them. Furthermore, Glary Utilities includes the options to find, fix, or remove broken Windows shortcuts, manage the programs that start at Windows startup and uninstall software. All Glary Utilities tools can be accessed through an eye-pleasing and totally simplistic interface. Glary Utilities 5.124.0.149 changelog: Optimized Disk Cleaner: added support for 'AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition' and 'PeaZip' Optimized Tracks Eraser: added support for 'IrfanView' and 'Photo!editor' Minor GUI improvements Minor bug fixes Download: Glary Utilities 5.124.0.149 | 16.9 MB (Freeware) Download: Portable Glary Utilities | 20.3 MB View: Glary Utilities Homepage Get alerted to all of our Software updates on Twitter at @NeowinSoftware
  24. Then don’t steal content; pay for it by subscribing to Neowin! Watching a news story which they made for public is not stealing in the United States! But may be it is, in whatever hell-hole where you are from. And why would I pay for a news story which I can read at couple of other places for free! Jeez man, that's a bit extreme. Well, that person just accused me of stealing something! Otherwise I am not big on personal attacks But anyways just planned on switching to TNW. Good idea. I may transition over there myself. Its funny how they deleted my original comment! Hey Rich if you are reading the thread: Let's not be too greedy, one msg at entry of the site is okay! But every page is a literal harassment. I have been here for 9+ years hopefully you guys will change your mind, or else users will! It's been added to various block lists already so just update and you're good
  25. They do this because it nets them an excess of money. 1) who bothers to check/switch phone/insurance providers every year? Yes a lot of people do now but not everyone, they count on at least some people not switching and making money that way, and 2) because it exploits old people, they are more forgetful and trusting and are less likely to switch or know that switching could reduce their bills, it's the same reason why insurance jacks the price up every year but you can go on your own providers site, put in your exact details and get a cheaper quote for the exact same insurance.
  26. zyrolbaneling

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    I just come to login to say that this site gone to crap. Sorry, but I refresh the page, and its nagging every TIME. IT EVEN SHOWED UP WHEN I WAS RESETTING THE NEOWIN LOGIN PASSWORD.
  27. Samsung Galaxy Note10 leaked specs reveal downgraded display and Snapdragon 855+ by Hamza Jawad As one would expect, there have been a number of leaks regarding Samsung's upcoming flagship phone, dating back to last year. We've seen reports that the Galaxy Note10 will be dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack, and also that it will sport four cameras on its rear. More recently, a gradient color option for the device was revealed. Now, what are rumored to be the specifications for the Galaxy Note 10 and its larger variant, the Note10+, have been revealed on Slashleaks. Interestingly, these are further corroborated by quite similar specs unveiled earlier by Techmaniacs (translated by PhoneArena). Here's all the specs revealed thus far. Note10 Note10+ Display 6.3-inch 1080p 6.8-inch 1440p Chipset Snapdragon 855(+) or Exynos 9825 Snapdragon 855(+) or Exynos 9825 RAM/Storage 8GB RAM, from 256GB storage 12GB RAM, from 256GB storage Rear cameras 12MP main / 12MP telephoto / 16MP wide 12MP main / 12MP telephoto / 16MP wide / ToF camera Battery capacity 3500mAh 4300mAh Charging speed 25W 45W Weight 5.92oz (168g) 6.98oz (198g) Colors Black, White, Red Black, White, Crystal gradient New feature New S-Pen air gestures and sound, front camera night mode, live focus and audio zoom video capture New S-Pen air gestures and sound, front camera night mode, live focus and audio zoom video capture Rather surprisingly, it seems like the Note10 will be downgraded in terms of its resolution, featuring a 6.3-inch FHD+ 1080p display, in comparison to the Note9's QHD+ 1440p display. It looks like the Note10+ will instead be retaining the latter resolution, while featuring a larger screen size at 6.8 inches. In contrast to previous rumors, both phones will apparently be sporting a triple-camera setup on their backs, including one 16MP and two 12MP lenses. However, the Note10+ is noted to include a time of flight (ToF) sensor as well. Galaxy Note9 Both devices are expected to offer 256GB of storage, along with either a Snapdragon 855+ or Exynos 9825 chipset. However, the larger variant will be arriving with 12GB of RAM, while the standard Note10 will offer 8GB of RAM. In comparison, the Note9 was powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC, and featured 128GB storage/6GB Ram and 512GB storage/8GB RAM pairings. As far as battery specifications are concerned, the higher-end variant is expected to pack a 4,300mAh battery, while its smaller counter-part will include a 3,500mAh one. This change is also reflected in the weight of both devices, with each weighing 6.93 ounces (198 grams) and 5.92 ounces (168 grams) respectively. Once again, there seems to be a downgrade in store for the standard variant, since the Note9 shipped with a 4,000mAh battery. Of course, there's no guarantee that these specifications will turn out to be accurate. However, we'll certainly find out more on August 7, when Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event for this year is scheduled to be held. You can view the live stream here, starting at 4p.m. EST/1p.m. PT. Source: Slashleaks, TechManiacs via PhoneArena
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