World Party Day Shortbread

I had my fun on Sunday, you guys can handle this one, right?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Fractal Design Meshify C tempered-glass case review @ PC Perspective
  2. Corsair H115i Pro liquid cooler review @ Gamers Nexus
  3. AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 vs Nvidia G-Sync @ HardOCP
  4. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review @ HotHardware
  5. SteelSeries Rival 600 mouse review @ KitGuru
  6. Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK NUC review @ Legit Reviews
  7. Roccat Horde Aimo keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  8. Viotek GN32Q 32-inch curved 1440p 144Hz monitor review @ ThinkComputers

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Murderous pet friends are the real meaning of Far Cry 5 @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Niantic pays $1.6 million settlement over failed Pokemon Go event @ Ars Technica
  3. The Steam Machine is quietly dying @ Quarter To Three
  4. Competitive sniping game SpyParty finally hitting Steam after eight years @ Ars Technica (worth a read even if the game isn't on your radar)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Sharpening with Bluetooth @ HackADay
  2. Software turns knitting machines into 3D printers @ New Atlas
  3. Zen and the art of Japanese tea robots @ HackADay
  4. Intel files patent for energy-efficient Bitcoin mining hardware @ Slashdot
  5. HairIO: an interactive extension of the self @ HackADay (worth a watch even if you don't have hair extensions)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. NOAA just prevented SpaceX from showing its rocket in orbit @ Ars Technica
  2. NASA looking into robo-bees to explore Mars from the air @ New Atlas
  3. Is It illegal to trick a robot? @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. A brief history of cheddar cheese @ eatsiptrip.10best.com
  2. Multi-coloured LEDs make for a beautiful colour clock @ HackADay
Colton Westrate

I post Shortbread, I host BBQs, I tell stories, and I strive to keep folks happy.

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    • Fonbu
    • 2 years ago

    I am wondering if SteamOS development will still continue? Or be discontinued?

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 years ago

      It’s dead, fonbu.

      • Waco
      • 2 years ago

      Valve has responded,

      [url<]https://steamcommunity.com/app/221410/discussions/0/1696043806550421224/[/url<] [quote<]We’ve noticed that what started out as a routine cleanup of the Steam Store navigation turned into a story about the delisting of Steam Machines. That section of the Steam Store is still available, but was removed from the main navigation bar based on user traffic. Given that this change has sparked a lot of interest, we thought it’d make sense to address some of the points we’ve seen people take away from it. While it’s true Steam Machines aren’t exactly flying off the shelves, our reasons for striving towards a competitive and open gaming platform haven’t significantly changed. We’re still working hard on making Linux operating systems a great place for gaming and applications. We think it will ultimately result in a better experience for developers and customers alike, including those not on Steam. Through the Steam Machine initiative, we’ve learned quite a bit about the state of the Linux ecosystem for real-world game developers out there. We’ve taken a lot of feedback and have been heads-down on addressing the shortcomings we observed. We think an important part of that effort is our ongoing investment in making Vulkan a competitive and well-supported graphics API, as well as making sure it has first-class support on Linux platforms. Recently we announced Vulkan availability for macOS and iOS, adding to its existing availability for Windows and Linux. We also rolled out Steam Shader Pre-Caching, which will let users of Vulkan-based applications skip shader compilation on their local machine, significantly improving initial load times and reducing overall runtime stuttering in comparison with other APIs. We’ll be talking more about Shader Pre-Caching in the coming months as the system matures. At the same time, we’re continuing to invest significant resources in supporting the Vulkan ecosystem, tooling and driver efforts. We also have other Linux initiatives in the pipe that we’re not quite ready to talk about yet; SteamOS will continue to be our medium to deliver these improvements to our customers, and we think they will ultimately benefit the Linux ecosystem at large.[/quote<]

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