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Improve Your Shots Using Optical Filters
Mike Bedford looks at the benefits of photographic filters and how to emulate them – but some effects can only be achieved optically.
Create efficient backups
Backups aren’t just a safety net for Trekkies such as Shashank Sharma, but a way of life. But they can take up quite a lot of space if not done right…
Build your own custom Ubuntu distro
Why settle for what the existing distributions have to offer? Michael Reed looks at Cubic, a tool for creating your own custom respin based on Ubuntu.
Controlling the Pi's GPIO with Scratch
Les Pounder shows how we can use Scratch with simple electronics.
American Truck Simulator
Management is firm: no new pay rises. So they’re terrified that Andy Kelly is planning to retrain as a highly paid truck driver.
Old rivalries have been forgotten and ancient boundaries blurred. Jonni Bidwell investigates this new Redmond-Penguin harmony.
Network-share files quickly and easily
Nick Peers reveals how to share files over your local network without getting bogged down in networking protocols.
Asus Tinker Board 2S
This is the little board that couldn’t, says a disappointed Les Pounder as he tries a board that’s definitely no Raspberry Pi.
Pinhole photography with the HQ Camera
Interchangeable lenses enable us to experiment with that historical curiosity, the pinhole camera, Mike Bedford shows you how.
Linux Mint 20.2
Jonni Bidwell is running low on mint metaphors and time, but the promise of some budget mojito mix expedited this review.
NINTENDO SEES DWINDLING IMPACT FROM PANDEMIC MEGAHIT GAME
Nintendo’s April-June profit declined 13% from the same period the previous year when the hit game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” dramatically boosted sales.
A One-Hit Wonder Looks for No. 2
Niantic teams up with Hasbro and Nintendo to find life beyond Pokémon Go
NINTENDO PROFITS SOAR AS PEOPLE PLAY GAMES DURING PANDEMIC
Nintendo Co. reported that its profit for the first three fiscal quarters nearly doubled as people around the world stayed home for the pandemic and turned to playing games.
BREATH OF THE WAIFU
GENSHIN IMPACT’s beautiful open world is a blast to explore.
I'll never forget you…Grandma Honeybunch
EVERY WEDNESDAY WHEN I WAS 16, I’d change into a nice button-down and my best jeans after school. Then I’d ride my bike on the path between our house and my grandmother’s outside Meadville, Pennsylvania. Exactly at four, Grandma Honeybunch— we always called her that, though I don’t know why except that it fit her sweetness—would pull her dark green Dodge Stratus sedan into the dirt driveway.
Spellbreak (for PC): Engaging (and Free) Battle Royale
I don’t like fantasy. Game of Thrones? Lord of the Rings? World of Warcraft? Nope, not for me. I also don’t like battle royale games. Whether it’s the realism of PUBG or the wackiness of Fortnite, I find games where you compete to be the last one standing more boring than tense. So how did Spellbreak, a game whose whole hook is being a fantasy battle royale, become one of my favorite PC game surprises of the year? Ironically, by using the creative potential of the fantasy genre, it breathes new life into the tired battle royale formula.
Replace an Apple AirPort network
With Apple’s Wi-Fi base station units ever older, here’s how to replace them.
NINTENDO PROFIT ZOOMS AS VIRUS HAS HOMEBODIES PLAYING GAMES
Nintendo Co.’s profit multiplied more than sixfold in April-June as people stuck at home during the pandemic turned to playing video games.
Asus ROG Strix Go 2.4
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THE BEST FREE PC GAMES
Free-to-play games have become increasingly popular over the years, and it’s easy to understand why. They’re now so robust that you never feel handcuffed for not plunking down real cash. In case you’re wondering why developers wouldn’t charge anything for the game itself, they generally make money with in-game ads and selling virtual objects.