Linus Torvalds warns the next Linux release could be a real grinch

Linux creator Linus Torvalds may have just put a damper on many Kernel developers’ holiday plans. Torvalds, who still has final authority for updates to Linux’s core kernel, told developers: “I want to see all that work in the pull requests having been done *before* the festivities, not while you’re imbibing your egg-nog and just generally being stressed out about the season.”  The famously hard-nosed leader added: “If I get sent pull requests late, I’ll just go ‘this can wait’. Ok?” Why the rush? The coming merge window for Linux…

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You’re not wrong – websites have way more trackers now

The average website has 48 trackers monitoring every visitor’s every move and compiling sensitive data, shocking new research has claimed. The findings from NordVPN also suggest that with so many trackers, websites are putting their visitors at plenty of risk of identity theft.  Using three different tracker blockers (Brave, Privacy Badger, and uBlock Origin) , analysts for the company measured the number of trackers (cookies or tracking pixels) present across the 100 most popular websites in 25 countries around the world, as according to SimilarWeb. Tracking overload Social media websites…

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This Sony OLED TV and soundbar deal is a Cyber Monday bundle of joy

Amazon is letting go of a 65-inch Sony A80K OLED TV and HT-A3000 Dolby Atmos soundbar for just $1,889.99 in this Cyber Monday bundle deal. That’s a 36% savings, and $306 less than what you’d pay if you bought the TV and soundbar separately. Some of the best Cyber Monday deals we’re seeing this year are for TVs and soundbars and this power bundle featuring Sony’s mid-range A80K OLED TV and HT-A3000 Dolby Atmos soundbar is a match made in AV paradise. The A80K OLED sits on our list of…

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Building a sustainable hybrid work culture

It’s clear that hybrid working is here to stay, with many businesses exploring how best to sustain the new reality of work and maximize employee engagement. Although businesses continue to grapple with figuring out what remote working means for them, at least we know it’s clear the days of going into an office five days a week are long gone.  Now, as we inch towards 2023, the impetus has fallen on how best to engage employees, some of whom may be struggling to truly connect with each other, as well…

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Epson ditches lasers and goes all in on inkjet

Epson is set to stop the manufacture of laser printers entirely by 2026, citing sustainability issues.  The printer giant claims that laser technology has a “limited ability” to make significant steps towards improved sustainability “due to its requirement for heat during the print process and therefore increased energy use”. The company plans to pivot its printers entirely towards inkjet technology, claiming this “can reduce energy consumption compared to laser” and that the “compact footprint and a lightweight design” of these inkjet printers can help “limit resources used during production and…

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LG’s C2 OLED has hit a lowest-ever price and is the TV I’d buy on Cyber Monday

LG’s 65-inch C2 OLED TV is selling for its lowest ever price – you can now get it for just $1,696.99 in this Amazon Cyber Monday deal, and other retailers like Best Buy have it listed at a similarly low cost. That’s an incredible deal for a TV of this quality, and one we can easily endorse.  The C2 is proving to be among the hottest Cyber Monday deals – Walmart dropped its price for the 65-incher to $1,599, and that’s now sold out. All the more reason to jump…

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Gen Z is really craving digital workplaces

Younger workers are unhappy with their outdated office setups, and are calling for digital transformation in the workplace, new research from SD Worx suggests. With a rise in hybrid and home working, many companies have stepped up to the challenge, providing the right hardware and software for workers to get things done wherever they may be, such as video conferencing and collaboration tools.  However, SD Worx claims that the oft-neglected, behind-the-scenes processes need just as much attention, if not for the business, then for the continued satisfaction of the youngest…

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Grammarly is half price for Cyber Monday – and that’s not a typo

The Cyber Monday deals are flooding in, with a host of deals going live throughout the day. Some of these deals are better than others, but this half-price deal on the Grammarly writing tool is one of the better offers we’ve seen. If you’re looking to improve your spelling and grammar in emails and documents, Grammarly can help you do just that – and right now you can get 50% off any Grammarly Premium plan. The best deal is on an annual plan, with the price slashed from $144 to just…

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Is Nvidia retreating from the budget GPU market, leaving it to AMD and Intel?

Nvidia is stopping manufacturing some of its key affordable GPUs, at least if the grapevine is to be believed. This comes from Chinese site IT Home – not top of our list of reliable sources, it has to be said, so add a bit more than the usual amount of seasoning here – as Wccftech spotted. The rumor from sources in the supply chain is that Nvidia is halting production on all RTX 2060 and 1660 models. That means the RTX 2060 and its Super version, and the GTX 1660…

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Is Nvidia retreating from the budget GPU market, leaving it to AMD and Intel?

Nvidia is stopping manufacturing some of its key affordable GPUs, at least if the grapevine is to be believed. This comes from Chinese site IT Home – not top of our list of reliable sources, it has to be said, so add a bit more than the usual amount of seasoning here – as Wccftech spotted. The rumor from sources in the supply chain is that Nvidia is halting production on all RTX 2060 and 1660 models. That means the RTX 2060 and its Super version, and the GTX 1660…

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