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[Advice Needed] Wayland on GTR7 Pro 7940HS/Radeon 780M?
  • I actually have an old laptop with a GTX 780M and a Core i3 3rd Gen running Arch.

    When I tried GNOME on it with Fedora, it defaulted to X11 on login when it detected the Nvidia card. However, mine was also an Optimus laptop, and I could mostly always get Wayland working with the iGPU on the Intel. This is how I mostly ran for a year or two without ever using the dGPU.

    I need to chuck in a new SSD on that, but I could check it out let you know if anything's changed in recent years. I don't think wayland support for older nvidia cards have even been worked on in the last couple of years. There's work for wayland on newer nvidia cards, but it's mostly still spotty.

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    The technical merits of Wayland are mostly irrelevant
  • Yep I second this. I've been using GNOME, hyprland and sway interchangeably since 2021 Oct on my system as my main DEs. I recently wanted to give Plasma Wayland a try. Was met with multiple crashes, and freezes that required me to long press the power button to reboot to get it working again.

    While the new rootless wayland on SDDM worked fine for me, there are several things in Plasma that still don't yet have support for Wayland. I could never get screen sharing to be reliable on Plasma Wayland, despite having the right portals installed.

    GNOME, Sway, and Hyprland are miles ahead in having a stable system on Wayland.

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    What’s the best router brand supported by OpenWRT?
  • I don't think that model is available here in my country :(

    Would love to create a full mesh network, but it's hard to find multi band devices with OpenWRT support in my country ATM

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    Google Gmail continuously nagging to enable Enhanced Safe Browsing
  • Man that would be great. My business is on Zoho Mail and I've been thinking of moving it over elsewhere. Would be great if Zoho also offered something like Takeout for importing the mails elsewhere

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    What are you reading? (August 2023)
  • I'm currently reading Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper, which is the first book in the Dark is Rising sequence.

    I first read this book years ago, and what has stuck me ever since was the vivid use of imagery by Cooper. I've also watched the movie, but it's the book that has always stuck with me.

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    Xiaomi Smart Band 8 gets multiple new features with the latest firmware update
  • I haven't used a Mi Band in years. Last one I had was the Band 2, and I found that app much later on its life cycle. Worked a treat for what support it had for the Mi Band though!

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    Easy to use apps for having a watch party?
  • This is usually a function that full blown media servers offer.

    Jellyfin is the one that jumps to mind with this functionality, however I haven't really this functionality out as of yet.

  • Xiaomi 14 Pro To Be The World’s First Android Smartphone To Switch To A Titanium Build
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    Samsung's Galaxy Tab S9 accessories betray its e-waste promises
    www.androidpolice.com Samsung's Galaxy Tab S9 accessories betray its e-waste promises

    Samsung's Galaxy Tab S9 series is, like most of the company's 2023 output, pretty familiar. So why don't the Tab S8 accessories fit?

    Samsung's Galaxy Tab S9 accessories betray its e-waste promises

    cross-posted from: https://lemdro.id/post/304805

    > You can't look forward to a green future without backwards-compatibility

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    More details leak about the Galaxy S23 FE's camera
    www.androidauthority.com More details leak about the Galaxy S23 FE's camera

    According to a new leak, the selfie camera of the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE could get an upgrade to complement the rumored main camera upgrade.

    More details leak about the Galaxy S23 FE's camera

    cross-posted from: https://lemdro.id/post/304616

    > Unfortunately, it doesn't look like all the Galaxy S23 FE lenses will see an upgrade, but the most important ones should. > > - The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE might get an upgraded selfie camera borrowed from the Galaxy S22 series. > - This would join the previously leaked upgrade of the primary rear camera. > - However, the telephoto and ultrawide lenses would likely not see upgrades.

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    Samsung's Galaxy Tab S9 accessories betray its e-waste promises
    www.androidpolice.com Samsung's Galaxy Tab S9 accessories betray its e-waste promises

    Samsung's Galaxy Tab S9 series is, like most of the company's 2023 output, pretty familiar. So why don't the Tab S8 accessories fit?

    Samsung's Galaxy Tab S9 accessories betray its e-waste promises

    You can't look forward to a green future without backwards-compatibility

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    ChromeOS 116 may begin the Lacros browser push to Chromebooks
    www.aboutchromebooks.com ChromeOS 116 may begin the Lacros browser push to Chromebooks

    After covering Google's effort to Lacros browser for over two years, its arrival looks near. ChromeOS 116 may bring the Lacros browser to more Chromebooks.

    ChromeOS 116 may begin the Lacros browser push to Chromebooks
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    Android rolling out new Ad privacy settings
    9to5google.com Android rolling out new Ad privacy settings

    The Privacy Sandbox started earlier this year, and Google is now prompting more users about it with new Ad privacy settings...

    Android rolling out new Ad privacy settings

    Besides Chrome, Google’s Privacy Sandbox initiative is on Android to let apps show you relevant ads in a more private manner. The beta started earlier this year, and Google is now prompting more users about it with new Ad privacy settings.

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    Google pulls the AI Test Kitchen app from the Play Store
    www.androidpolice.com Google pulls the AI Test Kitchen app from the Play Store

    Google’s AI Test Kitchen app is no longer available on the Play Store

    Google pulls the AI Test Kitchen app from the Play Store

    Another one bites the dust less than a year after introduction

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    YouTube will test built-in tool to convert horizontal videos into Shorts
    9to5google.com YouTube will test built-in tool to convert horizontal videos into Shorts

    YouTube today announced a number of new Shorts features, but the most promising one for Creators is a tool to convert regular videos...

    YouTube will test built-in tool to convert horizontal videos into Shorts

    YouTube today announced a number of new Shorts features, but the most promising one for Creators is a recomposition tool to convert regular videos into vertical content.

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    Google’s AI-enhanced Search experience is testing more prominent source links
    9to5google.com Google’s AI-enhanced Search experience is testing more prominent source links

    Google’s Search Generative Experience, powered by AI, is now testing the ability to show more source links in a prominent way.

    Google’s AI-enhanced Search experience is testing more prominent source links

    The Search Generative Experience (SGE) that Google is testing out with some users shows an interesting future for the world’s most popular search engine, but one that also wasn’t really showing its source links very clearly at first. Now, though, Google seems to be testing more prominent links in SGE.

    Since its launch in May, the Search Generative Experience (SGE) in Google Search has been able to use generative AI to enhance search results with summaries related to your search. In a hands-on overview, our Abner Li called the experience “scarily sufficient,” commenting on how SGE makes it easy to ignore source links and just take Google’s answers at face value, even if they aren’t fully accurate.

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    More details leak about the Galaxy S23 FE's camera
    www.androidauthority.com More details leak about the Galaxy S23 FE's camera

    According to a new leak, the selfie camera of the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE could get an upgrade to complement the rumored main camera upgrade.

    More details leak about the Galaxy S23 FE's camera

    Unfortunately, it doesn't look like all the Galaxy S23 FE lenses will see an upgrade, but the most important ones should.

    • The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE might get an upgraded selfie camera borrowed from the Galaxy S22 series.
    • This would join the previously leaked upgrade of the primary rear camera.
    • However, the telephoto and ultrawide lenses would likely not see upgrades.
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    YouTube is testing summaries written by AI
    9to5google.com YouTube is testing summaries written by AI

    YouTube is experimenting with a new feature that generates summaries for videos written by AI, but you probably won’t see...

    YouTube is testing summaries written by AI

    YouTube is experimenting with a new feature that generates summaries for videos written by AI, but you probably won’t see it just yet.

    It’s not uncommon to see strange new features come and go on YouTube’s mobile app or website. That’s the nature of a constantly changing service. However, it was only a matter of time before YouTube started introducing some form of AI. Google has made big breakthroughs in the field with Bard and Google Workspace’s new Duet AI feature set that brings the tech into your daily workflow, for the better.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Lenovo is working on a Windows PC gaming handheld called the 'Legion Go'
    • According to our sources, Lenovo is gearing up to enter the handheld PC gaming arena.
    • Similar to devices like the Steam Deck and ASUS ROG Ally, Lenovo's "Legion Go" device will sport AMD Phoenix processors, with an 8-inch display.
    • It could look similar to Lenovo's previously leaked Lenovo Legion Play Android device, which never reached general availability.
    • As of right now, there's no indication on timing for official announcements or launch windows.
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    Google Play Store tests semipermanent bottom bar
    9to5google.com Google Play Store tests semipermanent bottom bar

    Google is testing a curious change to the Play Store on Android that sees a somewhat persistent bottom bar...

    Google Play Store tests semipermanent bottom bar

    Google is testing a curious change to the Play Store on Android that sees a somewhat persistent bottom bar.

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    Google Takeout updates, like direct transfer for YouTube data, coming in 2024
    9to5google.com Google Takeout updates, like direct transfer for YouTube data, coming in 2024

    Google has committed to adding new data transfer capabilities to Takeout, including for YouTube, in response to an investigation...

    Google Takeout updates, like direct transfer for YouTube data, coming in 2024

    Google has committed to adding new data transfer capabilities to Takeout, including for YouTube, next year in response to an investigation by Italian competition regulators.

    According to Reuters, this was the result of an Italian startup that works on data exports filing a complaint about the portability of Google data. In response, Google made three commitments that the regulator has accepted to end the investigation.

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    Samsung Galaxy SmartTag 2 shows up at FCC, revealing new design
    9to5google.com Samsung Galaxy SmartTag 2 shows up at FCC, revealing new design

    Samsung is preparing to launch a second generation of its Bluetooth and ultra-wideband (UWB) item tracker, and an FCC filing...

    Samsung Galaxy SmartTag 2 shows up at FCC, revealing new design

    cross-posted from: https://lemdro.id/post/280217

    > Samsung is preparing to launch a second generation of its Bluetooth and ultra-wideband (UWB) item tracker, and an FCC filing has revealed the latest details, including the new design.

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    Samsung Galaxy SmartTag 2 shows up at FCC, revealing new design
    9to5google.com Samsung Galaxy SmartTag 2 shows up at FCC, revealing new design

    Samsung is preparing to launch a second generation of its Bluetooth and ultra-wideband (UWB) item tracker, and an FCC filing...

    Samsung Galaxy SmartTag 2 shows up at FCC, revealing new design

    Samsung is preparing to launch a second generation of its Bluetooth and ultra-wideband (UWB) item tracker, and an FCC filing has revealed the latest details, including the new design.

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    A future Android phone will finally have a rival to Apple's Cinematic Mode
    www.androidauthority.com A future Android phone will finally have a rival to Apple's Cinematic Mode

    Android phones have long offered portrait video functionality, but one brand could finally offer a proper rival to Apple's Cinematic Mode.

    A future Android phone will finally have a rival to Apple's Cinematic Mode

    Several Android brands offer portrait video, but one brand will finally offer something like Apple's Cinematic Mode.

    • Chinese brand Vivo has announced a 4K portrait video mode.
    • This mode will offer automatic subject focus switching like the iPhone’s Cinematic Mode.
    • Vivo claims that you can even change the focus area after shooting a clip.
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    Google alert failed to warn people of Turkey earthquake
    www.bbc.com Google alert failed to warn people of Turkey earthquake

    The tech giant claims millions of people were sent a warning before the deadly earthquake earlier this year.

    Google alert failed to warn people of Turkey earthquake

    Google's earthquake warning system failed to get to many Turkish residents before February's deadly tremor, a BBC Newsnight investigation has found.

    Google says its alert system can give users up to a minute's notice on their phones before an earthquake hits.

    It says its alert was sent to millions before the first, biggest quake.

    However, the BBC visited three cities in the earthquake zone, speaking to hundreds of people, and didn't find anyone who had received a warning.

    The system works on Android phones, essentially any phone that isn't an iPhone. Android phones, which are often more affordable, make up about 80% of the phones in Turkey.

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