50 Details We Noticed During Our Hands-On Time With The Game

I recently had the chance to play three hours of Mass Effect Andromeda. If you want in-depth impressions, you can find those here. However, there were also A LOT of details I noticed as a fan of the series that I thought were worth collecting, so here they are. All 50 of them. Character Generation 1. Since our protagonist, Ryder, doesn’t have a military background like Commander Shepard, the character creator has a plethora of customization options for face and

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How to Automatically Turn on Lights When Your Wi-Fi Cam Detects Motion

If you have a Wi-Fi cam (like the Nest Cam) set up for security, it’s one thing to catch any perps on video. But it’s also a good idea to scare them away by having lights automatically turn on when any burglars are detected.Of course, you could use motion sensors connected to your smart lights, but if you don’t have those and already have a Wi-Fi cam set up, you can use that as your motion sensor of sorts—as long as you

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How to Power a USB-Powered Device Over Ethernet

Many devices—like Wi-Fi cams—get power by being plugged into a nearby outlet through USB. But if you want to place that device somewhere where an outlet isn’t nearby, you can use existing ethernet drops (or run ethernet yourself) to power the camera using a handy adapter.Keep in mind that some devices will already come with ethernet built in, which is used to both power the camera and connect it to your local network or the internet. Others, like Wi-Fi cameras, will only get power

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How to Set up Multiple Profiles in Kodi for Seperate Watch Lists

You’re not the only person who lives in your house, and you’re not the only person who watches things on your Kodi box. Why should there be only one media library, with one list of what has and hasn’t been watched, and one favorites list? Kodi has offered a profile system for years, and you shouldn’t overlook it.Maybe you and your roommate are watching the same show at different times, and want to keep track of your watched list separately. Maybe

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How to Use Local Artwork with Your Plex Media Server

Plex can automatically label your media and apply artwork to it, but sometimes there’s no substitute for your hand-picked movie and TV show artwork. Thankfully, you can easily use your own media assets with your Plex collection.By default, Plex uses a tool known as a scraper to “scrape” the metadata for your media files from online databases like TheTVDB and The Movie Database. The scraper basically says “Okay, based on the name of this folder and/or file we’re pretty confident that this

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Google Assistant Is Coming to More Smartphones

Google is beginning to roll Google Assistant out to more smartphones. Unfortunately, the majority of Android handsets are not included in this initial rollout. However, seeing as Google Assistant was previously only available on the Google Pixel Google Pixel XL Review and Giveaway Google Pixel XL Review and Giveaway Google’s first branded device delivers one of the best devices in the Android ecosystem: the $770 Pixel XL. The XL launched with similar specs as the $500 Nexus 6P, but is

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How to Create a Slideshow in WordPress

In this tutorial, you will learn:How to create a WordPress.com account.How to install and activate JetPack.How to connect JetPack with your WordPress.com account.Hot to enable JetPack shortcodes for Presentations.How to use the Presentations shortcode to create attractive slideshows.In order to use the needed shortcode for this demonstration, please be sure that you have a WordPress.com account, and that JetPack is installed on your self-hosted web site, and connected to your WordPress.com account. JetPack is the tool that provides the Presentations

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7 Easy Ways to Manage Your Podcast Collection

The popularity of podcasts seems to grow every day, and it’s no wonder really. There is a seemingly endless number of topics podcasts cover 11 True Story Podcasts That Make Your Life Look Dull 11 True Story Podcasts That Make Your Life Look Dull These days there are podcasts about every subject under the sun. But the 11 podcasts listed here focus on true stories that are likely to make your own life look dull by comparison. Read More ,

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Google’s Most Interesting: Apps, Projects, and Services You Must Know About

Google has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a web 1.0 search engine. Not only has Google dominated the internet search market and its name become a verb, but Google also has a vast array of other products, services, and projects worth using.Unfortunately, they’re pretty bad at communicating what those works are.Following the creation of Alphabet in 2015, Google separated from some of their more outlandish projects and have turned their focus towards more consumer projects, many of which

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10 Mistakes You Must Avoid If You Want to Take Amazing Photos

As a newbie, photography can be overwhelming. It took me 18 months before I even began to feel comfortable with my shots, let alone feel confident that they were anything but utter rubbish. There’s a lot that goes into a good photo, and even skilled photographers can forget from time to time.Here are the most common and ruinous mistakes that will prevent you from taking photos that you can feel proud about. It doesn’t matter whether you’re hoping to build

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