Introducing GeForce RTX R.O.N. – World’s First Holographic Gaming Assistant

NVIDIA GeForce is always introducing new ways to move gaming technology forward. But our latest breakthrough is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Gamers of the world, meet R.O.N. The ultimate, next-generation, A.I.-powered virtual assistant, that delivers the promise of personalized PC gaming.

Hello Julian. Would you like to play a game? Any smart-speaker can answer trivia questions or play music, but R.O.N. uses cutting-edge A.I. to do SO much more – In 18 different languages! Yo soy la cena de pollo.

Je suis le dîner de poulet. 你不知道我講什麼吧。 R.O.N. can optimize your games, keep you up-to-date on everything happening in the gaming world, and coach you through your gameplay. Julian, I have analyzed your last 412 drops. Your best win rate comes from dropping Bunker and, well… hiding.

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Simple Cold Process Soap Tutorial

Hello and welcome to Dobre Mylo demonstration on cold processed soap. When we start we need to make sure that we have all the ingredients weighed out to start with and we have all of our equipment to hand. everything you’re going to need to make your cold process soap.

Is a large saucepan to make your soap in. A smaller saucepan to melt your coconut oil and your palm oil in, a heatproof jug to make your lye in, a set of accurate kitchen scales to weigh your ingredients, a balloon whisk, a spatula, and a couple of measuring spoons for your essential oil and your grapefruit seed extract. I also like to have a bowl of cold water ready to put the lye solution in to cool it down. we also need a mould which has been lined with silicone paper to put the soap in, and a lid, then when these are put together we then wrap them up in old blankets or towels to keep it warm overnight. The ingredients we are using today are cold water, with caustic soda, to make our lye, olive oil which is a pomace grade, coconut oil, palm oil, adding grapefruit seed extract, and a choice of essential oils if you are using more than one then a little pot to blend them in. Now we must make sure that we are safe, So, I always wear a long pair of gloves to protect my hands and arms from any spillages.

As you can see I am wearing glasses but if you don’t wear glasses you can always wear goggles, and of course, protect your clothes with an apron. Start off by making the lye to go into the soap so we’ve already weighed the water which we have here. And into that we are going to put caustic soda which is also sodium hydroxide, we pour the whole amount straight into the water, now just be careful when you do this because it’s going to set off some fumes and it’s going to get hot. so pouring it in. And then stir it until all the crystals have dissolved. Just going to stand back slightly you might be able to see the fumes coming off, as it heats up.

It now looks like it’s all dissolved, so what I’m going to do is put it into a bowl of cold water to help it cool down, so it will be ready for when I have the oils and the temperatures of the two will be the same. So that can go to one side. And the next step is to do the oils. Now we start off by putting in the olive oil and that’s liquid already so finding a saucepan that’s large enough, and pouring that in. Now the next two oils on the list are coconut and palm.

And when you receive them they will be in the solid state. Now we are lucky here that we have a melter which heats everything up so our oils are liquid, but you will pop yours into a saucepan and melt it down ready. So the coconut oil, going in, and the palm oil, going in. Getting my whisk and just mixing the oils so they’re mixed together.

The next thing to add is the grapefruit seed extract. Now this is an antioxidant and it’s also quite good at getting the trace to come a little bit quicker then without it. Which reduces the whisking time, which is always very good.

Again, just making sure it’s completely dispersed into the oils. Lovely. We now get the lye, which has cooled down in the water and we are going to add this to our oils. Adding it all at once, and starting to whisk.

Already the solution has started to go okay. And we continue whisking until we get to what’s known as a light trace. I have been whisking for quite a while now, it takes time to make soap, but it’s worth it.

We are continuing whisking until we get that light trace and I do the test by just flicking some across the surface to see if there is a faint line on the surface of the soap so and I think we are there. Okay, so we are ready to add the essential oils in this case we are using frankincense and myrrh. You need to make sure that we have the trace before we put the essential oils in because that means that the lye and the oils have all worked together to produce a soap before we actually scent it with our essential oils. So that’s 40 mls of myrrh and 40 mls of frankincense which I mixed before we added it to the soap mixture. You need to whisk in so it’s evenly dispersed throughout not leaving any areas that have not been fragranced.

That looks good! So now we need ot put it into the mould, now if you want to see a video of how to make the liner for the mould we have it on our YouTube channel, we also have it on our blog. I put clips on each side just to make sure that I don’t drip any of the soap the wrong side of the liner. But, it’s up to you, how you do it yourself.

So removing the whisk we just pour the soap straight into the mould, and then any bits that are left over, stuck to the sides of the pan, you can just scrape out so we don’t lose any. There. Lovely.

So, we are now going to cover it, and insulate it, and that will be left wrapped up for about 24 hours, just to cook and set in it’s mould. We use just old blankets, anything that you have useful around the house to wrap it up with. So it’s completely all tucked in, and that’sready to be left, and we will have a look at it, in about a days time!

Welcome back, we have just had a lovely sunny weekend, where we have been enjoying ourselves and the soap has been sitting here going through it’s gel phase. Now the gel phase is where the lye and the oils are working together to produce the soap and if you put your hand in you’ve probably felt it felt a little bit warm against the side. And this helps the gel to form from the centre out to the edges of the mould and right into the corners. So the exciting time is now to open it up and have a look. Feels nice and cold so that’s a good sign. Taking the lid off.

And we have a lovely soap sitting there. So now we need to take the soap out and put it on to a base. Where we can then chop it up.

We can remove the soap from the mould and the best way with these big moulds is to tip it up on to the board and push out. And we can see the soap we’ve made, and it looks like it’s worked very well. A lovely bar of soap. Now the next stage is to cut it up, this is a five kilo batch and we generally get 55 bars from here but it depends how you cut it. You can cut it with a knife, you can cut it with a cheese wire, or a dedicated soap cutter, whichever way is easiest for you!

We’ve now cut up the soap and it’s time for it to go onto a tray with absorbent paper, because it’s still a little oily and we just need for it to dry out. So leaving a gap between the soap so the air can circulate. I also make sure that I leave a little note with it so I know the date of when it was made. And we are lucky here to have this lovely cabinet where it’s dry and warm, where the soap can cure.

So it just slides in with the other soaps. And that will stay in there for about four to six weeks until it has hardened so we can take it out and wrap it ready to sell.

Apple MacBook with eGPU vs Gaming PC?

I highlighted the fact that gaming on a Mac through an external GPU in 2018 is actually a really good option for a lot of people. A common question I got as follow-up was this: Quinn, I already own a MacBook Pro and I want to get into PC gaming but I don’t want to spend a ton of money. Should I just buy an eGPU for my MacBook or should I build a dedicated budget gaming PC instead? Today, we’re going to find out.

In one corner, I have my $1,300 2017 base-model 13” MacBook Pro. Really, nothing special. It has an Intel Kaby Lake dual-core i5-7360U processor with a TDP of just 15W and the machine packs 8GB of low-power DDR3 RAM.

I’m also using an Akitio Node eGPU enclosure which runs for about $260 online. It has an internal power supply with power headers for the graphics card itself, and it connects to the MacBook via an included (but very short) Thunderbolt 3 cable. On the PC side, I’m using the same build I used in my budget hackintosh from a few months back. It has a cheap, barebones Gigabyte H110M motherboard, an Intel Kaby Lake i3-7100 dual-core CPU with a 51W TDP, we’ve got 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a cheap 450W modular power supply, and a junky 120GB SATA SSD.

The total PC build cost without the GPU or case with fans is about $70 more than the MacBook’s eGPU solution. But, it’s also an entire computer—not just an extension of your laptop. I jammed all of the hardware into a sexy modified Apple PowerMac G4 case (which I’ll be using again in an upcoming hackintosh build), so definitely get subscribed and enable notifications for that one. The GPU we’ll be using for testing is an NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti Founder’s Edition.

This GPU is incredibly overkill for budget-style gaming rigs at a whopping $699—and that’s MSRP. The cryptocurrency apocalypse drove the price of this GPU to well over $1,000 new; however, it looks like the dust is finally starting to settle and hopefully prices will come back down soon. So yeah, this GPU is excessive for both of these systems; however, I wanted to ensure that the GPU itself was never a bottleneck in my testing.

On the PC side, all I have to do is insert the GPU into the PCIe slot on the motherboard, install the Windows drivers, and I’m done. Easy peasy with guaranteed compatibility. The MacBook Pro is also relatively easy, but not bulletproof. You see, Apple doesn’t officially support eGPUs in Boot Camp yet like they do in macOS. Now, my MacBook actually does boot into Windows just fine with the eGPU connected; however, the internal display on the laptop itself doesn’t work.

The fix is super easy and I explained more in depth of what the trick actually does in my previous video; regardless, 5 minutes and an old flash drive will make everything work perfectly. Okay, so we’ve now got the two systems running. The question is, which one provides the better gaming experience? The results surprised me.

I was nearly certain that the PC was going to crush my puny MacBook. After all, it’s running a weak low-power netbook CPU and is connected to the GPU over an external dock. Regardless, the results are neck-and-neck on nearly every game I played.

In the new Far Cry 5, the MacBook actually edges out the PC at 1440p with a higher FPS average, and the same holds true in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The PC finally gets the upper hand in an older game, GTA V; however, the crown gets taken back by the MacBook in Wolfenstein II. So yeah, surprisingly, the MacBook eGPU combo reigns supreme. Now obviously, if you spent another $300 or so on your PC towards a more respectable CPU and more RAM, you’d blow both of these machines out of the water. But that’s not the point. If you already own a MacBook Pro, or you’re looking to get one as your primary computer but you also want the opportunity to play new AAA PC titles at home, you’ll get better performance dollar-for-dollar buying an eGPU rather than building an entirely new computer.

That is, assuming you don’t want or need a second computer. If you enjoyed this video, please give it a thumbs up, if you didn’t, that other button works okay too. Check out some of my other crazy videos here and get subscribed for exciting new content I have coming soon; however, most importantly, and as always, stay snazzy.

Are “Gaming” Parts ACTUALLY Faster?

Is it just me or does it feel like gaming has been slapped on pretty much everything at this point I mean we’re talking from stuff that makes sense like mice and video cards all the way to glasses or chairs But does using “gaming” components actually make your PC better for gaming? Well, We built these two PC’s and tested them head-to-head To find out and we’re going to tell you after these messages from TunnelBear TunnelBear thinks the Internet is better when everyone can openly access the same content. Try TunnelBear for free at TunnelBear.com/LTT [Intro music: Laszlo Supernova] So our methodology was pretty simple we started with a well balanced machine core i5-8400 16GB of RAM GTX 1070 M.2 NVME SSD Etc then we replicated the exact same config as closely as possible Except that to the best of our ability we replaced every single component with a ‘gaming’ version of the same thing so if it didn’t have something about “Powering up your squad” or just “gaming” right in the product name it was out It actually ended up being a lot easier than we thought so We have not only easy ones like gaming graphics card and gaming motherboard, but also a gaming SSD gaming power supply Gaming a AIO cooler Even our case fans are all gaming-ed out. I mean look at this look at this packaging According to these blurbs from the manufacturers their hardware will “deliver upon us a new era of gaming” “It will bring a real body blow to your opponents” “Attack its weak point for massive damage” and even enable one to “Master the decisive moments and succeed in all attacks” Wow, that sounds great. Let’s fire up some synthetic tests to [*Massive Gasp*] No well This can’t be right. What what all these numbers are within 3% of one another whatever in the world could be happening I was promised a new era of body blows and decisive moment mastery success Maybe to have the amazing gaming experience advertised on the box.

I have to play real games No. ‘No’ again This is consistent with what we got earlier on Just what in the hell is going on here?! okay in all seriousness though Let’s talk about what happened here many of you probably saw this coming, but it turns out that Slapping a gaming monicker on a product and adding some RGB and fancy styling does not make it Magically perform noticeably better. The only things that affect the performance of a PC are its actual specs the clock speeds of the given products inside it and potentially cooling for example when we clocked our reference non-gaming gtx 1070 graphics card to match the speeds of the gaming version the results equalized so why is everyone putting ‘Gaming’ in their product names?

Well our first guess was that they wanted to charge suckers more for it But while your mileage may vary depending on the particular models you choose and how much you’re willing to drop on additional ‘enhancement elements’ like RGB lighting and custom power supply cables our gaming machine ended up costing about the same as our vanilla one and actually included some tangible benefits. First up, our GPU came with a higher boost clock out of the box, which it was easily able to maintain thanks to its enhanced cooling. Gaming class cards also tend to come with extras like multiple temperature sensors or OC switches that make kicking them into a higher gear a one-click affair Second yeah, we have to bring it up Style. Our gaming machines looks immediately tell us what she was built for some manufacturers like ASUS even enable you to sync your system and Graphics card lighting via their software. With that said more and more these days even vanilla parts, like the ASUS PRIME Z370‑A in our non-gaming machine, come with RGB capabilities so some people like a Nondescript box tucked under their desk turning out “them” frames while others prefer the other this one is clearly subjective But we had to mention it.

Bringing us to number 3 gaming parts often come bundled with game codes or Paraphernalia like do not enter. I’m gaming door hangers and gaming related stickers and That’s it. That’s about all we came up with our 2 systems cost about the same Perform about the same and their quality is about the same So then why dump so much money into the development and marketing of these products if they Perform the same – Like why does ROG even exist well? Because even though the base level of these gaming branded products do actually cost about the same What these brands do are a couple of things.

Number one is they allow companies to create Halo models that do sell for a lot more for the people out there who value bragging rights above performance per dollar and then number two is that even for that regular stuff that doesn’t make more money as marketing strategies go it seems to be working really well When we did our last audit of orders through our Amazon affiliate code We actually found that even for a category like video cards Which never used to have gaming in the name since I think the manufacturers figured it was implied Gaming models were out selling their non gaming counterparts significantly So there you have it Gaming Doesn’t make it faster, but it also doesn’t necessarily make it slower, so I think the real takeaway here is um.. Come to think of it What did we learn today? That this video was brought to you by Dollar Shave Club If you haven’t already now’s the time to try out Dollar Shave Club. It is more than just razors. Dollar Shave Club makes it easy for you to upgrade your shave and your bathroom And you don’t even have to step foot in a store to get high-quality shaving and grooming products.

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Top 10 Best Crafting Systems in PC Video Games

Crafting systems in various games can be either a vital gameplay mechanic necessary for success and survival, or a fun mini-game allowing you to turn seemingly useless trash picked from your enemies corpses into valuable items for a much lower cost than what your local merchant asks for.

It’s not all farming in Stardew Valley – soon after your arrival to the village you will find that many items important for your farm can – and should – be crafted. You start off knowing a handful of recipes, but you can increase your crafting library by learning new skills, buying schematics from merchants, or receiving them as a gift from friendly inhabitants of the Valley. You can craft a number of items, starting from simple cobblestone paths, moving up to fertilizers and sprinklers to help you take care of your crops, through artisan tools that allow you to, say, turn eggs into mayonnaise or ferment fruit into a beverage, to even bombs, should you need an explosion to happen. Both Fortnite Battle Royale and the PVE mode of the cartoony shooter game are quite crafting-heavy.

During your games, you will spend a lot of time chopping down wood and mining stone or metal to be used in building structures and traps for your enemies, as well as gathering materials and schematics for weapons and ammo to give you an edge over other players. All that while looking over your shoulder to make sure you won’t be sniped by a inconspicuously looking bush. Dragon Age Inquisition gives you some general schematics for new weapons and armor, but it’s up to you to choose what kind of ore and fabric to use. Each type of metal or cloth can give your crafted items different features, depending on the crafting slot you use it for – for instance, your mage can get a bonus to their willpower stat if you check paysafe casinos in the utility slot of their new robe.

If you choose silk instead, they will receive a bonus to their magic stat. The material used also changes the appearance of the crafted item – this means you can force all of your companions to wear the incredibly stylish yellow plaidweave. Dead Rising 2 allows you to create a bunch of ingenious and hilarious combination weapons to make your zombie-killing more effective – and much more fun. For instance, you know how zombies enjoy eating human flesh? Grab a severed hand and put a dynamite stick in it – your mindless enemies won’t be able to contain their hunger and will swallow the explosive, allowing you to make them go boom from within. Gluing a machete to a toy helicopter will result in the creation of heliblade, a weapon perfect for decapitating zombies.

Combination weapons can be crafted by trial and error, though they will be more powerful if you use a special recipe found in-game. The base game offers 50 different combinations, and the DLCs come with their own recipes, such as a saw launcher made with a bunch of saw blades and a tennis ball launcher. For the most part, crafting is an optional mechanic in Divinity: Original Sin and its sequel. But upgrading your weapons, creating special arrows or spellbooks, mixing ingredients into powerful potions and cooking a warm, home-made stamina-enhancing meal can save you a ton of coin and bother. The crafting system in the first game boils down to combining two elements to get a finished product, or a more advanced crafting ingredient to be further combined.

You can rely on recipes found in books, or let your imagination run free and mix-and-match ingredients to see what happens – though that’s not advisable with potions, which can turn out to have adverse effects if you mix the wrong things. For some enhancements, you might have to find a special location, like a furnace, or a mobile kitchen but the majority of items can be created on the run. Who doesn’t like a good bowl of tomato sauce made with tomatoes and a hammer? Divinity: Original Sin 2 took crafting to a new level. You can now combine up to 5 different ingredients for a variety of results. An especially nifty crafting feature is creating new skills and spells by combining the spare skill- and spellbooks in your inventory.

For example, a pyrokinetic spellbook combined with a scoundrel skillbook allows you to gain the ability to sabotage your enemies by making their grenades explode in their pockets. No game makes grind as fun as Warframe – and since that sweet, sweet grind is centered around crafting, Warframe deserves a spot on this list. Whether it’s a shiny new weapon, a sentinel buddy to follow you around or a whole new Warframe allowing you to change your playstyle, you can craft it using the resources obtained during your gameplay.

Successfully finishing a mission or killing a boss will often be rewarded with a blueprint, which is the base for creating any item. Once you have obtained the desired blueprint, you will have to collect the necessary materials, and then spend some credits (also earned during your gameplay) to commence the crafting process. Of course, you can spend some real-life money to speed up the process or even skip the crafting entirely, but where’s the fun in that? Terraria allows you to roam around a sandboxy, colorful, pixeltastic world slaying various monsters and building your settlement, as well as collecting a huge amount of different materials. Those materials, with the help of a workbench, a furnace, and other types of crafting stations can be turned into a huge variety of weapons to slay enemies on your dungeon crawls, or items for your house which will make the difference between a primitive shack and a sprawling settlement full of colorful inhabitants. The amount of items you can create is staggering and it’s still steadily increasing.

No list about crafting in games would be complete without Minecraft. Seeing how Minecraft is basically a huge box of LEGOs turned into a video game, creating new items out of the blocks in your possession is obviously a vital feature of the gameplay. Not only do you have to use the correct amount and type of materials, you also have to put them in a certain pattern to get the item you want. Some basic items can be crafted straight from your inventory. For more complex items, you will have to use a workbench, which gives you a bigger grid to drag your ingredients onto. As with building blocks, the amount of combinations is huge.

It’s hard to choose just one survival game that does crafting right, because crafting is the meat of virtually all of them. Rust, Ark: Survival Reborn, The Forest, 7 days to die, Life is Feudal – choosing from the wide offer boils down to choosing your favourite setting. Differences aside, they all share the same approach to crafting – unless you enjoy constantly re-spawning naked with a rock as your sole companion, gathering resources and turning them into more and more powerful items is a must. Whether you’re looking to deter hostile players, dinosaurs, medieval knights, zombies or cannibalistic mutants, you will have to put an effort into creating and upgrading your weapons and base.

You will probably start off by creating simple weapons, such as bows, arrows, hatchets – don’t worry though, with enough skill, materials and the proper workstation, you’ll be able to move up explosives, saddles for your pet dinos, rocket launchers and shotgun turrets, in no time. It’s all in the name – Factorio is a game about creating factories. You start off as a survivor of a spaceship crash on a remote planet full of resources. At first you have to harvest them manually, but pretty quickly you will have to automate your mining and crafting process, creating an infrastructure and researching new technologies to power your blooming economy. Automated mining equipment, generators and electric lines to deliver electricity to your production lines, train tracks for logistics – soon enough, you will create an industrial landscape on the rich, hostile world.

Did we mention hostile? Yup, all your ingenious creations and structures have to be protected from the local creatures, which aren’t too thrilled about the changes to their environment caused by the expansion of your new civilization. Good luck! This concludes our list of top ten games with the best crafting systems.