How people get their comic books and graphic novels has changed somewhat with the COVID-19 pandemic, but one way that'll never change is getting comics from libraries. While libraries have been visited less in the past year due to the pandemic, it has also illuminated how readers can use their library digitally with services like OverDrive and its Libby app - a digital reading service that partners with local libraries for books, magazines, and yes , comic books and graphic novels. In the past 12 months, comics books and graphic novels were checked out over 15 million times from public libraries. What are the most popular comics, manga, and graphic novels at libraries? A new study by OverDrive, using its connecting with libraries in the US and beyond, has an answer - 10 in fact, five for juvenile books and five for young adult/adult books. Top 5 Juvenile Comics checked out from public libraries worldwide: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney Big … [Read more...] about The most popular comics checked out from libraries worldwide – for kids AND adults
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It's no secret that there's a component shortage ravaging the PC building market, with demand exceeding supply by a long shot due to a boatload of depressing factors I'm not going to get into here. Currently, thanks to this fact, there's a less-than-useful PC sitting in my cupboard, with a great big hole where the GPU used to be. My partner, the cheeky bastard, having sold his Nvidia GTX 980 Ti for some spare dollar, decided to 'borrow' my GTX 1080 Ti (for science). I'm now faced with the harsh reality that once my RTX 2070 Super test rig is ripped away from me and sent back into the office, I'll be left totally GPU-less. I'm sure many of you are in a similar position—trying to acquire a new graphics card at a time where that feels almost impossible. Seems like game streaming services could be the best way to get us through. So, can I replace my physical gaming rig with one in the cloud until I'm able to buy a new graphics card? Apparently, yes! Sure, I'd love to spend my … [Read more...] about How to get into PC gaming without actually having a PC
Red Hat's community Linux distribution Fedora has always been popular with open-source and Linux developers, but this latest release, Fedora 34 seems to be something special. As Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader, tweeted, " The beta for F34 was one of the most popular ever , with twice as many systems showing up in my stats as typical." Open Source Linux Foundation announces new open-source software signing service Top open source, tech-smart, board-ready women executives Red Hat's survey results on the state of enterprise open-source software The open-source RISC-V is prompting chip technology breakthroughs (ZDNet YouTube) Top five open source Linux server distributions (TechRepublic) Why? Nick Gerace, a Rancher software engineer, thinks it's because "I've never seen the project in a better state, and I think GNOME 40 is a large motivator as well. Probably a combination of each, from anecdotal evidence." He's onto something. When … [Read more...] about The most popular Fedora Linux in years rolls out
We know that good computers don’t come cheap, and we’re also well aware of how tight your budget can be when you’re in school. If you need a new laptop, though, then you probably need it soon, and you may not have the luxury of waiting for the next big seasonal sale to pop off. We’ve got your back: Below, we’ve smoked out the six best cheap student laptop deals available online this month. Looking for some more specific? Be sure to check out these Chromebook deals , MacBook deals , and gaming laptop deals as well. Today’s best student laptop deals Asus L210 11-Inch Laptop — $210 Evoo Ultra Thin Laptop — $299, was $499 Microsoft Surface Pro 7 with Type Cover Keyboard (Choose Your Bundle) — As low as $600, was $910 Lenovo IdeaPad S340 Touchscreen Laptop — $620, was $800 Lenovo IdeaPad 3 GTX 1650 Gaming Laptop — $636 with code EXTRAFIVE, was $800 Apple MacBook Air (M1 CPU, 2020) — $949, was $999 Asus L210 11-Inch Laptop — $210 On the … [Read more...] about Best cheap student laptop deals for May 2021
THE PCG Q&A Find all previous editions of the PCG Q&A here . Some highlights: What games deserve a Snyder cut? What's your most embarrassing achievement? Who did you romance in Mass Effect? It doesn't matter if it wasn't videogame-related, though the odds of it being a walkthrough or cheat code are probably pretty high. Were you searching for song lyrics, music videos, or RuneScape? Free games, god mode, or Pokémon? Or was it something far too embarrassing to own up to? Do you remember the first thing you searched the web for? Here are our answers, plus a few from our forum . James Davenport: What else but https://www.goosebumps.com ? The way I am an annoying prick about Dark Souls today, I was an annoying prick about Goosebumps as a 10-year-old. I was obsessed with those books, so the day our local library got dial-up internet, I ran down the street and into the dingy backroom computer lab, and logged the hell on. I remember an oozing, poorly … [Read more...] about Do you remember the first thing you searched the web for?