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How to Get More Villagers Using Amiibo and Amiibo Cards - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Wiki Guide

This ACNH How to get more villagers using Amiibo and Amiibo Cards explains each step to getting your favorite villagers to become residents on your island!

The Campground is an area you can create that will allow you to receive visiting villagers on your island, where you can then begin to convince them to stay and live in your town - or you can simply talk and trade with them.

The next day, a random villager will likely appear in the Campground (though you may be able to convince a villager found on a mystery island to be the first to visit the Campground).

After that, villagers may appear at the Campground at any time, but can also be summoned using Amiibo Cards at the Resident Services Terminal.

When you summon a potential Villager to the Campground, you need to convince them to join your town by making DIY items for them, and it may take several attempts (max 3), requiring you to summon them back each day and craft them an item of their choice until they think about moving in and agree.

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QR Codes - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Wiki Guide

This Animal Crossing QR Codes guide explains how to download QR codes to get custom designs in ACNH.

You can use the real-world Nintendo Switch Online App to import old custom designs from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and anywhere you can find on the web!

You can make your own QR codes by uploading real images using sites like ACPatterns.com.

There are also Creator Codes and Design IDs you can download from the Able Sisters Kiosk once the shop is unlocked!

For more info (and some recommended designs) check out our page on Custom Designs - Cool Creator IDs and Design IDs

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Keep Your Coffee Hot With This Ember Mug — Now $60 Off

That’s where the Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug will save the day, and it’s heavily discounted at Best By for one day only.

Priced at $90, down a massive $60 from the usual $150, the Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug is the best beverage-related purchase you’ll ever make.

Using an application for your smartphone, you can create temperature presets so that your hot drink is kept at the ideal temperature for you right until the very last drop.

Crucially, if your charging coaster is on your home office desk, it’ll keep your drink warm all day long.

Not that we’d expect your cup of joe to last that long through a busy working day.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day Event Guide

On your mission to collect stacks of the different Bunny Day eggs, you’re likely to conjure up a recipe or two for themed outfits along the way.

Here’s what we’ve found so far: If you’re going to craft the entire Bunny Day set by April 12, you’re going to need a bunch of different eggs.

The Bunny Day set is completely different in design to the original Egg Day set from other Animal Crossing games.

In the past, Bunny Day rewards were dished out by Zipper in exchange for tickets found inside eggs hidden all around the village.

Instead, you’re to use each variety of egg to craft event-exclusive furniture from Bunny Day DIY recipes.

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How to Prevent Eye Strain When Using a Computer

However, there are lots of easy ways to prevent eye strain and we're going to tell you how to reduce this.

Try using a laptop stand or even just a pile of books to raise the screen to eye level.

The next step is to cut out the blue light from the display to reduce eye strain.

Hardware While the solutions mentioned above should be good enough for most situations, you might want to consider buying gadgets with anti-glare screens to reduce the strain on your eyes.

We reviewed two pairs of eye strain reducing glasses by Gunnar and found them to be very effective.

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How to Save on Your Electric Bill

Toilets, shower heads, windows, and doors can all be replaced with high-efficiency models, saving you money on not just your power bill but in some cases your water bill as well.

This will take the guesswork and tedium out of adjusting the temperature in your home, as you’ll be able to create settings for certain times, ensuring your home stays comfortable when you’re there but also energy efficient when you’re not.

Small holes and openings let out the heat (or cool air) you’re trying to fill your home with, which in turn makes your heating/cooling appliances work harder.

The energy and water used when washing dishes and cleaning clothes make up a considerable portion of your monthly energy expenditure, but there are a few easy ways to make getting clean less expensive.

Whether you’re leaving the house for a quick workout or taking the dog for a long walk, turning down the thermostat when no one is home to enjoy the temperature just makes sense.

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Be ready for life's bumps with this 100-piece first-aid kit for under $9

Just because we're all staying home these days doesn't mean that bumps, cuts, and bruises don't still happen.

That's why you need a home first-aid kit more than ever and today, you can get one for a low price: Amazon is selling a 100-piece Be Smart kit for $8.69Remove non-product link, and it has everything you could possibly need.

This kit comes with all the basic essentials you should have: antiseptic towelettes, alcohol wipes, antibiotic ointment, cotton-tip applicators, a cold compress, a first aid guide, bandages of various shapes and sizes, adhesive tape, finger splints, gauze pads, and gloves.

And Amazon buyers seem to love it, giving it an average 4.7-star rating across 2,300 reviews.

[Today's deal: Be Smart Get Prepared 100-piece first aid kit for $8.69 on AmazonRemove non-product link] This story, "Be ready for life's bumps with this 100-piece first-aid kit for under $9" was originally published by TechConnect .

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Cheap Chromebooks: Acer, Lenovo, and Samsung Laptops On Sale From Only $169

Like the previous Lenovo model, this Chromebook also has a Micro-SD card reader and two USB 3.0 and USB-C ports each for convenient connectivity to various external devices without the need for adapters.

The Lenovo Yoga C630 Chromebook also uses the most advanced processor out of all the options on our list with its eighth-generation Intel Core i5 with 8GB of RAM.

If you want to maximize your budget savings but want something that can match — if not outperform — some laptops, then you can check out the Lenovo Yoga C630 2-in-1 Touch-Screen Chromebook.

If an 11.6-inch screen isn’t enough for your needs, then starting with the Acer Spin 15 2-in-1 Touch-Screen Chromebook, you’re getting a huge increase in screen size with its 15.6-inch display.

If the quality isn’t up to par, you can always purchase an external mic and speaker with the savings you can get from opting for a discounted Chromebook instead of a laptop sold at full price.

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Here's How To Enable Samsung Galaxy S20's Hidden 96Hz Display Mode

It is also a point of criticism— Samsung felt it best to limit the high refresh rate to 2400x1080 (FHD+), and limiting the refresh rate to 60Hz at the maximum resolution of 3200x1440 (WQHD+), presumably to preserve battery life.

Wouldn't it be nice if there was at least a 90Hz refresh rate option at the maximum resolution?

Owners of a Galaxy S20 handset who want to take matters into their own hands can enable a hidden 96Hz refresh rate at 3200x1440.

It hardly matters, though—the bigger point it, there is an intermediary refresh rate option for those who want it.

From there, you need to run two shell commands... If you would rather skip the hassle of entering shell commands, a senior member of XDA Developers has made available a handy app that adds a pair of Quick Setting tiles so you can toggle between the refresh rate options.

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Get up to £30 off Fnatic's excellent gaming keyboards on Amazon today

This is a full-size keyboard with a choice of Cherry MX Brown or MX Silent Red mechanical switches, with the former offering more tactile feedback and the latter providing a smoother and quieter typing experience.

Both feel great for gaming and typing, but I'd recommend the Browns if your job involves a lot of typing and the Silent Reds if you're more interested in a dedicated gaming keyboard.

This consistent level of quality is why we named the Fnatic Streak the best mechanical keyboard for gaming.

Regardless, this is another great keyboard that should last a long time, thanks to its quality construction and German-made Cherry MX Brown mechanical switches.

The Fnatic Rush is a simpler keyboard that focuses on the essentials: a full-size UK layout with Cherry MX mechanical switches in the colour of your choice and simple red backlighting for each key.

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Get these great Xbox gaming headsets for under $100

Video game headsets are awesome, but getting a quality video game headset for less than $100 is even more awesome.

Thanks to increased competition due to the Fortnite phenomenon (seriously), you can now grab seriously good headsets cheaper than ever before, and we've rounded up some the best we've tested right here.

If I had to recommend just one product from this list, it would be the impeccable Turtle Beach Atlas Elite, which has some of the best design and construction work across the entire industry right now, with sound quality to match.

On the wireless side, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 may not be the most impressive on the audio side, but the wireless convenience is undeniable.

With a beefy battery and direct-to-Xbox connectivity without any dongles or additional USB adapters, this headset is a big win for people who want to ditch cables.

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Pick from a pair of 5TB WD external drives for a crazy low $100 today

Similar to the other drive it draws power from the USB port, and it uses USB 3.0.

Next up, we have the 5TB WD Elements portableRemove non-product link in standard black.

It’s a portable drive so it draws power from the USB port.

If you've been looking for a way to properly celebrate World Backup Day, your search has ended: B&H Photo Video is selling a pair of 5 TB Western Digital external hard drives for $100 each, a fantastic price no matter which one you choose.

[Today’s deals: WD 5TB My PassportRemove non-product link and WD 5TB Elements PortableRemove non-product link for $100 each at B&H] This story, "Pick from a pair of 5TB WD external drives for a crazy low $100 today" was originally published by PCWorld .

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Microsoft’s new Edge vertical tabs look ideal for 16:9 screens

Microsoft unveiled its new Microsoft 365 subscription plans today and some new Edge browser features.

The biggest new addition is vertical tabs for Edge, which will allow users to stack tabs at the side of the browser instead of the traditional long list of tabs at the top.

You’ll be able to click to switch between tabs like you normally do or group tabs together and move them into the vertical list.

Most vertical tab features in browsers like Firefox or Chrome require an add-in these days, despite early implementations of vertical tabs many years ago.

The vertical tabs are expected to come to beta and canary versions of Edge within the next few months, so you won’t be able to try this new feature for a while yet.

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How to SSH from Your Smartphone

If you want to detach from the session, you can use: tmux detach Or simply press Control+B followed by the D key, but that may be unwieldy to press with a mobile terminal.

Termius is free for iOS and Android but lacks some features like tabs, SSH agent forwarding, and SFTP to the premium version, which is subscription based at $8 a month.

Outside the terminal, the rest of the interface is very usable; creating a new SSH key was easy, and gave me the option to send it to my Macbook to add to the server’s authorized_keys.

Smartphone SSH Clients Under the hood, all mobile SSH clients really just let you do the same thing: SSH into a server.

To connect to the session again, use: tmux a -t session In some SSH clients like Prompt, you can set a startup command to run when you connect to it.

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A Definitive Guide to Enabling Italics in Vim and tmux

I spent 3.5 hours researching how to properly enable Italics in Vim and then, in Vim inside tmux and found out some genuine and a few stupid reasons things might not work as expected on your system.

ArchWiki TERM is a common environment variable used by a Linux system that contains the type of the running terminal.

If you're using jellybeans.vim colorscheme for Vim, put this line after (official documentation): If you made it this far, chances are you are using a terminal multiplexer like tmux for managing multiple sessions in the terminal.

This is because tmux sets the environment variable to instead of and hence uses the italics escape sequence incorrectly.

To enable italics, you need to create a new terminfo entry called 'tmux': And tell tmux to use it in : This method has been mentioned in the tmux FAQs.

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Software Development is the Metamorphosis of Caffeine into Code

Using it you can make espresso-style coffee with the AeroPress, but I got mine because it is a way to use the so-called ‘inverted’ style of AeroPress recipes, without the involved hazard of juggling hot brown water around.

I evolved to the AeroPress via several simple electric coffee makers, an espresso machine, a fully automatic coffee maker, back to the simple things with various french presses, to finally settle on what I use now.

However, there are a few guiding principles: get it as fresh(ly roasted) as possible, get whole beans, grind them right before brewing your cup, and get 100% Arabica only (cheap coffee is of the Robusta variant, or a blend).

Being able to brew a decent cuppa joe at home is more essential than ever, in times without access to my company's professional WMF coffee machines – about 7.5k€ if you buy them, a little out of my price range, and see the note on cleaning further below.

I rather invest that money and some time to drink my first coffee at home, or take it with me in a steel vacuum bottle or cup.

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A Definitive Guide to Enabling Italics in Vim and tmux

I spent 3.5 hours researching how to properly enable Italics in Vim and then, in Vim inside tmux and found out some genuine and a few stupid reasons things might not work as expected on your system.

ArchWiki TERM is a common environment variable used by a Linux system that contains the type of the running terminal.

If you're using jellybeans.vim colorscheme for Vim, put this line after (official documentation): If you made it this far, chances are you are using a terminal multiplexer like tmux for managing multiple sessions in the terminal.

This is because tmux sets the environment variable to instead of and hence uses the italics escape sequence incorrectly.

To enable italics, you need to create a new terminfo entry called 'tmux': And tell tmux to use it in : This method has been mentioned in the tmux FAQs.

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Best SSD deals of the week – 27th March 2020

The Crucial P1 is another great value NVMe SSD, particularly if you can’t find the WD Blue SN500 or SN550 at a good price.

As a result, those after a cheap 500GB NVMe SSD might be better off going for the slightly newer WD Blue SN550 instead (a review of which is coming shortly), whose prices are listed below.

Like the 970 Evo Plus, the WD Blue SN500 still isn’t as cheap as it was over Black Friday, but if you’re looking for a great NVMe SSD on a budget, this is the one to go for.

The second best NVMe SSD you can buy right now, the WD Black SN750 is a great alternative to the Samsung 970 Evo Plus if you want top notch speeds for a little bit less.

SSD prices have remained pretty much exactly the same as they were last week, too, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, making this a great time to snap up one of today’s best SSD deals.

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OxyGEN comes up with DIY medical ventilator project (VIDEO

MADRID, March 26 — A team of Spanish engineers has developed a prototype motorised ventilator that operates a bag-valve mask without assistance from a doctor.

This is an open source hardware prototype with a comprehensive set of plans and instructions that are free of charge and shared online, so that anyone can build the new machine.

The engineers have developed a system of cams to regulate the rhythm of pressure on the bag, which for assisted breathing in an adult requires between 12 and 20 revolutions per minute.

In the team's latest prototype, the cams can easily be changed to configure different breathing rhythms for different patients.

For example, in their initial prototypes, the team used a compact and reliable windshield-wiper motor, which they sourced from an old Peugeot 504 ambulance.

Amp Up Productivity In Your Office With The JOI Smartboard And Intel NUCs

Configurable with up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the JOI Smartboard is capable of handling any applications you might need.

If you need even more processing power, you can opt for systems powered by the latest 9th Generation Intel® Core™ desktop processors.

Available with up to 16 processing threads, the 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors are designed to conquer the most demanding workloads.

The 9th Generation Intel® Core™ desktop processors also support Intel Optane technology so you will spend less time waiting for your projects to load and start work on them immediately.

To experience the JOI Smartboard, Intel® NUC or the latest 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, do head over to the following link and fill out the form to sign up for a hands-on session.

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These 11 DIY Engineering Projects Are Perfect for Engineers Stuck at Home

Wire, assuming it's a sturdy gauge, is a great material to start building simple mechanisms out of.

Why not try your hand at designing a long string of mechanical and/or kinetic interactions, all with the goal of doing something simple, like, starting a kettle to boil, or perhaps, swiping right on Tinder.

Most high school physics classes will employ the egg drop project to teach students about shock absorption, acceleration, and crumple zones.

We'll kick off this list by recommending you work on a project that harkens back to many engineer's high school days: the egg drop!

While you could certainly be learning how to code or doing something computer-based, nothing beats getting out and actually creating a functioning machine or project with your hands.

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20 DIY projects to help you (or the kids) stay sharp while at home

The starter kit comes with a handheld applicator, light, 4g tube of liquid adhesive, and a handy metal case – and it's on sale for just $14.99 (40% off).

Your kids might not listen, but this robotic arm does whatever you tell it to with the help of this Arduino kit, which features all the tools and instruction you need to get started.

Rather than posting up in front of the PS4, you and your kids can build your own handheld video game device with this MAKERbuino Educational DIY Game Console Kit.

Create robots, musical instruments, and everything in between, even if you have no coding background, with this Crowtail Starter Kit for the BBC Micro:bit pocket-sized computer.

Build your own computer that can surf the web with this Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit.

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20 DIY projects to help you (or the kids) stay sharp while at home

The starter kit comes with a handheld applicator, light, 4g tube of liquid adhesive, and a handy metal case – and it's on sale for just $14.99 (40% off).

Your kids might not listen, but this robotic arm does whatever you tell it to with the help of this Arduino kit, which features all the tools and instruction you need to get started.

Rather than posting up in front of the PS4, you and your kids can build your own handheld video game device with this MAKERbuino Educational DIY Game Console Kit.

Create robots, musical instruments, and everything in between, even if you have no coding background, with this Crowtail Starter Kit for the BBC Micro:bit pocket-sized computer.

Build your own computer that can surf the web with this Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit.