Daily Archives: March 20, 2020

Facebook Dark Mode Goes Live But For Desktop, Not Android

Facebook Dark Mode Goes Live But For Desktop, Not Android

Facebook has now officially received its dark mode facelift but the change is only applicable to the desktop site. Announced last year, dark mode is reported as just one of a few updates arriving for the web app but it’s almost certainly the most sought-after. As its branding entails, the …

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USA Swimming urges USOPC to push for one-year delay of Tokyo Olympics | Sport

The head of USA Swimming urged the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee to push for a 12-month postponement of the Tokyo Games, signaling the first fissure between powerful American factions attempting to maneuver the US team through the coronavirus crisis. CEO Tim Hinchey sent a letter Friday to his counterpart …

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The Best Browsers for 2020: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and More Tested

Chrome Browser

Picking a web browser isn’t like selecting an operating system or smartphone ecosystem. Unlike choosing MacOS, Windows, or Chrome OS, where your choices are mutually exclusive, switching between browsers isn’t quite so jarring. You can download any one of the current major browsers in the time it takes you to …

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Global Pandemic Prompts Nextdoor To Launch Groups, Help Map

Global Pandemic Prompts Nextdoor To Launch Groups, Help Map

Neighborhood-centric social networking app Nextdoor is getting two new features dubbed Nextdoor Groups and Help Map starting this week, recent reports say. The tools are primarily intended to aid users in creating localized groups as well as assisting other users when that’s needed. In part, the launch of the features …

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Andy Carroll leads Newcastle squad whip-round to get kit man new hip | Football

Andy Carroll has had no shortage of criticism over the years – some of it deserved – but George Ramshaw refuses to hear a bad word about the Newcastle United striker. A fortnight before football’s coronavirus-induced shutdown, Newcastle’s assistant kit man returned to work at the club’s training ground with …

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In Italy, Coronavirus Takes a Higher Toll on Men

In Italy, Coronavirus Takes a Higher Toll on Men

The coronavirus is striking, and felling, more Italian men than women, and some experts are warning that being male may be a risk factor for the illness, just as older age is. The Italian trend mirrors one seen in China, where men were more likely than women to die of …

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A Different Way to Chart the Spread of Coronavirus

A Different Way to Chart the Spread of Coronavirus

The arc of coronavirus cases in Italy is frightening, continuing to jump by hundreds each day. But a public-health official looking at those numbers will see definite signs that the nationwide lockdown, imposed to keep individuals apart and the virus from spreading, is working. The data look very different when …

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What is Android TV? | Digital Trends

Using Chromecast

Getting the most out of your TV means having a way to interact with streaming apps like Netflix, YouTube, or Amazon Prime, plus the ability to download new apps and utilities as they become available. In short, it’s all “smart TV” technology. You’re probably familiar with streaming boxes or sticks …

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YouTube COVID-19 News Shelf Coming To Combat Misinformation

YouTube COVID-19 News Shelf Coming To Combat Misinformation

In its efforts to combat misinformation and provide accurate info, YouTube says a new COVID-19 news shelf is headed to the platform. YouTube COVID-19 news shelf to combat misinformation The news shelf will consist of coronavirus videos from authoritative sources. These authoritative sources already upload their content to YouTube, so …

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Far from the gladdening crowd: live sport is our collective therapy | Sport

Pakistan fans celebrate during the World Cup match against England at Trent Bridge last summer.

“The future belongs to crowds,” Don DeLillo wrote in Mao II, a quote that makes DeLillo sound po-faced and serious, when he also wrote things like “Bloomberg weighed three hundred pounds … I revered his weight. It was an affirmation of humanity’s reckless potential”, and “you people are a bunch …

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