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YouTube reduces video quality across the world for an entire month

03/26/2020

As of Tuesday, Alphabet’s Google-owned company YouTube programmed all video content to play in standard definition unless otherwise manually selected by a user. According to Bloomberg, which reported the news, this is being done in an effort…

Alicia Keys teams with Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z and Bono for new audiobook

03/26/2020

Alicia Keys announced that her debut autobiography, “More Myself: A Journey”, will be adapted into an audiobook, with both editions being released on March 31 via Flatiron Books and Macmillan Audio. The upcoming autobiography offers a “360-degree…

‘Pokémon Go’ pivots to support at-home play

03/25/2020

Mobile app “Pokémon Go” has been reinventing itself to cope with COVID-19 conditions. At launch in 2016, “Pokémon Go” had to prevent players from spoofing their location by artificial means — playing from home while whizzing from…

Microsoft prioritizes new cloud capacity for health and emergency management services

03/25/2020

Over the weekend, Microsoft announced that first responders and emergency organizations and their needs will be prioritized when distributing their new cloud resources. As more and more people across the world are encouraged to work and study from home…

Osaka replaces Paris in new ranking of world’s most expensive cities

03/20/2020

Hong Kong, Singapore and Osaka are the most expensive cities to live in, according to the latest edition of The Economist‘s Worldwide Cost of Living report. Osaka joins last year’s chart-toppers Hong Kong and Singapore, and knocks Paris,…

Apple introduces new iPad Pro, Magic Keyboard, MacBook Air

03/20/2020

Without any sort of prior announcement, Apple introduced Wednesday an updated iPad Pro and MacBook Air, both of which are sporting (or can sport via an attachment) a refreshed Magic keyboard. iPad Pro Apple’s most advanced iPad got a performance-enhancing…

Dan Brown to release debut children’s book ‘Wild Symphony’

02/24/2020

The bestselling author, known for “The Da Vinci Code”, will release his first volume for children in September. The picture book entitled “Wild Symphony” is inspired by classic children’s books like “Peter and the Wolf” and “The…

Major Facebook redesign announced last spring begins rolling out

01/13/2020

Approximately eight months after Facebook originally announced that the Facebook design which we know and (maybe) love will be but a thing of our memories, the new layout is emerging. This news of the platform’s upcoming web…

Instagram is removing ‘plastic surgery’ filters in a bid to protect users’ well-being

10/25/2019

In the age of social media, manipulating your selfie with the help of online filters has never been easier — be it adding a cute pair of cat ears, or virtually plumping up your lips or trimming…

Third ‘Spider-Man’ movie happening after Disney, Sony agree deal

09/28/2019

After Marvel and Sony went their separate ways in August, the two production companies are teaming up again for a third Tom Holland “Spider-Man” film, now due July 2021, as well as an undated Marvel Cinematic Universe…

Gmail will now warn users when an email recipient is out of the office

08/31/2019

On Thursday, Aug. 29, Google published a post to its G Suite blog announcing that Gmail and Hangouts Chat will warn users when the recipient of their message is on vacation or away. To prevent Gmail users…

Need a mental break from work? Don’t check your phone, says new study

08/21/2019

If you want to take a break and recharge from mentally challenging work, then it is best not to look at your phone, according to a new study in the United States. Carried out by researchers at…

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