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It’s really easy to block YouTube ads (maybe too easy) – Android Authority

It’s really easy to block YouTube ads (maybe too easy) – Android Authority

Credit: Justin Duino / Android AuthorityA redditor posted a neat trick that allows you to easily block YouTube ads.All you need to do is add a period after the “.com” of a video URL.However, this new power should be used responsibly.Earlier this week, a redditor within the /r/webdev sub posted an incredibly simple trick that…
Jack Dorsey Says You Really Won’t Get an Edit Tweet Button

Jack Dorsey Says You Really Won’t Get an Edit Tweet Button

There are some questions that Twitter just can’t shake. Whenever the company rolls out a new feature, or CEO Jack Dorsey tweets something benign (or controversial), the replies will almost certainly include the usual suspects: When will you ban the nazis? someone will inevitably ask. Why are you censoring *insert group of users here*? But…
Really low latency multipliers and cryptographic puzzles

Really low latency multipliers and cryptographic puzzles

At Jane Street, we have some experience using FPGAs for low-latency systems–FPGAs are programmable hardware where you get the speed of an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) but without being committed to a design that’s burned into the chip. It wasn’t so long ago that FPGAs were expensive and rare, but these days, you can rent…
Is WebP really better than JPEG?

Is WebP really better than JPEG?

2020-06-19 If you have used tools like Google’s PageSpeed Insights, you probably have run into a suggestion to use “next-gen image formats”, namely Google’s WebP image format. Google claims that their WebP format is 25 – 34% smaller than JPEG at equivalent quality. When testing out WebP using a perceptual image optimizer, I ran into…
The SEC Really Wants Investors to Stop Buying the Wrong Zoom Stock

The SEC Really Wants Investors to Stop Buying the Wrong Zoom Stock

Published Mar 27, 2020 9:30AM EDT As the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the globe, life has been utterly upended -- including how people work. Some companies are seeing demand for their services skyrocket as the world adjusts to this new reality. With businesses asking as many employees to work from home as…
The 5G phones you really want are coming in early 2020 – PCWorld

The 5G phones you really want are coming in early 2020 – PCWorld

Don't buy a 5G phone yet, unless you're willing to suffer as an early adopter. OnePlus Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Lost amid the 5G phone hype, analysts say, is a little-known fact: None of the high-priced 5G phones currently being sold in…
Apple ID Isn’t Down, It’s Just Really, Really Slow – Forbes

Apple ID Isn’t Down, It’s Just Really, Really Slow – Forbes

It's not you...GettyDid you get a new iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or other Apple device this morning? Congratulations! Good luck setting it up. Everything's fine...reallyAnthony KarczWhile a quick glance at the Apple System Status page shows that everything is working as expected, you probably already noticed that Apple ID servers are overloaded right now. During setup,…
Parenting : Who is it really for? | Derek Sivers

Parenting : Who is it really for? | Derek Sivers

from the book “Hell Yeah or No”: 2017-06-26 Since my son was born five years ago, I’ve spent at least thirty hours a week with him, just one-on-one, giving him my full attention. But I’ve never written about parenting before because it’s a touchy subject — too easily misunderstood. So why am I writing about…
Now It’s Really, Truly Time to Give Up Windows 7

Now It’s Really, Truly Time to Give Up Windows 7

Two days ago, I finally gave up Windows 7. I don't dislike Windows 10, but there's just always been something special about Windows 7. It was svelte. It actually ran faster and took up less hard drive space than its predecessor, the much-maligned Windows Vista. It looked great. We Windows users could finally hold our…
Extended Validation Certificates are (Really, Really) Dead

Extended Validation Certificates are (Really, Really) Dead

Almost one year ago now, I declared extended validation certificates dead. The entity name had just been removed from Safari on iOS, it was about to be removed from Safari on Mojave and there were indications that Chrome would remove it from the desktop in the future (they already weren't displaying it on mobile clients).…

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Congress Is Pretty Peeved That Blizzard Suspended Blitzchung

Greetings, and welcome to Replay, WIRED's one-stop shop for the week's biggest videogame news. Want to know what you've been missing? Let's get to it.Even Congress Is Unhappy With Blizzard After Blitzchung's PunishmentShort recap: After he discussed the political protests happening in Hong Kong on a Blizzard-sponsored stream, Hearthstone player Blitzchung, aka Chung Ng Wai,…

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