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Audi E-Tron GT

Audi make some great looking cars but this is the best I've seen in a while from them.

Posted 11th Feb 2021 @ 10:00

Facebook says it will crack down on COVID vaccine misinformation

Saying that Facebook are late with this change of policy would be too kind to them.

Why it matters: It's a partial reversal from Facebook's previous position on vaccine misinformation. In September, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company wouldn't target anti-vaccination posts the same way it has aggressively cracked down on COVID misinformation.

It's great to see them reverse their policy on vaccine misinformation, but much like the situation with Trump and the last US election, we shouldn't be in this position.

If you have any worries or doubts about the effectiveness of vaccines, go and watch Penn & Teller's video on vaccinations. If you're vaccinated you're not only protecting yourself but everyone around you too.

Posted 9th Feb 2021 @ 11:30

Live Music Jukebox

More fun from The Pudding. This jukebox tool allows you to compare album versions versus live versions and charts how different they are.

Posted 9th Feb 2021 @ 09:35

YouTube Discontinuing 3rd-Generation Apple TV App, AirPlay Still Available

While I had heard the news, I didn't see the in-app notice until the weekend. I've been binging Community on Netflix so I now have a huge YouTube backlog to get through. Not great timing for me.

I wonder what the reason is, the app is pretty simple and supports ads. Discovery from within a video is harder, but that's not a feature I ever use on desktop, mobile or within TV apps.

Posted 8th Feb 2021 @ 11:05

mRNA vaccines, explained

Good explainer on how the new vaccines work (and a primer on the old ones too). What an achievement by the scientific community to be able to create it so quickly. There's still so much to be done before we're out of this pandemic. Having the vaccine might protect you, but we might need to continue with various restrictions until we're sure it's gone. It's already mutated a handful of times and what happens if we let our guard down and it mutates in a way that the vaccines are no longer effective against it?

Posted 4th Feb 2021 @ 09:30

Enable hover text in macOS

Not really sure how useful this will be to me, but the obvious one is for figuring out what an ambiguous icon does when there's no label attached.

Being able to lock and un-lock the feature is a nice touch too. I even tried dragging an object around the screen with the feature enabled and it worked really well.

Posted 2nd Feb 2021 @ 14:05

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