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cosmotic
8 days ago
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Some context: they joined a meeting they weren't invited to. Was that the real reason they were fired or just a convenient excuse they let Netflix have, who knows.
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bluebec
6 days ago
Turns out now that one of them was provided the invite to the meeting by one of the directors, so that removes the whole "weren't invited" bit.
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Firefox gets a redesign with bigger, floatier tabs

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A screenshot of Firefox’s new floating tab design. | Image: Firefox

Mozilla launched a redesign for Firefox on Tuesday, and one of the changes you might notice first is a whole new look for tabs.

Firefox tabs are now bigger than they used to be, and the one that’s in focus will float above the toolbar near the top of the browser. In Chrome or Safari, by contrast, the tab that’s in focus looks like it is attached directly to the toolbar.

Here’s a screenshot I took to give you a better idea of what the new tabs look like.

And if you want an idea of just how much bigger the new tabs are in the new design, check out this screenshot a Verge staffer took comparing the new to the old.

Left: new Firefox. Right: old Firefox.

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cosmotic
140 days ago
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Okay. Now what's the about: config to completely undo the 6 months of work they put into that?
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Get around and explore with 5 new Google Maps updates

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From the very beginning, we built Google Maps to help you connect with the real world. In 2007, we introduced Street View, the first imagery platform to show you panoramic views of streets all over the world — from Tokyo to Tonga. A year later, we let you throw away your printed directions and get real-time navigation directly from your phone. And three years ago, we were the first to launch Live View and bring AR to navigation at scale. Thanks to our deep knowledge about the world and powerful AI advancements, we’ve spent the last 16 years bringing helpful information and experiences just like these to the map. Today at Google I/O, we’re announcing five new updates so you can more easily navigate, explore and get things done.  

Reduce hard-braking with routing updates

Imagine you’re driving to meet a friend. As you approach a busy intersection, the traffic slows suddenly and you have to slam on your brakes. According to research from experts at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, these hard-braking moments — incidents along a route that cause a driver to sharply decelerate — can be a leading indicator of car crash likelihood. Soon, Google Maps will reduce your chances of having hard-braking moments along your drive thanks to help from machine learning and navigation information.


Here’s how it works: Every time you get directions in Maps, we calculate multiple route options to your destination based on several factors, like how many lanes a road has and how direct a route is. With this update, we’ll take the fastest routes and identify which one is likely to reduce your chances of encountering a hard-braking moment. We’ll automatically recommend that route if the ETA is the same or the difference is minimal. We believe that these changes have the potential to eliminate 100 million hard-braking events in routes driven with Google Maps each year, so you can rely on Maps to get you from A to B quickly — but also more safely.

Walk this way with enhancements to Live View and detailed street maps

If you’re getting around on foot, we’ve got you covered with augmented reality in Live View. If you’re exploring a new neighborhood, you’ll be able to access Live View instantly — right from the map — and see helpful details about the shops and restaurants around you, like how busy they are, recent reviews and photos. We’ll also display helpful new street signs for complex intersections so you know exactly what road you’re on and which way to go. And if you’re traveling, Live View will tell you where you are in relation to places like your hotel — so you can always find your way back to home base.


Our detailed street maps feature, which launched last August, will soon be available in 50 more cities by the end of this year — including Berlin, São Paulo, Seattle, and Singapore. With the help of AI and our understanding of cityscapes around the globe, you can see where sidewalks, crosswalks and pedestrian islands are, along with the shape and width of a road to scale. This information can help pedestrians plan the most accommodating route, especially if they’re using a  wheelchair or stroller.

A GIF that shows what Google Maps looks like before and after detailed street maps

Detailed street maps are expanding to 50 more cities globally. 

Spot busy areas at a glance

Each day, more than 80 million people turn to live busyness information on Google for specific places to save time waiting in line and stay socially distanced during the pandemic. Now, this is expanding to show the relative busyness of an entire area, like whether a neighborhood or part of town is busier than usual. If it’s Saturday morning and you want to explore your city without crowds bogging you down, open up Maps to instantly see busy hotspots to avoid — like the streets near the local farmers’ market. On the flip side, if you want to check out popular parts of town, use area busyness to scope out lively neighborhoods at a glance to discover interesting things to do.
A GIF of Google Maps that shows that the area near the Spanish Steps in Rome is busier than usual

Use area busyness to quickly identify where crowded areas are in a city. 

A map tailored to you

Having information about the world is useful, but it can quickly become overwhelming if it’s not delivered at just the right time. To help you make sense of it all, we’re tailoring our map to highlight the most relevant places based on time of day and whether or not you’re traveling. If you live in New York and open up Maps at 8 a.m. on a weekday, we’ll prominently feature nearby coffee shops — instead of dinner spots — so you can start your day with a caffeine fix. And if you’re on a weekend getaway, it’ll be easier to spot local landmarks and tourist attractions right on the map. Want more options? Tap on any place to see similar places nearby.

A GIF that shows coffee spots in NYC in the morning, and dinner spots in the evening

See relevant places based on time of day and whether or not you’re traveling. 

No matter where you’re headed or what your plans are, Google Maps has the information you need along the way and the AI smarts to get you there. All of these features start rolling out globally on Android and iOS in the coming months, with detailed street maps coming to 50 new cities by the end of the year.

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cosmotic
153 days ago
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The single cheapest and most effective improvement maps could make its reverting the code base to 2015. It's practically unusable at this point.
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DMack
154 days ago
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Here's hoping their routing AI eventually stops telling me to drive across (or turn left onto) the trans-Canada highway at rush hour from an intersection with no traffic lights. Yes, we have intersections like that on the trans-Canada highway. Darn nearly crashed my turnip truck.
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fxer
154 days ago
Plus the horses get spooked by snakes

"When neighbors start talking, good things happen." 🏡 twitter.com/dannyzuker/sta…

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"When neighbors start talking, good things happen." 🏡 twitter.com/dannyzuker/sta…

Making friends with my neighbors on the NextDoor app! 🏡💕🏠 pic.twitter.com/UQCxCn1RUk





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cosmotic
189 days ago
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Poor Dayna Lanham, someone forgot about opacity on their digital marker censorship technique Remember folks! The only way to block something out successfully is to COMPLETELY replace the pixels.
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"WHO LEFT THIS SANDWICH ON MY TRUCK?!!!" pic.twitter.com/6AYSeaz0kv

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"WHO LEFT THIS SANDWICH ON MY TRUCK?!!!" pic.twitter.com/6AYSeaz0kv





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cosmotic
237 days ago
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Actually it does kinda look like a panini press, although I don't think that's what the first amendment is referring to.
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dreadhead
237 days ago
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Where can I get one of these sandwiches
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fxer
237 days ago
🇺🇸

Trump asked to testify under oath at his upcoming impeachment trial

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U.S. House Democrats on Thursday asked Donald Trump to testify under oath for his Senate impeachment trial, saying the former president must explain why he and his lawyers have disputed key factual allegations at the centre of the case.

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cosmotic
257 days ago
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I believe that was the downfall of the other most recently impeached presi... I mean previous most recently impeached president.
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JimB
256 days ago
But what can he take the oath on? Not a bible; he's shown a disdain for Christianity. He lies as easily as breathing. He only believes in himself.
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