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13 Giu 2017

HxGN Live 2017 - Planetek Italia


Dal 13 al 16 giugno 2017 Las Vegas è il quartier generale della HxGN Live Conference, l’evento internazionale organizzato dal gruppo Hexagon.

17 Maggio 2017

Servizi a Rete Tour Torino 2017 - Planetek Italia


Servizi a Rete Tour 2017”  è una piazza d'incontro presso le società multiutility,  che si terrà a Torino il 17 e 18 maggio 2017.

15 Apr 2017

The bunker-busting nuclear bomb that almost was - Popular Science

Military

Terrible decisions in radioactive packages

In the mid-2000s, the United States considered a nuclear bunker buster.

Google is using AI to help humans and computers communicate through art - Popular Science

Technology

A program for people who can’t draw good

Google went big on art this week, with two announcements at the intersection of machine learning and drawing. Read on.

14 Apr 2017

Mother's Day gift ideas for the raddest moms you know - Popular Science

Gadgets

Say thank you. With presents.

Products and gadgets your mom will love. Read on.

The Future of Farming is Millennials - Planetizen

An aging population of farmers may give way to a generation of young entrepreneurs who see the value and values of growing food.

The Future of Farming is Millennials - Planetizen

An aging population of farmers may give way to a generation of young entrepreneurs who see the value and values of growing food.

More Fuel Cell Vehicles for Lease in 2017 - Planetizen

Fuel cell electric vehicles are gaining a following in California, but nowhere else in the U.S. for the simple reason that almost all hydrogen fueling stations are located in the Golden State. Sales, or leases, are expected to jump this year.

More Fuel Cell Vehicles for Lease in 2017 - Planetizen

Fuel cell electric vehicles are gaining a following in California, but nowhere else in the U.S. for the simple reason that almost all hydrogen fueling stations are located in the Golden State. Sales, or leases, are expected to jump this year.

The play-by-play of a total solar eclipse - Popular Science

Space

Excerpt: Mask of the Sun

First contact in an eclipse has nothing to do with aliens. Read on.

A card-sized multi-tool for 74 percent off? I'd buy it. - Popular Science

Gadgets

10 tools for $10.

Card sized toolkit for 74 percent off? I'd buy it. Read on.

Arizona Congressman Sues for Environmental Review of Trump's Border Wall - Planetizen

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), who represents an area covering about 300 miles of the border between Arizona and Mexico, would force the Trump Administration to complete an environmental review before completing its promised border wall project.

Arizona Congressman Sues for Environmental Review of Trump's Border Wall - Planetizen

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), who represents an area covering about 300 miles of the border between Arizona and Mexico, would force the Trump Administration to complete an environmental review before completing its promised border wall project.

Road Salt Contaminating Fresh Water Lakes Around North America - Planetizen

According to scientists, increasingly salty lakes pose health risks not just to their fish and plant life but to the people who drink their water.

Road Salt Contaminating Fresh Water Lakes Around North America - Planetizen

According to scientists, increasingly salty lakes pose health risks not just to their fish and plant life but to the people who drink their water.

As mountains grow, they drive the evolution of new species - Popular Science

Science

A long-standing hypothesis gets hard data

Why are mountains so rich in biodiversity? New research provided the first evidence for a popular hypothesis. Read on.

Most Americans Say Cities Should be Able to Build Their Own Broadband Networks - Planetizen

It's illegal for local governments to build broadband service in 20 states, and such legislation is spreading.

Most Americans Say Cities Should be Able to Build Their Own Broadband Networks - Planetizen

It's illegal for local governments to build broadband service in 20 states, and such legislation is spreading.
Apple, iPhone, iPad, Mac News and Rumors

Apple Receives Permit From California DMV to Test Self-Driving Cars [Updated] - MacRumors

Apple has been granted a permit that enables it to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in the state of California, according to the California DMV website (via Business Insider).

Apple was added to the list of permit holders that are allowed to participate in the Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program in California on Friday, joining companies like Google, Tesla, BMW, Honda, Ford, Nissan, and more.


Obtaining a permit for autonomous vehicle testing requires multiple steps, including outlining details for each specific vehicle being tested, suggesting Apple may have some sort of software test vehicle that's road ready. Whether Apple will actually begin testing a vehicle remains to be seen, as some companies sign up and then don't go on to use it, but should Apple begin vehicle testing, public reports will need to be filed.

In California, all companies that participate in the Autonomous Vehicle Testing Program must file Disengagement Reports that outline how many miles were covered with self-driving vehicles, so if Apple does test a vehicle, the information will be shared on the DMV's website.

Apple's acceptance into the Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program confirms the company's work on a car-related project. Early rumors suggested Apple was developing its own autonomous electric vehicle, but Apple is said to have since transitioned to building an autonomous driving system rather than a full blown car.

Developed under the leadership of Bob Mansfield, Apple's autonomous driving system could allow it to partner with existing car makers or return to its own car development project in the future. Apple executives have reportedly given the car team until 2017 to prove the feasibility of an Apple-designed autonomous driving system, and its approval to road-test vehicles could be a signal that the project is advancing.

Update: According to Bloomberg, Apple filed for a permit because it plans to start testing its self-driving car software platform on public streets. The software will be put in existing cars, with the permit covering three 2015 Lexus RX450h SUVs and six drivers, according to a DMV spokesperson.

Related Roundup: Apple Car
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Apple Receives Permit From California DMV to Test Self-Driving Cars [Updated] - MacRumors

Apple has been granted a permit that enables it to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in the state of California, according to the California DMV website (via Business Insider).

Apple was added to the list of permit holders that are allowed to participate in the Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program in California on Friday, joining companies like Google, Tesla, BMW, Honda, Ford, Nissan, and more.


Obtaining a permit for autonomous vehicle testing requires multiple steps, including outlining details for each specific vehicle being tested, suggesting Apple may have some sort of software test vehicle that's road ready. Whether Apple will actually begin testing a vehicle remains to be seen, as some companies sign up and then don't go on to use it, but should Apple begin vehicle testing, public reports will need to be filed.

In California, all companies that participate in the Autonomous Vehicle Testing Program must file Disengagement Reports that outline how many miles were covered with self-driving vehicles, so if Apple does test a vehicle, the information will be shared on the DMV's website.

Apple's acceptance into the Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program confirms the company's work on a car-related project. Early rumors suggested Apple was developing its own autonomous electric vehicle, but Apple is said to have since transitioned to building an autonomous driving system rather than a full blown car.

Developed under the leadership of Bob Mansfield, Apple's autonomous driving system could allow it to partner with existing car makers or return to its own car development project in the future. Apple executives have reportedly given the car team until 2017 to prove the feasibility of an Apple-designed autonomous driving system, and its approval to road-test vehicles could be a signal that the project is advancing.

Update: According to Bloomberg, Apple filed for a permit because it plans to start testing its self-driving car software platform on public streets. The software will be put in existing cars, with the permit covering three 2015 Lexus RX450h SUVs and six drivers, according to a DMV spokesperson.

Related Roundup: Apple Car
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This is why you should beat egg whites in a copper bowl - Popular Science

DIY

Yes, it really does help

Perfectly whipped egg whites are hard—but they don't have to be. Read on to learn how to do it yourself.

A penguin-killing volcano, brain parasites, and other amazing images of the week - Popular Science

Science

Newsworthy eye candy

A penguin-killing volcano, brain parasites, and other amazing images of the week…

Explore the World in Virtual Reality - Google Maps Mania

You can now explore the world in virtual reality thanks to a new Google Street View application. Speak to Go is a WebVR experiment which allows you to navigate around the world on Google Maps Street View using just your voice. Speak to Go works with Google's Daydream and Cardboard VR headsets. Don't worry if you don't have a VR headset. Speak to Go also works perfectly fine on a normal

Explore the World in Virtual Reality - Google Maps Mania

You can now explore the world in virtual reality thanks to a new Google Street View application. Speak to Go is a WebVR experiment which allows you to navigate around the world on Google Maps Street View using just your voice. Speak to Go works with Google's Daydream and Cardboard VR headsets. Don't worry if you don't have a VR headset. Speak to Go also works perfectly fine on a normal

Renovated Park Space Open to the Public Beneath the St. Louis Gateway Arch - Planetizen

Little by little, the grounds, facilities, and amenities of the St. Louis Gateway Arch are reopening to the public. Expect work on this $380 million project to conclude later this year.

Renovated Park Space Open to the Public Beneath the St. Louis Gateway Arch - Planetizen

Little by little, the grounds, facilities, and amenities of the St. Louis Gateway Arch are reopening to the public. Expect work on this $380 million project to conclude later this year.

Enjoy a glorious rainbow of incredible bug photographs - Popular Science

Animals

Nature comes in all colors

A bug rainbow? A bugbow? Read on.

Check out the world's biggest freestanding Rubik's cube - Popular Science

Gadgets

You probably still can't solve it

Students at the University of Michigan have built one of the world's largest freestanding Rubik's cubes. Read on.

Can 'Clean Coal Technology' Be Cost-Effective for Natural Gas? - Planetizen

Nations have sunk billions of dollars into carbon capture and storage for coal plants and have little to show for it. A new natural gas demonstration plant outside Houston is confident it is up to the task — without using federal grants.

Can 'Clean Coal Technology' Be Cost-Effective for Natural Gas? - Planetizen

Nations have sunk billions of dollars into carbon capture and storage for coal plants and have little to show for it. A new natural gas demonstration plant outside Houston is confident it is up to the task — without using federal grants.
Apple, iPhone, iPad, Mac News and Rumors

Siri Voice Actress Susan Bennett Reveals More Details About the Origins of Apple's Virtual Assistant - MacRumors

It's been over three years since voice actress Susan Bennett came forward and revealed that she was the original female voice of Siri on iOS, which first debuted on the iPhone 4s in 2011. In a recent interview with Typeform, Bennett delved even deeper into her history with Apple and the early days of its virtual assistant.

In the interview, which is dotted with audio playback of Bennett's voice so readers can compare her normal voice to that of Siri, the voice actress remembers recording a new project in July of 2005 for a text-to-speech company called ScanSoft. The project was said to be for a phone-messaging system, but it turns out it was the basis for what would become Siri, two years before the original iPhone even came out.


Bennett's job during that summer was to recite "nonsense phrases" that made little to no sense. A few years ago, the voice actor behind the Siri male voice, Daniel, described the same work process when he was employed by ScanSoft. ScanSoft eventually merged with Nuance, which powers the voices and speech recognition abilities of Siri.

A few of Bennett's lines included:
“Malitia oi hallucinate, buckry ockra ooze, Cathexis fefatelly sexual ease stump, Say the shrodding again, say the shroding again, say the shreeding again, say the shriding again, say the shrading again, say the shrudding again.”

“We were recording for a text-to-speech company. And this was brand new to us. We had no real idea of what we were doing. We thought we were doing new scripts for phone systems.” Bennett said she was paid an hourly wage, and refused a five-year contract that was eventually offered to her when the job was done, mentioning that constantly using a monotone voice day-in and day-out was "the complete opposite of creative." Only later did she realize that every odd phrase provided Apple with "all of the sounds of the English language," allowing the company to go in and "reform them into new phrases and sentences," and eventually craft what would become known today as Siri.

The origin of Siri's name is also explained, with Bennett stating that Dag Kittlaus -- a co-creator of Siri who has now left Apple to found Viv -- had originally planned to name his daughter Siri. His wife eventually ended up having a boy, so Kittlaus used the girl's name for Apple's smartphone assistant instead.
“In Norwegian the word Siri means “beautiful woman who guides you to victory.” Of course we know better, she’s the feisty chick who tells you where to go, right. But, Dag and his wife were expecting a child, they thought it was going to be a girl, and they planned to name her Siri. But when the baby arrived it was a boy. So they gave the name to the app instead. And that’s where Siri got her name.” Eventually, Bennett discovered that she was the voice of the ever-present voice assistant in the iPhone beginning in October 2011, and admitted that "it was a little creepy." She decided to stay quiet about her role for two years, finally revealing herself in a CNN interview in 2013. That same year, Apple ended up removing all of Bennett's voice work from Siri and replacing her with someone else within the completely redesigned iOS 7 update.

The original Siri in iOS 5
Bennett said that everything has worked out for the best, because her work as the original Siri has opened up aspects of her career that she never imagined, including introducing Steve Wozniak at the 2013 Dallas Digital Summit and even giving a TED Talk in 2016. Because of this, she harbors no ill will towards Apple and the secretive methods the company used when creating Siri.
“I kind of got the best of both worlds because I was the original, and I do get to promote myself, and when Siri starts leading us all into the sea it won’t be my voice.” The full interview on Typeform is well worth a read, as it goes back to detail Bennett's career beginnings as the voice of an ATM named Tillie in the 1970s, and delves into how Apple's programmers created Siri's personality from Bennett's original voice work. The article also looks to the future of virtual assistants and what the AI helpers might look like in next-generation smartphones.

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Siri Voice Actress Susan Bennett Reveals More Details About the Origins of Apple's Virtual Assistant - MacRumors

It's been over three years since voice actress Susan Bennett came forward and revealed that she was the original female voice of Siri on iOS, which first debuted on the iPhone 4s in 2011. In a recent interview with Typeform, Bennett delved even deeper into her history with Apple and the early days of its virtual assistant.

In the interview, which is dotted with audio playback of Bennett's voice so readers can compare her normal voice to that of Siri, the voice actress remembers recording a new project in July of 2005 for a text-to-speech company called ScanSoft. The project was said to be for a phone-messaging system, but it turns out it was the basis for what would become Siri, two years before the original iPhone even came out.


Bennett's job during that summer was to recite "nonsense phrases" that made little to no sense. A few years ago, the voice actor behind the Siri male voice, Daniel, described the same work process when he was employed by ScanSoft. ScanSoft eventually merged with Nuance, which powers the voices and speech recognition abilities of Siri.

A few of Bennett's lines included:
“Malitia oi hallucinate, buckry ockra ooze, Cathexis fefatelly sexual ease stump, Say the shrodding again, say the shroding again, say the shreeding again, say the shriding again, say the shrading again, say the shrudding again.”

“We were recording for a text-to-speech company. And this was brand new to us. We had no real idea of what we were doing. We thought we were doing new scripts for phone systems.” Bennett said she was paid an hourly wage, and refused a five-year contract that was eventually offered to her when the job was done, mentioning that constantly using a monotone voice day-in and day-out was "the complete opposite of creative." Only later did she realize that every odd phrase provided Apple with "all of the sounds of the English language," allowing the company to go in and "reform them into new phrases and sentences," and eventually craft what would become known today as Siri.

The origin of Siri's name is also explained, with Bennett stating that Dag Kittlaus -- a co-creator of Siri who has now left Apple to found Viv -- had originally planned to name his daughter Siri. His wife eventually ended up having a boy, so Kittlaus used the girl's name for Apple's smartphone assistant instead.
“In Norwegian the word Siri means “beautiful woman who guides you to victory.” Of course we know better, she’s the feisty chick who tells you where to go, right. But, Dag and his wife were expecting a child, they thought it was going to be a girl, and they planned to name her Siri. But when the baby arrived it was a boy. So they gave the name to the app instead. And that’s where Siri got her name.” Eventually, Bennett discovered that she was the voice of the ever-present voice assistant in the iPhone beginning in October 2011, and admitted that "it was a little creepy." She decided to stay quiet about her role for two years, finally revealing herself in a CNN interview in 2013. That same year, Apple ended up removing all of Bennett's voice work from Siri and replacing her with someone else within the completely redesigned iOS 7 update.

The original Siri in iOS 5
Bennett said that everything has worked out for the best, because her work as the original Siri has opened up aspects of her career that she never imagined, including introducing Steve Wozniak at the 2013 Dallas Digital Summit and even giving a TED Talk in 2016. Because of this, she harbors no ill will towards Apple and the secretive methods the company used when creating Siri.
“I kind of got the best of both worlds because I was the original, and I do get to promote myself, and when Siri starts leading us all into the sea it won’t be my voice.” The full interview on Typeform is well worth a read, as it goes back to detail Bennett's career beginnings as the voice of an ATM named Tillie in the 1970s, and delves into how Apple's programmers created Siri's personality from Bennett's original voice work. The article also looks to the future of virtual assistants and what the AI helpers might look like in next-generation smartphones.

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Parking is a Commodity, Not an Experience - Planetizen

Retail across the US is shrinking precipitously. Where does that leave parking? Scott Doyon has pointers on not applying old logic to new dynamics.

Parking is a Commodity, Not an Experience - Planetizen

Retail across the US is shrinking precipitously. Where does that leave parking? Scott Doyon has pointers on not applying old logic to new dynamics.

Friday Eye Candy: See California's 'Super Bloom' Via Satellite - Planetizen

What a difference a wet winter makes.

Friday Eye Candy: See California's 'Super Bloom' Via Satellite - Planetizen

What a difference a wet winter makes.
Apple, iPhone, iPad, Mac News and Rumors

Nest Earth Day Discounts Include $30 Off Learning Thermostat, $50 Off Combo Purchase With Google Home - MacRumors

Nest recently announced a new discount has launched for customers looking to purchase the company's Nest Learning Thermostat, allowing them to buy the IoT temperature-controlling device for $219 on its website, totaling $30 in savings. Nest founder and chief product officer Matt Rogers announced the temporary deal in a blog post this week, which he said is tied into upcoming celebrations surrounding Earth Day.

As such, Nest Learning Thermostat's $219 price tag will only remain available to customers until Earth Day, on Saturday, April 22. In the post, Rogers mentioned that since the Nest Learning Thermostat's launch in 2011, the device has "saved over 12 billion kWh of energy," which equates to "enough to power New York City for 81 days."

For us, home isn’t just an address where we raise our families. It’s the world we inhabit, and it’s our only one. As the late Carl Sagan noted in his book Pale Blue Dot, “On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives." So it’s up to us to take care of Earth, for all the generations to come.

In honor of Earth Day, we want to help more people save energy with a Nest Thermostat. Reversing decades of global warming is a huge challenge. But we believe that together, we can change climate change. Customers also interested in Google Home have a chance to save a little more as well, as Nest also announced a combo deal where purchasing both the Nest Learning Thermostat and Google Home at the same time will earn users $50 in savings. Instead of paying $378 for both devices, customers taking advantage of the Earth Day deal will pay $328. On their own, Google Home costs $129 while Nest Learning Thermostat costs $249.

For those unaware, Google Home is Google's smart home hub, which includes voice controls for numerous home automation tasks like controlling temperature by connecting to Nest.

Last month it was rumored that Nest is working on a cheaper version of its Learning Thermostat that would cost somewhere under $200 in a bid to gain "a bigger share of the connected home market." Cost-cutting measures might include a Nest Learning Thermostat made with less expensive components and potentially one that would lack the current version's metal edges. Also reported to be in the works by Nest are sensors that would let users control temperature room-by-room, an alarm system, digital doorbell, and updated indoor camera.

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Nest Earth Day Discounts Include $30 Off Learning Thermostat, $50 Off Combo Purchase With Google Home - MacRumors

Nest recently announced a new discount has launched for customers looking to purchase the company's Nest Learning Thermostat, allowing them to buy the IoT temperature-controlling device for $219 on its website, totaling $30 in savings. Nest founder and chief product officer Matt Rogers announced the temporary deal in a blog post this week, which he said is tied into upcoming celebrations surrounding Earth Day.

As such, Nest Learning Thermostat's $219 price tag will only remain available to customers until Earth Day, on Saturday, April 22. In the post, Rogers mentioned that since the Nest Learning Thermostat's launch in 2011, the device has "saved over 12 billion kWh of energy," which equates to "enough to power New York City for 81 days."

For us, home isn’t just an address where we raise our families. It’s the world we inhabit, and it’s our only one. As the late Carl Sagan noted in his book Pale Blue Dot, “On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives." So it’s up to us to take care of Earth, for all the generations to come.

In honor of Earth Day, we want to help more people save energy with a Nest Thermostat. Reversing decades of global warming is a huge challenge. But we believe that together, we can change climate change. Customers also interested in Google Home have a chance to save a little more as well, as Nest also announced a combo deal where purchasing both the Nest Learning Thermostat and Google Home at the same time will earn users $50 in savings. Instead of paying $378 for both devices, customers taking advantage of the Earth Day deal will pay $328. On their own, Google Home costs $129 while Nest Learning Thermostat costs $249.

For those unaware, Google Home is Google's smart home hub, which includes voice controls for numerous home automation tasks like controlling temperature by connecting to Nest.

Last month it was rumored that Nest is working on a cheaper version of its Learning Thermostat that would cost somewhere under $200 in a bid to gain "a bigger share of the connected home market." Cost-cutting measures might include a Nest Learning Thermostat made with less expensive components and potentially one that would lack the current version's metal edges. Also reported to be in the works by Nest are sensors that would let users control temperature room-by-room, an alarm system, digital doorbell, and updated indoor camera.

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Apple, investimenti miliardari in Toshiba per il business dei chip di memoria - melablog

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Apple è pronta a sganciare un investimento di diversi miliardi di dollari pur di accaparrarsi un pezzo di Toshiba. Le fa gola il suo business dei chip di memoria.

iPhone 8, spuntano gli schemi industriali: design rivelato?

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Apple, investimenti miliardari in Toshiba per il business dei chip di memoria - melablog

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Apple è pronta a sganciare un investimento di diversi miliardi di dollari pur di accaparrarsi un pezzo di Toshiba. Le fa gola il suo business dei chip di memoria.

iPhone 8, spuntano gli schemi industriali: design rivelato?

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Apple, investimenti miliardari in Toshiba per il business dei chip di memoria pubblicato su Melablog.it 14 aprile 2017 13:13.

Apple in Italia: News e Rumors su iPhone, iPad e Mac

Apple cambia nome ai podcast: pronta a far fuori iTunes? - melablog

Apple vuole legare il proprio brand alla musica, e per fare ciò ha bisogno di togliere di mezzo iTunes. Ecco perché d'ora in avanti, gli iTunes Podcast si chiameranno invece Apple Podcast.

Apple Music: i primi serial esclusivi arriveranno in primavera

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Apple in Italia: News e Rumors su iPhone, iPad e Mac

Apple cambia nome ai podcast: pronta a far fuori iTunes? - melablog

Apple vuole legare il proprio brand alla musica, e per fare ciò ha bisogno di togliere di mezzo iTunes. Ecco perché d'ora in avanti, gli iTunes Podcast si chiameranno invece Apple Podcast.

Apple Music: i primi serial esclusivi arriveranno in primavera

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YouTube Dark Mode Surfaces in Latest Desktop Chrome Browser Update - MacRumors

Google appears to be testing a Dark Mode feature for YouTube in the latest version of its Chrome 57 desktop browser.

The built-in mode was discovered on Thursday and shared in a Reddit post, and while the setting doesn't appear by default, a quick command in the developer console is all that's required to enable it.

YouTube Dark Mode in Chrome with black theme enabled
Follow these steps to enable the YouTube dark mode in Chrome on Mac. Make sure you're signed in to YouTube before performing the steps.

  1. Press the keyboard combination shortcut Option + Command + I to open the developer tools sidebar.

  2. Click the Console tab.

  3. Paste document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE" into the console and press enter.

  4. Close the developer tools sidebar and refresh the YouTube page.

  5. Click your YouTube profile picture, select Dark Mode from the dropdown, and toggle the switch to enable the mode.

Google Chrome is available to download for free on the Chrome website. [Direct Link]

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YouTube Dark Mode Surfaces in Latest Desktop Chrome Browser Update - MacRumors

Google appears to be testing a Dark Mode feature for YouTube in the latest version of its Chrome 57 desktop browser.

The built-in mode was discovered on Thursday and shared in a Reddit post, and while the setting doesn't appear by default, a quick command in the developer console is all that's required to enable it.

YouTube Dark Mode in Chrome with black theme enabled
Follow these steps to enable the YouTube dark mode in Chrome on Mac. Make sure you're signed in to YouTube before performing the steps.

  1. Press the keyboard combination shortcut Option + Command + I to open the developer tools sidebar.

  2. Click the Console tab.

  3. Paste document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=fPQ4jCL6EiE" into the console and press enter.

  4. Close the developer tools sidebar and refresh the YouTube page.

  5. Click your YouTube profile picture, select Dark Mode from the dropdown, and toggle the switch to enable the mode.

Google Chrome is available to download for free on the Chrome website. [Direct Link]

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Apple sempre più verde: anche 3 suoi fornitori vanno solo a rinnovabili - melablog

In controtendenza rispetto alle scelte della politica dei suoi tempi, Apple continua a investire nell'ambiente e convince altri tre suoi importanti fornitori a passare completamente alle rinnovabili per il loro fabbisogno energetico.

Apple "innovatrice nelle energie pulite" secondo Greenpeace

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Apple sempre più verde: anche 3 suoi fornitori vanno solo a rinnovabili pubblicato su Melablog.it 14 aprile 2017 11:43.

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Apple sempre più verde: anche 3 suoi fornitori vanno solo a rinnovabili - melablog

In controtendenza rispetto alle scelte della politica dei suoi tempi, Apple continua a investire nell'ambiente e convince altri tre suoi importanti fornitori a passare completamente alle rinnovabili per il loro fabbisogno energetico.

Apple "innovatrice nelle energie pulite" secondo Greenpeace

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Apple sempre più verde: anche 3 suoi fornitori vanno solo a rinnovabili pubblicato su Melablog.it 14 aprile 2017 11:43.

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Slack Chat Platform Finally Gets Custom Status Message Feature - MacRumors

Team chat platform Slack got a long-awaited feature on Thursday with the addition of status updates, finally allowing users to customize their status message beyond the default "away" setting.

The new "set a status" feature includes five Suggested statuses including In a meeting, Commuting, Out sick, Vacationing, and Working remotely, as well as an input field for typing a custom message – allowing users to display a return time if they're away, for example.


Each status can be up to 100 characters and users can display an associated emoji to communicate their circumstances, but if an emoji isn't chosen a speech ballon is shown instead. The emoji appears alongside the username in the chat window, the sidebar, and the chat room members list, while hovering over the emoji or tapping it brings up the full status message.

Some third-party apps can also modify the status message. For example, Zenefits syncs user status with its Time Off Tracking system, while Meekan shows when someone's in a meeting (and when they'll be free). Statuses also automatically update when a user is on a voice or video call in Slack.


Statuses can be set from the browser, desktop and mobile versions of Slack. Mac users can click their name in the upper left corner of the sidebar, then select Set a status. On iOS, users should tap the More items icon (…), or edit their status directly from their profile.

Slack is a free download for Mac on the Mac App Store and available for iPhone and iPad on the App Store.

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Slack Chat Platform Finally Gets Custom Status Message Feature - MacRumors

Team chat platform Slack got a long-awaited feature on Thursday with the addition of status updates, finally allowing users to customize their status message beyond the default "away" setting.

The new "set a status" feature includes five Suggested statuses including In a meeting, Commuting, Out sick, Vacationing, and Working remotely, as well as an input field for typing a custom message – allowing users to display a return time if they're away, for example.


Each status can be up to 100 characters and users can display an associated emoji to communicate their circumstances, but if an emoji isn't chosen a speech ballon is shown instead. The emoji appears alongside the username in the chat window, the sidebar, and the chat room members list, while hovering over the emoji or tapping it brings up the full status message.

Some third-party apps can also modify the status message. For example, Zenefits syncs user status with its Time Off Tracking system, while Meekan shows when someone's in a meeting (and when they'll be free). Statuses also automatically update when a user is on a voice or video call in Slack.


Statuses can be set from the browser, desktop and mobile versions of Slack. Mac users can click their name in the upper left corner of the sidebar, then select Set a status. On iOS, users should tap the More items icon (…), or edit their status directly from their profile.

Slack is a free download for Mac on the Mac App Store and available for iPhone and iPad on the App Store.

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