Day: August 11, 2021

  • Zoom announces new ‘Focus’ mode to keep students from getting distracted

    Zoom announces new ‘Focus’ mode to keep students from getting distracted

    Zoom announced this week some updates to its popular video conferencing platform. The app is rolling out a new “Focus” mode today that is designed primarily to keep students from getting distracted during online classes. more… The post Zoom announces new ‘Focus’ mode to keep students from getting distracted appeared first on 9to5Mac.

  • Zoom’s new focus mode could keep students from distracting each other

    Zoom’s new focus mode could keep students from distracting each other

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Zoom has announced a new Focus mode, which it says is meant to keep students from getting distracted while in a virtual classroom, while still allowing the teacher to keep an eye on everybody. When activated, Focus mode will make it so that a meeting’s participants won’t be […]

  • FDA expected to authorize 3rd COVID vaccine dose for immunocompromised

    FDA expected to authorize 3rd COVID vaccine dose for immunocompromised

    Enlarge / A pharmacist holding a vial of the undiluted Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19. (credit: Getty | JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER) The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce Thursday (or soon after) that it is authorizing a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for some people with compromised immune systems, according to people familiar with the FDA’s […]

  • Diablo IV director, two “Cosby Suite” staffers no longer with Blizzard

    Diablo IV director, two “Cosby Suite” staffers no longer with Blizzard

    Enlarge / This is arguably not the best promotional image to leave on your Diablo II: Resurrected site these days, Blizzard. (credit: Blizzard) On Wednesday, Blizzard confirmed reports about three major staffers on its game-design teams no longer working for the company. This is yet another example of the tumult that has recently overtaken the lawsuit-plagued […]

  • Apple releases new developer tool to test iOS 15 feature that prioritizes 5G over Wi-Fi

    Apple releases new developer tool to test iOS 15 feature that prioritizes 5G over Wi-Fi

    With the iOS 15 announcement at WWDC 2021 in June, Apple revealed that the next version of its operating system comes with a new feature to prioritize the 5G connection over Wi-Fi on compatible devices. Now the company has released a new tool for developers to allow them to test this new feature with their […]

  • Twitch responds to ‘Twitch Do Better’ movement with improved chat filters

    Twitch responds to ‘Twitch Do Better’ movement with improved chat filters

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today, Twitch has issued a statement announcing the steps it’s taking to protect its marginalized streamers. “We’ve seen a lot of conversation about botting, hate raids, and other forms of harassment targeting marginalized creators,” Twitch writes. “You’re asking us to do better, and we know we need to […]

  • Lordstown Motors pivots to renting space at former GM factory

    Lordstown Motors pivots to renting space at former GM factory

    Lordstown Motors is looking to essentially loan out some space at the massive former General Motors factory it owns, as the troubled startup gets closer to building its first production-quality Endurance pickup trucks later this year. Interim CEO Angela Strand shared Wednesday that Lordstown is in “serious discussions… with several potential partners” who may build […]

  • 1Password announces version 8 for Mac with redesigned interface and new Watchtower

    1Password announces version 8 for Mac with redesigned interface and new Watchtower

    The popular password manager 1Password is getting a major update in its Mac version. The company behind the app announced on Wednesday 1Password 8 for macOS, which brings a redesigned interface, a new Watchtower, and other new features. more… The post 1Password announces version 8 for Mac with redesigned interface and new Watchtower appeared first […]

  • Joe Manchin Wins a Watered-Down Voting Rights Bill

    Joe Manchin Wins a Watered-Down Voting Rights Bill

    After an all-night vote-a-rama on the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget resolution, the Senate early this morning took a step forward on voting rights legislation, with a 50-49 party line vote that discharged the For the People Act, also known as S. 1, from the Rules Committee. The vote was designed to give Senate Republicans a […]

  • macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 is here, but it doesn’t seem to do much

    macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 is here, but it doesn’t seem to do much

    Enlarge / The front of the 24-inch iMac with Apple’s M1 chip. (credit: Samuel Axon) Today, Apple released a new version of its Mac operating system, macOS Big Sur. The new update is labeled macOS Big Sur 11.5.2, but there aren’t any new features or major security updates. Rather, macOS 11.5.2 focuses on “bug fixes.” […]

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