Cryptocurrency News Feb 23 – It’s the weekend baby

You’’re in a desert walking along in the sand when all of the sudden you look down, and you see a Bitcoin block, with a mining pool having trouble mining it. You reach down, you tell them you won’t help them mine the block. The miners still can’t successfully find the block solution, their oily backs baking in the hot sun, posting curse words on Discord desperately trying to mine that block, but they can’t, not without your help. But you’’re not helping. Why is that? What is a Bitcoin? Describe in single words, only the good things that come… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Google Assistant will soon speak 30 languages and detect which languages people are speaking

(GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) Google is doubling down on its digital assistant, adding more languages and working with phone makers to build deeper integrations into their devices, as it battles Amazon’s Alexa. Ahead of the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona next week, Google announced that the Google Assistant will support 30 languages by the end of the year, up from eight today. Google says that will increase Google Assistant’s reach to more than 95 percent of all Android users. The Google Assistant will also become multilingual this year. That means the assistant can jump between languages without having to change settings. If one person in a household speaks… Read More

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Here’s proof notifications don’t have to suck

Notifications suck. I mean they really, really suck. Consider what my desktop workspace looks like at any given time. I mean, yes, I did create those reminders and yes, I do need to do all of those things, but displaying notifications over the right side of the screen blocks, well, the whole top-right corner of the screen! Do you realize how much stuff takes place over there? When someone calls me on Teams, I can’t accept the phone call. There’s a phone call back there and you can’t even see it through my wall of procrastination. And I sure as hell can’t… This story continues at The Next Web …read… Read More

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Looks like Google is finally building dark mode straight into Android

One thing Android users have consistently asked for over the years is a dedicated dark mode for browsing at night – and it seems Google has finally decided to accommodate this request. Responding to a thread asking to include the feature in the next iteration of the mobile operating system, a Google employee confirmed that its engineering team has added the functionality. Responding to a thread asking to include the feature in the next iteration of the mobile operating system, a Google employee confirmed that its engineering department has added the functionality. “Our engineering team has added [dark mode],” the… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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We’re blaming video games for real-world violence? Again?

The videogame world loves a bit of nostalgia. Gamers instinctively look to the past, whether that’s to long-beloved franchises like Burnout, or retro consoles like the NES. But not all throwbacks are good. One thing that’s recently made a comeback (especially in the wake of the tragic massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida) is the purported link between video game violence and real-life acts of violence. In the wake of this real-world tragedy, politicians are looking for their culprit in the virtual world. Just two days after Nikolas Cruz’s rampage, which left seventeen dead, Kentucky’s governor Matt… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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