Chrome has a new password manager, but I’m not switching just yet

Google’s Chrome browser turned 10 earlier this week and got a major overhaul to boot. As part of the revamp, it now comes with an updated password manager that can generate passwords on registration forms, and save them so you don’t need to remember a thing. When you’re signing up for a new account on any site and are prompted to enter a password, Chrome will generate one for you; just click the ‘Use suggested password’ that shows up. Generated passwords include a capital case letter, a small case letter, and a number; a symbol is not included unless it is… This story continues at The Next Web …read more… Read More

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YouTube’s Dark theme is rolling out to Android now – here’s how to get it

YouTube’s dark theme had begun rolling out to a few lucky Android users at the end of July, but it seems like it’s finally becoming available more widely with the latest version of the app. Android Police noted that the feature requires version 13.35.51 to work. You can either try updating the app via Google Play, or grab the installer to sideload from APK Mirror (opt for one of the nodpi versions on that page). To turn it on, tap your profile icon at the top right of the screen in the YouTube app, then head to Settings > General,… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Apple reportedly pauses its plans to launch payments in India

Apple’s hit the brakes on its efforts to bring its mobile payments service to India – leaving fans in the country waiting indefinitely for the feature to become available there. The company’s senior vice president for internet software and services, Eddy Cue, expressed interest in bringing Apple Pay to India almost a year ago. But regulatory hurdles and challenges in designing and engineering the service to work with India’s UPI platform for instant transactions between bank accounts has caused the company to put things on hold for now, reports The Economic Times. The biggest hurdle is that the Reserve Bank… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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51 years after discovering pulsars, Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins $3M Breakthrough Prize

British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell is featured in an episode of the BBC documentary series “Beautiful Minds.” (BBC Photo) British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell missed out on a share of the Nobel Prize for her part in the discovery of the first radio pulsars in 1967, but now she has a $3 million Breakthrough Prize all to herself. Bell Burnell’s selection for the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was announced today, and she’ll receive the award during a Nov. 4 ceremony that will also honor winners of the annual prizes in physics, life sciences and math. Organizers of the Breakthrough Prize program said the award serves to recognize Bell… Read More

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Google’s new search engine reveals public datasets for research and journalism projects

Google has launched a dedicated dataset search website to help journalists and researchers unearth publicly available data that can aid in their projects. Traditionally, researchers have relied on sources like the World Bank, NASA, and ProPublica or search engines like Kaggle. This new tool will make their work much easier. The website takes Google’s familiar approach and design for search and applies it to datasets published across the web. So if you need to look at historical weather trends, you can use a simple query like “daily weather” to begin your research. Plus, the engine supports shortcuts that work on Google’s regular… This story continues at The Next Web Or… Read More

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A tale of two Penny Arcade Expos, on my first time to the show

Yeah, and that’s the whole problem. (Photo: Thomas Wilde) Why I Hate the Word “Gamer” and You Should Too I’ve been in Washington state for 11 years now, and I write about games for a living. Usually, that means I’m out of town or on deadline during late August, so I don’t have time to check out the Penny Arcade Expo, which has been one of the primary events on the Seattle nerd calendar since 2004, for video game fans and otherwise. This year was my first time at the show. I didn’t have a typical attendee’s experience, as I got in on a media badge and had appointments to… Read More

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