Core Web Vitals are Google's metrics for evaluating real-world web performance. Craig's guide to understanding Google's chosen metrics will help you improve both your user experience and your search optimization.
Deven creates a basic ecommerce site with React, using React Context for state management, and adding a basic method for handling authentication and cart management.
The True Meaning of iPhone Event Season
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It’s a year ending in a number, so we had new 5G iPhone announcements, as well as the long-rumored arrival of a smaller and more affordable HomePod. You’re already on top of this, but it's all here, just in case.
My iPhone XS Max feels like it did two years ago. 5G is available here, but 4G is plenty. While I like the design — clearly inspired by the iPhone 4, the best iPhone design — I don't feel any pull to upgade. That experience is near-universal these days: 9 in 10 people don’t see the point of buying the latest smartphones.
After allowing a worldwide anti-vaccination movement to grow at an exponential rate for a decade, Facebook says it will finally ban anti-vax ads. This is good.
On the other hand, it's not doing anything about regular posts, and how much anti-vax community growth is likely to come from ads? If my total speculation is correct, not much. So when it says "it will still allow ads that push against government policies that promote vaccines” it’s not even addressing the most serious issue within this category.
Proving that Facebook can make editorial decisions beyond ads when the posts consist of destructive and provably false misinformation, it will now ban all posts that deny or distort the Holocaust. Which is a great move, but also: come on, do the other wildly overdue things too.
On the election misinformation front, Facebook and Twitter have today both rapidly restricted a post sharing misinformation about Hunter Biden. That’s progress — in high-stakes instances, Twitter has usually moved first and Facebook only hours or days later (or not at all).
"It’s hilarious, students pretending to care where their data goes,” says Mike Olsen, CEO of Proctorio, a notoriously questionable remote invigilation service you should not be asking students to install on their own computers if you’re in education.
Mike is the same man who posted student chat logs to Reddit a couple of months ago. And if that wasn’t enough winning for one person, his lazy presumption of student apathy outs him as unaware of the pivotal role of that demographic in getting results from political engagement and protest movements in spite of government opposition, from the Vietnam War to the modern day. One thing we can say for sure: Mike Olsen doesn’t care where student data goes, and students don’t get a choice when they hand it over to him.
The US has joined six countries in a new call for backdoor encryption access, an outcome known as “theoretically the same as not having encryption at all” by everyone else. From the value of DRM to the war on drugs to almost any technology policy ever legislated, you can count on the governments of the world, as long as you're counting on them to screw up and not generally "counting on them."
CO2 capture has been a non-negotiable requirement in any realistic plan for quite a while now. Problem: we don’t know how to do it. But we’re getting much closer, and spending to make it happen is rolling in by the billion. Better late than never.
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Rejoice, all ye Spotify faithful, for the latest app update has brought iOS 14 widgets with it.
Do you hate the intermediary visit to the Shortcuts app when using your custom iOS 14 icons? Why am I posing this as a question? Unless you’re a big user of system apps, you’ll be very happy with the Icon Themer shortcut on RoutineHub, which builds icons that go straight to your apps.
The Shutdown That's all folks, but One More Thing...
Do you want a pet, but know you're unwilling to tolerate things that defecate with reckless abandon? Do you want that pet to be open-source pet? You're in luck.
Bittle is a palm-sized, powerful robot that can play tricks and was designed for agile maneuverability. Users assemble Bittle at home and can then load its Arduino board up with pre-made demos from GitHub, or start building their own.
Can it love you? No. But there's a lot to be said for a pet that can't poop.
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