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Google announces 18 new renewable energy deals – TechCrunch

Google announces 18 new renewable energy deals – TechCrunch

Google today announced its largest package of renewable energy deals yet. Worth a total of 1,600-megawatts, the package includes 18 deals in the U.S., Chile and Europe. This brings Google’s current set of wind and solar agreements to about 5,500 megawatts (MW) and the company’s number of total renewables projects it’s involved in to 52. […]

Fast forward: What’s coming in future versions of Chrome?

Fast forward: What’s coming in future versions of Chrome?

Chrome continues to dominate the browser market, leaving rivals to swallow their pride and scramble for the leavings. Now with more than 67% of the world’s browser user share – a measure of browser activity calculated monthly by analytics vendor Net Applications – Google’s Chrome has no peer. Rivals like Mozilla’s Firefox fight over scraps […]

YouTube overhauls its problematic verification program – TechCrunch

YouTube overhauls its problematic verification program – TechCrunch

YouTube’s verification program is getting a massive overhaul, the company announced today, which will likely result in a number of less prominent creators losing their verification status. Previously, YouTube allowed any channel that reached 100,000 subscribers to request verification. That limit is being removed, with a change to the verification program that rolls out in […]

The two fatal flaws with Android 10’s gestures

The two fatal flaws with Android 10’s gestures

I’ve been thinking a lot about gestures lately — not friendly gestures, mind you, or even not-so-friendly gestures of the single-fingered variety, but rather the sorts of gestures we swipe onto our screens and use to get around our phones. Android 10, as you probably know by now, introduces a whole new system of gestures […]

Surface support shrivels as battery, driver, update problems persist

Surface support shrivels as battery, driver, update problems persist

As Microsoft approaches another round of Surface announcements, it’s more important than ever that you know how older versions of the hybrid tablet are faring. In short, we’re seeing continued, long-standing problems with batteries, keyboards, drivers, performance throttling – and support has grown long in the tooth, to the point of appearing nonexistent.  There’s even […]

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