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  • Twitch is finally getting the Safety Advisory Council it desperately needs
    by Rachel Kaser on May 14, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Twitch today revealed that, in a bid to keep its community “safe and healthy,” it’s put together a safety advisory council to help fix its rules and its increasingly unruly viewers and streamers. What exactly they’ll do remains to be seen, but Twitch‘s myriad problems mean the platform has to try something. We’re taking a big step forward for community safety. Meet the new Twitch Safety Advisory Council. Made up of Twitch creators and online safety experts, the council will advise us on policy updates, new products, healthy streaming habits, and more: https://t.co/HwPo0aanCr pic.twitter.com/l7XIhibsht — Twitch (@Twitch) May 14, 2020 The… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitch

  • Google to Start Kicking Resource-Heavy Ads Off Chrome in August
    by Alyse Stanley on May 15, 2020 at 4:14 am

    Google’s planning to instate a resource cap on all Chrome advertisements after finding that a tiny contingent of resource-heavy ads is responsible for more than a quarter of all ad-related network data and CPU usage. On the user-end, these ads can “drain battery life, saturate already strained networks, and cost…Read more...

  • Chris Evans breaks down how his DIY dog haircut went wrong, and the sad downside of The Sweater
    by Caitlin Welsh on May 15, 2020 at 4:40 am

    Of all the bad quarantine haircuts, and there have been a few, Chris Evans' very good rescue dog Dodger copped one of the very worst from his well-meaning human. On Thursday night, Evans dropped into the Tonight Show to explain himself to Jimmy Fallon. "I had done it once before, right when quarantine began, I gave him just a little bit of a trim, with a little bit of timidity," he explained. "And so I got a little confident, and put on a shorter attachment, and it exploded in my face, and I just kept trying to fix it, and eventually I just [had to] cut my losses." (If you, like Fallon, are also keen to DIY some dog grooming, Evans says the key is to attempt it on a happy, tired-out dog, not one with the morning zoomies, and "go with the hair, not against it.") Read more...More about Dogs, Chris Evans, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Knives Out, and Entertainment

  • Environmental challenges plaguing Earth
    on May 15, 2020 at 4:33 am

    From Antarctica to the U.K., CBSN's "Saturday Stories" takes you on a journey around the world to highlight some of the urgent environmental challenges we are facing.

  • Facebook Messenger Rooms now live with free video calls for up to 50 people
    on May 15, 2020 at 3:44 am

    Throughout all the social distancing (and isolation) we've seen because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has emerged as a household name, whereas before it was probably best known by some people for being the video conferencing tool at work. As more and more people have been using it for everything but work related purposes, it got to hundreds of millions of active users each day, and Facebook took notice. The social network thus announced Messenger Rooms a few weeks back, which is basically its response to Zoom's popularity, although aimed squarely at consumer use cases (because there's no...

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