18 things you won’t remember happened in 2020MASHABLE.COM — Congratulations! You’ve survived the first half of 2020! Does the idea of there being a full six months left in this godforsaken year make you want to violently vomit? Yeah…us too. Quarantine time distortion is a real thing. That’s why we’re willing to bet that you will not believe the events we’ve compiled on this list actually took place in the year of our lord 2020.
The Station: The startups editionTECHCRUNCH.COM — The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch.
The 15 absolute best original series on NetflixMASHABLE.COM — 2020 has been a particularly long “year,” but our streaming subscriptions flourish more than ever. It’s entirely likely that you or someone you know has recently uttered the phrase “I’ve watched everything in my queue,” or “I’ve seen everything on Netflix.” No, sweetie, you haven’t. Whether…
Instagram is Testing a Full-Screen Stories Display as Stories Usage Continues to RiseSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Are you ready for the next stage of the Stories takeover in your Instagram app? Back in May, we reported that Instagram was testing a new double-story Stories feed with some users. Now, Instagram has confirmed that it’s also testing this somewhat intimidating full-screen Stories display:. As you can see in these screenshots, posted by AdWeek marketing manager Julian Gamboa, some users are now seeing a prompt below their double-story Stories display to ‘See all stories’.
27 best Guy Fieri tweets of 2020, so farMASHABLE.COM — Logging on in 2020 feels a little like staring straight into the hot blaze of a giant flaming dumpster fire. But not everything online is bad. It can be tough to scroll through social media these days without succumbing to a deep sense of dread, so we’re once again here to remind you that Guy Fieri’s Twitter account exists and can offer you a little comfort and comic relief when the world feels overwhelming.
Here are the best gadgets of 2020 (so far)MASHABLE.COM — We’re somehow more than halfway through 2020 and well, it’s been a wild ride. While I thought the coronavirus outbreak would slow down product releases, it was actually the opposite. Let’s just say there was no shortage of devices. In fact, I’m still working through a backlog of gadgets to review. And a lot of the new products that have launched over the last six months have been essential for the lockdown lifestyle.
How to watch Rocket Lab launch satellites for Canon, Planet and more liveTECHCRUNCH.COM — is launching a rideshare mission today which includes seven small satellites from a number of different companies, including primary payload provider Canon, which is flying a satellite equipped with the camera-maker’s Earth imaging technology, including high-res photo capture equipment. The Electron rocket that Rocket Lab is flying today will also carry five Planet SuperDove Earth-Observation satellites, as well as a CubeSat from In-Space missions.
10 protests that have defined 2020 so farMASHABLE.COM — Future historians, too, will toil over the twists that emerged on what felt like a daily basis throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Even before COVID-19 fully gripped the world, 2020 was shaping up to be a year of activism. . Then, of course, the virus disrupted that — for a time. With much of the world implementing some form of social distancing, more routine protests, such as climate strikes and the LGBTQ Day of Silence, were moved online.
‘We need to live with it’: White House readies new message for the nation on coronavirusNBCNEWS.COM — WASHINGTON — After several months of mixed messages on the coronavirus pandemic, the White House is settling on a new one: Learn to live with it. Administration officials are planning to intensify what they hope is a sharper, and less conflicting, message of the pandemic next week, according to senior administration officials, after struggling to offer clear directives amid a crippling surge in cases across the country.
22 tweets for people who are sick and tired of Zoom callsMASHABLE.COM — We’re only halfway through 2020, but the Zoom fatigue is real. Quarantining, social distancing, and working from home if possible are crucial actions needed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. But physically isolating yourself from your co-workers, friends, and family members means a whole lot of video chatting.
How to Create Brand Names That Stick with Alexandra WatkinsJEFFBULLAS.COM — Alexandra Watkins is the Chief Executive Boss Lady at Eat My Words, the only branding firm on the planet that specializes in creating brand names that make people smile instead of scratch their heads. It is a leading and outspoken authority on brand names with buzz. Alexandra’s breakthrough creativity book,”Hello, My Name is Awesome: How to Create Brand Names That Stick,” was named a Top 10 Marketing Book by Inc.
Best of the nice internet in 2020, so farMASHABLE.COM — We’re officially halfway through 2020 and it’uh, not great, Bob! Between the global pandemic and the massive social unrest, many of us are left anxious without much to do but…stare at our screens and become more anxious. . In addition to being a hellscape, the internet is — thankfully — also always home to some wholesomeness, no matter what’s going on IRL.
Covid-19 is here to stay. People will have to adaptECONOMIST.COM — Jul 4th 2020Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hubIT IS ASTONISHING how rapidly the pandemic has spread, despite all the efforts to stop it. On February 1st, the day…
The whitewashing of roller skating’s online revivalMASHABLE.COM — Roller skating’s recent online revival swept across digital channels like a 1950s waitress at a drive-in diner. Harkening back to images of romanticized Americana throughout the ages, the en vogue quad skating aesthetic that now dominates Tik Tok, YouTube, and Instagram is fueled by the…
TransferWise to offer investment products but has ‘no plans’ to become a bankTECHCRUNCH.COM — TransferWise, the London-headquartered international money transfer service recently valued at $3.5 billion, has secured an additional license with U.regulators to enable it to offer investment products in the future. This will mean that U.customers who have money deposited in multi-currency or so-called “borderless” account will be given the option to make that money work harder on their behalf.
Why Every Leader Needs to Spend Time AloneLOLLYDASKAL.COM — Studies have long shown that chronic loneliness and isolation are damaging to people’s mental and physical health. But a balanced amount of time spent alone has clear benefits—and depending on your temperament, it may be a necessity. It can even help strengthen your leadership. Here’s…
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