Inside the program teaching influencers to talk about mental healthMASHABLE.COM — Depending on how you feel about the influencer economy, you might be curious or cynical. Such a meeting could be just another photo op for a timeline that needs a touch more sincerity or vulnerability. Or it could be a chance to harness social media platforms for good by sparking stigma-free conversations about mental health.
Live updates: The 2020 Emmy AwardsCNN.COM — Catherine O’Hara won the first award of the night, outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for “Schitt’s Creek.” The award was announced by Jennifer Aniston and the envelope was “sanitized” by host Jimmy Kimmel, including burning it. O’Hara thanked several people including the show’s creators, Daniel Levy and his father Eugene Levy who also costarred as the son and husband of her character, Moira Rose.
How to set boundaries in the early stages of datingMASHABLE.COM — I’d just got in the bath when my phone buzzed on the window sill. It was, alas, out of reach. But I had a sneaking suspicion of who the message was from. . I got up and leaned across to my device, bath suds and water dripping all over the floor. With wet fingers, I swiped up to see the WhatsApp and instantly wished I’d stayed in the bath. .
The TikTok deal solves quite literally nothingTECHCRUNCH.COM — Well… that was pointless. After debasing the idea of free commerce in the U.S in the name of a misplaced security concern, stringing along several multi-billion dollar companies that embarrassed themselves in the interest of naked greed, and demanding that the U.government get a cut of the profits, the saga we’ve been watching the past few weeks finally appears to be over.
Honestly, I’m just tired.MASHABLE.COM — Maybe I should have known this year would be cursed when the New Year’s Eve party I attended missed the countdown to midnight by three minutes — the year has been a downward spiral ever since. On the personal front, my cat died on my 24th birthday, I went through a break up during the loneliest period of modern history, and my apartment flooded three times. .
Homeland Security issues rare emergency alert over ‘critical’ Windows bugTECHCRUNCH.COM — Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit has issued a rare emergency alert to government departments after the recent disclosure of a “critical”-rated security vulnerability in server versions of Windows. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, better known as CISA, issued an alert late on Friday requiring all federal departments and agencies to “immediately” patch any Windows servers vulnerable to the so-called Zerologon attack by Monday, citing an “unacceptable risk” to government networks.
The Glorious RBGNYMAG.COM — Ruth Bader Ginsburg used to instruct her clerks to get it right and keep it tight, so I’ll try to do the same. Only someone so stubborn and single-minded, someone so in love with the work, could have accomplished what she did — as a woman, survived discrimination and loss; as a lawyer, compelled the constitution to recognize that women were people; as a justice, inspired millions of people in dissent.
Icon, champion, Supreme Court Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87MASHABLE.COM — At a time of great conflict, stress, and uncertainty, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, sending her supporters into a state of shock on social media. Ginsburg, a beloved figure who was famous for her historic career as much as her workout routine that inspired Saturday Night Live sketches, died due to “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” according to a Supreme Court statement as reported by the New York Times.
PlayStation 5 showcase reveals a bunch of exciting new game trailersMASHABLE.COM — Sony hosted a live showcase for the upcoming PlayStation 5 console on Wednesday, giving us a look at a bunch of exhilarating games coming in the next generation along with some new details about the system including its prices and release date in November. While some of the trailers gave us deeper looks at games that have already been revealed, like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Resident Evil we also got some spicy new reveals, including Final Fantasy XVI, a new God of War game, and the long-rumored Hogwarts Legacy.
Facebook actually made something good. It’s called Horizon and it’s only in VR.MASHABLE.COM — That’s not to say I really had any idea of what to expect prior to my first visit to the social media giant’s Pixar film-like virtual world. It’s just that after four years of near-constant Facebook user privacy scandals, reports of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s coziness with Trump, and the continuing proliferation of misinformation on the platform, my natural reaction to any of the company’s products — especially one which promises to transplant the entire concept of the social network to a new medium — is one of cautious skepticism.
Oculus Quest 2 review: VR finally goes mainstreamMASHABLE.COM — Easy to use • Lightweight and comfortable for short play periods • Priced to sell • Hand tracking is a neat alternative controller input • Higher-res display panel makes graphics and text appear crisp • Supports 90Hz refresh rate Facebook login is required • Battery life could be a little longer…
Oculus will stop selling the Rift S because the Quest 2 is just that goodMASHABLE.COM — Pour one out for the Rift S because it’s about to go the way of the dodo. Come springtime next year, Oculus will cease production and sales of the Rift its current PC-connected VR headset. The bittersweet news, announced on virtual stage at this year’s Facebook Connect conference (formerly known as Oculus Connect), marks a stark shift in strategy for the two companies, and is perfectly timed for the introduction of Oculus’ newest headset, the wireless Quest 2. .
Charli D’Amelio joins Triller, TikTok’s rival appMASHABLE.COM — Charli D’Amelio, who reigns TikTok as the most followed individual on the app, joined Triller on Tuesday and has already racked up more than 927,000 followers. Her first three videos all feature the song “Be Happy” by Dixie, which was a viral TikTok sound. . Triller, a video sharing platform similar to TikTok, has been around since 2015.
Here’s everything Apple revealed at its September hardware event todayTECHCRUNCH.COM — of new devices and features today at its September hardware event, but no word on its upcoming iPhones. That’s expected later in the month, maybe next. In case you missed hour-long keynote, here’s everything that was announced — including some things you might have missed. One of Apple’s big announcements is the new Apple Watch Series priced at $399.
How to Collaborate Effectively with a Remote TeamLOLLYDASKAL.COM — Many of us are missing the days when collaboration was as easy as stopping by someone’s office or arranging a face-to-face team meeting. Effective collaboration can still happen in the remote workplace, but it means cultivating a different set of skills and attitudes. Here are some of the…
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