Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

I’ve been using Inbox for a while now in my browser, and Spark on my devices. This looks like a nice modern direction. Eager to try something new.

If you click on the settings gear icon, there should be a link to Try the New Gmail, if you have been a longtime user, or an Inbox beta tester.

The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month , with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut alongside a substantial visual redesign for Gmail on the web.

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‘God of War’ director’s video shows the human side of making games

I am only about 3 hours into the game, but already it is THE BEST experience I have had on a console in years, dare I say even since Halo

It’s easy to forget that real people create games. For them, the eventual launch is as much terrifying as it is exciting — they’ve poured years of their life into a project whose success is far from guaranteed. And if you need an illustration of that point, you just have to ask God of War director Cory Barlog.

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‘GLOW’ season two elbow drops on Netflix June 29th

Happy Birthday to me!!

 

At last, Netflix’s comedic ode to women’s pro wrestling is getting its promised follow-up . The streaming service has revealed that the second season of GLOW will premiere on June 29th. The teaser clip is really a tribute to all thing ’80s (we hope you like Flashdance ), but Netflix’s press description gives a better clue as to what’s coming next.

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Pearson Embedded a ‘Social-Psychological’ Experiment in Students’ Educational Software

I knew that using Pearson for my MIS3k class at Oakland U was challenging software to use, but this is next level stuff.

Education and publishing giant Pearson is drawing criticism after using its software to experiment on over 9,000 math and computer science students across the country. In a paper presented Wednesday at the American Association of Educational Research, Pearson researchers revealed that they tested the effects of… Read more…

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook testimony turned into a lesson of how the internet works

At points, it felt like explaining Astrophysics to a bird.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was supposed to face a grilling by members of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday and he (kind of) did. Since most of the Senators are not exactly digital natives, some questions proved to be quite revealing of their knowledge on how Facebook’s services work.

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Steve Wozniak Dumps Facebook: ‘It’s Brought Me More Negatives Than Positives’

Me too Steve, Me too…

Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before Congress this week as his apology tour rolls on, but the Facebook CEO’s newfound humility has done little stem the flood of criticism hitting his company. The latest high-profile critic to jump into the fray is Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

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X-Files Episodes – The MYTHARC

The mythology of The X-Files, sometimes referred to as its “mytharc” by the show’s staff and fans, follows the quest of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), a believer in supernatural phenomena, and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), his skeptical partner. Their boss, FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, was also often involved. Beginning with season 8, another skeptic named John Doggett, and Monica Reyes, a believer like Mulder, were also introduced. The overarching story, which spans events as early as the 1940s, is built around a government conspiracy to hide the truth about alien existence and their doomsday plan. Not all episodes advanced the mythology plot, but the ones that did were often set up by Mulder or Scully via an opening monologue.

 

The MYTHARC

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