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Wikipedia begins first desktop redesign after 10 years

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Wikipedia begins first desktop redesign after 10 years

The whole redesign will be complete by the end of 2021

Wikipedia remains a very important part of web culture for nearly twenty years, allowing users browse its millions of text-heavy, crowd-sourced encyclopedia entries from their computer, tablet, or phone. Now, the overall look of Wikipedia on desktop will be looking different for the first time in a decade to make the site more approachable for new users.

To check all the proposed new features read here this MediaWiki post and there are some animated GIFs to show you what they might look like. Sincerely, I really like how the new table of contents feature looks. I tend to curiously read Wiki pages of public figures and this could make it a lot easier to navigate around certain sections of a page without having to scroll down on my computer.

From out observation, a collapsible sidebar will be the first change to roll out; this will allow users to collapse the menu on the left side of each page, to reduce distractions, and limit irrelevant content and links on the left of your screen to make it easier to focus. The site will also integrates an easy one-click button to change to the language for a page you’re reading.

Wikipedia will also add improvements to the in-site search tool to make it easier to find other pages and will reconfigure the logo to make it smaller on each Wikipedia page.

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Wikimedia Foundation, the site’s parent company, announced in a blog post that the changes will happen “incrementally over a long period of time,” allowing users to test the new features before they officially roll out, but that it plans to redesign the entire look of the desktop version of Wikipedia by the end of 2021.

For now, we aren’t sure if the mobile version would receive the same redesign.

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New bicycle-related features was added by Google Maps

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According to Google, during a COVID 19 epidemic the need for bicycle navigation on Google Maps rose fast. Requests have risen by 69%, and Google now responds in some big cities with some helpful bicycle functionality and navigation.

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To provide the features Google use an AI algorithm, crowdsourcing knowledge and data from local communities. Now you can use Google Maps to guide you around bike routes or bicycle-friendly roads and areas in certain towns. After all, while on two wheels you can find some pretty simple shortcuts.

Furthermore, if accessible, Google Maps provides step-by – step navigation with bike rental spots. Like public transit, but only of bicycles. The incorporation of Google Maps into certain bike rental systems in different towns makes the reservation process much simpler.

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Galaxy Note20 Camera Review and Analysis

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A Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra is the newest smartphone to be tested by the team in DxOMark and has earned a 121 ranking. This positions it in the 10th position behind the Galaxy S20 Ultra in a global Smartphone Photography List.

While it can be used with a compact camera configuration, there are several noticeable drawbacks, including erratic zooming, low-light noise and autofocus hiccups.

On the Note20 Ultra, the hardware is very familiar with a 108 MP-resolution main 1/1.33 “sensor which releases 12MP, much like the Galaxy S20 Ultra. It is combined with a 12MP telephoto device with a full range of 120 mm and 12MPs.

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With its good replication, precision exposed and fast autofocusation, the Dxome Mark team noted excellent large and ultra-wide performance.

Even high-end portrait photography, the performance from the S20 Ultra almost matched. With a noticeable lack of clarity at the 4x-zoom point, the effect of the telephoto lens did not excit. The night shots were strong and held decently in colour, and detail.

Video capture is best in a resolution of 4 K and 30 FPS, although the performances of Galaxy Note 20 marginally behind other flagships such as the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

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US Judge prevents TikTok ban, demands a defence of decisions from US

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US Judge prevents TikTok ban, demands a defence of decisions from US

The Commerce Department of the United States issued an executive order to Apple and Google to ban WeChat and TikTok from their app stores, but now US District Judge Carl Nichols prevents the decision.

According to the judge the government ”must file a response to a request by TikTok for a preliminary injunction or delay the order by 2:30 pm EDT Friday.”

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The same issues is occurring in California, with a federal judge issuing a preliminary injunction blocking the ban of WeChat – another platform, owned by a Chinese conglomerate Tencent. According to TikTok, the restrictions “are not motivated by a genuine national security concern” but are rather being used as a bargaining chip in the upcoming general elections.

Last Saturday several sort of delay to the ban came up after “positive developments” – Walmart and Oracle reportedly will join hands in purchasing a minor stake in TikTok Global – a new subsidiary by ByteDance that is supposedly going to make TikTok a platform for influencers and brands to promote products while doing their silly dances.

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