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11 Chrome features you’ll wish you’d known all along – CNET

Juan Garzón/CNET Do you consider yourself a Chrome ninja? If not, these tips can help you navigate the web with deadly efficiency. Pin tabs I spend much of my day using Gmail and Google Drive, and with Chrome’s tab-pinning feature, I can keep those tabs parked to the left of all of my many open tabs. It’s a great way to keep the tabs you’re constantly visiting and revisiting within an arm’s reach. To pin a tab, just right-click it and select Pin Tab. It will move to the left…

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Michael Schumacher LATEST: F1 star’s legacy LIVES ON – nephew steps up in fitting tribute

F4 handout Michael Schumacher’s nephew David has gone into the family trade of racing driving But today as the racing legend battles with health woes, his legacy lives on through his family, as his nephew, David, 16, became the fourth member of the clan to go into professional racing. This year, David drove in Formula Four of the United Arab Emirates ace, the “Formula 4 UAE”.  The F1 legend’s nephew is now preparing for a possible start in the German Formula Four. The Schumachers clearly have racing in their blood,…

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Here’s why your next wireless speaker will listen to your every word – CNET

Smart speakers are here to stay Sarah Tew/CNET There will come a day, and probably pretty soon, where pretty much every standalone speaker will have a voice-operated assistant inside of it. In the same way way that most TVs today have integrated “smarts” in the form of streaming apps for video, “smart speakers” will simply be the default, offering streaming audio apps and music at your voice’s beck and call. At CES 2018 there were a raft of new models were announced with either Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or a…

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Facebook is a ‘living, breathing crime scene,’ says tech insider

SAN FRANCISCO — With more than 2 billion users, Facebook’s reach now rivals that of Christianity and exceeds that of Islam. However, the network’s laser focus on profits and user growth has come at the expense of its users, according to one former Facebook manager who is now speaking out against the social platform. “One of the things that I saw consistently as part of my job was the company just continuously prioritized user growth and making money over protecting users,” the ex-manager, Sandy Parakilas, who worked at Facebook for…

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In 2018, voice assistants will make the leap out of your home – CNET

Google’s CES 2018 booth featured an impossible-to-ignore sign stating “Hey Google,” the command to wake up your smart assistant. Sarah Tew/CNET At one section of Google’s giant outdoor booth at CES was an impromptu, carney-style one-man show, with a guy wearing dark sunglasses and a white Google Assistant jumpsuit loudly and enthusiastically giving away free electronics one by one to a snaking line of gawking tech-show goers. “He got a Google Home Mini! Let’s get a picture, boss!” he yelled out as I walked by on Thursday. “Google’s even giving…

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Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries, dies at 46

Dolores O’Riordan, the Irish soprano who led The Cranberries to worldwide fame as one of the most popular bands of the 1990s, has died, her publicist said Monday. O’Riordan, 46, was in London “for a short recording session” when she died “suddenly” at a hotel, the publicist said. “We are devastated on the passing of our friend Dolores,” her bandmates tweeted. “She was an extraordinary talent and we feel very privileged to have been part of her life from 1989 when we started the Cranberries. The world has lost a…

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Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries dead at age 46

Dolores O’Riordan, the Irish soprano who led The Cranberries to worldwide fame as one of the most popular bands of the 1990s, has died, her publicist said Monday. O’Riordan, 46, was in London “for a short recording session” when she died “suddenly.” “No further details are available at this time,” the publicist said. “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.” Singer Dolores ORiordan of the Irish band The Cranberries performs at the Admiralspalast on May 2, 2017 in Berlin.…

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Cranberries star Dolores O’Riordan dies: From Linger to Zombie – her most iconic hits

The Cranberries shot to fame in the 1990s after forming in 1989, earning a BRIT nomination for Best International Group in 1995. They also won an MTV Europe Music Award in the same year for Best Song, with Zombie; and an Ivor Novello Award in 1997 for International Achievement. The band released an album just last year: Something Else was their first Top 20 record since the late 1990s, and featured orchestral and acoustic versions of previously released singles, as well as new songs. But it’s their 1990s output that…

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Hugh Grant: ‘Robert Downey Jr HATED me when we shot Restoration, I was so hurt’

The two stars worked together 22 years ago on the Oscar-winning period drama, Restoration. Now the 57-year-old Brit has revealed how he believes the Iron Man actor had a problem with him. Speaking with People, Grant said: “[He] hated me. We did a thing called Restoration, and he took one look at me and wanted to kill me.” “I don’t know. I was so hurt.” However Downey Jr has since reached out on Twitter to Grant, to make up. The 52-year-old American tweeted: “A lot has happened over two decades!…

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Iceland is out to end its gender pay gap. Can the U.S. follow?

More than half a century after the Equal Pay Act became law, a woman in the United States earns on average just 79 cents for every dollar a man makes — a stubborn gap that is expected to persist until 2059. But one country is determined to end such income disparity, whatever it takes. Iceland, the rugged but progressive island nation between north America and northern Europe, this month became the first country to force employers to prove that they are paying men and women the same for similar work,…

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