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What’s on your desk, Jay Peters? – The Verge

What’s on your desk, Jay Peters? – The Verge

The Verge lives on news, and Jay Peters is one of the news writers who keeps it going — searching out the latest info about what’s going on in technology, entertainment, and culture, and writing it up for the site. As with the rest of us, Jay has been doing most of his work from home over the last year — here’s how he manages it. Tell me a little about yourself. What is your background, and what do you do at The Verge? I’m a news writer here at The Verge, and I’m fortunate to get to cover all sorts of things in tech, gaming, entertainment, and more. On any given day, I might write about things like the iPhone 13, Pokémon gadgets, Marvel movie titles, Fortnite skins, or even the Monopoly Longest Game Ever edition. I had a bit of a roundabout path to this job. Out of college, I wo...
You Can Claim PlayStation Plus Monthly PS5 Games Before You Get A PS5 – Kotaku

You Can Claim PlayStation Plus Monthly PS5 Games Before You Get A PS5 – Kotaku

You don’t need a PS5 to score a “free” copy of Graceful Decay’s stunning Maquette this month.Screenshot: Graceful Decay / Annapurna Interactive PS Plus continues to offer “free” games to subscribers, and, in recent months, has even started offering PlayStation 5 games. If you don’t have a still-impossible-to-find PS5, you’re not quite S.O.L.. You just have to claim those games through a web browser. For $10 a month (or $60 a year), PS Plus allows members to play online games. Beyond that, subscribers receive monthly games at no extra cost. (These games are only “free” if you remain signed up. Stop paying your dues, and you’ll lose access.) The offerings aren’t always worth writing home about, but every now and then, PS Plus will put up some true gems. Recent months have allowed play...
Visual Studio Code now runs natively on M1 Macs – Ars Technica

Visual Studio Code now runs natively on M1 Macs – Ars Technica

Enlarge / The 2020, M1-equipped Mac mini. Samuel AxonMicrosoft has released a new version of source-code editor Visual Studio Code that runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs like the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini models with Apple M1 chips. The change came in Visual Studio Code 1.54 (now 1.54.1, thanks to a bug fix update), which is available as a universal 64-bit binary, as is standard for apps with Apple Silicon support. That said, Microsoft also offers downloads for x86-64 and Arm64 versions specifically, if desired. There are no differences in features between the two versions, of course. And the non-Apple Silicon version worked just fine on M1 Macs previously via Rosetta, but Microsoft says M1 users can expect a few optimizations w...
DOH considering investigation of Bachelor alum Taylor Nolan over tweets – Page Six

DOH considering investigation of Bachelor alum Taylor Nolan over tweets – Page Six

“Bachelor” alum Taylor Nolan, a licensed mental health counselor in Washington state, could possibly be investigated by the state’s Department of Health, which has received “multiple” complaints over her controversial tweets, Page Six has learned. “This week, we’ve received multiple complaints against Nolan in connection with the issues you mentioned,” DOH spokesperson Gordon MacCracken told us on Tuesday. “Those complaints are under assessment. Patient safety is our top priority, and we take all complaints seriously.” Last weekend, racist and discriminatory tweets about the BIPOC, LGBTQ and mental health communities — admittedly written by Nolan, 27, in the past — surfaced online. Her comments also included remarks many considered to be fat-shaming and slut-sh...
Microsoft adds Startup Boost, Sleeping Tabs to Edge build 89 – Ars Technica

Microsoft adds Startup Boost, Sleeping Tabs to Edge build 89 – Ars Technica

Enlarge / We're not sure why Chromium-based Edge's branding seems so thoroughly wet. MicrosoftThis week, Microsoft announced several more features trickling down to Edge Stable from its Beta insider channel. These features include Startup Boost, Sleeping Tabs, Vertical Tabs, and a more navigable History dialog. The company also announced some welcome interface tweaks to Bing—which Microsoft insists on categorizing as Edge features, but these items seem to apply equally to Bing in any browser so far. If you're not familiar with Microsoft Edge's release and download system, there are three Insider channels (Canary, Dev, and Beta) that represent daily, weekly, and six-weekly updates in increasing order of stability. New features debut there before ...
NYC restaurants opening in Miami due to less COVID-19 restrictions – Daily Mail

NYC restaurants opening in Miami due to less COVID-19 restrictions – Daily Mail

Famed New York City restaurants that have opened up in Miami despite the COVID-19 pandemic are reaping the benefits of lesser restrictions with business said to be 'booming' and overflowing with patrons and reservations.  While the once thriving hospitality scene in NYC has been largely been crippled due to the state's strict COVID-19 measures, some restaurant owners say Miami has opened up new opportunities to expand and survive amid the pandemic.  NYC's high-end sushi chain Kissaki is among the latest to open in Miami, with restaurateur and owner Garry Kafner preparing to open two new locations this year.  Celebrity favorites, such as Carbone, Cote and Sant Ambroeus, have already set up shop in Miami. Brooklyn's popular pizza joint Roberta's and Harlem hot spot Red Rooster have also rec...