Keyboard shortcuts can speed up your work productivity on a computer significantly. They usually replace multiple operations that are performed with the mouse with a set of keys that you need to press more or less simultaneously. Take the opening of the Windows Task Manager for instance. Let’s introduce you to a few that will help you finish, various browser related tasks — manage tabs, search text, open websites, delete history — faster.
If you are using Mac, you’ll find that most of the shortcuts listed here will work just fine if you swap the Ctrl key for the Command key. If there are any exceptions, we’ll list them along the way and give you alternative shortcuts wherever possible.
Google is getting deeper into the tech side of the video and broadcasting business. The company today announced that it has acquired Anvato, a platform for encoding, editing, publishing and distribution video across platforms. The company says Anvato will join its Cloud Platform team and that Anvato’s technology will complement its efforts “to enable scalable media processing and workflows in the cloud.” Keep Reading
Two-factor authentication is a great way to keep your online accounts secure, but between hunting for your phone and manually typing in the auto-generated passcode, it can be quite a pain.
Google’s hoping to fix that with a simpler security prompt option. The next time you try logging into Gmail or Google Apps, you only need to tap ‘Yes, allow sign-in’ to authorize it. No more fidgety digits to key in before the clock runs out. Check out the full feature.
Mozilla is experimenting with a new feature in Firefox that lets users log in to the same site with two different accounts.
Containers is an “experimental” feature in Firefox Nightly version 50, which is designed to reflect the idea that people project different aspects of themselves in different contexts in real life. Containers brings that concept to the web.
Google wants to put the art back in artificial intelligence.
During the last session at Moogfest, a four-day music and technology festival, in Durham, North Carolina, Douglas Eck, a researcher on Google Brain, the company’s artificial-intelligence research project, outlined a new group that’s going to focus on figuring out if computers can truly create.