Advertisement Mozilla, champions of free and open source software, have released a lot more than only a new version of Firefox in the recent past. Check out their new tools, which trick online advertisers, introduce faster browsers, and even manage screenshots.This is all in addition to the Internet Health Report, a tradition started in 2018 which we featured in another round-up of such cool apps and tools made by Mozilla. And of course, the company is still releasing periodic updates to Firefox to make online browsing easier, faster, and more secure.1. Track This (Web): Trick Online Trackers to Create Fake Profiles of YouHave you had that freaky moment where you were browsing about something, and suddenly saw ads for related products? Online advertisers are constantly tracking your every move to serve up targeted ads. TrackThis is Mozilla’s initiative to trick these trackers and protect your identity.So how does it work? TrackThis lets you choose between four “alter … [Read more...] about 5 New Mozilla Apps That Every Firefox Fan Should Check Out
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NEW YORK—Although Microsoft has released a number of new Windows builds to members of its insider program since the August release of the Anniversary Update, so far these haven't contained much by way of substantial new features. The contents of the next major update to Windows 10 have remained largely unknown.Further ReadingLiveblog: Microsoft’s October Windows—and maybe even hardware—event That changed today. At its NYC event, Microsoft revealed some—though the company stresses, not all—of what we should expect to see when the update is released next year. And as with the Anniversary Update, the "Creator's Update" will focus on various key areas such as productivity and gaming. 3D features "3D" is a big deal in the Creator's Update, and Microsoft demonstrated the operating system's capability to quickly scan, modify, and print objects with 3D printers. The stated goal was to make "3D creation" as simple as the process is for taking a 2D … [Read more...] about Windows 10 “Creator’s Update” will be coming for free this spring
Koons’s Play-Doh (1994–2014), at the Whitney. Photo: Cassandra Tannenbaum/New York Magazine It’s all helixed into this: something fantastic, something disastrous. “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” is upon us. One can’t think of the last 30 years in art without thinking of Koons, a lot. I’ve witnessed this career from very close range. I have seen him transform himself into the Koons hologram we know now; him polishing sculptures late at night in galleries before and during his shows; not selling his work; almost going broke; charging less for a sculpture than it cost to produce. In a Madrid club in 1986, I watched him confront a skeptical critic while smashing himself in the face, repeating, “You don’t get it, man. I’m a fucking genius.” The fit passed when another critic who was also watching this, the brilliant Gary Indiana, said, “You are, Jeff.” I agreed. No, Koons is not “our Warhol,” as so … [Read more...] about Taking in Jeff Koons, Creator and Destroyer of Worlds
Waller through the ages. Photo: DC Entertainment, Warner Brothers Comics commentator Ardo Omer’s voice swells when she remembers the first time she came across Amanda Waller, the hard-ass leader of the Suicide Squad. It was in the mid-’00s, during an episode of Justice League Unlimited, a cartoon starring DC Comics characters that aired two decades after Waller debuted in DC’s Legends mini-series. “The first thing you see is Amanda Waller’s presence, the way she moves, even before she speaks,” recalls Omer, who is black. “She was this short, big, black woman — the kind of woman I’d grown up seeing in my neighborhood, calling them ‘aunties’ even though they weren’t related to me. And she was standing up to Batman!” Omer was in awe. That moment is a decent encapsulation of what makes Waller groundbreaking in the annals of superhero fiction. When she was created in the mid-1980s by writer John … [Read more...] about The Progressive, Controversial History of
Koons holding a gazing ball aloft in his studio alongside several sculptures destined for his show at David Zwirner. Photo: Martin Schoeller/New York Magazine Honk Honk Honk! Honk! Jeff Koons’s 5-year-old son, Eric, is blowing a yellow plastic toy horn in his face, and the preternaturally unruffled artist is, for a human second, irritated. “Stop,” says Koons. “No blowing the horn.” “It’s mine,” Eric says. “It’s not yours,” Koons says. “It’s Dad’s.” Then he deftly takes it from Eric, handing it off to one of the children’s caretakers. We are standing in the middle of Koons’s quarter-city-block West Chelsea studio complex with the six children he has with his wife, Justine, who worked here before she married him; their nannies; and his extremely nice assistants, who exude an almost midwestern courteousness. I’m in the capital of the Koons empire, an earnest and … [Read more...] about Jeff Koons Is the Most Successful American Artist Since Warhol. So What’s the Art World Got Against Him?
When it comes to dressing for the Oscars, it's simply impossible to overdo it. But with the $30million 128.54 carat Tiffany diamond hanging around her neck, Lady Gaga had all the sparkle she needed. The A Star Is Born Best Actress nominee teamed the dazzling yellow jewel, famously worn by Audrey Hepburn in her promotional shots for Breakfast At Tiffany's, with a sculptural black gown by Alexander McQueen. Joining her on the crowded red carpet were Jennifer Lopez and Brie Larson, who glittered in metallic sparkling silver dresses for Sunday's annual awards show at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood. Breathtaking: Lady Gaga had all the sparkle she needed. The A Star Is Born Best Actress nominee teamed the dazzling yellow jewel, famously worn by Audrey Hepburn in her promotional shots for Breakfast At Tiffany's, with a sculptural black gown by Alexander McQueen for the Oscars on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre Incredible: Lady Gaga was joined … [Read more...] about A star is sparkling! Lady Gaga shines in Audrey Hepburn’s $30m Breakfast At Tiffany’s diamond as she joins best dressed silver sirens Jennifer Lopez and Brie Larson on the Oscars red carpet