Language learning app Duolingo is debuting what it says is the world’s first bilingual true crime podcast designed for people learning Spanish. El Gran Robo Argentino (The Great Argentine Heist) tells the story of the 2006 robbery of a Banco Rio bank in Buenos Aires, where five men stole a fortune worth $20 million.
It’s quite the riveting drama; without giving too much away, the robbers became folk heroes in Argentina, and the heist was the subject of a movie — El Robo del Siglo— in Argentina earlier this year. For more, read Josh Dean’s great retelling of the tale in GQ (but obviously, spoiler alerts).
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I’ve been a patcher of Windows machines for … well, a long time — so long ago I remember when we didn’t have a Patch Tuesday. Instead, we got updates on any-time-the-patches-were-ready-day-of-the-week. So I’ve long been a proponent of controlling when and how updates install. Windows 10 patching has come a long way since it was first introduced to the patching public. Initially, its patching processes were heavy handed; Windows pushed updates to users whether we liked it or not. Now – as long as you have Windows 10 Professional– Microsoft is much less a bully and, in the case of the feature release process, almost gentlemanly like in its demeanor and patience.To read this article in full, please click here
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Seeing the needs of creative teams intensify during the pandemic, last month file hosting service Dropbox released a new toolkit to smooth out some of the pain points in the work day.
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A new algorithm that predicts the susceptibility of different animals to COVID-19 suggests that horses and camels are at increased risk of catching the virus. The project was initiated by Jacquelyn Brown, a staff scientist at Vanderbilt University and avid equestrian, after she learned that dogs and cats could be infected with COVID-19: I became worried about other animals that might act as reservoirs for the disease or be at risk. Since MERS infects camels, I was concerned about what would happen if my horse could get it?! Horses have massive lungs and a sensitive respiratory system, and we humans… This story continues at The Next Web
As the world’s largest PC maker, it’s not out of the ordinary that Lenovo would have several brands under its name. There’s the ThinkPad that it acquired from IBM ages ago and its own flipping Yoga family of 2-in-1 convertibles. It’s not usual, however, for these lines to cross but it seems that the stars may have aligned and have … Continue reading
Boris Johnson could face a Tory backbench rebellion as MPs are set to vote on the Covid-19 rule of six this week. The social distancing rule means that any gathering of more than six people – indoors and outdoors – is illegal in England. Downing Street confirmed on Monday that the Commons will vote on the measure on Tuesday. It comes amid growing anger from Tory backbenchers, who oppose more intervention and restrictions from the state. The prime minister’s official spokesperson urged tory MPs to back the motion, telling reporters: “He would urge all MPs to vote for it. “The measures we are bringing forward are there for a specific purpose and that is to help us to control the spread of the virus and protect the NHS.” The spokesperson added: “He understands many of the frustrations that people have but as the prime minister, he has to take a course of action that prevents the further spread of the virus and therefore protects the NHS and protects lives. “What we are seeking to do is get the right balance between protecting lives and livelihoods, which is why we are also trying to keep as much of the economy moving as we can. “In terms of the rule of six, it gives clarity to the public and is a sensible and helpful step in helping us to control the spread of the virus.” The vote follows around 40 MPs writing to the prime minister last week to warn him new government measures should have parliamentary scrutiny. Would-be rebels have been coalescing around Graham Brady, chair of the powerful 1922 committee of Tory MPs, who has warned the government it cannot “rule by decree” during the pandemic. With an 80-seat majority, however, it is unlikely rebels will have the numbers to defeat Johnson. It also follows a huge jump in the number of infections after a computer glitch meant some 16,000 lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 from the previous week were recorded late. Related...
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The ESO has used its VLT (Very Large Telescope) to discover something very interesting. Astronomers have discovered six galaxies lying around a supermassive black hole since the universe was less than a billion years old. Researchers say that this is the first time such a close grouping has been seen soon after the Big Bang. The discovery gives a better … Continue reading