‘If I choose not to speak out of fear, then there’s no one that my silence is standing for’: Amanda Gorman

American poet Amanda Gorman, whose poem resounded through the inauguration of American president Joe Biden, is a force to be reckoned with. She became the youngest inaugural poet in US history. Her work is unafraid and fiercely political, and in a Ted Talk and performance, she explains why poetry is inherently political, pays homage to her honorary ancestors, and stresses the value of speaking out despite fears. As she says in the Ted Talk, “Poetry has never been the language of barriers. It’s always been the language of bridges.” She…

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vivo X80 Pro takes impressive photos in the dark, latest leak reveals

The vivo X70 series brought impressive smartphones with mighty cameras, and the company is planning to keep it going with the next lineup. A photo appeared online, revealing the upcoming vivo X80 Pro looks, which will have four shooters, one of them being a periscope lens. The device will be powered by a Dimensity 9000 chip, and thanks to its dedicated ISP will take impressive night shots in a low-lit environment. On top of that, it will offer a preview before taking the picture, which is something that we’re yet to see…

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Flagship Smartphone Could Switch To MediaTek Chipset Next Year

Samsung could jump ship next year for its Galaxy S23 lineup and start using the MediaTek chipset for its smartphone as per a new media report. The company has mostly stuck to Qualcomm and Exynos chipset variants over the years, but moving to MediaTek and its Dimensity hardware could be a big development for both the companies involved. If the report has a strong base of truth, we could have the next Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone powered by one of the premium MediaTek SoC. The source quoted in the report…

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AmazonBasics wireless keyboard review: A quiet, affordable alternative to clacking keys

The AmazonBasics Wireless Keyboard, which Amazon trumpets as “quiet and compact,” is built for this age of open work environments. When personal space is at a premium and even the clattering of a keyboard can feel intrusive, this discreet device helps everyone get along. A surprising number of features for the price The budget-priced keyboard measures 5.6 x 17.7 x 0.9 inches and is constructed of lightweight plastic. Because it weighs a hair over one pound you may best tempted to throw it in a laptop bag and take it…

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The best Windows keyboard shortcuts for faster typing and browsing

When I was a kid, I’d absorb hints and cheat codes for the latest Nintendo games through a sort of osmosis. On playgrounds or at friends’ houses, we’d trade these bits of wisdom as if they were arcane secrets—even though most of us had simply picked them up by reading Nintendo Power. Those days are long gone, of course, but if a grown-up version of this phenomenon existed, it might be the way we talk about keyboard shortcuts. Discovering a new way to save time in your work can feel like…

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COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Ages 5 to 11, Here’s What to Know

November marks a monumental milestone in the battle against COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded its emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to children ages 5 to 11. This means, all children over the age of 5 are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine maker with full Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for people ages 16 and older. Parents have been eagerly awaiting this news, especially since many kids are back to in-person learning this past fall. Coincidentally, this summer…

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