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The Morning After: The Internet Archive imagines a bleak future for the Internet


Internet browsing has improved in many ways. Richer design, more interactivity, integrated media, faster speeds to do it all. But the internet is also worse in some places: no more attempts to illegally steal your personal information or legally track your fingerprints on the web. I click on a Pokémon plush toy that an Engadget colleague shared with me (guess who), and my inline ads on the sites are now mired in Pokémon litter.

The Internet Archive concocted a thought experiment to celebrate its 25th anniversary, imagining what the web might look like in 25 years. Paste a site’s URL into the Wayforward Machine and you’ll see a pop-up version of that page. The messages include a reading, “Classified content. The website you are trying to access contains information that the owner (s) have chosen to restrict to users who have not shared their personal information.”

Another, in Orwellian language, says, “This site contains information that is currently classified as thought crime in your area. The Internet Archive created a subsite that features a timeline of fictitious changes, including a law allowing companies to protect facts, which led to Wikipedia moving to the Dark Web, which would be pretty amazing.

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The reboot hits theaters on November 24.

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Sony Pictures has given a taste of what to expect with the first trailer. Writer and director Johannes Roberts (47 meters lower) said earlier this year that he was bringing the franchise back to its horror roots, well, the trailer supports those comments. Expect lickers, zombie dogs, and lots of good old-fashioned zombies.

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Automatic captions are now also available for streams of any size.

YouTube is extending the accessibility of videos to viewers with sight problems and those outside the English-speaking world. It is currently testing the possibility of adding multiple audio tracks to videos. While this will help international viewers – if you have the option to add other language dubbing – it should also allow descriptive sound for people with little to no vision. YouTube said the feature will land in the next few quarters.

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He will not fail.

In other good news, YouTube has confirmed that its annual Rewind video will not be returning. Rewind made his debut in 2010 but has struggled in recent years. In particular, with Rewind 2018, many felt that the video ignored major platform creators like Pewdiepie while also elevating famous people outside of YouTube. Never forget that Will Smith, uh,.

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It will go on sale exactly 20 years after the release of the original Xbox.

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Microsoft plans to celebrate the anniversary of its very first home system by offering a handful of translucent accessories, including the Xbox Series X / S controller you see here.

According to Microsoft, the translucent design refers to the transparent controllers that came with the original Xbox debugging kit. I have all the time in the world for translucent gadgets, having already installed transparent cases for the Joy-Cons of my Switch. It’s a great way to celebrate a console’s milestone.

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In a state where he cannot sell his cars directly to the locals.

Tesla is not only building a factory in Austin, Texas, it is also moving its headquarters there.

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It’s an S1H in a different form.

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In 2020, Panasonic announced the BGH1, its very first box-type camera. It was pretty much his relocated GH5S in a case better suited to video production. Now it’s time for an upgrade. Panasonic has announced the DC-BS1H. It’s the full-frame S1H in a new package.

Specifications include a 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor that can capture images up to 6K resolution. Panasonic claims that the BS1H’s sensor features more than 14 dynamic range stops and includes an optical low-pass filter as well as native dual ISO, all aimed at reducing moiré and noise.

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