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There's a big update coming to the Google Assistant for iOS and Android today. Google is resurrecting the predictive Google Now cards that used to exist in the pre-assistant era, and the company is sticking them in the Google Assistant interface.
Before the transition to the Google Assistant and the Google (News) Feed, Google Now was one of the best parts of Android. This list of cards below the standard Google Search interface tried to show you information before you asked for it. This included things like travel times to your common places, upcoming appointments, flights, and the weather. Google Now would even do really smart things like tell you when to leave for an appointment based on the live traffic conditions between you and the appointment location. During the transition to the Google Assistant, these predictive cards were buried deeper in the UI, and eventually they just stopped showing up. Google ended up turning the card stream into a news article feed, and, for a while, there has been no way to see many of these predictive cards.
The legal battle continues.
Facebook, Twitter and Google tell Congress what they block on social media, and why.
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One of the sore points of the Windows command-line environment is that the command-line windows themselves, the "console" windows, have always been a bit strange. Back in Windows XP, for example, regular Windows apps were themed, with their blobby title bars and bulbous red X button. But command-line windows didn't get the theme; they had a regular Windows title bar and borders. That's because the console windows were "special." A special, rather delicate operating system process drew them, and if that process crashed, your computer would blue screen. So no themes allowed.
Over the last few years, Microsoft has been working to improve the Windows console. Console windows now maximize properly, for example. In the olden days, hitting maximize would make the window taller but not wider. Today, the action will fill the whole screen, just like any other window. Especially motivated by the Windows subsystem for Linux, the console in Windows 10 supports 16 million colors and VT escape sequences, enabling much richer console output than has traditionally been possible on Windows.
Even with this work, however, the Windows console still leaves a lot to be desired when compared to its counterparts on Linux and macOS. Linux in particular has a wide range of console applications offering, for example, tabbed consoles. It also has applications like screen and tmux that allow multiple applications to share the same console. While there are third-party efforts to do the same on Windows (with programs such as ConEmu), they all tend to be quite limited: they work by creating a Windows console window, hiding it somewhere off-screen, and scraping the characters from that console window. This approach isn't robust; command-line applications that try to do complex things (such as showing full screen interfaces) often end up breaking.
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This week we’re serializing yet another episode of the After On Podcast here on Ars. The broader series is built around deep-dive interviews with world-class thinkers, founders, and scientists and tends to be very tech- and science-heavy. You can access the excerpts on Ars via an embedded audio player or by reading accompanying transcripts (both of which are below).
My guest this week is medical geneticist Robert Green, and our topic is the promise and peril that could come from reading your full genome. The cost of full-genome sequencing is falling so quickly and the actionable insights it can reveal are growing fast enough that this data will eventually be as widely collected as cholesterol levels (perhaps within a decade or so).
This will divulge the precise contents of your 20,000-ish genes to you and your doctor. Since some human genes literally have thousands of known mutations, that’s a lot of data—and on the day you first receive it, we still won't know how to interpret the crushing majority of it.
Long story short, it was a confluence of bad luck and bad advice.
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Like the early stages of the dot com boom, the initial speculative crypto bubble is over. Expect waves of rapid evolution next, as maturity kicks in and serious players emerge and scale.