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Physicists Detect Neutrinos for First Time Ever Using Large Hadron Collider


Last week, a team of physicists working in CERN’s Large Hadron Collider announced the facility’s first-ever detection of neutrinos, which are some of the smallest, most weakly interacting particles yet proven to exist.

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Volvo wants to make the whole windshield a smart AR display

Over the last several years, there has been a significant push in the automotive industry to prevent distractions that force drivers to look away from the road to operate their vehicle’s systems. This drive has ushered in a number of features in modern cars, such as voice control systems for infotainment and other car functions. Increasingly common are head-up displays, … Continue reading

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Jack Dorsey Reportedly Stepping Down as Twitter CEO


In a surprise announcement, CNBC reports that Jack Dorsey is expected to exit his role as Twitter CEO. No additional information. You’ve got to hand it to the man. Whatever goes on at Twitter, Jack’s kept his plans tight.

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What Is Telegram and Why You Should Try It

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Telegram is a multimedia, cross-platform messenger app that combines a lot of the features of your favorite social networks into one interface. Let’s have a look to see everything it has to offer.

Telegram has been around since 2013 but remains a hidden gem in the social media world. It’s got great tools for one-on-one chatting, group messaging, social networking, as well as voice and video calls. Telegram also offers remarkable privacy features, customization options, and cross-platform capabilities.

Take Messaging to the Next Level

Three screenshots of the Telegram chat interface

Telegram’s most basic function is one-on-one chats. It works just like texting and the DM features in other chat apps. But there are some bonus features that you won’t find in some other services. For example, Telegram allows you to edit your messages after you’ve sent them. So, if you made an embarrassing error, you can fix it without sending a new message with the correction. Not many messengers have this capability, but others that do include Discord, Slack, and Teams.

Additionally, Telegram lets you delete messages after you’ve sent them for both you and the recipient. That comes in handy if you send a message in haste, the heat of emotion, or maybe even drunk, and want to avoid embarrassment before the recipient gets a chance to open it. Not only that, but you can also remove messages you’ve received from other users on both ends. So, you’re able to spare the drunk texters the humiliation of discovering what they said the night before when hangover time comes.

Then there’s multimedia messaging. With Telegram, you can send one-minute video messages and unlimited-length voice messages. If you want to get around the video time limit, record a long video on your phone and upload it to the chat. Videos, files, and other documents sent through Telegram can be up to 2GB in size. That’s huge compared to other messengers. In contrast, Gmail and Facebook Messenger have an upper limit of just 25MB.

Sometimes, simple text or an emoji won’t do. Telegram offers more than 20,000 animated stickers that allow you to express a full array of emotions fit to your distinct taste and style. Stickers are standard among messengers these days, but no other services match Telegram’s sheer volume of choices.

Telegram includes other nifty tools such as scheduled and silent messages. Scheduling messages comes in handy if you know that you need to remind someone about something at a particular time or know you’ll be away from the internet when you need to send a message. Messages can send at a specific time or the next time the recipient comes online. Silent messages are great for when you want to message someone at three in the morning but don’t want to wake them up with a notification. The message will arrive with no notification attached, and they’ll see it the next time they check the app.

Next Generation Social Networking

Danny Chadwick's channel on Telegram

Channels on Telegram are comparable to a Twitter feed but are far more versatile. Whereas Twitter limits the number of characters in a single post, Telegram does not. You can also gussy up your channel posts with images, links, videos, and more. Plus, if you learn how to use bots (more on that later), you’re even able to add custom reaction emojis, comments sections, and URL buttons. Channel posts appear in your subscriber’s chat feeds, making it easier for them to scroll through just your posts and not have them lost in the noise and algorithmic manipulation you find on Twitter.

Chat groups are common among messenger and social media apps. But Telegram offers a few extra perks. For example, chat groups on Telegram have an upper limit of a whopping 200,000 members. This is a double-edged sword because larger groups tend to have a considerable signal-to-noise ratio. But when groups near the 200,000-member threshold, admins can apply to convert it to an unlimited “broadcast group” where only they can post. Admins of any group size have special abilities such as group analytics, the ability to post anonymously (as the group’s name) and assign members special responsibilities.

Groups and channels can start voice chats for unlimited audiences. It’s sort of like your personal radio station. You start the voice chat and start talking away to your audience. If someone else wants to talk, they raise their hand, and you decide whether or not to bring them into the broadcast. There’s also a live chat where listeners can comment on what’s going on. Voice chats also support video and the ability to share screens from any device. It can be a lot of fun when you attract a big audience.

Native Apps for Any Device

Telegram app options for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and Linux.Telegram

Telegram has native apps for all mainstream mobile, desktop, and tablet platforms: iOS, macOS, Android, Windows, and Linux. If you’re one of the rare users that don’t use one of these platforms, you can always access Telegram through a browser. Plus, logging in through a browser comes in handy if you’re not around one of the devices you have Telegram installed on.

When you sign up for Telegram, you must give them your phone number. But that doesn’t mean that everyone you chat with has access to it. When you create your account, you choose a username to share with anyone you want without disclosing your personal information. However, be aware that when you sign up for Telegram and sync your contacts, everyone you know that’s already on the service will receive a notification when you sign up. But there’s a way to avoid that.

If you decide to switch to Telegram and bring your friends along with you, don’t worry about losing those years of chat history. Telegram enables you to migrate your chats from services such as WhatsApp, Line, and KakaoTalk. It would be nice to see this ability extended to Facebook Messenger, but Facebook would have to allow Telegram access, which probably won’t happen any time soon.

Tailor Telegram to Your Tastes

Telegram's appearance customization screen on iOS.

Telegram allows you to change the look and feel of its interface through the Appearance section in the app’s settings. You can customize Dark and Night mode, the color of text bubbles, chat background, text size, message corners, and even the app icon on your smartphone. You can even create a custom theme yourself to send to other users or import one made by someone else. This level of customization is rare, if not unique, in the messenger app world.

Telegram Bots are an invaluable tool to make your experience exactly the way you want. It takes a little time to learn how to use them. But once you do, you’ll be able to create deeply personalized channel reactions, get special notifications and news feeds, integrate Telegram with other services like Gmail and YouTube, receive payments, and even build brand-new tools. If you’re a programmer or a developer, you’ll find Telegram to be a fantastic creative playground.

Lockdown Your Information

Telegram's privacy and security screen on iOS.

Telegram’s privacy and security settings have a lot to offer. The most powerful is locking down your app by requiring a passcode or Face ID to open it. You also have the option to enable two-step verification before anyone can access your app—an invaluable feature if your device is ever stolen or hacked. You can also limit who can see your phone number when you were last online, profile picture, calls, forwarded messages, and what groups and channels you’re a part of.

One of the most powerful privacy tools Telegram offers is self-destructing, end-to-end encrypted chats. Telegram calls them “secret chats,” and they’re separate from normal chats. To start a secret chat, you open a contact’s profile and select “start secret chat.” Secret chats are exclusive to the device you create them on. Once you start the secret chat, you can set messages to self-destruct after the recipient sees them. The self-destruct timer can be set from one second to one week. When you delete a secret chat, it’s gone from the Earth, leaving no trace on Telegram’s servers. So if you have super-duper secret business to conduct, secret chats are the way to go. Just be aware that nothing is perfect, and there are always flaws that determined snoopers can exploit.

Telegram employs end-to-end encryption on all video and voice calls made through their service, which means that nobody can eavesdrop on your conversations, not even Telegram. You might think that only spies and criminals need such tools. But, in a world where mass surveillance is becoming the norm, it’s good to have the peace of mind that comes with encrypted communications.

When you have a picture or a video that you want to send to someone, but you don’t want them to have it forever, Telegram lets you send them with a self-destruct timer. The timer can be set from one second to one minute, and the recipient won’t have the option to download the image in that time. As with secret chats, there’s no trace of the content left on Telegram’s servers. And although there’s nothing stopping screenshots, Telegram notifies you if the recipient nabs the pic that way.

If you decide to try out Telegram and decide it’s not for you, you don’t have to worry about your content and information staying in their system forever. When your Telegram account goes fallow, it’s automatically deleted after six months by default, with the option to set it to one, three, or 12 months.

Why Try Telegram When You Already Have Apps with Similar Features?


Telegram's website displaying the reasons why you should try it.Telegram

Most of these features aren’t unique to Telegram, and you’ll find them on other services such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, MarcoPolo, Discord, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and more. So, you might wonder why you should add yet another app onto your home screen. The answer is that no other app has all the features mentioned above. It’s the combination of all the things you love about your other messenger apps and social media platforms into one interface.

Telegram is also an excellentTelegram might be the best social media platform you’ve never heard of. Let us know if you already use Telegram, and why!  The big names in the tech world are constantly making headlines for being overtly political, censorious, and untrustworthy stewards of your personal information. Telegram prides itself on being a platform that anyone can use without fear that big tech will bring the ban-hammer down on them or use their personal information for profit.

Furthermore, Telegram has gone to bat for its users’ privacy against some of the most powerful governments in the world, most notably in Russia. In 2018, the Russian government demanded Telegram release encryption keys and private data of its users. Telegram refused and suffered a two-year ban in the country. So if they’ll stand up to governments at the risk of their own business, it’s a fair bet that you can trust them with your data.

The bottom line is that Telegram is a useful, versatile, safe, and fun app. You should at least try it out. It is best enjoyed with friends and family, so you may have to coax them to try too. But, you might be surprised by how many of them already use it.

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The FCC’s shoddy maps could upend Biden’s broadband gold rush


Washington is finally tackling one of the biggest obstacles to closing the nation’s digital divide: identifying the broadband dead zones where millions of Americans lack fast internet service.

But that’s coming too late for the broadband gold rush of 2021.

States and cities are already allocating more than $10 billion in federal pandemic relief to get broadband into underserved communities — the biggest government investment ever toward increasing internet connectivity. Another $42 billion in broadband expansion money is due to come from the bipartisan infrastructure law that President Joe Biden signed this month, but the government won’t start doling that cash out for at least another year.

For now, though, many states don’t know where to put that first round of cash. They have only a murky picture of where their internet dead spots are, thanks to the federal government’s reliance on broadband mapping methods that dramatically overstate existing coverage.

The Federal Communications Commission’s maps, based on data from telecom providers, have fueled years of complaints from local government leaders and members of Congress alike. And now they pose one of the biggest threats to getting millions more Americans wired with fast internet — an increasingly crucial gateway to jobs, schooling and commerce.

In one Mississippi county, the federal estimates of broadband availability are off by 80 percent, a regulator in that state has said. Ohio, West Virginia and Michigan, three states with huge connectivity shortfalls, have little idea how large their coverage gaps are or which counties have the worst problems.

Congress has required that better maps be in place before the infrastructure money is spent, which should make it easier to target the neediest areas during the second, larger round. But logistical hurdles are already threatening to delay the planned maps, pushing that larger bucket of money well into the future.

That means counties and towns that need the money now may lose out.

“The mapping has been totally inaccurate,” said Gayle Manchin, co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission and wife of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). She said bad data has historically been an obstacle. “The federal government is saying you don’t need funding because your state is completely covered.”

Her husband, who co-chairs the Senate Broadband Caucus, has cited estimates that the FCC maps overstate West Virginia’s broadband coverage by 36 percent — an error that rendered nearly 600,000 residents there ineligible for a recent round of federal broadband subsidies.

Current FCC mapping “stinks,” agency Chair Jessica Rosenworcel acknowledged during her mid-November confirmation hearing. “For too long, the FCC’s been working off maps that are not accurate,” she told senators, stressing that staff are “working morning, noon and night” to lock down better data.

Any stumbles in steering the money would hold political implications for Democrats, who have promised that their infrastructure plan will expand the blessings of speedy internet service to rural hinterlands and inner cities.


And delays appear likely. The FCC already faces a bid protest over its selection of a contractor to help with the mapping effort.

People far from Washington just want to figure out who in their community lacks access.

In February, civic groups in southeastern Ohio’s Athens County tapped high school history teacher Paul Isherwood as the county’s first-ever broadband coordinator, a privately funded position meant to create a strategy for using the incoming dollars.

His first thought: “OK, I need to know where all the fiber is. Where’s all the points of connection? Is there somewhere where there’s a map? Do the county commissioners have that, does the city planner have that?”

The reaction to his questions: Laughter at his naivete.

Some states ‘postured’ and ready, others scrambling

Plenty of broadband money is already heading out the door even before the infrastructure grants start flowing.

Cities and states can draw broadband money from their shares of a $350 billion fund created by March’s pandemic relief package, as well as a $10 billion Capital Projects Fund, both run out of the Treasury Department. Other pandemic relief efforts supporting digital infrastructure include a $980 million Commerce Department fund aimed at bolstering connectivity for American Indian tribes and another $288 million devoted to laying network gear.

Exactly how much of this money would go to broadband — and other connectivity fixes, such as cell towers — is in flux and varies by state. California has created a $6 billion broadband plan, while Virginia is eyeing $700 million, Tennessee $500 million and North Carolina $1.2 billion. States from Arizona to Wisconsin to Maine are pursuing plans to spend at least $100 million apiece. Individual cities have seized the potential too, such as Brownsville, Texas, which is tapping $20 million to lay fiber.

In Ohio, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed a law this summer creating a broadband program aimed at providing $20 million in state money to go along with the expected federal dollars.

Some states have an advantage, however: They’re armed with more accurate data about where to target the windfall.

Georgia worked to identify broadband gaps during the past three years, motivated by both the shoddy federal data and a hope to get money from former President Donald Trump’s never-enacted infrastructure plan. Georgia’s improved maps went online last year just as the state needed those details: coverage information down to the address, partly thanks to deal-making with local internet service providers. During Covid lockdowns, Georgia was able to identify where schoolchildren couldn’t participate in remote learning due to lack of at-home broadband.

Leaders now see those early investments as fortuitous, given the $2.4 billion the state received in its first tranche of pandemic relief money — $300 million of which will go to broadband infrastructure.

“We’re postured and we’re ready,” said Mike Curtis, director of planning and strategy in the Georgia Technology Authority. “We have everything in place — we have the vendors in place, we have the data in place, we have the providers in place. And we’ve got the money.”

He added: “We’re in graduate school. Some of these states, they’re in elementary, maybe pre-K.”

But the unreadiness of other states is unsettling policymakers who hope to see the money spent wisely. No strict requirements govern what data states can use to target their pandemic relief dollars.

“I am worried that there’s different standards in different states,” said former FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly, a Republican who left the agency last year. He projected that assembling better data could take two years, but said state officials won’t wait to start spending. “If they’ve got the chance, they’re going to try to do it.”

In Ohio’s Athens County, Isherwood supplemented his knowledge with speed test data from a company called Ookla — showing that at least 340,000 households in eastern Ohio had no home broadband connections. (In contrast, the FCC estimates that at most 328,000 households in the entire state have connections too slow to fit its definition of broadband.) But Ookla data is also far from authoritative, and Isherwood said the burden shouldn’t be on communities to figure out the scope of the problem.

The 200 or so residents of the county’s rural village of Amesville struggle with DSL service from Frontier Communications that Mayor Gary Goosman said falls well below the federal broadband threshold. When the Amesville library set up a Wi-Fi hot spot in the town center, people sat in their cars downloading homework assignments and filing unemployment paperwork, the mayor recalled.

Frontier spokesperson Erin Kurtz said the ISP, which emerged from bankruptcy in April, is “investing heavily to build fiber and bring lightning-fast broadband to communities across the country, many in underserved areas.”

But for now, the mayor said, the only alternative is pricey satellite-beamed internet — difficult for many in the high-poverty area to afford. “Erroneous” coverage estimates have prevented him from obtaining federal funding in years past, he added.

“We’ve always known we were behind the curve in terms of speeds and availability, but that really jumped in the last year,” Goosman said. “In Amesville, cellphones don’t work.”

And then came 2021, dangling its broadband dollars. More than 56 percent of Athens County voted for Biden, who has made broadband a kitchen-table issue and repeatedly invoked its importance this year.

‘This war over datasets’

Even the telecom industry, which is set to reap some of these subsidies, fears charging ahead without adequate information. One of its main fears is “overbuilding” — the risk that inaccurate coverage data could lead to the government subsidizing new internet providers that compete with established carriers.

“With billions of dollars flowing before the FCC’s broadband data collection is complete, yes, there is anxiety about that — that the dollars will not be targeted to the truly unserved,” said Patrick Halley, who represents ISPs like AT&T and Verizon as general counsel for the trade group USTelecom. “There’s no doubt that spending right now is based on incomplete data, and that’s not ideal.”

The telecom industry is a big reason the existing data is so spotty, however, given the wariness among ISPs to share proprietary information.

The nation’s central repository of broadband maps has been hosted since 2018 at the FCC, a telecom regulator that has limited authority over the internet. The methodology the FCC uses for those maps has drawn widespread criticism for overestimating coverage: Under the forms that the carriers submit to the agency, if one household has internet, its entire census block is considered covered.

Nationally, this means we still don’t know how many people need assistance, more than a decade after the federal government began releasing national broadband maps.

The official FCC figures say more than 14 million households nationwide are unconnected, lacking at-home broadband speeds of at least 25 megabits per second for downloads and 3 megabits per second for uploads. (The FCC’s current Democratic leadership says this speed definition should be much higher).

But the true figure is closer to 42 million households, according to BroadbandNow, a consumer-centric website launched in 2014 that works with ISPs to get more detailed data about pricing and coverage, while allowing providers to advertise on its platform.

Others have also jumped in to supplement the FCC maps. Microsoft, Ookla and M-Lab have sketched out coverage estimates using speed tests and other methods. Census data has also provided some sense, as has analysis from the Pew Research Center.

The Biden administration assembled these varying datasets into an interactive map this summer while pitching its infrastructure plan, allowing people to compare coverage information with other factors like poverty level. But the tool doesn’t contain any authoritative new data, even if it showcases how sharply the existing estimates vary.

The Treasury Department said it intentionally lets communities decide how to parse out the money.

Many states simply use the old FCC maps as a baseline despite their known issues, the advocacy organization Next Century Cities reported in May. Although some advocates welcome the leeway — saying local leaders are best positioned to identify broadband shortfalls — others worry about the political risks of sloppy spending.

“I have a real fear that there are going to be certain communities that are going to be spending money on things with unvetted advice,” said Joshua Edmonds, the director of digital inclusion for Detroit, during a Knight Foundation event this summer.

In an interview, he urged communities to create richer data to fill the gap. “Local communities need to be stepping up. … That’s not happening. Instead what we’re getting is this war over datasets, and you know this — whoever has the best datasets calls the shots.”

Washington, late to the rescue

One hard truth is that Washington mostly succeeded at creating a plan to fix its mapping woes — but did so too late to direct 2021’s flood of money.

After years of frustration, Congress passed bipartisan legislation in February 2020 requiring the FCC to collect more accurate data, largely modeled off a 2019 mapping pilot by USTelecom.

Implementing this law happened in slow motion over the nearly two years since.

The FCC finally got $98 million for the effort last December. A month later, Rosenworcel became acting chair and got to work — assembling a data task force, hiring an IT vendor, asking consumers and industry for feedback, and offering an initial wireless coverage map with data from the largest providers.

But many people still don’t expect authoritative maps until well into 2022, something Rosenworcel blames on the slow procurement process.

Experts say obtaining detailed coverage data could be a prerequisite for cracking the digital divide — and that better data, as in Georgia, could mean more effective lobbying for aid.

“Each state is going to want to position themselves so they can maximize the amount of dollars they can get,” said Eric Frank, chief executive of a company called LightBox, which transformed its expertise in crunching reams of real estate data to help build Georgia’s granular internet maps.

Frank insists nationwide mapping should be technically easy — a simple scaling up of what the company already did — and allow government officials to easily offer customized versions with “data layers” to boost analyses.

LightBox is eager for a larger role in that effort: This month, the company challenged the FCC’s decision to award a nearly $45 million mapping contract to a rival company, a dispute that could mean months of delay. Rosenworcel has suggested Congress may need to intervene to speed the process.

Trying to make do

In disconnected areas such as Amesville and its surrounding communities, the sense of urgency tends to outweigh any squabbling over targeting investments.

Liz Shaw, who lives just outside Amesville, reached her breaking point four years ago, when slow, unreliable internet service foiled her attempts to order items for the baby shower of her first grandchild. The page “just kept spinning out,” she said. “I kept getting the blue wheel of death.”

“I just slumped into the kitchen floor. I sat there and cried for maybe 15 to 20 minutes,” Shaw recalled. “Then I started cussing. And I felt better when I started cussing. I said, ‘OK, that’s it, I’m not going to be a victim here.’”

What that meant was organizing. Within weeks, she spearheaded a regional summit in nearby Marietta, Ohio, that lured then-FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn. Attendees told unsettling stories, for example the soccer coach who collapsed on the field and died due to the inability to reach 911 in time. Bad cell coverage.

The summit proved a success, catalyzing regional organizing — but even years later, the connectivity woes remain. Shaw teaches music, and the only way she can obtain internet service to conduct her virtual private lessons is through a pricey Wi-Fi hot spot. Even that gets too slow to be practical near the end of the month, when she runs out of high-speed data.

“I just can’t afford to buy more data,” she said. “You just have to stop at some point.”

Shaw is also quick to label the mapping “brouhaha” as “BS,” adding that coverage is “pretty much a math problem. Where is it — from the providers, because they’re the only ones providing it — and where is it not. Bingo. And I’m where it’s not.”

The region has seen small improvements. Carol Kirk, who lives three miles from the center of Amesville, can finally receive text messages inside her home, unlike three years ago. Gerry Hilferty, who runs an Athens County design firm that works with museums, said fiber internet service is finally connecting the Windy Hills Farm where the firm operates.

Still, Kirk complains that the DSL internet infrastructure elsewhere in the region is decaying and fails during heavy rain. Mice chew at exposed equipment, she said. Her internet goes out sporadically throughout the day. She can’t download apps at home and has to go into Amesville to do so. Sometimes she’ll leave a note complaining at the local ISP’s office while she’s there.

“When the power goes out or the internet goes out, I have to go up to the ridge and sit in my car and make that my office,” Kirk said.

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How to Separate First and Last Names in Microsoft Excel

Have you got a list of full names that need to be divided into first and last names in separate columns? It’s easy to do that, thanks to Microsoft Excel’s built-in options. We’ll show you how to perform that separation.

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How NASA’s spacecraft will smash into an asteroid and save Earth from harm next year

A NASA spacecraft the size of a golf cart has been directed to smash into an asteroid, with the intention of knocking it slightly off course. The test aims to demonstrate our technological readiness in case an actual asteroid threat is detected in the future. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) lifted off aboard a SpaceX rocket from California on November 23, and will arrive at the target asteroid system in September, next year. The mission will travel to the asteroid Didymos, a member of the Amor group of asteroids. Every 12 hours Didymos is orbited by a mini-moon, or…

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DJI tells Pixel 6 owners to borrow another phone to use its drones and cameras

DJI’s drones and action cameras have become popular among content creators and photographers for their high quality and powerful automation. And naturally, many of the same people chose to pick up a Pixel 6 for its excellent photo and video quality. Unfortunately, this combination isn’t working out very well due to a bug or incompatibility that’s preventing DJI apps from performing as intended, and it’s leaving some devices virtually unusable.

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The green future of big rigs is almost here

Anyone who has driven the highways in their part of the country has seen semi-trucks out delivering goods and other items. The semi-trucks you see on the roads today are powered by massive diesel engines able to run for a million miles or more. With the federal mandates attempting to push people from traditional combustion-engine vehicles to EVs, the same … Continue reading

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How to Change Date Formats in Microsoft Excel

Excel uses the same date format as your computer’s system settings. You may want to change the format of the dates, though, to make it more accessible for users in other regions, or to make your data more compact.

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