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Google Assistant can now sing you a weird song about vaccines

If you’re a Google Assistant user in the United States, you can now have the voice assistant sing you a somewhat cheesy, cringy jingle about the COVID-19 vaccine. The tune is available with the request for a song about vaccines and it is, mercifully, quite short in nature, meaning your friends won’t be able to use it to drive you … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/google-assistant-can-now-sing-you-a-weird-song-about-vaccines-08671974/
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This Thin and Light Asus Laptop Checks Every Box and Then Some

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Every time a new thin, light laptop comes across my desk, I become more resigned to the fact that it’s time to move on from my now 5-year-old gaming laptop. I’m careening toward middle age, and I need a practical, portable machine to keep my hips in their sockets. (I feel old, OK?) My desktop will always have a…

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How to Direct Message on Instagram

Sending a direct message to an Instagram user is a good way to send them a private message that nobody else can see. You can use either Instagram Direct or your recipient’s profile options to send a direct message. Now you can direct message another Instagram user on a Windows PC using the Instagram app for Windows. This wikiHow teaches you how to send a message directly to another Instagram user.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Using Instagram Direct on Using the Mobile App

  1. Open the Instagram app. Instagram has a pink, purple, and yellow icon with a camera. Tap the icon on your home screen or apps menu to open Instagram. If you’re already logged into Instagram, doing so will open your Instagram Home page.
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    • If you aren’t logged into Instagram, type in your username (or phone number, or email) and password and tap Login.
  2. Tap the paper plane icon. It’s in the top-right corner of your screen. Doing so will open Instagram Direct, which is Instagram’s messaging service.
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    • If you aren’t on the Home page, tap the house-shaped icon in the bottom left corner of the screen first.
  3. Tap . It’s the icon that resembles a pencil and paper. It’s in the upper-right corner of the Direct screen.
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    • Alternatively, if you have a conversation going, you can tap the recipient’s name on the Direct page, instead.
  4. Tap a person whom you wish to message. This adds a checkmark in the circle to the right of the contact’s name. You can tap as many people as you like.
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    • You can also type in a username in the search bar at the top of the screen.
  5. Tap . It’s in the upper-right corner of the screen. This opens a Direct message window.
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  6. Tap the Message field. It’s the long bar at the bottom of the screen that says “Message”.
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  7. Type in a message you want to send. You can preview the message in the Message bar.
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    • If you want to send a photo instead, you can tap the icon that resembles a photo to the left of the text field. Then tap a photo to select it.
  8. Tap . It’s to the right of the message field. Doing so will send your message directly to your recipient.
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    • If you’re sending a picture, tap the arrow at the bottom of the screen.

[Edit]Using Your Recipient’s User Profile on Smartphones and Tablets

  1. Open the Instagram app. Instagram has a pink, purple, and yellow icon with a camera. Tap the icon on your home screen or apps menu to open Instagram. . If you’re already logged into Instagram, doing so will open your Instagram Home page.
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    • If you aren’t logged into Instagram, type in your username (or phone number, or email) and password and tap Login.
  2. Tap the magnifying glass icon . It’s the second tab at the bottom of the screen.
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    • You can also just scroll through the Home tab until you find a post from the person.
  3. Tap the search bar. It’s at the top of the screen.
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  4. Type in a person’s name. As you type, you should see suggestions pop up under the search bar.
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  5. Tap a person’s name. Doing so will take you to their profile.
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  6. Tap . It’s below the user’s information on their profile page.
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  7. Tap the “Message” field. It’s the long field at the bottom of the screen that says “Message”. It’s at the bottom of the screen.
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  8. Type in a message. You can preview the message in the message field.
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    • Alternatively, if you want to send a photo instead, you can tap the icon that resembles a photo to the left of the text field. Then tap a photo to select it.
  9. Tap . This is to the right of your message field. Doing so will send your message to your selected recipient.
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    • If you’re sending a picture, tap the arrow at the bottom of the screen.

[Edit]Using Direct in the Instagram Web Application

  1. Go to https://www.instagram.com/ in a web browser. You can use any web browser on PC or Mac. The web version of Instagram allows you to access Instagram from a PC or Mac computer.
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    • Alternatively, you can download the Instagram Windows app from the Microsoft Store.
  2. Log in to Instagram (if needed). If you are not logged in automatically, enter your Instagram username (or phone number, or email) and password and click Log In. You can also log in with your Facebook account. If Instagram detects your account, click Continue as [username].
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    • If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you’ll also need to check your text messages or email and find the 6 digit authentication code. Enter the code into your web browser and log in.
  3. Click the paper airplane icon. It’s at the top of the Instagram app on the right side to the left of the other icons.
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  4. Click . It’s the blue button in the center of the panel to the right. Clicking this opens a “New Message” window in the center of the app.
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    • Alternatively, you can click an ongoing chat in the panel to the left.
  5. Type a recipient’s name next to “To:”. Doing so will display a list of contacts name that match your search parameter.
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  6. Click a recipient’s name. Doing so will add them to the “To:” field at the top of the “New Message” window.
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    • You can add more recipients by typing an additional recipient’s name below the last one and then clicking their username.
  7. Click . It’s in the upper-right corner of the “New Message” window. Doing so will open a new chat dialogue window.
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  8. Click the “Message” field. It’s the long bar that says “Message” at the bottom of the chat dialogue.
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    • Alternatively, you can send a photo by clicking the icon that resembles a photo to the right of the Message field. Then browse to and click a photo to select it. Then click Open.
  9. Type the message you want to send. You can preview your message in the message field at the bottom of the Chat dialogue.
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  10. Click . It’s to the right of the Chat dialogue. This sends your message.
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[Edit]Using Your Recipient’s Profile Using the Web Application

  1. Go to https://www.instagram.com/ in a web browser. You can use any web browser on PC or Mac. The web version of Instagram allows you to access Instagram from a PC or Mac computer.
    Direct Message on Instagram Step 28.jpg
    • Alternatively, you can download the Instagram Windows app from the Microsoft Store.
  2. Log in to Instagram (if needed). If you are not logged in automatically, enter your Instagram username (or phone number, or email) and password and click Log In. You can also log in with your Facebook account. If Instagram detects your account, click Continue as [username].
    Direct Message on Instagram Step 29.jpg
    • If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you’ll also need to check your text messages or email and find the 6 digit authentication code. Enter the code into your web browser and log in.
  3. Click the search bar. It’s at the top-center of the Instagram app. This allows you to search for a recipient.
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    • Alternatively, you can scroll through your Home feed until you find a post from the recipient you want to message.
  4. Type the name of a recipient. This displays a list of users that match your search parameters.
    Direct Message on Instagram Step 31.jpg
  5. Click your recipient’s username. This displays their profile page.
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  6. Click . It’s at the top of your recipient’s profile page next to their username. This opens a new chat dialogue.
    Direct Message on Instagram Step 33.jpg
  7. Click the “Message” field. It’s the long bar that says “Message” at the bottom of the chat dialogue.
    Direct Message on Instagram Step 34.jpg
    • Alternatively, you can send a photo by clicking the icon that resembles a photo to the right of the Message field. Then browse to and click a photo to select it. Then click Open.
  8. Type the message you want to send. You can preview your message in the message field at the bottom of the Chat dialogue.
    Direct Message on Instagram Step 35.jpg
  9. Click . It’s to the right of the Chat dialogue. This sends your message.
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[Edit]Tips

  • If you receive a message from someone you don’t follow, it won’t appear directly in your inbox; instead, you’ll see it in your “Message Requests” section of the inbox.

[Edit]Related wikiHows

10 Second Summary

1. Open Instagram.

2. Tap the Instagram Direct or the Home icon.

3. Tap Pencil and Paper icon.

4. Select a recipient.

5. Tap the “Message” field.

6. Type your message.

7. Tap Send.

[Edit]Quick Summary

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Source: https://www.wikihow.com/Direct-Message-on-Instagram
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Google’s New Family Broadcast Feature Sends Messages From Speakers to Smartphones

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Today, Google is announcing a bunch of new tools on Google Assistant smart speakers, displays, and even smartphones. The hook is that these are great tools for moms on Mother’s Day, but between you and me, they seem pretty legit for everyone, all year round. 😉

To start, the Broadcast feature is getting a supercharged feature that it’s needed for a long time: integration with smartphones. You could always broadcast from your smartphone to smart speakers and displays, but now you’ll also be able to broadcast from your smart speakers or displays to smartphones in your Google Family Group. The best part? It will work with both Android phones and iPhones. Dope.


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When you broadcast to your family group, the message will hit all the smart speakers and displays in your Google Home, plus send a notification to all the phones in your Family Group. Phone users can then respond to the notification with voice or text. This is a fantastic update to a great feature. Love it.

Beyond Broadcast, Assistant speakers and displays are also getting new stories from partners like Pottermore Publishing and Penguin Random House. For example, you’ll be able to ask Assistant to “tell a Quiddich story” or “talk to Who Was” for stories from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or stories from PRH’s Who Was series, respectively.

New games are also on deck here, too. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader will be available on Nest Hub, which should help you keep your pride in check. Apparently, you can even win fake money, which is…something, I guess?

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Finally, Family Bell is getting a few new reminder options for things like watering plants and cleaning up. There are even new songs to help—just say “Hey Google, sing the clean up song” to get a little jingle similar to the handwashing song. More songs will also be available, like the “brush your teeth song” and “go to sleep song.”

These features should begin rolling out today, though there’s no word on when they’ll be available to everyone.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/81456/googles-new-family-broadcast-feature-sends-messages-from-speakers-to-smartphones/
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How to Create an Automatic Outline in Microsoft Excel

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It can be tough to organize a lengthy spreadsheet to make your data easier to read. Microsoft Excel offers a useful grouping feature to summarize data using an automatic outline. Here’s how it’s done.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/724558/how-to-create-an-automatic-outline-in-microsoft-excel/
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Warren: Trump is ‘a danger to democracy’

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a critic of Facebook and other tech giants, on Thursday called Donald Trump “a danger to democracy” and applauded a decision by Facebook’s Oversight Board to uphold the company’s ban on th…

Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/552120-warren-trump-is-a-danger-to-democracy
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