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In a move that has sparked controversy, YouTube has announced that they will be expanding their site slowdown for users who have ad blockers enabled. The decision comes as the video streaming platform looks to strengthen their revenue stream and ensure fair advertising practices. Many users are expressing their frustration, claiming that this will disrupt their viewing experience and force them to sit through unwanted ads. Others argue that this is a necessary step to support content creators and maintain a sustainable business model. Only time will tell how this change will impact YouTube’s massive user base and the overall landscape of online advertising.

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Humans possess a unique combination of evolutionary adaptations that have enabled an unprecedented level of cognitive and behavioral complexity. Researchers in this study analyzed over a thousand skull and brain samples from Homo sapiens and a number of our closest extinct relatives to track the changes that occurred in human brain development during evolution. They found that the modern human brain has evolved rapidly over the last 35,000 years, both in terms of our cranial capacity as well as the symmetry and complexity of our brain structure.

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Apple is expected to launch USB-C enabled AirPods Max, its first over-ear headphones, in late 2024. In the June 2021 WWDC event, Apple revealed its plan to transition all of its Macs over the next two years to Apple Silicon. This move is expected to diminish the need for ports such as USB-C and as a result, the AirPods Max design will shift away from the port. Since the ports will also be removed from the iPhone 12 line, it is likely that USB-C enabled AirPods Max will use the new portless design.

Dropbox’s CEO, Drew Houston, believes that the world of work is permanently altered due to remote work enabled by the pandemic. He believes that the traditional “commute to the office” model is over and that employees should now come to work when it suits them most. He also believes employers should have more flexible approaches to remote work in general and create policies to prevent burnout. To make sure productivity stays high, he plans to implement measures such as bi-weekly meetings and regular check-in points for team members.

AI technology has enabled people to automate many processes in our lives, and now it is being used to automate the content creation process. Meta, an AI-based content creation platform, allows users to generate Instagram or Facebook posts in minutes, without having to write a single word. With Meta, users can create social media posts that are tailored to their brand, easy to schedule and optimized for higher engagement. Meta is just one example of how AI is revolutionizing the way people manage their digital presence.