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You now tell Google to forget everything you’ve searched for …but there’s a catch

You will now be able to delete the last 15 minutes of search history from Google on mobile devices, the Californian company confirmed late this week. The new privacy feature, which was first unveiled during Google’s IO Developer Conference, is now rolling out to users worldwide.

The option to remove the last 15 minutes of your search activity will arrive on the iPhone version of the Google app to start, with Android users supposedly getting their hands on the feature later this year. And of course, regardless of whether you’re on Android or iOS, if you’ve waited longer than 16 minutes to enable the feature – some details will be missed. Once your searches are outside of that 15-minute window, you’ll need to wait for the auto-delete setting on your account to kick in.

On a Windows or Mac, there’s no capability to delete the last 15 minutes of searches from Google.co.uk. Instead, you’ll also have to rely on the option to auto-delete searches every three, 18, or 36 months. By default, Google Accounts auto-remove search data after 18 months.

Of course, on any device, you can delete individual websites from your internet history. However, searching on Google.co.uk in the future would continue to surface a helpful (or, in this case – unhelpful) reminder of your previous searches regardless of what has been stripped out of your web history.

For example, while it has long been possible to remove EngagementRings.com from your history in Chrome, the next person who used the family could start typing ‘engage’ only to be prompted that you’d previously used Google to hunt for ‘engagement rings’.

The latest feature means that, if you suddenly realise that you’re hunting for birthday presents without Incognito Mode enabled, you can head to the main Google.co.uk page, click your profile icon in the top right-hand corner, select Manage Your Google Account, and then click “Delete History” from the menu.

Google says it has put this new feature front-and-centre because it believes it will be hugely popular with fans. That suggests this might’ve been something that forgetful Google users have been asking the company to implement for some time now.

Either way, it’s nice that you don’t need to be so precious about jumping into Incognito Mode every time you find yourself shopping for a gift, looking up a career move on a work computer, or, erm, well, come to think of it, we’re pretty sure those are the only two things that Incognito Mode is ever used for.

For those who don’t know, Incognito Mode is the in-built privacy-focused browsing mode in Chrome. While it doesn’t hide your activity from your internet supplier (or the websites you’re visiting) it does stop your activity showing up in the web history or predictive search on Google.

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Benitez: Forget ‘small club’ comments – I’ll fight for Everton

Rafael Benitez has said he is not “scared” by the prospect of managing Everton and insisted comments made about the club while Liverpool manager were made a long time ago.

The Spaniard became the first ex-Liverpool manager to take charge of Everton when signing a three-year deal, while he is only the second manager after William Edward Barclay to have both clubs on his CV.

There was some opposition to his appointment, with Merseyside Police investigating after a threatening banner which read ‘We know where you live, don’t sign’, but Benitez said he has experienced a positive response near his Merseyside home.

“To be fair, the Evertonians around my place are quite happy and very supportive. Even the Liverpudlians accepted it was an opportunity for me to come back to the Premier League,” Benitez said in his first Everton press conference on Wednesday.

“About the banners – we can talk about one, two people. You never know. It’s better to think about positives, how a lot of people were encouraging me to do well.

“Football is quite emotional and everybody will have their opinions. For me it’s a challenge, a chance to do well in the Premier League, and show everyone we can compete.

“I was convinced when I decided to say yes, or even decided to start talking. It’s not something I’m scared of, it’s the opposite. I want to win, I want to do well. That is to be competitive for me, to be ambitious.”



Sam Allardyce and Rafa Benitez








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Former Everton boss Sam Allardyce says Rafael Benitez will need to win over some sections of the supporters after taking over manager

Benitez managed Liverpool from 2004 to 2010, and during his time at Anfield the 61-year-old described Everton as a “small club” after a Merseyside derby in 2007.

Asked about making this remark, Benitez said: “It depends on the context. It was a long time ago. You are fighting for your club and that is what I will do now. I will fight for Everton.

“I will try to do my best every single game. I am really pleased this club is getting bigger and bigger.”

Benitez confirmed Duncan Ferguson will be one of his assistant managers alongside Francisco de Miguel Moreno. Antonio Gomez, a midfielder in Benitez’s Real Madrid youth teams, will be his first-team coach and senior analyst.










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Rafael Benitez has started work as Everton’s new manager, leading his first training session with his new squad of players.
Pictures: Everton TV

“Duncan is an Everton legend and has great experience. He will be vital for us with his coaching expertise and understanding of the players,” Benitez added.

Benitez was also asked about transfer targets, but would not be drawn on names when Denzel Dumfries and Kalidou Koulibaly were mentioned.

He said: “The reality is that when you go to any club the manager has an important opinion, but you have to work in the context that you have a director of football, the board, financial restrictions.

“I’m quite happy with the commitment of the lads, they’re training really well. I think we can improve things, and if we can add players that are good for us, that’s the objective.”

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Forget headphones! Sony just announced a new speaker that you WEAR

If you hate wearing headphones, Sony might have the perfect – if not, the whackiest – solution. The Japanese technology firm has announced the launch of its new SRS-NB10 speaker, which users actually wear. Yes, you did read that correctly. This clever device pops on your shoulders and blasts music straight into your ears.

If you’re worried about how that might sound, Sony is confident you’ll be left impressed as it has packed a full-range speaker unit that’s angled upwards so the audio is optimised for your ears alone.

There’s also some decent bass and the tech company is boasting that things should still sound good even when volumes are low.

Along with booming out your favourite playlists, the SRS-NB10 has been designed to connect to two devices at the same time meaning you can easily switch from a music player to your laptop. That should mean your next zoom call can be heard loud clear. Another bonus is that people on the other end of the line should also be able to hear you thanks to Precise Voice Pickup Technology.

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This uses two high-quality directional (beam-forming) microphones, combined with advanced audio signal processing to minimises feedback and any annoying echoes.

Clearly, you won’t want this wearable speaker to be plugged into a wall so Sony has packed a battery inside that lasts for a whopping 20 hours.

It’s also IPX4 splash-proof. That doesn’t mean you can wear it in the shower but should be fine if it gets a bit wet when doing the washing up. Finally, to make sure it stays comfy you’ll find it covered in fabric and there’s a white or charcoal grey to match your style.

If the whole concept of wearing a speaker around your neck doesn’t sound totally bonkers, you’ll be able to pick up the Sony SRS-NB10 from September 2021 for approximately €150 (around £130).

Author: David Snelling
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Bob Bullock Texas history museum pulls out of ‘Forget the Alamo’ book event after conservative pressure

Bob Bullock Texas history museum

AUSTIN (KXAN) — With mere hours to go before a scheduled book event on Thursday, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin removed itself from a discussion on a controversial new book that re-examines the narrative around Texas’ iconic Alamo landmark.

Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth,” was released earlier this year and attempts to present the “truth” around what happened at The Alamo and those viewed as heroes for the battle. Especially given a critical eye are Texas’ legends James Bowie and William Barret Travis.

Authors Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford argue they’re not asking people to “forget” the Alamo, but to understand the full truth of the bloody battle: namely that it was fought in large part to preserve slavery but is historically recounted as a “heroic Anglo narrative.”

The Bullock Museum was set to talk to the book’s authors but announced at around 4 p.m., San Antonio Express-News reports. The museum cited concerns from its board of directors, which includes conservative state lawmakers Gov. Greg Abbot, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan.

Co-author Tomlinson responded to the cancellation, saying: ““I think we’re being censored, which is a shame because the mission of the Texas history museum is to promote examining our past. “We’ve done more than a dozen events, and this is the first time we’ve been shut down like this.”

Despite its criticism, “Forget the Alamo,” has been lauded by several historical writers, in addition to The New York Times, Houston Chronicle and Wall Street Journal.

San Antonio Express-News reached out to Gov. Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, but have not yet heard back.

The event’s cancelation comes hot on the heels of ongoing debate nationwide over the alleged teaching of critical race theory in America’s public schools — despite the high unlikelihood of ever encountering the doctrines outside of a law school, where they originated.

CRT, while not a singular set of lesson plans, examines the history of the U.S. and its inequitable legal treatment of Black and brown Americans. A Harvard analysis explains CRT aims to aid white people in identifying their own biases and privilege, while giving people of color understanding of how they’ve been systemically disenfranchised.

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Author: Russell Falcon

Forget the FIFA 22 demo and download the PES 2022 beta now!

With very little fanfare or pomp, Konami has made it possible to start testing out PES 2022 this week.

Available now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X, the PES 2022 beta demo can be downloaded and played until July 8.

And as you might expect, this testing period is expected to include bugs, gameplay issues and other problems.

But it will also give footy fans their first taste of what PES 2022 will be like to play later this year.

The best part of the new PES beta demo is that you don’t have to sign up for anything or pre-order a future product.

Gamers won’t even need a PS Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscription to enjoy the game online with others, Konami has confirmed.

A message from Konami confirms: “KONAMI is proud to announce that a new football experience is on its way!

To prepare for its launch, we’ll be running an open beta prior to the game’s official launch. The purpose of this beta test is to evaluate the quality of the online matchmaking and connection to the servers.

“Please note that gameplay mechanics, balancing, animations and graphics are all under development and will be improved before the official launch.

“With all that out of the way, we would like to invite you to participate in this open beta, and we would greatly appreciate it if you could share with us your thoughts and feedback on your experience.”

Gamers will need to find the new PES 2022 beta demo on their chosen platform by searching the store.

This means using your console’s official store to find the “New Football Game Online Performance Test” and launch the game.

From what has been shared so far, the test supports cross-gen play between different consoles.

This appears to be limited to Xbox gamers playing with Xbox Series X owners and the same on the PlayStation platform.

There is no word on whether more options will be added before the end date in July but the current playable teams are Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Barcelona.

Commenting on the new beta, Konami posted this new message to fans, revealing: “The chief goal of the New Football Game Online Performance Test is to assess the stability and connection quality of our servers during online matches.

“For more details on the official release and the game itself, keep tuned for our announcement planned for 21/07/2021.

The full rundown of features and options coming with the PES 2022 beta includes the following:

  • Only a limited number of teams are available to play during this test. Each team has a squad of 22 players, chosen according to how many matches they appeared in and total match play time.
  • You do not need to subscribe to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold to participate in online multiplayer games for this test.
  • Cross-generation play between PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5 is available.
  • Cross-gen Multiplayer between Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is available.
  • This game is currently under development, so unexpected errors, such as crashes, may occur.
  • We may need to perform unscheduled maintenance during the test.
  • In order to participate in the test, you must agree to the Terms of Use inside the game.
  • Game data from this test cannot be carried over to the official launch version.
  • You will not be able to play the beta test version of this game once the test period has ended.

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Fortnite event: Forget Thanos Cup, Cosmic Summer update is almost here

Gamers eager to join the Thanos Cup today have been warned that a much bigger Fortnite event will be kicking off on Believer Beach this week.

For anyone interested, the Thanos Cup will be going live today and will provide gamers with a chance of unlocking the Thanos skin.

This will also be released on the Epic Games Store, meaning everyone will be able to purchase it around June 26.

However, for those who want it early, today will be the day to try and score a Thanos outfit for free.

A message from Epic Games explains: “Three years after his LTM debut in Fortnite, Thanos arrives in the Item Shop for the very first time. Beginning at 8pm ET on June 26, 021, you can play as the Mad Titan himself, even equipping the Infinity Gauntlet Back Bling inspired by Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame – completed with all six Infinity Stones.

“Before Thanos arrives in the Item Shop, players will have the opportunity to get his Outfit and Back Bling inspired by Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame first by competing in the Thanos Cup on June 21!

“Grab your Duos partner and compete in up to 10 total matches in 3 hours to earn as many points as you can.

“The top-performing teams in each region will earn the Thanos Outfit and Back Bling inspired by Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame. For anyone who earns 8 total points, you’ll receive the Thanos Watches! Spray. Note: It may take several days before prizing can be rewarded to all players.

But even though it will be a big deal to unlock Thanos as a skin in Fortnite, something bigger is on the horizon.

Epic Games has confirmed that a new Summer event is in the works and will be released this week after the usual maintenance.

We even know when it will be happening and where to go to experience what Epic Games has planned.

There’s a good chance of some map changes and some new Easter eggs to find around the island.

Epic Games has also confirmed that there will be new rewards to unlock and challenges to complete, with two weeks worth of stuff being planned.

A message from Epic Games adds: “YOU’RE INVITED. Save the Date! Event: Cosmic Summer Celebration. When: June 22 at 9AM ET.

“Where: Believer Beach Please reply YES or NO to this invitation.

“The festivities include new quests, new rewards, and a whole lot of fun with your friends. Looking forward to sharing more about this 2-week party, starting June 22nd.”

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Forget Prime Day! Currys reveals 'epic' deals on iPhone, Google Nest speakers and 4K TVs

Amazon will kick-start this year’s Prime Day sale on Monday, June 21 with the online retailer expected to slash prices across a swathe of products including its popular Echo smart speakers. Prime Day is always a good time for Prime members to bag a bargain but it seems another UK store is fighting back with its own sale.

Currys has just announced the launch of its latest ‘epic’ sale with the tech retailer dropping costs on a number of gadgets including 4K TVs, Google Nest devices, headphone and Philips Hue lighting.

There’s also some deals on Apple’s iPhone with customers able to grab totally unlimited data at no extra cost.

That means you can pop the latest iPhone 12 in your pocket with all you can eat access to the web for just £34.99 per month.

Speaking about the sale, Currys said: “Today, Currys PC World, the UK’s largest electrical retailer and Carphone Warehouse, the UK’s largest independent mobile phone retailer, announce their Epic Deals event, with huge savings across some amazing tech, launching from the 17th June in-store and online.”

So, if you are feeling flush and fancy buying a new gadget, here are all the best deals from Currys.

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How to get ‘a killer deal’ when booking a holiday online – 'don't forget Covid cover'

Use comparison sites

It might be obvious that in order to get the cheapest price you have to compare it with others beforehand. But which platform is offering the best deals at the moment?

Nicky Kelvin, travel expert and Head of travel website The Points Guy UK, explained that his favourite and one of the most powerful tools especially for air travel is Google Flights.

“Much like Google itself, Google Flights offers an unparalleled aggregation of data and options which we can use to save time and money during the trip planning process.”

However, travel expert warned that it is important to be fast: “Deals across the travel world pop up each and every day — and disappear just as fast.”

Setting a price alert is a very useful trick, as it will let you know straight away when the price of the holiday you’re looking for has gone down. “A number of sites, like Google Flights and Skyscanner, allow you to track price alerts and can allow you to avoid peak travel times (and therefore higher costs).”

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Forget PS Plus for now, Play at Home’s final free PS4 game is disappearing

“Only by enduring the harsh landscape and earning the respect of the Banuk, will Aloy gain the allies, abilities and knowledge she needs to uncover a secret from the past – and stop a threat to the future.”

Sony has also announced that while this will be the last free Play at Home game to download, for now, they will be offering a number of in-game bonuses next week.

This includes XP Tokens for Call of Duty Warzone, among a number of other games that don’t require PS Plus.

This time, Sony will be offering a selection of free in-game content and virtual currency for some popular PlayStation games, including Destruction AllStars, NBA 2K21, Rocket League, and more.

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Review: Before I Forget – A Poignant Portrayal Of Dementia

It’s not often that a game with a high profile tackles a particularly difficult and emotive illness, though when they get it right they’re rightly lauded for bringing these topics into the gaming medium. Before I Forget earned attention and headlines – with some notable award nominations – for its portrayal of dementia, and we spoke to the developers to learn more. Having experienced the game on Nintendo Switch it’s easy to understand the praise; Before I Forget approaches a delicate and often personal subject with due care and sensitivity. As a narrative experience it hits its marks, but is also clearly not a game that will appeal to all.

It’s worth starting with a brief introduction to dementia as an illness, as it is the driver here for the narrative and game design. It’s a disease most commonly associated with old age, though early onset dementia is becoming more known among younger sufferers. Its symptoms can be confusing and frightening, both for the victim and their loved ones; elements of paranoia and hallucinations can occur, in some cases. A common thread is what it does to a sufferer’s memory – small details and snippets of memories from decades ago can be clear as day while current circumstances, tasks and routines can often be forgotten.

Before I Forget, developed primarily by two people with some contributions and help from a small group, reflects on these symptoms in one setting. The protagonist, Sunita, is at home, and at the very start your first task is to find and put on her glasses. The storytelling is largely environmental, such as notes around the house designed to help Sunita remember appointments, key information and more. Even the notes are an affecting part of the narrative, as old scraps of paper full of sentiment share space with notes of practical advice.

What unfolds, over the course of less than one hour in a typical playthrough, is a journey through memories and the mundane within that house setting. It’s a linear path in a first-person perspective, all told, with doors locked and barriers in the way so that you’re directed to the next beat; considering the topic, though, this is handled well. There’s some very light puzzle-solving, though they’re extremely simple, so this certainly qualifies as a game that is simply about exploring rooms while the story unfolds around you.

Though structurally simple, both the visual design and script elevate the experience. In terms of the script and performances there’s some excellent voice acting for our protagonist and her loved one. It’s an understated, grounded and believable performance, with Sunita’s observations, memories and fears drawing you into events.

Visually, much of the house starts the game in a stylised greyscale; as you interact with objects and trigger Sunita’s memories there is a gradual spread of colour, a good representation of familiarity returning. Blank notes serving as simple reminders fill in as Sunita reads them, and some sentimental objects will cause the screen to transition to a dream-like scene, evoking a key memory. Playing primarily in handheld mode we were impressed with how it looked, too, with the painterly style working well on the portable screen.

The visuals blend beautifully with the audio design, in particular the use of thematically appropriate music. There are spells of the game that play out in near silence, with only your movement and interactions with doors and objects being audible, but this adds greater impact to a beautiful piano-based score when it is utilised. It becomes clear why the game recommends that you play through in one sitting, ideally with headphones.

Another nice touch, considering the brevity of the game, is that you can do another run with developer commentary enabled. This is primarily audio of the two main game creators, but we do also hear from the game’s composer, for example. The implementation is clever, with speech bubbles around the house that can be triggered to play each clip of commentary.

In terms of the quality of the Switch version itself, we were generally pleased with how well the game holds together on the system. Though the visuals are simple they’re also stylistic, and the colour-based transitions are beautiful in action. The hardware mostly holds up, but there are rare and brief moments where there is a little stuttering or slowdown; this is a slow-paced game so it has no real impact on gameplay, but it’s our duty to mention it.

Another key takeaway is that, ultimately, it’s a sombre experience, and even with moments of happiness and levity there’s the underlying disease and its implications. Considering the topic it’s inevitable that the experience will be an emotional one, and those with experience of dementia with family or friends – such as this writer – will certainly find it tough at times. However, with games like this that’s to be expected, and the storytelling does also show the joys in a life well lived and how memories can be so uplifting.

Conclusion

Before I Forget is a short, beautiful experience that nevertheless approaches a challenging and rather sombre subject. It takes creative bravery to share a game that represents the impact of dementia, and to do so sensitively and as accurately as possible; it achieves this goal. We not only suffer the disease with Sunita, but engage with the successes and joys of her life. Before I Forget finds a careful balance that is to be commended.

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