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The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% “Peeling” Skincare Solution

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After a lifetime of watching skincare commercials, those of you who (like me) have seemingly oversized pores on your nose or elsewhere might be led to believe that you need blackhead-pulling nose strips to clean those suckers out. Maybe you’ve tried taking matters into your own hands (literally) by trying to squeeze out the grossness yourself ( I know, ew). And of course, it never really helps. Probably makes it worse, if anything.

Do just a bit of research on your own however, and you’ll discover that more often than not, those aren’t blackheads in your pores; they’re sebaceous filaments. And there’s really no getting rid of them, or somehow shrinking your pores. Genetics have dealt you the hand you’ll be holding all your life, for better or worse.

That’s not to say you can’t do anything about it, though. The general consensus for this not-really-a-malady-but-you-still-want-to-do-something-about-it is to use a BHA (salicylic acid) solution a couple times a week to chemically exfoliate your skin and give the appearance of smaller pores by deeply cleaning them to the extent possible.

The “Peeling” solution from The Ordinary contains 2% BHA (the normal recommended amount) along with 30% AHA to chemically, well, peel those old, dead skin cells off the surface of your face so the fresh skin underneath can shine. (Side note: That’s why the solution is named “Peeling” — it’s not something you actually peel off after it sets, like you would a mask.)

Now, this stuff is a little scary looking to use. It kinda looks like you’re putting fake blood all over your face for several minutes before you rinse it off. But hey, it can really do wonders, so just…don’t let anyone see you using it and you’ll be fine. You can even do a little evil cackling in the mirror, if you wanna have fun with it — I won’t judge 😈

You should know that BHAs and AHAs can have a drying, tingling effect on your skin during use. Here’s a helpful tip from an Amazon reviewer:

Make sure your skin is bone dry before applying this product or it can burn areas of your face. If you’re new to acid peels, don’t leave on the full 10 mins the first time you use this. Start at 3-5 and work up to 10. I have been using glycolic peels for years and I find this one to be good for a quick refresher. Kind of like a mask. If it burns too much, just rinse it off. Water neutralizes the acid.

I would also recommend NOT following up with a cleanser or anything after using this solution. That’s too much harshness in such a small time frame. However, it’s perfectly acceptable and even recommended to follow up 20 minutes later with a bit of hyaluronic acid lotion/serum to re-hydrate your skin.

TO’s Peeling solution can be had for $19 a bottle on Amazon.

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MotherHydra
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This is good stuff.
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Widgetsmith

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David Smith (tweet, App Store):

Widgetsmith lets you personalize your home screen like never before.

It starts with a wide collection of highly customizable widgets, which range in function from date, to weather, to astronomy. Each can be adjusted precisely to best fit your desired function and appearance.

This set of widgets can then be dynamically scheduled to appear on your home screen following rules you define. For example, a particular widget could show the weather first thing in the morning, then your calendar during your work day, then switch to your Activity ring progress as you wrap up your day. This lets you take full advantage of each slot on your home screen.

It’s currently #1 in the App Store’s Productivity category.

Rebecca Jennings:

There was a time not so long ago when buying an Apple product meant buying into a very specific aesthetic, one designed by men in glass-walled offices who liked to think of themselves as high-minded futurists. Their vision for that future was almost always the same: sleek, minimalist, and above all, simple.

But according to my TikTok feed over the past weekend, iPhones are now bastions of complex personal micro-identities. “How to make your iPhone home screen aesthetic AF!” begins a video tutorial with 3 million likes. On Twitter, users boast screenshots of their own creations, from Studio Ghibli to cottagecore, Mean Girls to “Katy Perry in the ‘Never Really Over’ video,” and“dirtbag Shia LaBeouf” (a personal favorite). To do so, they’re using customizable widgets with Apple’s refreshed Shortcuts app as well as other downloadable tools like Widgetsmith (The Verge has a good explainer on how to wield them). Used particularly artfully, the effects can turn the home screen of your phone into an ode to Animal Crossing or what BTS would look like in a late ’90s teen magazine — far removed from the traditional grid of rounded-edge squares with company logos.

Nick Heer:

I have no idea if Apple thought that Shortcuts and home screen widgets would allow for such wild customization, but I think it is terrific.

Jason Brennan:

I genuinely love how many people are going crazy customizing their iOS 14 homescreens and icons.

The instant craze is proof to me people are starved for (and can handle!) more options and customizability and don’t need “simplicity” as much as Apple seems to think

Julia Alexander:

It’s hard to say how long the fad will last, or how long users will keep their intricate home screens. Parrotte and Gia think part of it is simply creating the designs for clout. (“I think it’s a way for people to flex,” Gia says.) But with form factors and operating systems settling into a dull sameness, there’s a powerful appeal to having a home screen that looks different from everyone else’s.

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Turns out the chickens came home to roost after Mac OS 7 and people want themes. I won’t buy a Watch until this applies to watch faces. Apple failed at being an arbiter of taste and style so they need to, frankly, get the fuck out of the way. But! A ton of old white dudes think their preferences override your choice. Computers belong to YOU once purchased. Fuck Apple’s fickle tastes that are out of touch with the Everyman.
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Windows XP Included Incomplete Aqua-like Theme

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Tom Warren at The Verge, writing about some half-finished themes found in this week’s XP source code dump:

One is labeled “Candy” and includes a design that closely resembles Apple’s Aqua interface that was first introduced at the Macworld Conference & Expo in 2000. Although the theme is incomplete, the Windows XP Start button and various buttons and UI elements are clearly themed to match Apple’s Aqua.

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This is crazy cool history
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Alleged Pixel 5 Prototype Has Half the Body Covered in Glass With a Pixel 2-Like Two-Tone Finish

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Alleged Pixel 5 Prototype Has Half the Body Covered in Glass With a Pixel 2-Like Two-Tone Finish

Remember the two-tone finish that shipped with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL? Well, it looks like Google may have planned something similar for the Pixel 5, but it looks like it didn’t make the cut. However, the fact that there was a prototype suggests Google isn’t short of a few crazy ideas.

Top-Half of the Alleged Pixel 5 Is Covered in Aluminum

If you take a look at the current images of the Pixel 5, Google has opted for a generic single-tone finish, which is what the majority of smartphone manufacturers have aimed for as well. Then again, the alleged Pixel 5 prototype image shared by Twitter user Chun may give us a glimpse as to what Google’s design and engineering team were thinking. Firstly, there’s no image of the front side that’s been shared, so you’ll have to focus on the back instead.

The rear camera glass houses two sensors, and it looks similar in terms of the Pixel 4’s housing. It’s possible Google might be saving up on costs by opting to retain the same camera orientation. Thankfully, according to a detailed specifications leak, the Pixel 5’s main camera will not just get rid of the Soli radar, but the telephoto unit as well in favor of an ultrawide-angle camera for additional versatility.

While a complete glass back on any premium smartphone can have advantages such as improved aesthetics as well as the ability to be charged wirelessly, it presents a massive drawback; fragility. This Pixel 5 prototype most likely would have touted improved durability thanks to the top-half being made of aluminum, while the bottom-half being made up glass presents a possibility that it could be topped up wirelessly too.

Fortunately, as useful as this may be, the Pixel 5 would have likely looked like a royal mess when its choice of materials were compared against competing handsets. Thankfully, Google chose a single-tone finish when finalizing the Pixel 5 design and even though its rumored $699 price tag may be a bit high despite being cheaper than the Pixel 4, renders show that the upcoming flagship looks decent by all accounts.

Tell us if you agree down in the comments.

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Fugly if true.
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Upcoming Google Chromecast Leaks in Hands-On Photos and Video

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Upcoming Google Chromecast Leaks in Hands-On Photos and Video

We are already aware of the fact that Google will be releasing the new Chromecast alongside the Google TV pretty soon, but today, we actually have our first hands-on look with how the device is going to look like alongside a short video showing how the device works. This is not the first time we are looking at this because we already know that the announcement is going to take place on 30th September, alongside the new Pixel devices, as well.

The New Google Chromecast Shows Up in a Leaked Video and Hands-On Photos

The pictures of the new Chromecast come as a courtesy of a Redditor fuzztub07 and shows the device alongside the TV. You can look at the complete gallery below.

We can see the dongle that comes with a button on the back and it has a light right above it. The Chromecast Voice remote is going to have a curved back with dedicated buttons for both YouTube and Netflix.

In addition to that, the user also shared a video with us that shows the device's software and what you are going to get. It seems that you will be getting just 4.4 gigs of usable storage right out of the box. The Chromecast is going to be running on Android 10, which means that it will be updated to the Android 11 or Android TV later. The video also confirmed that the Chromecast with Google TV is going to bring a redesigned Android TV interface. You can check the video below.

Scrolling through the chromecast UI for those that were interested from googlehome

For those who are waiting for the release. Google is supposed to formally announce the new Chromecast along with the Pixel devices on 30th September, later this month. We are hoping to get a lot of information when these devices are finally released. We will keep you updating as there is more information available.

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MotherHydra
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A Netflix button? Really? Pedos, click here.
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Arq 7 Announced

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Stefan Reitshamer (tweet):

We had hoped to ship an Arq 6 update that was compatible with Arq 5 data by end of June 2020. But we wanted to ship something great, even if it takes a lot longer than we initially expected.

At some point we tried prototyping Arq 6 as a “native” UI on macOS, and realized we like it a lot better.

So, we decided to implement the entire UI as a “native” UI. It’s got better keyboard navigation, it’s more intuitive, has a smaller disk footprint, and supports drag-and-drop to easily restore files to your desktop or a Finder window. It just feels better.

It’s in private testing now. The data format and method of selecting backup items have been reworked again, and it fixes the annoying Arq 6 bug where unmounting an unrelated drive cancels all the in-progress backups.

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MotherHydra
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Eh, I get it but I also like what Backblaze offers more.
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