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YouTube Will Now Let You Auto-Delete Viewing and Search History

YouTube users have been able to clear their history manually, but with the new controls they can set that data to automatically delete after either three or 18 months. The feature follows Google’s May rollout of the ability for users to automatically delete Location History and Web & App Activity (which includes things users have searched for and browsed). The new controls are accessible via myactivity.google.com. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2oBLLqY

20 Of The Best Experimental Short Films You Can Watch Online

20. The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928) by Germaine Dulac
19. The Life and Death of 9413: a Hollywood Extra (1928) by Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapić
18. Scorpio Rising (1964) by Kenneth Anger
17. The Nose (1963) by Claire Parker and Alexandre Alexeieff
16. A Movie (1958) by Bruce Conner
15. Outer Space (1999) by Peter Tscherkassky
14. Rain (1929) by Joris Ivens and Mannus Franken
13. Surogat (1961) by Dušan Vukotić
12. Begone Dull Care (1949) by Norman McLaren, Evelyn Lambart
11. Entr’acte (1924) by René Clair
10. The Blood of a Poet (1933) by Jean Cocteau
9. Un Chant d’Amour (1950, released in 1975) by Jean Genet
8. Street of Crocodiles (1986) by Stephen and Timothy Quay
7. The Mascot (1934) by Ladislas Starevich
6. Window Water Baby Moving (1962) by Stan Brakhage
5. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) by Maya Deren and Alexandr Hackenschmied (Alexander Hammid)
4. The Heart of the World (2000) by Guy Maddin
3. Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) (1929) by Luis Buñuel
2. The Hand (1965) by Jiří Trnka
1. Dimensions of Dialogue (1981) by Jan Švankmajer 

– Maria Cristina,Taste of Cinema

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Netflix now letting you delete stuff from your viewing history

Netflix now allows you to enter your account and remove the offending items from your viewing activity log. This function is disabled for kid and teen profiles—the better to help parents wage the losing battle to keep their kids away from violence, sex, and whatever the hell Princess Jellyfish is. The service is also reportedly testing a “privacy mode” that will allow users to watch stuff without it appearing in their activity logs at all, meaning you’ll finally be able to watch Toddlers & Tiaras without worrying about your roommates seeing it and putting you on a federal watch list. – William Hughes,The A.V. Club 
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A brief history of USB, what it replaced, and what has failed to replace it

USB really came of age with USB 2.0, and USB 3.0’s increase in speeds to 5Gbps […] it takes less time to perform system backups or to move giant video files around, and it relieves a bottleneck for 802.11ac or gigabit Ethernet adapters. It’s relatively comfortable to run entire operating systems from USB 3.0 hard drives or flash drives, especially useful if you’re trying to troubleshoot a machine or recover data from it. USB ports are often the only ports available on laptops, especially since Wi-Fi has reduced the need for dedicated Ethernet ports. The ubiquity of the interface guarantees support from all major chipmakers, from Intel to Qualcomm to AMD. – Andrew Cunningham,Ars Technica