Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."
Yay, Friday! … is what I usually feel whenever Friday afternoon rolls around, as I mentally make plans to hang out with friends or go out and play football. Sadly, that’s not an option this time around as most of us are residents of lockdown town.
However, to cure these weekend blues, I’m gonna leave you with a ton of stuff that you can explore while you’re trying to take a break from the gruesome news cycle.
- Get your creative juices flowing. Apple is giving a 90-day free trial to its popular video and audio editing apps Final Cut Pro and Logic X Pro. It’s notable that the company doesn’t have any trial period on Logic X Pro under normal circumstances.
- Rejoice music fans! Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails dropped two new albums named Ghosts V-VI for free. Both albums have hours of music packed within them. If NIN isn’t your jam, you can listen to new albums from the Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer or The Weekend.
Anybody out there?
New Nine Inch Nails out now. Ghosts V – VI. Hours and hours of music. Free. Some of it kind of happy, some not so much.https://t.co/Q7VZ1z8gFi
— Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) March 26, 2020
- Now is probably the best time for you to learn some coding. RealPython is offering free courses on Python programming language.
- If you want to feel relaxed, and play a game with some calming graphics and music, Monument Valley 2 is free on Play Store.
- While you’re at it, you might want to play Football Manager, as it’s free to play till only April 1.
- If you like to learn more about our solar system and planets, NASA has a fantastic Solar System Explorer tool you should check out.
Video of the day
It’s the weekend, and you’re not going anywhere. So, why not watch the longest match in Wimbledon history: A tiring contest between John Isner and Nicholas Mahut that lasted a whopping 11 hours and five minutes. A report from the Wall Street Journal says they burned 14,000 calories combined.
Meme of the day
*me in 10 years*
cashier: sir your bill is $20.20
— maruf (@m3aruf) March 24, 2020
Do you have something that is helping you through these difficult times? A video, an app, a song, your pet, or a joke? Email me about it at [email protected], and I might include it in our next Daily Distraction.
Happy weekend. Stay safe.
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