YouTube Music Rolling Out Quick Picks Carousel on Homepage, Generates Radio Playlist of Similar Songs: Report

first_imgThe feature was initially spotted by a Reddit user two months ago and it now appears to be rolling out to more users. Quick Picks reportedly has five pages of four songs each that you can keep swiping music reddit davidcastle youtube_music_reddit_davidcastleThe new Quick Picks category consists of a carousel featuring four songs on each pagePhoto Credit: Reddit/ _DavidCastle_ – Advertisement – – Advertisement – YouTube Music is rolling out a new Quick Picks section on its homepage, multiple Reddit users have posted. The new Quick Picks category consists of a carousel featuring four songs on each page. On selecting a song, a radio playlist of similar songs will be generated. YouTube Music already has a Start Radio option that plays a number of songs similar to the one you are listening to, but the Quick Picks section seems to be an even more efficient, prominent way of introducing users to more music of their taste.Reddit users posted about spotting the new Quick Picks section on YouTube Music. The suggested songs, according to the post, are sometimes songs they have already heard several times but not liked. Quick Picks is positioned prominently in the Homepage, below Your Favourites and Mixed For You.- Advertisement –center_img A report by 9to5Google confirmed that the feature has begun rolling out to Android and iOS users, as well as YouTube Music on the Web.With Google Play Music shutting down and Google encouraging users to shift to YouTube Music, the latter has introduced several new features to make the music streaming service more efficient. Last week, YouTube Music added an activity bar that lets users customise the homepage by giving them easy access to music for featured activities like workout and focus. It also introduced seven personalised My Mix playlists for users on the Home page, featuring diverse artists and different moods.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement –last_img read more

USCG Grants BWM System Approval to Chinese Firm

first_imgChina’s Sunrui Marine Environment Engineering has received a Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) type approval certificate from the United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Center.The fourth certificate was issued after a detailed review of the manufactures type approval application determined the system met the requirements of 46 CFR 162.060.The Sunrui BalClor system incorporates a three step process consisting of filtering and electrolysis during uptake and neutralization at discharge. This approval covers fourteen models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 170m3/h and 8500m3/h.In early December, the USCG awarded the first type approval certificate to Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin for its Optimarin Ballast System (OBS).Later the same month, Swedish Alfa Laval Tumba AB and Norway-based OceanSaver AS received BWMS type approval certificates.The Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 system incorporates four ultraviolet reactor sizes, which can be arranged either individually or in parallel to achieve treatment capacities ranging from 85m3/h to 3000m3/h.The OceanSaver BWTS MKII incorporates an electro-chlorination, or electrodialysis, process to achieve treatment capacities ranging from 200m3/h to 7200m3/h.last_img read more

‘Is There a National Plan for Development?’

first_imgThe Chairman on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Joseph Nagbe, is proposing a national dialogue of planners and legislators to begin to sit together and determine how to develop Liberia.The Sinoe County Senator speaking on the floor of the Senate Chamber recently during that body’s debate over the House of Representatives US$73 Million Bill for concurrence, among other things wondered as to whether the country has a national plan for development. “Since I entered this Government from the 52nd Legislature to the present, I hold a question in my heart, and I am yet to find the answer, and perhaps it is the discussion that we are beginning. The question is, is there a national plan for development? Do we have that plan; if we have that plan where it is?”Senator Nagbe described slain former President William R. Tolbert, Jr., as a leader who had plan for Liberia. He carried the nickname ‘Speedy or Total Involvement for Higher Heights.’ “When he announced the fight against illiteracy, he strengthened all the teachers’ training institutions in this country, that is what we went through and it was free; you went to university and you were trained up to PhD level, came back and taught in Liberia, that was example of a national plan.”Amidst a noisy background from among his colleagues in Chamber, Sen. Nagbe reminded them that what the country was doing now is ‘try-and-error method.’ “We talk about country development and no plan, but still we give counties money, and as a result of that, they are doing little or nothing in our respective counties.”“In my mind, if there is a national plan how to develop this country, then we will be left as Legislators to decide what we do with the budget; but because there is no such plan, our meager financial resources are being fragmented all the time. As a result, the impact of development on our people is limited and woefully inadequate,” Sen. Nagbe asserted.He observed that the Government’s method of spending the national resources on development is causing the problem the country is presently facing. “How do you build a nation,  we have not got the spirit as a government, and I am saying this and I am taking responsibility for it; the way we are spending our financial national resources on development is causing us the problem we have. Here we are in the Senate now talking about US$73 million, some proposing 15 percent of the national budget; to do what with that money?”Now that they (Legislators) are so moved to begin to think the way some of them are beginning to think about the country, Sen. Nagbe maintained that the country needs a national plan; but was quick to warn that in the absence of that, any money that is appropriated, or disbursed to counties will be the same story like the US$200,000 that cannot be accounted for so easily.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more