How to create a Google Site and easily publish your own custom website

calendar: Google Sites makes it easy to create your own website. Westend61/Getty Images

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Google Sites makes it easy to create your own website. Westend61/Getty Images

  • You can create a Google Site for personal or business use simply by heading to the Google Sites website.
  • When you create your Google Site, you’ll be offered templates to help you bring your site to life, even if you lack web-building skills.
  • Before you publish the Google Site, you’ll be asked to choose its URL, or input a URL that you already own.
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If you’re running a business and want to promote your work, need a professional portfolio that people can use to learn more about you, or simply want to share your thoughts, you might consider making your own website.


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There are dozens of companies that can help you build and publish a website. But Google Sites makes the process simple, straightforward,

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Trump Shares Video Claiming Voter Fraud Featuring ‘Cyber Analyst’ Who Was Admin of QAnon-Linked Website

A video tweeted by President Donald Trump on Wednesday, which contained a series of unsubstantiated allegations of voting fraud, featured a man who is suspected of being closely intertwined with the “QAnon” conspiracy.

In a post to his 88.9 million followers, the president pitched the clip as evidence that the November 3 election was rigged in favor of Democrat Joe Biden.

Since losing to Biden, Trump has latched onto the idea that voting machines owned by a company called Dominion may have been hacked, manipulated or tampered with to alter ballots, despite there being no evidence to suggest the claim is accurate.

The video was a news segment published on Monday by One America News Network OANN, a pro-Trump outlet. It was centered around an interview with a “cyber analyst” who suggested there were security vulnerabilities in Dominion systems.

The man, who was described as a “large

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What is a trackpad? Here’s what you need to know about your computer’s built-in mouse

a close up of a computer keyboard: Trackpads or touchpads help you navigate programs on your laptop like a traditional mouse. Ye Naiquan /EyeEm/Getty Images

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Trackpads or touchpads help you navigate programs on your laptop like a traditional mouse. Ye Naiquan /EyeEm/Getty Images

  • You can use a trackpad — also known as a touchpad or glide pad — to click, scroll, zoom in and out, switch between tabs, and more on your computer.
  • Trackpads are commonly found on laptops, but they can also be used with desktops in place of a mouse.
  • Your trackpad type and capabilities will be dependent on the kind of desktop or laptop device you have, such as a Mac or Windows PC. 
  • Trackpads take up less space and require less strain on your wrists but must be frequently cleaned and maintained to avoid user issues. 
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If you’re reading this on a laptop, you’re likely using a trackpad right now. 


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Travel Channel Paranormal Programming Highlights for November 23rd



Don Wildman uncovers dark and twisted tales of the paranormal from all around the world. Using his thirst for adventure and his love of storytelling, Wildman reveals the supernatural is all around us – if you know who to talk to and where to look. [Hour-long episodes]

SERIES PREMIERE: “Women Scorned” – Premieres Monday, November 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Don Wildman explores terrifying tales of scorned women seeking vengeance from the other side, including a woman accused of seducing her husbands with witchcraft and an Inca princess who guards her family’s treasure with a deadly curse.

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Host Don Wildman explores Poland’s Niedzica Castle in “Dark Tales With Don Wildman”



World-renowned paranormal investigator Jason Hawes uncovers the world’s most horrifying haunts. He reveals the gravest of locations through spine-chilling firsthand accounts, eerie re-enactments and eye-opening interviews

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Attack on vendor affects website of Arizona court system

PHOENIX (AP) — A internet interruption resulting from a ransomware attack on a hosting provider has limited functionality of the Arizona state court system’s webpage for most of this week, according to the vendor and court officials.

The court system acknowledged the continuing problem in a brief notice on the judicial branch’s homepage, which on Friday did not display the normal full array of content.

The vendor,, said it had an “unscheduled service interruption” that began Monday and continued into Friday.

“On Nov.16, the environment was attacked by a coordinated ransomware campaign,” the company said in an online notice posted Friday. “To ensure the integrity of our customers’ data, the limited number of impacted sites were immediately taken offline. Upon further investigation and out of an abundance of caution, we took down our entire system to ensure further customer sites were not compromised,”

The company said it

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Ezra Klein leaves Vox, the website he founded, for New York Times, in a digital media A-list exodus

Klein, 36, left The Post in 2014 to start Vox with two colleagues, Melissa Bell and Matthew Yglesias. The site — which publishes analytical reported articles explaining everything from Boeing’s issues with its 737 Max jet to Hunter Biden’s Ukrainian connections — is part of a constellation of specialized news-and-commentary sites owned by Vox Media, including SB Nation (sports), Curbed (real estate) and Eater (food). Vox is based in Washington and New York.

Despite multimillion-dollar investments from Wall Street firms and traditional media companies, many of the top names in digital media have struggled to realize the profits once imagined from the epochal transition from traditional print and broadcast media to the online kind. This has led to layoffs, waning of capital investment and a broad industry retrenchment.

Fierce competition for advertising and subscriber dollars, high overhead and more recently the pandemic have made it difficult to reap large returns.

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What is Chromium? A guide to Google’s open-source software project, which runs some of the world’s most popular internet browsers

a screen shot of an open laptop computer sitting on top of a table: This computer is running Microsoft Edge, a Chromium-based browser. Microsoft

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This computer is running Microsoft Edge, a Chromium-based browser. Microsoft

  • Chromium is an important piece of software that helps run some of the most popular internet browsers in the world, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
  • You can also download Chromium and use it as its own internet browser, but it’s not stable and is missing many of the features present in modern browsers.
  • Chromium is open-source, meaning that anyone can take the software and make their own program using it.
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Chromium, first released by Google in 2008, is one of the most popular software projects in the world. A vast majority of internet users use Chromium in some way — it’s the software unpinning both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.


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The reason that Chromium is so popular is that it’s open-source, meaning that anyone can use

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The Internet Archive Preserves Flash Animations and Games

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Adobe is killing Flash by the end of 2020, but Flash animations and games will live on.

The Internet Archive is using an in-development Flash emulator called Ruffle to help users play historical Flash items in their browsers without having to use a plugin. The emulator isn’t perfect, but it can run a large number of Flash animations smoothly. 

Here are some of the best Flash items in the Archive’s collection, and here’s a more extensive collection of the hundreds of items uploaded so far. 

As the Internet Archive explains, Flash emerged (alongside Shockwave) in the early 1990s amid a need for animation, sound, and greater audio/video flexibility in webpages.

“Flash had many things going for it—the ability to compress down significantly made it a big advantage in the dial-up web era. It could also shift playback quality to adjust to a wide variety of machines,” Jason

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Best computer monitors 2020 | CNN Underscored

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Remote working and schooling has become the norm for many of us this past year — and there’s a good chance we’ll be continuing to do so for a bit longer. After upgrading your work-from-home digs with a more comfortable chair or a standing desk, the next addition you should consider is a larger secondary monitor.

Screen constraint can hamper anyone’s workflow. Who hasn’t wasted precious time trying to find that one spreadsheet buried beneath 15 other open applications on an oh-so-small laptop screen? A full-size monitor lets you multitask without having to constantly scroll through different windows and allows you to neatly arrange them all right in front of you.

We’ve been testing seven of the highest-rated monitors over the past month to find the best, which we ultimately whittled down to three top picks:

  • Best overall computer monitor: Lenovo L24q-30 Monitor ($169.99, originally $199.99;
  • Best
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Homes for sale in towns with municipal Internet service




LOT SIZE 0.25 acre

BEDROOMS 2 BATHS 1 full, 1 half

LAST SOLD FOR $320,000 in 2014

PROS This cheery blue 1945 Cape sits on a spacious lot in Braintree, where residents can get 100 megabits per second Internet service for $39.95 a month. Enter right into the open dining and living room, the latter of which features a deep blue accent wall. A sunny family room or office off the living room has sliders to a patio and side yard. Past a full bath in back, the kitchen has oak cabinets and access to the deck and large driveway. Two carpeted bedrooms, one with double closets, share a half bath on the second floor, while laundry is in the basement. CONS No tub or shower upstairs; no garage.

Jeff Weiss, In REM Real Estate, 617-651-0245,

36 1ST Street, Norwood.
36 1ST Street, Norwood.
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