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A quiet addition to the latest version of Google’s Chrome browser has got swathes of the internet crowing in jubilation. The reason for all this joy? Dark mode. Dark mode, or dark theme, is a light-on-dark colour scheme. Imagine a standard text document with black text against the white background of the digital page. In dark mode, the text becomes white and the page becomes dark. Aficionados are quick to point out, however, that the mode is not just a simple inversion. Android’s dark mode, for instance, uses grey text on a dark background. Advertisement. But Google isn’t the first firm to jump on the dark mode bandwagon. Twitter, which is working to rectify criticisms that their dark mo... Full story

11 July