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These Influencers Aren’t Flesh and Blood, Yet Millions Follow Them

The kiss between Bella Hadid and Miquela Sousa, part of a Calvin Klein commercial last month, struck many viewers as unrealistic, even offensive. Ms. Hadid, a supermodel, identifies as heterosexual, and the ad sparked complaints that Calvin Klein was deceiving customers with a sham lesbian encounter. The fashion company apologized for “queerbaiting” after the 30-second […]

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These 5 Android phones made our list of the best smartphones in the world – and they all still have a headphone jack

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Samsung Galaxy S10e. The standard headphone jack has become a rare find on most smartphones in 2019. Since Apple nixed it from its smartphones starting with the iPhone 7 in 2016, many other major smartphone makers have followed suit. Many of these companies offer consumers three simple alternatives: use a dongle […]

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These firms promise high-tech ransomware solutions—but typically just pay hackers

Enlarge / Cryptolocker was one of the ransomware pioneers, bringing together file encryption and bitcoin payment. Christiaan Colen / Flickr This story was originally published by ProPublica. It appears here under a Creative Commons license. From 2015 to 2018, a strain of ransomware known as SamSam paralyzed computer networks across North America and the UK […]

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Sony might have killed the PlayStation Vita, but these games showed off its peak potential

“Gravity Rush”/Sony“Gravity Rush” was originally a PlayStation Vita exclusive, but was remastered for PlayStation 4.&quotGravity Rush”/Sony Sony discontinued production of the PlayStation Vita in March 2019, bringing the lifespan of this  portable video game console to a close. Released worldwide in February 2012, the Vita was the successor to the PlayStation Portable, but failed to […]