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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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Windows Solitaire inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Enlarge Microsoft The classic Windows game Solitaire has joined such landmarks as Doom, Tetris, and World of Warcraft in being inducted into the Strong Museum of Play’s World Video Game Hall of Fame. The award recognizes Solitaire‘s role as a significant part of gaming’s history. Solitaire was first bundled with Windows 3.0. Much like the other notable bundled […]

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New documentary has a good time asking how gene editing might change the world

Enlarge / An artist’s representation of a Cas9 protein immediately interrupting and changing a living creature’s genes. Wonder Collaborative Here’s a poorly kept secret: the internal chatter at a given research and scientific institution is typically more interesting than what emerges on the public record. Published papers and newspaper interviews don’t come with the banter, […]

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Tim Berners-Lee says World Wide Web must emerge from ‘adolescence’

(Reuters) — The fraying World Wide Web needs to rediscover its strengths and grow into maturity, its designer Tim Berners-Lee said on Monday, marking the 30th anniversary of the collaborative software project his supervisor initially dubbed “vague but exciting”. Speaking to reporters at CERN, the physics research center outside Geneva where he invented the web, […]

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The New New World: Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Emulate China’s WeChat. Can It?

Advertisement Supported by The New New World Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Emulate China’s WeChat. Can It? ImageMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, is facing questions on how a change toward private messaging would affect the social network’s business.CreditCreditMarcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press By Li Yuan March 7, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — As Mark Zuckerberg begins shifting […]