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Selfies show worm slithered through woman’s face for 2 weeks

Enlarge / Doctors were able to extract the worm, a D. repens. (credit: Kartashev and Simon) A 32-year-old woman who visited a rural area outside of Moscow returned home with a surprising stowaway—in her face. And it was a restless one at that, according to a short report published this week...

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More details leak on “Snapdragon 1000,” Qualcomm’s chip for Windows 10 laptops

Enlarge (credit: Qualcomm) Details of the SDM1000, tentatively named Snapdragon 1000, a new Qualcomm chip built for Windows 10 laptops, have started to trickle out. Microsoft's development of Windows 10 for ARM has seen the company partner with chip company Qualcomm. The first Windows 10 on ARM m...

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Tesla to cut nearly 20 percent of its SolarCity installation locations

Enlarge / Close-up of logo for Tesla Solar, a home solar power generation solution offered by Tesla Motors, San Ramon, California, March 28, 2018. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) Tesla is planning to close 13 or 14 solar installation locations that were set up...

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Valve revamps its next controller, should make using hands in VR feel way cooler [Updated]

Valve's march toward launching new virtual reality video games—perhaps up to three of them—got more interesting on Thursday with the announcement of an update to the company's next official piece of VR hardware. After a quiet 2016 unveil...

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Switch-hacking trolls reportedly loading pornographic profile pictures

Enlarge / A shot of the leaked DevMenu tool that lets users upload custom profile pictures on the Switch. (credit: Mizumi / Twitter) Nintendo only lets users choose from a limited number of preset profile pictures (or custom-made Miis) for their online avatar on the Switch network. So at least on...

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Google Finally Launches a Podcasts App on Android

After years of ignoring the medium, Google is finally taking podcasting seriously. To that end, the company has released a standalone app called Google Podcasts. Which, as you may have guessed from the name, is an app dedicated to podcasts. What Is Google Podcasts? In a nutshell, Google Podcasts let...

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The Best Linux Laptop: System76 Galago Pro vs. Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition

Linux PCs are often a do-it-yourself (DIY) venture. However, many vendors are starting to provide pre-built Linux laptops and desktops. System76’s Galago Pro and Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition remain top picks among the bevy of Linux laptops on the market. Learn about both System76 Gala...

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7 Hidden Calibre Features That’ll Help You Manage Your Ebooks Better

Calibre might not be the most polished app in the world, but it’s definitely the best software for managing your ebook collection. It ticks all the right boxes: it’s free, there aren’t any ads, and it boasts a vast number of powerful features. Sadly, many of those features fly unde...

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The 7 Best GitHub Alternatives for Hosting Your Project’s Source Code

Ever since Microsoft purchased GitHub, many people have been searching for alternative places to host and share their code. Is switching from GitHub absolutely necessary? Probably not. But Microsoft brings with it a reputation for the occasional takeover disaster, as well as some privacy concerns. S...

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How to Send Free SMS Texts From a PC Using Android Messages

Apps for texting from your PC like MightyText and Pushbullet always come up when discussing ways to send SMS messages from your PC. But they tend to limit your monthly texts unless you pay for a costly Pro subscription. Pulse, one of the best alternative apps to SMS text messaging, lets you text fro...


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