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Twitter updates level the playing field for emoji character counts
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Twitter announced today on its developer forum that all emojis will count evenly toward the platform's maximum 280 character limit. Before this update, various modifiers such as gender and skin tone caused certain emojis to use up more characters tha…

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Sea Level Rise Already Causing Billions in Home Value To Disappear
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Sea level rise may seem like a far-off threat, but a growing number of new studies, including one out this week, shows that real estate markets have already started responding to increased flooding risks by reducing prices of vulnerable homes. From a report: According to a new report by the nonprofit First Street Foundation, housing […]

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This home theater recreates the multiplex with a level of detail you won't believe     – CNET
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Vernon wanted his home theater to look like a real movie theater. Check out how he achieved that on a modest budget in this installment of CNET’s Show Us Yours.

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Scientists validate theory of relativity on galactic level
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Einstein's theory of general relativity is rather important when it's crucial to the modern understandings of the universe and technology like satellites. But does it hold up with something as vast as a galaxy? Thanks to researchers, we know the an…

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PC Shipments Hit the Lowest Level In a Decade
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PC shipments are at the lowest levels since 2007. From a report: Gartner said this week that the PC market declined 4.3 percent during the second quarter. The research company said that shipments were at the “lowest quarter volume since 2007,” noting the market dropped for the 11th quarter in a row. The report is […]

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How Long Until Sea Level Rise Prevents Inauguration From Happening in DC?
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Donald Trump was excited about hosting the inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial. So excited, in fact, he bragged that he “didn’t know if it has been done before.” It has, of course—both of his predecessors had an event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Trump is also excited about burning fossil fuels like coal […]

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CenturyLink To Buy Level 3 For $34 Billion, Create a More Formidable Competitor To AT&T
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In what is seen as a move to build a more formidable competitor to AT&T, rival CenturyLink today announced it is buying Level 3 Communications for about $34 billion in cash and stock. From a report on Bloomberg: Both companies have amassed giant networks to haul internet traffic through deals over the years. Level 3 […]

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Spam Hits Its Highest Level Since 2010
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Long-time Slashdot reader coondoggie quotes Network World: Spam is back in a big way — levels that have not been seen since 2010 in fact. That’s according to a blog post from Cisco Talos that stated the main culprit of the increase is largely the handiwork of the Necurs botnet… “Many of the host IPs […]

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Fluorescence Is Like A Rave At the Molecular Level
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Ever wonder why your highlighters glow in the dark? How about glow sticks at a rave? Our world is full of glowing objects that awe us even into adulthood, and their existence is easily explained. Read more…

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